*They’ve already put a lot of thought into this!
The couple already have in mind who to write the screenplay and star in the biopic.
Miss Reid is claiming that her mother was inaccurately portrayed in VH1′s “CrazySexyCool” biopic about the trio. During her radio show, Ashley exploded, furiously attacking the character of both T-Boz and Chilli, maligning them for reducing the role of (her mother) Pebbles, their former manager, played in the group’s initial success.
“They [T-Boz and Chilli] know what they lied about…They used mostly our family, mostly mom as a pawn for publicity to drive the whole entire film and she was actually in the majority of it. As the devil, as the super villain and common sense will tell you if you continue the whole entire time to point a finger at everybody else and never take responsibility for anything, it usually means that you need to sit your f-cking a$$ down and take some accountability for something.”
On the biopic’s “untruths”:
“It was especially weird for me to see a bunch of Fawkin lies…that was interesting…I’m just gonna say this really quick. To the American and some South American people, that I’ve spoken to this past week, honestly I am very, very, very discouraged, angered and saddened by how f-cking ignorant and vapid people are. Seriously. …. I’m so used to being on my own planet. For example, growing up celebrities weren’t celebrities to us. They were people who took sh-ts in our bathroom. We ate at the same table. You know what I’m saying already I have a skewed perspective for what a celebrity is period. Which means I don’t know what its like to a maniacal fan….Being a fan is a beautiful thing. To be clinically ignorant is something else. To me these people are why we have the Patriot Act…”
She may be educated, but she’ll still f**k you up!
“Just because I’m educated, does not mean that I don’t know how to be tactless. I don’t know how to rip your f-cking a– open and I don’t know how to put hands on you. Just because you’re educated–fake sleep– and you grew up a certain way does not mean that you can’t go toe to toe with foolishness. It actually means that you have an upper hand on foolishness because you are forever talking down to somebody. I have no problem, going down to somebody’s level it’s the only way they are going to be able to understand me. Instead of me being my self, I would much rather come down to your level so that we can at least have an even conversation.”
She crosses over into TMI territory when she accuses Chilli of sexin’ her father, LA Reid:
“I’m not gonna talk about Chilli (on) my father’s d!ck or most of the d!cks in the industry in the 90′s…That has nothing to do with the fact that she is a lying person, I won’t even call her a wh0re anymore. She’s claimed that we got it.”
Then there was this threat against Chilli:
“When I said on Twitter, Chilli I can’t wait to see you what I meant by that was I can’t wait to see you to beat your f-cking face into the concrete.”
Now, we know she thinks she’s defending her mother’s honor and all, but based on the quotes above, this child doesn’t appear to be dealing with a full deck.
On another note, they say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Hmmm. Well, anyway, it seems like Pebbles and/or LA Reid would pull her aside and tell her to STFU!
In any event, you can read MORE at Madame Noire.
That’s why, over the years, actor Don Cheadle has remained steadfast in his pursuit of enough dollars to actuate his brainchild about the life and endless contributions of the music legend.
Cheadle, fortunately, may be close to hitting paydirt, Shadow and Act/Indiewire.com reports. Most recently, in June, he put out a call for young, black, talented trumpet players, although he didn’t explain why he wanted them. But, we can assume it was for his Miles Davis film (of course, that would be seeing the glass half-full).
Screen Daily reported exclusively that international film financing, sales, and distribution company, IM Global, has boarded the project, and will shop worldwide rights at the upcoming American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles next month.
The report also states that Cheadle will man the director’s chair (Antoine Fuqua was previously said to be attached), with Zoe Saldana and Ewan McGregor in talks to join the film’s cast. What roles exactly both actors are eyeing isn’t yet public information. Although, in Saldana’s case, rumor has it that Betty Davis, Miles Davis’ second wife, is likely the part she’s in talks to play.
And finally, previously said to be titled titled Kill The Trumpet Player, the film is now called Shoot The Trumpeter.
