Xscape Reality Show in the Works
After an almost twenty-year hiatus, the members of popular 90’s girl group, Xscape, are reuniting for their own reality show on BravoTV. Kandi Burruss, LaTosha Scott, Tamika Scott and Tiny Harris announced their new venture last week, while promoting their upcoming appearance at this year’s Essence Music Festival.
First Look: Strength of a Woman Video
Singer Mary J. Blige employed a bit of eclectic promotion for the premiere of her Strength of a Woman video over the weekend. In a collaboration absolutely no one saw coming, Mary teamed up with TNT to feature the women of their new series Claws prominently throughout the visual.
Regina King and Dana Dane Team Up for Cinderfella Film
Emmy-winning actress and director Regina King is teaming up with legendary rapper Dana Dane to turn his 1987 hit Cinderfella into a modern-day hip-hop opera. For those of you unfamiliar with the rap classic, Cinderfella tells the story of a guy from Brooklyn who’s treated badly by his two step-brothers. In swoops his fairy godfather, Hurb, who eventually saves the day just in time for the big house party. But instead of glass slippers, Hurb treats Cinderfella to a fresh pair of sneakers.
Mary J. Blige to Pay Estranged Husband Spousal Support
At her most recent divorce hearing, singer Mary J. Blige was ordered by a judge to pay her estranged husband, Kendu Isaacs, $30,000 a month in temporary spousal support. The bright side, if you can imagine there is one, is that the figure is significantly less than the $130,000 a month Isaacs was originally asking for.
Sevyn Streeter Unveils ‘Girl Disrupted’ Album Cover
It’s been a long time coming, but finally, Sevyn Streeter is ready to release her debut album, Girl Disrupted. Via her various social media pages, the Fallen singer just unveiled the project’s gorgeous cover art, track-listing, and release date of July 7th.
Janet Jackson to Film Netflix Reality Show
Singer Janet Jackson has inked a deal with Netflix to appear in an upcoming fly-on-the-wall type reality show.
Via a 10-episode docu-series titled Simply Janet, the 51-year old pop icon will reportedly give fans a glimpse into her life as she prepares to kick off her State of the World tour, all while juggling first-time mommy-hood and the emotional fall-out from her recent separation from third husband, Wissam Al Mana.
Janelle Monae to Appear in Amazon Original Series
Janelle Monae is set to make a guest appearance in the upcoming sci-fi series Electric Dreams. The 31-year old Yoga singer will reportedly appear in an episode titled Autofac, alongside Jay Paulson, David Lyons and Juno Temple. Electric Dreams is based on a collection of short stories by award-winning novelist Philip K. Dick, and will kick off its ten-episode freshman season later this fall via Amazon Prime.
Gabrielle Union to Produce ‘Breaking In’ Drama
Gabrielle Union is set to return to the big screen early next year. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Being Mary Jane actress will star in and executive-produce the upcoming home invasion thriller Breaking In. The Will Packer production will reportedly begin shooting this fall, and follows the travails of a single mother who turns the tables on her attackers after they break into her home.