The Queen still reigns! Queen Latifah is coming back to TV with two new show’s she’s producing for Centric, Curve Appeal and From The Bottom Up.
“Curve Appeal is where we go inside the world of celebrity stylist Timothy Snell as his tough love transforms everyday women. The goal, to have her celebrate her true self and embrace her curves,” said Latifah at the BET Upfronts last night.
The other show, From the Bottom Up, is a 6-part docu-series that follows the journey of five women who have fallen from grace as they try to make the necessary changes to turn their lives around and find redemption.
Both series are slated to debut on Centric this fall.
Tina Campbell, one half of the hit gospel duo Mary Mary, is finally stepping out on her own with her first solo album, It’s Personal. Accompanying the album will be Campbell’s debut book, I Need a Day to Pray, about her often challenging life as a mother, wife and performer. Both projects are being released from GeeTree Creative, a company started by Tina and her husband Teddy Campbell. [Instagram]
Saturday Night Live is ending their 40th season with a bang! Pop diva Rihanna will be hitting the stage to perform her hit songs, “BBHMM,” “American Oxygen,” and more for the SNL season finale hosted by Louis CK. Mark your calendars for May 16 when it all goes down! [Complex]
The total number of Bill Cosby’s alleged sexual assault victims has risen to 38 as three new women have come forward. Janice Baker Kinny, Marcella Tate and Autumn Burns each say that between 1970 and 1982, Cosby drugged and assaulted them and forced them to keep it quiet. Each are being represented by attorney Gloria Allred “The women who are with me today are not the last ones who will come forward,” she said. “I can assure him that there will be more, because women are no longer going to be intimidated by Cosby’s celebrity, money or power.” [Huffington Post]
The family of slain teen Michael Brown plans to sue the city of Ferguson for “punitive and compensatory damages in excess of $75,000.” The lawsuit also names Officer Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, saying he used “an unnecessary and unreasonable amount of force in violation of Brown’s constitutionally guaranteed right to life.” [News One]
What a time to be a high schooler in America. Paramount is sending free copies of the Selma DVD to every public and private high school in American as part of the “Selma for Students” initiative. Companion study guides will also be given with this film about Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama for African American voting rights. [TIME]