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Threads is  a reality competition show that is from the producers of Project Runway It will be hosted by Vanessa Simmons and Project Runway alum/designer Christian Siriano.


Hosted by Vanessa Simmons (Run’s House) and featuring judges Christian Siriano (Project Runway season-four winner), Seventeen Fashion Director Gina Kelly and Accessories Editor Jasmine Snow, and YouTube style guru Ingrid Nilsen (@missglamorazzi, 2.5 million subscribers), Threads is a competition series showcasing America’s most talented young fashion designers. Each week, three new contestants pull out their scissors, sketchbooks and skills to see who can out-design the competition and set the new standard for the future of fashion.  Challenges will be fast-paced, unpredictable and far from child’s play as these nascent fashion powerhouses compete for a prize package worth $25,000, including $10,000 to be used at any Jo-Ann’s Fabrics & Crafts store or Joann.com, a scholarship to the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, and a top-of-the-line sewing and embroidery studio courtesy of Brother International Corporation. Special guests this season include television personality and host Kelly Osbourne, actress, singer and dancer Zendaya and actress and model Jaime King.

Lifetime has ordered eight episodes of Threads, which hails from The Weinstein Company, Full Picture and Sara Rea Productions. Executive producers include Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Co-Chairmen of The Weinstein Company), Meryl Poster, Patrick Reardon and Barbara Schneeweiss of The Weinstein Company, Jane Cha and Desiree Gruber of Full Picture and Sara Rea. Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and David Hillman of Lifetime also executive produce.


via Hollywood Reporter

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Wait, So Romeo Miller is a Stripper Now??

Posted May 29, 2014 11:22 PM By Deirdre B Pride

Well kind of.

Wait, So Romeo Miller is a Stripper Now??

Romeo Miller will play the lead as a stripper in the upcoming drama Chocolate City.  Romeo will play  Devin, a young college student who’s lured into the world of male exotic dancing to pay the bills. Newcomer Eurika Pratts (Gang of Roses 2, Basketball Girlfriends) has also been cast as Carmen, the girlfriend whose relationship with Devin becomes strained by his new career.

 Michael Jai White and Tyson Beckford were cast as the club owner and former star performer who introduce Devin to the life of the male stripper.

via Deadline

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Alrighty Then!! Stacey Dash Joins Fox News

Posted May 28, 2014 2:06 PM By Deirdre B Pride

 Alright Then!! Stacey Dash Joins Fox News

Stacey Dash, 47 has signed with the network.   The  Clueless star has inked a deal to offer cultural analysis and commentary across daytime and primetime.

“Stacey is an engaging conversationalist whose distinctive viewpoints among her Hollywood peers have spawned national debates – we’re pleased to have her join Fox News,” said Bill Shine, network executive vp news.

Dash is no stranger to politics. Known as an outspoken conservative on Twitter, her endorsement of Mitt Romney in 2012 landed her several television appearances – including a day as a guest panelist on The View. The time since has seen Dash move more into commentary.

Via Hollywood Reporter

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Whitney Houston

Angela Bassett to Make Her Directorial Debut with ‘Whitney Houston’ Movie

Angela Bassett will make her directorial debut on the original movie, currently titled Whitney Houston.

Whitney Houston which will premiere in 2015 on LIfetime, will be based on the relationship between Whitney  and Bobby Brown.  It will cover the time they first met and the height of their celebrity to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.

“I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments, and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story.  Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world.”

Whitney Houston will be produced by the Sanitsky Company.



va Hollywood Reporter

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Keenan ivory Wayans

Keenan Ivory Wayans stopped by the Today show to talk to Savannah Guthrie about his new gig as judge on “Last Comic Standing”  with Roseanne Barr and Russell Peters.  During the conversation he talked about ‘some’ of the careers he helped launch, like Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Lopez. He mentions that he snoozed on Chris Rock, John Leguizamo, Martin Lawrence when he once rejected them as comics.

“I missed a few!  Honestly, I feel like I was one of the luckiest guys in the world because I got to work with so many amazing people early on in their career, and then I get credit for it now.”

Ah well,  things still worked out of the best right?  Everybody’s good!!

Last Comic Standing” returns on May 22 at 9 p.m.


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Bessie Smith


Queen Latifah


Qneen Latifah stays on her mogul…..the production is a Flavor Unit joint.




Kandi Alexander


Mo’Nique,  Khandi Alexander and Queen Latifah will star in Bessie, HBO’s film about iconic blues singer Bessie Smith.

Queen Latifah will portray Bessie.  The project chronicles how Smith overcame her tempestuous personal life to become one of the most acclaimed performing and recording artists of the 1920s and ’30s, earning the nickname Empress of the Blues. Mo’Nique will play Ma Rainey, one of the first professional blues singers billed as The Mother of the Blues. Ma Rainey (born Gertrude Pridgett) was already well known when she met then-young Bessie. According to a popular story, which has been disputed, Rainey kidnapped Smith, making her join the Rabbit Foot Minstrels, and teaching her to sing the blues. Alexander will play Bessie’s older sister, Viola. By the time Bessie was nine, both of her parents and one brother had died, with Viola taking care of her siblings.

New Gig Whispers: Queen Latifah, Kandi Alexander and Monique to star in ‘Bessie’ Biopic


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Rev Runs Cooking Show

New Gig Whispers: Rev Run and Family Stars in Weekly Cooking-Family Series ‘Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers’

Run-D.M.C’s, Rev Run, stars in the new Cooking Channel series Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers. The show is set to premiere on Sunday June 8th at 10pm ET / 7:00PT .

Rev Run Sunday Suppers

The show’s spiel goes around Rev and wife Justine trying to get the family together each Sunday for dinner.  They will use heartfelt recipes to lure the kids back to the house for the Sunday tradition. With half of the kids grown and on their own they make it a weekly mission to make Sunday dinner happen.

From Justine’s Famous Lasagna, to Rev’s BBQ, each episode will unveil a new recipe to be shared with both new and old guests. Over six episodes, Rev and Justine will show that the perfect family meal isn’t just about the food, it’s about who is sitting at the table to share it!

In the premiere episode Justine invites her parents over for Sunday supper. After a week of eating all of his veggies, Justine grants Rev a cheat day but Rev isn’t sure what he will choose to go with the loaf of homemade bread that Justine’s father brings. Taking some time to think about it, Rev finally decides on Justine’s Famous Lasagna. But first, Justine enlists daughter Miley to both help and learn the family recipe in an effort to pass it on for years to come. Witness fun, food and family at Rev’s house from Sunday to Sunday, including breakfast for dinner with chicken and waffles, a Sunday vegetarian sit-down with veggie tacos, and a visit from the Simmon’s family food police!

Kudos on originality right?  This will be definitely a show I would watch on a weekly basis.  How about you whisperers?

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