Plus, Garbielle Union goes vegan, Beyonce praises "On The Run" tour, Jimmy Greene honors his daughter with an album, Angela Bassett talks her weakenesses and Chef Garvin's gives back.
Here are the stories that are getting us through Friday:
Porsha Williams of the Real Housewives of Atlanta has landed a gig as the new co-host of TVOne’s pop-culture show, Dish Nation. After she spent some time subbing in on the show for a few weeks, Williams has been taken on, full-time, joining up with big radio personalities such as Rickey Smiley, Gary with Da Tea and HeadKrack. [NewsOne]
Soon-to-be Mrs. Dwyane Wade Gabrielle Union has adopted a summer meal plan during the filming for the second season of her hit show, Being Mary Jane. Union has been eating a vegan diet, 5 days a week, in order to maintain a diet that helps her beauty and health, without drastic changes. She can still enjoy a bacon cheeseburger, but only on her off days. [Clutch]
Despite a tour riddled with divorce rumors Beyoncé’s took a moment to express her positive feelings about the experience. After her last show in San Francisco, the singer posted a picture on Instagram thanking the city for helping her “complete the best tour of my life!” [AccessHollywood]
After losing his 6-year-old daughter to the Newtown school shooting, jazz musician Jimmy Greene has turned to his music to honor her memory. Greene hopes the Beautiful Life album can be released before the end of the year. One of the tracks to watch out for, “Come Thou Almighty King,” will include a snippet of his daughter singing while his son plays the piano. [HuffingtonPost]
Congratulations to new dad Omarion. The R&B singer went directly to Instagram to post adorable pictures of his newborn son, Megaa who was born 7 pounds 4oz.
Even though Angela Bassett, 55, has described herself as “a passionate woman who knows what she loves and has been blessed to be able to do it…and continue to do it,” she has two very normal weaknesses: Love and sugar. Even after finishing her debut project as a director and getting nominated for a Primetime Emmy for American Horror Story: Coven, Bassett is still human. [HuffingtonPost]
Chef Garvin has teamed up with Allstate for his latest campaign Give It Up For Good, a campaign focused on putting the spotlight on everyday heroes across America. The celebrity chef recognizes the importance of highlighting “people who are doing good, particularly among people of color, because there is a huge misconception that all things hood are bad and everyone in the neighbohood is doing something bad.” [TheGrio]
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