Malinda Williams to Co-Host New Talk Show

Are you guys ready for another ‘The View’ style talk show? Well, Magic Johnson’s Aspire Network hopes you are and is ready to unveil ‘Exhale,’ a weekly chat fest starring actress Malinda Williams, former Essence editor Angele Burt-Murray, ‘Awkward Black Girl’ creator Issa Rae, stand-up comedienne Erin Jackson and journalist Rene Syler.

‘Exhale’ will have an eight episode run starting June 27th and will feature guests like A.J. Johnson, Lance Gross and Vanessa Bell Calloway.

Aspire is carried by Time Warner and Comcast, so if you have either of these cable providers, do support ‘Exhale.’

Terri J. Vaughn Celebrates Her Birthday

Lovita Alizay Jenkins, better known to many of us as actress Terri J. Vaughn, celebrated her 40th birthday over the weekend. The actress was joined by friends Rozanda ‘Chili” Thomas, as well as fellow actresses Malinda Williams and Jazsmin Lewis.

For those of you who still haven’t checked out Terri’s documentary “Angels Can’t Help But Laugh”, please do so now. It features commentary and interviews from actresses Meagan Good, Jasmine Guy, Regina King and many others.

Angels Can’t Help But Laugh

Sista Sightings: Ciara, Tamera, Keri & More

Keri Singers Ciara and Keri Hilson were both spotted in New York City yesterday. Keri had a double dose of fun, first at her CD signing at the Wet Seal and then later on at her album release party. Keri’s long awaited debut album hit record store shelves yesterday and Malinda Williams, Melyssa Ford and a host of other assorted Brown Sistas all came out to help her celebrate. Ciara, whose latest CD Fantasy Ride is also due to be released soon, was spotted at the Waverly Inn in the West Village having dinner with friends.

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Style: At the “Notorious” Premiere

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Last night was a very stylish night at the “Notorious” movie premiere in New York City. Despite most of the ladies stepping out in dark colors, the artist partly known as Beyoncé arrived wearing an off-the-shoulder Donna Karan dress with matching sequin wrap, metallic clutch, chandelier earrings, and platform YSL sandals. Though the hair is a bit messy from her St. Bart’s vacay, she still looks fab in that color. Cassie was the cutest thing on the scene, sporting a créme and black Givenchy jacket, with emroidered detailing, and cutout platform heels. Ciara looked every bit a model, as she posed sexily in her leopard-print Christian Louboutin pumps. I mean seriously, who else could make leather look this good? — not too many! Oh, and I LOVE her side-swept bangs.

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Sista Sightings: Gabrielle, Malinda & Mary J

No. Gabrielle Union has not taken a part-time job to make ends meet in this tough economy. Instead the actress, who is known for her charity work, was spotted at a Chicago area McDonalds promoting World Children’s Day. Gabby was helping to sell “hands”, with profits benefitting the Ronald McDonald House. Read more about the charity on their website.
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Brown Sistas Love The Kids

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.
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Malinda Williams Wedding Photos

On Saturday, August 23, actress Malinda Williams and former rapper and present celebrity deejay Derrick “D-Nice” Jones, wed in a quaint ceremony at The Mezzanine in Newark, New Jersey. As Barbra Streisand’s “Evergreen” played softly, Malinda made her grand entrance, wearing an ivory, strapless, beaded, ruffled-tiered gown by Maggie Sottero, champagne Christian Louboutin satin pumps, and a veil and hair adornment compliments of Lori London, while carrying an eggplant calla lily. The couple’s vintage-mod wedding theme was captured by organic décor of tall branches, ivory hydrangea, floating votive candles, and brown, taupe and ivory river rocks. [Read More]
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Malinda Williams Star Studded Bridal Shower

Actress Malinda Williams, as previously reported here, is engaged to be married to longtime boyfriend, 80s rapper, D. Nice. The actress, who was most recently seen in the Ice Cube produced film, First Sunday, had her bridal shower this past weekend and it was indeed a star studded affair. Malinda was joined by fellow “Soul Food” castmates Vanessa Williams and Nicole Ari Parker, as well as actresses Tasha Smith (Why Did I Get Married), Salli Richardson (I Am Legend), Terri J. Vaughn (The Steve Harvey Show) and many others. The G. Garvin catered affair was covered exclusively by Essence Magazine and is featured on their website in a two part special.
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