While speaking earlier today at the American Black Film Festival, actress Paula Patton revealed to the crowd that she has been offered a role in the Brock and Salim Akil (The Game, Girlfriends) remake of the classic 1976 film “Sparkle.”
Paula did not confirm which role she might play in the film or even if she had signed on. What she did confirm however is that producers specifically had her in mind from the beginning.
So which role might Paula play? I put my money on the part of Sista. Despite the film being named after the lead character Sparkle, it is the role of Sista that is the most memorable and clearly the most pivotal to cast.
Personally Paula never crossed my mind. I assumed they would look to cast people who were relatively young and able to pass as school age kids. Clearly the Akil’s are not going to remake “Sparkle” to the letter or else a near 40 year old Patton would not have been chosen.
Despite her age however, I like the casting of Patton and look forward to seeing who is offered the part of Stix and Sparkle.
I have $5 that says Terrence Howard will play Stix.
According to online reports, actress Paula Patton has landed the lead female role alongside Tom Crusie in the next “Mission: Impossible” movie. We’re told Paula will play the role of a rookie CIA operative who works closely with Tom’s Ethan Hunt character. Shooting is set to begin this fall (October) as Paramount Pictures reportedly wants the movie ready for a summer 2011 release.
Paula Patton and Laz Alonzo are set to star in T.D. Jakes’ next big screen production “Jumping the Broom.” The wedding themed film will tell the story of two Black families from opposite ends of the socioeconomic spectrum who meet for the first time during a weekend wedding in Martha’s Vineyard.
Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Romeo Miller have also joined the cast. Angela will play a heiress and socialite, who is also Paula’s mother.
Salim Akil (The Game, Girlfriends, Soul Food) will direct and the script was written by Arlene Gibbs and Elizabeth Hunter.
Shooting begins next month in Nova Scotia.
Paula Patton and her singer hubby Robin Thicke welcomed a baby boy into the world earlier today. Paula and Robin knew they were having a boy and already had the name Julian Fuego Thicke picked out, People Magazine reports. Robin’s publicist released a statement saying only that “Mother, father and son are all doing well.”
And in other Paula P. news, the actress is covering the May edition of Ebony Magazine with not one, but two covers. Paula talks about the usual- her career, husband, and how she handles being called the next Halle Berry.
Issue hits newsstands April 13th.
‘Precious’ star Paula Patton, who is expecting a son with her R&B singer husband Robin Thicke in May, has been looking amazing on the red carpet this awards season, baby bump and all, so it’s appropriate that she is appearing on the March cover of Women’s Health looking fit and fabulous. Inside the mag, Patton joked about her husband’s “super sperm,” which she said contributed to getting her pregnant soon after she got off birth control. “He’s so proud of himself,” she said. “It’s ridiculous.” She also spoke about some of her insecurities and problems other people have had with her biracial identity.
?I find [the term biracial] offensive. It?s a way for people to separate themselves from African-Americans?.a way of saying ?I?m better than that,?? says Paula, who is expecting her first son with crooner hubby Robin Thicke this spring. ?I?m black because that?s the way the world sees me. People aren?t calling Barack Obama biracial. Most people think there?s a black president?.People judged me because I was light-skinned. [They’d assume] I didn?t want to be part of the black race,? she says.
But all of those problems melt away when she’s with Robin. “He makes me feel beautiful,” she said.
Check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of her Women’s Health shoot here. The issue is on newsstands now!
Glamour Magazine celebrates it’s 70th Anniversary by paying tribute to 13 women they consider icons. Among those chosen were First Lady Michelle Obama, singer Billie Holiday and 1950’s tennis star, Athena Gibson.
Helping Glamour to pay tribute to these women, singer Alicia Keys, actress Paula Patton, and model Chanel Iman, all posed as their icon and shared their thoughts on the impact these women have had on their lives.
Brandy is returning to the stage next spring to reprise her role as Roxie Hart in the Los Angeles production of Chicago the Musical. The Zoe Ever After star originally made her Broadway debut in the play over the summer when she enjoyed a 12-week sold-out run at the Ambassador Theatre.
No doubt Brandy hopes to reproduce the same magic when she beings her one-week engagement in the musical on April 26 at the Pantages Theatre in downtown L.A.