Tyler Perry is currently negotiating with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson to star in “Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys”, a drama Perry wrote and will direct and star in for Lionsgate.?
Already on board are Sanaa Lathan, Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard and Rockmond Dunbar. The project will begin shooting March 2nd at Tyler Perry Studios here in Atlanta.
The script focuses on two families from different sides of the tracks that become intimately involved in love and business.?
The Family That Preys is Perry’s sixth for Lionsgate.? He scored his last hit with Why Did I Get Married? and will follow The Family That Preys by directing Madea Goes to Jail,” based on his stage play. Lionsgate opens Perry’s Meet the Browns, starring Angela Bassett, David and Tamela Mann and Lamman Rucker on March 21. (Source)
In related news, Jennifer Hudson’s next film, her first since winning the Oscar for her performance in Dreamgirls, will be released this summer. Miss Hudson has the devine pleasure of joining the reunited Sex in the City crew in Sex and the City: The Movie! Oh how I wish it were me!!?
Sanaa Lathan has been busy as well working on the film version of the Broadway play, A Raisin in the Sun, opposite Sean “Diddy” Combs and Phylicia Rashad.? The film will be shown at Sundance this year before it airs on ABC Television February 25th. Both projects are “must-sees” for me! Check out the trailer to A Raisin in the Sun(hosted by Diddy of course!) below:
Tiny & T.I. are expecting a baby boy!? It’ll be T.I.’s fifth child and the couple’s second after 3-year-old King Harris.? Tiny posted the information on her MySpace page last week. Congrats! (Crunk & Disorderly)
Seen in the “A” ~ Yung Joc and Fantasia chillin on a romantic date at Friday’s Restaurant in Buckhead. A source has revealed that the couple wined and dined and then skipped out on a measly $58 tab…! Come on now…we know that Joc has to pay all his legal bills…but dayum! $58 bucks?!?? Get it together people!
…and just because I missed it…here is a clip of the I Love New York 2 Reunion Show. Check out our friends over the Flavor of Love Blog for the full recap!
Awwww…how sweet is this? I got this video today and I just wanted to share it! It’s a video montage of hip hop stars and sports figures with their children. 50 cent, T.I., Snoop, Lil Jon, Carmelo Anthony, JaRule, Allen Iverson, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Andre 3000, Big Boi, Dame Dash….and more!
It appears that the real dirt is coming out about Sara Chapman.? Since her interview with Sandra Rose where she finally spoke up about her relationship with Sean “Diddy” Combs and their daughter together, all of her business is out in the street.? Ms. Chapman talks about “how sad” it was that Kim was in denial about her pregnancy…but what’s really sad is that they knew about each other and just didn’t care!? Puffy’s Diddy’s money was all that mattered.?? It was rumored that Diddy offered her $1 million dollars to abort the child and when she refused, he cut her off and refused to acknowledge her daughter.
“If he gave me a million dollars I wouldn’t be calling him every month for child support,” she joked. “I mean, he pays me on a monthly basis, but there’s rumors that he offered me a million dollars hush money.”
WTF….she can’t even get the story straight.??Please check out this article if you care to read more about this drama.