NBC’s ‘PlayBoy Club’ TV Show Party Draws Laz Alonso, Boris Kodjoe, Partiers

The Playboy Club white party was a magnetic force field, attracting the likes of actors Laz Alonso, Boris Kodjoe and a thick herd of linen-clad revelers in New Orleans. The party was to celebrate The Playboy Club, a brand-new television show on NBC, and vestiges of the legendary brand were discernable all over the set. […]

Jennifer Hudson Brings Vintage Voice, Charisma to Essence

NEW ORLEANS — Jennifer Hudson was at her roof-rattling best at Essence Music Festival 2011, unfurling a voice that can actually fill every crack and crevice at the mammoth Louisiana Superdome and still have some left to spare. For a minute there, we didn’t know if it was Essence Fest or an “American Idol” reunion. […]