Fantasia – Back On Broadway!
Fantasia Barrino has returned to Broadway, thank goodness. We’ve been dying to see the dynamo back on stage since her tear-jerking performance as Celie in Oprah Winfrey Presents The Color Purple. Now she’ll be starring in After Midnight, an ode to the music of Duke Ellington, produced by Wynton Marsalis. The show also features Tony Award-winner Adriane Lenox and Psych star Dule Hill.
To sing the songs from decades past that dealt with failed relationships, broken promises and good ole plain heartache, Fantasia has put her own love on hold.
“I’m not looking. I’m in love with my children right now. My motherhood is going to a different level,” she confessed to us after a riveting performance preview at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday. “I want love, but I want it right. I’ve been through a lot of hurt and a lot of pain, and I don’t want that anymore.”
It’s not easy to bring on the raw emotion crafted by legendary blues singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James, but Fantasia is committed. “Nobody wants to walk around in hurt and want love and can’t find it,” Fantasia shared. “But for now, I’m going to have to carry it order to relate to these women.”
After hearing Fantasia’s haunting version of “Stormy Weather,” we thank her for taking on the challenge. After Midnight begins preview performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York City on October 18.
Tamera Ready For Baby No. 2!
Tamera Mowry-Housley is gearing up for baby number two. During a private luncheon in New York City for Clearblue Easy, an advanced pregnancy test, Tamera told us her second little one right now is an e-commerce business she started with her sister Tia. The site, needbrands.com, sells all natural products for moms who want to keep themselves and their newborns free of preservatives and as close to natural as possible. Oh and yes, Tamera is trying for baby no. 2. You heard it here first!
The Gossip Table – Hot Clips of the Week!
Have you caught Divalicious contributor Delaina Dixon on VH1′s new morning series, The Gossip Table? Here are some of the best clips you missed from premiere week!
Robin Thicke:The Crazy Reason He Wouldn’t Pose Solo In Photos
Rihanna’s On The Search For A Baby Daddy
Kim Kardashian Wants To Show The World That She Has Her Body Back
And don’t forget our scoop, courtesy of JET on Chris Brown!
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Source: Jet Magazine