ABOVE PHOTO: Diggy Simmons.
By Florence Anthony
On April 9, some of New York’s fashion elite gathered to celebrate OWN’s new reality series “Love In The City,” which stars real life friends Kiyah Wright, Bershan Shaw, Chenoa Maxwell and Tiffany Jones. Sponsored by Clairol, the event was held at the chic Mondrian Soho Penthouse and welcomed an esteemed collective of VIPs and tastemakers who enjoyed a fabulous dining experience and cosmopolitan-inspired martinis. Attending the elegant evening was an assembly of who’s who in entertainment, media, beauty and fashion………
The Apollo Theatre celebrates the fourth annual Harlem Jazz Shrine Festival, May 4-10, with a series of performances and special events featuring some of the finest talent in contemporary Jazz. Programs include: Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, the world premiere of Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O’Farrill’s “Afro Latin Jazz Suite” an a week-long series at Harlem’s legendary Showman’s Jazz Club………
Actor Kyle Massey has been cast in a recurring role in the hit BET drama series “Being Mary Jane.” In the show, Kyle will play Cameron, the young, swaggering, out-of-touch father of Niecy’s baby, Treyvion, who transfers to a local college when his scholarship money runs out. Starring Gabrielle Union as the title character, “Being Mary Jane,” tells the story of a successful, highly driven TV News anchor and her struggle to balance work , life and her unmotivated family……….
The Game has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from his fiancee Tiffney Cambridge after he allegedly attacked his ex-fiancee during a domestic dispute last month. Tiffney obtained the restraining order against the Game on April 2, barring Game from having any contrast with her whatsoever…..pending a court hearing later this month. The judge is allowing Game to see his kids on the weekends……..
Diggy Simmons, Teyana Taylor and Eddie Murphy’s daughter, Bria, will star in an untitled “Entourage” type series on BET. Diggym who is the son of Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons, will play the main character, Blake. Bria will play a character called Nia. The two-hour pilot will be produced by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil……..