Ja’net Dubois best known for her role in Good Times was found dead at 74.
He cause of death is unclear because she wasn’t known to have any illnesses according to TMZ. Ja’net passed away in her sleep.
Although the actress is most known for her role as the Evans family’s sassy neighbor, Wilona Woods, she also composed and sang The Jeffersons theme song. She also had guest appearances in I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, Tropic Thunder and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.
Ja’net Dubois is also an Emmy-award winner for her voiceover work on The PJs.
WE TV today announced a new series Waka & Tammy: What The Flocka, premiering Thursday, March 12 on WE TV.
The show consists of six, one-hour episodes and is produced by Entertainment One. “Waka & Tammy: What The Flocka” joins WE tv’s hit programming slate, which reigns as the #1 network for African American women on Thursday and Friday nights.
Waka & Tammy: What The Flocka follows Hip Hop’s iconic sweethearts Waka Flocka Flame and his fiery wife Tammy Rivera as they navigate their renewed commitment to their relationship after their emotional roller-coaster on WE TV’s Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition.
One year after the wedding of their dreams, Waka and Tammy find themselves in their new home in Atlanta, where they are navigating all the challenges of married life. From home renovation, juggling Tammy’s bustling music career, parenting their teenage daughter Charlie, and meddling in-laws, keeping their marriage strong takes work.
“Waka & Tammy: What The Flocka” is produced by eOne with eOne’s Tara Long, Gennifer Gardiner serving as executive producers alongside Tammy Rivera-Malphurs, Jauquin Malphurs, Datari Turner, Debra Antney. Lauren Gellert and Kari McFarland are executive producing for WE TV.
Amy Poehler, Mike and Julie Scully (THE SIMPSONS, The Carmichael Show, Parks and Recreation), joined forces to bring you a new animated series, Duncanville.
The 30-minute series will follow a 15-year-old boy named Duncan who lives a rich fantasy life and navigates through life with the help of his friends. Wiz Khalifa is set to make a guest appearance as Mr. Mitch on the series’ premiere next week. He is the coolest guy at their school. The universally loved teacher/guidance counselor, and occasional gym coach and school nurse, due to budget cuts. This should be a piece of cake for the rapper.
The cast includes Poehler as Duncan/Annie, Ty Burrell as Jack, Riki Lindhome as Kimberly, Joy Osmanski as Jing, Betsy Sodaro as Bex, Yassir Lester as Yangzi, and Zach Cherry as Wolf.
Duncanville premieres on Sunday, February 16th at 8:30 PM E/T.
If you watch Growing Up Hip-Hop, then you have seen Romeo Miller on life throughout the show. Usually, Miller’s storyline involves the potential romance between him and his ex-girlfriend, Angela Simmons. However, this season, the two aren’t friends.
Romeo has been apart of the GHH cast since its premiere in 2016. He’s also an executive producer of the show. According to theJASMINEBRAND, sources believe that Miller and his father, Master P, haven’t been able to see eye to eye with production lately.
“Romeo nor his father (Master P) would never go against their morals for money for any network,” the source claimed. “He hasn’t been on much of this season and is focusing on his many businesses, career and his love life with new girlfriend. Romeo has nothing against the cast, they’re just growing apart and he rather explore the truth, not a fake love triangle that the network is dragging out. ”
Romeo hasn’t publically announced his departure from the show, however, the show has been removed from his list of projects in his Instagram bio.
The last episode of Power has aired and we have seen the end of Ghost and the original story that we have all grown to love. But that is not the end of the world that Power exists in, Starz has revealed all of the series that will branch from the original.
The upcoming series are apart of the Power Universe and will begin with Power Book II: Ghost, which will star Michael Rainey Jr. returning as Tariq, alongside Natauri Naughton, Mary J. Blige and Method Man.
The additional shows that are being created include Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Power Book IV: Influence, and Power Book V: Force, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Influence will detail governor candidate Rashad Tate’s mission to become a large force in New York, Raising Kanan will be a 1990s prequel story of Kanan Stark and Force will be on Tommy’s trek to California but the struggle to cut away from New York City.
“In television history, only a select few shows have inspired four consecutive series extensions, launched into active production and development at the same time,” Starz’s president and CEO, Jeffrey Hirsch, said when talking about the spinoff series. “These new and exciting chapters will continue the journey of some of Power’s most controversial characters while featuring a growing ensemble of complex, distinct characters along with the high-octane drama that set Power in a class of its own.”
If you did not see the final episode of Power, the ending of the epic “Who Shot Ghost?” Season, then you did not see Jaime St. Patrick aka Ghost’s wife and son give award-winning acting performances when trying to set up others for the ultimate demise of the family’s patriarch.
Tariq, masterfully played by Michael Rainey, Jr., was sinister in his approach— crouching between overprotective teen son and criminal strategist— he continued to make the viewers hate this kid while at the same time being empathetic for his loss of his father to Angela Valdez and the tragic death of his sister, Reina. Oh, the tangled web we weave…
But who taught him the artful craft of weaving webs?
His momma, Tasha played by Naturi Naughton!
If we are suggesting that Tariq receives the Oscar (and we know Emmys are applicable but it is Oscar night) it would be for Best Actor for his role in this hood cinematic form of gangsta-porn, then his mother (who in the episode showed enough skin to be considered actual soft-porn) could get the Best Actress award for her skilled performance.
