In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country.  When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation.  Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., “Straight Outta Compton” tells […]

The internet may have thrown a hissy fit when it was announced that 17-year-old Disney star Zendaya Coleman would star as Aaliyah in the R&B princess’ biopic being made by Lifetime. However, her family is fighting mad. The family of the late singer/actress says they are going to stop production on the Lifetime movie at […]

It looks like singer-actress Zendaya Coleman will be playing the role of late singer Aaliyah in upcoming Lifetime biopic. The official announcement will come out later this week, but in an exclusive to Necole Bitchie, this is official as it gets. Filming starts in a few weeks, and the movie is set to premiere in September. […]

Our family over at Dish Nation brought this point up and we have to wonder…are they on to something here? Take a look at the video below to see what we mean!     Now…we know they were being silly but we don’t know…Katt might just be able to pull that off! It wouldn’t be […]

It’s been a week since we told you that Angela Bassett would be directing a film about the life of pop legend Whitney Houston for Lifetime which is scheduled to air sometime in 2015. Not long after the announcement, the Houston family slammed the film and said they didn’t support it. Although she’s estranged from […]

Actress Angela Bassett is moving her career in another direction. The “Betty & Coretta” star has been chosen to direct a film based on the life of the late pop legend Whitney Houston. The Lifetime film will serve as Bassett’s first foray into film directing. Currently the working title is “Whitney Houston” and will focus […]

When it was announced a film was going to be made about the life and times of legend James Brown, music fans said, “Finally!” Now that the film is done, the trailers are helping build buzz and anticipation for “Get On Up.” Starring Chadwick Boseman of “42” fame as James Brown, the film chronicles Brown’s […]

The biopic about the life of the Godfather of Soul is finally going to hit theaters this year. To drum up even more excitement and anticipation, the first official trailer has been released and is star-studded. The film follows the turbulent life and career of James Brown. We get to see Brown go from a […]

The life and death of legendary rapper Tupac is a story that has been trying to make it to the big screen since his murder in 1996. The biopic has been very touch and go with getting greenlit, but it has regained some steam since popular director John Singleton is back on board with directing the […]

Ava DuVernay’s upcoming “Selma” just got some major star wattage.  Oprah Winfrey has signed on as a producer alongside Brad Pitt and Christian Colson. READ: Ava DuVernay on Directing “Scandal” And The Univerality of Black Film [EXCLUSIVE] “Selma” originally had Lee Daniels (“The Butler”)  aboard to direct, but Daniels stepped away from the project and […]

Antoine Fuqua is having a very good year.  After surprising movie insiders with the box office success of “Olympus Has Fallen” earlier this year (it grossed $161 million domestically), Disney has tapped the “Training Day” director to helm their Jesse Owens biopic. READ:  “Training Day” Director Says Lil Wayne Should Go Into Acting [EXCLUSIVE] The […]