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Rolling out’s “Star Studio” sat down with actress, writer, social activist and entrepreneur Ciera Payton, who effortlessly brought to life the boisterous, larger-than-life, shock jock Wendy Williams. Payton does a phenomenal job as Williams’ in Lifetime’s biopic “Wendy Williams: The Movie” and she talks about the highs and lows of portraying the complex and tumultuous talk…

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The morning after iconic DJ Spinderella ripped into former bandmates for leaving her out of the Lifetime channel’s premiere of the “Salt-N-Pepa” biopic, social media members joined the chorus of disenchantment with the duo. The animus between Spinderella and Salt-N-Pepa was exacerbated when the pioneering female spinmaster was pretty much omitted from the biopic. One…

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With her new Lifetime biopic, “Wendy Williams: The Movie,” talk show maven Wendy Williams has turned her personal tragedies into an opportunity to entertain and laugh all the way to the bank. In the movie, which premieres Saturday, Jan. 30, she gives viewers the tea they’ve been waiting for about her drug abuse, cheating, abortions,…

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Barack Obama has given Drake the greenlight to play him in a biopic. The former U.S. President revealed that he would be happy for the rapper to portray him on screen as he is a “talented brother” and is able “to do anything he wants.” Obama said: “I will say this: Drake seems to be…

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Jamie Foxx wants Mike Tyson’s kids to believe he is their dad with his portrayal of the legendary boxer in a new biopic. The Oscar-winning actor is to play the former heavyweight champion in an upcoming biopic and has joked that he wants his portrayal to be so convincing that even Tyson’s kids can’t tell…

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A Whitney Houston biopic is moving forward with the support of “many of the key people” who knew her “best.” A Clive Davis-produced project has long been talked about, and the film now has a title “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” Screenwriter Anthony McCarten, who will pen the script for the production, has vowed to “authentically” tell…

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Fans are hardly surprised by any of Kanye West’s public pronouncements these days, especially after he swore his allegiance to MAGA and publicly rejected rap music in favor of religious tunes. But pop culture is still taken aback after learning Kanye actually wants a White actor to play him in a biopic in the near…

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Gabrielle Union has teamed up with Ciara to turn an NFL star’s life story into a film. The 46-year-old actress and her husband, basketball star Dwyane Wade, have joined forces the “Level Up” hitmaker and her husband, American football player Russell Wilson, to produce a movie based on NFL star Vernon Turner’s self-published book The Next…

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Warner Bro. Pictures has acquired the rights to produce a new biopic for the late R&B icon Teddy Pendergrass. Tyrese Gibson will star as singer, songwriter in a new biopic. The 40-year-old singer-and-actor will portray the late R&B icon in an upcoming film, for which Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the rights. The Baby Boy star will also…

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Janelle Monáe has been cast as Dorothy Pitman Hughes in the forthcoming Gloria Steinem biopic. The 33-year-old actress and singer joins Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander, who both portray the titular women’s rights activist at various stages in her life, for the adaptation of the late protestor’s 2015 feminist memoir, My Life on the Road. The…

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This great actress has been added to the cast of the Harriet Tubman biopic. Singer Janelle Monae is set to star alongside the likes of Leslie Odom Jr, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, Clarke Peters, and Vanessa Bell Calloway in Harriet, which will tell the story of the American abolitionist. The upcoming movie (which is being…

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