Actress Regina Hall attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California
*Fresh from her feature film “About Last Night,” Regina Hall has secured a recurring role in the new FX series “Married,” set to premiere this summer.
Created, directed and executive produced by Andrew Gurland, “Married” stars Nat Faxon and Judy Greer as Russ and Lina Bowman, who can barely remember their life before kids, debt, and suburbia threw a wrench in their romance. But every once in a while they are reminded what drew them together in the first place: They’re best friends.
Hall will play Roxanne, the ex-wife of needy AJ (Brett Gelman), who is taking their divorce very hard. Now she’s engaged to a much more emotionally stable guy, but AJ is still making her life difficult.
Hall will next be seen on the big screen in “Think Like A Man Too,” due in June.
Actor Mehcad Brooks arrives at the “UniteLIVE: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying” at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 3, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada
*“Necessary Roughness” co-star Mehcad Brooks has signed on for the CW pilot “Identity,” reports Deadline.
The story follows Mia (Ahna O’Reilly), a young New Yorker who learns she needs an organ transplant to survive and her only living relative is a newfound half-brother, Davis (Matt Barr), the only son of a wealthy and powerful Charleston family. She connects with them only to find they’re the target of a CIA investigation for involvement in domestic terrorism, and the agency wants her as their newest informant.
Brooks plays Brennan, a driven, unorthodox CIA agent who finds himself with a perfectly positioned but very green new asset in Mia.
*Is Don Lemon ready for his weekly close up?
Things seem to point in that direction. According to The Huffington Post, CNN is experimenting with a new weekly show hosted by the “CNN Newsroom” anchor.
The series, called “The Don Lemon Show,” will air “tentatively” at 10 p.m. Monday nights for approximately five weeks. Lemon’s show will fill the void left by Anderson Cooper’s “AC 360 Later,” which was cancelled in early February. Continue reading
*Moviegoers may know Lupita Nyong’o for her Oscar-winning performance in “12 Years A Slave,” but the actress was using her pre-Academy celebrity for a good cause as the star of a sexy Kenyan soap opera called “Shuga.”
According to reports, Nyong’o was involved with the series five years ago, playing “ambitious go-getter college student Ayira, who sleeps with her boss at Maverick Advertising.”
Footage of the “Shuga,” which aired in 40 African countries on MTV Base Africa and expanded to 70 stations internationally, can be seen online. Continue reading
Also: Epps’ ABC Drama ‘Resurrection’ Debuts to Strong Ratings
* Lord Jamar may be generating news on his views of hip hop, but it appears the Brand Nubian MC has found a new target in Omar Epps.
So much so that the “Resurrection” star took it straight to Jamar regarding the rapper’s commentary on what he said was a “skirt” Epps wore during a recent visit to “The View.“ Epps went on Twitter to address his appearance on “The View” (wearing what could be construed as a skirt) and Jamar’s lack of knowledge about the garment and its significance.
“The uninformed couldn’t understand my contemporary ode to my Zulu warrior roots. The Maasai, Fante, etc. It’s tribal, study our history..,” the actor tweeted.