HOT NEWS 13 Friday April 7th 2023
Singer Stephanie Mills and Nephew Tommy from the Steve Harvey Morning Show are starring in the lifetime movie ‘Pride’ The Seven Deadly Sins. It’s part of The Bishop Jakes miniseries that he produces. The movie debuts Saturday April 8th on Lifetime.
Stephanie is also coming to Atlantic City Mother's Day Sunday May 14th Mother's Day show at Caesar.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are teaming up for the Amazon movie ‘AIR’ Streaming now. The Oscar winners will be joined by EGOT Winner Viola Davis, Marlon Wayans and Chris Tucker. AIR is about the 1984 battle to get Basketball great Michael Jordan to sign to NIKE sneakers. This movie is one of the best sports related movies to come out in years.
Actress Tariji P Henson is coming to Abott Elementary. Next week she’s guest starring on the show playing Quinta Brunson's mom.
Creed 3 with Michael B Jordan and Jonathan Majors is now available on Streaming as well as the in theaters.
Actress Sanaa Lathan is joining Season the Hit HBO Show Curb your Enthusiasm. The Show stars Larry David and JB Smoove. One of the funniest shows on TV. No word on what character Lathan would play.
What’s next for Oscar Winners Michelle Yeoh and Ke Hu Quan. They are starring in the Disney Plus TV Show American Born Chinese. Samuel L Jacksons Character Nick Fury is coming to life on Disney Plus in Secret Invasion. Streaming starts June 21st.
Another Big Disney project is the Live Action remake of the Little Mermaid. Halle Bailey is starring as Ariel. Melissa McCarthy is laying Ursula, Jonah Haeur King is playing Price Eric. The movie hits theaters May 26th.
Actress Gabrielle Union is taking us along on her journey as she turns 50. The 2-part docuseries my journey to 50 debuts June 15th on BET. It’s about her Journey to 50.
The North to Shore festival is coming to Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Saturday June 10th. The show features Jazmine Sullivan, Jhene Aiko and Queen Naja tickets are on sale now.
Motown Legend Martha Reeves has started a fundraising effort to raise 55 thousand Dollars so she can get a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was nominated in 2021 but her Former Manager stole the money.
Bridgerton the story of Queen Charlotte starts streaming on Netflix May 4th.
The Whitney Houston Gospel album is now out. I go the Rock is a compilation of Whitney Houston Gospel songs that takes us on a journey thru her musical roots. There is also a docuseries on the project narrated by CeCe Winans. It is now airing on Aspire TV.A DVD about the project is coming out as well.
Congratulations to QuestLove of The Roots he is going to be directing the live animation of the 1970’s classic movie ‘The Aristocrats. The movie told the tale of Parisian felines (cats) who are cheated out of their fortune. Questlove is a 2022 Oscar Winner for the documentary Summer of Soul .
Get ready for Actor and Singer Billy Porter he’s coming to The Met Broad and Popular June 1st.
Avatar the way of Water is streaming on now on digital platforms
Oscar Winners Michelle Yeoh and Ke Hu Quan are coming to Disney Plus May 24th in the series American Born Chinese.
The long-awaited Tupac Docuseries ‘Dear Mama is coming-out on the FX Channel this year. The 5-part docuseries directed by Allen Hughes is the story of the relationship Tupac had with his mom.
CNN Films and HBO MAX are joining forces for the life story of Little Richard. Richard was the Architect of Rock and Roll. The film Little Richard I Am Everything will show the highs and lows of his career. Richard died in 2020 at the age of 87.
Power book three has returned to STARZ. Mary J Blige is back as Monet along with Michael Rainey Jr. And Method Man. On Wednesday Nights you can catch hosting her BET Talk Show ‘The Wine down
Get Ready for the Kings of BBQ. Cedric The Entertainer and Anthony Anderson are teaming for the A&E to find the Best Barbeque in the country. The Kings of BBQ will be airing later this year.
Jimmy Fallon of Tonight show fame has a new show on NBC. The show called ‘That’s My Jam’ and season number two kicked off this week. Lots of celebrities this season including Patti Labelle, Billy Porter Jason Derulo and Chance the Rapper and it features celebrities competing in musical and dance inspired games. The variety show will also feature Philly Natives Musician Adam Blackstone and DJ Aktive.
