First Listen: ‘Remember Me’ by Jennifer Hudson
Singer Jennifer Hudson quietly released a new single earlier this week titled Remember Me. The track will reportedly serve as the official lead single from Jennifer’s upcoming fourth solo album, her first under Epic Records and the combined tutelage of L.A. Reid and Clive Davis. You can purchase or stream the single now via Apple Music and Spotify. You can also catch Jennifer performing Remember Me live for the first time on tonight’s episode of The Voice UK.
Casting Chronicles: Simone Missick to Star in ‘Jinn’
Actress Simone Missick has landed her first post-Luke Cage film role. According to Hollywood Black Renaissance, Missick has signed on to star in Jinn, writer Nijla Mu’min’s coming-of-age drama about a young girl whose life is turned upside down when her mother abruptly converts to Islam.
Tribeca Film Festival to Screen Whitney Houston Documentary
Whitney. Can I Be Me, a new documentary about the tumultuous life of singer Whitney Houston, is to debut at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The project is the brainchild of director Nick Broomfield, who has previously helmed documentaries on Sarah Palin, Curt Cobain and rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur.
Braxton Family Values Set to Return with All New Episodes
WEtv’s hit reality series Braxton Family Values is set to return for the second half of their explosive fifth season on March 16th. Issues to be explored in the final five episodes include Towanda and Andre’s on-going divorce and custody battle, Toni’s super secretive-relationship with rapper Birdman, Trina’s ever-expanding business, and the sister’s continued hostility towards their father’s new wife, who will make an appearance on the show and meet the sisters for the first time.
Vanessa Simmons to Launch New Fashion Line
Vanessa Simmons is set to launch a new clothing line at next month’s Los Angeles Fashion Week. The Queen Boss judge gushed about her new venture while attending Thursday night’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards. According to Vanessa, she’ll be teaming up with Candice Cuoco, a former Project Runway finalist whose had previous collections shown at both London and Paris Fashion Weeks.
Keke Palmer Joins ‘Berlin Station’ Cast
Keke Palmer is joining season two of the Epix series Berlin Station as a series regular. The Scream Queens star will reportedly play April Lewis, an ambitious case manager assigned to the Berlin Station on her first assignment. The series centers on a CIA office in the midst of an investigation involving a notorious whistleblower.
Syfy Taps Yvette Nicole Brown to Host ‘Cosplay Melee’
Actress Yvette Nicole Brown is set to host the upcoming Syfy series Cosplay Melee. The self-professed fandom geek and regular on The Talking Dead, will kick off her hosting duties when the hour-long series debuts next month, March 21st.