*Stephen Bishop (“Moneyball”) has been upped to a series regular on BET’s “Being Mary Jane,” which stars Gabrielle Union as a successful TV news anchor. Bishop stars as David, an ex-boyfriend Mary Jane will soon bring back into her life to work things out. Bishop will next be seen in the film “Miss Meadows” opposite Katie Holmes.
After 4 million viewers tuned in to watch the movie in July, “Being Mary Jane” the series premieres tonight on BET.
The network’s first one-hour scripted drama focuses on the life of successful cable news anchor, Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union).
EURweb associate Fahnia Thomas talked to Union about playing a more sexual role.
*Academy Award fever filled the air Wednesday at the elegant L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills.
The private roof top bungalows framed by the slopes of the Hollywood Hills served as the perfect venue for the pre-Oscar swag party presented by Secret Room Events and The Humane Society.
Among the celebrities sited where Kimberly Elise, actor Lorenzo Lamas, Stephen Bishop from the forthcoming movie “Battleship,” Constance White (Editor and Chief of Essence Magazine), Los Angeles KTWV radio personality Pat Prescott and new modeling sensation Massiel Tavares, former Miss Domican Republic Universe.
EURweb was there to feast upon an array of delicacies and trinkets made available for celebrities and invited media. The short list of exquisite vendors include the new Wolfgang Puck coffee line, Whitening Lightning teeth products, Portobello Jewelry, Regina Calderone Photography, the new Jock Soap company, Universal Angel Wings, and who we deem as a top contender to clothe the newly born diva Blue Ivy, the ritzy and chic designs of Giavanna’s Closet.
But in the category of The Ultimate Best Swag Grab Bag “I can’t believe this is free” item, the Award goes to the neatly packaged and stylish smokey gray parker jacket and beach shorts from Lole’ Active Wear. In the category of the Best Idea For Sight Enhancement For True Divas Whose Gaze is in need of Optical Assistance, it is unanimous, the winner is Blinks, by Girl Powered, Inc.
The Secret Room by The Humane Society is one of many events taking place in tinsel town this week leading up to the 84th Annual Academy Awards, which will broadcast live from Hollywood on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 7 pm Eastern and 4 pm Pacific Time on ABC.
*Stephen Bishop, a journeyman actor who has appeared in several TV dramas, hits the big leagues in his next role as slugger David Justice in the Brad Pitt baseball movie “Moneyball.”
The Columbia film is based on Michael Lewis’ 2003 nonfiction book about Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane and his strategy for building a successful team without paying players enormous salaries.
Robin Wright, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman also star in the Bennett Miller-directed movie, which begins shooting in two weeks in Los Angeles.
Justice, ex-husband of Halle Berry and longtime member of the Atlanta Braves, played his final MLB season in 2002, for the A’s, who made the playoffs that year.
Bishop has appeared on TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost,” “Brothers and Sisters” and “Girlfriends” and the features “The Rundown” and “Friday Night Lights.”