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Keke Palmer Opens Up About What It Was Really Like As a Child Star

Keke Palmer Opens Up About What It Was Really Like As a Child Star

Keke Palmer is opening up about her early days as a child actress.

The now 27-year-old entertainer talked about feeling misunderstood as a child star and more on the Ladies First with Laura Brown podcast.

“At a young age, as a child [in the] entertainer world, your emotions are always the last thing that people care about,” she shared. “I think you get really quickly into being a people-pleaser and trying to be everything that everybody wants you to be. And so I think in a lot of that, you end up being misunderstood.”

“I’ve fought a lot of that most of my adult life, and I’m still new into my adult life,” Keke added. “And I think that’s something that I work towards every day is to not worry about people not understanding me, because I understand myself.”

Keke‘s first acting roles started when she was around 10 years old, and she had a lot of big ones, including Akeelah and the Bee and Madea’s Family Reunion, as well as guest roles on ER, Cold Case and Law & Order: SVU. She then almost had her own Disney Channel show, before landing her hit Nickelodeon series True Jackson, VP a few years later.

If you missed it, earlier this year it was announced that Keke will be starring in an upcoming Jordan Peele movie!

Keke Palmer To Star In Jordan Peele's New Movie With Daniel Kaluuya!

Keke Palmer To Star In Jordan Peele's New Movie With Daniel Kaluuya!

Keke Palmer is not slowing down!

The 27-year-old entertainer is set to star alongside Daniel Kaluuya in Jordan Peele‘s upcoming directorial project, THR reports.

“🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾,” Keke simply said on Instagram, along with the news.

Project details are being kept under wraps at this time, but we do know that Jordan also wrote and is producing the film, which already has a July 22, 2022 release date.

Keke is also set to host and executive produce a brand new food competition series for Disney+, titled Foodtastic, which is in production now and will premiere later this year.

In the show, teams of contestants are challenged to create whimsical, larger-than-life, Disney-inspired works of art made out of all types of food including everything from cheese and butter to fruits and vegetables.

In each self-contained episode, three teams of food artists transform iconic characters into extravagant masterpieces that tell a story from Disney’s legendary IP. These food sculptures will be judged purely on their design, technical skills and narrative, and not by taste. Unused food from each competition will be donated to local food banks.

Keke‘s also part of the voice cast of the upcoming The Proud Family revival on Disney+!

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Keke Palmer Opens Up About Her Acne & Health Diagnosis

Keke Palmer Opens Up About Her Acne & Health Diagnosis

Keke Palmer, Tori Kelly & Bebe Rexha Sing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Keke Palmer, Tori Kelly & Bebe Rexha Sing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Keke Palmer hits up the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which aired on Thursday (November 26) from New York City.

The 27-year-old actress and singer performed her song “Dreamcatcher” atop the Coach float.

Also in the parade was Tori Kelly, who sang her new song “25th,” from her recently released A Tori Kelly Christmas holiday album. She performed atop the Lifetime network’s “Christmas In Town Square” float.

Bebe Rexha also joined in on the fun to perform her hit song “Baby, I’m Jealous” on the Jennie-O float.

“Happy happy thanksgiving ❤️🙏🏼,” Bebe tweeted that day, adding after parade, “I definitely have the biggest turkey this year 💁‍♀️.”

In case you missed them, see the photos of some of the other performers from this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

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Keke Palmer Says To 'Actually Vote' With New Political Song

Keke Palmer Says To 'Actually Vote' With New Political Song

Keke Palmer has a new song and it’s encouraging people to get out and vote!

As election day comes closer, the 26-year-old entertainer dropped a new track and video called “Actually Vote.”

The new political song was written by Finneas, Dear Evan Hansen songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and Kaleena Zanders. It was also produced by Finneas.

The music video also features cameos from Bella Thorne, Ilana Glazer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Julianne Moore.

“We can win by a landslide, we got power in numbers. Just show up and you’re gonna be the GOAT if you actually vote,” she sings in the song. “Don’t just stand on the sidelines, shoot your shot and beat the buzzer. Get off the couch, off your a–, off the fence and off your phone, and actually vote.”

