‘Being Mary Jane’ Canceled by BET
Actress Gabrielle Union is set to become a free agent once again. The Being Mary Jane star will reportedly be hanging up her teleprompter after season five, according to a press release issued earlier today by BET. The network says they’ll be ending their once popular show with a two-hour tele-film, set to air next fall.
Keyshia Cole Debuts ‘Incapable’ Video
Singer Keyshia Cole is back with the visual for her new single Incapable. The track is the second to be released from the singer’s upcoming 11:11 Reset album, due out October 20th. Keyshia co-directed the video with longtime collaborator Mike Ho, who she says always comes up with “amazing and realistic treatments.”
Janelle Monae to Star in Amazon’s ‘Electric Dreams’
As previously reported, singer Janelle Monae is set to appear in Electric Dreams, an Amazon-produced anthology series based on the writings of author Philip K. Dick. The sci-fi feature will air ten stand-alone episodes, including one titled Autofac, which will star Janelle as a beautiful android-like character named Alexis.
First Look: Deadwood Video by Toni Braxton
Singer Toni Braxton has just unveiled the video for her new single Deadwood. The track is the first to be released from her upcoming Sex & Cigarettes album, which is tentatively set for an early 2018 release. Toni re-united with longtime creative director Billie Woodruff for the visual, which features the singer performing before a black-and-white backdrop of cityscapes and sexy men.
Jill Scott Joins ‘Black Lightning’ Cast
Singer Jill Scott is returning to television. The three-time Grammy winner will reportedly play the villainous Lady Eve in the upcoming CW drama Black Lightning. The DC Comics character is described as a funeral parlor owner who quickly becomes the adversary of the show’s protagonist (Black Lightning) as she is revealed to be the bridge between the underworld and a secret group of corrupt leaders.
Nilotica Shea Butter: A Gift from the Gods
While I know the world seems to be madly in love with Shea Butter right now. I myself have never really been fond of the stuff. Unless it is whipped and scented, I tend to avoid Shea Butter and products that contain it. Aside from the obvious smell, which is kinda woodsy and smoky, Shea Butter is extremely hard, making it difficult to work it, whether you’re using it on your body as a part of your natural hair routine.
Teyana Taylor Joins ‘Hit the Floor’ Cast
The opportunities just keep rolling in for Teyana Taylor. Just days after news of her shooting a new reality show broke, we get word the triple-threat has snagged yet another high profile acting gig. Via the Hollywood Reporter, Teyana is set to join the upcoming season of VH1’s popular dance drama Hit the Floor.
‘Bluebird of Happiness’ First Week Sales
The numbers are in, and sadly, R&B music continues to take a beating on the charts. According to Hits Daily Double, Tamar Braxton’s Bluebird of Happiness album may fail to debut inside the top then, thanks in part to sales of less than 10,000 copies.