Angell Conwell, Carl Payne, and Letoya Leckett were cast in the Gospel Music Channel’s “For Richer or Poorer” TV mini-series, which filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, over the weekend. More about that at Wilm on Film, “Stars descend on Wilmington to film gospel TV series” Letoya Luckett tweeted that shot from her makeup chair.. Angell and Carl posed in a corner, during a break.more..
On Friday, Will Smith was in Moscow for the premiere of Men in Black 3. During the usual press the flesh/shaking hands and smiling for the press, one reporter decided to get himself a little something extra.
He pulled himself closer for what looked like a bro hug, but then kisses Will Smith on the cheek. Will Smith switches to the other side.more..
Last night at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, Hennessy held a launch party for the Hennessy Privilege NyX Collectors edition bottle. As the name says, it’s a limited edition bottle designed to “evoke the imagination and conjure the endless possibilities when exploring the unknown or crafting the perfect night out.”
In addition to the bottle launch, Hennessy awarded Holly Robinson Peete with the Hennessy Privilege Award. In honor for those who have made extraordinary contributions to their communities.
Holly Robinson Peete champions Autism awareness, and has done so for a few years. See, “Shifting Focus: 8 Facts About Autism the Media Is Not Covering”
Last night on 20/20 with Barbara Walters, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon showed their twins Moroccan and Monroe to the world for the first time &mdahs; or as that picture indicates, The Incredibles Always up for fun, Nick Cannon said the day Mariah Carey gave birth he was ready with a video camera and music. He told the doctor to let him know when he was ready to pull the twins out, so he could play the music. Mariah was in complete agreement. She picked the track: a live version of her song “Fantasy.”more..
On Sunday, Oct. 9, fashion designer Lara Manoukian hosted a launch party at the Falcon Restaurant in Hollywood, California, to preview her new jewelry collection. Lara Manoukian conceived the line while on a trip to Madrid Spain, in June 2008. That was three years ago, so it gave her plenty of time to flesh out the meaning behind Sinless; it’s deeper than you might think.
Last night, Jay-Z sat down with Cornel West at the New York Public Library to promote his book Decoded. In Decoded Jay-Z explains the thinking behind some of his hit records and events in his life. Call it a memoir. He doesn’t like to. The NYPL host who introduced Jay-Z, said Decoded is one of the ‘more extraordinary books I have read in the last decade.”more..
Back in July, Jada Pinkett-Smith, put us on to Willow’s budding singing talent. Quick recap: “Let me tell you, she’s 9 years old. I don’t know where that voice came from. She sings like she’s a grown woman. Like she’s been around. I’m like, ‘where does all that experience in your voice come from?’ I have no idea, but she’s something. Music is her thing.”more..
These past few weeks, Jada Pinkett-Smith has been on the media/talk show circuit in support of Jaden and The Karate Kid. On Monday, she was on The George Lopez Show. They talked about Jaden’s acting and how she protected him on the set of The Karate Kid. Willow’s mohawk was a part of the conversation too. On an earlier David Letterman appearance, Jada simply said Willow’s hair was completely her thing. Explaining that she and Will allow Willow to be a free spirit. With George Lopez, Jada got into it a little more. If you thought Willow was channelling Rihanna, or by chance, Janelle Monae, you’d be wrong. Jada said Willow’s inspiraton was .. her grandmother.more..