Sherri Shepherd is parting ways with The View. The actress/host released a statement saying, “It’s been seven wonderful years on The View. And after careful consideration it is time for me to move on. I am extremely grateful to Barbara Walters and Bill Gedde for giving me the opportunity. I look forward to the business opportunities that lay ahead for me and I am incredibly grateful to my View family and my fans for supporting me on this journey.” Shepherd is said to have been in the re-negotiating stages prior to her decision. [Deadline]
Tracey Edmonds has a new job as co-host of Extra. The film producer and reality star will join Mario Lopez and Charissa Thompson as the newest host. She debuts on September 8.
Sheryl Lee Ralph will chat with Oprah on Sunday’s episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now? to talk show business, show off her Tony nomination and discuss the success of Dreamgirls since it’s 1981 premiere. The episode airs Sunday, June 29 at 9 p.m. EST on OWN.
BET is reportedly eyeing a Chris Brown Reality series chronicling the singer’s life after jail. A focus group was held Tuesday in the San Fernando Valley of California asking participants if they would be into watching a show about Brown straying from drugs and staying on a straight path. BET is said to be in talks with several production companies to get the project off the ground. [TMZ]
Brooklyn, New York now has a “Do The Right Thing” day in honor of the classic Spike Lee film. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams designated June 30 as “Do the Right Thing Day” during a Borough Hall ceremony Tuesday. The movie was praised for its cultural significance. [BET]