“Empire” starlet Ta’Rhonda Jones and prima ballerina Misty Copeland were spotted out and about in the Big Apple yesterday. Then Tamar Braxton swept the floor with a lovely Rumba routine to her new song “King” on “Dancing With The Stars.” And she had everyone in tears. Get it all inside…
Our girl Ta’Rhonda Jones, who stars as Cookie Lyon’s smart mouth assistant Porsha on “Empire,” is one busy bee! Yesterday, the YBF chick was spotted making moves in NYC as she hit up a few shows to promote the newest season of the hit FOX series.
The rapper/actress/fashion designer hit up NBC Studios for Studios in NYC’s Rockefeller Center for taping on “New York Live TV” where she dished on how she landed the role of Porsha, leaving behind her job at a nursing home.
Continuing her rounds…
The budding actress and raptress made her way to the MTV studio for an appearance on an episode of the hilarious “Girl Code” series. While chatting with the ladies, Ta’Rhonda was put on the spot to come up with a freestyle about a number of situations. One situation she had to rap about was finding out her best friend slept with her ex-boyfriend. And it’s quite funny. Check it below:
Forget Hakeem and Jamal! @EmpireFOX’s @TaRhondaJay free-styled on last night’s #GirlCodeLive and it was INCREDIBLE. https://t.co/sTqi4tDx1j
— MTV’s Girl Code (@GirlCode) October 6, 2015
TaRhonda then got glammed up in a hip-hugging purple dress (that we are LOVING) for a sitdown on the “Meredith Vieira Show.” Werk!
Also in NYC…
Prima ballerina Misty Copeland was her usual cute self spotted making her way inside the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” studio in NYC yesterday.
Misty, who made history as the American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American female principal dancer, has had an impeccable year. Outside of making history at ABT, she also made her Broadway debut in the musical “On The Town” this summer and she has a new documentary film titled A Ballerina’s Tale that’s scheduled to hit select theaters October 13th. Nice!
Check out Misty twirling in her ballet slippers to perform “Courante” from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 2. with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma below:
Also on television last night…
R&B singer/reality star Tamar Braxton is making sure to use her stint on “Dancing With The Stars” to help promote her other projects. Chick has a full plate of duties as of late, so why not throw in some free promo in the mix?
Last night’s theme for the show was the celebrity’s most memorable year of their lives. Tamar’s most memorable year was 2012 when her husband Vince Herbert was rushed to the emergency room and doctors discovered he had blood clots in his lungs. He was in the hospital for 41 days, he was put into a coma, and Tamar never left his side. In the clip, the “Love & War” singer revealed after Vince’s brush with death, they decided they wanted to extend their family. Tamar was pregnant with their son Logan three months later.
Tamar and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy performed a Rumba routine, with her baby Vince playing the piano, to a new track off of Tamar’s Calling All Hearts LP titled “King.” She said was a song showing her appreciation for the two kings in her life, her husband and her son. Slay-Tay twirled her way to a total of 27 points keeping her in the running for the Mirror Ball trophy. Peep her tear jerker performance above.
Photos: Splash/Ta’Rhonda’s IG & FB