Preview TV One’s ‘Hollywood Divas’


TV One’s “Hollywood Divas” is set to air next month and with its debut just around the corner the network has released several previews of what fans can expect.

As previously reported, the network’s latest foray into reality TV is brought to us via Todd Tucker, who presently stars alongside wife Kandi Burruss on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
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Elise Neal Joins Cast of Lifetime’s Aaliyah Bipoic


According to published reports, “Hollywood Divas” actress Elise Neal has joined the cast of Lifetime’s upcoming Aaliyah biopic.

The newly minted reality star will take on the role of iconic R&B singer Gladys Knight, who few people knew was related to Aaliyah via marriage.

“Aaliyah: Princess of R&B,” has been plagued with casting problems since it was first announced earlier this year. Zendaya Coleman was originally set to play the singer but backed out when public outcry apparently became too much.
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Elise Neal Takes “Kontrol”

“A.N.T. Farm” actress Elise Neal is featured in the latest issue of Kontrol Magazine.

The Memphis, Tennessee native, who also counts singing and dancing as one of her many talents, will reportedly return for the second season of her Disney show and will have her role as mother of the lead character, Chyna, expanded.

Despite her busy acting schedule, Elise says she feels as if the roles she play do not challenge her enough. Thus she is working on her own screenplay “Timeless,” which she hopes to take to Broadway.

“I’m sick of people not seeing all of these different sides of me,” she said. “I really didn’t have any desire to be an actress at all. I started out in Broadway and off Broadway productions and musicals. Timeless’ will finally let people know everything about me, who I am, and what I do.”


Elise Neal “Dresses For Success”

Elise Neal (1) Earlier this week actress Elise Neal was seen attending Style Network ‘s first ever “Give and Get Fete” benefiting Dress For Success Worldwide-West. The exclusive event was held at the legendary Frederic Fakkai salon and spa and featured private spa appointments for Fakkai hairstyling, Bobbi Brown make-up lessons, manicures, eyebrow shaping, as well as a Genetic Jeans bar. Guests at the lavish event enjoyed cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, a lively “not so silent” auction hosted by Niecy Nash, host of the Style Networks “Clean House,” a private performance by American Idol finalist Michael Johns and a parting bag of lavish goodies. Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and tools to help women thrive in work and in life. 100% of proceeds from tickets sales and silent auction of the Give and Get Fete will support Dress For Success Worldwide –West.

Sista Sightings: Elise, Gabby & More

Elise Neal Any event hosted by Maxim Magazine is sure to bring out the beautiful people and last night was no exception. The magazine hosted their 10th Annual Hot 100 celebration and Brown Sistas Elise Neal, Gabrielle Uinion and Ciara all attended- and in the case of Cici and Gabby- actually made this year’s list. Gabrielle Union seems to appear on Maxim’s Hot 100 list every year and rightfully so- while Ciara, I believe, makes her first appearance this year. The singer came in at #32, above Gabrielle (71), Michelle Obama (93) , and Beyonce who came in at #52. Rihanna, whose stock has risen tremendously over the last three years, actually cracked the top 10 and came in at #8.
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Weekend Happenings 1.10.2009

With the 2009 awards season upon us, gifting suites are opening up left and right to supply celebrities with the latest free gifts and gadgets. Actresses Elise Neal and Tichina Arnold were spotted at the Access Hollywood “Stuff You Must” Gift Lounge, while Shar Jackson was seen picking up free goodies at the Golden Globes’ Kari Feinstein Style Lounge.
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