‘The Next Big Thing’ Season 1, Episode 7

Owning Your Truth

Practice interviews stir up drama between Maya and Lovee, DeVon Franklin and Remy Ma teach lessons in realness, and the singers team with songwriters to find their truth.

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Won’t He Do It! Actress Racquel Bailey Who Bought Billboard To Get Tyler Perry’s Attention Secures A Job On His Show

Booked and busy!

It was previously reported, New Jersey-based actress Racquel Bailey really wanted to be in a Tyler Perry production. She rented two billboards near Tyler Perry Studios in southwest Atlanta for $2,000, plastered her face on each with the following message: “Attention Mr. Perry: Racquel Bailey is your next leading lady.”

It looks like the billboards paid off after all.

TMZ reports that Racquel Bailey, the actress who gained national attention by renting multiple billboards across Atlanta to get Tyler Perry’s attention, landed a part on his new show. 

Ordered straight to series by BET, Perry’s new show, “Sistas,” is about a group of girlfriends who are all single. It stars KJ Smith, Ebony Obsidian, Mignon Von and Novi Brown and is directed, written and executive produced by Perry. It films out of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.

Booked & Busy! Niecy Nash Set As Host For BET’s 2019 Black Girls Rock! Awards

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Emmy-nominated actress Niecy Nash will take the stage at the BET’s 2019 Black Girls Rock! Awards as host. The celebration will tape on August 25 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ and will have its broadcast premiere on September 8 on BET.

According to reports, The star-studded lineup of celebrants and attendees that are more than appropriate for the title of the awards show. The roster includes Golden Globe winner and Oscar-nominated actress, director, and producer Angela Bassett, the recipient of this year’s Icon Award as well as Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy-winning actress and director Regina King who will be honored with the Star Power Award. Other honorees include Grammy Award winner Ciara (Rock Star Award), industry trailblazer Debra Martin Chase (Shot Caller Award) as well as Grammy-winning musician H.E.R. (Young Gifted and Black Award), and activists The Mothers of The Movement Sybrina Fulton, Geneva Reed Veal, Gwen Carr, Lucy McBath, Maria Hamilton and Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley (Community Change Agent Award).

‘THE NEXT BIG THING’ Season 1, Episode 6

Showmanship — Bring It!

A competitor makes a big announcement, Lil’ Kim shares a valuable lesson on commanding a stage, and the artists work with celebrity choreographers ahead of live performances.

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