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Official Aaliyah Movie to Hit Theaters with Family Approval + Best Selling Author signs on to write script

The late singer Aaliyah said it best “If at first you don’t succeed,dust yourself off and try again.” It is no mystery that the Aaliyah “debacle” has gone on too long, and most have not been happy with the fact that Lifetime Movie Network is shooting a T.V. movie on the late R&B singers life starring Alexandra Shipp.

Now there is another version which is set to hit theaters next year and will star an unknown actress/singer by the name of B.Simone.  A source  close to production confirms with  S2S (Sister2Sister Magazine) that a “better” depiction of the late R&B singers life will be brought to the big screen.

“For one thing, the feature film, expected to hit theaters in late 2015, will include favorite tracks recorded by Aaliyah before her death. In addition, there will be some never-before released music, too. We’re in a position where we can do the feature film and we can do the music.”

B. Simone seems to be  closer in resemblance to the late singer. It is also reported that “A” list actors including Terrence Howard and Wood Harris could possibly be co-stars in the film.

Best-Selling Author Zane will write the script and Aaliyah’s Uncle/ Former Manager Barry Hankerson has agreed to sign on and help with production.

The next question is how well with they stick to the authenticity of Aaliyah’s life without having those closest to the late singer including her Brother, Mother, Father or even musical producers who worked closest to her such as Missy Elliott and Timbaland.

Take a look at Singer B. Simone, do you think she is a good fit?

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Fancy: Rapper Iggy Azaela Takes her Skills to the Big Screen

Iggy Azalea with Vin Diesel for <i>Fast & Furious 7</i>.

T.I.’s Prodigy Iggy Azaela seems to be making big moves not just on the stage but now on the big screen. The “Fancy” rapper is set to make her film debut in the 7th installment of “Fast & Furious”.

In an interview  with  Frances Skyrock FM, the “Fast & Furious” star Vin Diesel spilled the “deets” while filming on set and revealed that the Australian Rapper was cast in the film set to release next April.

“Iggy Azalea, I worked with her two weeks ago… we cast her in Fast and Furious 7. She has a cameo in Fast & Furious 7″

For those of you who are still not familiar with the Australian born artist. Iggy was discovered by Mr. “Rubber-Band” man T.I. Who has taken his prodigy from 0-100 over night, literally. However, Iggy Azaela is no stranger to hard work and don’t assume her current fame was given to her (as hard as it may believe), the talent went from “no, money, no family, sixteen in the middle of Miami”, and cleaning houses to support her “rap” career.

It is now safe to say this won’t be the last time we see her on the big screen. Like most artist’s they end up transitioning from music to acting, a good move? Only you can be the judge of that.

 

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VH1 Renews Hit the Floor for a 3rd season + Season Recap!

 

I hope all of you LA Devil fans are ready! Because Hit the Floor is coming  for a third season. Can you handle the sexy?

Scoring as the #1 new scripted series of the summer, Hit the Floor is ready to bring more. More Devils, more sex, more scandal, more lies and more Derek! Let the church say Amen! The soap-opera themed drama will conclude it’s season 2 on Monday, August 11th where Olivia’s murderer will be revealed.

For those of you unfamiliar with the show, Hit the Floor follows the lives of a fictional basketball team and their dancers  Los Angeles Devils. On the show, we are more interested in the lies and scandals on the inside of the arena, opposed to what is happening on the court. And with all of the drama that has transpired on the show, can you blame us?

Season 3 set is to premiere May 2015 with 10 episodes. Thank you VH1 for hitting up our summer! And if you missed Monday night’s airing, here is a recap.

Sloane (Kimberly Elise) goes snooping in Olivia and Chase’s (Rick Fox)  home looking for more evidence to link Oscar to Mia’s murder. Sloane is under the impression that the house is empty because, well, Olivia is dead and Chase is locked up for the murder of Olivia. But to Sloane’s surprise, Chase reveals himself in the dark, spooky house. It almost looks like as if Chase will throw Sloane over the staircase, but he doesn’t. He let’s her know that he is running from Oscar, and then reveals to Sloane  that he raped Mia and Oscar is holding that over his head.

Kyle who is now skeptical about the microphone that Oscar has given her, goes digging for dirt. In her search, Emmy reveals to Kyle that Olivia was one of Oscars’s “girls”. This pretty much means that she was prostituting for Oscar. Can’t say that I’m surprised . We already knew there was a lot of messiness going on back in the day between Sloane, Oscar, and Pete Davenport.

Lionel takes a pregnancy test. She might be pregnant, but who cares? I’m over her story. Bye girl, fly girl! German hooks up with the reporter chic. And Zero over hears a private conversation between Roman and Oscars son regarding their alibi for the night of Olivia’s murder.

In the final moments of the episode, Jelena goes digging and comes across info that Sloane was planning on using to take down Oscar. I’m sure Jelena is go in to use this to her advantage being the devil that she is. I hope it boomerangs  and comes back to ruin her. Don’t mind me, I think I hate Jelena lol.

Well there you have it. The drama packed episode. Stay tuned for more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Usher Raymond to Play boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard?

Is the  “Good Kisser” singer Usher Raymond returning to the big screen?

