NEW GIGS: LeToya Luckett CAST In VH1's "Single Ladies" + Jamie Foxx DEVELOPING "Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me" For TNT
Singer and actress LeToya Luckett has landed a recurring role on VH1's "Single Ladies". Find out who she'll be playing inside and get the deets on Jamie Foxx's upcoming TNT project.
"She Don't" singer LeToya Luckett, who first rose to fame as one of the founding members of Destiny's Child, has just landed a plum role on the hit VH1 series "Single Ladies." LeToya, will play Felicia Price, the icy founder and Senior Partner of Price Management, one of the most power music management companies in the world. Hmm....we wonder if she'll put a little bit of Mathew Knowles into the character?
Also, funnyman Damien Wayans, who also starred in the BET series "Second Generation Wayans" has joined the cast. He'll play David Berenger, a slick manage at Price Management and a very powerful player on the Atlanta music scene.
"Single Ladies", starring LisaRaye McCoy, Charity Shea and Denise Vasi, is due to return Fall 2013 on VH1.
In other television news...
Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx, who's currently filming The Amazing Spider-Man 2, has made several notable moves behind the camera in Hollywood. First, the funnyman inked a deal with the Syfy channel to create a five-part horror anthology. And now, TNT has revealed that Jamie is producing and developing a new series for the network titled, "Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me."
The series will be loosely based on Jamie's relationship with his 18-year-old daughter, Corinne. A TNT statement explained the show's concept saying,
"Every teenager is embarrassed by his/her parents. But what if your dad decided to descend upon your life in every way? Inspired by Jamie Foxx’s relationship with his 18-year-old daughter, this comedy explores the dynamic between a parent and a child and all the embarrassment that comes with it."
TNT has not revealed when production of "Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me" will begin, but Syfy has announced that Jamie's horror series will air in October.
Congrats to Jamie and Corinne.
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