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FRESH FACE WE LOVE: Condola Rashad Promotes New Starring Role In “Romeo & Juliet” On Broadway

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She’s a YBF chick we’ve had our eye on for a while.  And now she’s getting her due as she’s become one of the most sought after stars on Broadway.  Meet Phylicia & Ahmad Rashad‘s real life daughter, Condola, inside….

She uber talented, bright eyed & bushy tailed, a hustler, and freakin’ gorge.  All the qualities of a true YBF chick.  Condola Phylea Rashad has made her own name for herself starring in acclaimed Broadway productions where she showcases her sharp acting chops (her mom is THE tv mom of all tv moms so we’re not surprised).  And the Tony nominee can belt out a tune or two as well.

The fab chick is already on her way to becoming a solid tv star after playing the starring role of "Shelby" in Lifetime’s Emmy nominated Steel Magnolias, and she also had a role in NBC’s shortlived "Smash".

After stealing the show in Broadway productions like Alicia Keys’ Stick Fly and the currently running Trip To Bountiful, 26-year-old Condola is set to star in the upcoming Broadway production of Romeo & Juliet.

And for our fellow hopeless romantics who are already drooling at the thought of this Shakespeare classic mozying back to Broadway for the first time in 36 years, we’ve got the co-stars’ first press event pics.

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Actor Orlando Bloom has been tapped to play Romeo to Condola’s Juliet.  And the two posed it up on a motorcycle in New York City today.  We’re loving this already.

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Romeo & Juliet previews at the Richard Rogers Theater on August 24th, and officially opens on Broadway September 19th.  We’re so there. 

Congrats Condola!

 

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VIDEO: Ciara’s “Body Party” VIDEO Starring Future

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Ciara revealed the visual for hit her single "Body Party" today and her boyfriend Future stars as her leading man.  Watch the clip inside…

 

Ciara dropped the visual for her "Body Party" video today.  Produced by Mike WiLL Made It and written by Future, Cici’s boyfriend, the video tells the story of how they met.  While wearing a sleeveless t-shirt with the word "Ballin" on it, harem pants and black sunglasses, Ciara, backed by a group of dancers,  uses her sexy movements to start a "body party" and catch Future’s eye from across the room. 

Future throws CiCi a smooth line and predicts that they will become a couple….because he can see the "future".

While talking about the video, which pays homage to the Atlanta house party scene, she said, "It’s been so many years since I’ve done a video in Atlanta.  That alone was refreshing, but went beyond that. We captured the spirit of the song and the feeling of having a body party. It’s the perfect combination."

The video features cameos from Ludacris, Trinidad James, and Jazze Pha.

"Body Party" will appear on Ciara’s upcoming album Ciara (July 9th).

 

Watch the video here:

 

 

 

MOVIE FAB: Sanaa Lathan & Terrence Howard STARRING In “Macbett” + Halle Berry REPRISING “STORM” For “X-MEN: Days of Future Past”

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The Best Man stars Sanaa Lathan and Terrence Howard are teaming up again for a remake of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.  Get the deets inside and find out what famous role Halle Berry is set to reprise…

 

Sanaa Lathan and Terrence Howard have signed on to join Blair Underwood and Evan Ross in a remake  of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The retooled film will be called Macbett and will shoot on location in Jamaica and Puerto Rico in September 2013.

Terrence, who also serves as executive producer of the film, will be working with writer/director Aleta Chappelle (who’ll make history as the first Black woman to direct a film version of the story).  Indiewire posted  the film’s  synopsis:

"after a gallant military victory, General Macbett (Wipes) encounters the “Weird Sisters,” who are the spirit daughters of Mother Africa and reign over fire, water, earth and sky. They delight in manipulating Macbett by feeding him predictions of royal titles including “King.” Macbett soon becomes obsessed with ambition, as does his beautiful and ruthless wife Lady Macbett (Lathan) .

"As Macbett and his Lady spiral downward, indulging in treachery and political assassinations, they are soon haunted by their murderous deeds and driven mad. In a true exemplification of a tragedy, Macbett is defeated by his own zealous thirst for power, a heartbreaking end to a once beloved Hero".

And in other news, Sanaa and Terrence will hopefully reprise their memorable role in The Best Man sequel called Best Man Holiday coming soon.

 

 

And in other movie news…

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It’s official, Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry will return to the X-Men franchise in the role of Storm (which she originated in the first film) for the latest installment X-Men: Days of Future Past.  She told "Access Hollywood", "I’m in. I think I’m in. I am excited. I love Storm. That’s one of my favourite characters that I’ve played. And people love that character as well."

That sentiment was later confirmed with director Bryan Singer tweeted,

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Congrats Halle!

NEW GIG: Nia Long Nabs STARRING ROLE In Tyler Perry’s “Single Mom’s Club”

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Nia’s got a job!  Actress Nia Long has been added to the cast of Tyler Perry’s upcoming flick Single Mom’s Club. Get deets about the casting and the movie inside….

The hot 42-year-old signed on to star in Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club.  Nia joins Colombian-American actress Zulay Henao and Bridesmaids and "Reno: 911" star Wendi McLendon-Covey to complete the trifecta of moms. 

