It's a shorter Month again as we head off on holiday. So there's no real theme just a collection of video material I had on the computer, ranging from interviews, acting clips etc..
Rumours have been going round that Janet Jackson was working on a new album. Janet quashed those rumours a few months back when she stated if she was doing something new we would hear it from her lips first. Last month the rumours started again that Janet would release a new album on July 10th on Atlantic records. Then cryptic messages started to appear on Twitter from Janet's long time musical collaborator Jimmy Jam fuelling speculation that indeed something was going to happen. Then on May 16th, Janet's 49th birthday she made a statement via a video. Indeed she is working on a new album, tour and movement for 2015. Seems like there could be a new Rhythm Nation in the pipeline!
Eric Pierpoint has a new novel titled "The Secret Mission of William Tuck".
A 12-year-old boy is given the power to change the tide of the Revolutionary War. William Tuck is set on justice. For his brother killed by British soldiers, for his friend Rebecca's father held prisoner by the redcoats, and for the countless other rebel Americans struggling beneath the crushing weight of British rule.
The book will be available from 1st September.
Michael Cerveris has been Nominated for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his role in "Fun Home" which he is currently appearing in on Broadway, for the 2015 Tony Awards. The awards take place on June 7th. Good luck Michael.
Sadly Anne Meara who played Sherwood in the original Movie died aged 85 on May 23rd.
Read New York Times Article
Erica Gimpel posted on Facebook on what would have been Gene Anthony Ray's 53rd birthday on May 24th.
Hello Beautiful People,
There are moments in life that make you pause and as this day May 24th comes to a close I am reminded that Gene Anthony Ray would have been 53 today... I thought about the qualities I admired in Gene... his fearlessness in his expression as a person, in his dancing and his raw fierce talent... I am grateful I got to share some moments in this life with him...
Today I also want to mention and honor the passing of Ann Meara and acknowledge the great gift she gave to our world... Her depth, her heart, her humor and her humanity always resonated in her work . When I saw the scene with Anne Meara and Gene Anthony Ray in the film version of FAME they blew me away... Their raw presence on film together was truly powerful...
In honor and remembrance... Peace.
Debbie Allen will not only guest star and direct "Grey's Anatomy" next season but she will also join the creative team as Executive Producer for Season 12 of the show, as well as continue to direct other Shondraland shows "How to get away with murder" and "Scandal".
Debbie Allen and Shondra Rhimes also appeared together on the recent "Essence" cover. He's a behind the scenes video for that shoot.
Have a great month,