“Does this look like 2016? You ain’t stayin’ at home. It should be an easy decision, use your intuition, don’t need no more with that clown politician runnin’ his mouth on my damn television,” Keke says in the song.

Keke has been very outspoken about encouraging people to vote this year. She even just recently hosted the Nick News: Kids Pick The President special.


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Joshua Bassett, Asher Angel & More To Appear In 'Kids Pick The President' Special

Joshua Bassett, Asher Angel & More To Appear In 'Kids Pick The President' Special

There are so many stars who are taking part in the upcoming Nick News: Kids Pick The President special!

The upcoming program will be hosted by Keke Palmer, where Nickelodeon let kids’ voices be heard this election season with the return of it’s “Kids’ Vote” poll.

JJJ is so excited to exclusively reveal all of the celebs that will be apart of the special, from Disney stars to Nick stars, athletes, singers and more!

Kids Pick The President will feature a special performance by Young Dylan, and appearances by Asher Angel, Tyra Banks, Joshua Bassett, Brie and Nikki Bella, Nicole Byer, Miranda Cosgrove, Stephen Curry, Skai Jackson, DJ Khaled, Liza Koshy, Peyton List, Jace Norman, Kel Mitchell, Usher, and Maddie Ziegler.

Cast members from current and upcoming Nickelodeon shows that are taking part include Side Hustle‘s Jules LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels, Danger Force‘s Havan Flores, Terrence Little Gardenhigh, Dana Heath, and Luca Luhan, Unfiltered‘s Lex Lumpkin, Gabrielle Nevaeh Green and Darci Lynne Farmer and The AstronautsMiya Cech.

You can still make your voice heard and cast your vote for President on KidsPickthePresident.com, and if you’re old enough, make sure to go out and vote!

Tune in to Nick News: Kids Pick The President, hosted by Keke Palmer, on Tuesday (October 27) at 7pm ET/PT on Nickelodeon!

Keke Palmer Shares Videos of Shelved Disney Channel Show With Vanessa Hudgens

Keke Palmer Shares Videos of Shelved Disney Channel Show With Vanessa Hudgens

Keke Palmer is throwing it way back!

The 26-year-old entertainer shared some videos from a pilot she shot for the Disney Channel called Keke and Jamal.

Keke was going to star in the show alongside Andre Jamal Kinney, who you may recognize from Hannah Montana, and Vanessa Hudgens (pre-High School Musical)!

“Omg my big bro @andrejamalkinney pulled this out of the archives. When I first moved to California I was introduced to Ralph Farquhar (one of the creators of The Proud Family, Moesha, The Parker’s etc) he took a chance on me and he landed me this pilot with Disney Channel that didn’t get picked up called Keke & Jamal lol it was loosely based on my life,” Keke wrote on Instagram.

“A little girl named Keke with big dreams of being an entertainer and her tight nit family. I was ten years old and I can remember it like it was yesterday 😭. We filmed this on the old That’s So Raven set and that was when I first met Raven Symone. True dream come true for me and like a fairytale. I hope it makes you laugh like it has mad me hahaha whew,” she added.

Andre shared some video clips as well, and revealed he also shot a Disney Channel pilot with Zac Efron!!

“Fun Fact: A year before joining the Hannah Montana cast, @keke and I shot a pilot together called Keke and Jamal. Our chemistry was tooooooo good 😂. (And yes, that’s @vanessahudgens pre HSM.) At this time, I’d already shot another Disney pilot with Zac Efron that didn’t make it to series, and I was playing various characters on The Proud Family,” he wrote on Instagram.

“A LOT was happening at that time, but I wanted sooo badly to go to series with this show and wave my little Disney wand around and say ‘Hey, I’m Andre Jamal Kinney, and you’re watching Disney Channel.’ 😂. It hurt like hell when we didn’t get picked up, but I eventually accepted that my path was not for me to decide (which isn’t easy to do at 14 years old). On the slick, God probably knew I was too much for Disney and did us all a favor 😂😂,” he continued.

Check out all the videos below!!