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flavor to the Hollywood Shuffle. Thanks to our friend Scott Yeti at Wooohah.com
for holding it down the past few months!
So whats in the cards this week?
Terrence Howard turns up aces in his new Broadway
role as we anticipate this week's release of Iron Man, Meagan Good is in another horror flick (hopefully shell make it this
time!) and Angela Bassett confirms her role in Biggies movie. Meanwhile, Halle
Berry is playing both ways in her new movie, and KeKe Palmer ups the ante in a history-making
Lets get it started!
for Saw V
Just when you thought, there was nothing
attractive about blood and gore and more blood and gore, the beautiful and sexy
Meagan Good steps in the picture. Fresh off her face-grabbing cameo in One Missed Call, the cute, classy
around-the-way girl weve grown to love is back in the fifth installment of the
Saw movie series.
Who really cares if youre in a movie for all of
two seconds and end up getting ripped to pieces by some crazy and deranged saw
wielding maniac? A check is a check
right? Besides, according to our friends
at Lionsgate, Good wont lose that good-girl sex appeal in this role. Her
character Luba is an urban planner who comes from a wealthy family - but what
theyre not saying is if Meagan gets sliced or diced. I guess well just have to
wait and see.
Howard On Broadway
Terrence Howard is definitely one of the coolest
cats in Hollywood.
After countless movie credits including a supporting role in the soon-to-be-blockbuster Iron Man,
Howard can take whatever direction he wants. But a detour to Broadway is not
exactly what youd expect from this big screen superstar.
Once she read, I knew I had witnessed
talent rarely seen, says Howard of Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls), his play wife Maggie in Tennessee Williams masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Director Debbie Allen and the rest
of the ensemble cast, James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad, would have been
enough to inspire the rest of us.
Howards character, Brick, is a piano playing,
low-spirited ex-jock who lies between the tumultuous layers of alcoholism,
homosexuality, greed, lies and loss survived by this dysfunctional, well-to-do
Its official! Angela Bassett has finally confirmed the rumors that she's signed on to
star in the highly anticipated Notorious biopic as Voletta Wallace, the mother of slain
rapper Notorious B.I.G. The veteran actress, who
portrayed Tina Turner in Whats Love
Got to Do With It and Betty Shabazz in Spike Lees Malcom X, said in a recent statement that she jumped at the chance to play the role after
taking a look at the script.
Its said the film hits home with flashbacks,
starting at the funeral, through the eyes of different characters in his life. George
Tillman Jr. (Soul Food) will direct. Newcomer Jamal Woolard a.k.a. Gravy has been
cast as Biggie, and his real life friend and record producer Sean "Diddy" Combs
will be played by Derek Luke. Combs is also attached to the film as Executive Producer.
Halle is Back
In her first role since the birth of her now five-month-old
baby girl, Nahla Ariela Aubry, Berry is set to take on producing and starring in the psychological drama Frankie
And Alice. No word on who else is in
the cast or when the film will shoot, but according to Daily Variety, the Oscar
winning actress will play a woman struggling with a multiple personality
disorder. As if that isnt challenging
enough, one of her alter egos is a racist Caucasian.
When shes done with that, Berry plans to jump
back in the saddle with Billy Bob Thornton.
No, there wont be a Monsters
Ball II. This time, the two will star in the film Tulia, directed by John Singleton. The movie is based on the true
story of a lawyer who exposed a plot by a small town Texas undercover agent, who
framed 46 African-Americans for drug charges that were later dismissed by the
towns Governor Perry.
keep you posted on this one. I am
not mad with Ms. Berry.
Do your thing Mama!
Keke Palmer Doing Big Things With The Big Boys
After making a name for herself in Akeelah and the Bee, and then a
supporting role in Madea's Family Reunion
with Tyler Perry, little Keke Palmer
is doing it big. She recently wrapped up
filming on the set of The Comeback
produced buy Ice Cubes production company, Cubevision.
The film, directed by Fred Durst (formerly of Limp Bizkit)
is based on the real life story of a young girl from Illinois who becomes the
first female Quarterback in Pop Warner History.
Under the tutelage of her uncle Curtis (Ice Cube), Palmers character,
Jasmine Plummer, proves herself as a bonafide QB and leads her team to the Pop
Warner Super Bowl.
And it dont stop! Be on the lookout for Palmer in her
next role as Roxanne Shante in The Vapors,
a film about the formation and the rise of The Juice Crew. She is
definitely one to watch!
Nina Shay is the Lifestyle and Beauty Editor for Life and Style Today