Raven Symone will be guest-starring on the funny hit series tv series “black•ish” in a role that doesn’t steer too far from her real life. Also, New Edition may be getting their own biopic, but the people behind the project need a little help from NE fans. Get the latest inside….
Raven Symone is continuing her acting comeback! After her surprise guest-starring role on “Empire” (abandoning the daughter she seceretly shares with Jamal Lyon), Raven Symone will be hitting the small screen again soon.
For her newest gig, the Academy of Art University student will be starring on the hilarious ABC series “black•ish.” She will star as Dre’s (Anthony Anderson) gay sister Rhonda who, according to Entertainment Weekly, is just as uncomfortable talking about her sexuality as her brother. As you know by now, Raven is apart of the LGBT community, so this role isn't be too far of a stretch.
In the upcoming episode, Dre and Rhonda will be battling for the top spot in their mother’s (Jennifer Lewis) rankings in a “playful rivalry.” Although Dre and Rhonda are super close, there’s some uneasiness when it comes to her discussing her sexuality.
Raven is expected to appear in an episode titled "Please Don't Ask, Please Don't Tell” later this season. Nice seeing her back on the acting scene.
“black•ish” airs on Wednesdays at 9:30 PM ET on ABC.
In movie news....
A biopic on one of the greatest R&B groups of our time is in the works. It appears we may soon see the behind-the-scenes highs and lows of R&B group New Edition in a new film, chronicling their lives in the industry during the peak of their career.
Directed by independent filmmaker Bobby Huntley and produced by Nikki Wade, "NE Heartbreak The Movement" is helmed by die-hard New Edition fans who want to share their story.
In order for the film to hit the big screen, the sneak peek trailer they put together needs to go viral. The more exposure the film gets, the closer they are to bringing it to life. And get this, with everything they have created thus far, they did it with no budget.
Peep the trailer below:
So…New Edition fans! If you’re trying to see this film come to life, share the vid and follow them on their social media accounts. You can get the handles here.
Awww hell! Somebody has stolen Lupita Nyongo's $150,000 Oscar dress! Deets inside...
A tragedy occurred at the London West Hollywood hotel in L.A. yesterday. Remember Lupita Nyong'o's breathtaking pearl-drenched dress handcrafted by Calvin Klein's Women’s Creative Director Costa Francisco she wore to the Academy Awards last weekend? Well, according to reports, someone jacked her for it!
...the dress was taken out of Lupita's room at The London West Hollywood. The dress is made of pearls ... 6,000 white Akoya pearls. It's valued at $150,000.
Our sources say Lupita told cops it was taken from her room sometime between 8 AM and 9 PM Wednesday ... while she was gone.
We're told there is security footage that cops are looking at that could catch the culprit right in the act.
That's a seriously bold move. Reports say Lupita couldn't file police report immediately because the dress is not technically hers....it's only hers on loan. So why was she still in possession of it several days later? It's unclear. But we've also learned that detectives were on the hotel scene today in the manager's office watching surveillance and security footage to try to catch the thief.
Watch your back Lupita. And everyone who had access to your room. We'll keep you posted on the case of the missing Oscar dress....
Will Smith hit up Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a flashback performance of "Summertime". Watch it inside and check out an "RHOA" preview where Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker discuss their bedroom issues...
"Focus" star Will Smith dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the new film (in theaters tomorrow) and he also chatted about his former career as a rap superstar. When asked by Jimmy if he still write rhymes, he said yes. And he writes them in a "composition" notebook....old school! He also hinted that he might return to music and there could even be a Jazzy Jeff reunion.
Speaking of old school, he burst into his classic DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince track "Summertime," from 1991. It's not the first time Will has dipped into his catalogue. He performed "The Theme for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" on "Graham Norton" a while back. Then there was his rendition of "It Takes Two" on the Tonight Show. Now we have this...
Will Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith reunite in the future?
Is Will returning to music?
In tv previews....
Is "Bedroom Kandi" founder Kandi Burruss having issues in the sack with her husband? A new preview of "RHOA" seems to suggest so. From what we gather, Todd is comfortable having sex once a week while Kandi wants it more. Maybe she can use one of her toys to help the situation?
Kandi convinces Todd to go to marriage counseling to discuss the topic...but not before he gets in a diss. When talking about sex, Todd says "I'm not Tyson Beckford and you're not Rihanna!" Kandi took it as a "diss" to her sexiness. But, we're sure he didn't mean that way.
So...how much sex should a couple have in a week? Hmph.