Adrienne Bailon-Houghton to Reunite with Raven-Symone on Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home”

Adrienne Bailon-Houghton is heading Home

The 38-year-old Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian American singer, actress and television personality is set to recur on the fifth season of Raven-Symone’s Disney Channel series Raven’s Home.

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Bailon-Houghton will reprise the role of Raven’s high school bully Alana from That’s So Raven, according to TVLine. What’s more, Alana is now the principal of Bayside, where Booker enrolls after he and Raven move back to San Francisco to care for her father.

“I’ve always been hopeful about [playing Alana again], so to be able to make it happen was a dream come true,” Houghton tells TVLine. “I always love working with [Raven-Symoné]. We did the first Cheetah Girls movie when I was 19, and now I’m 38, so we’ve stayed friends for almost 20 years. We laugh at the fact that we were playing the high school students… and now we’re playing the parents. It’s so bizarre!”

The entire experience of returning to Raven’s world was “wildly nostalgic” for Houghton, beginning with the flowers she found in her dressing room from Gary Marsh, the president and chief creative officer for Disney Branded Television.

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“Gary has been one of those beacons of light throughout my career, ever since I was in The Cheetah Girls,” she says. “I would call him my industry father. To have a letter from him, welcoming me back to Disney Channel, I almost bawled my eyes out. I was so happy to be back. Not only was That’s So Raven filmed on that lot, but I also did The Suite Life of Zack and Cody on that lot. I remember all of our Cheetah Girls photo shoots and promo shoots. Even just being in the dressing room was insane.”

As for Alana being the principal, Houghton admits she was “fully shocked” by her character’s new gig. “How genius of the writers of this show to create that dynamic where the school bully becomes the principal,” she says. “It’s funny and ironic, and I’m loving being the authority figure.” Sure, it’s possible that Alana will eventually have a “pivotal moment” that inspires her to change her ways, but Houghton says she’s “having too much fun torturing Raven Baxter as a grown woman” to let that happen anytime soon.

Raven and Alana’s confrontational (yet playful) dynamic is on full display when the women eventually reunite, which Houghton credits to her and Raven’s decades-long friendship.

“We were able to have fun when Alana was the bully because we were comfortable enough to do all that physical comedy,” she says. “There are things we created and did that we were able to do because we were really friends.”

A premiere date for Raven’s Home Season 5 has not yet been announced.

Bailon Reportedly Forming Part of a New Daytime Talk Show

It’s about to get real for former Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian American singer/actress will reportedly form part of The Real, a new syndicated daytime talk show, according to Deadline.com.

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Bailon will join actress-singer Tamera Mowry, singer Tamar Braxton, television personality Jeannie Mai and comedian Loni Love on the new talk panel, which will be getting a trial run this summer on some of the Fox-owned stations.

The exact markets and time periods are still being ironed out, the Telepictures-produced talker is reportedly looking at a July 8 launch date.

The Real is reportedly similar in scope to ABC’s The View and CBSThe Talk, but geared towards a younger and more ethnic panel, with all five hosts under 40.

The Real is looking to follow in the footsteps of another Telepictures syndicated talk show, Bethenny, which had a successful summer run on Fox stations last summer before getting a nationwide launch this fall.

Bailon & Bermudez to Topline New Style Network Docu-Series

It’s been more than five years since they worked together on the MTV movie All You’ve Got… And, it looks like Adrienne Bailon and Julissa Bermudez are picking up where they left off.

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican-Ecuadorian American singer, actress and former Cheetah Girls star and the 28-year-old Dominican American singer, actress and co-host of BET’s 106 & Park will star in a new original series on the Style Network.

Adrienne Bailon & Julissa Bermudez

Entitled Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne, the hour-long docu-series centers on the two fabulous Latina best friends and starlets, in New York City, as they strive to conquer the cutthroat world of show business and find love and happiness… all by the time they turn 30!

Bermudez and Bailon became best friends while filming All You’ve Got, even requesting to share the same trailer. Since then, the fashionistas have been there for each other through thick and thin, as well as their loves and losses—all while making noise and a name for themselves along the way.

Empire Girls will premiere on the Style Netwok on Sunday, June 3 at 9pm ET/PT.