Tyra Banks and Amber Rose will both make appearances on ABC’s highly-rated series “Black-ish,” while Alfonso Ribeiro is heading back to “DWTS.” Deets on both inside…
“black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and ABC Networks proudly announced (via a press release) that “FABLife” host Tyra Banks and model/actress Amber Rose will both make appearances on upcoming episodes during Season 2.
Luckily…we have deets on their roles too. Ms. Banks, founder of the “ANTM” franchise, is going to play a pop star in an episode airing in 2016. (RANDOM TIDBIT – Tyra wanted to be a pop star for real in 2008. Watch “Shake Ya Body” below).
Kenya (who is one of Tyra’s besties) spoke about her role revealing “Tyra Banks will play the role of international pop star GiGi Franks, a character who bears little resemblance to the supermodel herself, aside from their rhyming names, high level of celebrity, and life-long friendships with me and the character based on me. Also, they kind of look alike. I couldn’t be more excited to work with my best friend.”
It makes sense that Kenya is adding a lot of cameos this season…since the show competes with “Empire.” In fact, Zendaya and Michael Strahan have already appeared.
Meanwhile, Amber will play Dominique, a past love interest of Charlie (Deon Cole). “We selected Amber Rose for the role not only for her talent, beauty and wide-reaching media presence, but also because she’ll play Charlie’s love interest, an obviously unrealistic scenario evident to anyone who’s ever seen either one of them,” joked Kenya. Amber’s episode airs in November.
“black-ish” airs Wednesdays at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.
In other ABC news…
Are you a fan of “DWTS?” If so…tonight’s gonna be a little different for you. Why so? Well……Alfonso Ribeiro will be hosting! We got really excited when we heard the news…but it’s only temporary.
Alfonso (a former “DWTS” winner) will fill in for Tom who needs to tend to his ailing father.
He tweeted, “I’ll miss 2morrow’s #dwts to be at my Dad’s bedside. He’s given me a lifetime of support. Time to return the favor.”
Alfonso followed up with a post on Instagram saying “I will be filling in for @tombergeron tomorrow night on @dancingabc. I will be there with a heavy heart for my friend Tom and the Bergeron family.”
Our prays are with Tom…..
Photos via Amber/s IG/Alfons’s IG/Tyra’s IG