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Plus, Tameka "Tiny" Harris enlists Celebrity Mamas of Atlanta for new reality show, Nas' Time is Illmatic documentary goes global, Boondocks executive producer set to rewrite new Marlon Wayans and Mike Epps comedy.
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Oscar-nominated star Quvenzhane Wallis has been named the new face of Armani Junior. The ten-year-old actress will be the first child celebrity to be the face of a major brand. Wallis said, “I’m so happy to be chosen by Mr. Armani to be his ambassador for Armani Junior. I felt the same excitement when I got cast for a major film. Me? Wow! I was honored to wear his custom gown to the Oscars. It made me feel like a princess.” Congratulations, Quvenzhane! [HollywoodReporter]
Ready for some mama drama? Celebrity Mamas of Atlanta is the newest reality brainchild of Tameka “Tiny” Harris and it is set to come to the small screen soon. The show will star the mothers of several Atlanta-based artists including Kandi Burruss’ mother, Mama Joyce, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star Rasheeda Frost’s mother, Shirleen and Tiny’s mom, Diane. The ladies are said to gearing up to bring more drama than their children. Stay tuned. [RadarOnline]
Rapper Nas’ Time is Illmatic documentary has landed a global distribution deal. After a successful showing at the Cannes Music Festival, the documentary about what many consider to be one of the most important hip hop albums, was picked up by Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Company. Now the movie will be sold in Japan, Australia and across Europe. Illmatic is set to hit theaters in the U.S. come October. [HipHopWired]
Boondocks executive producer Rodney Barnes has been tapped by Sony to for action-comedy Any Means Necessary, starring Marlon Wayans and Mike Epps. Wayans will play a cop while Epps is set to take on the role as his criminal sibling. Barnes, who wrote Think Like a Man, Think Like a Man 2 and Ride Along will rewrite the script originally penned by David Elliot and Paul Lovett. [Deadline]
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