Posts tagged Biopic

In an earlier post, The Queen’s Castle, reported the Queen of Hip Hop, Mary J. Blige was getting ready for her first lead role as Nina Simone, in a biopic about the legendary singer’s life.

The Urban Daily and TV One caught up with Blige for their most recent installment of “What’s Hot.” During the segment, Blige reveals that although she’s preparing for the biopic with training, she’s nervous about the role.

The biopic is not the only role Mary is preparing for, she’s also playing Justice Charlier, alongside an all-star cast in the film Rock of Ages. With all that Mary has overcome, as we learned in her VH1’s Behind the Music special, we trust she will give her best effort to the role.

If you missed Mary’s VH1 Behind the Music, watch the special in its entirety below

Mary’s scheduled to release, My Life: The Journey Continues, on October 4. [Source]

Fantasia @TasiasWord Returns to American Idol!

Fantasia Barrino returned to the American Idol stage this evening to perform Cornbread and Collard Greens, a single from her album, Back to Me. In 2004, Fantasia took home the Idol crown coming in ahead of Diana DeGarmo by 1.3 million votes.

It’s been a minute since we’ve seen Fantasia on stage. In the near future, we’ll see her in a biopic, she’s playing the role of Mahalia Jackson, which required she add a few pounds to her frame. 

What did you think about her performance?


"Fantasia Barrino, the former ‘American Idol’ winner and VH1 reality star, is preparing for her return to the silver screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the multi-talented performer will be playing the role of Mahalia Jackson, a late American gospel singer, in a feature-film adaption of a book about her life.

Fantasia will portray the singer and civil rights advocate’s journey from poverty in New Orleans to a gospel superstar and ardent supporter of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mahalia, an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, passed away in 1982 at the age of 60.” Source

Although whispers of Fantasia being pregnant have surfaced, her team set the record straight today confirming that the weight gain is a result of her role in the biopic. More here. Congratulations Fantasia!!


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