Issa Rae is the latest celeb to be tapped to be the face of CoverGirl.
The “Insecure” actress happily announced the news via social media.
“In all my awkward, black years I never imagined I’d be a @COVERGIRL! SO honored & SO excited,” she wrote. She joins the likes of Rihanna, Zendaya, Queen Latifah and more gorgeous women of color who have collaborated with the line.
In a statement, Rae said, “My character is ever-evolving, and makeup is a tool to help transform my persona – whether for a role I play in content that I produce, or the different roles I take on in my life. Becoming a COVERGIRL means a lot because the brand recognizes just how important it is for people to embrace their individuality and express themselves in unique and diverse ways. This has been a major part of my personal journey, and a message that I want to share with others.”
No word on when Rae will begin shooting her print, television and digital ads.
The VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors will be paying tribute to entertainers that made the 1990s memorable, with them honoring none other than comedian Martin Lawrence.
Lawrence will be honored for his contributions to the world of entertainment. The comedian’s self-titled sitcom recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.
“Anytime anyone wants to recognize you for your work, it’s an honor,” Lawrence said to Billboard. “I am looking forward to a really great night of fun and music.”
The ceremony will air on Sept. 18 at 9 p.m. EST on VH1.
The Chainsmokers are tapping into their gaming side. Today, Xbox unveiled the first in a series of custom Xbox One S consoles and this one features The Chainsmokers.
“We were really pumped to work with Xbox on this project and help bring our music to life in a new way, by combining it with the best gaming console in the world,” said The Chainsmokers. “We knew the team would do something amazing, but when we saw the custom Xbox One S for the first time, we were both blown away by how cool the design is.”
“Over my time, I have seen many unique consoles come to life but nothing ever like this one. This is a true piece of art and we’re so excited that we got to partner with The Chainsmokers on it,” said Aaron Greenberg, GM of Games Marketing at Xbox.
The console will be given away to one lucky fan who tells why they should win it on The Chainsmokers’ Twitter account. The contest ends September 17.
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Nicki Minaj covers DAZED magazine.
The female emcee straddles a black stallion on the new cover of the publication, with the title ‘The 10-Year Reign.”
Though it seems like only yesterday that Minaj was trying to find her way into the industry via MySpace and other avenues. Minaj is now one of the most sought after female rappers in the entertainment industry.
Rihanna is front and center for the new issue of ELLE magazine.
The singer can be seen on the latest issue of the magazine, with a lavendar-colored heart drawn, and covering, the middle of her face. An even with a heart on her face, Rihanna is still as gorgeous as ever.
Today, she was spotted working the cash register at Sephora for the release of her makeup line, Fenty Beauty. Fans and makeup lovers have been swarming their local Sephora in hopes to snag a few items from the line.
Hilary Clinton to appear on ABC’s ‘The View’ and ‘The Late Show.’
Clinton is scheduled to appear on the Sept. 13 installment of ‘The View’ and the Sept. 19 episode of CBS’ ‘The Late Show,’
Her appearance on the ABC talk show will technically be Clinton’s first daytime talk show appearance since losing Presidential election to Donald Trump.
Clinton will be discussing her run for president, her views on the Trump administration and her upcoming memoir “What Happened.”
Will Smith has given fans and onlookers a sneak peek at the cast of the upcoming live-action version of “Aladdin.”
Smith posted a photo (above) of his current co-stars on the film. He wrote alongside the photo, “We just started shooting Aladdin and I wanted to intro you guys to our new family…” Will Smith wrote on Wednesday. “Mena Massoud/Aladdin, Naomi Scott/Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari/Jafar, and I’m over here gettin my Genie on.”
Other notable cast members include: Navid Negahban (“Homeland”) as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad (“Saturday Night Live”) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s hand maiden and confidante; Billy Magnussen (“Into the Woods”) as Prince Anders, a potential husband for Princess Jasmine; and Numan Acar (“Homeland”) as Hakim.
Guy Ritchie is serving as director of the film, which is inspired by the 1992 animated film by Disney.