Media personality, Ms. Drama was on the scene for the 2017 Essence Festival in New Orleans.
Check out the the highlights after the break, including the celebrity appearences, the local hot spots and the sponsors that made it all happen…
Academy-award nominated director John Singleton stopped by ABC Radio to talk about his new BET melodrama Rebel.
Singleton, who created such cult classics like Boyz in the Hood, Poetic Justice featuring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur, and Baby Boy featuring Tyrese and Taraji P. Henson, offered his thoughts on the impact of his work, working with legends like Tupac and Michael Jackson and his other projects.
Check out the full interview after the break…
After an NFL MVP wins the Super Bowl they go to Disney World but where do players go when they retire? Apparently, they’ll be heading to Hollywood. Film veterans including Keenan Ivory Wayans, Robert Townsend and John Singleton will teach retired players the tricks of the trade through the NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp.
The four-day event will offer an overview of creative disciplines in the film industry, including screen writing, directing, producing and film financing. The players will have the opportunity to shoot and edit a short film.
The program is being run by NFL Player Engagement, which assist players in preparing for their post-football careers, and Film Life Inc., a New York-based film production company.
This isn’t the first program established by the NFL for players ending their careers on the field. In addition to the film program the NFL has intensive business management and broadcast programs. The Business of Music Boot Camp debuts in February 2012.
The NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp will run April 2-5 at Universal Studios.
Stay tuned for more from MSDTV.
John Singleton is well aware of the “if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it” theory as the director is set to released another film starting “Baby Boy” actors Tyrese and Taraji P. Henson.
According to Tyrese, the trio will work together in something “quite interesting”.
Tyrese first broke the news via twitter saying:
“Official…Me and my girl Taraji are doing another classic together soon!! John Singleton will be directing us. And no it’s not BB2″
Although Tyrese and Taraji have been known to support each other on and off the screen, the singer emphasizes that it’s all platonic. He claims nothing romantic is going on and they’re just good friends. Ummmhmmm.
Full details on the upcoming film have not yet been released. Of course, MSDTV will keep you posted. Stay Tuned.