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A Grown Woman With A Game Plan: Keke Plamer For Rolling Out

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Keke Palmer graces another publication and as always she slayed the cover! The actress and singer cover this week’s issue of Rolling Out. The vivacious mogul in the making has been killing these magazines lately. In the beginning of this month, Keke covered Fuzion magazine as well as Bello magazine. Shot by famed photographer DeWayne Rogers, Keke styled in various dresses, skirts, buister, tops and heels for Rolling Out.

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Inside, she talked about growing up in the industry, making the transition from a child star to adult actress, balancing her personal and professional life and following her dreams. Below are some highlights via Necole Bitchie.

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KeKe on growing up
“When people think of me initially, they remember me as ‘Akeelah [and the Bee].’ Sometimes it can be frustrating to be remembered at an age that you’ve outgrown. But at the same time, it’s never frustrated me to the point that I’ve wanted to lash out. I just take it one step at a time. I’ve been patient in letting people adapt to me and my growth.

On proving that she’s an adult
If anything, it makes you look even more like a kid! As an adult, you don’t have to go around saying, ‘Hey, I’m an adult!’ That would be like saying, ‘Guess what — I’m black!’ You know it already. I just [try to] constantly be a professional by asking for what I need in the right way. I feel like you have to tell people who you are, but you don’t have to be disrespectful about it. But you also don’t have to be a shrinking violet. For a long time, when I was younger, I would always act like a little kid and I would just [bow] down because I would never want to feel like I’m being disrespectful to someone. But at the same time, I was like, ‘I’m 18-years-old and I’m not a kid anymore.’ I don’t have to wait for people to do things for me. I started saying, ‘No, that’s not OK. This is what I want. This is what I need from you. Please and thank you.’ At the end of the day, you’re going to have to speak up for yourself — and I learned that after always being, for lack of a better word, crapped on.

[But] I don’t think that’s a lesson that comes from the industry, I think that’s a lesson that comes from life. I think no matter what you do as a young kid — you can [even] take it from your family. You may go off to college, you’re becoming independent and you go back home and your parents treat you like a kid again. To a certain extent, everybody has their place in their family, but you have to say, ‘Mom and Dad, I actually have things to do.’ And I think that’s a lesson that happens to everyone and everyone has to learn that place in their life.”

On balancing her personal and professional life
Sometimes my personal life takes a backseat. My job never takes a backseat. Sometimes I feel like my life is in shambles and I’ll still be doing my job. It’s unintentional.

On following her dreams
“I didn’t come from a lot. I had a lot of love and support from my family, but as far as money and that type of thing, I didn’t really have any of that.  All I did was follow my dreams. If my fans take anything from me, I hope it would be that. It’s not just me being so special — they are too. They just haven’t realized it yet.”

Photos Credit:  Rolling Out | DeWayne Rogers

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Keke Palmer For Bello Magazine

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Former child star actress turned singer Keke Palmer is gracing the cover of magazines left-to-right. She recently covered Fuzion magazine and now she’s gracing Bello magazine. On the cover, she looks cute in blue. Her hair is flying and make-up is flawless. She’s so beautiful!

Keke stars in the upcoming TLC biopic Crazy Sexy Cool: A TLC Story which premieres on VH1 October 21. She also already started working on her next film, Brotherly Live which is being shot in Philly and also co-stars Logan Laurice, Romeo Miller and Quincy Brown.

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KeKe Palmer Covers Fuzion Magazine’s Fall 2013 Lifestyle Issue

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Back in August, YDBR posted some BTS pictures from Keke Palmer’s Fuzion magazine photo shoot. See the original post here. The official covers just went viral and the child star turned adult actress and media mogul looks gorgeous on a double cover. For this issue, Keke was styled by celebrity stylist Olori Swank and shot in Los Angeles by photographer ëaštøn śçhīrrå. Keke was such an adorable little girl and it’s great to see her grown into a beautiful woman.

Inside, she talks about her doing what she wants, transitioning from a child star to an adult actress, on her competition, boyfriend, playing Chilli in the upcoming TLC biopic Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story, and fashion inspiration. Below are some highlights.

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On doing what she wants to do, despite outside opinions (like living with her boyfriend):

“I found that the more you stop thinking and just follow what you like and what you love, you can create your own style and other people will catch on to it.”

