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Jill Scott, Dan Aykroyd Join Cast of Upcoming James Brown Biopic



Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd are the latest celebrities to join the cast of the upcoming James Brown biopic, Get on Up.

Scott will play one  James Brown’s wives, but it is unknown at this time which one she will take on. The late legendary singer was married three times —Velma Warren in 1953, Deidre Jenkins in 1970, Adrienne Lois Rodriguez in 1984.

Get On Up will cover about 30-years of  Brown’s life; from his early life, to his rise to fame, domestic violence  to his peak years in the 1970s, to his struggles with addiction, and and his financial and domestic violence issues.

Aykroyd is set to play the president of Universal Attractions, which is the same agency that represented Jame Brown for over 40 years.

Viola Davis  will play Brown’s mother, Susie and Octavia Spencer will play his aunt, Anne Tunney.
Brian Grazer will be producing the film alongside Mick Jagger, for Universal Pictures.

Producers and directors have decided to shoot the film in Mississippi, including filming at the Mississippi Coliseum on the state fairgrounds, where Brown performed a concert in February 1969.

Production on the film begins sometime this fall, with the movie opening in theaters on Friday, October 17, 2014.



Mary Mary Covers June Issue of EBONY Magazine

Jill Scott Poses with Son for EBONY Cover [May]

Jill Scott covers May issue of ESSENCE

Singer/Actress  Jill Scott is on the May 2010 issue of ESSENCE Magazine.  Scott discusses her music  career, her new movie and motherhood. Jill Scott really is an underrated artist, but it seems as though she’s finally getting some shine.

Here’s a snippet of what Scott had to say in the interview:

“…Ever since I had my son, I feel like there’s a stitch of lava in my spine. I feel like I can do anything.”

“I felt completely overwhelmed by being a mom. I always wanted it, but when I actually got it, it was so much more than I had anticipated…”

“I’ve always liked and appreciated myself, but now it’s deeper and stronger and I like it.”

Pictures from the screening of “Why Did I Get Married Too?”

The cast of Why Did I Get Married Too? gathered at an exclusive screening for the movie at the School of Visual Arts Theater on March 22, in New York.  Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Sharon Leal, Julissa Bermudez , Tyler Perry,Nicole Austin, and Quinton Aaron were some of the many celebs who graced the event.

Rebbie and Janet Jackson

Photos by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too (Theatrical Trailer)

I never saw the first one, but here is the trailer for the second installment of Why Did I Get Married. This time around, it’s called Why Did I Get Married Too. Not a Tyler Perry fan, but for those of you who are, enjoy!

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