The film veers completely left of your conventional biopic, Don warns, suggesting that some liberties will be taken with Miles Davis’ story.
BTW, the AFM begins on November 6.
Read more at Shadow and Act.
The movie, “Crazy Sexy Cool,” many believe, portrays her character as greedy, dishonest and insensitive, and that’s putting it lightly.
On the one hand it’s no secret that Pebbles nee Perri McKissick, has lots to say about the TLC/VH1 production, however she’s not ready to go completely public. But she she did give this little tidbit to Sister 2 Sister:
“I am not guilty of what these people have said and done for 20 years.”
Like we said, the former R&B singer/music exec/minister has been mum about the way she was depicted in the biopic, but TLC fans haven’t. On social media, TLC fans made her out to be public enemy #1.
Damn…her name is Pebbles and she’s being forced to dodge stones (how ironic)
Anyway, The TV movie, which attracted a record-breaking number of viewers Monday night, did nothing to help the poor girl’s case.
Though she could defend herself (and probably should), she said she’s not interested in a back-and-forth battle between her and T-Boz & Chilli. Instead, she’s just going through legal channels.
“Not going to comment about this anymore on here UN officially. Dealing with this though,” she wrote last week on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Yesterday, Chilli and T-Boz were on the radio (V103) in the ATL with Big Tigger. Here’s what they had to say in response to Pebbles:
*Raise your hand if you’re aware that TLC once had a member who wasn’t “Chilli.”
The viewing public was introduced to this mysterious chick during vH1′s recently aired biopic about the lovable R&B trio.
Unfortunately, the original “C” of TLC, Crystal Jones, isn’t too pleased with the way she was portrayed in VH1’s hit made-for-TV movie “CrazySexyCool.”
“I was very disappointed, very disappointed,” she told Atlanta’s V-103 radio station. “The way they portrayed me was very inaccurate and it brought up a lot of memories that I kind of put to rest. To relive it again just didn’t sit well with me.”
In the film, Crystal’s involvement with the group was relegated to about 10 minutes. She’s seen practically discovering T-Boz and Left Eye and then introducing them to Pebbles, who later decides she (Crystal) doesn’t have the vocal skills to join the group.
“Absolutely not,” Crystal said about the way the story is told in the movie. “If I sing that bad then why would you offer me a contract?” she asked, painting a different picture of how things went down.
“As far as what happened, it was based on a contract. We got to the lawyer’s office. It was myself, Tionne [T-Boz] and Lisa [Left Eye] sitting there. Keep in mind we’re 18, 19 years old. I’m sitting there and we’re going through the paperwork and it’s lengthy and I didn’t understand anything, so I didn’t sign it.”
Crystal said she wanted her mother to review the contract before making a decision about it, but upper-managment wouldn’t have it. Although that move may have cost her a spot with one of the most successful girl groups in music history, Crystal said she’s moved passed it.
“I’ve grown. I’ve matured, so I’m fine with everything now. I’ve kind of gotten over all the hurt a long time ago. Everything happens for a reason. Apparently, it wasn’t meant for me.”
Watch a part of Crystal’s interview below
*The development of a film about the life of the late Marvin Gaye has always been a thorny issue for the Gaye family.
And as far as Gaye’s ex-wife Janis is concerned, it an especially contentious matter. She’s been trying to develop her own version of a Marvin Gaye film for years also.
Well, despite the foregoing, the biopic, “Sexual Healing,” starring Jesse L. Martin, is in production and a first-look trailer surfaced online yesterday. One can only wonder what the Gaye family’s reaction to it is.
Directed by Julien Temple and also starring S. Epatha Merkerson (as Marvin Gaye’s mother, Alberta Cooper Gay), the film chronicles Gaye’s life during the 1980s prior to his untimely demise.
Look for the highly-anticipated biopic’s release to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the icon’s death on April 1, 2014.
Check out a sneak peek of “Sexual Healing” in the clip below.