Maria Borges Named Brand Ambassador for L’Oréal Paris
Model Maria Borges is L’Oréal Paris’ newest Brand Ambassador. The 24-year old Angolan beauty announced the news earlier this week via her Facebook page, writing “This means the world to me. I believe in the beauty of diversity and the empowering message that a girl who started from the bottom can become an international symbol of beauty and grace. I can’t thank L’Oréal enough for the opportunity. We are all truly worth it.”
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.
Keyshia Cole Releases ‘You’ Video
Keyshia Cole has just released the official video for You, the debut single from her upcoming seventh studio album 11:11 Reset. The Benny Boom-directed clip features the singer taking revenge on her cheating lover in a myriad of ways, including strapping him to a chair and throwing him off a balcony. Add in Remy Ma and French Montana to keep the revenge plot going and all in all you have the makings of a pretty enjoyable video. Can’t say You is exactly what I wanted from Keyshia as a return single, but the video makes me like it just a little bit more. We even get a bit of believable acting from Keyshia in the beginning.
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.