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3 Feb 2017

Paris Jackson lands a role on “Empire”

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February 3, 2017 Category: Go With The-Flo Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  Paris Jackson (Photo: Joe Seer / shutterstock)

By Florence Anthony

Paris Jackson, the daughter of the late phenomenal King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is Lee Daniels’ next Star. The talented 18-year-old beauty met with the Empire director recently for a screen test to appear on his new Fox drama, Star, and landed a role. According to reports, Paris, has already begun filming the show , which stars Queen Latifah, Lenny Kravitz and Benjamin Bratt, in Atlanta. So far, 2017 has stated off with a bang for Michael’s only daughter. She shot an ad for Chanel in Paris, attended Paris Fashion Week, and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone………….

January 29th  was a great night for African-American actors in Hollywood at the Screen Actors Guild. Two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington took home his first SAG Award ever for Best Actor for “Fences;” Viola Davis made history by becoming the first African American woman to win a fifth SAG Award, Best Supporting Actress for “Fences,” “Hidden Figures” won the Best Cast Ensemble and Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for “Moonlight.” Like Janelle Monae, Mahershala has roles in both “Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures,”  which were both nominated in the Best Picture category for an Oscar. In “Hidden Figures,” Ali plays the military officer who marries Taraji P. Henson’s character, Katherine Johnson. In “Moonlight,” he plays Juan, a  drug dealer who becomes a father figure for young Chiron………

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is adding one new Tyler Perry series, ordering many new episodes from two current dramas, and canceling two other shows. OWN is adding “The Paynes” to its lineup. The half-hour show will see LeVan Davis and Cassi Davis, reprise their roles as the Paynes. The “Haves and the Have Nots” has added 44 episodes to the series – already on its fifth season. Additionally, “If Loving You Is Wrong” will get another 18 episodes. However, “Love Thy Neighbor” and “For Better or Worse” will end after the 2017 season………..

Tongues are wagging that Vivica’s Black Magic star Vivica A. Fox, was among the celebs at Jennifer Lopez and exquisite shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti’s launch for teir new shoe collaboration recently at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills, California. Other celebs attending included rapper French Montana and Being Mary Jane and Rosewood star Lisa Vidal. JLO named each design in the shoe collection after female members of her family…………      

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