Lee Daniels Hints at 'Empire' Spin-Off Based on Cookie Lyon
Is there a Cookie spin-off in our future? Lee Daniels seems to think so. The showrunner announced plans to create an Empire spin-off that would give fans a peek at Cookie's backstory. "There's so much ripe story there," Daniels said at a panel for the Television Critics Association, noting that he would like to explain Cookie's upbringing and family life pre-Lucious. We are so here for that. [Variety]
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Nene Leaks to Guest Star on 'Fashion Police'
Nene Leakes' Bravo days are officially behind her! The former Real Housewife of Atlanta is coming to E!, where she landed a guest starring role on Fashion Police. Catch Nene's sure-to-be-quotable critiques when the episode airs on Monday, Aug. 31. [E! Online]
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Tika Sumpter Featured in NFL Campaign for Women's Apparel
Tika Sumpter is bringing some of her #BlackGirlMagic to the NFL. The Haves and the Haves Not actress is the face of the NFL's 2015 women's apparel campaign, where she is promoting the league's clothing line for women. Fun fact: Did you know Tika is a proud Carolina Panthers fan? [BET]
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D'Angelo to Pay Tribute to Bill Withers in Upcoming Concert
D'Angelo is channeling is inner Bill Withers for an upcoming tribute concert. The Oct. 1 show at Carnegie Hall will honor Withers, who is expected to make a rare appearance at the event. Buy tickets from Carnegie Hall's website.
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Karrueche Tran Launches YouTube Beauty Channel
Now's your chance to get Karrueche Tran's fresh face. The Maybelline star just announced plans to launch her very own YouTube beauty channel. She'll be releasing one video per week, so be sure to tune in to find out how to get a flawless bun or make sure your eyebrows are on fleek. [Bustle]
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SWV Releases New Song, 'Ain't No Man'
SWV is back with a sultry new ballad, "Ain't No Man" ahead of their new album (out October 30). Listen here!
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