The Bella Twins Sign with SMAC Entertainment

Brie Bella and Nikki Bella are getting SMAC’ed

The 36-year-old half-Mexican American twin sisters and former WWE Divas champions, known as The Bella Twins, have signed with Michael Strahan and Constance Schwartz-Morini’s SMAC Entertainment.

The Bella Twins

The company will represent Nikki and Brie, who star in and executive E!’s Total Bellasrecently renewed for a sixth season.

This comes after the business signed Power alum Omari Hardwick to its client roster and launched in-house social media management and digital consulting division SMAC Digital Management.

In addition to starring and exec producing Total Bellas, the pair wrestle in the WWE, run female apparel line Birdiebee and recently published a memoir Incomparable.

SMAC Entertainment was founded in 2011 and its roster includes Erin AndrewsShante BroadusOctober GonzalezTony GonzalezMichael GriffinBryan HynsonWiz KhalifaCurt Menefee,Brian Orakpo and Deion Sanders

“We’re excited to welcome Brie and Nikki to the SMAC family,” said Strahan and Schwartz-Morini. “They are incredibly talented, versatile and encompass the same work ethic that we pride ourselves on and value most. We look forward to joining forces to help expand on the incredible foundation they’ve already built for their growing empire.”

Season 4 of Loren’s Starz Series “Power” to Premiere in June

Lela Loren is powering up this summer…

Starz has scheduled the fourth season premiere of its hit drama series Power, starring the 36-year-old Mexican American actress, for Sunday, June 25 at 9:00 pm ET.

The series follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), a drug kingpin living a double life who in Season 4 seeks to find redemption.

The 10-episode fourth season picks up on the heels of James’ highly publicized arrest by his ex-girlfriend, Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Valdes (Loren), for the murder of FBI Agent Greg Knox—a crime he did not commit. Ghost can’t outrun his past choices and mounting enemies this season, which threaten his freedom and his family’s safety at every turn. His fight for redemption brings him face-to-face with the Feds, the media, new allies, and old foes. But the biggest obstacle for Ghost remains himself and his internal struggle between the man he wants to be and the one he really is.

Courtney A. Kemp is the creator, showrunner and executive producer of Power. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett and Gary Lennon serve as executive producers.

The premiere episode also will be available starting at 12:01 am June 25 on the Starz app and On Demand.

Starz Renews Loren’s Drama Series “Power” for Two More Seasons

Lela Loren is still wielding her power…

Starz has renewed its hit drama series Power, starring the 36-year-old Latina actress, for two more seasons, through Season 5.

Lela Loren

The announcement comes just two days after Power‘s record-setting Season 3 premiere, which pulled in 2.26 million viewers. It marks the premium cable channel’s best original series debut numbers yet and the most-watched episode of any Starz original ever.

The Season 3 premiere was up more than 58% from the Season 2 and 389% from Season 1 premieres, respectively.

This is the first multi-season pickup for the New York-based series starring Omari Hardwick. Creator, executive producer and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp will return alongside executive producers Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett and Gary Lennon.

“In today’s content landscape, it is challenging for a series to stand out, but Courtney is a singular voice working in television today, said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht. “In Curtis, we not only have an immense talent but an executive producer who brings a unique perspective, an authentic voice and passionate fan base that has helped in a large part propel the success of the series. … The fans have let it be known loud and clear that they cannot get enough of Ghost, Tommy, Tasha, Angela and Kanan.”

Loren portrays Angela Valdes on the series.

Her other credits include Gang Related, Covert Affairs and The Closer.

Fumero to Star the Second Season of Starz’s Drama “Power”

David Fumero has the power 

The 41-year-old Cuban actor has been cast as a series regular on Season 2 of Starz’s drama series Power.

David Fumero

From CBS Television Studios, Power centers on wealthy New York City nightclub owner James “Ghost” St. Patrick (portrayed Omari Hardwick), who is living a double life as a kingpin.

