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Baywatch is back and coming to the big screen but this time with a much more colorful cast … and by colorful, we mean diverse.

HipHollywood caught up with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who also serves as an executive producer on the film, and he told us it was important to have a cast of women who were hot but also represented different ethnic backgrounds.

In the film, Johnson takes on the role of Mitch Buchanon, while Ilfenesh Hadera takes on the role of Stephanie Holden, both of whom were played by caucasian actors David Hasselhoff and Alexander Paul in the popular ’90s TV show.

Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach round out the rest of the Baywatch crew, while Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra takes on the villainous role of Leeds, a character originally written for a man.


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Exclusive: First Look At Brandy On Season 2 Of ‘Star’



Ready or not, Brandy is returning to the small screen.  The Grammy Award-winning singer turned actress has been tapped to guest star on FOX’s hit drama Star playing Cassie Brown.

HipHollywood got an exclusive first look at the former Moesha actress playing Carlotta Brown’s (Queen Latifah) younger sister and also found out how she much she enjoyed being back on set with the Queen.

“I love working with Queen Latifah. I have worked with her so many times over the years and to just see our growth and feel our chemistry on set is just amazing.”

Brandy and Latifah will also share the screen with another multi-talented singer, the one and only Patti LaBelle. LaBelle will also guest-star in multi-episode arcs playing Latifah’s tough but loving mother, Christine. Meanwhile the girls, (Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady and Jude Demorest) – with Carlotta as their manager – continue to face roadblocks, despite their victory at Atlanta NextFest.

Star — “Rise From the Ashes” — Photo Credit: Jace Downs/20th Century Fox Television — ©2017 20th Century Fox Television. All Rights Reserved.

“Everybody here is just lovely and I love being here,” added Brandy. “I don’t want this to be my last episode. I want to stick around as long as I can because i love the way I feel here. It feels like a home for me.”

The new season of STAR returns Wednesday, March 28 at 9:00/8:00pm central.

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