Season 6, Episode 15 entitled “Exactly How We Planned” might have ended on a surprising note, twisting everyone’s dream of how this series should culminate, should not be sad. The prequel, sequel and addition spin-off are coming soon.
Starz announced on Sunday that they picked up four new series based off various characters from the original show: Power Book II: Ghost starring Mary J. Blige and Method Man, Book III: Raising Kanan is a prequel looking back at the early years of villain Kanan Stark (50 Cent) in the 1990s, Book IV: Influence gives us a new look at Rashad Tate’s (Larenz Tate) ruthless pursuit of political power; and Book V: Force about Ghost’s homeboy Tommy Egan, as he starts his new life in California.
According to USA Today, Power Book II: Ghost will pick up 48 hours after the ending of Power and will feature from the original series the following faves: Tariq, Tasha and law-enforcement antagonist Cooper Saxe.
A Showtime series centered around the First Ladies of the United States is on the way. The first season will focus on Michelle Obama, Betty Ford, and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Viola Davis is set to portray our forever FLOTUS in the hourlong drama. Davis expressed her gratitude for her new gig on Twitter, “Sooo proud!!! Honoring and elevating these powerful, worthy Queens with respect. Go #TeamJuVee!!!”
There is no word yet on a release date for the series but this sounds like a promising episode.
Viola Davis just wrapped up a six-year gig playing the iconic role of Analiese Keating on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder. The series finale airs in May, and this will be one helluva follow-up role.
Issa Rae is coming to the big screen alongside Lakeith Stanfield on Valentine’s Day in the upcoming movie, The Photograph.
Aside from filming a couple of movies, she launched a music label, Raedio, in partnership with Atlantic Records, and she’s a part-owner of an Inglewood coffee shop. She’s definitely booked and busy as fans eagerly wait for the return of her hit HBO series, Insecure, next year.
But in an interview with Variety, she remained tight-lipped about how many seasons the show has left.
“I haven’t said it yet,” she said. “I just know that there’s an ending.” She added, “I’ve always known…I love working on the show. I love every part of it. But I love when stories finish and they don’t try to overstay their welcome.”
The series, which started off on Youtube, earned Issa Rae Golden Globe and Emmy nominations as well as critical acclaim as a creative and actress. With the large gaps between the last seasons, it definitely feels like the ending is near.
Lisa Leslie sat down with Gayle King to remember her close friend, Kobe Bryant. She assured that his legacy is “not complicated” to her because of his 2003 rape allegations.
The WNBA legend said the media media “should be more respectful” and not resurface the case in wake of his fatal helicopter crash on January 26th.
“It’s like if you had questions about it, you had many years to ask him that,” Leslie said Tuesday on CBS This Morning. “I don’t think it’s something that we should keep hanging over his legacy.”
Bryant was charged with sexual assault after a 19-year-old woman accused him of rape. The charges were eventually dropped because the accuser refused to testify. They later reached a settlement outside of court and Kobe issued a public apology to the woman.
“Although I truly believe this encounter between us was consensual, I recognize now that she did not,” he said. Leslie made it clear that this controversy doesn’t change how she feels about her beloved friend.
“That’s just not the person that I know,” Leslie told the morning show. She knew Kobe Bryant since he was 18-years-old and says he wasn’t the “kind of person that would do something to violate a woman or be aggressive in that way.”
“Even if there’s a few times that we’ve been at a club at the same time, Kobe’s not the kind of guy, never been, like, ‘Lis, go get that girl, or tell her, or send her this,’” Leslie said. “I have other NBA friends that are like that. Kobe, he was never like that.”
Many people applauded Leslie for riding for her friend. Lil Duval accused Gayle of having a “personal agenda.”
Kobe Bryant died with eight other passengers on the helicopter, including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. There have been countless tributes to the late legend and his Mambacita all over the world.
Check out this mural that was painted right across the street from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Lil Wayne is rock star, but for his debut on Fox’s hit show The Masked Singer, he chose to perform the hit song of an even bigger one.
On Sunday (Feb. 2), the fourth season of The Masked Singer kicked off and while many were trying to figure out who some of the contestants are under those costumes, it was one that stood out immediately and that was the robot—who happened to be Lil’ Wayne.
“I did it for my kids,” Wayne said in his first Masked Singer interview sans mask. “Unexpected joy.”
Singing Lenny Kravitz’s 1993 hit “Are You Gonna Go My Way”, fans knew instantly that the robot character was none other than Mr. Carter’s but the judges seemed to be completely in the dark. From Shaun White, Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O to Flavor Flav, or Floyd Mayweather; the judges, which included Lil’ Wayne collaborator Robin Thicke, were seemingly lost on who was behind the mask.
Ultimately, Lil Wayne was the first to be voted off but his appearance definitely helped kick off the show’s new season. During his post interview Weezy revealed that although he had fun, the show was nothing like what he’s ever experienced before as a performer.
“I always hear everybody that does the show always talk about being how it is being behind the mask and all that,” Wayne said. “And how they feel by not being seen and having to go throughout a few days or whatever being, you know, all that stuff. I didn’t get that feeling. Only thing I felt under the mask was, like, it was heavy. It was all good but I still didn’t understand being behind the mask and feeling something different. I didn’t get that feeling.”
Wayne added that doing the show was “unlike any experience I’ve ever had musically,” noting that he’s “never done choreography” in his life.
Check out Weezy’s masked performance and post interview below.