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Life Is Sweet For ‘Queen Sugar’ Star Bianca Lawson

When you consider that Bianca Jasmine Lawson has been in the entertainment industry for 23 years as a working actress, it’s hard to believe that she’s been able to fly under the radar as much she has. It’s not that she’s not visible – for most of that time she was credibly playing teenagers on hit shows from Saved By The Bell: The New Class, (when she was actually a teen) to Sister Sister to The Secret Life of the American Teenager to Pretty Little Liars and more.

But her work on Queen Sugar as Darla, the recovering drug addict and off-and-on girlfriend of Ralph Angel Bordelon (played by Kofi Siriboe) and mother to their son, Blue, has allowed her to reintroduce herself. Queen Sugar, now in its fourth season on OWN, follows the exploits of the three Bordelon siblings who own a farm in a small Louisiana town.

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Although she turned 40 this year, Lawson’s seeming inability to age means that she’s playing a woman in her 20’s. But Darla’s character arc has allowed Lawson to play a full gamut of emotions. She says that in this role as Darla she has had to become more transparent.

“For me personally, I’m not one that externalizes my emotions,” Lawson says. “With Darla I get to play the gamut of her emotionality. There’s no hiding emotionally with her. So I had to be OK with exposing a lot of my own vulnerability, a lot of my own grief. I can’t hide Bianca behind this character. She’s required me to expose more of myself and I’ve had to be more fearless about tapping into my own stuff.”

 

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I’m more proud of tonight’s #QueenSugar episode than anything else I’ve ever done. By nature I’m a private person and shy away from discussing personal matters in a public way. But I will say that addiction and trauma have been very close to me in my life. My hope is that people will come away from this episode feeling not so alone in their grief, their brokenness, their trauma, their internal battles and sadness. And that the people in THEIR life will have a greater empathy and compassion and understanding of what this journey is really like- and take a moment before being so quick to judge. The human experience is complex, this life journey is complex. It’s impossible to know the entire story from the outside. Sometimes we aren’t even aware of the memories buried inside of our bodies that the mind has forgotten because it was too much to bear. I dedicate tonight’s episode to all of the people on a ledge, suffering in silence. May you feel our love for you tonight. Our healing wishes for you. Our arms around you, holding you up, wishing you better days. I love you.

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Lawson auditioned for the role and was almost cast when she had to do a chemistry read with Siriboe who was auditioning for the role of Ralph Angel. Only the casting director knows whether the two already had the roles in the bag, but if they didn’t, the chemistry read, which was the scene in the parking lot where we first meet Darla in Season 1, must have sealed the deal.

“Kofi and I had never met before and he came in and I didn’t wanted to run the scene before he came in the room because I like the element of surprise and to see what happens in the moment,” Lawson says. “You can never get that first moment back. We did the scene and it was good, but after we did the scene, we [improvised.] That was the moment where it just felt that we were on the same wavelength.”

When actors have onscreen chemistry, it’s palpable and the audience roots for them, even when, as Lawson and Siriboe have seen, if the relationship is tumultuous. According to a funny post on her Instagram page, Lawson is “obsessed” with astrology (she laughs at this description) but can tell you that the two sun sign Pisceans both have Leo rising signs. So even the stars must have aligned to bring these two together.

“[Kofi] likes to say it’s because we’re both Pisces and we have that deeply intuitive, telepathic thing, which could be true,” she laughs. “We can deeply connect depending on the other person’s energy.”

 

 

Though Darla is a single mother struggling with sobriety and the memory of the sordid things she did in the throes of addiction, Lawson plays her with a fierce grace. It’s interesting to connect with actors who bring such memorable roles to life and realize how gifted they are in obscuring their own personalities. While sorrow clings to Darla even in her triumphant moments, Lawson is bubbly, talkative, artsy.

While no truly accurate characterization can be made in a brief conversation with a journalist, Lawson’s low profile suggests she doesn’t live for social media or for fame. Her Instagram barely reflect 20 years in entertainment – it seems more like one of your sweet, cool friends from college who went off to artsy pursuits and charitable deeds. Lawson recently chronicled a charity trip to Zambia on her IG, sharing modest pics with smiling kids that seemed uncontrived.

It could be because Lawson doesn’t need to clout chase. Her mother, Denise, is a Gordy. Yes, those Gordys – Berry is Bianca’s great-uncle. Rhonda Ross, yep, those Rosses, is her cousin. Marvin Gaye, Jr. is her biological half-brother. Her father is actor Richard Lawson. He’s married to Tina Lawson, whose daughters, Beyoncè and Solange, you may have heard of.

 

“I’ve been around very famous people my whole life,’ Lawson says without a trace of humble bragging when asked the inevitable ‘how does it feel to be Beyonce’s stepsister’ question. She calls her a ‘wonderful human being’ and adds that since Tina and her aunt were friends for years, none of the Knowles clan is new to her.

