Monday, May 6th 2013
(From left to right: Beyonce as Etta James, Angela Bassett as Tina Turner, Jennifer Lopez as Selena)
Usher, Justin Timberlake, Nina Simone, and Marvin Gaye are just some of the many known names in music who will see themselves involved to some capacity in a biopic this year.
Indeed, the coveted biopic role has launched many-an-act to stardom in its tenure by bringing to light the real personal lives of celebrated public figures.
Most recently, VH1 has taken the reins in preparation of a TLC biopic and continues to tease fans with snaps from the set of the highly anticipated film (like the one seen here). With many great biopics of yesteryear to live up to, our excitement for the venture leads us to ask you – That Grape Juice faithful:
Whose biopic has been the best so far? (more…)
Friday, May 3rd 2013
Peep this shot pulled from the forthcoming TLC biopic, showcasing Lil Mama, Keke Palmer and Drew Sidora as the icon R&B trio.
Released today, the TV movie’s snap comes courtesy of the group’s surviving members T-Boz and Chilli who serve as the flick’s chief consultants, overseeing the hotly anticipated project.
So, let us know…
What do you think of the pic?
Sunday, April 7th 2013
As one of biggest selling girl groups of all-time, TLC achieved such status with a flavoursome mix of classic songs and epic videos – with one of their most noted being 1994′s ‘Creep’.
Lifted from the trio’s mega-selling sophomore set ‘CrazySexyCool’, the track and its accompanying video is widely hailed for cranking the “Girl Power” movement into overdrive. For, with its risqué lyrics and unapologetic delivery, the release presented a super sound foundation for the ‘independent women” “running the music world” today, the Beyonce’s, the Rihanna’s, and the countless other progressive female figures in-between.
Yet, despite the song’s global success, very few know that another video was not shot for it. Directed by Lionel C. Martin, the original ‘Creep’ clip was left on the cutting-room floor for reasons unknown. What is certain, though, is that fans can now watch it after Martin unearthed it from his vault.
So, without further adieu, watch T-Boz, Left Eye, and Chilli like you’ve (literally) never seen them before below…
Wednesday, April 3rd 2013
In an era where even the most season of acts are muted when it comes to record label politics, UK trio Stooshe have gone all the way against the grain when discussing their last single.
Upon blazing onto the scene last year, the Pop-Urban outfit released two consecutive top 10 singles; however that upwards trajectory was marred when they released a Glee-like version of TLC classic ‘Waterfalls’ – which could only manage a soggy chart peak of #21 last November.
Deviating from the silence that often greets a chart flop, in an interview to promote new single ‘Slip’, the group have spoken up and out about the release, as well as label fettering of their debut album.
Their words after the jump…
Sunday, February 17th 2013
Well, it looks like the cast is complete!
Just days after the announcement that ‘Lip Gloss’ rapstress Lil’ Mama was set to shine in the role of Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes and actress/singer Drew Sidora is to portray T-Boz in a forthcoming TLC biopic, now reports have surfaced that actress/singer Keke Palmer has been cast as Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas….
Saturday, February 9th 2013
Is redemption on the horizon for Lil Mama?
By our estimates, it very well could be. For moments ago, it was confirmed that the pint-sized femcee has been cast as the late Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes in VH1′s hotly anticipated TLC biopic.
Friday, January 11th 2013
After being enlisted to executive producer the latest posthumous Aaliyah album, it seems ‘HYFR‘ Rapper Drake has moved on to creative pastures new.
Pastures, that come in the form of the brand spanking new ‘TLC’ album.
Full story below…
Friday, December 28th 2012
TLC’ T-Boz, stopped by KTLA this morning to promote her aptly titled new reality show ‘Totally T-Boz’.
Set to premiere on January 1st, the fly-on-the-wall series follows the life and times of the singer (real name Tionne Watkins) – chronicling her much documented health troubles, motherhood, and a return to the musical spotlight.
Watch below as the ever-outspoken star dishes on the project. She is hilarious!
Saturday, December 15th 2012
TLC‘s T-Boz is gearing up for the debut of her new reality show, ‘Totally T-Boz’.