Congratulations are in order! Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have finally announced – they are expecting their first child.
People magazine first broke the news on Monday morning. The fashion and beauty icon debuted her baby bump during a photoshoot out in New York City over the weekend. See the pictures below.
Remakes Of These Whitney Houston Movies Are Currently In The Works
Whitney Houston’s legacy continues to inspire millions around the globe many years after her sudden passing. The work of the legendary singer/songwriter did not just make a tremendous impact on the music industry; Houston also significantly contributed to some award-winning films that we still cherish and love today. So much so that creators strive to bring some of that greatness back to our screens. From The Bodyguard to The Preacher’s Wife, these are Whitney Houston’s iconic movies that are getting the remake treatment.
Warner Bros. has enlisted playwright Matthew López (The Inheritance) to write the script for the remake of the iconic Whitney Houston film The Bodyguard.
As reported by Variety, the reimagining of the drama will be inspired by the 1992 classic, which starred Houston and Kevin Costner. The original film grossed over $400 million at the worldwide box office. In addition, it has the bestselling movie soundtrack that features several award-winning songs.
WAITING TO EXHALE
ABC har ordered a TV reboot of the iconic 1995 film with Lee Daniels (Empire) producing. According to Deadline, it will be inspired by the original movie and introduce a new group of four friends – the daughters of the original characters. The TV adaptation will be written by Atticka Locke (When They See Us) and Tembi Locke (Never Have I Ever). Anthony Hemingway (Genius: Aretha) will direct.
The original film’s cast featured Houston as Savannah, Angela Bassett as Bernadine, Lela Rochone as Robin, and Loretta Devine as Robin. Directed by Forest Whitaker, the film was a box office hit.
THE PREACHER’S WIFE
A present-day reimagining of The Preacher’s Wife is in the works with Anthony Hemingway (Genius, American Crime Story) directing. Angela Basset and Courtney B. Vance (who starred in the original movie) will develop the remake under their production company.
Penny Marshall’s 1996 classic starring Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, and Vance, was itself a remake of The Bishop’s Wife, which premiered in 1947 and is based on the novel of the same name by Robert Nathan.
I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY
Although this title is not quite a movie reboot, I Wanna Dance With Somebody is another biopic centered around Houston’s career and music.
Directed by Kasi Lemmons (Harriet), the musical feature will star Naomi Ackie (Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker) as Whitney Houston and Ashton Sanders (Moonlight) as Bobby Brown.
The biopic will release the film in theaters on December 23, 2022.
Meghan Markle Acting Roles You May Not Know About
Before marrying into the British royal family, Meghan Markle starred as Rachel Zane, one of the leads in USA Network’s hit series Suits, arguably her biggest TV role to date. Not many, however, are very familiar with the actress-turned-Duchess acting portfolio. So here are 12 television and film appearances by Markle you may have missed.
General Hospital (2002)
Markle’s IMDb lists one episode of General Hospital, in which she played a nurse named Jill.
A Lot Like Love (2005)
In 2005, Markle starred as the ‘hot girl’ (per IMDb) in the romantic comedy A Lot Like Love starring Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet. She played a passenger on the plane where the two lead characters first encounter each other.
Meghan played a minor role in the pilot of CW’s reboot of 90210. She played a high school student named Wendy.
CSI: NY (2008)
In 2008, Markle starred in season 3 of CSI: NY, where she played Veronica Perez, a former maid. The police questioned her about the murder of her former employee, a wealthy bachelor.
Knight Rider (2009)
Markle guest-starred in the 2009 remake of Knight Rider. She played a cage fighting army girl.
The League (2009)
The League was the next series in which Markle appeared. The can be seen in the show’s second episode playing a woman in a bar.
Remember Me (2010)
The following year, Meghan played a bartender named Megan in Remember Me, a drama starring Robert Pattinson.
Horrible Bosses (2011)
Meghan played the FedEx girl named Jamie in Horrible Bosses.
Dysfunctional Friends (2012)
Markle was cast for a small part in the dramedy Dysfunctional Friends. She played a photographer named Terry, hired to shoot an underwear campaign.
After joining the Suits cast as a series regular, Markle continues to star in other projects, including this British film about a successful street artist who is forced to jeopardize his future to help his criminal brother when gang rivalry escalates. Meghan starred as one of the lead characters, Kirsten. The film has a 25% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Dater’s Handbook (2016)
In 2016 Meghan played a lead character in a romantic comedy titled Dater’s Handbook. Cass (Markle), a successful businesswoman who appears unsuccessful in her personal life, decides to try The Daters Handbook at her sister’s encouragement and dates several guys to test the process. The movie originally aired on the Hallmark Channel.
Now the mother of two, Meghan Markle, appears to be doing better than ever career-wise. With a new children’s book in the works, her voiceover deal with Disney, and a multi-year deal with Netflix, we look forward to seeing more work from her.
Mary J Blige’s Most Memorable roles: From Guest Appearances to an Oscar Nomination
Mary J Blige has been a music icon for many years now. With 13 studio albums and many awards, she has made her name known across the globe. Today, however, her portfolio includes not only music-related accolades. The R&B queen is making significant strides in the television and film industry. One of the biggest of them was her 2018 Oscar nomination for supporting actress for her role in Netflix’s Mudbound. And this is just the beginning!
Here are Blige’s most memorable television and movie roles thus far.
I Can Do All Bad By Myself (2009)
Tyler Perry gave Blige her first feature film role. She played an inspiring singing bartender at the nightclub. Before this, the singer/songwriter only had cameos on television. I Can Do All Bad By Myself also starred Taraji P. Henson.