 

 

“I’ve known the family since I was about 6, so it’s a new relationship for the public, but it’s not new to me,” she says. “It’s always great to have more family especially when you get along and you have familiarity and you’ve known each other for so long. We had people in common for a long time.”

She even shares that Beyoncè and Jay may have binge-watched Queen Sugar in one night in support of their fellow artist. You already know, if you have seen her social media, that she and her father are close and that her stepmom pops on her page regularly to give her her deserved props.

 

 

But don’t look for Lawson to be in the latest haunts with the famous people she knows. She agrees that the most likely place you’d run into her is the grocery store or out in nature, not the hottest party. That’s how she keeps that incredible youthful look – she confirms that cuddling, and leading a low-key, low-stress life is her chosen form of anti-aging.

“I’m a cuddler, and that kind of affection, in a really pure way, it releases oxytocin and releases all kinds of positive emotions in your body and that makes you look vibrant.”

Who she cuddles with and where they do their cuddling – nope, she’s not going to tell you.

But it’s not a coy form of celebrity obfuscation – that’s just who she is. The best actors are likely the ones that can disappear around others and observe human behavior so they can duplicate its nuances onscreen. And because of her family, Lawson knows that great fame and great visibility have their challenges.

“When I was younger, I wanted it to be about that I worked really, really hard. But it’s my nature. Its my personality. Other people are more extroverted in that way and they are very on the scene and you know who they’re dating and all about their relationships. But all see all sides of it. Looking from the outside and seeing what looks like the positive aspects of being that famous but it’s a very complex thing. I’ve seen the spectrum. I know what it’s like from the inside. People are human and there are all kinds of tradeoffs and all kind of good and bad. To me, it’s not a tradeoff or a reaction to the people I’ve been around. I’m just naturally a more private person.”

As for the future of Ralph Angel and Darla…well, that’s up to the Queen Sugar writers. Their storyline has taken a turn recently that seems to imply a reconciliation and fans are divided as to whether that should happen. As for Lawson, she, too, has an opinion that may or may not be influenced by the fact that she knows what’s ahead in the next two episodes.

“I hope for them that whatever happens is going to be for their highest good whatever that looks like,” Lawson says. “The writers have been doing a great job, so I don’t even want to put my personal expectation on it. I want to see where they feel moved for it to go.”

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Coronation Street’s Alan Halshall shares sweet kiss with girlfriend Tisha Merry as he celebrates turning 37

CORONATION Street star Alan Halsall has shared a sweet picture of him kissing girlfriend Tisha Merry on his 37th birthday.

The actor puckered up to the his former Corrie co-star for a smooch in a romantic birthday post on Instagram.

Corrie’s Alan Halsall kissed his girlfriend Tish in a romantic birthday post

Alan did not hold back his feelings for pretty Tish as he looked happier than ever as the pair smooched in his birthday pictures.

Tish uploaded the cute couple shots on her Instagram in a tribute to him on his birthday, and Alan reposted it.

Just days ago the duo jetted off on a family holiday in Greece with his daughter Sienna.

The 36-year-old actor – who plays Tyrone Dobbs in the ITV soap – has been enjoying a sunshine break in Halkidiki with his former co-star and his five-year-old daughter.

Alan puckered up for a smooch with Tish in a romantic birthday post
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Tisha shared a picture of her in a bikini while in Greece
Tisha shared a picture of her in a bikini while in Greece

Tisha – who played Steph Britton for five years on the show – shared a bikini selfie with fans on Instagram and captioned it: “Better get a pre tan pic.”

She also shared an image of a poolside cocktail and one of Sienna tucking into fresh fruit, which read: “Breakfast with a view.”

The upload was also shared by Alan on his own account.

Alan shares Sienna with ex-wife Lucy-Jo Hudson who has insisted she’ll miss her daughter while she’s away as being apart “never gets any easier”.

Alan’s daughter Sienna joined the couple on their vacation
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Alan Halsall and Tisha enjoy a family holiday in Greece together
Alan Halsall and Tisha are enjoying a family holiday in Greece together
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Prior to setting off, Tisha enjoyed a bowling trip with Alan to start off their summer holidays.

Tisha shared a string of images of them on their family outing.

She said: “I’ve had the best couple of days with this gorgeous lot! What a way to start the summer holidays! Love you all! @nevem_xx @alanhalsall.”

Tisha and Alan were dating in secret before they went public with their romance in June this year.

In May last year Alan split from his ex-wife Lucy-Jo after nine years of marriage.

She has also moved on and has since found love with Lewis Devine.


