Gospel recording star Tonex makes his stage debut as James Thunder Early in the San Diego Music Theater production of Dreamgirls running at the Lyceum Theater in downtown San Diego from Sept 12-28 2008. Fans are already giving him rave reviews for his performance in the role that earned Eddie Murphy an Oscar nomination. Broadway diva Stacy Francis stars as Effie White. Gay audiences can also catch Tonex in a small role in Maurice Jamal's new television series Friends and Lovers. Not sure if Tonex is slowly coming out but he's showing mad love to the gays nowadays.
The 2008 Black Weblog Award Winners get some love on EbonyJet.com. Like in most black families Ebony and Jet Magazines were staples in my house, so I thought it was pretty cool to see they acknowledged the work of black bloggers in this piece. Check it out here.
Gay filmmaker Kirk Shannon Butts(Blueprint) reports from the launch party of LL Cool J's new collection for Sears. LL’s sporty pieces retail for $20 - $60 at Sears stores and sears.com/llcoolj. From graphic prints inspired by his own tattoo to his own personal sayings printed across certain pieces, collection revolves LL Cool J's personal style. Judging by his line and his fabulous kick-off party, something tells me the ladies (and gents) are really going to love LL Cool J the fashion label.
LL can also be seen this fall as the opening act on Janet Jackson's Rock Witchu Tour in select cities.
At 42 years old Janet Jackson is reminding everyone why she's had longevity in the business for over 20 years during her new Rock Witchu World Tour. Critics are praising the show and fans are coming out in droves to support a living legend. Check out Janet live as she serves up some Discipline to a fan at her recent Oakland show.
Another treat for all of the Noah's Arc fans who are eagerly anticipating the October 24th theatrical release of Jumping The Broom. Check out the trailer for the film and a new HIV/AIDS public service announcement from the cast below. For theater locations click here.
Queen Latifah to name new album The L Word?
The "internets" are all a buzz about Dana Owens aka Queen Latifah possibly telling the world what we already know about her via her new album title. In a recent interview, Latifah joked that she considered calling her new album "The L Word" playing off the hit Showtime lesbian drama.
“Since people want to play games, I like to jab back sometimes just for fun, but I’m like, ‘Nah, that’s too much energy wasted,'” Latifah told RollingStone.com.
New loldarian.com affiliate Fly-Life Inc. has gotten me all excited about the release of the new Pussycat Dolls project Doll Domination due in stores on September 23rd. 'When I Grow Up' is the ish and the ladies recently took home an MTV Video Music Award for best choreography in a video. Of course they have gay choreographer Mikey Minden to thank for that. Get into the latest from PCD TV here. And for those of you who like to download albums in advance this link is for you:)