According to Deadline, the top ballet performer is set to produce a drama series set in the world of dance for Fox. The newly engaged beauty will be teaming up with television writer Tracy Oliver. The series will follow a group of aspiring dancers as they compete for spots with a top ballet company. Oliver, who also has a performing arts background, became intrigued by Copeland’s rags to riches story after reading an article about her two years ago. She was determined to work with the dancer in some capacity, and eventually came up with the idea for a TV show… Oliver co-wrote, and executive produced Issa Rae’s “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl”. She was also recently hired as a writer for Starz’s “Survivor’s Remorse”.
Chris Rock To Host 2016 Oscars
Well, the rumors are true. Chris Rock took to Twitter Wednesday to confirm whispers that he is set to host the 2016 Oscars. This will be the actor and comedian’s second time hosting the awards show. “Chris Rock is truly the MVP of the entertainment industry,” Academy Awards producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin said in a statement, according to CNN. “Comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, documentarian — he’s done it all. He’s going to be a phenomenal Oscar host!” Rock also expressed excitement about returning to the Oscars stage. “I’m so glad to be hosting the Oscars,” Rock said. “It’s great to be back.” The actor’s first time hosting the show was back in 2005. The 88th Academy Awards is set to broadcast live on February 28 on ABC.
MC Lyte Grants $50K Scholarship To Steve Harvey Mentoring Camp Grad
As a prestigious member of Dillard University’s Board of Trustees, MC Lyte is all about higher education. San Antonio teen Cortney Rhodes learned this first hand during his recent appearance on Steve Harvey’s titular talk show. The 19-year-old student was being recognized for being one of the top graduates of Steve Harvey’s Mentoring Camp but there was more surprises in store for the young man besides being on national television. The Hip-Hop legend crashed the show to award Rhodes with a $50,000 scholarship to Dillard on behalf of the Hip Hop Sisters Foundation and their #EducateOurMen initiative. A speechless Rhodes graciously accepted his monster check as his mother, Linda Steele, burst into tears of joy.