Monthly Archives January 2021

OWN’S NEW DRAMA “DELILAH” ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL CAST

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Delilah the new drama series coming to OWN this March has announced new regular cast members.

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The new series regulars include:

Kelly Jacobs plays ‘Maia’ – smart, feisty, and creative, Maia is Delilah’s teenage daughter. She’s confident and unafraid to speak her mind or stand up for herself. A talented violinist, Maia plays with the school orchestra, but when she meets Miss Virginia, a renowned former violinist who offers to give Maia free lessons, Maia sets her sights on bigger aspirations, much to Delilah’s dismay.

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Khalil Johnson plays ‘Dion’ – Dion is Delilah’s nephew, her brother Nate’s son. Dion has not had an easy life and all he wants is some stability and his absent mother’s love.  However, the love he’s getting from his aunt is unconditional – and he’s starting to feel at home.

Braelyn Rankins (“Faith Under Fire,” “Genius”) plays ‘Marcus’ – a sweet kid, Marcus is Delilah’s son. Energetic, confident and sharp, he is a little annoyed that his five-year-old cousin has been staying at the house – and wonders how long he has to put up with it. Nonetheless, Marcus is a good-natured boy who likes to have a good time. Also perceptive, when he sees his mother is distracted, he knows how to make her smile.

Delilah Connolly (played by Maahra Hill)  left a demanding white-shoe law firm a decade ago and hung up her own shingle so she could make raising her kids her number one priority. Now she takes on cases the big firms ignore and finds herself, more often than not, going head-to-head with the powerful and privileged as she fights for the disenfranchised. In addition to raising her two kids, Maia and Marcus, she also cares for her young nephew Dion; manages her relationship with her frustrating ex; and to top it all off, she’s about to go up against her best friend Tamara in court for the first time. She has always represented the underdogs. Tamara has always represented the wealthy and powerful. But this case is different: this time, Delilah’s most cherished friendship is on the line, and there are lives at stake. But Delilah does what she always does – she seeks justice for those who need it most. 

Filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina, the new series is from “Greenleaf” creator Craig Wright.

Super Bowl Gospel Celebration Airs February 6 at 8PM ET on BET

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For the eighth consecutive year, the 22nd Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will air on BET during Super Bowl LV week on Saturday, February 6th at 8/7c.

Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

The theme “Nothing Can Stop Us” is the inspirational message for this highly anticipated night of praise and worship during Super Bowl LV. This year’s event will be hosted by national radio and TV personality Rickey Smiley and feature performances by The NFL Players Choir, Erica Campbell, Voices of Fire presented by Pharrell Williams, PJ Morton, Kierra Sheard, Koryn Hawthorne, Zacardi Cortez, and an exclusive performance by gospel music pioneer and living legend John P. Kee. Additionally, the show will feature appearances from NFL Players Desean Jackson-Philadelphia Eagles WR and Dak Prescott – Dallas Cowboys QB.

The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will present Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson with this year’s “Faith In Action Award.” The son of a courageous cancer survivor, Watson is one of the NFL’s youngest philanthropists and is committed to causes that support families and youth in underserved communities.

In collaboration with the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, the American Cancer Society will highlight the need to eliminate barriers to prevention and treatment in the black community during the broadcast. African Americans have the lowest survival rate for most cancers, and the pandemic has caused a devastating drop in cancer screenings. Viewers will be encouraged to donate during the show on BET by texting HOPE to 20222 to donate $10 to the American Cancer Society.

Hallmark Channel’s Beverly Hills Wedding Premieres Feb. 6th

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Hallmark Channel’s Beverly Hills Wedding starring Brooke D’Orsay and Brendan Penny is getting us in the mood for love!

Hallmark CHannel's Beverly Hills Wedding

Here is a synopsis:

When small-town wedding photographer Molly’s (D’Orsay) baby sister gets engaged, she
enters the budget-conscious couple in a contest and wins a dream wedding – an all-expenses paid, celeb-worthy event at an historic Beverly Hills hotel, thrown by “planner to the stars,”
Terrence Roquefort (Matthew MacCaull, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”). It all seems perfect, but
when the engaged couple seem uneasy with the new plans, and maid of honor duties bring Molly
closer to the best man, her ex-boyfriend Cory (Penny) she reconsiders whose dreams she is trying to fulfill.

Hallmark CHannel's Beverly Hills Wedding

Check out the sneak peek below and don’t forget to tune in to the Hallmark Channel Feb. 6th to watch the Hallmark Channel original movie.

ALL-NEW ‘SUPERSOUL’ WITH OPRAH STREAMING ON DISCOVERY+

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Oprah announced a new series SuperSoul—the followup to her award winning SuperSoul Sunday is streaming exclusively on Discovery Plus.

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Dropping the “Sunday” the new series features in-depth conversations with thought leaders and public figures and provide inspiration to Oprah—and to us. As with the original series, audio versions will air on the podcast SuperSoul Conversations a week after it streams on the network.

As OWN celebrates our 10th anniversary on-air, I continue to find personal inspiration from these in-depth conversations. My hope is that these interviews allow space for intriguing self-reflection as viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them,” said Oprah of the new series.

Guest on the new series include Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and the late Cicely Tyson.

The media mogul will also speak with my favorite American historian Jon Meacham (The Soul of America, which she named one of the books that gets her through tough times), and Fixer Upper‘s Chip and Joanna Gaines for “intimate conversations about the pivotal moments in their lives.

