It appears that this is the year of the biopic. So far biopics are in the works for Jimmy Hendrix, Whitney Houston, Aaliyah, and Richard Pryor. Oh and I can’t forget to mention the recently released biopic of James Brown. Now it appears that Iron Mike Tyson wants to jump in the biography film ring as well. Tyson has already had his life story told when he performed in his one-man show entitled Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, which was directed by Spike Lee.
Now Tyson has decided that he wants a full-fledged film about his life, and according to Vibe, Mike has already discussed the venture with Jamie Foxx. Tyson feels that Jamie would be the perfect person to portray him in the film.
“Me and Jamie Foxx have been talking and he’s willing to take that role and portray me as Mike Tyson, doing my life story…I think he’s splendid because he’s really up to par. I think he would do a magnificent job…he doesn’t have the physicality, but he will. He’s able to […] get bulky, so he’s capable of doing it in the future.”
Jamie Foxx is no stranger to the biopic world and has already portrayed musician Nathaniel Ayers, gang leader Tookie Williams, and musician Ray Charles. There is no word yet as to who will direct the film or when it will begin production.
Former Fugees member, Lauryn Hill, has had some major obstacles throughout her career. This 8 time Grammy winner has had to deal with being evicted from her home, and serving a 3 month prison sentence for tax evasion. Since being released from prison, Lauryn has been performing around the country. Unfortunately, she has also developed a bad reputation by showing up late to performances and not giving a stellar performance.
Recently, Ms. Hill was set to perform at the House of Blues in Chicago where she graced the stage 50 minutes after she was scheduled to perform. It was reported that Lauryn’s opening song was not very good which promoted a man in the audience to express his disgust. According to Essence, the fan called out Ms. Hill’s name and proceeded to make an obscene gesture. This caused L Boogie to scold the heckling fan publicly by saying,
“When I get up on this stage, don’t be disrespectful. You could go…if a little patience is too much. It’s alright…you could go. I would prefer that. You not ‘gon mess up my vibe for the rest of these people. You not ‘gon do that.”
After humiliating the fan, Lauryn decided that wasn’t enough and taught the rude fan a lesson by prompting security to escort him out of the venue.
“Excuse me, there’s a gentleman over there who just did something I don’t like. Can you please escort him out and refund his money…I don’t play that. ..I don’t need to win you over, but you don’t need to win me over. You can go, and you can take all your money right back.”
Just when the remaining fans thought it was safe to get back to the show, Lauryn went on to say,
“You can get on your blogs and you can tweet and say whatever you want to…I do this because I love it.”
Unfortunately, the fans did not feel her passion for her craft that night. Many fans were seen at the ticket booth complaining about Ms. Hill’s performance and asking for a refund. Hopefully, Lauryn’s next performances will go smoothly considering fans now know not to cross her.
Over the last few years Zoe Saldana has been busy building her resume with successful and well received movies but it seems the actress has found time to start building a family. On Wednesday, a publicist for the “Avatar” beauty confirmed long-running rumors suggesting the 36-year-old is with child but now a source at E! News is confirming the star and her husband, Marco Perego are expecting twins!
While Saldana has yet to confirm any baby news publicly, an insider has gone on record saying that “she’s thrilled!” This pregnancy is first for the actress and her artist husband. Zoe is reportedly already three months into her pregnancy.
Congratulations are most certainly in order for Saldana and Perego on their rapidly growing, gorgeous family!
Well, it appears that all the begging and pleading that Robin Thicke has done in the last couple of months has been in vain. Robin has tried everything to get back in his wife’s good graces, but nothing has been able to change actress Paula Patton’s mind. The couple officially separated in February of this year after pictures of Robin grabbing lady parts that weren’t Paula’s surfaced. Thicke has been trying to win back his wife ever since by making public apologies and even naming his latest album “Paula” which featured songs such as “Get Her Back” and “Love Can Grow Back”.
Now it appears that Robin waved the white flag for the last time, and the couple is taking the next step towards divorce. According to TMZ, an attorney has been working on separating assets for the estranged couple, and Thicke recently listed the L.A. home he shared with Paula for sale. The home is a 3, 158 square foot mansion and will be sold for almost 3 million dollars. It’s been reported that Paula hasn’t lived in the home since the couple split, but there may still be a little inkling of hope for Robin since Paula has not yet filed for divorce. We’ll just have to wait and see how this plays out.
Source: TMZ, S2Smagazine
ET recently had the opportunity to visit the set of the Whitney Houston biopic, which is expected to premier on Lifetime sometime next year. They spoke with Angela Bassett and she responded to the reaction of fans and also the family of Whitney. ET also had the pleasure of speaking with Yaya DaCosta and Deborah Cox and also received their reactions. The camera was able to catch a glimpse of Yaya in action as she is set to portray Whitney on film. Cissy Houston spoke out for the first time and shared her thoughts on the upcoming film, she said:
“Lifetime has chosen to go ahead with the movie about Whitney in spite of my family’s objections. No one connected with this movie knew Whitney or anything about her relationship with Bobby,” she said in a statement to ET. “In the two years since Whitney’s death, many people have stepped forward to speak about their close relationship with her. I find it difficult to believe people who knew and supposedly loved her would participate in a movie about her done by folks who didn’t know her. We are exhausted by the continuing misinformation and comments offered by people who did not know her. Please please let her rest.”
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Sometimes controversy surprises and dominates it’s prey while other times controversy becomes desired or is perhaps even the goal of anything/anyone thirsty to be noticed. We’ve seen it work before- controversy eleveates an event, a product or even art to a hyped-level all due to squabbling or discussion. Brace yourself, the new move “Dear White People” doesn’t hit theaters until October, but is already making headlines and stirring up those sometimes awkward conversations about race that are perhaps now too important to avoid. In fact, it seems by the trailer that this movie is ready to tackle those questions head on!
“Dear White People” follows four black students as they navigate racial dynamics at their Ivy League college, Winchester University. The film seems to tackle every stereotype, old and new, while maintaining a moving storyline. The clip doesn’t shy away from controversy, as the climax comes with one white character asking: “How would you feel if someone started a Dear Black People?”
The film was met with tremendous acclaim at film festivals across the globe. Let’s hope the buzz pays off! See the must watch trailer below…
It seems like everyone has been busy in the Harris household as both T.I. and Tiny released new music this week. First up Tiny released her new single “What the F*ck You Gon Do”, and she made sure to treat her fans with the official music video when introducing the track. It’s been some time since we’ve heard some new music from Tiny, but I guess telling her husband to get his stuff together before she walks out is best expressed through song. T.I. then followed when he released his new single “Stay” featuring Victoria Monet, and of course his song is about working things out and staying together. Whatever is going on in their marriage I am sure they will be fine and not divorcing like many speculate them to.
Check out both tracks when you continue. . .