Category Archives: ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Oprah Winfrey and Renee Elise Goldsberry cover the April issue of ESSENCE.
Their cover comes just in time, as the two promote”The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” which airs on HBO next month. The story follows the contributions she made to history and science, even though she never received credit after her death.
Winfrey plays Deborah Lacks, the daughter who seeks to find out information about her late mother. Meanwhile, Goldsberry plays Henrietta, the woman whose cells pushed science and medicine to new heights.
“I love the opportunity to tell stories that people should know,” Goldsberry tells ESSENCE, “I think it puts what we do as actors on the level of nurses and doctors. It takes us out of this idea of entertainment into an act of service.”
For more with the pair, check out the new issue of ESSENCE!
Former Spice Girl Melanie “Mel B” Brown has filed for divorce from her husband Stephen Belafonte. The pair have been married for almost 10 years of marriage.
According to court docs, Brown listed their official date of separation as December 28. She is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, Madison Brown Belafonte. Brown has also requested to terminate spousal support.
Brown and Belafonte, 41, married in 2007 after five months of dating.
There could be a ‘Sister Sister’ reboot in the works!
The original series ran from 1994-1999 and starred twins Tia and Tamera Mowry.
Now, nearly 20-years after the original ended, Tia Mowry is hinting that a reboot is closer than we all think.
“I would love to do a Sister, Sister reboot,” Tia Mowry-Hardrict, 38, told Wendy Williams during a cooking segment on the March 16 episode of The Wendy Williams Show. “I will say, it’s closer than ever to making that happen. We’re trying to make it no longer a rumor. And everybody’s on board so far, so we’ll see.”
If this reboot comes to fruition, it’s in the company of other favorite classic shows like, “Gilmore Girls,” “Fuller House,” and “One Day at a Time.”
‘Saturday Night Live’ has announced the line-up of stars that will round out the season.
Kicking off things, is former SNl cast member Jimmy Fallon who will host on April 15, Chris Pine will host on May 6, Melissa McCarthy on May 13, and Dwayne Johnson will host the season finale onMay 20).
Fallon, a long-time cast member, will be hosting for the third time, and The Rock and McCarthy will both be hosting their fifth episodes.
On top of this, SNL is breaking a 42-year tradition and will now air at 8:30 pm PST on the West Coast – this means the show will be entirely live on both coasts!
Jennifer Lopez’s show, ‘Shades of Blue’ has been renewed for a third season.
The network announced on Friday that the show, which also stars Ray Liotta will be back for another year.
“We’re so hugely appreciative of everything Jennifer and Ray do, and know it is due to their dedication, as well as the hard work of our incredible cast and producers, that Shades of Blue has so clearly and compellingly earned a third-season renewal,” said Jennifer Salke, NBC Entertainment President. “This show continues to mine powerful stories that always leave us hungry for more.”
Lopez plays NYPD Detective Harlee Santos.
‘Shades of Blue’ is currently airing Sundays on CBS at 10 p.m. ET.
Tyra Banks is returning to “America’s Next Top Model,” as head judge.
This is the second job Banks has landed in a week, as this news comes right after she was announced as the new host of “America’s Got Talent.”
Production on the new season is scheduled to begin this summer, with additional panelists TBD.
Pop star Rita Ora previously served as the main judge for the “ANTM” reboot.
Executive producer Ken Mok also commented on the move: “Tyra has always been the heart and soul of the franchise and her absence was deeply felt by our fiercely loyal fans who missed their Queen of the Smize. We’d like to thank Rita Ora for being a great partner and total pro,” he said in a statement. “She infused this new iteration of ANTM with passion and creativity and we wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors.”
Paris Jackson covers the April issue of “HARPER”S BAZAAR.”
The socialite is kicking off her modeling career with a bang, as she strikes a pose on the cover.
Channeling 80s Madonna, Jackson reveals that she was her father, Michael Jackson’s, favorite child. For more with Paris and her relationship with her family, pick up the April 2017 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, which is on newsstands March 28.