ABC Casts Robin Givens in ‘Once Upon a Time’


Robin Givens Joins ‘Once Upon a Time’ Cast

Actress Robin Givens is set to join the cast of ABC’s long-running fairy tale drama Once Upon a Time. In the wake of six cast members exiting the show last season, the network has added several new characters for their re-booted seventh season, including Tiana from Princess and the Frog. The title character will be played by Mekia Cox and Robin will reportedly play her mother, Queen Eudora.
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I’m Team Robin Givens

Who do you think should take over the role of Valerie ‘Val’ Stokes on VH1’s hit series ‘Singles Ladies?’

Though many names have been thrown around, only one actress in my book can single handedly pull off the role AND add a new dynamic to the character’s somewhat lackluster personality.

And though the actress I have in mind may not seem like the most obvious choice, I think if you are familiar enough with her work, then you know she can easily pull off the role of Val, AND add an extra bit of spice that I believe the character needs.

So who am I talking about, you ask? Well, the one and only Robin Givens, of course.

Robin has long been one of Hollywood’s most underrated black actresses. Despite that, however, she has still managed to show amazing depth in the roles she has taken on, and at a healthy 46-years of age, she still has a killer face and body to match.

I can totally see Robin in this role and hope that whoever casts the role of Val, looks outside the typical names that are being thrown around at the moment.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Actress Robin Givens was joined by Judge Jeanine Pirro at Marshall’s annual event to promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Judge Pirro has long been an advocate for women’s rights and Robin, as many of you might know, was married to boxer Mike Tyson whom the actress said abused her during their short lived marriage. Robin also wrote a book about it “Grace Will Lead You Home”, which was released back in 2007.

Preview Tonight’s Episode Of The Game

Hoping to get more publicity for their celebrity marriage, Robin Givens and Malik plan a belated wedding reception, but Tasha decides to boycott the party since she believes their marriage is a sham and won’t support it. At the reception, Derwin and Melanie must face the reality of their complicated relationship after many people mistakenly congratulate Melanie on her pregnancy. Meanwhile, Rick Fox reluctantly introduces Tasha to his overly protective mother, causing fireworks to ensue between the two headstrong women. Additional guest stars include New Orleans Hornets’ Chris Paul and actors Tisha Campbell-Martin and Duane Martin who all play themselves in the episode.
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Sanaa Celebrates The Pink Curve+Preps New Film

Sanaa Lathan Sanaa Lathan, who stars in Tyler Perry’s new movie “The Family That Preys”, was seen earlier this week attending the launch of Verizon’s new pink Black Berry 8330. The actress, who turns 37 in a few short weeks, is also gracing the cover of next week’s edition of Jet Magazine, along with fellow “Preys” cast mate, Taraji P. Henson. Tyler Perry’s latest movie is shaping up to be quite interesting. Along with a stellar cast that includes Lathan and Henson, actresses Robin Givens and Alfre Woodard are also on board for what appears to be this fall’s must see movie. I had no idea what to expect of this movie when I first heard about it last year; however, after seeing several trailers for the film, I have no doubt this will be Tyler’s best work to date. Sanaa is playing a character we haven’t seen her tackle before and Robin Givens, who is making her way back into Hollywood, looks to have a very juicy role as well.
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Robin Givens, Taraji Henson Added To “Prey” Cast

Robin Givens has learned that Taraji P. Henson, Robin Givens, and Cole Hauser have been added to the cast of Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys Together. Already included in the cast are Sanna Lathan, Rockmund Dunbar, Alfre Woodward, Kathy Bates, and Tyler Perry. The story focuses on two families from different sides of the tracks that become intimately involved in love and business. It is the first Perry film with a prominent storyline that involves white characters. Perry will also handle directing duties on the film with Reuben Cannon. Lionsgate will release the film on September 12, 2008. Tyler Perry’s Family That Preys began shooting March 2nd at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. For the record, Jennifer Hudson is NOT in the film- as previously reported.
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NAACP Image Awards: Pics & Winners

The NAACP Image Awards were held in Los Angeles California this evening at The Shrine Auditorium. The show aired live on Fox and as always all the major Black Talent in Hollywood was there- including Janet Jackson, Vanessa L. Williams and Meagan Good- who are all pictured above.
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