Celebrity News: Oprah and 50 Cent, New Movie with Lynn Whitfield and Singer Ledisi’s New Book
Oprah’s Next Chapter Features Rapper 50 Cent and Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson
Though the OWN Network is struggling in the ratings department, Oprah Winfrey is doing one of her more popular show interviews on Oprah’s Next Chapter, with Curtis Jackson aka Rapper 50 Cent at his grandmother’s home in New York City.
The show will be aired this Sunday on the OWN Network.
Here are 5 things she learned from rapper ‘Fiddy’:
1. He meditates regularly.
2. Received his mantra from Deepak Chopra, whose book he’s currently reading.
3. He was not allowed to use curse words in his grandmother’s house and still follows that rule.
4. A recent conversation with philanthropist Ray Chambers was life changing for him.
And my favorite….
5. He believes either pray or worry…no need for both. Source
We are not sure why she needs to interview a rapper since she always claimed she’d keep her distance from them. She is obviously getting pretty desperate and going against her OWN beliefs by being in the company of hip hop artists; she so seemingly despised in the past.
Also, Ms. Oprah is interviewing the late Michael Jackson’s alleged daughter Paris Jackson for its Sunday airing. See video below of a snippet of the interviews.
New Family Friendly film Somebody’s Child with Lynn Whitfield and Michael Jai White
Production began this week in Wilmington, NC on GMC’s World Premiere Original feature film Somebody’s Child starring actress Lynn Whitfield, Michael Jai White, Nadine Ellis, Clifton Powell and Byron Minns.
Directed by Gary Wheeler. Producers are Eric Tomosunas, David Eubanks, and Keith Neal. Casting by Vanessa Neimeyer. Director of Photography is Rob Givens. Screenplay by Siddeeqah Powell.
The storyline goes like this:
A divine twist of fate causes Constance Rivers (Lynn Whitfield) and her son Douglas (Michael Jai White) to open their hearts to an ex-convict, Benjamin Sparks (Byron Minns). While on the brink of losing her battle with kidney failure, Constance’s near death confession instantly collides her past with her present. Douglas and Benjamin learn they are fraternal twin brothers who were separated at birth 37 years ago. On the verge of losing their mother, the two must work to develop a bond of brotherhood that will last a lifetime and give their mother peace. Source
A local casting agent, Vanessa Neimeyer, is hiring extras for filming, according to the release.
For information about extras casting, which will likely be unpaid positions, visit the agent’s Facebook page.
Sounds like an interesting movie and decent too.
Singer Ledisi Writes First Book: Better Than Alright: Finding Peace, Love & Power
Singer Ledisi has penned a new book, ESSENCE Presents Ledisi Better Than Alright: Finding Peace, Love & Power. Her new book is an innovative collaboration with Essence magazine. It is a collection of Ledisi’s personal photos, quotes, lyrics and richly detailed stories. Beginning with her performance at Essence’s first Black Women in Hollywood luncheon in 2008, Ledisi charts her journey to acceptance of her beauty, talent and power, showing how she endured and ultimately triumphed in the music business, on her own terms. Source