If you search Real Gossip 101's archives, you will see several blog posts related to the upcoming release of Tyler Perry's film adaptation of his successful stageplay, Meet the Browns. And this post is no exception. Due for release on March 21, 2008, Meet the Browns is described as 'a funny, moving romantic drama about the power of love and family and the possibility of second chances.' The film also features a return to the big screen by Madea, the indomitable, law-breaking, fun-loving grandma (peep Madea and Uncle Joe in the Set If Off-esque stills below!). The film stars Angela Bassett, Rick Fox, David Mann, Tamela Mann, Jenifer Lewis, Lamman Rucker (Why Did I Get Married?)(CLICK HERE to read more news on LAMMAN RUCKER ON BLACKCELEBRITYMEN.BLOGSPOT.COM!), Lance Gross (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), Margaret Avery (The Color Purple, Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins), Irma P. Hall (Soul Food) and Tyler Perry as 'Madea' and 'Uncle Joe.' To read the film's full synopsis, CLICK HERE.
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R&B star Mya fears she's following in her mother's footsteps by dating serial cheaters. The singer reveals her mother, Theresa Harrison, stayed with Mya's cheating father for 10 years after she first discovered her husband's infidelities. And Mya is still trying to step out of her mother's shadow after dating a series of worthless womanizers. She says, "My dad didn't even know about my mom's breast cancer because she didn't want sympathy from someone she wanted to get away from." Mya first learned she was attracted to dishonest men when her first true love cheated on her after taking her virginity when she was 19 - and she stayed with him. She reveals, "It was the best relationship I ever had. It went downhill after he cheated on me. I tried to stick it out, I was so attached in a way you couldn't believe. I figured every time I wasn't there he was cheating. And that's no way to live. I found myself turning into my mom."
In the meantime, check out these photos of Mya at the premiere of Cover held at Loews hotel last Saturday in Philadelphia. The singer/actress has a small role in the film, which is described as 'a taut thriller with a social conscience.' Here's a short synopsis: When someone is murdered on New Year's Eve, the prime suspect if Valerie Maas, a church-going homemaker whose life unravels when she discovers that her husband of many years has been leading a double life. Her strength of character and faith keep her going as the revelation of her husband's betrayal threatens to destroy all that they have known. The film is directed by veteran actor Bill 'You know you done fucked up, right?'Duke and also stars Aunjanue Ellis, Vivica A. Fox, Leon, Patti LaBelle, Louis Gossett, Jr. and Paula Jai Parker.
Cover opens on February 22, 2008. Check your local theaters for showtimes.
With all that's going on in Kevin Federline's life, his ex-girlfriend and mother of two of his four children, Shar Jackson says that the blossoming actor is doing "fabulous" and focusing on what's important. He's being daddy. You know, he can't worry about what's going on outside his household. That's the only way you can stay sane and stay focused. You just can't worry about the stuff that's going on outside your house. You have to just protect everybody inside your home and stay focused on that," she told PEOPLE magazine. As for how his boys with Britney Spears, Preston, 2, Jayden, 1, are doing, "They're good," she said. "I've always said he's an amazing father...it's just now people decide they want to listen. He's an awesome dude. He makes mistakes – people do that. It's part of life." Her relationship with Federline is good these days, she also says. "He's like my best friend."
In related news, the actress will go head-to-head on the record charts with her former Moesha castmate, Brandy, when both actresses release their solo albums this summer. In the meantime, Jackson, who just wrapped a horror movie The House that Jack Built, explained that she's "working ... trying to stay busy" and maintains her recent fit and glowing appearance by simply not letting things get to her. "I just decided to be happy regardless of anything. If I'm having a bad day, whatever, I'll get over it. Just be happy," she says. ...
Rapper Eminem has started work on his memoirs, which will be published later this year. Eminem: The Way I Am will feature unseen photographs of the Lose Yourself hitmaker as well as journal notes, hand-drawn art and lyric sketches as well as a narrative and introduction written by the star himself. The memoir, published by Orion Books, is set to hit shelves on October 16, 2008. And Ian Preece, of Orion, insists the memoirs will reveal the truth about the rapper. He says, "Everyone has their own take on Eminem. Because of where he is from, people think they know where he is at, what kind of person he really is. This book cuts through all that and gets to the source. It has an edge. It'll be one of the books of the year."
In other Eminem news, the rapper is denying reports claiming he is set to join the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as a pro-wrestler. The Slim Shady hitmaker - real name Marshall Mathers III - was rumored to be training for the WWE and was reportedly four months away from making his debut on the wrestling circuit. But the star's publicist has refuted the claims, telling CelebrityTruth.com, "Eminem has no interest whatsoever in becoming a wrestler. This 'source' is making stuff up." ....