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Raven-Symone Exiting ‘The View’ For A ‘That’s So Raven’ Spinoff

(Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images)
(Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images)

It has been announced today, that The View co-host Raven-Symone will be departing the daytime show to venture back to her old stomping grounds of That’s So Raven, a reprise at The Disney Channel.

Raven’s departure has been very low-key until now, as Symone only visited the show’s panel about once a week, if that, as she was slowly phasing out.

Via Variety:

Symoné will relocate from New York City to Los Angeles for the spinoff, in which she’s set to star and serve as an executive producer. She will reprise her role as the psychic Raven Baxter, who was last seen as a teenager on the show that ran on Disney Channel from 2003 to 2007.

As for “The View,” Symoné’s departure is not a surprise. She was already being phased out this season, only appearing about once a week. But with the show having endured a revolving door of host changes in the past few years, ABC sought to find a low-key exit for the actress. It’s understood that Symone’s departure will be addressed at the start of today’s edition of “The View.”

At this moment, it is unclear if Raven will be replaced.

Adam Bonnett, Exec VP of Original Programming for Disney Channels Worldwide said:

“Raven’s brilliant style of fearless comedy was a driving force for Disney Channel’s success around the world. Her performance in ‘That’s So Raven’ is timeless. We now have our eyes on the future with her, and we’re looking forward to telling more stories for a new generation with an adult Raven Baxter raising her young family.”

In the spinoff, “Raven” will play a divorced mother of two pre-teen kids, one of whom has inherited her ability to catch glimpses of the future.

The show is being developed by writing and producing partners Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff, who are the creators Disney Channel’s Best Friends Whenever.

Source: Variety 

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Last Night in NYC: Raven Symone, Yandy Smith, Puma, Dutchess of Black Ink Crew and More Attend NYC Advanced Screening of Keanu

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ast night in NYC at AMC 19th street, VIBE Magazine hosted a special screening for the action/comedy Keanu starring the hilarious comedic duo Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele also featuring Method ManTiffany Haddish, Jason Mitchell, Will Forte and Luis Guzman

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NYC influencers packed the theater in anticipation to see the highly anticipated film about two friends on a mission to rescue their catnapped kitten Keanu from a notorious street gang by posing as drug dealers.

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Kicking things off,Mike Yi of VIBE Magazine said a few words about the film preparign guests for a night full of laughter as attendees watched the film.

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Notable guests included, The View co-host Raven Symone, Love and Hip-Hop NY stars Yandy Smith and Moe one half of B.B.O.D, Dutchess and Puma stars of Black Ink Crew, R&B Divas Atlanta cast members Monifah and Tereze Thorpe, Project Runway alum Samantha Black, BET.com’s Gia Peppers and Sirius XM’s Tracy Jordan.

It was definitely nothing but good times last night. Keanu is in theaters today, so if catching a flick is in your plans this weekend and you are looking for a good laugh check out Keanu.

For more photos peep the gallery below:

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Photo Credit: Bernard Beanz Smalls

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Happy New Year: Top 20 Moments of 2015

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As we literally countdown the hours of 2015, check out our Top 20 recap of the Best and Hilarious Moments of the year. Trust us, this is our best line-up yet as the past 12 months was filled with some of the most news and happenings probably more than any year that we could remember.

Check it out after the jump!

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The Word: Raven-Symone is now a permanent co-host on The View.

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Welp, It’s official, Raven-Symone is now a permanent co-host on The View.

Veteran host, Whoopi Goldberg announced on today’s show that the former That’s So Raven star, who has served as a guest co-host 37 times, will join her, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez on the panel effective immediately.

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Entertainment Last Night in NYC

The Lyon’s Roar: Jussie Smollet, Yazz, Raven Symone & Derek Luke Celebrate At The Radio 103.9 Empire Album Release Party [Photos]

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Last Night in NYC, at Stage 48Empire stars Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon), Bryshere “Yazz” Gray (Hakeem Lyon) celebrated the release of the Empire original soundtrack and team SFPL was on hand.

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The Hennessy was flowing as fans of Fox’s latest phenomenon Empire packed the building. Former old school at noon on Hot 97 DJ and now Radio 103.9 personality Mister Cee kept the crowd amped as they waited for the Lyon boys.

