WBLS Reviews Some Of The Biggest Headlines Of The Week During The Rewind, hosted by JusNik. This week, Krista B. fills in for JusNik with this week's update!
Keke Palmer Retiring
Keke Palmer, 30, has hinted at the possibility of retiring from acting in her recent Teen Vogue cover story, saying, "I think the timer has started." Expressing a sense of not having felt the right moment yet, she acknowledges the inevitability of stepping away, stating, "I don’t know when exactly, but it’s around the corner." Palmer, a Hollywood figure for two decades, has expanded her empire with the launch of her digital network KeyTV in 2022 and the birth of her son, Leodis Andrellton Jackson. She sees each milestone as a way to empower the next generation of artists of color and share her accumulated wisdom.
Nia Long to Play Michael Jackson's Mom in Biopic
Nia Long is set to portray Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson's mother, in Antoine Fuqua's forthcoming biographical drama about the iconic pop star. Confirming her role, Long emphasized Katherine Jackson's remarkable strength and grace, stating, "Katherine Jackson is an incredible pillar of strength and grace for the entire Jackson family." Recognizing her selflessness as a mother who faced uncontrollable forces, Long acknowledges Katherine's role in building a legacy beyond measure.
Charlie Wilson’s Hollywood Star
Charlie Wilson's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony turned into a star-studded event as the Grammy-nominated R&B singer, aged 70, was honored for his extensive career, both as the lead singer of the Gap Band and as a solo artist. Surrounded by notable guests and collaborators such as Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Tyler, the Creator, and Ty Dolla Sign, Wilson delivered an inspiring speech. His journey began singing with his brothers in the successful Gap Band during the '70s and '80s, but he faced challenges in the early '90s, including homelessness and addiction. Overcoming adversity, Wilson successfully battled prostate cancer in 2008 and now serves as a spokesman for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
SZA Set to Perform at Grammys 2024
SZA, the 34-year-old R&B artist leading this year's Grammy nominations with nine nods, is set to perform at the award ceremony on February 4. She joins a lineup of already notable performers. With the most nominations, SZA is a prominent figure at the 66th annual Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on CBS and Paramount+.