First Black Cinderella On Broadway

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Congrats are in order for the lovely Keke Palmer! She will have the amazing honor of playing the first Black Cinderella on Broadway.

Palmer recently became the youngest talk show host,  so it seems that she sees no boundaries when chasing her dreams (as it should be).

She recently took to Twitter to express her excitement stating:

I’m sooooo excited to be doing broadway for the first time, as Cinderella!! DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!”

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Keke Palmer Makes History As Youngest Talk Show Host!

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Earlier this week it was announced that young actress, Keke Palmer, is entering into a new niche within the entertainment industry.  Come July, Keke will be the youngest talk show host!  BET will be launching The Keke Palmer Project, which is going to be geared towards young adults, addressing real issues.  The inspiration for having her own talk show stems from the encouragement of her fans after Keke began posting inspirational quotes on her Twitter page.

 

She explains:

I come from a very small, poor town just outside of the Chicago area and I know what it’s like to dream and accomplish some of your goals, but I would never want to do a show where I am preaching to anyone because I do not like being preached at…

 

I love sharing news like this, as it can really inspire others to dream big.  I especially like to highlight when black women are doing big things because not enough praise is given in the media.  Congrats, Keke and continue to be a positive role model for not only young people, but also for men and women of all ages!

Did You Watch VH1’s TLC Movie?

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If you were like me last night, then you tuned in to the much anticipated TLC Movie that aired on VH1.  Let me dive right in!  I LOVED IT! Of course, there were cheesy, sub-par acting moments, but overall it was a success and mainly because of the awesome casting choices.  Surprisingly, Lil’ Mama was the best look-alike in her role as Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes and Keke Palmer as Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas was a close second, with Drew Sidora as Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins coming in third.

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Growing up on the female power group, TLC, I had chills for the majority of the movie while I sang along to classics such as, “What About Your Friends” and “Creep.”  There are no words that can truly describe how influential they were, not only in the Pop industry, but to young girls everywhere.  They educated a whole generation about safe sex and being confident, while sexy.  The toughest part was watching everything that they went through behind the scenes and knowing their reactions to tragedies that stuck them.  After watching an entire movie of actresses portraying one of my favorite female groups, it brought tears to my eyes to see clips of the actual trio at the end.  Kudos to VH1 for shedding light on what I believe is the real depiction of what happened during their rise to fame.  To throw you back, here is the actual What About Your Friends video, as well as the trailer for VH1’s TLC movie.

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Female Group, TLC, Biopic Cast is Set!

We’ve jammed to their hits, we’ve mimicked their styles and in some way, shape, or form became fans of the power house, all-female group, TLC.  It’s no secret that their story was a roller-coaster ride with their financial troubles being public knowledge and with the untimely death of group member, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.  The remaining members, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, have agreed to a biopic which will feature an interesting cast!

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Source: Necolebitchie.com

Chilli, Left Eye and T-Boz will be played by Keke Palmer, Lil’ Mama, and Drew Sidora (respectively).  Some heat is already being thrown towards Keke Palmer for not “looking like” Chilli, but she’s firing back at her critics.  Here’s what she had to say on Twitter, in response to the flack she’s been getting:

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I’m sure the biopic will be a success and I look forward to seeing it!  Plus, Ms. Palmer is correct, I’d rather see a movie with good actresses, as opposed to actresses that simply look like who they are portraying.