Teyana Taylor Has a New Gig

If rumors are to be believed, singer and wanna-be actress Teyana Taylor has been cast to play the role of Diana Ross in the upcoming film ‘Blondie: The Florence Ballard Story.’

This news comes straight from journalist Peter Benjaminson, who authored ‘The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard,’ the book from which the film will be based on.

Benjaminson says the title role of Florence will be played by singer Terry Dexter, with supporting roles to be played by Lahman Rucker (Tommy Chapmen- Florence’s Husband), Kandi Burress (Maxine Ballard- Florence’s Sister) and Billy Dee Williams (Rev. C.L. Franklin– Preacher, Civil Rights Activist, Aretha Franklin’s Father).

Previous reports of Faith Evans and Jurnee Smollett playing the role of Florence are true according to Benjaminson. However, he doesn’t say why the role was eventually passed on to Dexter.

Teyana Taylor Invites You Into “Her Room”

Budding singer, actress and all around socialite, Teyana Taylor, has just released the viral video for her female take on Drake’s new single “Marvin’s Room.”

Titled “Her Room,” Teyana says her version is meant to uplift and tell the side of a break-up from a woman’s point video.

The clip is directed by TAJ, and features a scantily clad Teyana doing all she can to give Ciara some competition in best body department.

Give the video a once over below and let us know what you think.

Teyana Taylor Samples Drake

Teyana Taylor’s emotional response to Drake’s new single “Marvin’s Room,” made the 20 year old singer a trending topic on Twitter after she performed the single via a live Ustream.

Teyana responded to the positive feedback she got about “Her Room” via Twitter, saying “I made ‘Her Room’ for the ladies to relate too! Feel it is ok to cry!”

Give the single a listen below and let us know what you think.

Teyana Taylor’s Tribal Chic

Singer Teyana Taylor went tribal for her latest photo shoot for Vibe Online. The 20 year old budding actress, who has a starring role in Tyler Perry’s upcoming film “Madea’s Big Happy Family,” was photographed wearing African, Lebanese and Indian inspired prints by Tribal Minx. If anyone was ever worthy of a modeling contract it is Teyana. This girl looks good in anything and has a genuine style of her own that adds to her urban girl next door flavor.

Teyana Taylor Inks New Record Deal

According to a recent interview she did with Vibe magazine, singer Teyana Taylor may be on the verge of signing with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D record label. Teyana released her first single “Google Me” back in 2007 and was originally signed to Pharell’s Star Trak label. However, no official album was ever released and the singer’s once promising career was quickly brought to a halt.
In the years since “GM” Teyana has become more of a socialite and fashionista, best known for her sense of style and close ties to Chris Brown, rather than for her music. Collaboration on Kanye’s “Dark Fantasy” album last year, however, have since put the focus back on Teyana’s musical abilities.

“Something big just happened to me,” Teyana tells VIBE from the Mercer Hotel in New York City. “It was a big meeting.”

She continues: “I’m in a good situation, good songs, with some good people… good dudes… capital G-O-O-D.”

And while Taylor wouldn’t confirm that she officially signed with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music imprint, the proof is in the pudding.

“Tonight is probably the best night. To get to vibe with amazing people—people that you look up to and for them to want your opinion and input, I think is really dope. Tonight is a very, very, very very amazing night for me,” she continues. “They might not understand it but they definitely going to respect it.”

VIBE has now confirmed that Teyana is currently laying vocals for Jay and Kanye West’s first collaborative project, Watch The Throne.

Pictured above: Teyana at Jessica Rosenblum’s Annual Belated Birthday Celebration.

Teyana Taylor Promotes ‘Dope Lips’

Like many other celebs, teen socialite Teyana Taylor has decided to try her hand at designing — Lip gloss that is. At least it’s an unsaturated field, right? The official site is still under construction, and the Dope Lips lip gloss won’t even hit stores until next year (2010). My main reason for doing this post is because Teyana recently posted these fab pics of herself modeling and promoting her latest business venture — DOPE LIPS.

Love love love these photos!

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Preview: Teyana’s Taylor’s ‘Santa Baby’ VH1 Divas Performance


Teyana Taylor Performs ‘Santa Baby’ for VH1 Christmas Special

With their Divas Live: Unsilent Night special set to air tonight, VH1 is giving fans a preview of what they can expect, via Teyana Taylor’s scorching performance of the Christmas classic Santa Baby. VH1 promises a holiday special unlike anything fans have seen before, and based on this performance from Teyana, and pics I have seen from Mariah’s performance, I think it’s safe to say Christmas might be a bit x-rated this year.
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Teyana & Teairra Take Kontrol

Check out the magazine cover that absolutely everyone is talking about. Can you say Fierce? Teyana Taylor and Teairra Mari brought the hotness for Kontrol Magazine’s “Rock & Romance” issue. Teyanna in particular is looking amazing and has so much untapped talent it isn’t even funny. Hopefully 2010 will be this beautiful Brown Sista’s breakout year.

Teyana & Meagan Do Fashion Swim Week

The Raleigh Hotel in South Beach, Florida has been the focus of the fashion world all week long as the swimming pool in the hotel has served as the catwalk for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. The oddly named fashion event, which is in it’s fourth year, showcases swimwear collections from some the hottest designers and often has celebrity models walking the catwalk. This year was no different as up and coming singer Teyana Taylor not only performed at the event, but took to the runway as well to model swimsuits by Diesel. Other celebrities rumored to be walking the catwalk in various swimwear shows include, singer Rihanna and actresses Victoria Rowell and Elise Neal, both of whom are over 40.
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