“Even though I’m in the entertainment industry most my advice or mentors come from outside of the industry. I don’t like to cloud my head too much with the Hollywood world—I really just talk to my mom, talk to God, my family is very close so if I have any issues I just talk to them about it and they help me through it.”

On transitioning from child star to adult actress

“It’s definitely been a, I don’t wanna say hard, but a big transition from being a kid and going up into an adult, while all being on screen.”

On her competition in the game

“I’m a perfectionist, I’m a Virgo, so it’s like I gotta do everything right especially when it comes to work…..My mom always taught me as a kid to compete with yourself.”

On her boyfriend of 3 years

“I am dating someone right now, we have been dating for three years now he’s a great guy, but I’m definitely in that part of my life where I’m really focusing on doing what I need to do and getting what I need to do get done and same as him. So it’s more so us focusing on ourselves and then getting back to each other.”

On playing Chilli in VH1’s upcoming “Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story”

“At the end the day I want her to be proud of my performance in the movie. She texted me when she saw the movie and was just like there couldn’t have been a better person that could have done it, I’m so proud of you, she and I really got a close relationship out of working on the movie.”
Alternative career- “ If I wasn’t an entertainer I would probably be a hair stylist. My family is full of hair stylist, my grandmother was a hair stylist for 40 years, my aunt is a hair stylist, my cousin is a hair stylist, I mean everybody in my family is a hair stylist, I would probably just be the loud mouth hair stylist.”

On fashion inspiration

“One of my favorite style icons would have to be Nicole Richie, I just oh my gosh, I literally go to her Instagram page and stare at it like this for about 20 minutes. Her style is so impeccable; she’s just classy, fun, cool, edgy all at the same time. As far as music I think everyone loves Rihanna’s style— I like how fearless she is, I think that’s something everybody can love about Rihanna, she does what she wants and she feels comfortable in her decisions. That’s a really hard thing to do especially when you’re in the limelight, doing what you want and being comfortable in what you and loving who you are.”

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Photos Credit: Fuzion magazine 

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BTS: Keke Palmer For Fuzion Magazine

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Styled by celebrity stylist Olori Swank, actress and singer Keke Palmer poses in various ensembles including a yellow floor length gown, purple and mint green dress, oversized white tee-shirt paired with python thigh high boots, Topshop jacket, Alexander McQueen skirt and Giuseppe shoes for Fuzion magazine. Palmer was shot in Los Angeles by photographer ëaštøn śçhīrrå. She looked stunning and the dresses fit her complexion. The yellow dress is everything! Palmer was such an adorable little girl and it’s great to see her grown into a beautiful woman.

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VH1 Releases The Trailer To “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story”; Plus Lil Mama To Join The Group

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After selling over 65 million records worldwide, being the best-selling female R&B group of all time, and having the highest grossing tour by a female group in history; TLC is finally ready to share their story. VH1 releases the trailer to CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. The biopic premieres on the network this Fall 2013 (October). In the film, Drew Sidora (Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins), Lil Mama (Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes) and Keke Palmer (Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas), re-enacted 90’s R&B duo TLC as they rise to fame from their early inception in Atlanta, to recording studios, live performances, the Grammy Awards and the tragic death of Left Eye. The film was shot in Atlanta and the girls are lip synching to TLC’s music.

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Earlier today, T-Boz and Chilli held a press conference with Lil Mama, where they announced that the female rapper and former America’s Best Dance Crew judge will be joining them on stage, in place of Left Eye, at the ‘Mixtape Festival‘ in Hershey Park, PA this weekend.

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Below is a sneak peek of TLC’s biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story

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Keke Palmer, Draya & Chris Bosh’s Wife Adrienne Gets Glammed-Up For VH1’s 2012 Do Something Awards

Over this past weekend, actress/singer Keke Palmer, Draya of the reality show Basketball Wives: L.A., and NBA player Chris Bosh’s wife Adrienne all got glammed-up for VH1‘s 2012 Do Something Awards which was held at Barker Hangar in Los Angeles. According to TheYBF, “The awards, which have been an annual event since 2007, honor those under 25 who are trying to make a difference in the world.  But you don’t have to be under 25 to cop an award.  Do Something Award nominees and winners “represent the pivotal “do-ers” in their field, cause, or issue,” according to the website.”

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