Hollywood Quick Hits: Big Sean & Lauren London!
BIG SEAN TO MAKE ACTING DEBUT IN LENA WAITHE'S NEW BET SERIES: Big Sean is set to make his acting debut in Lena Waithe's new BET series, Twenties. During a conversation with Variety, Waithe revealed that she first spoke with Sean about joining the show after he mentioned her during a concert. Sean said, "I love Lena because of her spirit and determination to win. She has an unstoppable hunger and in this industry, that's what you need. It's one of the qualities I see in myself. She's amazing for giving me my first chance to act and not playing myself, but actually playing a character. It's something I take seriously." Twenties will have eight episodes and will premiere next year. Sean will be working alongside, "JoJo" T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore, Gabrielle Graham and Sophina Brown. Lena said of the rapper, "Big Sean is a star. I was really flattered, he mentioned me at one of his concerts. I don't think he knew this, but I've been a fan of his for a really long time. Always loved his music, always loved his craft. I messaged him and he was, like, 'Yo, we should link up at some point.' He's from Detroit, I'm from Chicago—we're not Hollywood."
LAUREN LONDON WISHES NIPSEY HUSSLE'S SISTER A HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Lauren London took to Instagram on Thursday (August 1st) to wish Nipsey Hussle's sister, Samantha, a Happy Birthday. Lauren wrote, "The English language is too premature to articulate and illustrate my Love for you. My dear baby sister, we are walking the darkest of tunnels together. I have your back , front, and both sides. We are bonded through love and blood for Life and even after our physical forms transcend. Happy Birthday to my magical baby sister Sammy @babyyhairz I Got U and God Got Us."