BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: People get ready for a ‘Hollywood’ wedding

By Bill Vaughan

Entertainment Writer

There’s a new show business power couple in town with the announcement that Crystle Roberson and Omar J. Dorsey plan to marry.

The two met at a film festival in Canada and soon realized they both grew from Georgia roots. As the courtship continued, they were surprised to discover the many mutual friends they had in common. 

“I don’t know how we had never met each other before; we knew a lot of the same people. But everything happens in divine time,” says Roberson as she fondly remembers Dorsey visiting a television set while she was directing. “He’s an actor, I’m a director, we both love our craft and encourage each other.”

Dorsey, who has appeared in films such as “The Blind Side,” “Django Unchanged” and “Selma” (as civil rights activist James Orange), as well as the recent “Halloween” trilogy and Starz’ “Powerbook II: Raising Kanan,” became a welcome guest in homes through his breakout character of Hollingsworth “Hollywood” Desonier in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series “Queen Sugar.” 

When Tasty Clips interviewed the actor at that time, he revealed that show producer Ava DuVernay cast him because of his relatability. 

“She said, ‘I want to see you as a leading man, not just a character actor who’s on the fringe, because you’re like every man who’s ever been in my life. My brothers, father, my uncles, you look like those guys … and you look like a lot of women’s men.’”

“He is like their dream guy,” says Roberson keenly aware of Dorsey’s popularity. “I love the support they give him because I understand. I found my dream guy in him too! A dream husband!” 

The director, writer and producer known for her work on “Greenleaf,” “All American,” “American Soul” and “Queens” is currently directing “BMF” for Starz and is a producing director for HBO/Max’s “The Gilded Age” and the upcoming National Geographic/Disney+ miniseries “Genius: MLK/Malcolm X.” 

The two are excited to celebrate their love and commitment in the presence of cherished friends and family. The wedding celebration is planned to take place on New Year’s Eve at an exclusive beachfront resort in Santa Monica. The day promises to be a beautiful celebration of love, unity, legacy and the merging of two families into one as it follows a private, intimate wedding to be held this fall.

TICKET WATCH: The so-called Queen of Christmas herself, Mariah Carey is gearing up for her Merry Christmas One And All Tour to hit the Hollywood Bowl Nov. 17. Tickets go on sale Oct. 6 via Ticketmaster. 

CLIPPETTES: Beyoncé is bringing the Renaissance World Tour to cinemas. Showing the journey of the tour from its inception in Stockholm, Sweden, to the finale in Kansas City, Missouri, “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé” hits AMC and Regal Theaters Dec. 1

Keith Sweat, Tank, En Vogue, 112, Jon B and 702 are at The Greek on Oct. 6, as jam band Lettuce play The Observatory, Bobby McFerrin scats at Torrence’s Armstrong Theatre, country singer Valerie June performs at the Lobero Theatre and Marcus Miller is at Catalina Bar & Grill for three nights  

Also, the Grammy Museum opens Hip-Hop America: The Mixtape Exhibit, commemorating 50 years of the culture’s profound influence and lasting impact, with a rooftop reception featuring a DJ, drinks, and more  

On Oct. 7, Sting’s My Songs Tour comes to the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 7, Con Funk Shun with Club Nouveau are at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, The Isley Brothers are at Highland’s Yaamava’ Resort & Casino, Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter team at Teragram Ballroom, Savion Glover: SoUNDz’ SaCRoSaNcT is at The Soraya, and Becky G performs at The Novo (also Nov. 12)  

For laughs, Chris Tucker’s The Legend Tour lands at the Pantages Theatre, and Gary Owen is at Morongo Casino  

In addition, Lawrence Hilton Jacobs will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the seventh annual Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards at Glendale’s Alex Theatre  

Original Tower of Power trumpeter Greg Adams brings his group East Bay Soul to Vibrato Grill & Jazz Oct. 8, as Collie Buddz hits the Fonda Theatre  

Catalina Bar & Grill hosts Johnny Britt: The Soloist Sessions with special guest Peter White Oct. 10, as 6lack arrives at YouTube Theater, and “44 – The Unofficial, Unsanctioned Obama Musical” with T.J. Wilkins (NBC’s “The Voice”) as Barack Obama and Shanice (singer of “I Love Your Smile”) as first lady Michelle begins a run through Nov. 18 at The Bourbon Room  

Oct. 11 has the Grammy Museum hosting A Conversation with DJ Shadow, Michael Rosenbaum & Zachary Levi at The Regent, Victoria Monet kicking off two nights at The Fonda, and Run The Jewels celebrating 10 years with 4 nights at The Palladium  

Spend An Evening with Trombone Shorty & New Breed Brass Band Oct. 12 at the Grammy Museum. Also, Musiq Soulchild brings his music to the Saban Theatre, “American Idol” alum Crystal Bowersox plays The Coach House, and comic Chelsea Handler is at The Pantages. 

