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Keke Palmer Set To Host Daily TV Show

Keke Palmer is making serious moves in the industry! The actress, in connection with BET and Telepictures, will host her own TV show geared towards young adults this summer!

The series, tentatively called The Keke Palmer Project, was picked up for an initial four-week run, and will premiere in July, airing Mondays-Fridays. Judge Greg Mathis, whose own show Judge Mathis is produced by Telepictures, will be executive producer over the project, after being heavily involved in bringing this deal together.

The show will cover various topics, including fashion, pop culture, social issues, celebrity interviews, and more. The idea for the show, Keke acknowledged, stems from her interaction on social media with her fans. “I like to read quotes that touch on how I am feeling,” she said. “If I am dealing with confusion, I will read quotes about clarity and peace of mind. I started posting these quotes on my Twitter page, and the fans responded so positively! I realized that many of them were dealing with similar issues, and the quotes helped to open up a genuine dialogue between us.”

When the show airs, Keke will become the youngest talk show host in TV history (currently, it’s Ricki Lake, who was 25 when she started her talk show).

Congrats to Keke! It’s very well deserved, and I’m definitely excited for it. Keke is a very positive and talented celeb, and I’m ready to see what she’s come up with for this show!

Image via SingersRoom

FABULOUS FASHION FIND: Ohiya Character Tees and merchandise

Ohiya is such an effing cute concept. The line of character-driven merchandise includes t-shirts, toys, plushies, purses and keychains. Hastings officially debuted the line last month in 54 of its retail locations throughout the United States and also in its highly trafficked online storefront www.GoHastings.com.

The nice things about these t-shirts is that they ARE affordable. You have 20 bucks, you can get yourself one.


Poised to take the young adult and junior apparel – and pop culture scene at large – by storm, the Ohiya cast of imaginative characters (www.ohiyafriends.com) is the brainchild of Columbus, Ohio-based illustrator Jason Tharp. A self-proclaimed “obsessive dreamer,” Tharp’s mission for Ohiya is to encourage us to go beyond our personal boundaries and to simply say, “Hi” to one another. “A chance encounter can suddenly turn into something meaningful, all with the help of this simple two letter word,” Tharp proclaims. “This brand is all about the art of making friends.” And so the “o-HI-ya” identity was born.

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to work with Ripple Junction to officially launch Ohiya merchandise into the marketplace and into the national consciousness at large,” said Rebecca Webb, Director of Trends for Hastings. “The whimsical imagery, social vision and quality of this brand fits perfectly with our entertainment and pop culture oriented offerings and will greatly appeal to our customer base.”

For more about Ohiya, check out the site HERE.