After years of disappointment with America's Next Top Model's treatment of plus models, it seems a former contestant is taking matters into her own hands. ANTM Cycle 3 contestant Toccara Jones is hosting Thick House for Facebook Watch, along with judges EJ King and fashion blogger and stylist Kelly Augustine.
Not a lot of details about the series is currently available, but rumor is Glee alum Amber Riley will make an appearance as a guest judge. According to Deadline, Thick House is part of Facebook Watch’s We the Culture programming slate, which is aimed at amplifying the voices of Black content creators. Thick House is produced by Sickbird Productions. Founded by Angelica Nwandu, The Shade Room is an Instagram-based Black media company.
Meet the 7 hopefuls below (courtesy of NYLON), and catch Thick House, when it premieres on May 16th at 4pm on Facebook Watch.
As someone completely unfamiliar with Pageantry, it's a pleasant surprise to discover an entire network keeping track of all the Plus Size pageants. Turns out there's not only a Ms. Full Figured USA, but many other celebrations of larger bodies.
Get connected to the community with Plus Pageantry Network facebook group, or check out the Plus Pageantry Network website.
Take a look at the calendar below:
We've been talking about it for months now, but the final season of Hulu's Shrill is almost here. With less than a month to go, the streamer dropped another trailer for the Aidy Brant series whose third and final season premieres on May 7th. Check it out below.
I have personally been looking forward to the release of Netflix's Thunder Force starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer for over a year. The action comedy, written and directed by Ben Falcone, was clearly made by a group of good friends who enjoy playing together.
Every year Swimsuits for All releases new designs in collaboration with plus size icons like Ashley Graham and Gabi Fresh, and while 2020 was a very different year, the brand and designers didn't let it stop them. Check out some of Gabi's new looks with Swimsuits for All:
Controversial actress Lena Dunham has launched a plus size line in collaboration with 11 Honoré.
Back in August it was announced that the award winning singer, Lizzo, signed a deal with Amazon and now it seems her first project is on its way.
You may remember Lizzo's struggle to find plus size dancers for her performances so, according to a casting call shared by Variety, she's taking things into her own hands with a yet-to-be-titled dancer competition series for the streaming platform.
Lizzo also shared the news on her IG and provided this link for anyone who wants to apply: Visit BigGrrrls.com now to apply!
What if Fleabag was in New York City... and she was fat? Enter Big Girl, the award-winning series from creator and star Katharine Scarborough which provides an honest, vulgar, and hilarious look at the life of Katie, a single, Big girl just trying to live her best 30-something life in the Big city.
It's a moment many of us have been waiting for: plus size superheroes! Not just a token fatty on a super team, but TWO kick-ass women who happen to be larger than your average action star.
Thunder Force, which is hitting Netflix on April 9th, released a trailer today. Watch it below.
After an extended hiatus it seems Nicole Byer's hit Netflix series, Nailed It, is finally returning! The 5th season of the streamers hit baking competition is scheduled to drop on March 26th, but you can watch the trailer for the new season right now, below!
About Nailed It: Double Trouble
Hosted by Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres, the Emmy-nominated series returns with twice the fun! This time, home bakers pair up in teams of two to take a shot at recreating edible masterpieces for a $10,000 prize. From best buds to brothers and sisters, these bakers are twice as bad. This season, we go far and wide for inspiration, ranging from delicious baked treats inspired by Greek mythology to sugary desserts from dear old Grandma.
While Rebel Wilson has recently been busy with Pooches (her series, Pooch Perfect, is premiering stateside on ABC this Spring), she's also starring in a comedy from Paramount Players.
According to Deadline, the comedian is starring in Senior year, which "follows a cheerleader who wakes up after a 20-year coma and returns to high school to try to regain her status and claim the prom queen crown that eluded her."
THR states that Wilson will also be a producer on the film, sharing "producer credits with Todd Garner and Chris Bender. The executive producer credits on Senior Year are shared by Jeremy Stein, Jake Wagner and Jake Weiner."
As previously announced, Hulu's Shrill, starring SNL's Aidy Bryant, is concluding with a third season to air later this year.
During the Hulu TCA presentation it was revealed that the third and final season is closer than we thought. Shrill season 3 will premiere on May 7th, but you can check out the just dropped trailer below.
Known for her comedic timing, as well as her curves, Modern Family alum Sofia Vergara launched an affordable clothing line with Walmart which included plus sizes from day one.
Sofia Jeans by Sofia Vergara - also tops and dresses - are listed as being available up to a size 22, but according to a quick Walmart search, it seems the jeans are available up to size 26. Check it out yourself!
Hulu has announced that the third season of the hit comedy, Shrill, starring Aidy Bryant, will be also the last. Production has wrapped on the 8 episode season, which is set to hit the streamer this Spring.
According to Deadline, Shrill was developed by Bryant, showrunner Alexandra Rushfield and Lindy West and inspired by West’s book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman.