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Actress Tika Sumpter Hit Up 106 & Park In A $441 Balmain Printed Cotton Jersey Tee-Shirt

106 & Park, November 29, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Actress Tika Sumpter recently stopped by BET’s 106 & Park to promote the release of Sparkle on DVD. While on set, Sumpter also talked about her upcoming BET show Being Mary Jane with Gabrielle Union. Sumpter is a busy woman these days! The 32-year-old Queens native is also set to star in Kevin Hart’s upcoming film as his fiancée and Ice Cube’s little sister. For her live televised appearance, Sumpter styled in a $441 Balmain Printed Cotton Jersey Tee-Shirt and black leather skinnies paired with ankle boots. Isn’t she just too cute?

106 & Park, November 29, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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106 & Park, November 29, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Tika Sumpter Looks Stunning In Her Rolling Out Photo Spread; Plus She Talks About ‘Sparkle’ & Dating

Rising actress Tika Sumpter who is featured in the upcoming movie Sparkle (hit theaters tomorrow Friday August 17), did a photo spread and interview with Rolling Out magazine. Styled by Micah McDonald, Tika dressed in denim daisy dukes, tank tops, a tied-up shirt, and sweater in the DeWayne Rogers shoot. Tika has a lot of class, beauty, smile and talents. She represents the new generation of fresh Black talent in Hollywood. In her cover story, Tika talks about the different role she played, her character Delores in the movie Sparkle, the entertainment industry and dating. Below are some excerpts:

One of our first encounters with you was on “Gossip Girls.” How different was the experience of Sparkle with its all-black cast?

First off, I just want to say that I am very thankful for the opportunity that I received with “Gossip Girls.” To me though, acting is just acting. I honestly don’t like saying a black film, because on the flip side, we don’t call then white films. At the end of the day, when they say action, we all have to do the same job.

How did you channel your character Delores in the movie Sparkle?

I’m grateful to [screenwriter] Mara Brock Akil, because she expanded the role of Delores. I definitely think there is some of me in the character … she is a protector and a strong person, which mirrors my own personality a lot. The great thing about the role, is that I was able to really take chances and expand upon who Delores was in the original.

Source: Rolling Out

Pictures: DeWayne Rogers

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Front Page: Tika Sumpter Covers Vibe’s Vixen

From Hollis, Queens to the cover of Vibe’s Vixen. Actress Tika Sumpter graced the cover of the October issue of Vibe Vixen. Sumpter is known for her roles in BET’s sitcom The Game and Stomp The Yard 2. Sumpter is also gaining some recognition for her role in What’s Your Number? In the cover story, Sumpter talked about her love for acting, growing up in a single parent household, getting her big break in the industry and much more. Below are some excerpts:

What sparked your love for acting and the arts?
I was born in Hollis, Queens. My mom was married to my dad for 13 years, and I grew up in a single-parent house after my mom and dad divorced. After school, I would watch Rudy Huxtable [Keshia Knight Pulliam] from The Cosby Show. I remember looking at her and saying as a little girl, ‘I wanna do what she does,’ [but] my mom was working so hard that the thought of being an actor was so far from my thoughts. My claim to fame was Run DMC living down the block, LL Cool J living down the block [and] my sister dancing for MC Lyte. When I moved to Long Island and my mom remarried, I was more aware of figuring out what I wanted to do when I grew up.

Growing up in a single-parent home, were there any struggles that molded you?
Not growing up with a dad was really hard, but my mom was so on point. She was a lover, and the authority that basically gave us whoopings. If you missed that bus to school, you were walking. I saw my mom struggle a lot which made me not want to do the things normal teenagers do. I was super prude in junior high and high school; the prudest person in the pack. I was so active in school that I wasn’t even thinking about sex. Even my girlfriend and I, who are best friends since junior high, we were talking and she was like, ‘Tika, nobody knows what they’re doing in junior high, middle school or high school with sex, so why is everybody in a rush?’

Okay, so fast forward. What was your first break into the industry, through acting or singing?
Before I started acting, I got my first record deal at Universal. I was a teenager, and I was not ready for a record deal. I was in a group really young and had no clue. I was just freaked out. I knew I wanted to sing, but when you have no control, and you don’t really understand how everything works; it’s a little confusing. Acting wise, when I got my first national commercial, I was so excited. One Life To Live definitely opened the door to other things. I was definitely working before One Life To Live, but it was my first big contract and very cool. Read the full interview over at Vibe’s Vixen.

Source: Vibe Vixen

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Partying In Atlanta: La La Vazquez-Anthony Hosts A Bash At Vanquish; Kenny Burns,Tika Sumpter, Ludacris & Sheree Whitfield Attended

Media personality and actress La La Vazquez-Anthony left NYC for the weekend to take her talents down South. The “First Lady of New York” hosted “Dubai Thursday’s” at Vanquish lounge. Celebrities such as Ludacris, Tika Sumpter, Tameka Raymond and Kenny Burns were spotted partying with La La. Some celebrities flew down to ATL for LudaDay Weekend. I’m pretty sure ATL’s finest  will be taking over the city this Labor Day Weekend.

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Dining In Los Angeles: La La Vazquez-Anthony & Tika Sumpter Spotted Leaving Nobu

Last night Wednesday (August 17), media personality La La Vazquez-Anthony and actress Tika Sumpter were spotted leaving Nobu in Los Angeles. Nobu Los Angeles has three separate dining rooms and an elegant bar lounge. Each of the dining spaces – the main dining room with sushi bar, the atrium, and the terrace – has its own unique character and feel. The bar and lounge have become a local Hollywood hangout and so offers a tapas menu designed for a more relaxed dining experience (Source).

La La and Tika both were styling on them hoes. La La worn a leopard print Naven party dress and brown booties. Tika worn a lavender one shoulder dress and a pair of nude spike Christian Louboutin. Last week, the two did a photo shoot together for Vibe magazine. “La La’s Full Court Life” premieres on VH1 Aug. 22.

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It’s A Celebration: Kelly Rowland’s Star-Studded Album Release Party With Beyonce, Big Sean, Tika Sumpter, Bevy Smith, Estelle & More

Last night Tuesday (July 26) singer Kelly Rowland celebrated her Here I Am album release party at The Standard Hotel in New York City. May I add, this was a Destiny Child reunion because Kelly’s former band-mates Beyoncé and Michelle Williams were on the scenes. Other celebrities who helped Kelly celebrate her album release party were Big Sean, Tika Sumpter, Bevy Smith, Kevin Liles, Jessica White, Maxwell, Estelle, Sylvia Rhone, Mike Kyser, Angela Yee, Terrence J and DJ’s Mos & Kiss. Yesterday Kelly was also making her rounds in NYC. She interviewed with radio station Power 105, visited BET‘s 106 & Park and hit up Planet Hollywood.

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Partying In NYC: Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, Diddy, Pharrell & More Partied It Up At The Reebox Bash

Last night, Tuesday (July 19) New York City was the spot to be. Producer/Reebok Creative Director Swizz Beatz held a party at Espace for the launch of Reebok Classics’ “Reethym of Lite” campaign. Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Pharrell, Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Teyana Taylor, Chrisette Michele, Shontelle, Clive Davis, DJ Khaled, Tika Sumpter, Lloyd Banks and Red Cafe were some of the celebrities who attended the event. The event featured a performance from Swizzy with special guest Lloyd Banks, plus the premiere of “International Party,” the Reebok-commissioned video. Peep the pictures below:

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