Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Kenya Moore releases controversial text messages. Keemelah Williams and LaTavia Roberson join the cast of R&B Divas Atlanta. Being Mary Jane gets official release date. Chilli of TLC poses for PETA. Hollywood Repoter has actress roundtable.
Here's what's got us asking for a double shot of espresso this morning:
Kanye West has parted ways with Nike due to creative differences. In an interview with Hot 97's Angie Martinez, West discussed his struggles with Nike and announced that he is taking his design talents to Adidas. The rapper stated that he eventually wants to become the "Tupac of product." [TheUrbanDaily]
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore has released screenshots of the text conversation between her and Phaedra Park's husband, Apollo. She admits that they did text back and forth but maintains that there was nothing sexual and that they never met up. [TheUrbanDaily]
Kameelah Williams of 702 and LaTavia Roberson of Destiny's Child will both be joining the cast of R&B Divas Atlanta. The singers will replace original cast members, Faith Evans and Nicci Gilbert. [MadameNoire]
Being Mary Jane has an official premiere date. BET's first original scripted hour-long drama will debut on Tuesday, January 7 at 10 pm. The series created by Mara Brock Akil and starring our December cover star Gabrielle Union will follow a successful African American woman as she juggles her career, family and love life. [Eurweb]
Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas of TLC is the star of PETA's new Anti-Circus campaign. The singer is pictured on the ad with striped body paint inside of a cage that reads, "Beaten, lonely, abused: Boycott the Circus." Chilli spoke out on why she wanted to get involved: "If you can raise awareness to something that's important, such as this, then you should," she says. "Because I know for a fact that I wouldn't want to be in a cage" [Eurweb]
The Hollywood Reporter featured 2014 Oscar contenders, Oprah Winfrey, Octavia Spencer, and Lupita Nyong'o in their actress roundtable. The stars, as well as Julia Roberts, Emma Thompson, and Amy Adams discussed their fears, sacrifices and greatest advice. [Hollywood Reporter]