A few months back we reported that Naturi Naughton was cast in the new NBC drama “The Playboy Club,” which wasn’t a total shocker after her cameo last season on “Mad Men” as a Bunny club waitress.  We bumped in to Naturi over the weekend at the African Pride Beauty suite where she gushed about being super proud to be the only Black cast member of the show. She’s convinced the show is going to be a big hit for NBC and raves about the historical feel and beautiful set design.  Sounds like NBC is coming for some of that AMC critical acclaim.

Naturi also mentioned that she no longer speaks to any of her former group members from 3LW.  Despite their closeness while they were in the group together she says once it was over, “it was over and she wishes them well.”  We have a feeling she’s wishing them well from the rear view mirror of success from her escalating career.  We can’t wait to see what “The Playboy Club” is all about.

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