Many of you may remember Tatyana Ali from her days on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air playing the role of the lovable little Ashley Banks. Well those days are long gone for the actress/singer, and she is all grown up now with a new movie, production company and album on the way. Tatyana’s new movie Hotel California which stars model Tyson Beckford, is a dramatic crime drama set to come out sometime this year or next, Tatyana is also ready to release her sophomore album The Light sometime this year. Ali and her sister Anastasia have joined forces to create a production company named Hazrah Entertainment which focuses on urban entertainment. Tatyana is currently on the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, and on the new issue of King Magazine where she dishes on all of her upcoming projects. You can check out her King Magazine info HERE, or you can go pick up an issue on newsstand now. Check out a pic of Tatyana in King Magazine below:
Many of you may remember Jill Marie Jones from her role as “Tony Childs” on the hit UPN series ‘Girlfriends’. After 6 seasons with the show Jill left the show due to the ending of her contract. There were numerous rumors surrounding her departure claiming that she “fought” with her cast mates, or wanted more money, etc. But the truth is it was just time for her to go and pursue other things in her career. Jones has’nt gone anywhere. She appeared in the 2007 film The Perfect Christmas alongside Gabrielle Union, Morris Chectnut, Queen Latifah, Rachel True, and Terrence Howard. In August of last year, Jones began filming Major MovieStar alongside Jessica Simpson. She is also in the upcoming move Comeback. To stay up to date with Jill Marie Jones and her upcoming projects, you can check out her site HERE.
Remember little Rudy Huxtable from ‘The Cosby Show?’ Sure you do, but if you don’t you must have been sleeping under a rock for the last decade. Keshia Knight-Pulliam is an Emmy nominated Jamaican Actress. She became the youngest actress to be nominated for an Emmy at age six for best supporting actress. Keshia grew up on the show until she entered her tween years. After the Cosby Show, Keshia decided to focus on her education. She graduated from Spelman College in 2001and participated in a celebrity version of Fear Factor in which she won in 2002. She also participated in the celebrity version of The Weakest Link. She is also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In 2004, Keshia posed for a six-page lingerie and swimsuit layout in Black Men magazine in an attempt to get rid of her Rudy “little girl” image. The same year, she starred in Chingy’s music video for “One Call Away”. Keshia starred in 2005’s ‘Beauty Shop’ along side Queen Latifah, and was also in “The Gospel” along with Boris Kodjoe. Keshia recently made a cameo on “The House of Payne”.
Keshia has grown into a beautiful woman and I can’t wait to see her in future projects!
Jaleel White a.k.a Steve Urkel of Family Matters fame, hasnt been seen since his days on the hilarious sitcom. After Family Matters, In 1999, a pilot for UPN called Grown Ups was based around White as a young man striking out into adulthood. Additionally, he co-produced and wrote episodes for the show, in which he also starred as “J”, a college graduate struggling to establish his role in life as an adult. It was cancelled after one season. White’s acting roles were not restricted to sitcoms however; he costarred in the 1991 animated film Quest for Camelot. He was also the voice of the famed video game character Sonic the Hedgehog in most of the American TV shows – Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sonic underground, as well as a Christmas special. White also had small parts in the films Big Fat Liar and Dreamgirls, and was the voice of Martin Luther Luther King Jr. in Our Friend Martin. In 2007, he guest starred on the ABC legal drama Boston Legal, playing a law school graduate interviewing for a job at Crane, Pool and Schmidt. He also appeared on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Ashley’s boyfriend in one episode, and also UPN’s Half & Half as a date of young Mona who left her at the end of the episode for a waitress.
White is currently working behind the scenes and is busy at work with his entertainment company Imagine Entertainment.
That show was one of the many sitcoms that shaped our African American culture.
“Awww did i doo thaaaatt?!“
Born Tevin Jermod Campbell, he was first introduced to the R&B world by famed producer Quincy Jones in August 1989. Campbell’s first solo hit was “Round and Round”, which charted at #5 on R&B charts in September 1990 and #12 in pop in April 1991 was produced by Prince and was featured in Prince’s film Graffiti Bridge. Campbell followed the success of his first two singles by releasing his debut album, T.E.V.I.N., in November 1991 which featured the R&B hit singles and Tevin’s only #1 Adult Contemporary hit: “Tell Me What You Want Me To Do” followed by:, “Alone With You”, and “Goodbye”. His second album, I’m Ready released October 1993, yielded the #1 R&B hit and #9 pop single “Can We Talk” in December 1993, “I’m Ready”, “Always In My Heart” which charted at #2 on the R&B chart and #6 on the pop charts in June 1994 received a lot of air play on the R&B radio and the sensual, “SHHH”. He also scored a Top 30 hit with “Don’t Say Goodbye Girl” on the R&B charts. In September 1994, Campbell also scored an R&B hit with the single “U Will Know” as part of the R&B supergroup “Black Men United”, a group that also included singer Usher. Campbell then took a long hiatus away from the industry.
Campbell returned to the studios in 2006, working with producers Scott Storch, The Underdogs, Krucial Keys, Bryan Michael Cox, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, and Ryan Leslie and his longtime associate KeArt. The comeback album is waiting to be published and will be released in 2008. Campbell is currently playing the role of Seaweed J. Stubbs in the Broadway musical Hairspray. He has been with the cast since December 2005.