 

In an interview with Hip Hollywood the legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard hinted at a biopic and not so subtle hinted at the R&B singer to portray him in  a film that may already have a title, “Hands of Stone”.

“Usher, I am very impressed with him. I’ve spoken to him a number of times he’s about what did I do, how does it feel..you know the sit ups the punches or what have you. He’s a student, he’s an incredible student of the game of boxing.”

He also complimented on Usher’s swift boxing moves and hinted that it had a lot to do with his dancing skills. We conquer.

Take a look at the interview below.

 

And It Won’t Stop-Regina King Does it All!

Regina King proves she is more than just an award-winning actress with her upcoming gigs.

Shonda Rhimes has called on the Southland alum to direct the 16th episode of ABC’s number-one hit drama, Scandal. Now, for those of you who may think she is under qualified for this position, you will be happy to know that King has director credits under her belt in the form of hit TV series Southland and TV movie Let The Church Say Amenstarring Hosea Chanchez and Naturi Naughton. Well alright Regina! I am sure the Gladiators are excited to see what you will bring to this highly anticipated season 4!

In addition to her Scandal directorial debut, King will also reprise her role on one of the most watched comedies in America, The Big Bang Theory. For all of you Big Bang Theory fans, you know King plays the university’s director of Human Resources who has an interesting and hilarious relationship with Raj. This role is a great look for King as she continues to expand her audience.

Not to be slowed down, King is also starring in a new ABC drama directed by John Ridley.American Crime is a one-hour drama that centers around a racially charged murder investigation where King will play the devoted religious sister who believes she can help her brother in a system that is against him. Check out the trailer below. Will you be watching?

Kudos to Regina! We see you and your hard work! Thanks for reminding us that Black Girls Rock! Keep up the great work.

**This post was originally written approved by T.U.F.S  Correspondent Ashley Joy.



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It’ Official: The Best Man gets a Prequel and Release Date + Spoiler Alert

 

It seems like it was just yesterday that the original 1999 hit film “The Best Man” had it’s sequel debut with successful box office numbers no one can deny.

Although we heard talks of a third Best Man after the release of the sequel it is no longer “hear-say”. Universal Pictures has announced that it will indeed move forward with Malcolm D. Lee’s third installment of the best man, tentatively titled: “The Best Man Wedding” and is set to release in theaters April 15th, 2016.

The original cast is set to return; Taye Diggs (Harper),  Sanaa Lathan (Robyn), Nia long (Jordon), Morris Chestnut (Lance), Melissa De Sousa (Shelby), Regina Hall (Candace),  Harold Parrineau (Julian), Terrence Howard (Quentin), and Monica Calhoun (Mia).

 

**(Spoil Alert): (For those who have not seen the sequel yet). We are not sure how Monica Calhoun’s character Mia will be in the third installment, considering  she died in the last film. Our  guess is that she may appear in a “dream” sequence.

Considering the title “The Best Man Wedding” it is pretty obvious (at least for now) who’s character the film will be focused on (coughs)… Quentin Spivey. Although Malcolm D. Lee may do a complete 180 degree turnaround and  like he did in the sequel when Mia died. Either way we are glad to see another Best Man film in the works.

Eva Marcille HOSTS LUCY LA screening!

Exclusive [Photos]: Eva Marcille Hosts”Lucy” Screening +Celebrity Guest Appearances

 


Last night The Urban Film Stage was on the scene in Los Angeles, CA  at the private Vibe Magazine screening for Universals “Lucy” starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman.

The screening was hosted by the beautiful Model/Actress Eva Marcille  (America’s Next Top Model), in addition celebrity guest appearances included the singer Jojo, Kyla Pratt, Eric Bellinger, and more.http://www.theurbanfilmstage.com

 

Take a look at the exclusive photos below.

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Photos Courtesy of: Arnold Turner/A Turner Archives

 

“Lucy” hits theaters July 25th
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Denzel Washington to Receive Lifetime Acheivement Award+Opens San Sebastian Film Fest

 

Denzel Washington is without a doubt one of the best Actors of our time, and the upcoming San Sebastian Film Festival is helping bringing that awareness to light.

The Academy Award winner is set to receive the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award and will also open this years European San Sebastian Film Fest in his new up coming film The Equalizer.

The Equalizer is based on a 1980′s T.V. series and follows a former intelligence officer drawn out of retirement to battle a mob of ultra-violent Russian gang.

The film is set to release in theaters nationwide September 26 and the film fest will open September 19th-27th.

Source: THR

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[Watch]:Dear White People New Trailer/Teaser Released

Dear White People is “A satire about being a black face in a white place.” The soon to be released film has released its official trailer today

Watch Below:

Dear White People won the special jury award for breakthrough talent at the Sundance Film Festival this year.

The film hits theaters October 17th

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Get Blown: Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa team up for “Mac and Devin” Sequel

How “high” can we get with these two rap artist?

Snoop Dogg (Lion )will team up with “Black and Yellow” artist Wiz Khalifa for the “Mac and Devin” comedy sequel. If you remember the two came together for the original 2012 comedy “Mac and Devin Go to HighSchool”.

 

No word on who will produce or write the film, but we can guess the original team will be on board.

The next question is…Why?
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