The Gag Is, Keke Palmer Continues to Build Her Brand
Keke Palmer has something in the works for fans. Via her Instagram page, the Berlin Station actress shared a clip of what appears to be some new project that’s set to kick off or premiere on July 26th. Keke gave no further details, though we do know the project’s name is That’s the Gag, a take on the popular catch phrase she’s been using during her late night Instagram and SnapChat sessions.
‘Claws’ Renewed for a Second Season by TNT
To the shock of absolutely no one, TNT has renewed their hit freshman drama Claws. The show stars Niecy Nash and has been a solid performer in both demo and viewership since it premiered on the network five weeks ago. Resonating with both critics and fans alike, the series debuted to just over one million viewers and has continued to ascend ever since. It is cable’s #4 new drama among the advertiser coveted 18-49 age group, and draws the youngest audience of any TNT drama.
Ajiona Alexus Joins ‘Breaking In’ Cast
Ajiona Alexus, who most of you might recognize as teenage Cookie from season three of the hit Fox series Empire, is joining the Gabrielle Union-produced home invasion flick Breaking In. The 21-year old actress will reportedly play Jasmine, whose IMDB character profile describes as “strong-willed and opinionated.”
‘Daytime Divas’ Welcome Eve to the Table
Rapper Eve shifts back into actress mode tonight thanks in part to her role on the VH1 hit series Daytime Divas. The former EVE star, who fronted her own show on the UPN from 2003-2006, will begin a multi-episodic arc playing Cecile James, a conivingly ambitious author who quickly finds herself butting heads with the catty ladies of a popular daytime talk show (The Lunch Hour) she’s agreed to appear on.
Rihanna’s Valerian Character is also a Pop Star
With her latest film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, set to open later this month, singer Rihanna is giving fans a closer look at Bubble, the character she’ll be playing. Via her Instagram page, the pop icon shared a short behind-the-scenes video of the various looks she’ll be sporting in the film, as well as what it was like to work with acclaimed director Luc Besson (The Professional, La Femme Nikita).
Singer Dawn Richard Debuts New ‘Gravity’ Single
Singer Dawn Richard is back with new music. Just two months after releasing Break Me, the former Danity Kane member returns with Gravity, a melancholy, yet up-tempo, tune that aligns closely with both her Redemption and Blackheart eras.
SZA Announces ‘Ctrl’ Tour Dates
If you’re looking for a little more SZA in your summer, then you’re in luck. The up-and-coming R&B diva is embarking on a late summer tour set to kick off in Richmond, Virginia on August 16th.
Gabrielle Dennis Brings Nightshade to Luke Cage
There will be some new, but familiar faces around Harlem when Luke Cage returns for its sophomore season later this fall. According to published reports, actress Gabrielle Dennis will be joining the comic book series as a recurring character. The former Rosewood beauty will be taking on the role of Doctor Tilda Johnson, a brilliant holistic practitioner who spends her downtime as Nightshade, a super-villain who uses her genius-level abilities to wreak havoc on her enemies.
She’s Gotta Have It: Nola Darling and Her Men
As previously reported, Spike Lee’s 1986 hit film She’s Gotta Have It is officially coming to Netflix as a series. We were introduced to the new Nola Darling, played by actress DeWanda Wise in a previous video, and now, thanks to another promo video, we get to meet Cleo Anthony (Greer Childs), Lyric Bent (Jamie Overstreet) and Anthony Ramos (Mars Blackmon), the three men who will be playing her lovers.