Fumero, whose credits include roles on One Life To Live, CSI: Miami and CSI: NY will play Mike Sandoval, the handsome new Chief of the Crime Division, who has moved from Southern California to NY to make sure this prominent investigation is run correctly.

Power is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

Ramirez Upped to Series Regular on Starz’s “Power”

J.R. Ramirez is powering up…

The 33-year-old Latino actor, who recurred on the first season of Starz’s drama series Power, has been promoted to regular for the show’s second season.

J.R. Ramirez

Power centers on wealthy New York City nightclub owner James “Ghost” St. Patrick (portrayed by Omari Hardwick), who is living a double life as a kingpin.

Ramirez portrays Julio, second in command to Tommy (Joseph Sikora).

Ramirez, who portrayed Dr. A.J. Aquino on Emily Owens M.D., was also recently cast as Ted “Wildcat” Grant on the upcoming third season of the CW‘s Arrow.

His other television credits include GCB, 24 and Hacienda Heights.

Starz Offers First Look at Pilot Episode of Lopez’s Crime Drama “Power”

Here’s your chance to experience Leslie Lopez’s star(z) power early…

Even though the Colombian actress’ new crime drama Power isn’t slated to debut until June 7, Starz is already giving people a sneak peek of the full pilot episode online.

Leslie Lopez

Lopez portays Pink Sneakers on the 50 Cent-executive-produced series, which centers on James “Ghost” St. Patrick, played by Omari Hardwick, who has a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York.

His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that never sleeps. As its success grows, so do Ghost’s plans to build an empire.

However, Truth hides an ugly reality. It’s a front for Ghost’s criminal underworld; a lucrative drug network, serving only the wealthy and powerful.

A week shy of its official television premiere, the pilot has been made available for free online through multiple platforms, including the show’s official website, Twitter, Facebook and MySpace page, as well as its YouTube channel.

The series premiere will also be available for sampling through the free STARZ PLAY app for all users in the United States.

Power also stars 50 Cent, Adam Huss, Vinicius Machado, Luis Antonio Ramos and Lela Loren.

Power will
 air Sundays at 9:00 pm ET on Starz.

Anthony Joins the Cast of Starz’s Drama Series “Power”

La La Anthony has got the power

The 34-year-old Afro-Puerto Rican actress, television personality and disc jockey has been cast in Starz’s drama series Power.

La La Anthony La La Anthony

The television project tells the story of wealthy New York City nightclub owner James “Ghost” St. Patrick (portrayed by Omari Hardwick), who wants to build an empire and turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there’s just one problem: He’s living a double life.

When he’s not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele.

Anthony, the star of VH1′s reality series La La’s Full Court Life, will portray LaKeisha Grant – childhood friend to Tasha St. Patrick (Naturi Naughto) and her closest confidant who is kept in the dark on certain aspects of Tasha’s life out of necessity.

Anthony’s recent credits include the films Think Like a Man and Baggage Claim.

Vidal’s “Being Mary Jane” Ordered to Series at BET

Lisa Vidal is preparing for her Mary Jane moment…

BET has ordered the original series Being Mary Jane, which stars the 47-year-old Puerto Rican actress, to series.

Lisa Vidal

Being Mary Jane, which was originally picked up as a movie, comes from the producers of the award-winning, record breaking BET comedy The Game, Girlfriends and the movies  Jumping the Broom and Sparkle.

The series is a follow up to the release of the Being Mary Jane movie of the week slated to launch on BET this summer.

Being Mary Jane centers on Mary Jane Paul, a one-woman-show: a successful TV news anchor, and an entirely self-sufficient powerhouse who remains devoted to a family that doesn’t share her motivation.

Intense drama and unforgettable moments unfold as Mary Jane juggles her life, her relationships, her work, and commitments to her family.

Along with Vidal, the series stars Gabrielle Union, Omari Hardwick, Richard Roundtree, Richard Brooks, Aaron D. Spears and Margaret Avery.