TC ON TV: Oct. 6 – “Austin City Limits Music Festival” (Hulu): Beginning three nights of livestreams with performances by Kendrick Lamar, The 1975, Lil Yachty, Rina Sawayama, Coi Leray, Glorilla, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and more. “Ballerina” (Netflix): Ana de Armas stars in this John Wick spin-off with Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Norman Reedus, Anjelica Huston and the late Lance Reddick. “Strays” (Peacock): The raunchy Jamie Foxx/Will Ferrell voiced animated flick has a streaming premiere. “Pet Sematary: Bloodlines” (Paramount+): David Duchovny and Pam Grier are featured in this prequel based on a chapter from author Stephen King’s original novel. “American Masters” (PBS): “Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes” documents the groundbreaking bebop pioneer, virtuoso percussionist and activist. “The Tonight Show” (NBC): Killer Mike featuring Robert Glasper & Eryn Allen Kane

Oct. 7 – “Buying Back My Daughter” (Lifetime): Meagan Good is executive producer and star of this story about a mother searching for her missing daughter which leads into the world of trafficking. With Roger Cross, Faith Wright, and Ariana Madix. 

Oct. 8 – “The Simpsons” (Fox): Kerry Washington makes a recurring guest voice appearance. “The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial” (SHO): Director William Friedkin (“The Exorcist”) finished this remake before his and co-star Lance Reddick’s deaths with Keifer Sutherland and Jason Clarke. 

Oct. 9 – “The Mill” (Hulu): Lil Rel Howery stars in this futuristic Orwellian drama as a successful family man who wakes up in an open-air prison cell with no memory of how he got there. He begins to grapple with the chilling revelation: his omnipotent employer operates this prison. “Lakota Nation vs. United States” (AMC+): Investigates how the sacred land of Black Hills was stolen in violation of treaty agreements. 

Oct. 10 – “Dancing With The Stars” (ABC/Disney+): “Motown Night” “Welcome To Rap City” (BET): A three-part documentary on the iconic music series with former hosts including Big Tigger, Big Lez, Chris “The Mayor” Thomas, and Joe Clair. It also features sit-down interviews with industry notables Chaka Zulu, Charlamagne Tha God, Debra Lee, DJ Drama, Kevin Liles, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, and Stephen G. Hill. “BET Hip Hop Awards 2023” (BET): Fat Joe returns to host with performances by Offset, DaBaby, Fivio Foreign, GloRilla, Sexyy Red, a deejay and producer tribute featuring Kid Capri, Kool DJ Red Alert, Scott Storch, and Spinderella, and more. “No Accident” (HBO/Max): A shocking legal battle of everyday citizens vs. white supremacy in the civil rights trial against organizers of the Charlottesville “Unite The Right” rally. 

Oct. 11 – “Why Not Us: Grambling Dance” (ESPN+): The fifth season of the acclaimed series executive produced by NBA All-Star and entrepreneur Chris Paul takes fans beyond the performances of the Orchesis Dance Company at Grambling State University. “Messi Meets America” (Apple TV+): A six-part documentary event featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes access to global soccer great Lionel Messi. “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” (ABC): Footballers Rashad Jennings, Marcellus Wiley and Jared Allen 

Oct. 12 – “Keke Wyatt’s World” (WE/AllBlk): An all-new reality series following the R&B artist as she navigates her demanding singing career along with being a wife, daughter, diva, friend and mother to 11 children. “House of Villains” (E!/Bravo/SyFy/USA): Brings together 10 iconic and infamous reality television villains including Omarosa Manigault Newman (“The Apprentice”), Tiffany “New York” Pollard (“Flavor of Love”), Tanisha Thomas (“Bad Girls Club”), Johnny Bananas (“The Challenge”), and Jonny Fairplay (“Survivor: Pearl Islands”) under one roof for a new competition elimination series hosted by Joel McHale.

END QUOTE: “Fashion is a feeling. Style is a feeling, it’s an emotion, it’s not physical. My approach has always been that. It’s so much more than putting clothes together. You can discover yourself in style. It’s a language that only you can speak.” – JUNE AMBROISE to the L.A. Times

As featured in the Los Angeles Wave and Independent, Tasty Clips is one of the leading entertainment columns in the nation, serving nearly one million weekly readers. Bill Vaughan may be reached at, via Twitter @tastyclips, or Instagram @tasty_clips.