Kofie Siriboe Graces The Dec/Jan Issue Of ESSENCE

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Needless to say, Ghanaian-American Kofi Siriboe is having a great year.

The 23 year old actor covers ESSENCE’S Magazine double issue alongside U.S Congresswoman Maxine Waters. In the magazine Kofie discusses his heritage, featuring in the multi-million dollar ‘Girls Trip’ movie, where he appeared in the infamous grapefruit scene as well as his own project.

In addition, Kofi was named one of People magazine’s “Most Beautiful People.”

Indeed he is.

You can pick up the Dec/Jan issue of ESSENCE magazine on newsstands this week.

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Eve Joins ‘The Talk’ As New Co-Host

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Following Aisha Tyler’s departure, it  was announced that rapper Eve will be joining ‘The Talk’ as a permanent co host to the show. Eve was a guest host during the week of October 13th and now the Grammy winning rapper has found a new home.

The 39-year-old will be sitting alongside Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood five days a week. Eve sat down with ESSENCE on Monday to talk about her new gig and what she hopes to bring to the table.

I hope that I can bring my personality, my opinion when it comes to different things,” Eve said. “I think the fact that I live in London, and the fact that I’m also in an interracial relationship, the fact that I’m a step-mom —I’m hoping that I can bring my personal life, things that are in my personal life into the group.

While Eve lives in London with her husband,  Maximillion Cooper and stepchildren she will stay in Los Angeles to film while her family stays behind.

If I have any anxieties [about being on the show], it would be that. I love living in the UK, obviously love being with my husband and my dog, and I love my life there. But, I feel blessed and lucky to have gotten this opportunity, and it’s an opportunity that’s crazy to pass.

We’ll make it work. My husband will fly out, he loves California, my step kids love California, and I’ll fly back to London when I can. We’ll figure it out, that’s just life. It’s a great opportunity.

CBS’s Executive VP fof Daytime Programs, Angelica McDaniel said in a statement

Eve brings a fun and fresh perspective to our already diverse panel and will add a new layer to the show as we continue to evolve season to season.

The show has been on air since 2010, which is a great look for Eve !

An Xscape Biopic Is Coming To Bravo 2018

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If you’re a 90’s fan like I am then you’re in for a real treat.

Triple platinum selling girl group Xscape (Kandi Burress, Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris, sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott) are making a huge comeback in the form of a biopic.

Executive producer of the Love & Hip-Hop franchise, Mona Scott-Young will be producing the highly anticipated movie, recollecting and celebrating the group’s creation.

If all of this sounds like de ja vu, TV One teamed up with rapper/producer Jermaine Dupri who has produced three of Xscape’s platinum albums, prepping to air their biopic of the group Who Can I Run To: The Xscape Story.

This original film is based on the story on of 90s R&B quartet Xscape, whose story of their rise to fame and group implosion was told on an episode of TV One’s award-winning docu-series, Unsung. Comprised of sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott, and classmates Kandi Burruss and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, the R&B quartet formed a sisterhood as strong as their sound, recording the #1 hits “Just Kickin’ It,” “Understanding” and “Who Can I Run To?” Since their breakup in 1998, attempts to reunite the group have failed with lingering bitterness and deep seeded anger playing out on public forums.

The iconic group has expressed the biopic that TV One is planning to release sometime in 2018, making it know the ladies are displeased. They stated

We are excited to join forces with Mona Scott-Young and Monami Entertainment to bring the real Xscape story to the world. This partnership will allow us to tell our story about our lives the way we lived it. It’s our truth about the rise, the fall, and the return of Xscape. We feel the recent announcement of an unauthorized biopic on our lives is disrespectful and disappointing. We are not, in any way, participating in that project and it will never ‘represent’ our true story.

TMZ, reports the movie will also drop sometime 2018 !

I can’t wait to watch it !

L.A Rapper Gets 10 Years In Prison For What . . . ?

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Los Angeles based rapper Brandon Christopher Ramsay a.k.a “Ramsay Tha Great,” was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to “pimping out women” her met through various social media sites.

According to CBS LA, the rapper forced four woman from Orange County to prostitute themselves making thousands of dollars a week on the women. One female, who was not identified, said Ramsay demanded she make at least $1,000 a day. When the woman stated when she told the rapper she did not want to do it anymore he threatened her with  a gun.

Ramsay Tha Great, used his social media pages to coax women into prostituting themselves for him. He would take various pictures of himself, holding up stacks of $100 bills and post it to his Facebook page.

Ramsay was caught back in February after investigators with the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force contacted one of the women after seeing sex-for-hire ads, involving women ages 18 and 25. The rapper pleaded guilty with four counts of pimping an pandering, one count of human trafficking and one count of assault with a firearm.

He was sentenced 10 years.

 

Nicki Minaj For H&M Holiday 2017

 

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Another win for the Queen of Hip Hop !

H&M has officially announced their magical new Holiday Campaign starring Nicki Minah and Jessie Williams. The 12 second teaser features Nicki and Jesse co starring as parents to a little girl who tracks down the evil brother of Santa Claus in order to save the holiday season from his selfishness. Nicki, who plays not only the little girls mother but a fairy named Wisest Thingy, while Jesse takes on a dual role of the father and the supernatural Fastest Fairy. John Turturro also plays both parts of Santa Claus and his evil brother.

It’s exciting to see our festive designs come to life together with such inspirational talents. They definitely added some extra magic to the film and we hope that our customers will love how the fashion is presented throughout the holiday season at H&M,” says Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s Head of Design and Creative Director.

Its no surprised that H&M would unveil another iconic collaboration. Whether it’s the H&M x Balmain 2015 collection to the Alexander Wang collection, H&M comes through with upscale fashion at affordable prices.

The pieces will start too roll out in H&M stores and online November 9th. For now take a long at this 12 second teaser of the short film below.