by James Hill
March 21, 2016
TV One’s hit series Hollywood Divas is returning this summer and the heat is already on! Malika Haqq (Keeping Up With The Kardashians), who is best known for her breakout role in ATL, is joining the cast. With the Los Angeles-based filming currently underway, Haqq joins alumna cast members Golden Brooks, Paula Jai Parker, Lisa Wu and Countess Vaughn. The third season will catch up with the leading ladies as they take their growing success to new heights. Viewers will also follow along as Haqq returns to the acting world in hopes of taking over Hollywood in a major way.
“This season, I wanted to explore a different side of Hollywood and that’s Young, Black Hollywood,” remarked executive producer Carlos King. “Malika Haqq not only represents that world; she thrives in it. She is truly a Hollywood Diva.”
“One of my most challenging moves to date has been stepping out of my comfort zone,” said Haqq. “At the same time, I know I need to grow and surround myself around other actors, so joining the cast of Divas seemed like a leap of faith in the right direction.”
Haqq has been entertaining audiences since the tender age of 6 months old, when she made her television debut on Benson starring Robert Guillaume. In 2005 she made her feature film debut in the Walt Disney film, Sky High as the multiplying cheerleader, Penny. This led to her most talked about role to date as Star, one-half of the very opinionated twins in the 2006 Warner Bros. film ATL. Guest starring roles on Lifetime’s Strong Medicine, HBO’s Entourage, and NBC’s Las Vegas followed; as well as national commercials for Pizza Hut and KFC. In 2010, she starred in BET’s Somebody Help Me 2, as Jasmine, the good girl-gone bad, opposite Marques Houston and Omarion. Haqq has been a recognizable figure on E!’s long running reality series Keeping UpWith the Kardashians, as well as its spin-off Khloe and Lamar. She’s also made guest appearances on BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood, TV One’s series Love That Girl and original film Definitely Divorcing, and Bounce TV’s Family Time. Her body of work so far has prepared her for the next exciting phase of her career. She can currently be seen on E!’s Dash Dolls.
For more information on TV One’s Hollywood Divas and to catch clips and promos, visit the network’s YouTube Channel and website at www.tvone.tv. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hash tag #HollywoodDivas.
Hollywood Divas is produced by Thinkfactory Media for TV One. Executive Producers are Carlos King for King’s Kingdom Reign Entertainment and Todd Tucker for Tucker’s TTucker Productions. Lamar Chase is Executive in Charge of Production; Robyn Arrington Greene is Vice President of Original Programming and Production; and D’Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming and Production TV One.
About Kingdom Reign:
Kingdom Reign Entertainment, LLC is recognized as one of the leading entertainment companies in reality television. Founded by television trailblazer Carlos King, the company’s programming ranges from non-scripted to scripted programming with hit shows such as Hollywood Divas (TV One), The Next 15 (TV One), Selling It; In the ATL (WeTV), Super Sweet 16 with Reginae & Lil Wayne (MTV) among others.
TTucker Productions is a full service production company that is dedicated to producing empowering, creative and transformational content which will inspire, uplift, and entertain audiences.
About Thinkfactory Media:
Thinkfactory Media is a full-service production company that creates high-quality entertainment content. Renowned for award-winning productions, the company was the driving force behind the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominated hit mini-series Hatfields & McCoys (History), starring Kevin Costner. Other recent credits include: The 10-hour television event Texas Rising (History), Marriage Boot Camp (We tv), Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (We tv), Married By Mom and Dad (TLC), Dead of Winter: The Donner Party (The Weather Channel), Vet School (Nat Geo WILD) Preachers’ Daughters (Lifetime), R&B Divas: Atlanta (TV One), R&B Divas: Los Angeles (TV One), Queens of Drama (Pop), Jump! (Lifetime), Strange Love (TLC), Big Giant Swords (Discovery), Gene Simmons: Family Jewels (A&E), Tony Danza: Teach (A&E), among many others. Find out more about Thinkfactory Media and its projects at www.ThinkfactoryMedia.com and follow them on Twitter at @TFactoryMedia.
About TV One:
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. The network is the exclusive home of News One Now, the only live daily news program targeting Black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.
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