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The Queen’s take on a King?  Indeed, as reported here, Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige has joined film diva Angela Bassett for ‘Betty & Coretta’ – a Lifetime Network film chronicling the lives of famed civil rights leaders Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King.

The wives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King (respectively), the movie specifically tells the tales of their lives post the death of their husbands.  And, while Bassett has already won acclaim for her 1992 portrayal of Shabazz, now Blige is ready to fill those big shoes for what may be her most challenging acting role yet.

Pulling double duty as the film’s star and producer, find out the latest on the film’s progress when Billboard caught up with Blige recently at the iHeartRadio Music Festival above.  To see Blige’s performance from the festival, however, click here.

‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington is hot on the promotional trail for the hit ABC show, which returns this Thursday. Her latest stop? Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Check out the talented actress dish on her career, the Emmy’s, Scandal season 2, and more.

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‘Jackie’s Back’ diva Jenifer Lewis is back and ready to take over your screens!  Already leaving her mark in movies and television, now the comedienne has her sights on the web in her new scripted web series ‘Jenifer Lewis & Shangela‘.

With co-star Shangela (of Rupaul’s Drag Race), Lewis is bringing the laughs to Youtube in the series already winning rave reviews from the critics.  As its fourth episode premiered today, get a glimpse at the action above.

For more information, visit the show’s web page here.

This Thursday brings with it episode 2 of  WE tv hit ‘Tamar & Vince’. And judging by these freshly released teasers, the fun-filled drama continues.

Check them out below…

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Tyler Perry continues to prove that there’s more to his brand than Madea.

The actor and media mogul has landed the role of Alex Cross in the aptly titled thriller ‘Alex Cross’.

Set to hit US theaters on October 19th, the movie relays the narrative of a Washington DC detective (Perry), who is told that a family member has been murdered. Vowing to track down the killer, he soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.

Exciting, if only to see how Perry fares in such a radically different role.

Peep the trailer above for more of  an inkling.

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Mercedes is back!

After having her world turn upside down by betrayals in both her professional and personal life in Episode 1 and 2, viewers can now find out what happens next in the third installment of her story.

We’re already glued to it, so get into Episode 3 and let us know what you think about it below…

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Mercedes is back!

After having her world turn upside down by betrayals in both her professional and personal life in Episode 1 and 2, viewers can now find out what happens next in the third installment of her story.

We’re already glued to it, so get into Episode 3 and let us know what you think about it below…

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‘Tamar & Vince’ may have had its big debut last week, yet that hasn’t stopped its stars from continuing along the promotional trail. The couple’s latest stop? The Wendy Williams Show.

Watch as the youngest of the Braxton clan and hubby Vincent Herbert chat it up with the former shock-jock below…

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Much ado has been made about actor Pooch Hall and the “will he/won’t he” debate surrounding his return to BET show ‘The Game’.

Setting the record straight on 106 & Park this week, Hall revealed that he will indeed reprise his role as Derwin Davis on the upcoming sixth season of the hit serial. He also explained the initial confusion surrounding his future on the show. Unfortunately, no information was provided in regards to on-screen wife Tia Mowry, who plays Melanie.

Interview above…

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Next Thursday brings with it the return of hit ABC drama ‘Scandal’. Promising to the live up to its title, season two of the show is shaping up to be titillating affair.

Check out the freshly released poster above and new trailer below.

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Call it the ‘Think Like A Man’ effect.  What ever you call it, there is some serious star power packed in the forthcoming film ‘Baggage Claim’.  From the pen of playwright/director David E. Talbert (‘What My Husband Doesn’t Know’), the novel-turned-movie is set to feature Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Octavia Spencer, Trey Songz, Tia Mowry, Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, and Djimon Hounsou to name a few.

As if the aforementioned were not enough, the cast’s finalization will not take place until next month when production begins.  Needless to say, fans of the star-filled ‘Think Like a Man’ movie (also set for a sequel) should enjoy this collection of actors.

No release date has been set. (source)

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Today marked the online launch of ‘Dear Jesus‘, the 5 part web series spawned by ‘WonderLondon‘ creative Danielle Scott- Haughton.

Following the story of  fashion journalist  Mercedes and her turbulent life, viewers can now tune into Episode 2 of her story below…

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