Tag Archives: Tika Sumpter

  • Queen Latifah’s ‘Bessie’ to Premiere May 16 on HBO (New Pics)

    Feb 24, 15 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment


    *HBO has finally set a date for its Bessie Smith biopic starring Queen Latifah. The film, which follows America’s “Empress of the Blues” from her beginning in abject poverty to becoming one of the biggest recording artists of the 1920s, will premiere on May 16, the network announced Tuesday. Smith died after a car accident in […]

  • Obamas’ Love Story Headed to Big Screen; Tika Sumpter to play Michelle

    Dec 5, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *A feature film about President Barack Obama’s courtship of Michelle is in the works at producer Stephanie Allain’s (“Hustle & Flow,” “Beyond the Lights”) Homegrown Pictures. According to Deadline.com, “Southside With You” will follow the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States convinced his future First Lady to go on a date across […]

  • Tika Sumpter Dishes onHer Success in Hollywood; Who She’d Like to Play in Biopic

    Jul 15, 14 by Deron Dalton 1 Comment


    *Tika Sumpter paved her way in Hollywood after years of supporting roles in soap operas, movies and TV series. Now she stars as bad girl Candace Young on “The Haves and Have Nots,” but getting to where she is today, she played nice. Sumpter dishes to Essence for the magazine’s August issue about being a […]

  • HBO Details its ‘Bessie’ Biopic Starring Queen Latifah

    Jul 10, 14 by Cherie Saunders 2 Comments


    *HBO on Thursday released a cast list and other details regarding its upcoming film “Bessie,” a biopic of blues legend Bessie Smith with Queen Latifah in the title role. The singer, rapper and daytime talk show host will also executive produce the project, which originates from HBO Films. Co-stars include Michael K. Williams (“Boardwalk Empire”) […]

  • The Godfather of Soul Lives on at Crooks & Castles (Watch)

    Jul 1, 14 by FahniaThomas Leave a comment


    *James Brown will forever live on as famed street wear brand, Crooks & Castles, honors the legacy of the Godfather of Soul. This week Crooks & Castles debuted limited edition shirts during an exclusive VIP gifting event at their flagship store in Los Angeles on Fairfax Ave. The apparel celebrates the upcoming release of “Get […]

  • Charles S. Dutton, Mike Epps Join Latifah in HBO’s ‘Bessie’

    Jun 10, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Charles S. Dutton and Mike Epps have come aboard the HBO film “Bessie,” a biopic of the legendary Bessie Smith. Queen Latifah stars as the iconic blues singer. The film, written and directed by Dee Rees, chronicles how Smith overcame her tempestuous personal life to become one of the most acclaimed performing and recording artists […]