Category : Celebrity Rumors

BET Taps Kelly Rowland To Star In New Pilot ‘What Would Dylan Do’

(CelebNMusic247) BET Taps Kelly Rowland To Star In New Pilot ‘What Would Dylan Do’.

Word is, Kelly Rowland, 31, is spreading her acting wings and reportedly is starring in a BET comedy pilot.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show, titled What Would Dylan Do, will feature Rowlandstarring as a character named Dylan, a struggling L.A.-based relationship blogger who lives with her best friend Cherise (Gabrielle DennisThe Game) and wealthy and divorced roommate Brooke (Melanie LiburdStrike Back). The show will be executive produced by Warren Hutcherson.

Rowland is no stranger to TV. Most recently, she was a judge on the U.K. version of The X Factor, she’s also been featured on American Dreams, The HughleysGirlfriends and Single Ladies.

Seems BET is doing a change-up on their line up with some humor.

This must be an attempt to clean up the stagnant image that reality shows like Love and Hip Hop Atlanta has deplicted for the black community.

The concept sounds funny, hopefully its executed properly and gets the point across.

We’ll see.

Good Luck Kelly.

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Nina Simone’s Daughter Says ‘Nina’ Is A Biopic Lie

(CelebNMusic247) Nina Simone‘s Daughter Says ‘Nina Is A Biopic Lie!

Apparently, Nina Simone’s family is unhappy with the upcoming film about their mother Nina Simone.

Word is, the screen play ‘Nina’ that revolves around a romantic relationship between Nina Simone and her assistant Clifton Henderson is unauthorized.

Nina’s daughter reveals in a letter that her mother’s alleged affair with Clifton NEVER happened because he was gay and was NEVER her mother’s lover.

Yikes!

Nina Simone’s daughter, Simone writes,

Greetings Nina Simone Lovers, Simone here.

I have read many of the comments am happy you all took the time to share your thoughts and feelings.

Here’s mine:

When the announcement initially hit the press with MJ Blige cast as Nina (about 6 yrs ago) I heard it along with everyone else. The story was written as a love story between my mother and her former nurse, Clifton Henderson and primarily takes place during the last 8 years of her life.

Please note, this project is unauthorized. The Nina Simone Estate was never asked permission nor invited to participate.

I have seen many names regarding who you think should play the role of Nina. Remember Angela Bassett as Tina Turner? SHE NAILED IT! Angela Bassett is an ACTRESS! And, we all know she lip synced along with Tina and did an amazing job. Personally, I prefer an actress to a singer. Just because a person is great at one does not mean they will be great at the other. If written, funded and CAST PROPERLY a movie about my mother will make an lasting imprint.

My vision of a movie about my mother includes SO many pivotal moments that are monumentally important towards relaying the journey of a woman whose journey began as a child prodigy born in North Carolina in the 1930’s…too many to list here but, trust when I say the tale will inspire through the sheer sharing of HOW Eunice Waymon became Nina Simone, The High Priestess Of Soul renowned worldwide. How many of you know my mother’s FIRST love was classical music? Do you know the hours she practiced preparing to audition for the Curtis Institute of Music only to be rejected because of the color of her skin? **After my mother made her transition I accepted a diploma from that very same institute with a speech she began writing but was unable to finish prior to her death.** As a child, my mother was told her nose was too big and she was too dark yet she graduated valedictorian of her high school class – The Allen School for Girls – AND, skipped two grades. Nina was one of the most outspoken, prolifically gifted artists using the stage to speak out against racism during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s. Her friends included Betty Shabazz, Lorraine Hansberry (my godmother), Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Miriam Makeba, Stokely Carmichael, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Kings and Queens worldwide. Had she become a classical pianist, which was her dream….shattered, I doubt she would have found her true destiny. Nina Simone was a voice for her people and she spoke out HONESTLY, sang to us FROM HER SOUL, shared her joy, pain, anger and intelligence poetically in a style all her own. My mother stood up for justice, by any means necessary hahahaha YES, she was a revolutionary til the day she died. From Tragedy to Transcendence – MY VISION. The whole arc of her life which is inspirational, educational, entertaining and downright shocking at times is what needs to be told THE RIGHT WAY.

By the way:

Clifton Henderson was gay. He was not attracted to women. So, the truth is…Nina Simone and Clifton Henderson NEVER had a relationship other than a business one.

Please correct me, but isn’t a biopic the story of one’s life?

I have faith things will work out the right way and my mother’s real story will be told. For all she endured while here and all of the lives she has touched, she DESERVES to be remembered for who she truly was; not some made up love story from a former nurse/manager (now deceased) who sold his life rights because of his relationship to Nina Simone.

Ciao Y’All….Simone

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Chris Brown Wants Rihanna To Shut Up?

(CelebNMusic247) Chris Brown Wants Rihanna To Shut Up?

Rumor has it, Chris Brown is getting a little annoyed with Rihanna interviews.

He has put their past behind him as well as the infamous incident, but now a source says that Breezy didn’t take too well toRihanna’s latest sit-down with Oprah.

Rihanna got teary-eyed discussing their ‘complicated’ history with Breezy and now he wants her to shut up!

A source told Radar:

“Chris is just confused about Rihanna’s decision to bring up the past again and again — this time in an interview with Oprah.”

“Rihanna has previously given wide ranging interviews about the beating to Diane Sawyer and several print magazines. Chris just doesn’t think it’s productive or relevant to rehash the events since essentially nothing new is being revealed in the interview Rihanna has done with Oprah. Chris doesn’t begrudge Rihanna at all for talking about it but he thinks that in order for them to both move forward and not be defined by that one night, it would be better to stop bringing it up.”

If this is true, than obviously Rihanna NEEDS to hush up and move on.

What do you think?

Is Rihanna wrong to keep re-hashing the past?

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