Contest winners selected  by the new station, whom also sponsored the event got a chance to meet the cast members they have come to love. The Lyon brothers then hit the Stage 48 stage to perform well known hit’s from the show “Keep Your Money”, “Drip Drop”, “You’re So Beautiful” and Hakeem’s unreleased track for Camilla (Naomi Campbell). Other cast members in attendance were Raven Symoné (Olivia) and Derek Luke (Malcolm Deveaux).

Checkout all the photos from the night in the gallery below…

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The Word: Raven Symone Calls Out Her Online Bullies…

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“I’m not an African-American, I’m an American.”

These are the words that have been haunting actress, Raven Symone after she uttered them in an interview with Oprah for her “Oprah Where Are They Now?” show.

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As one would expect, Raven has received a lot of backlash from fans (and non-fans) since making the controversial comments. She’s now claiming that she’s a victim of online bullying and has penned an open letter on her Facebook account, addressing the hurtful things people have posted about her online.

She wrote:

I don’t take offense to those that are mad at my personal opinion of myself. Like before, I’m glad there are conversations happening. Our generation tends to stay comfortable ,at times, with issues and topics that need to be addressed.

QUESTION: If we are taught not to repeat history by learning it. Why do we continue to repeat? We must not be learning it correctly.

What does irritate me is the bulling tone towards myself and other opinions in the blog. Keep your disrespectful, mean, hurtful, words in a diary for yourself. Personal attacking is not needed, and no matter what race, nationality, culture, or womb you came out of; strive for respect. Strive to be virtuous, so the conversation can lead to great things, other things.

Our ancestors of all races had the courage to stand up for what they believed in no matter what the fight. Back then I hope the motto wasn’t…”the more haters the better”

We have reached a standstill in our progression as Humans. Let’s have a floor of RESPECT, KINDNESS, OPENMINDED-nESS. Showing your disagreement with my personal comments by using language you were not allowed to use as a child is just.

My momma reads this, and so do others. #bully

 

Now Raven, we here at SFPL do NOT condone bullying of any sort. But remember…

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-Stay Fly!

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[Peep The Look] Raven Symone / 21st NAACP Theatre Awards – Arrivals

Actress Raven Symone attends 21st NAACP Theatre Awards at Directors Guild Of America on August 29, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. She rocked a lovely strapless maroon gown with a crystallized studded top. Check out more looks of other celebs after the jump…

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[Mag Covers] Raven-Symone covers Rolling Out.com

Raven-Symone takes red to another level on her sexy Rolling Out.com cover. Let us know what you think after the jump….

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[Mag Covers] Raven-Symone on JET Magazine “Spreading Her Wings”

The young entrepreneur, Raven-Symoné covers the classic JET Magazine June 2011 issue. Raven explains how she reinvented herself physically and professionally.

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Weekend FLY Lights: “Songstress Edition…”

Yes, Raven-Symone was once a songstress… A rapper too, if i’m not mistaken!!

Spotted at the Glitz and Glam Gala Presented By Grey Goose Vodka, in Kentucky this weekend, Raven definitely showed off her new, svelte figure!! She could’ve turned down that eye shadow a bit, but she still looks great…

Also seen on the scene, Kelly Rowland dined, and had a mini personal photo shoot, in Eva Longoria’s restaurant,  Beso Steakhouse At Crystals CityCenter in Las Vegas on Saturday.

You know, we really like Kelly, and her song Motivation ft Lil Wayne is dope, but she always looks a mess!

And absolutely never, but for once, has had on a good shoe. Her shoes always makes me think she’s going to bust out in dance at any moment!! SMH!

 

Christina Milian is always a stunner when she steps out. A fresh faced beauty, she celebrated Mother’s Day with her equally gorgeous mom at The 3rd Annual On the Go Beauty Mother’s Day Celebration in Hollywood.

Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian (Kim is the songstress), attended the City of Hope 2011 Spirit of Life Awards in Hollywood this weekend…

What a f*ckin family picture!” *Lil Wayne voice*

Someone needs to tell Kris Jenner to trade those sneakers for her age, because she looks crazy. She looks like Usher...

Thoughts!

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