According to multiple media outlets, Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey are back on the market. In fact, the “Black Panther”/“Creed” star is no longer on the Instagram model’s social media. An insider told People they made the tough decision to end their relationship after a year and a half of dating. Rumors swirled that the duo were an item in November 2020 when they were photographed in Atlanta getting off of a private jet for Thanksgiving, before finally going public with their romance in early 2021. “Michael and Lori are both completely heartbroken,” says an insider. “They still love each other.” The source continued, “Michael matured a lot over the course of their relationship and was ready to commit for the long term. He let down his guard with her, opening up emotionally in a romantic relationship for the first time. They had great times together and brought out the best in each other.” Jordan is currently filming “Creed III.”
STARZ celebrated the world premiere of “P-Valley” Season 2 on June 2 at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles. Members of the cast of the series, which is about a strip club in Mississippi, who attended the star-studded soiree included Nicco Annan, Elarica Johnson, Brandee Evans, Shannon Thornton and J. Alphonse Nicholson. The show’s creator, executive producer and Pulitzer Prize winner Katori Hall posed with Megan Thee Stallion, who has an original song on the series soundtrack. Other notable partygoers included City Girls, Wendell Pierce, Savannah James and Tasha Smith. The crowd noshed on soul food, which included shrimp and grits, crab cakes and macaroni and cheese.
Emmy award winning executive producer Tracey Washington Bagley is set to make her directorial debut with “Niko Newark.” The film is currently in pre-production and is set to start filming this summer. The focus of the film is the racial tensions leading up to the riots that gripped the city of Newark in 1967. This tragic coming-of-age film is inspired by true events that took place at City Diner in downtown Newark, New Jersey, and will be brought to audiences by Nick Dessipris of New Ark Productions in partnership with producer Rhyan St. Clair of Little King Studios.
Produced by Roz Live, “Celebrating Grover” features Patience Higgins in a show that salutes the groundbreaking music of composer, producer and musician Grover Washington Jr. Producer Roz Nixon has loved Washington’s music since her childhood and she felt Higgins would bring her vision to life…and he has by encompassing Washington’s memorable top-of-the chart hits, such as “Winelight,” “Just the Two of Us” and “Mr. Magic.” On June 12, as part of an Outdoor Festival at the Black Spectrum Theater in Queens, Higgins will be joined by musical director, Daryl Johnson on piano, Thomas Gooding on bass, Kelton Cooper on vocals and lead guitar, Jason Patterson on drums and Kevin Williams on percussion for “Celebrating Grover.”