Keke Palmer has been chosen to play the role of Chilli in the upcoming VH1 TLC biopic
By Florence Anthony
Angela Simmons brought ex and possibly next boyfriend Bow Wow to the Miami Lounge at Stone Rose in Manhattan during Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week on February 11. The two arrived together and were swarmed by fans and photographers trying to get a shot of the on-again-off-again “couple.” They happily obliged while making their way over to the Yoplait Greek 100 bar where Bow Wow dug into some snacks. The rapper was overheard saying that he was “starving” and “couldn’t wait to eat something.”
Speaking of lounges at New York Fashion Week, during the first two days, February 7 and 8, the Women’s Mafia and ThatGirlAtThatParty.com hosted in conjunction with “Yellow Sky Agency PR, the premier fashion and beauty lounge. Situated in a sun-lit studio at the Kaufman Music Center, just two short blocks from Lincoln Center and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, the first bi-annual Refresh Lounge was a relaxing oasis for busy fashion editors, celebrities, bloggers, stylists and key trendsetters to recharge, refresh their look with and discover exciting fashion and beauty brands outside of the tents.
As a little girl, actress Keke Palmer used to sing TLC’s “No Scrubs” over and over again to the point her parents would have to tell her to stop, but she never did. Says Palmer: “I had my little hairbrush as my mic and nobody could tell me I wasn’t the fourth member of TLC.” Palmer will be trading in the hairbrush for a real mic. She has been chosen to play the role of Chilli in the upcoming VH1 TLC biopic to be filmed in Atlanta, Georgia next month. Says Palmer: “I am a true fan. I love these ladies and I always want to be proud of my work in any role that I do.”
Jada Pinkett Smith hit the red carpet at the closing night of the Pan African Film Festival’s “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” at the Ravel Cinemas on February 17 in Los Angeles. The actress, who along with her husband Will Smith and Jay-Z, is one of the executive producers of the documentary, joined on the carpet the film’s star Angela Davis and director Shola Lynch.
Entertainment Tonight has made Prince Michael Jackson an on-air correspondent. Just 16 years-old, the eldest child of the late pop icon, started his new life as a member of the Fourth Estate over the weekend at a Pasadena, California junket for Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful.” Jackson’s duties included interviewing director Sam Raimi and actors James Franco and Zaff Braff. He asked the trio for advice on how to get started in the entertainment business.
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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.