Anika Noni Rose Joins the Cast of “Power”

ANIKA NONI ROSE JOINS THE CAST OF POWERActress Anika Noni Rose is set to join the cast of Power when it returns for its third season next spring. Anika will reportedly play the role of LaVerne Thomas, a streetwise beat cop from Ghost and Tommy’s former neighborhood.

Anika’s arc is set to last throughout season three, which recently went into production. Other names reportedly coming on board for season three include Basketball Wives: LA star Drea Michelle, Queen Latifah and Jermaine Dupri.
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Anika Noni Rose Lands Lead Role in New CBS Pilot

ANIKA NONI ROSE FOR JUSTICE ON CBS

“Dreamgirls” actress, Anika Noni Rose, is the latest Brown Sista to secure an acting gig during this busy pilot season.

According to online reports, Anika will helm the new CBS civil rights drama “For Justice,” which is based on James Patterson’s debut crime novel “The Thomas Berryman Number.” The pilot is being written by “Law & Order” alum Rene Belcher and lensed by Selma director Ava DuVernay.
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The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Jill Scott & Anika Noni Rose Have you guys been watching Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose’s new HBO drama, The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency? The show first aired two weeks ago and I have seen repeats of each episode about 20 times. I watch very little television, mostly news and HGTV, so having an adult show I can watch and enjoy is truly a pleasure. Jill Scott is truly an amazing actress- just in case anyone thinks her performance in “Why Did I Get Married” was just a fluke. Anika Noni Rose is also amazing in her role as Jill’s secretary. Anika is such an underrated actress. She keeps getting cast alongside well known singers so attention for her is always rather sparse. Still, she owns each role she plays and just like in Dreamgirls, her comedic and sweet nature totally saves the day.
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Style Stealer: Anika Noni Rose vs. Holly Robinson Peete

Actress Holly Robinson Peete attended Thursday night’s NAACP Award show, wearing a lovely sequined Naeem Khan dress, which granted her a spot on my ‘Top 10 Best Dressed At The NAACP Image Awards‘. She paired her dress with a metallic clutch, and pewter peep-toe pumps. Tony Award-winning actress, Anika Noni Rose, a brown sista well-known for her role as a Dream Girl in the 2006 movie Dream Girls, first wore the same back-less designer dress last year at an after party. She also paired her outfit well with silver slingback open-toe sandals.

* Who wore it best?

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Teaser: Disney’s “Frog Princess” Makes Her Debut


We’ve been hearing about Disney’s first Black princess for a while now, and today the studio giant finally released a brief teaser trailer that introduces us to both princess and frog in the animated Princess and the Frog. The story is described as “a fairy tale centered on a young girl named Princess Tiana who lives in New Orleans’ French Quarter during the Jazz Age.” Princess Tiana is voiced by Dreamgirl Anika Noni Rose and the film is tentatively slated to hit movie theaters on Christmas Day 2009.
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Anika Noni Rose Heads Back To Broadway

Anika Noni Rose Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, who is probably best known for her role as Lorrell in the hit movie Dreamgirls, has landed the lead role in a Broadway classic her fellow Dreamgirl, Beyonce, was once in talks to star in herself. As you all remember, I posted an article here some months ago about an all Black cast being used in the revival of “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof”. At the time it was reported that the producers wanted a big name Black female star to play the role of Maggie The Cat, and thus Audra McDonald, an acclaimed Black Broadway actress was booted in favor of Beyonce. LL Cool J was also said to be taking on the role of Brick, but neither of those casting choices worked out because Playbill has officially announced that Anika and Terrence Howard will be playing the roles of Maggie and Brick.
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