Erika Goldring/Getty ImagesThe Chi has added two Grammy-nominated Chicago rappers to its star-studded cast: Da Brat and Vic Mensa. According to Deadline, Da Brat will join the Showtime series as LaPortia, “a truck driver who’s just as comfortable passing through beds as she is through state lines.”  The “Funkdafied” rapper joins The Chi cast members Curtiss Cook, Jacob Latimore, Grammy-nominated singer Luke James, and Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Kandi Burruss, who joined last season.  Da Brat previously starred on […]

Courtesy of HuluLittle Fires Everywhere actress Lexi Underwood is set to star opposite Viola Davis in the upcoming Showtime anthology series The First Lady. Variety has learned that Underwood has been tapped to play Michelle Obama‘s eldest daughter Maliain the new series, told from the perspective of the women “at the heart of the White House.” She joins Davis, who will play Mrs. Obama, […]

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