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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!!

Keke Palmer Joins the Cast of 'The Proud Family: Louder & Prouder'

Keke Palmer Joins the Cast of 'The Proud Family: Louder & Prouder'

Keke Palmer will now be a part of the cast of the The Proud Family reboot for Disney+!

The 26-year-old will voice the new character Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins in The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, and revealed the news as she moderated a Proud Family cast reunion.

Maya is a 14-year-old activist who relentlessly marches to the beat of her own drum. She is extremely mature for her age and will not hesitate to shut anyone down with her blunt honesty and wisdom.

The adopted daughter of mixed race parents, Maya is new to town, and initially disassociates herself from Penny and her crew because she is skeptical about what she perceives to be the superficiality of social cliques. However, Penny eventually gains her hard-earned respect and the two become good friends.

The reunion panel featured Kyla Pratt (Penny Proud), Tommy Davidson (Oscar Proud), Paula Jai Parker (Trudy Proud), Jo Marie Payton (Suga Mama) and Cedric the Entertainer (Uncle Bobby), creator/executive producer Bruce W. Smith and executive producer Ralph Farquhar. Check it out now!

In other good news, it was announced on Thursday (August 6) that Keke will be hosting the 2020 MTV VMAs on August 30th!!


‘The Proud Family’ Reunion

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Keke Palmer Says 'Strahan, Sara & Keke' Cancellation Was 'Expected'

Keke Palmer Says 'Strahan, Sara & Keke' Cancellation Was 'Expected'

Keke Palmer Is Shutting Down These Rumors About the Cancellation of 'Strahan, Sara & Keke'

Keke Palmer Is Shutting Down These Rumors About the Cancellation of 'Strahan, Sara & Keke'

Keke Palmer Opens Up About Viral Video of Her Asking National Guard To March With Protesters

Keke Palmer Opens Up About Viral Video of Her Asking National Guard To March With Protesters

Keke Palmer was the subject of a viral video on Tuesday (June 2) while protesting in Los Angeles.

In the video, the 26-year-old entertainer can be seen urging a group of National Guards to march with her and other protesters.

“Stand together with the community, with society to stop, stop the governmental oppression,” she tells the guys. “We need you. March with us, march beside us.”

Many people, including fans, friends and other celebrities, praised Keke for the video.

The next morning, Keke opened up with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America about the video.

“I wanted to just bring as much awareness as we all can to the injustices that are going on in America,” Keke said. “Being there with everyone, we were all just so inspired and, empowered I think is the word.”

“I was just talking to the people that I was marching with. I just posed the question of ‘Why are they not with us? Why are they not able to be with us?’” she added. “Here we are marching in peace and with purpose, and I’m sure many of them feel the same way as we do. I wanted us to just unite as human beings above all.”

“Though the kneeling — it can be seen as a walk in the same direction — we all can also see that just moments after in some of these cities where we’ve seen the kneeling, we’ve seen the teargassing and everything, the chaos afterwards,” Keke continued.

Sofia Wylie's 'Shook' & 'Bunk'd' Nominated For Daytime Emmy Awards 2020!

Sofia Wylie's 'Shook' & 'Bunk'd' Nominated For Daytime Emmy Awards 2020!

The 2020 Daytime Emmy Award nominations are in!

Sofia Wylie‘s Disney short series Shook has been nominated for Outstanding Young Adult Program, along with Alexa & Katie, Light as a Feather and more.

“So incredibly happy for our amazing Director, writer, producers, cast and crew! Congratulations to you all! It was special to be surrounded by such talent and passion everyday! Thank you @disneychannel for giving a voice to us all! – ‘Shook’ has been nominated for a #DaytimeEmmy Award for “Outstanding Children’s Programming” for the 47th @daytimeemmys! What a privilege it is to be apart of this magical story! 😘,” Sofia wrote on Instagram.

Disney Channel’s Bunk’d has also been nominated in the Outstanding Children’s Or Family Viewing Series category, alongside Just Add Magic and others.

Brianne Tju is up for Outstanding Principal Performance in a Daytime Program for Light as a Feather, alongside her co-stars Liana Liberato and Jordan Rodrigues.

Keke Palmer is also nominated for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host with her co-hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines.

The 2020 Daytime Emmys will be held on CBS on June 26th.

Check out the complete list of Daytime Emmy Award nominations on JustJared.com

Keke Palmer Sings 'Zero To Hero' With DWTS Pro Dancers On 'Disney Family Singalong'

Keke Palmer Sings 'Zero To Hero' With DWTS Pro Dancers On 'Disney Family Singalong'

Keke Palmer is pretty in blue while singing “Zero To Hero” on the Disney Family Singalong Volume II on Sunday night (May 10).

The 26-year-old entertainer and host was joined by a group of Dancing With The Stars pro dancers for the performance of the track from Hercules, which is being made into a live action film.

Dancers in the video include Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, and Emma Slater.

“I’ll be singing ‘Zero to Hero’ from Hercules 💪🏽💪🏻💪🏿 on the #DisneyFamilySingAlong Volume II – TONIGHT at 7|6c on @abcnetwork. Don’t miss it loves!” Keke teased on Instagram ahead of the show.


Keke Palmer – “Zero To Hero” Featuring DWTS Pros

FYI: Keke is wearing an Elisabetta Franchi dress.

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