Ashanti

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  • Birth Name: Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas
  • Birth Place: Glen Clove, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/13/1980, Libra
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter; actor
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Lifetime Cancels Army Wives After Seven Seasons

Lifetime has canceled Army Wives after seven seasons, the network announced Tuesday.

Because the series was not renewed for an eighth season, Lifetime has decided to put together a two-hour retrospective special with castmembers that will honor the series. The special will air...read more

Ja Rule Leaves Prison for Federal Custody

Ja Rule might be out of prison, but he isn't a free man yet. The rapper left a New York prison Thursday morning after serving the majority of his sentence for illegal gun possession and headed straight to federal custody in a tax case, The Associated Press reports.read more

Terrence Howard Draws from Nelson Mandela, Thurgood Marshall for Law & Order: Los Angeles

After spending the summer playing Nelson Mandela for the upcoming film Winnie, Terrence Howard just couldn't let go of the South African president-activist so easily. So he found a way to bring Mandela to his newest role, Deputy District Attorney Jonah "Joe" Dekker on Law & Order: Los Angeles.

"The most important part of him was his legal appetite and his appetite for moral rightness. When we finished the movie, I wasn't finished being a lawyer," Howard told reporters on a conference call Tuesday.

Law & Order: Los Angeles' Terrence Howard says character is show's "moral compass"

Added executive producer Rene Balcer: "He did the read-through in Nelson Mandela's voice. That was quite an experience to hear...read more

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Credits

Year Title Description
2012 Top 100 Killer Collabos TV Show Series, Host
2009 2009 Hip Hop Honors TV Show Series, Performer
2007 Resident Evil Movie, Actor - Nurse Betty
2007 Army Wives TV Show Series, Actor - Latasha Montclair
2006 John Tucker Must Die Movie, Actor - Heather

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Celebs Speak Out on Hate

In a recent video created for Logo, T.R. Knight, Janet Jackson and Ashanti are among the many celebs showing their support in a new anti-hate video, shortly after the much scrutinized murder of Lawrence King. King, only 15 years old, was found dead last month after a student allegedly shot him because he was gay.Your take: What are your thoughts on the PSA created in honor of Lawrence King? read more

ASHANTI MOURNS COUSIN

Ashanti canceled a Saturday concert in Johannesburg, South Africa, when her cousin, Quinshae Snead, was killed by a 17-year-old drunk driver. Snead, 20, was being taken on a preshow errand for her cousin when her driver's vehicle was rear-ended. Ashanti is expected to escort Snead's body back to the United States today. read more

Ashanti's Oz Preview

For her feature-film debut in Coach Carter (opening Friday), R&B idol Ashanti got to work with both Samuel L. Jackson and Finding Forrester star Rob Brown. But her preferred leading man is the one she shares the screen with in her next movie, The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. "I'd have to say that Pepe the Shrimp is my favorite costar," the 24-year-old fledgling actress laughs. "He had a wonderful personality." In case you're confused, no, Pepe is definitely not playing Ashanti's love interest in the made-for-TV movie, which is set to air in May on ABC. Instead, the hyperactive shellfish plays Toto to his leading lady's Dorothy. Naturally, he's not the only familiar Muppet face who turns up in Oz. Gonzo appears as the Tin Man (or the Tin Thing, as he's called in the film), Fozzie is the Cowardly Lion and everyone's favorite green thespian, Kermit, takes on the role of the Scarecrow. As for Miss Piggy, she steals th read more

Miss Piggy Travels to Oz

Someone alert the Lollipop Guild: Miss Piggy's coming to town — and she's brandishing a broomstick! This May, ABC will air The Muppets' Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a two-hour twist on the classic fable that casts Kermit as the Scarecrow, Gonzo as the Tin Man, Fozzie as the Cowardly Lion and Miss Piggy — in a tour de force that is already garnering Emmy buzz — as all four witches. During a break in filming, the ageless beauty chatted with TV Guide Online about her latest acting challenge and rumors that the Vancouver set wasn't big enough for her and pop star Ashanti, who stars as Dorothy.TV Guide Online: Did you have a favorite witch?Miss Piggy: It is so difficult to choose a favorite when moi is so exquisitely good as all four witches. But I must admit that after years of playing the adorable ingenue in my movies, it was a lot of fun to play that bad girl, The Wicked Witch of the West. Of course, it was difficult for someone as read more

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