Tickets are on sale now for Lionel Richie and Earth Wind and Fire at The Wells Fargo Center August 15th.
Singer Keisha Cole is bringing her life story to Lifetime June 24th . Keisha will be playing herself and Actress Debbie Morgan (Angie All my Children) will be playing her mother Frankie.
Bridgerton Star Rege Jean Page has been tapped to play Muhammad Ali in a new Peacock Miniseries chronicling 8 major events in the boxing greats career.
Janet Jackson is preparing another documentary about her life for Lifetime/A&E Network. ‘Family First’ will take viewers behind the scenes of her new tour ‘Together Again. Janet is celebrating her 50th Anniversary in show business and her brother Randy is producing this documentary.
Idris Elba is returned has returned to Netflix and the big screen with the movie Luther; The Fallen Sun. The movie will pick up from the popular BBC Series Luther as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther.
Season 2 of Bel Air a dramatic take on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air is streaming now on Peacock. The show has already been renewed for a third season
Tamron Hall of the Tamron Hall Show is returning to Cout TV for a second season of the crime show ‘Someone they Knew. The true crime series takes you from the victims to verdict. In Other Tamron Hall News her talk show has been renewed for a fifth season.
The Rachel Ray Show is ending after 17 seasons.
Judge Greg Mathis is joining The Byron Allen TV Network with a new court show Judge Mathis debuts this Fall.
The Donna Summer Documentary ‘Faith’ is coming to HBO this May. Summer died in 2012 from Lung Cancer at the age of 63. During her heyday Donna Summer ruled the music world.
Marlon Wayans has a new comedy special on HBO Max ‘God Loves Me’ is streaming now.
Beyonce is coming to Philly! Wednesday July 12th at the Lincoln financial field.
The Michael Jackson movie has found their Michael. Jermaine Jackson son Jaafar Jackson will be playing his famous Uncle. The Michael Jackson movie ‘Michael' is being directed by Antoine Fugua. He recently did Emancipation with Will Smith. And the movies the Equalizer and Training Day with Denzel Washington.
Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever is streaming on Disney PLUS.
Preliminary filming has begun on Bad Boys 4. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back for a Bad Boys 4 movie.
The Queens of R&B are coming to the Bravo Network.. It’s a new reality show with the ladies of SWV and Xscape.
The 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees have been announced. Country Superstar Willie Nelson, George Michael, Missy Elliott, A Tribe called quest, The Spinners, Cyndi Lauper, Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow. Voting is now underway at vote.rockhall.com. The official class of 2023 will be unveiled in May.
Tickets are on sale now for the Mothers Day Music Festival Saturday May 13th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Fantasia, Neyo and Kenny Lattimore are performning.
The Sherri Shepherd Show has been renewed for two more seasons and the Jennifer Hudson talk show has been renewed for another season.
Controversial Sportscaster Stephen A Smith is known for telling it like it is and now he is ready to tell all in a new book ‘Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes. The book is available now.
Diddy is working on a new reality show Diddy plus 7 with all his children including
the new baby. The show will be airing on Netflix
The straight no chaser comedy tour is coming to Philly. Friday May 19th at the Liacouras Center with Mike Epps, DL Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer and DC Young fly.
Tyler Perrys next project for NETFLIX will be a World War 2 drama about the only black female led World War 2 battalion. This is the true story of the 855 women who were able to connect 17 million American soldiers with their families. The cast of the movie includes Kerry Washington who is also the Executive Producer of the project. Oprah Winfrey and Susan Sarandon are also part of the cast. . Production will start soon on the movie SIX TRIPLE 8. Tyler Perry is also teaming up with Singer and Actress Kelly Rowland for a new Netflix movie.
The Godfather of Harlem with Forest Whitaker has returned for a 3rd season on the EPIX/MGMPLUS Channel. The man behind The Marvel Classics Spiderman, Black Panther, The Avengers, The X-MEN ,The Hulk and Fantastic four Stan Lee is going to be the subject of a new documentary that will air on Disney Plus next year.
BMF Black Mafia Family has returned to the Starz network. This season will feature Leslie Jones, Monique, Snoop Dog and LaLa Anthony. The story is set in Detroit, the true story of Detroit brothers Demetrius and Terry Flenory who became powerful figures in a multi-state drug and money laundering organization. Black Mafia Family has already been renewed for a third season. Rapper Two Chains and Singer Neyo are joining the cast for the new season.
