Eve Officially Joins ‘The Talk’ as Co-Host
Life is apparently imitating art for raptress Eve Jeffers-Cooper. After playing a talk show host on the now-canceled VH1 series Daytime Divas, the Philadelphia native is now set to co-host an actual talk show, having been asked by CBS to replace the departing Aisha Tyler on their popular daytime chat-fest The Talk.
Michelle Williams Candle Collection
Singer Michelle Williams is expanding her Believe at Home décor line. The former DC3 member will soon add scented soy candles to her already popular collection of bedding and linens. Michelle announced the news to fans herself via Instagram, saying her latest creation would be “coming soon.”
Mary J. Blige and Laurieann Gibson Join Forces
Singer Mary J. Blige is set to produce 8 Count, a new Fox drama inspired by the life and career of choreographer Laurieann Gibson. According to published reports, the hour-long series will be a music-fueled look into the life a young dancer who must join forces with an up-and-coming singer in order to salvage her fledgling career.
Aja Naomi King is ‘A Girl from Mogadishu’
Actress Aja Naomi King has been cast to star in the upcoming film A Girl from Mogadishu. The How to Get Away with Murder star will portray Ifrah Ahmed, a young Somali woman who went on to become an acclaimed author and activist after escaping her war-torn country and the atrocities of female genital mutilation.
Jill Marie Jones Joins ‘Boo!’ Cast
Actress Jill Marie Jones has been added to the cast of the upcoming Midland Entertainment horror flick Boo!. The former Ash vs Evil Dead co-star joins previously announced cast members Dwight Henry (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Charley Palmer Rothwell (My Name is Lenny), and Moonlight’s Jaden Piner.
Keyshia Cole 11:11 Reset Album Sales
The world of R&B music continues to be a tough place for women these days. Outside of Beyonce and Rihanna, few sistas seem capable of reaching Gold status, much less Platinum. It seems like only yesterday women like Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston were helping us dominate the charts; whereas, today, we are officially outsiders.
Mary J. Blige Praised for ‘Mudbound’ Role
Singer Mary J. Blige is capping off 2017 on a very high note. In addition to Fox picking up a new dance drama she’s producing, the R&B veteran was also recently recognized for her performance in the Dee Reese film Mudbound. Mary was honored with the Breakout Performance Award at this year’s Hollywood Film Awards, for her role as a depression-era mother trying to raise her children in the deep south.
Trailer: ‘9-1-1’ Starring Angela Bassett
With television’s mid-season fast approaching, Fox is wasting no time in promoting their upcoming Ryan Murphy-produced drama 9-1-1. The network just released their first trailer for the highly anticipate series, which stars Angele Bassett, Charles Baker, and Connie Britton as a group of burnt-out first-responders.