Eve Officially Joins ‘The Talk’ as Co-Host
Life is apparently imitating art for raptress Eve Jeffers-Cooper. After playing a talk show host on the now-canceled VH1 series Daytime Divas, the Philadelphia native is now set to co-host an actual talk show, having been asked by CBS to replace the departing Aisha Tyler on their popular daytime chat-fest The Talk.
Teyana & Iman Coming to VH1
Singer Teyana Taylor has confirmed previous rumors of her and husband Iman Shumpert starring in their own reality show. Earlier today the couple talked about their reasons for entering the world of reality television, including their desire to be a shining example of modern black love.
Brandy Joins ‘Star’ Cast
Brandy is returning to television for a multi-episodic arc on Fox’s music drama Star, the network announced Friday. The Wanna Be Down singer will reportedly play Charlotta Brown’s (Queen Latifah) younger sister, Cassie. Fox also announced the addition of Patti Labelle, who will be playing their mother, Christine. Episodes featuring the two music veterans are set to start airing next spring when the series returns from its extended winter hiatus.
Michelle Williams Candle Collection
Singer Michelle Williams is expanding her Believe at Home décor line. The former DC3 member will soon add scented soy candles to her already popular collection of bedding and linens. Michelle announced the news to fans herself via Instagram, saying her latest creation would be “coming soon.”
Mary J. Blige and Laurieann Gibson Join Forces
Singer Mary J. Blige is set to produce 8 Count, a new Fox drama inspired by the life and career of choreographer Laurieann Gibson. According to published reports, the hour-long series will be a music-fueled look into the life a young dancer who must join forces with an up-and-coming singer in order to salvage her fledgling career.
Aja Naomi King is ‘A Girl from Mogadishu’
Actress Aja Naomi King has been cast to star in the upcoming film A Girl from Mogadishu. The How to Get Away with Murder star will portray Ifrah Ahmed, a young Somali woman who went on to become an acclaimed author and activist after escaping her war-torn country and the atrocities of female genital mutilation.
Jill Marie Jones Joins ‘Boo!’ Cast
Actress Jill Marie Jones has been added to the cast of the upcoming Midland Entertainment horror flick Boo!. The former Ash vs Evil Dead co-star joins previously announced cast members Dwight Henry (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Charley Palmer Rothwell (My Name is Lenny), and Moonlight’s Jaden Piner.
Keyshia Cole 11:11 Reset Album Sales
The world of R&B music continues to be a tough place for women these days. Outside of Beyonce and Rihanna, few sistas seem capable of reaching Gold status, much less Platinum. It seems like only yesterday women like Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston were helping us dominate the charts; whereas, today, we are officially outsiders.