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“Sweet Life” for Issa Rae-Inks New HBO Deal: Black Hollywood Wrap Up

“Sweet Life” for Issa Rae-Inks New HBO Deal: Black Hollywood Wrap Up


by Ms. Black Hollywood

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Issa Rae Not “Insecure” Following New HBO Deal Actress Issa Rae has secured a deal that should give her a taste of the “Sweet Life” if her shows are as successful as her current “Insecure”.  Rae has come up with two new shows that have been greenlit by HBO.  Her first show is a half hour comedy about the romantic life of a bisexual Black man trying to find the right balance in “Him or Her”.  Rae’s second offering is the hour long drama “Sweet Life” that centers around teens who live the lavish life in a neighborhood known as “the Black Beverly Hills”.  Vulture Magazine says “Sweet Life” “sounds like a black 90210“.  Landing the HBO deal could mean a very happy—and very busy New Year for Rae who also will be back for season three of hit show “Insecure”.

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La La’s “Star” is about to Shine in New Role   Former MTV VJ La La Anthony has landed a recurring role on FOX’s music drama “Star”.  Anthony will step into the role of Paola–the estranged mother of another new character named Angel and we’ll see how both these characters are connected to regular Jahil (Benjamin Bratt ).  The show “Star” is a creation of Lee Daniels and follows the rising careers of three talented chasing stardom in the cutthroat world that is the music industry while running from their pasts.   Anthony seems thrilled about the new role and shared with friends and shared the news with fans on IG saying “Blessings!!🙏🏽🙏🏽thank you @theoriginalbigdaddy for this AMAZING opportunity! Check me out on @staronfoxcoming soon 😍😍CANT WAIT‼️‼️” No word on when Anthony makes her debut or how many episodes she’ll guest star in.

 Namaste! Lupita on January Cover of Vogue The Kenyan-Mexican actress is featured on the January cover of Vogue’s wellness edition.  Nyong’o strikes a yoga pose while balancing on a paddleboard to show off  some of her athletic prowess.  This is the fourth time the award-winning actress has graced the cover of the fashion mag. 2018 will be starting with a bang for Nyong’o whose movie “Black Panther” will hit theaters the month after her Vogue cover. Inside the mag, Nyong’o talks about the upcoming Marvel movie Vogue describes as “a world of black African pride, strength, and cool.”  Nyong’o plays Nakia who is the love interest of the King of the technologically advanced, fictitious African nation of  Wakanda. Nyong’o says of her “Black Panther” role, “For me, as an African who lives outside Africa and wrestles with that dichotomy of tradition and modernity, this is almost healing,”  “Black Panther” opens in theaters nationwide in February.  Nyong’o’s Vogue cover issue is on sale now.

For this week’s look at movie and music entertainment news, that’s a wrap!