*Spiritual renewal, this is what author Denise L. Buchanan is left with, as she takes the reader through the true story of her harrowing ordeal as a teen who was molested by a Catholic priest in her new book, “Sins of the Fathers.”
Buchanan, now a successful entrepreneur who holds degrees in Landscape Architecture and Spiritual Psychology, appears to have come full circle since “Brother Paul,” the young pastor who had initially befriended her sister as a mentor; gained the trust of her family, and for years, went on to take advantage of that trust, which resulted in two pregnancies and subsequent abortions for Denise.
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Singer Darlene Love attends the celebration of black cinema hosted by Broadcast Film Critics Association at House of Blues Sunset Strip on January 7, 2014 in West Hollywood, California
*The Oprah Winfrey Network is stretching its scripted slate into TV movies, and has chosen as its first film an adaption of “My Name Is Love: The Darlene Love Story.”
Love, who penned the memoir and is attached to executive produce, is an iconic voice of the 1960s on The Crystals hits “He’s a Rebel” and “He’s Sure the Boy I Love” and tracks like “Today I Met the Boy I’m Gonna Marry” and “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” Currently, she is the backup singer featured in the Oscar-nominated hit documentary “20 Feet From Stardom.”
“The fantastic life journey of music great Darlene Love is the perfect choice for our first original scripted movie,” said OWN president Sheri Salata. “There are a handful of stories brought to the screen of daring American women who walked through fire and back to make their dreams come true and Darlene is one of the heroes on that list. From her first hit song to her darkest days cleaning houses in Beverly Hills to make ends meet, to the triumphant comeback that made rock and roll history, Darlene is a true living legend who worked with many of the greatest talents in music from Elvis Presley and Tom Jones to Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and Bruce Springsteen.”
The Monuments Men, a fresh twist to the art of war, stars George Clooney and Matt Damon
Columbia Pictures presents The Monuments Men starring George Clooney and Matt Damon.
*Columbia Pictures in association with Fox 2000 Pictures presents The Monuments Men.
The comedy/drama is loosely based on the true story of a group of American men who came together to save the priceless art history of the Jewish people.
Written, directed, produced and starring George Clooney, The Monuments Men is based on a book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter.
Alice Walker on the set of “Beauty In Truth”
*“American Masters – Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth,” which traces the author’s personal and professional journey from her birth into a family of sharecroppers in Eatonton, Ga., premieres nationally Friday, February 7 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
Walker made history as the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her seminal novel The Color Purple (1982), for which she won the National Book Award.
Presented on PBS in honor of Walker’s 70th birthday and Black History Month, filmmaker Pratibha Parmar’s new documentary tells Walker’s dramatic life story with poetry and lyricism, and features new interviews with Walker, Steven Spielberg, Danny Glover, Quincy Jones, Gloria Steinem, Sapphire and the late Howard Zinn in one of his final interviews.
*Zane may be used to topping best-seller lists for erotic books such as “Gettin’ Buck Wild: The Sex Chronicles II” and “The Heat Seekers,” but the author has found herself on a list outside the literary realm.
The Washington Post reports that Zane is at the top of this year’s list of Maryland’s top individual tax cheats.
During a news conference in Baltimore Md., Maryland state comptroller Peter Franchot said Zane (born Kristina Laferne Roberts) owes the state $340,833.58.
Lisa Gay Hamilton co-stars in Jake Goldberger’s’ drama Life of a King, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Lisa Gay Hamilton stars in Life of a King with Cuba Gooding, Jr.
*Film director Jake Goldberger’s “Life of a King” starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Eugene Brown an ex-con using the game of chess to help inner city youth with the concept of making the right choice is in theaters now. Rated PG-13 Life of a King also stars Malcolm Mays, Richard T. Jones, Paula Jai Parker and Carlton Byrd.
“I think people will be moved,” said Lisa Gay Hamilton, who co-stars in the dramatic film as high school principle Sheila King. “Jake offered the role to me and I was pleased to get it. She is principle of the school. It’s an inner city school in DC. She is dedicated, full of integrity and fair.”