*Fine a** Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson hit it big at the box office last year with “Pain & Gain,” which co-stars Mark Wahlberg.
And now the two are back at it, but this time for a half-hour dramedy pilot set for HBO.
Centered around a group of retired athletes living in Miami, the series will be executive produced by Stephen Levinson (“Entourage”) and will also involve Peter Berg.
Being a retired athlete might bode well for The Rock, being that he’s a wrester and former football player himself. For years he was some eye candy and brutal entertainment for both women and men. He then took a break to spread his wings in acting and thus far, appears to have done well for himself in that area.
Details of when the new show will air on HBO have yet to be released.
*Actor and comedian Flex Alexander is the creator of digital comic book series, “The Joshua Run” and has just released the second episode of the series.
The story focuses on David Joshua, a computer hacker for hire who specializes in making people’s ‘problems’ go away. He’s the “hook-up” guy for all those parking ticket and bad grade needs.
*The number of black churches in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has surged more than 80 percent in the last decade to 3,400 U.S. congregations, says BCNN1.com.
However, the number of African American missionaries remains tiny: Only 27 of the SBC’s 4,900 international missionaries are black.
*Deshai Cole, the Mouth of the South, as she’s so affectionately called, is the host of a provocative, edgy Atlanta-based radio show all about the things your mama would gasp if she heard.
A ‘sexpert’ and author of “30 Ways to Please Your Man,” Deshai loves sex and enjoys sharing tips with women about pleasing themselves and pleasing their men.
“It’s crazy and sometimes my mom laughs at me but I love sex. I was intrigued by it and I wanted to know more about it. I became a certified sex and relationship coach,” she says.
*Rosie Perez is one of those actresses in the industry that can tell it like it is. Beginning her acting career on a Brooklyn stoop with Spike Lee, she’s brought flavor, fire and fierce to femininity in the film industry.
Now she’s the face of Pine Sol’s Women Rise Above It movement to empower women all over the country, encouraging them to share their stories of how they rose above adversity.
*It’s about time someone recognizes the beautiful women overflowing in Africa.
Tyra Banks is pioneering her reality show in the Motherland with “Africa’s Next Top Model.”
The expansion is the fourth branch of her highly successful franchise. And so far, Tyra’s tapped Nigerian model Oluchi Onweagba Orlandi to serve as the host and co-producer.