Brandon T. Jackson has been tapped to star in CBS's Beverly Hills Cop pilot
By Florence Anthony
Rihanna and Brooklyn Decker met up backstage during the second day of Rihanna's 777 Tour at Danforth Music Hall on November 15 in Toronto. The ladies co-starred in the film Battleship together and spent three months shooting the action flick. They reminisced backstage after the concert and chatted with all of their girlfriends. When Brooklyn arrived backstage, Rihanna gave her a big hug.
Last weekend at Chicago State University, Steve Harvey welcomed a diverse group of guests, educators and leaders including Urban Prep's Tim King, former NFL pro and entrepreneur Napoleon Harris, prosecutor Kathleen Bankhead, and more. Harvey also hosted Steve & Marjorie Harvey's Big Turkey Give, where the Harveys arranged for a giveaway of 1,000 turkeys in Chicago to various selected groups and community - based organizations there to share with families in need.
Real Estate Magnate Phillip Morrow, President and CEO of So Bro, is presenting So Bro - Pillars Of The Bronx, 40 Years of Building Communities and Empowering People, on Wednesday, December 5 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Honorees at the Gala include David C. Banks, Bob Simon, Pat Simone and Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. The Corporate Founder Award will go to Citi.
CBS has found the heir apparent to Eddie Murphy's Axel Foley. Brandon T. Jackson has been tapped to star in the network's Beverly Hills Cop pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The dramedy centers on Foley's son, a cop working in Beverly Hills as he does his part to escape his famous father's shadow. Eddie will reprise his role as Axel in the pilot and could recur should the project go to series.
The Fairfield County Chapter of the Links honored the fabulous Valerie Simpson at their gala event of their long-running service to youth, arts, international affairs and health programs at the Greenwich, CT Hyatt Regency on Saturday, November 10. Simpson was honored for her lifetime of achievement in the arts. Marc Morial and his wife Michelle Miller were honored for their trailblazing accomplishments. Proceeds from the Gala will benefit local organizations: DOMUS House, The Carver Center Foundation, The Bridgeport Boys Choir and Reach Prep. The Links will donate $20,000 to support organizations and their important work.
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Diana Ross’ 25 year-old son Evan Ross announced he is ready to marry Jessica Simpson’s sister Ashlee. In a red carpet interview at the premiere of Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Evan dished to OMG Insider that Ashlee Simpson is ‘The One’ and that he plans to marry her one day.
Actor Morris Chestnut will be the American Black Film Festival’s (ABFF) 2014 Celebrity Ambassador and author/producer Tonya Lewis Lee will be its’ Host Committee Chair. The 18th annual festival will be held June 19-22, 2014, in New York City.
Anthony Mackie was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on November 9 in New York City. According to E! News, the popular actor was initially pulled over because of his illegally tinted windows on his Dodge Challenger.
Handsome actor Idris Elba almost didn’t make it to the red carpet for the opening of “Long Walk To Freedom,” the new film from director Justin Chadwick in which Elba plays Nelson Mandela. He was rushed to the hospital in London after suffering...
12 Years A Slave leads the pack of nominations for the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. The Fox Searchlight release, which offers a searing look at slavery in the American South, claimed three nominations - Best Feature, Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor and Breakthrough Actor for Lupita Nyong’o.
“Single Ladies” star Denise Vasi, (whom I want to play the character Roshonda Rhodes in my novel “Deadly Stuff Players” if I can get a film deal), wed her longtime boyfriend, video director and filmmaker, Anthony Mandler. The stunning nuptials took place at a vineyard in Santa Ynez, California.