The ladies will play mothers from different walks of life who are brought together by a crisis and their kids’ school.  Actors William Levy and Tyler Perry will play the male leads with Tyler also writing, directing, and producing.  You know, the usual.  Not mad at that though.

With a multi-racial cast, Tyler really seems to be reaching for a broad demographic with this project and expanding his base.  Lionsgate says the film will open on May 9, 2014.

 

Tyrese’s “Best Of Me” VIDEO Starring Eva Marcille + Alicia Keys PERFORMS On “Jimmy Kimmel Live” And RECORDS Hilarious “Helping Parents To Rock” PSA

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R&B crooner Tyrese has released the visual for "Best Of Me" and it stars actress Eva Marcille. See the stunning black-and-white video inside and watch Alicia Keys on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"…..

 

When Tyrese shot the video for his latest single, "Best Of Me," he tapped "Girlfriend Confidential LA" star Eva Marcille to be his leading lady. The pairing resulted in a beautifully shot black-and-white visual, directed by Matt Alonzo.  In the clip, which contains splashes of color, Tyrese and Eva frolick on the beach and share intimate moments at home.

Tyrese revealed that the video had many delays and setbacks but he is pleased with the outcome.   He tweeted,

 "Im In tears.._ @EvaMarcille I love you dearly .. You showed up for me.. I was lost and you showed up for me!"  AND

While others have jumped ship … I’m fighting to keep real R&B ALIVE!! Enjoy my new video_~^~_ ~_BEST OF ME_~

The song appears of Tyrese’s Open Invitation (in stores now)

 

Watch "Best Of Me" here:

 

And on late night tv…..

 

Alicia Keys stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" where she told Jimmy that she and Swizz (who live in Soho which has been restored as of late Friday night) were still without power–at the tme–due to Hurricane Sandy.  And unfortunately, some of their musical equipment was drowned in six feet of water.  

She also talked about about dressing little Egypt up as Michael Jackson for Halloween and jokingly said that she’s seen him with other two-year-olds and she knows "already" that he is special and talented.

And in addition to performing "Girl On Fire," she played a very funny PSA called "Helping Parents To Rock."

Watch the interview here:

 

Guess Who’s Starring In An Ill-Fitting Photoshoot…

Guess which camera lover pulled off a photoshoot with ill-fitting shoes & an ill-fitting mini skirt?  The answer inside…

 

 

It’s Adrienne Bailon.  Yesterday in Tribeca in NYC, the reality chick/singer smushed her toes into a pair of way too small Louboutins for her photoshoot.  Ish looked painful.  This is how chicks get their feet looking like gremlins.

Beauty is pain right?

And y’all know Adrienne loves herself a mini skirt.  So her second look was a black beaded one that barely covered her ASSets.  This is giving us the vibe of that sheer tragedy from March.

She’s still a pretty chick nonetheless.  Everyone has wardrobe malfunctions…right?

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TV FAB: VH1 RELEASES “Hollywood Exes” PROMO Pics STARRING Nicole Murphy, Sheree Fletcher, Mayte Garcia & Andrea Kelly


 

Earlier today, VH1 introduced the promo pics from one of their hottest new reality shows, "Hollywood Exes."  Come inside and meet the ex-wives of Eddie Murphy, Prince, Will Smith, Jose Canseco and R. Kelly and get the deets on their show.

Nicole Murphy,  the gorgeous ex-wife of Eddie Murphy (married 13 years), is bringing a few of her gal pals along for a drama-filled reality show starring the ex-wives of some of the biggest names in entertainment.

Beginning Wednesday, June 27 at 9PM, we will enter the lives of Jessica Canseco, Sheree Fletcher, Mayte Garcia and Andrea Kelly as they navigate the social scene in Hollywood WITHOUT the benefit of their ex-husband’s wealth, fame or A-list cache.  The 10 one-hour episodes promise to pull back the velvet rope on Hollywood’s A-List and show what happens after high-profile couples breakup.  And since many of the ladies have known each for years, perhaps a salacious tidbit or two may slip from someone’s mouth during an argument!   

The show’s premise can’t be denied as I think most folks would love to meet the women who were married to some of the most interesting men in Hollywood.

 

Meet the other ladies………

Sheree Fletcher (ex-wife of Will Smith – married 3 years).

Mayte Garcia (ex-wife of Prince – married 3 years).

Jessica Canseco (ex-wife of Jose Canseco – married 4 years).

Andrea Kelly (ex-wife of R. Kelly – married 12 years).

 

Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Production, VH1 said, “These extraordinarily strong women adjusted to and endured a lot while their ex-spouses won fame and fortune defining pop culture for that moment. Now these women must re-invent themselves again, stepping out of the long shadows cast by their famous husbands and supporting each other as they define the next stage of their lives – this time on their own terms.”

We shall see….

 

The Randomness:

1.  George Zimmerman‘s wife was arrested on perjury charges.  STORY

 

Photos via Piotr Sikora

VIDEO FAB: Trey Songz “Heart Attack” Starring Kelly Rowland

With his strong loving….Trey Songz gives R&B darling Kelly Rowland a "Heart Attack" in his new video.  Watch it inside…..

 

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