In January, Angela Bassett and her husband Courtney B. Vance will release a nonfiction romance book that details their real-life love story.Co-written with Hilary Beard, â€œFriends: A Love Storyâ€ features separate recollections of the actors on their humble beginnings, past relationships and the busy careers that ultimately led their paths to cross.Told in alternating he said, she said chapters, the book takes a realistic but entertaining look at how friends can live parallel love lives and experience the typical male-female misunderstandings on their way to discovering and falling in love with each other,â€ according to publisher Kimani Press. â€œFriends: A Love Storyâ€ also includes personal photos that chronicle the coupleâ€™s experiences, along with exclusive family photos of their young twins.Kimani Press states; â€œThis compelling memoir offers a rare peek into their lives, which have previously been private, and offers the reader valuable lessons for relationships and life.â€
Actress/Director Angela Bassett is looking all kinds of fabulous in her recent photo shoot for Violet Grey’s online magazine The Violet Files.
Bassett, who turns 56 on the 16th, kept it classy, opting to be photographed in a black teddy bustier, partially cover by a white black tie shirt and silk robe.
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With a simple working title of “Whitney Houston,” the film is set for a 2015 debut and will reportedly tackle the years Houston was married to fellow R&B singer Bobby Brown.
In a released stament, Bassets said she has “great regard for both singers” and is “beyond excited to go behind the camera and into their world.”
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Just days after Angela Bassett announced the entire cast of “Waiting to Exhale” would be returning for the sequel, we get news that its biggest star, Whitney Houston, has once again entered rehab.
According to Whitney’s spokesperson, Kristen Foster, the 47 year old singer voluntarily entered herself into an out-patient program for drug and alcohol treatment.
As many of you well know, Whitney has battled an addiction to various drugs for nearly 20 years (yes it has been that long) and as little as two years ago via the Oprah Winfrey Show, declared herself clean and sober.
Foster says it is unclear how long Whitney would be in rehab and had no further comment on the singer’s upcoming music or film projects.
Whitney’s musical comeback back in 2009 included a #1 album “I Look to You,” as well as a commercially successful- yet critically panned- world tour.
Get well soon Whit.
Fox Officially Cancels Scream Queens
To absolutely no one’s surprise, Fox has cancelled Scream Queens. The Ryan Murphy-produced series struggled in the ratings throughout its two-season run, securing a 1.0 demo during its freshman year, and an even lower 0.6 during its sophomore.
Janet to Executive Produce Film on Harlem Gangster, Stephanie St. Claire
Singer Janet Jackson isn’t about to let 2016 pass by without leaving her mark in some way or another. She may not be set to release new music or return to touring, but according to Lifetime, she will be hooking up with the network to executive produce an upcoming film on the life of Stephanie St. Claire.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell will be checking into American Horror Story: Hotel when it returns this fall for its fifth season.
Naomi has reportedly been booked for a multi-episode arc that will have her co-starring alongside pop singer Lady Gaga and AHS veteran Angela Bassett.
Fans finally get to see Yaya DaCosta bring Whitney to life in an intense clip that features Arlen Escarpeta as Bobby Brown, Whitney’s husband and the man who for years has shouldered the blame for the singer’s drug use and eventual death.
We all wondered if Lifetime and Angela Bassett could do the singer’s life justice, and well, you’ll just have to check out the clip below to decide for yourself.
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