New Music: ‘Patterns’ by Brandy
Via her Instagram page, R&B diva Brandy just blessed fans with a snippet of what is presumably new music she’s been working on for her upcoming album. With only the caption “#Patterns” accompanying the video, we’re going to assume that’s the title of the song- which is giving us all kinds of Angel in Disguise type vibes.
Kelly Rowland Book Tour
Singer Kelly Rowland is hitting the road. The former DC3 member will reportedly embark on a cross-country book tour in support of Whoa, Baby!, her recently published self-help guide for new mothers. Initial stops include the Barnes & Noble in Tribeca on April 12th, Bookends in Ridgewood, New Jersey on April 13th and the Barnes & Noble at the Grove in Los Angeles on the 19th.
Jennifer Hudson: ‘Remember Me’ Video
Singer Jennifer Hudson is back with the video for her new single Remember Me. The track is the first from the Oscar winner’s upcoming fourth solo album and first under Epic Records and the combined tutelage of Clive Davis and producer L.A. Reid. Jennifer signed with the label back in 2015 and has been hard at work on her debut ever since. She’s reportedly been in the studio with everyone from Diane Warren to Pharrell Williams and is set to release the project sometime this year.
Can You Imagine Jill Scott as Olivia Pope?
With the 100th episode of Scandal set to air this Thursday, cast and crew were recently brought together by the Hollywood Reporter to discuss what it took to bring the controversial political drama to network television. It was of course no shock to hear ABC wanted the part of Olivia Pope to be played by a white woman, despite the character being inspired by real-life African American political fixer Judy Smith. What was a bit shocking, however, were some of the names being thrown about to play Olivia once the network agreed to the casting of a black woman.
LeToya Luckett Unveils ‘Back 2 Life’ Cover Art
The release of LeToya Luckett’s third solo album is just around the corner. Via her various social media pages, the singer just unveiled the project’s name: Back 2 Life, cover art: shown above, release date: May 12th, and tracklisting: shown below.
Rumor: Chicago Med Renewed + Full Cast to Return
While no official announcement has been made yet, it’s pretty much a given (according to Variety) that Yaya DaCosta’s hit NBC series Chicago Med will be returning for a third season. Among its scripted shows, the hospital-based drama is NBC’s sixth highest rated in demo (avg 1.26), third highest rated in total viewership (avg 6.7 mil.) and is part of Dick Wolf’s always reliable ‘Chicago’ franchise.
Tika Sumpter Shows off Baby Ella on Instagram
Fans hoping to get a glimpse of Tika Sumpetr’s new born daughter Ella-Loren are in luck. The Haves and Have Nots actress recently took to Instagram to show off her bundle of joy as part of Baby Dove’s new #RealMoms campaign.”Happy mommy, happy baby,” Tika captioned the photo above. “Being a working mom in Hollywood can be tough- the long days, the travel. But I’m doing what I love and that makes me a better mom to her. I’m proud to join @BabyDoveUS to celebrate all the #realmoms trusting the choices they make for themselves and their babies.”