Thursday, July 2, 2015

EMPIRE PROMOTIONAL PICS

TARAJI P. HENSON JUSSIE SMOLLET bryshere "yazz" Gray GRACE GEALEY (ANIKA, AKA BOO BOO KITTY) EMPIRE'S SECOND SEASON WILL BE PREMIERING THIS FALL. CAN'T WAIT WE WILL LEARN MORE ON THE BACKGROUND OF THE FAMILY DYNAMIC AND HOPEFULLY A LONGER SEASON.

TV ONE HOST KID N PLAY UNSUNG

A.J.Johnson and Tisha Campbell Martin A. J. Johnson and Tisha Campbell Martin CHRIS MARTIN CHRIS REID, WIFE AND SON

WHERE YOUR HEART IS

VIOLA DAVIS

Annalise is such a flawed heroine, obviously it makes it interesting for an actress to play–but why do you think there’s still such rooting value for her? Well I’m happy that you say that, but I just felt like in the midst of this fiction–which it is, it’s fiction, it’s a soap opera, it’s salacious, it’s tantalizing and all that–I felt like there should be something in each episode for women to look at and feel like it was familiar. To feel like Annalise is familiar. Taking her wig off, me not being a Size 2, me being obviously 49. I always say I hold it up for the regular people out there. There’s still something very human in each episode, and when I say “human,” I mean flawed. Things that we probably do in private that we don’t want anyone else to see. But when we see it in actors and when we see it onscreen, it makes us feel less alone. And I felt like which each episode I tried to at least achieve that in the midst of this kind of pop fiction. And I think that’s why people root for her. Read more of the story in www.thewrap.com

OUT AND ABOUT

ADEN MOWRY MOM IS ONE HALF TWIN TAMERA MOWRY. MARLON WAYANS AND CHILDREN EDDIE MURPHY'S CHILDREN RICK FOX AND DAUGHTER SASHA (MOM IS ACTRESS VANESSA WILLIAMS) LAURYN HILL AND ROHAN MARLEY ( FATHER IS REGGEA SINGER BOB MARLEY) CELEBRATE SON'S ZION GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

JIDENNA VIDEO CLASSIC MAN

Hip-hop newcomer Jidenna and his debut solo single “Classic Man” have already begun summer-radio domination, and with good reason. The longtime collaborator of Janelle Monae and one-fifth of her record label, Wondaland, has a musical palette that is as crisp as the three-piece suits you will usually find him wearing. A self-dubbed dandy and neighborhood man, Jidenna is seamlessly translating old-school swank into the language of 2015, creating a music video that addresses a desperate need for community-building in the wake of rampant police brutality.

Friday, June 26, 2015

ACTOR TAYE DIGGS HAS THE TITLE ROLE IN BROADWAY IN HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

Last month, it was announced that Taye Diggs won the role of the titular transgender rocker in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and now we have the first glimpse—iridescent blue eye shadow and all—of the star’s transformation. “Hedwig is the role of a lifetime,” Diggs told People magazine, who first released the portrait. “I’m looking forward to being challenged performance-wise on many levels, as well as being humbled by the musical’s social implications.” Not only does the Broadway star look the part, he feels comfortable with the character’s signature glitz, adding, “I also like wearing nail polish.” The actor has plenty of experience on Broadway, beginning in 1996, when he starred as the unpleasant landlord in Rent. Diggs is the sixth actor in a long line of stars to have played the high-heeled rocker: Neil Patrick Harris, who won the Tony Award for his performance in 2014, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, John Cameron Mitchell and, most recently, Darren Criss.“Taye is fantastic—he has theater cred, he has pop culture cred, he can sing, he can act, he can dance, he’s smart and he’s sexy,” David Binder, the show’s lead producer, told the New York Times. “That’s why we cast him.” Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Taye Diggs begins its Last month, it was announced that Taye Diggs won the role of the titular transgender rocker in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and now we have the first glimpse—iridescent blue eye shadow and all—of the star’s transformation. “Hedwig is the role of a lifetime,” Diggs told People magazine, who first released the portrait. “I’m looking forward to being challenged performance-wise on many levels, as well as being humbled by the musical’s social implications.” Not only does the Broadway star look the part, he feels comfortable with the character’s signature glitz, adding, “I also like wearing nail polish.” The actor has plenty of experience on Broadway, beginning in 1996, when he starred as the unpleasant landlord in Rent. Diggs is the sixth actor in a long line of stars to have played the high-heeled rocker: Neil Patrick Harris, who won the Tony Award for his performance in 2014, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, John Cameron Mitchell and, most recently, Darren Criss.“Taye is fantastic—he has theater cred, he has pop culture cred, he can sing, he can act, he can dance, he’s smart and he’s sexy,” David Binder, the show’s lead producer, told the New York Times. “That’s why we cast him.” Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Taye Diggs begins its

