Aaliyah fans may be surprised with a biopic in the form of a VH1 film in the near future.
Aaliyah died over 12 years ago in a plane crash at the age of 22. While XXL.com reported that her former manager and uncle, Barry Hankerson, spoke about his niece being featured in VH! bopic last year, an actress seems to be confirming the news.
Tristin Mays, the 23-year-old actress, took to her Instagram to speak about the arduous process in trying out for the role. more >>
Paul Walker's Brother Cody Walker is not only finishing up his scenes in the "Fast & Furious" film series, but he is keeping the late actor's charitable organization alive.
Walker, the 40-year-old actor who played Brian O'Conner in the popular car racing films, was the passenger in a vehicle driven by a friend before they both lost their lives in a crash. After the film resumed shooting last month, the "Fast & Furious 7" Facebook page posted a message about his brothers Caleb and Cody Walker filling in for their late brother.
Now fellow "Fast & Furious" star Tyrese Gibson is ensuring that fans support Cody in keeping Paul's Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW) organization alive. more >>
Whitney Houston's biopic is coming to the small screen next year. Houston, the 48-year-old recording artist and actress, died in 2012. Now Lifetime is ready to release a film based on her life, which will be directed by actress Angela Bassett.
"Whitney Houston chronicles the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model, and singer, songwriter Bobby Brown - from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage," a statement released by Lifetime reads. "Throughout it all, difficulties followed the superstar couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Whitney's meteoric rise that would soon overshadow them both."
Bassett, Houston's co-star in the 1995 film "Waiting To Exhale" spoke about her plans to direct the film which is tentatively titled "Whitney Houston." more >>
Heaven Is for Real took in $4.4 million and finished in sixth place in a week where Godzilla won the box office, taking in $93.2 million.
The Japanese monster blockbuster beat out Neighbors and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to give it the second-largest opening weekend of the year behind last month's Captain America: The Winter Soldier's $95 million debut.
Randall Wallace's faith flick Heaven Is for Real continued to defy box office prognosticators who had originally suggested that the film might make a respectable $40 million; it has brought $82.3 million in the five weeks since its April 16 release. more >>
A fundraising event that featured the screening of a yet-to-be released political thriller hosted by the film's producer and a Southern California church to help purchase a home for the family of Pastor Saeed Abedini was called a success by organizers.
Daniel Lusko, writer and director of the film "Persecuted," partnered with Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel to host the movie event at a theater in the Palm Springs area. Saeed Abedini's wife, Naghmah, attended the screening. Organizers said the theater was sold out ($10 donations for tickets) in an hour and they could have sold out two more theater screenings.
"Events like we experienced last night with Naghmah Abadini are the reason this film exists, allowing the movie to benefit people around the world with real struggles," Lusko told The Christian Post. "I hope this film will not only aide in creating a movement of awareness that will lead to Pastor Saeed's freedom, but also a greater awakening that will bridge the gap between Americans and those suffering from persecution overseas." more >>
Survivors of a powerful tornado that killed 24 people, injured nearly 400 others and caused more than $2 billion in damages share how their faith in God helped them to make sense of their harrowing experiences and devastating losses in the new documentary, Where Was God? Stories of Hope After the Storm.
On May 20, 2013, a powerful tornado touched down in Moore, Oklahoma, and barreled 17 miles through the state's seventh largest city for a gut-wrenching 39 minutes. An entire elementary school was destroyed, several children from another elementary school were killed, and more than a dozen homes were either flattened or swept away by the storm.
Oklahoma, a tornado-prone state, was hit again in late April when a storm barreled through its borders and those of several other states, leaving at least 35 people dead and countless homes destroyed. But the tornado experienced by Moore residents and those in near-by towns in 2013 was one of the 10 most powerful twisters to ever hit Oklahoma, having inflicted EF5, or 200-plus mph wind damage. more >>