By Florence Anthony
Tyra Banks’ debut young adult fantasy fiction novel, “Modelland” (Delacorte Press), will debut at number two on the New York Times Best Seller List. “Modelland” has already reached the number one spot on the Barnes & Noble charts and number two on Amazon. Tyra invested five years in conceiving and writing “Modelland,” a story that is fun, campy, and full of adventure, and is set to be the first in a series of three books. The book, which is for young adult readers ages 12 and up, tells the story of Tookie De La Creme, a 15 year-old aspiring model who receives an unexpected invitation to Modelland – an exclusive mysterious place on top of a mountain. Tookie is awkward, gangly, and has a large forehead, and one brown eye and one green eye (the eye on the cover is Tyra’s), and in many ways, Tookie struggles with the same insecurities Tyra did when she was a teenager.
Great Women In Music in association with Hottest Poets presents the Official Release of LEJ Recording Artist Natasha C. Coward’s acclaimed CD “No Warning Signs,” along with a Breast Cancer Awareness Party, on Thursday, October 27, at S.O.B.S., 204 Varick Street, New York City. One of the most powerful R&B artists of the new millenium, Natasha C. Coward’s talent is a combination of the soul and vocal range of Aretha Franklin, the power and melodic delivery of Patti LaBelle and the gospel depth of the late legendary Mahalia Jackson. Her voice and presence eclipses every other young artist in today’s industry. Showtime is 8 p.m.
Tanya Kersey, Executive Director, announced the 2011 season of The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) with an exciting line up of films, panels, panelists and festivities over a four day period. HBFF happens October 27-30 and will be hosted at the Andas Hotel, located on the world famous Sunset Strip in Hollywood. The Opening Night Gala will be held on October 27 at 7:00 p.m.
The drawn out divorce process has finally come to an end for The Dream and Christina Milian. After hammering out a settlement, the courts have legalized the pair’s divorce. The celebrity couple was only married a year before The Dream called it quits, nine days before Christina gave birth to their only child in February of last year.
Eddie Murphy attended the premiere of his new movie “Tower Heist” on October 24 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. Aside from his fellow castmates Gabourey Sidibe and Ben Stiller, Nas, Sean “Diddy” Combs, director Brett Ratner and Donald and Melania Trump were also in attendance. A comedy caper, “Tower Heist” is about a working stiffs who seek revenge and the Wall Street swindler who stiffed them.
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