Posts tagged LeToya Luckett

This year’s International Black Film Festival of Nashville (IBFFN) will be held from October 5 to October 9 at the AT&T building. Since 2006, IBFFN has been known for bringing the top names in black cinema to Music City, and this year will be no different as the festival hosts the debut premiere of the most critically acclaimed films currently on the circuit.

In addition to a two-day Master Class workshop with A-List Casting Director, Kim Hardin, whose most recent casting project was for the upcoming film, Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man, other highlights of this year’s film festival include a conversation with internationally acclaimed African filmmaker, Gaston Kabore.

IBFFN celebrates its fifth anniversary with the debut premieres of From the Rough, featuring Academy Award nominees Taraji P. Henson and Michael Clark Duncan; Bill Duke’s film Dark Girls and Do Women Know What They Want? a relationship documentary by syndicated radio host Michael Baisden.

IBFFN Founder and CEO Hazel Joyner-Smith, who was recently bestowed the Arts et des Lettres for her lifelong contributions in furthering the arts in France and throughout the world says, “We are overwhelmed with appreciation for all the many people who support our festival and find it worthy to attend year after year. The line up for this year’s 5th year celebration indicates that all the hard work and sacrifice is paying off and that we are on the right track.”

Read more to find out what films were selected to open and close the 2011 International Black Film Festival of Nashville.

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This weekend Las Vegas welcomed Black entertainment’s A-list celebrities for Steve Harvey’s 9th Annual Hoodie Awards. For four days, Steve Harvey and his morning crew, Nephew Tommy, Shirley Strawberry and Carla Ferrell partied all weekend long, this morning Steve was so tired, he joked about not giving advice to the Strawberry Letter, LOL!

The weekend was filled with celebrity hosted events and famous faces to help celebrate winners of the Hoodie Awards. Kem, Jill Scott, and Kirk Franklin were part of the evening’s entertainment for the Hoodie Awards, which honored community favorites in categories from Best Church to Best BBQ, and my favorite Best Community Leader.

Other celebrities at this weekend’s events included Kevin Hart, Tank, Tichina Arnold, Letoya Luckett, Antonia Carter Wright, Toccara, Johnny Gill, Faith Evans, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Sheryl Underwood, Raphael Saadiq, MC Hammer and many more!

Check out the gallery of photos from the events at

Read more to see performances from Johnny Gill and hear Steve Harvey talk about next year’s Hoodie Awards, while providing insight on buying power!

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Letoya Luckett’s loyal fans stood outside in the rain for a chance to get an autograph and picture from their favorite singer, actor and entrepreneur. Not only is Luckett one-fourth of the original multi-platinum selling group, Destiny’s Child, she is the owner of two boutiques in Houston, Texas and the face of Luster’s Pink Smooth Touch. Today she was in Nashville at Dollar General to promote the product while giving away prizes, gift cards and other goodies to fans.

During her visit, Luckett wanted The Queen’s Castle’s readers to know that she’s planning to release her third solo effort at the top of the year. LeToya is also making her way back to the big screen in the film, From The Rough, which stars Oscar nominee, Taraji P. Henson in the role of Catana Stark, who became the first women to ever coach a college men’s golf team at Tennessee State University. Luckett plays the role of “Stacey,” and we’re told she “gives a tough but vulnerable performance that will thrill her fans around the globe.” LeToya will be joined on-screen by Oscar nominee, Micheal Clark Duncan (The Green Mile) and Tom Felton (Harry Potter). Source

While in Detroit a few weeks ago, LeToya encouraged event goers to support the albums that were recently released by her former Destiny’s Child members, Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland. The Queen’s Castle wanted to know if she in fact owned those albums, and if so, what were her favorite songs from each offering. LeToya says, “I have both albums and they are amazing, you should go out and support as well.” She also told us that her favorite song from 4 is Beyoncé’s, I Miss You, she’s also rocking to Kelly’s Motivation, and said her other favorite from Here I Am is Feeling Me Right Now.

For two hours through rain showers and on one of the hottest, humid days in Nashville, Tennessee, LeToya was all smiles for her fans, she made sure every person in attendance that wanted a photo and autograph received one, true royalty with a “Smooth Touch” indeed!

Go to for photos from the event and to watch the official trailer for From the Rough!

I Wish I Was Yours feat. LeToya Luckett


NEW MUSIC :: @TheRealTank “I Wish I Was Yours” Featuring @LeToyaLuckett

The Preacher’s Kid made me dislike Tank, the way I couldn’t stand Danny Glover after watching The Color Purple. Hmph. He and LeToya Luckett starred in that film together, maybe that’s when they decided to collaborate on I Wish I Was Yours

…their voices compliment each other nicely on this song. So, maybe I’ll forgive him now. I kid, but he played that role…

According to Luckett’s FaceBook page, I Wish I Was Yours is a demo the two recorded together, and “don’t expect it to be a single or on LeToya’s new album, but it is expected to be heard soon.” (Source)

What do you think? “Turn it Down?” or “Give it a Crown?”

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