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Joanna Gaines Has A New Cooking Show

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Joanna Gaines debuted her new cooking show “Magnolia Table” January 3rd on the Food Network. The name is a nod to her and husband Chip Gaines Waco, Texas Magnolia empire that includes everything from a restaurant to home goods.

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On episode 4 “Weekend Game Day Snacks” (my fav so far!) , Joanna teaches viewers how to make some of her family’s most-loved foods like Philly Cheesesteaks, Hasselback Potatoes, French Onion Dip, and Lucy’s Peanut Butter Brownies.

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Even though the new show debuted on the Food Network, the entire first season is available now on Discovery Plus, home of the couples Magnolia Network.

Maisey Biden Jordan’s Were A Hit At Biden’s Inauguration

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I have to admit I was one of those “older folks” asking who was Maisey Biden during the inauguration. See the young folks already know who she is…. She’s a Tik Tok star with dope fashion choices.

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Maisey, the granddaughter of President Joe Biden sent sneaker-heads into a frenzy when it was revealed that she was wearing a pair of purple Jordan’s.

The Jordan’s make sense seeing as though she’s a basketball player who’s played ball with friend Sasha Obama since 2010.

The girls love soccer, too. Both were in then Vice President Joe Biden’s entourage July 5 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 championship match in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Maisey Biden

Her father is Hunter Biden (below she is seen walking behind her father and aunt Ashley). She has two sisters, Naomi and Finnegan and a cousin Natalie. All the ladies looked amazing as they witnessed their grandfather take his oath of office as the 46th President of the United States.

Michelle Obama Made D.C. Her Political Runway

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Michelle Obama 2021 look is hitting different!

The former First Lady did not come to play during the Biden Harris inauguration Wednesday morning and I was here for it!

Michelle Obama 2021

Michelle stepped out of the SUV at the Capitol with her hair freshly laid and rocking a burgundy outfit that had me forgetting that former President Barack Obama was with her.

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I mean all eyes were on Michelle and Twitter went crazy. I almost forgot about how excited I was to see what First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and VP Kamala Harris were wearing… they didn’t disappoint, but it was Michelle for me!

Styled by Meredith Koop, the former First Lady wore an ensemble from Black designer Sergio Hudson with Stuart Weitzman boots.

I don’t know about you, but it did my heart good to see the Obama’s!!

Tyler Perry’s The Oval Season 2 Premieres Feb. 16th On BET

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BET announced Tyler Perry’s The Oval season 2 will premiere Tuesday, February 16th following Madea’s Farewell Play.

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The one-hour drama returns with its second jaw-breaking season and lifts the veil of what can happen when the leader of the free world, his wife and family are crazed maniacs.(sounds like those Trumps to me!)

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The series also highlights the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence.

Season two returns Tuesday, February 16, at a special time 10:30 PM ET/PT. The series will then move to its regular time slot of 9 PM ET/PT starting Tuesday, February 23rd.

TRAILER: RUTH: Justice Ginsburg In Her Own Words

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RUTH: Justice Ginsburg In Her Own Words a new documentary that focuses on the late Justice’s life, work, and legacy is coming in February.

RUTH: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words
Photos © RUTH, American Film Foundation 2020

The documentary will also reenact some of her constitutional cases and include commentary from former colleagues.

“In those days, I had three strikes against me: One is I was Jewish; another, I was a woman; and then, the one that I think really did me in, was I had a four-year-old daughter,” Justice Ginsburg says in one vintage clip in the trailer, released earlier this week.

Arriving virtually February 12th and on demand March 9th, the documentary is from Oscar Award winning director Freida Lee Mock.

Check out the trailer:

Raven Goodwin as Hattie McDaniel In Upcoming Indie Biopic

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Raven Goodwin as Hattie McDaniel………….

Raven Goodwin as Hattie McDaniel

Goodwin will portray actress Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to ever win an Oscar, in the indie film,  Behind the Smile, according to Deadline.

The legendary actress who won an Oscar for her role as Mammy in 1939’s Gone With the Wind, wasn’t even allowed to sit with her Hollywood peers during the segregated ceremony.

This is WILD! So happy to announce that I’ll be portraying THE Hattie McDaniel. This is so meaningful— in so many ways! Just know I’m ready to take on the responsibility! Much love!!!- Goodwin wrote on Instagram.

She endured racism and racial segregation throughout her career. She also faced backlash from the Black community, including the NAACP, for taking on stereotypical maid or slave roles. She died in 1952 at age 57 of breast cancer. 

Raven Goodwin as Hattie McDaniel

A Sex and the City Revival Confirmed!

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Happy Monday! The Sex and the City revival is officially a go!

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Sarah Jessica Parker, who played fashionista and writer Carrie Bradshaw confirmed the news with a teaser on her social media accounts Sunday.

According to Variety, the new chapter is titled “And Just Like That…” and will star Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones in the original series, is not returning. Parker, Nixon and Davis will also executive produce, along with Michael Patrick King.

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The revival will follow Carrie Bradshaw (Parker), Charlotte York (Davis) and Miranda Hobbes (Nixon) as they navigate love and friendship in their 50s. The series will consist of 10 half-hour episodes and is set to begin production in New York City in late spring.

I’m looking forward to seeing…. where is Big and Carrie’s relationship now? What are the ladies sipping on in their 50’s? and of course how has Carrie’s style evolved.