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Chef Huda’s Signature Fried Chicken & Sweet Potato Belgian Waffle [RECIPE]

 

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RECIPE: Fried Chicken & Sweet Potato Belgian Waffle

SERVINGS:  4

INGREDIENTS: 

Buttermilk marinade

2-4 pounds boneless skinless chicken tenders
1 quart of buttermilk
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
*Marinated for 15-30 minutes

Fried Chicken

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Oil for frying
*Preheat oil to 350 degrees

DIRECTIONS:

• In a large bowl combine buttermilk and Old Bay Seasoning for marinade with a whisk. Once the mixture is blended submerge chicken pieces in mixture. Tightly cover with plastic wrap and let marinate for 15-20 minutes.

• In a large shallow pan or ziplock bag combine the all purpose flour and remaining seasoning. Make sure the seasoning is distributed throughout the flour mixture.

• Remove from buttermilk marinade and let drain on a rack. Place a piece of chicken into flour mixture. Move the chicken around until completely covered. Gently shake off any excess flour. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces.

• When ready, gently release the first pieces of chicken into the hot oil and let cook fully until golden brown. Once done, use tongs to carefully remove cooked chicken from oil.

• Rest cooked chicken on a wire rack over a baking sheet.

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In his honor! Prince Philip turned 98 on Monday, June 10, and members of the royal family didn’t let the joyous occasion pass them by without paying tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh on social media.

Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan, Prince William, Duchess Kate, Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla and Philip’s wife of more than 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II, were among those who took the opportunity to honor the family patriarch. The official Instagram account for the royal family also shared a beautiful photo of Prince Philip from a recent wedding as well as a much older pic.

“Wishing His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh a very Happy 98th Birthday! #HappyBirthdayHRH The Duke of Edinburgh was born on this day in 1921,” the post read. “In the first picture HRH is pictured at Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston’s wedding this year. In the second picture His Royal Highness was photographed in 1953, 66 years ago.”

Philip was born on Corfu island in Greece in 1921 to his mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, and father, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark. He was the brother of four late sisters: Princess Cecilie, Princess Sophie, Princess Margarita and Princess Theodora.

The Duke went on to marry Queen Elizabeth on November 20, 1947. The two share three sons, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and daughter Princess Anne.

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Joanna Gaines Pens Sweet Thank You to Husband Chip on 15th Anniversary of Founding Magnolia

Joanna Gaines is feeling thankful for her husband!

The Fixer Upper star took to Instagram to share a sweet message to Chip and thank him for staying by her side through the last fifteen years as they pursued their dream of growing their company, Magnolia, together.

“It all started with a dream that I jotted down on a legal pad back in 2003,” Gaines writes. “Thank you Chip Carter for helping me turn what was on that piece of paper into a reality. These last fifteen years have been equal parts scary and exciting and there’s no one else I’d rather by my side than you.”

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It all started with a dream that I jotted down on a legal pad back in 2003. Thank you Chip Carter for helping me turn what was on that piece of paper into a reality. These last fifteen years have been equal parts scary and exciting and there’s no one else I’d rather by my side than you @chipgaines ❤

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Over the weekend, the lovebirds held their annual “Silobration” in Waco, Texas, where the town comes out to their Magnolia Market at the Silos compound to enjoy a vendor fair, food trucks, and live music. Ahead of the festivities, Joanna was feeling a little sentimental about Magnolia’s 15th anniversary, and posted a series of throwback photos of her and Chip to commemorate the milestone anniversary of their company.

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15 years ago… Happy Anniversary Magnolia! A few things I want to call out from these photos: Red lipstick. The vase on the counter- I remember I stenciled the words “imagine” and “dream” on these glass jugs I we bought for a buck each at a garage sale. They were my best seller that season. 😂 The sign on the building was what @chipgaines surprised me with when we found out we couldn’t afford a real sign. He always saves the day. This was also the year that the phrase “Live Laugh & Love” was at its peak in popularity. And my biggest regret was selling that large antique counter in photo #3. I still think about that thing. I have zero regrets though about stepping out and just going for it- this shop, this business, it has our hearts. We are so thankful and this is why we SILOBRATE! Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years, we wouldn’t be here without you❤#silobration @magnolia

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“15 years ago… Happy Anniversary Magnolia!” she wrote, before calling out a few things from the pictures, taken during their first year in business, including her bright red lipstick, and a vase on the counter. “I remember I stenciled the words ‘imagine’ and ‘dream’ on these glass jugs we bought for a buck each at a garage sale. They were my best seller that season.”

“The sign on the building was what @chipgaines surprised me with when we found out we couldn’t afford a real sign,” Joanna wrote, referring to the DIY “Magnolia” sign that sat atop their first storefront. “He always saves the day.”

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In the photo gallery, Gaines also shared her “biggest regret,” selling a large antique counter. “I still think about that thing,” she wrote.

“I have zero regrets though about stepping out and just going for it—this shop, this business, it has our hearts,” she continued. “We are so thankful and this is why we SILOBRATE! Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years, we wouldn’t be here without you.”


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