Maybe, Maybe Not: Janet Jackson and Wisam al Mana Split
Have Janet Jackson and husband of five years, Wissam al Mana, parted ways just months after welcoming their first child? Well, if online reports are to be believed, they have. Everyone from People magazine to US Weekly are claiming Janet left Wissam due to his overbearing ways and push for her to convert to Islam.
Video: ‘LA’ by Dawn Richard + Redemption Tour
Singer Dawn Richard is heading back out on the road. Via Facebook, the former Danity Kane and Diddy Dirty Money singer announced plans to kick off a short summer tour in support of her 2016 Redemption album. The seven-city excursion kicks off July 13th in Detroit and wraps up July 22nd in Brooklyn. Other stops include Toronto, Boston, Portland, Philadelphia and the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago.
Nia Long to Play Jaden Smith’s Mom in ‘Life in a Year’ Film
Actress Nia Long is set to join her Empire co-star Terrence Howard in the upcoming Will Smith-produced drama Life in a Year. The project is a starring vehicle for Will’s son Jaden, who will play a teenager (Daryn) coming to grips with the cancer diagnosis of his girlfriend, set to be played by model Cara Delevigne. Nia will play Catherine, the spouse of Howard’s no-nonsense patriarch and supportive mother of Daryn.
Rihanna Loves Chopard Collection to Debut at Cannes
Shine bright like a diamond; Rihanna to debut Chopard jewelry collection at Cannes Film Festival. Fresh off of her Puma x Fenty showing at Paris Fashion Week, Swiss jewelry brand, Chopard, have announced a new collaboration with the Diamonds singer to be unveiled at next month’s Cannes Film Festival.
Golden Brooks Joins ‘The Darkest Minds’ Cast
Actress Golden Brooks is set to join Amandla Stenberg in the upcoming Fox thriller The Darkest Minds. Based on the trilogy of young adult novels by Alexandra Bracken, the film follows a group of teens who develop supernatural abilities after a pandemic wipes out most of the planet’s adult population. Brooks will reportedly play Molly Daly, the mother of Amandla’s character, Ruby.
Brandy to Resprise Roxie Hart Role
With her BET comedy Zoe Ever After officially canceled and her stint on this season’s My Kitchen Rules about to come to an end, singer and actress Brandy is heading back to Broadway to reprise a familiar role. According to published reports, the Vocal Bible will once again take on the role of Roxie Hart in the Kennedy Center’s upcoming production of Chicago.
New York & Company Unveils ‘Being Mary Jane’ Clothing Line
Gabrielle Union is getting her own fashion line, courtesy of her new job as Brand Ambassador for New York & Company’s 7th Avenue Design Studio. According to published reports, Gabrielle will launch an exclusive line with NY&C inspired by her Being Mary Jane character: Mary Jane Paul; followed by another namesake collection to be unveiled in August.