In Hollywood, it's not called "show friends" — it's "show biz" and actresses Golden Brooks ("Girlfriends"), Countess Vaughn ("The Parkers"), Lisa Wu ("Real Housewives of Atlanta"), Paula Jai Parker ("Hustle and Flow") and Elise Neal ("The Hughleys") show us just how unkind Hollywood can be. Whether it's being blackballed for marrying a powerful director's production assistant or hating the way you look because you were once told that you're overweight and undesirable as a child star, there's nothing friendly about these ladies' journeys in Hollywood. Throughout the series, we'll see just how challenging it is to break out from the pack and carve a new path in Hollywood.
This season Golden Brooks has it all. However, despite her recurring role in a dramedy series, the launch of a line of luxurious pillows, and balancing the around-the-clock duties of motherhood, Golden finds herself struggling with being a single woman in Hollywood. Looking to shake things up, she begins dating someone who appears to match her drive, but as with many things in Tinseltown, this suitor may not be who he appears. Golden is left to figure out what's real in his seemingly sketchy past.
In one short year, Paula Jai Parker has gone from homeless to Hollywood. She has secured three new acting opportunities, however her personal life remains in turmoil. When husband Forrest struggles to hold down a job, Paula placed the fate of The White Sisters film in his hands, to the dismay of the ladies. The strain of their relationship brings their marital bond to an all-time low, frustrates her cast mates and continues to disappoint her mother.
After last season's full-body cosmetic surgery, Countess Vaughn has lost weight but gained newfound confidence. Now, brutally outspoken, Countess is set on building her empire including writing a cookbook, designing a line of t-shirts and is getting back to her first love of singing. Countess experiences a roadblock in her progress when the stress of her father's sudden stroke causes her to turn to food — putting her at risk of gaining back the weight.
Self-proclaimed workaholic Lisa Wu realizes she needs to prioritize her life when forced to cope with her mother's cancer diagnosis. Ultimately, she decides to put her career and dating life on hold in order to permanently relocate to Los Angeles and serve as caretaker for her mother.
Known for taking Hollywood power players to task and matters into her own hands if necessary, "triple threat" Elise Neal, continues to be a proud industry veteran. This season finds Elise starring in an off-Broadway stage play; however, it's her alleged side deals with The White Sisters project which appears to have taken her ambition too far. Soon her friendship with the ladies become strained and distances her — for all the wrong reasons.
"Hollywood Divas" is produced by Tuckers' TTucker Productions and King's Kingdom Reign Entertainment. Lamar Chase serves as producer for TV One. Robyn Greene Arrington is the executive in charge of production for the network.