ON THE NEXT “TV ONE ACCESS”: CELEBRATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF THE HARDEST WORKING CELEBRITY KIDS IN HOLLYWOOD

On the next “TV One Access,” host Tatyana Ali and correspondent Quddus reveal the sons and daughters of celebrities who are making a name for themselves in Hollywood. “The Next Generation” is an hour-long special produced by TV One’s monthly entertainment news program, “TV One Access.” The special premieres Sunday, March 15, 2009 on cable’s TV One. http://www.accesshollywood.com/topic/tv-one

In this episode, “TV One Access” goes behind-the-scenes to show the determined celebrity offsprings who are creating their own paths to success. These heir apparents aren’t riding on their famous last names, instead they are the hardest working celebrity kids in Hollywood.

“All the famous sons and daughters we chose to feature would make any parent incredibly proud,” said Monique Chenault, Senior Producer, “TV One Access.” “They all share truly impressive work ethics and a fierce determination to succeed.” ?? ??

The celebrity children featured include reality television stars like Nicole Richie, who has developed her own clothing line and is possibly on her way to becoming more famous than her father, legendary singer Lionel Richie. Jaden Smith, son of actor Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith, acted alongside his dad in 2006’s “Pursuit of Happyness” and has been steadily acting ever since. Jaden has starred in everything from Disney’s “Suite Life of Zack and Cody” to 2008’s “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” Also featured is rapper turned college student, Percy “Lil’ Romeo” Miller Jr., who is the son of entertainment mogul and entrepreneur, Master P. By age fifteen, Miller already had several hit records and his own show on Nickelodeon.

The special wouldn’t be complete without showing the team effort of Vanessa and Angela Simmons, who are the daughters of rap mogul Rev. Run. The Simmons received an MTV reality spin-off based on their standout personalities on the MTV show “Run’s House.” The show is ironically called “Daddy’s Girls.” Vanessa is a model and aspiring actress, who has made a name for herself on the soap opera “Guiding Light,” and Angela works as the executive editor of her own magazine. Also profiled are the children of Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, basketball great Magic Johnson, and the late rapper Eazy E.

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About TV ONE ACCESS
Developed exclusively for TV One by the producers of “Access Hollywood,” TV ONE ACCESS is a monthly hour-long show and also provides TV One viewers with daily entertainment news updates. The show is hosted by Tatyana Ali. The senior production team responsible for TV ONE ACCESS consists of Executive Producer Rob K. Silverstein, and Senior Producers Monique Chenault and Claudia Eaton.

In addition to bringing viewers behind the velvet rope for an inside look at who’s who in black Hollywood, TV ONE ACCESS is also dedicated to covering important issues affecting black America. The show has been recognized by Columbia Graduate School of Journalism for its coverage of race and ethnicity in the media.

TV ONE is a cable/satellite television network, programming primarily to African American adults. TV ONE offers a broad range of lifestyle and entertainment-oriented programming that respects their values and reflects their intellectual and cultural diversity.

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