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TMZ interviews Vanessa Bell Calloway about Eddie Murphy’s “Coming to America” Sequel tweet!

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The tweet and Eddie’s whole account have since been deleted. That’s most likely because we’re told there was a plan to post something like this, but it wasn’t supposed to happen yet. As we said, Eddie’s still writing.

The premature release caught fans and Princess Imani by surprise. Vanessa, who’s barely aged in the nearly 30 years since the original film, told us she’s ready to go.

So are fans, so someone just yell “Action!” already.

Original source: 29 years after ‘Coming to America’, actress Vanessa Bell is the sexiest woman alive at 60

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Black truly don’t crack! It’s 2017 and on the 20th of this month of March, veteran actress Vanessa Bell Calloway will be turning 60. Can you believe it, 60?! And she is still one of the sexiest women alive! If you take a look at the sexy Coming To America star, it doesn’t look like she’s aged a bit! And to celebrate her upcoming milestone, she recently launched her This is My Sexy Sixty campaign, which empowers women to embrace their beauty at all ages. Since March is also
Women’s History Month, you can say the campaign is well-timed, as Calloway is inviting women to ‘look their best, feel their best, but most of all … be their best!’

Speaking to Rollingout on the advice she would’ve given to her 20-year-old self, Vanessa had this to say: ‘Well, a piece of advice I’m glad I did give myself was to listen to that voice within. I learned that at around that age. If you listen to that inner voice saying, ‘If it looks like a duck, if it walks like a duck, then it’s a duck’ that inner-voice never leads you wrong.

‘I learned that in my twenties to really just focus inward and let the universe and God speak to me. That has really helped me in a lot of ways as I grew older. Also, not to be afraid of being assertive at that age. Young women try to be so pleasing and we’re always apologizing. Although I was very strong and confident in my twenties, I wish I could have been even more so. The older you get, the less you care.’

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Vanessa Bell Calloway Returns on Bounce TV’s ‘Saints and Sinners’ (Huffington Post)

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Reprinted from the Huffington Post, 3/4/2017

There has been a recent pop up of shows based on what happens in and out of the church but truthfully we all know that Bounce TV broke the mold last year with the debut of its astronomical highly rated original drama, Saints and Sinners that created television’s sudden interest in congregation based television programs. After what seemed like a longer wait then what Job had to endure when God tested his faith, the original church based drama has returned! Sure someone may argue that there was that show Amen back in the day that everyone loved with the Jefferson’s Sherman Hemsley—- but nothing prepared audiences for the twists and turns of Saints and Sinners which is unpredictable and scripted intelligently. The Ty Scott created drama stars eight-time NAACP Image Award nominee and veteran Actress, Vanessa Bell Calloway. It also features Clifton Powell, Christian Keyes, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Keith Robinson and Karlie Redd.

Saints and Sinners returns to television tomorrow on Sunday, March 5th at 9pm ET. This season, death’s shadow continues to loom over the town’s epicenter, Greater Hope Baptist Church as newly elected Mayor Ella Johnson (Vanessa Bell Calloway) and the remaining power players in Cypress tackle greed, corruption, deceit and scandal among their friends and family. As Cypress police hunt for their newest murder.

Saints and Sinners presented Calloway with another role filled with depth and complexity. Lady Ella has to deal with pressure, perception, religion, sexuality and private struggles. Over the years, Calloway has not just survived in Hollywood but she has thrived. From her roles in Coming to America, Shameless, What’s Love Got to Do With It and Grey’s Anatomy just to name a few, the gorgeous and physically fit Actress has always worked and maintained great roles in television, film and theater. We talked to her about Lady Ella, politics, religion and issues on the show and in our country.

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Vanessa Bell Calloway featured in Essence Magazine’s Drop Dead Gorgeous Fifty & Fabulous List

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway arrives at the Essence 9th Annual Black Women event in Hollywood at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Vanessa Bell Calloway is another favorite of ours who keeps getting better with time! We love her effortlessly elegant style.



Vanessa Bell Calloway Directs Episode 16 of the Acclaimed Web Series “Everything I Did Wrong In My 20’s” [Watch Episode]

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ch“Everything I Did Wrong In My 20’s”, a web series created by Kim Williams, follows the journey of a 35+ year old woman’s search for happiness. Vanessa Bell Calloway directs Episode 16 of the show, currently in it’s second season.

If you enjoyed the “In the Company of Friends” web series, you’ll love “Cookin’ & Hookin’ Up”, Ms. Calloway’s new web series. The official trailer debuts before the episode.

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Vanessa Bell Calloway’s “Cookin’ & Hookin’ Up” Web Series [Trailer]

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Vanessa Bell Calloway, Loretta Devine & Dawnn Lewis to Star in Stage Play “3 Sisters”- August 8th

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Writer-Director Don B. Welch returns to the L.A. stage with a new stage production “3 Sisters” starring Vanessa Bell Calloway, Loretta Devine & Dawnn Lewis. Other cast members include Amin Joseph & Derek Shaun.


One performance only! August 8, 2016 at The Wilshire Ebell, Los Angeles, CA.

For tickets, call Ticketmaster (800-745-3000), The Ebell (323-939-1128) or Inglewood Tickets (310-671-6400).

Mother’s Day Special: CentricTV Interviews Vanessa and Her Mother Beverly Bell! [WATCH]

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In this exclusive clip, actress Vanessa Bell Calloway and her mother  Beverly Bell share what makes their relationship so special.


Watch the Climatic Season Finale of “Saints & Sinners”, Sunday April 17th!

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LOS ANGELES – APRsaints-and-sinners-bouncetvIL 14, 2016 – The police scramble to follow new leads and make a discovery that may lead to solving the murder that has had viewers guessing for weeks in the penultimate episode of Saints & Sinners this Sunday, April 17 at 9pm ET / 8pm CT on Bounce TV.

More clues and relationships are uncovered and the detectives inch closer to nabbing their assailant. Also, should they stay or should they go: Sunday night viewers will find out who needs to make a tough decision.

Please click here to watch a trailer of this Sunday’s episode and to catch up on Season 1. You can also watch previous episodes of Saints & Sinners on the free Bounce TV app.

Saints & Sinners Renewed for Season Two!

Bounce TV, the nation’s fastest-growing television network designed for African-American audiences, has ordered a second season of its new mega-hit original drama series Saints & Sinners, currently setting network records for viewership in its inaugural season. The penultimate episode of season one premieres Sunday, April 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET and the first season finale – which will answer the question “whodunit?” – will air April 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET.


Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. The series stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, Clifton Powell, Gloria Reuben, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Afemo Omilami and Richard Lawson. Bounce TV premieres new episodes of Saints & Sinners on Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, with a primetime play for the West Coast at 9:00 p.m. PT.