Joy Bryant is the latest Brown Sista actress to abandon the big screen for the small screen. Following in the recent footsteps of Gabrielle Union and Nia Long, Joy has taken a role on network television. The actress tweeted the good news to her fans today and was quickly congratulated by Sanaa Lathan, who herself just recently took on the voice role of Donna in the Fox animated comedy series “The Cleveland Show”. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Joy will join the cast of the NBC drama “Parenthood” and play the role of Jasmine, a single mother who moves back home to pursue a professional dance career and introduce her young son to the father he never knew. The actress will be joined by fellow cast members Maury Tierney, Craig T. Nelson, and Dax Shepard. Look for “Parenthood” to make it’s debut in early January of 2010.
– Alicia: The singer hosted the 5th Annual Keep a Child Alive Black Ball in N.Y.C. as she shined in her metallic Armani dress and fitted blazer.
– Sanaa: This blue Alberta Ferretti dress looks great against Sanaa’s skin. She topped off her cute ensemble with a layered statement necklace.
– Selita: The Victoria’s Secret supermodel presented two fab looks this week. She first wore a frosted brown Gianfranco Ferré gown with an asymmetrical wrap to the ACE Awards, and then a silver gown with black overlay and detailed beaded necking to the 2008 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
Actress Gabrielle Union took time out from her busy schedule to participate at the Los Angeles Public Library’s “Jumpstart Read for the Record” event. Gabrielle is presently prepping for her role as Geneva Wade in Cadillac Records, a film that pairs her up with fellow actress Chyna Layne and singer Beyonce Knowles. In the meantime rapper Eve along with Mc Lyte, Joy Bryant, Estelle, and others, came out to show their support of hip hop legends at the 2008 VH1 Hip Hop Honors. This year’s honorees included De la Soul, Naughty By Nature and the great Slick Rick. I don’t usually do the fellas on Brown Sista but I am tempted to upload Slick Rick’s performance. The brotha was one of the baddest rappers ever and he makes me miss 80’s hip hop.
Joy Bryant, Toccara Jones and singer Beyonce Knowles were just a few of the beautiful Brown Sistas who showed up last night for the 2008 New Yorkers for Children Gala. The annual event was held at one of New York’s hottest spots, Cipriani 42nd Street, and included the usual elements to liven up a party- cocktails, dinner, a celebrity auction, and even live entertainment. NYFC was created ten years ago by Oscar de la Renta and Nicholas Scoppetta to provide transitional assistance for some 17,000 children who reside in the foster care system in New York City. Since it’s inception the charity has raised over ten million dollars and helped thousands of children go to college, as well as network with a “dream team” of professionals to learn about potential career opportunities.
Congrats go out to actress Joy Bryant as the 31 year old “Virtuality” star wed her boyfriend this weekend during a beachside ceremony at a private residence in Amagasett, New York. Joy, who is also a former model who was spotted while attending Yale University on a full academic scholarship, met her stuntman fiance, David People, while filming the Martin Lawrence comedy “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins”. People Magazine reports that wedding guests received e-mail invitations to the ceremony that simply requested that “Ladies, leave their Manolos at home.” The actress is reported to have worn a custom dress designed by her friend Angela Missoni, while the groom sported a grey Calvin Klein suit. No official pics from the ceremony have been made available yet, but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before they hit the net.