Much ado has been about Kim Zolciak‘s role in the upcoming season of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta. Is she still on the show? Is show not?
Well, according to TMZ, the wigilicious star will indeed feature in the 5th season of the Bravo hi , but only as a recurring “character”. ‘Why’, you may ask? Well, according to reports, Zolciak has landed her own spin-off show.
Yes, before the airing of its twelfth season, it has emerged the show will no longer air in the UK’s ITV2 and has been snapped up by rival network Channel 5, in a bid to capitalize on its A List judging panel which boasts Pop icon Mariah Carey and chart topping Rapper Nicki Minaj.
Set to launch in January 2013, the show will now call Channel 5* home, billed as a ‘defining show’ in an official statement released today.
It will continue to air on the FOX network State side.
Unfamiliar with this year’s panel? check them out in ‘Press’ action below…
The Queen’s take on a King? Indeed, as reported here, Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige has joined film diva Angela Bassett for ‘Betty & Coretta’ – a Lifetime Network film chronicling the lives of famed civil rights leaders Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King.
The wives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King (respectively), the movie specifically tells the tales of their lives post the death of their husbands. And, while Bassett has already won acclaim for her 1992 portrayal of Shabazz, now Blige is ready to fill those big shoes for what may be her most challenging acting role yet.
Pulling double duty as the film’s star and producer, find out the latest on the film’s progress when Billboard caught up with Blige recently at the iHeartRadio Music Festival above. To see Blige’s performance from the festival, however, click here.
‘Jackie’s Back’ diva Jenifer Lewis is back and ready to take over your screens! Already leaving her mark in movies and television, now the comedienne has her sights on the web in her new scripted web series ‘Jenifer Lewis & Shangela‘.
With co-star Shangela (of Rupaul’s Drag Race), Lewis is bringing the laughs to Youtube in the series already winning rave reviews from the critics. As its fourthepisode premiered today, get a glimpse at the action above.
For more information, visit the show’s web page here.
Tyler Perry continues to prove that there’s more to his brand than Madea.
The actor and media mogul has landed the role of Alex Cross in the aptly titled thriller ‘Alex Cross’.
Set to hit US theaters on October 19th, the movie relays the narrative of a Washington DC detective (Perry), who is told that a family member has been murdered. Vowing to track down the killer, he soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.
Exciting, if only to see how Perry fares in such a radically different role.
Much ado has been made about actor Pooch Hall and the “will he/won’t he” debate surrounding his return to BET show ‘The Game’.
Setting the record straight on 106 & Park this week, Hall revealed that he will indeed reprise his role as Derwin Davis on the upcoming sixth season of the hit serial. He also explained the initial confusion surrounding his future on the show. Unfortunately, no information was provided in regards to on-screen wife Tia Mowry, who plays Melanie.