TV BITS: Sanaa Lathan Is About To Have An ‘Affair’ + Diddy & DJ Khaled Set To Take On TV With ‘The Four’
Sanaa Lathan, Diddy and DJ Khaled are ready to take over television. Find out what they’re up to inside…
Sanaa Lathan has already been flexing her talents on television with her role on “Shots Fired.” And now, she’ll be guest starring on a Showtime series.
The 46-year-old actress, who recently shaved her head for the Netflix film Nappily Ever After, is joining the upcoming fourth season of one of our fave shows, Showtime’s “The Affair.”
The Golden Globe winning series explores “the emotional and psychological effects of an affair that destroyed two marriages and the crime that brings these individuals back together, as told through multiple perspectives.”
Here’s Deadline’s quick synopsis to catch you up if you haven’t seen the show:
Season 4 finds Noah (West), Helen (Maura Tierney), Alison (Ruth Wilson) and Cole (Joshua Jackson) in their own orbits, alienated from one another, spinning farther and farther away from where they all began. Every character is involved in a new relationship, forcing each to decide if they’re ready and willing to leave the past behind for good.
Sanaa will reportedly play Jenelle, a strict principal of a charter school where Noah teaches, who intrigues him. Sounds like she’ll be involved in one of his epic love affairs. But, she’ll have to be careful. She has a lot to prove to the school’s administration and faculty, who seem to fight her on everything.
Will you be tuning in?
Speaking of television…
Major key alert!
Diddy and DJ Khaled might be up to something.
According to reports, the Hip Hop mogul and producer are teaming up to bring a new talent competition series called “The Four.”
It’s supposed to feature the Hip Hop mogul, Miami producer, a songwriter and a performer as judges. It’s unclear who the songwriter and performer are as of yet, but a female is definitely supposed to be in the mix. We like the eclectic mix of judges who can offer up advice from different levels in the music industry.
Diddy and Khaled appear to be looking to draw in a large crowd of viewers as the new series will center around contemporary pop with an emphasis on Hip Hop.
Competitors will duke it out in hopes of getting one of the judges to help launch their career.
Sounds like the guys are trying to give VH1’s “Signed,” featuring Rick Ross, The Dream and Roc Nation exec Lenny Santiago, some competition.
Negotiations are still in the early stages, so no word where “The Four” will end up. But, are you here for this?
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