Paula Patton is tapped to be the leading lady on ABC’s new drug cartel drama, Runner. Patton will play Lauren Marks who finds herself in the middle of a world of cartels and gun trade between the U.S. and Mexico. This will be her first ever role as a TV series regular. Congrats, girl! [The Hollywood Reporter]
Yesterday, the Internet was in an uproar over Fashion Police co-host Guiliana Rancic’s comments on Zendaya’s dreadlocks on the Oscars red carpet. “I just want everyone to know I didn’t intend to hurt anybody, but I’ve learned it is not my intent that matters, it’s the result,” she said. “I want to say to Zendaya and anyone else out there that I have hurt that I am so, so sincerely sorry. This incident has taught me to be a lot more aware of cliches and stereotypes…to not perpetuate them further.” [Access Hollywood]
Move over everyone, Patti LaBelle is coming to the stage. But she won’t be showing off her vocals. This diva is going to show off her fancy footwork on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars. Also joining her on the dance floor is former NFL player Michael Sam, LMFAO’s Redfoo and more. Season 20 premieres in March. [Clutch]
Chris Brown’s problems never seem to end. Just hours before his first show in Canada, Brown was forced to cancel all of his upcoming sold out tour dates in Montreal and Toronto after being denied entry into the country. “The good people of the Canadian government wouldn’t allow me entry,” he said in a now deleted tweet. “I’ll be back this summer and will hopefully see all of my Canadian fans!” [ET Online]
Keke Palmer is returning to the big screen in a new film, Brotherly Love. Romeo Miller, Cory Hardrict, Malik Yoba and more will be joining her in this new drama being produced by Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit media company. Palmer even provides vocals for the film’s soundtrack. Sounds like a hit in the making! [Necole Bitchie]
While other girls are playing with dolls, one little girl in the UK is planning for her degree. 10-year-old math whiz Esther Okade is the country’s youngest university student, studying at Open University.
“From the age of seven, Esther has wanted to goto University,” said Efe, Esther’s mother. “Finally, after three yeas she told me, ‘Mum I think it is about time I started university now.'” [Telegraph]