TARAJI P. HENSON COVERS W. MAGAZINE

The actress looks super sexy in a simple white henley shirt and jeans, captured for the cover of the glossy's annual Pop issue by the photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Her smoky eye makeup and slick, wet hair add to a sultry look that was styled by W style director Edward Enninful. The image immediately reminded us of Diana Ross' 1980 "Diana" album cover, which means Diana Ross is also everywhere these days: Henson's Allure shoot was a nod to the legendary singer, too. Henson's role as Cookie on "Empire" has secured her spot as one of TV's most beloved characters, and now she's officially a style star, according to Stefano Tonchi, W's editor-in-chief: “As Cookie, Henson has become an indelible pop-fashion icon,” he states in the issue. "Empire" fans and Henson agree. “They see [Cookie's] heart. They see her intentions. And they love her style -- her style is 17 years behind the fashion curve, which makes the clothes a character on the show," Henson told W. "As Cookie grows, you’ll see her fashion grow. And people love that -- she’s a work in progress. The only thing that never changes is her spirit: To me, Cookie is living, breathing, walking truth.” TARAJI P. HENSON IS DEFINATELY THE IT GIRL OF THE MOMENT. GRACING THE COVER OF SEVERAL MAGAZINES HER LATEST COVER IS W. MAGAZINE.

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

EARLY SHOUT OUT TO EVERYONE HOPING YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION.

SHAKE IT OFF

KIMORA LEE SIMMONS NEW KING WOLFE LEE LEISSNER

KIMORA LEE SIMMONS AND FAMILY HUSBAND TIM LEISSNER, MING, AOKI,AND SON KENZO WITH BABY WOLFE.

FEELING BEACHY

WONDERFUL THOUGHTS OF THE BEACH. DAYDREAMING.

IMAN COVERS ITALIA VANITY AT 60 YEARS OLD

Iman still sure knows how to leave us breathless when it comes to covers and editorials. The Somali-American supermodel looks ravishing in glamorous gowns in classic movie inspired images shot by photography & directing duo Marcus & Koala for Vanity Fair Italia. The beautiful 59 year old, who turns 60 next month, pulls off an edgy bob hair, wicked smokey eyes and a halter neck dress on the cover that leave us lusting over her impeccable figure. She reveals that she tries not to worry too much about aging and dieting. On how she looks this good at her age, the iconic model tells Vanity Fair, “I go to the gym, I am attentive to the diet. And I’m not complaining of the extra pounds, at least a couple, because they act as a natural botox. When women get older the first place you see it is the face that becomes too thin, worn out, tired. And then they go to get Botox, but for me the best remedy is a bit ‘overweight’.” I would tell you to read the rest of the story in Vanity Fair Italia but you can if you can read italian. She looks stunning.

Friday, June 19, 2015

JANET JACKSON ON TOUR

I DIDN'T SEE WASHINGTON DC ON THE LIST FOR TOUR STOPS. BUT KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED THAT DC MAKES THE SECOND PART OF HER TOUR. I'M STILL EXCITED ANYWAY FOR HER NEW MUSIC. JANET UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR LOS ANGELES (June 15, 2015) – Music icon, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist Janet Jackson today announced details of her highly anticipated international tour. The UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR will return one of this world’s most influential entertainers back to the live stage in support of her upcoming album due out this Fall on Rhythm Nation Records/BMG. This first leg, a 36-date tour, 30 of which are promoted by Live Nation, will take the legendary artist to cities throughout the U.S. and Canada starting Aug. 31 in Vancouver, BC with shows lined up in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, San Diego, San Francisco and more. All dates are being co-produced by Miss Jackson’s Rhythm Nation. A full list of tour dates is below. Additional worldwide concerts will be announced at a later date. Tickets for the first North American live performances will go on sale starting June 22 at JanetJackson.com. American Express Card members can purchase tickets for select shows before the general public beginning Monday, June 15 at 10:00 a.m. through Friday, June 19 at 10:00 pm. “American Express is thrilled to partner with an iconic artist like Janet Jackson on the UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR and bring our Card Members an opportunity to purchase tickets before the general on-sale date,” said Walter Frye, V.P., American Express Entertainment. “Adding Janet to our industry-leading ticketing partnerships is rooted in our mission to serve our Card Members’ deep passion for music.” In addition to Live Nation and Rhythm Nation, other concert promoters will include Nederlander Concerts, Jam Productions, Another Planet Entertainment, and such promoters as Bamp and Tommy Meharey who will produce the Honolulu dates. Janet Jackson is one of the most influential entertainers of the modern era. Her music has won her 6 GRAMMY® Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a nomination for an Academy Award along with dozens of American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, BET honoree, and Billboard Music Awards. She has received accolades as an actor as well including the NAACP Best Supporting Actor award. Janet is a published author, choreographer, dancer, businessperson, philanthropist and one of biggest-selling artists in popular music history. With sales of over 160 million records worldwide, Janet Jackson stands as one of the best-selling artists of all time with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture. Her music and artistry has opened doors through which other top artists have followed, while acknowledging her impact on their musical perceptions.

ACTORS ON ACTORS QUEEN LATIFAH AND TARAJI P. HENSON