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Keke Palmer details why she passed on Whitney Houston biopic

Keke Palmer details why she passed on Whitney Houston biopic

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) --"Just Keke" host Keke Palmer says she didn't pursue a role in Lifetime's Whitney Houston biopic largely because "the family's not involved."
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Karrueche Tran tearfully addresses her 'battle' with Rihanna over Chris Brown

Karrueche Tran tearfully addresses her 'battle' with Rihanna over Chris Brown

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) --Karrueche Tran addressed the "heartbreak" her love triangle with boyfriend Chris Brown and his ex Rihanna has caused during an emotional interview.
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TLC movie 'CrazySexyCool' seen by 4.5M viewers on VH1

TLC movie 'CrazySexyCool' seen by 4.5M viewers on VH1

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story," a bio-picture about Atlanta music trio TLC, was seen by 4.5 million viewers Monday night, VH1 announced Tuesday.
TLC's new album named '20,' set for release Oct. 15

TLC's new album named '20,' set for release Oct. 15

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Atlanta vocal group TLC says its upcoming album is called "20" and will be released Oct. 15.
Boreanaz, Felton, Walsh land 'Full Circle' roles

Boreanaz, Felton, Walsh land 'Full Circle' roles

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 23 (UPI) -- Tom Felton, Kate Walsh, Julian McMahon and David Boreanaz have signed on for roles in the Los Angeles-shot drama series "Full Circle," producers said.
King, Ross to host 'Black Girls Rock 2011'

King, Ross to host 'Black Girls Rock 2011'

BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King are to serve as co-hosts of BET's "Black Girls Rock" TV special, set to tape next month in the Bronx in New York.
Nickelodeon orders more 'True Jackson'

Nickelodeon orders more 'True Jackson'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 5 (UPI) -- Nickelodeon said Tuesday it has ordered a second season of the hit U.S. live-action comedy series "True Jackson, VP."
Keke Palmer gets own Nickelodeon show

Keke Palmer gets own Nickelodeon show

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Film actress Keke Palmer has signed on to make her U.S. television series debut as teenager-turned-fashion executive True Jackson, Nickelodeon said Monday.
Spacey to play title character in 'Shrink'

Spacey to play title character in 'Shrink'

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Kevin Spacey reportedly has been cast as a therapist to the stars in the new independent film "Shrink."

Black Film Awards names 'Akeelah' top film

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Black Film Awards recognized "Akeelah & the Bee" as its outstanding film of the year at a ceremony in Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre.

'Akeelah' actress getting TV series

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- Illinois native Keke Palmer of the hit movie "Akeelah and the Bee" is having a TV series created just for her.

Nominees for 11th SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which were announced Tuesday in Los Angeles:

Macy takes on Gleason's 'Gigot' role

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The Emmy Award-winning team behind TNT's "Door to Door" has reunited for "The Wool Cap," a reinvention of Jackie Gleason's "Gigot."
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Actress Keke Palmer arrives at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards in Los Angeles on June 12, 2009. The awards, presented by Women In Film, Los Angeles, honor outstanding women for their contribution to the entertainment industry. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer (born August 26, 1993) is an American SAG Award-nominated and Image Award-winning actress and singer. She achieved fame for her performance in the 2006 film Akeelah and the Bee. She starred as Jasmine Plummer in the 2008 biopic The Longshots and currently plays the title character on the Nickelodeon sitcom True Jackson, VP She was the main character in disney movie Jump In! and was subsequently cast in two films released in 2006: playing a supporting part in Madea's Family Reunion and starring as the lead character, Akeelah Anderson, a young girl from South Los Angeles who attempts to win a spelling bee, in Akeelah and the Bee. Akeelah and the Bee was released on April 28, 2006, and Palmer's performance has received several positive notices, including film critic Roger Ebert's comment that she deserved consideration for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Palmer is pursuing a career in singing. She participated in the 2003 American Juniors, an American Idol spin-off, but the show was canceled before Keke's appearance. Palmer signed a record deal with Atlantic Records. Her debut single, "All My Girlz," is featured on the Akeelah and the Bee soundtrack. On November 18, 2006, she performed at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California for VH1's Save the Music Battle of the High School Marching Bands, marking her first ever stadium performance in front of thousands of people. In addition, as part of her contract with Disney, Palmer sang the songs "It's My Turn Now" and "Jumpin'" featured in the DCOM Jump In!, in which she also stars as Mary, love interest to Corbin Bleu. She recently finished a song "Keep it movin." Palmer sings the debut single "Come On Come On" from the upcoming Hello Kitty album "Hello World".

She recently appeared in the video for Ludacris' and Mary J. Blige's' "Runaway Love" as Erica. In 2007, she was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a movie (for Akeelah and the Bee), and is one of the youngest actresses to be nominated for that award. Keke attended the 2007 Stellar Awards which were shown on BET. In 2006, Palmer recorded a song called “Tonight” for the 2006–2007 production Night at the Museum. Palmer's song is featured as the opening song on the end credits.

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