Whoopi Goldberg speaks onstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California
*Lifetime has adapted Terry McMillan’s novel A Day Late and a Dollar Short with Whoopi Goldberg and Ving Rhames to headline an all-star cast that includes Mekhi Phifer, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose and Tichina Arnold.
Based on the New York Times bestseller, the film follows a mother who tries to help her dysfunctional family through life’s ups and downs.
When irascible matriarch Viola Price (Goldberg) learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world, from her relationship with her husband to the lives of her four children and grandchildren.
*Beginning this Sunday, February 2, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Tip “T.I.” Harris Jr. (“Boss”) and Mekhi Phifer (“Lie To Me”) join the third season of Showtime’s “House of Lies.”
The pair will be featured in a season-long arc as childhood friends-turned-moguls Lukas Frye (T.I.) and Dre (Phifer) who hire Marty (Don Cheadle) to help expand their business empire. They each have very different ideas about the future of their business interests and Marty gets stuck in the middle.
The episode also marks Cheadle’s directorial debut.
*Showtime has unveiled new key art and a teaser for its third season of “House of Lies.”
Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell star in the management consultant dramedy, which saw Bell’s Jeanie profess her love for Cheadle’s Marty in the second-season finale. Can the two rivals get it together in season three?
The new season, which features guest stars Eliza Coupe, Mekhi Phifer and T.I., returns Jan. 12 on Showtime.
The actor married his girlfriend Reshelet Barnes on Saturday at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, according to E! News.
The couple exchanged vows on an outdoor terrace while 100 friends and family members looked on, according to the website. Mekhi’s son walked down the aisle with a Chihuahua, E! reports, while the groom – wearing a white suit – made his way to the altar to the sound of Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon in the Sky.”
As Barnes walked down the aisle, a witness told the website that Mekhi was “completely overcome with emotion,” adding, “He had to wipe tears from his eyes for several minutes.”
This is Mekhi’s second marriage. He was previously married to Malinda Williams from 1999 – 2003. They have a son together.
Mekhi also has a son from a prior relationship with Oni Souratha.