Top Gun Maverick is streaming on Paramount Plus.
Janet Jackson is going back on tour this time with Rapper/Actor Ludacris Saturday May 20th at the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City.
Former Eagle Quarterback Michael Vick is working on a docuseries about Black Quarterbacks.
The Wiz is coming back to Broadway in 2024. Comedienne and Writer Amber Ruffin will be giving the show an updated twist.
Get ready for the Bob Marley story. Bob Marley died in 1981 at the age of 36 from Cancer. Marley was a pioneer of Reggae, ska and Rock Reggae. Actor Kingsley Ben Adir who played Malcolm X in the movie One Night in Miami is playing the Reggae Great. The movie is being directed by Renaldo Marcus Green who directed the movie ‘King Richard. Marley left behind a legacy of music including the classics ‘Could you be loved, One Love, Jammin, to name a few. Marley was an artist and activist. The movie is being supported by the Marley Family and it’s coming out January 12th, 2024.
The Viola Davis movie ‘The Woman King is available on Video on Demand.
Anita Baker is coming to Atlantic City later this year. Tickets are on sale now for her show Friday November 23rd 2023 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Babyface will be her special musical guest. Baker is also releasing new music next year.
Get ready for Snoop Dog the Movie. A movie is in the works about the popular Rapper, who burst on the scene in 1992 with Dr Dre’s The Chronic LP.
Get ready for the return of the ABC Show The Wonder Years. The reboot of the popular show from the 90’s now features an all-black cast. Special guests stars for next Summers return include Patti Labelle, Wayne Brady, Titus Burguss and Donald Faison from Scrubs.
Oscar Winner Daniel Kaluuya is lending his voice to Spiderman Across the Spider verse. Kaluuya is voicing the character Spider punk. Also featured in the animated movie Issa Rae who plays Spiderwoman and Actor Oscar Isaac is playing Spiderman 2099. The animated movie hits theaters June 2nd 2023.
The Mike Epps, Wanda Sykes Netflix comedy The Upshaw's has been renewed for a third season. It is airing now on Netflix.
Get ready for more of the Wayans Family. Damon Wayans Sr and Damon Wayan Jr. The Father and Son are teaming up for a new comedy show on CBS. Samuel L Jackson will be back as Superspy Nick Fury in the new Marvel Series ‘Secret Invasion 'on Disney Plus next month.
Congratulations to Martin Lawrence, Garrett Morris, Sheila E, Melba Moore, Marc Anthony, Lenny Kravitz, Rapper Ludacris, Country Superstar Blake Shelton, Charlie Wilson, The Jonas Brothers they are just of starts getting a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They are all part of the class of 2023.
HBO is making a documentary about the STAX music label founded by Al Bell. The documentary will focus on the stars of the label including Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T’s and The MG’s The Emotions, Isaac Hayes and the Stape Singers.
The Life story of Sammy Davis Jr is coming to HULU. The eight-episode series will be produced by Lee Daniels. In Black and White the Life of Sammy Davis jr will feature his life from a vaudeville child star to one of the most famous African American Entertainers during the 50’s and 60’s. Actor Eiljah Kelly best known as playing Ricky Bell from the BET New Edition series is playing Sammy Davis Jr. The series will cover the moments in his life from the car crash that made him lose his eye, the controversial affairs with his white co-stars, converting to Judaism , Being a part of the famous Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. His involvement with politics from the Kennedys to Nixon. The series will also deal with his battles involving Drugs and Alcohol.
The Color Purple Movie Musical has added some new cast members Singer Ciara, Actor Lou Gossett Jr, David Allen Grier, Gospel Music Singer Tamela Mann Actor/Comedian Deon Cole and just added acclaimed Actress Anjanue Ellis. Fantasia is starring in the role made famous by Whoopi Goldberg ‘Celie. Tariji P Henson, Danielle Brooks , Philly Native Coleman Domingo playing the role of Mister made famous by Actor Danny Glover. Also, in the cast Corey Hawkins Singers H.E.R. and Halle Bailey. The movie is being produced by Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, and Steven Spielberg and is being directed by Blitz Bazawule. The movie is coming out December 2023.Grammy Winner Jon Batiste has also recently joined the cast.
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