There’s always an amazing lineup of talent at the ESSENCE Festival, held annually in New Orleans, and this year the cast of Hollywood Exes will be taking the stage — coincidentally the very same weekend that their second season debuts.
The cast of the VH1 series will be appearing on several panels this Friday, July 5th, and there will also be an advance screening of the season premiere three days before the rest of the world gets to see it. The list of daytime events featuring the cast is below, and reality faves like Basketball Wives star Shaunie O’Neal, Kenya Moore, and Trina Braxton add to the killer lineup. (And just a heads up, the festival doesn’t stop there — you can also buy tickets to the amazing music performances featuring Beyonce, Maxwell, LL Cool J and more — at night at the Superdome.) Check out the daytime schedule of appearances Hollywood Exes appearances below, and tune in to the season premiere Monday night at 10pm ET/PT.
The ESSENCE Empowerment Experience: Solutions and Success Secrets for Fearless Black Women
**All events are free to attendees, and no registration is required.**
**Appearances/schedule are subject to change.**
12:30-12:55PM – Fan Zone activation – entire cast will be doing a meet & greet + photos with fans, and brand ambassadors will be passing out premiums, etc. in the Fan Zone.
1:20-2:05PM – Empowerment Panel: “The Real Truth On Reality TV”
Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes for a reality TV show to be successful and how our favorite TV stars’ lives are impacted.
Speakers: Andrea Kelly, Chanté Moore, Kenya Moore, Monifah, Shaunie O’Neal
2:15-3:00PM – Empowerment Panel: “Sexy At Any Age: Embrace Your Inner Naughty Girl”
Feeling sexy is ageless. Hear from our panel of celebrities and experts about how you can embrace your beauty and sexy at any age.
Speakers: Mayte Garcia, Kenya Moore, Nicole Murphy, Dr. Rachael Ross, Shirley Strawberry, Victoria Rowell
3:00-4:00PM – Screening: Hollywood Exes Season 2, Episode 1
Tickets to all ESSENCE events can be purchased here.