Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature baked to celebrate the best of TV and Film.

Today, we’re revisiting the “contemporary” Christmas classic ‘A Diva’s Christmas Carol‘ which starred Vanessa Williams, Chilli of TLC and Kathy Griffin.

In it, a business savvy Pop diva is forced to confront the ghosts of years gone by after losing her humanity in the music business.

Ready to visit the release?

Hit the play button for a Charles Dickens-inspired musical treat below…

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‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ star Kandi Burruss welcomed a baby girl named Blaze via surrogate last month.

And now, she and husband Todd Tucker are ready to give the world the first glimpse of the newest addition to their family.

The baby girl joins 3-year-old big brother Ace, as well as Kandi’s 17-year-old daughter Riley. Tucker also has a 22-year-old daughter named Kaela.

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Dwayne Wade is speaking up and out in defense of his 12-year-old son Zion.

The freshly retired NBA star has been outspoken about his unconditional love for his child, who identifies as homosexual. He and wife Gabrielle Union notably supported the youngster at his first Pride event over the summer.

Having been on the receiving end of critique from some corners of the internet, Wade addressed the matter during an appearance on the Showtime Basketball platform.

His words after the jump…

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Jennifer Hudson steps into the role of the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin for her next big screen adventure ‘RESPECT.’ 

As reported, the Oscar and Grammy winner was handpicked by the legend to play her prior to her passing in 2018.

Set for release in 2020, the highly anticipated biopic chronicles the rise of Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her worldwide superstardom.

Directed by Liesl Tommy and co-produced by Harvey Mason Jr, ‘RESPECT’ tells the phenomenal true story of the diva’s journey to musical royalty.

Ahead of its release, watch the first teaser trailer for the flick – which co-stars Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, and Mary J. Blige – below…

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Did Kim Kardashian‘s makeup artist take things too far?

Find out why many, including the actress/activist Amanda Seales, feel her new magazine cover has pulled her into the dangerous realm of blackface.

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Bravo‘s ‘Married To Medicine’ has been hailed for being the best reality offering on the network. So, it’s only fitting that the show is bringing an avalanche of drama for its season seven reunion.

Set to broadcast in three parts beginning December 29th, the freshly unleashed trailer confirms that sparks will be flying higher than ever.

Mariah Huq and Quad Webb once again lock horns (with a certain husband getting into the mix), while Heavenly Kimes clashes with new Friend Of the show Buffie Purselle.

In an unsurprising twist, longtime pals Simone Whitmore and Jackie Walters appear to be at odds.

Elsewhere, Toya Bush-Harris and Contessa Metcalfe both make their voices heard in a major way.

Check out the scorching teaser below…

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Warner Bros have unleashed the first look at ‘Tenet’ – the hotly anticipated blockbuster from Christopher Nolan.

Led by John David Washington (son of Denzel Washington), the action thriller is unique in that its plot specifics are being kept under wraps.

Instead, the time-twisting spectacle is simply billed as “evolving from the world of international espionage.”

What is for certain is that there has been ample buzz around the title. Part due to Nolan’s critically acclaimed gravitas (see: ‘Inception,’ ‘Interstellar,’ ‘Batman Begins’), as well as Washington’s growing profile. Indeed, via titles such as ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ the 35-year-old has himself as a box office draw in his own right.

Ahead of ‘Tenet’s summer 2020 release, check out the trailer below…

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Josephine Baker‘s story is to be told…by Paula Patton.

Movie news below…

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As reported‘Americanah’ – the best selling novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – has found a home at HBO Max. 

Led by formidable Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, hotly anticipated drama will serve as a centre-piece of the new streaming service.

And as excitement around the title grows, new casting information has been revealed.

Full story below…

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Another day.

Another ‘Basketball Wives’ leak.

Hit the link below to find out why many of the show’s fans believe production insiders are gearing up to take a stand against Shaunie O’Neal in defence of the beloved African athlete OG Chijindu.

Full story below…

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Just two weeks after nabbing a ratings winner with Kelly Rowland‘s ‘Merry Liddle Christmas,’ Lifetime struck TV gold again with another Platinum-selling R&B diva:  Ashanti.

As we reported here, the Grammy winner played double duty as she not only led the cast of ‘A Christmas Winter Song’ – one of the channel’s whopping 30 holiday films this season – but was also credited as a producer. Also starring Stan Shaw, Sashani Nichole, and many other familiar faces, ‘Song’ – which premiered on the women’s network on December 14 – went to ratings battle against some of cable’s top rated news, sports, and reality programming.

Curious to know how it stacked up?  Find out inside:

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It may be winter time, but Joseline Hernandez will be heating up two networks come January.

Because, fresh from the announcement that she’s joined the cast of ‘Love & Hip-Hop: Miami,’ the Puerto Rican Princess has unleashed the trailer for her new Zeus reality series ‘Joseline’s Cabaret.’ 

Joining the likes of Blac Chyna (who also aired a show on the online network), Hernandez will share her new life in Miami while piecing together a fiery all-female extravaganza.

As expected, there will be a number of dramatic twists, turns, and outbursts.

Watch the first look preview below…

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