Director Nicole L. Thompson steers the Lifetime thriller, ‘Suitcase Killer’

Director Nicole L. Thompson, who earned her master’s from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, was tapped to take the helm for Lifetime’s ripped-from-the-headlines murder mystery of a dastardly wife and her amorous infatuation with her secret lover in “Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story.” The show premieres June 19, 2022.

Bishop T.D. Jakes discusses his 2 Lifetime films ‘Wrath’ and ‘Greed’

In a continuation of his anthology, the “Seven Deadly Sins,” Bishop T.D. Jakes spoke to rolling out about his films “Wrath” and “Greed,” the latest of the films in the series released on the Lifetime channel. Last year, Jakes helmed the films “Lust” and “Envy.” The saga is based on a series of books by […]

LeToya Luckett, Drew Sidora star in ‘Line Sisters’ (photos)

Black girl magic flowed throughout the set of the new Lifetime thriller “Line Sisters” like a pleasant ocean breeze whipping off the North Carolina coastline. There were some potential hazards, however, during the making of this entertaining murder mystery that gave director Tailiah Breon reasons to pause.  First off, singer and actress LeToya Luckett is […]

K. Michelle and Raven Goodwin power ‘Single Black Female’ premiere (photos)

The capacity crowd at the “Single Black Female” movie premiere in Atlanta burst out laughing when singer K. Michelle said, with her usual cute bluntness, that the crazed assistant in this Lifetime thriller reminds her of one of her relatives. On a serious note, this subject of mental health and the crazed coworker or subordinate […]

Twitter destroys Jermaine Dupri for cheating on Janet Jackson

It was Jermaine Dupri, and not Justin Timberlake, who wound up getting deep-fried and charbroiled on social media for having the audacity to cheat on Janet Jackson.  Twitter was especially merciless. Fans learned during the four-part “Janet Jackson” documentary on Lifetime that their long-term relationship ended because Dupri exploited his exponentially higher profile while with […]

Tatyana Ali stars as identical twins in ‘Vanished: Searching For My Sister’

Tatyana Ali

Tatyana Ali is performing double duty as twin sisters, Jada and Kayla, in the Lifetime film, “Vanished: Searching For My Sister.” “Vanished: Searching For My Sister” also stars Justin Bruening, Jasmine Guy, Carolyn Hennesy and Anthony “Treach” Criss and premieres on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at 8 p.m EST.

Boris Kodjoe directs wife Nicole Ari Parker in Lifetime thriller ‘Safe Room’

Boris Kodjoe spoke with rolling out about making his directorial debut in a heart-palpitating Lifetime thriller “Safe Room” that stars his wife, Nicole Ari Parker. Parker plays a widowed mother (Lila Jackson) whose autistic son inadvertently records a home invasion and murder across the street. The intruders will stop at nothing to retrieve that evidence, […]

Janet Jackson unpacks life as Michael’s sister in new doc

Janet Jackson thinks she is “guilty by association” when it comes to her late brother Michael’s abuse scandals. The 55-year-old singer has opened up about her life as the sister of the late King of Pop — who died in 2009, at 50, from acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication — and admitted there is a […]

Demetria McKinney finds church and love in ‘Kirk Franklin’s A Gospel Christmas’

That Demetria McKinney commandeered a pulpit in “Kirk Franklin’s A Gospel Christmas” on the Lifetime channel enabled the multi-hyphenate entertainer to revel in the roots that defined her childhood: the church, holiday season gatherings and, of course, her music. The TV star, singer, songwriter and theater performer trades in her customary flowing tresses and provocative […]

Vanessa Williams shines in ‘Welcome to the Christmas Family Reunion’ (video)

Vanessa E. Williams loves immersing herself in Christmas-themed movies that enable her to recreate some of the magic she experienced as a child growing up in the Bronx, New York. However, before Williams’ character can sift through the presents, she has to first peel back the layers of her searing sibling rivalry with her supercharged […]

Watch the trailer to Jill Scott’s ‘Highway to Heaven’ movie

Beloved singer and actress Jill Scott has landed another juicy acting role as an angel in the upcoming “Highway to Heaven” film. Lifetime released the trailer to the reboot series that was enormously popular in the 1980s and starred the late great Michael Landon as the angel. In one scene in the current movie, Scott’s […]

Award-winning actress Danielle Brooks shares lessons in life and sisterhood

Danielle Brooks has proved her acting chops several times over but her portrayal of Mahalia Jackson in the Kenny Leon-directed Lifetime biopic “Mahalia” should establish her among the greats. After playing Sofia in The Color Purple on Broadway (earning a Tony nomination), and Taystee in Netflix’s breakaway hit, “Orange Is the New Black,” Brooks is […]

Kierra Sheard recalls the challenges of playing her mom in ‘The Clark Sisters’

Kierra Sheard, gospel artist extraordinaire, sat down with rolling out to discuss the good, bad and ugly of playing her mother in “The Clark Sisters,” Lifetime’s highest-rated film of 2020. The recently published author also talked about her intention to empower other women with her new book, Big, Bold, and Beautiful: Owning the Woman God […]

Bishop T.D. Jakes shares why he chooses to focus on positivity in his films

Heralded author, producer and filmmaker Bishop TD Jakes has provided cinematic treasures such as Women Thou Art Loosed, Not Easily Broken, Sparkle and more. As a man of the cloth, he’s always made an effort to combine spiritual teachings into his projects, like Lust: A Seven Deadly Sins Story and Envy: A Seven Deadly Sins […]

Entertainment exec Holly Carter creating change with faith-based programming

Long before the global pandemic known as COVID-19 changed the course of our lives as we knew them, Holly Carter was establishing herself as a force in the movie industry as the executive producer of the faith-based, family-friendly, biopic, The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel. Off the set, she was also making a name […]

Keri Hilson recalls the challenges of filming during a global pandemic

Keri Hilson sat down with rolling out to discuss her new movie, Don’t Waste Your Pretty, which airs on TV One, Sunday, Feb. 28. She also gave us some insight as to how difficult it is to film a project during a global pandemic. What was it about the movie that intrigued you? I like […]

Meagan Good salutes multitalented sister La’Myia ahead of movie premiere

Just days ahead of the premiere of the made for television Lifetime thriller — “Death Saved My Life” — Meagan and La’Myia Good are on opposite sides of the coast. Meagan, who is also the film’s executive producer, is in New York working on an undisclosed set for an upcoming movie, and La’Myia is ironically […]

Meagan and La’Myia Good play familiar roles in original Lifetime thriller

Meagan Good and La’Myia Good sat down with rolling out to discuss their new Lifetime movie, Death Saved My Life. Meagan, who also serves as the film’s executive producer, plays the lead alongside Chiké Okonkwo (“Being Mary Jane”), and the two real-life sisters play siblings in the made-for-TV thriller that reintroduces La’Myia to the masses. […]