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Exclusive: Malaysia Pargo Talks ‘Basketball Wives LA’ + Possible Spin-Off Show?



VH1’s Basketball Wives LA might be making some changes with the cast come Season 3, but according to co-star Malaysia Pargo, it’s going to be pretty juicy.

“It’s amazing,” Pargo told HipHollywood while on the red carpet for Floyd Mayweather’s Annual Celebrity Classic Toy Drive and Basketball Game. “We have some other new girls, so it’s going to be an interesting twist … Draya and I have a dynamic interaction with each other, so we are going to make it do what it do.”

And when asked if we can expect a spin-off show, Pargo explained that there could be something in the works. “Maybe,” she said. “You’ll see, you’ll have to wait and see.”

Pargo will return to the hit show with co-stars Draya Michele and Jackie Christie, but most notably absent from the return of the LA based program are the Govan sisters.

HipHollywood caught up with Laura and Gloria earlier this year who shared exclusive details about their own spin-off show. “It really is going to just kind of bring a different light on what we represent as real basketball wives and just the league in general. It really just is going to focus on kind of the ups and downs and everything else that kind of involves being in a relationship with a professional athlete. And sisterhood too,” Gloria explained.

“Finally you’re going to see exactly who we are,  not bits and pieces … It should be interesting, very entertaining,” Laura explained.

Details on what network the show will air on has not been confirmed.


5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs



If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.


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