Hot on the heels of BET’s The New Edition Story, people have been dying to see another TV movie about their favorite ’90s R&B group. Now it seems ’90s girl group Xscape will be next, but unfortunately the original members are not happy about it.
Turns out TV One is working on an unauthorized biopic about the group with So So Def founder Jermaine Dupri, but members – Kandi Burruss Tucker, Tameka “Tiny” Harris and sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott – have no input on the TV film.
TV One made the announcement during their Upfront’s in NYC last week. We’re told the success of the group’s “Unsung” episode – which received the highest ratings of any episode in the show’s nine seasons – had a lot to do with it.
On May 1, the ladies issued a statement about the project expressing their disappointment.
“We feel the recent announcement of an unauthorized biopic on our lives is disrespectful and disappointing,” the group said in a statement. “We are not, in any way, participating in that project and it will never ‘represent’ our true story.”
But it looks like they will be working on their own TV movie. In the same statement, they also announced that they will be working with Mona Scott-Young’s Monami Entertainment to produce their own biopic.
“We are excited to join forces with Mona Scott-Young and Monami Entertainment to bring the real Xscape story to the world. This partnership will allow us to tell our story about our lives the way we lived it. It’s our truth about the rise, the fall, and the return of Xscape.
Earlier this year, the group shocked fans with news that they were reuniting. The group had massive success with three consecutive platinum albums and six top 10 hits on the Billboard charts.
Halle Berry & Her Wig Return For L.A. Riots Drama ‘Kings’
We may know why Halle Berry had those trendils of terrors at last years Oscars ceremony … she was in character for her new flick Kings.
The trailer just dropped and Berry’s curly locks are pretty identical to the ones she infamously rocked at the 2017 Academy awards. Folks went in on the gorgeous beauty about her hair choice for the evening, but we think once people see the trailer they’ll give her a pass.
Kings tells the story of Millie (Berry), a single mother with eight children, and some of them aren’t even her own. But she takes it upon herself to give them the best home that she can, even if it brings a little craziness into her neighborhood and drives her next door neighbor Obie (Daniel Craig) a little crazy. But there’s turmoil on the horizon after the Rodney King verdict is announced and the riots begin, seemingly putting Millie and her family in danger on the streets.
Similar to last years Detroit the flick, directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven tackles racial tensions between citizens and law enforcement. Kings received mixed reviews when it premiered at September’s Toronto International Film Festival, but audiences will get to make up their own minds about the hot-button race-relations drama when it lands in theaters on April 27.
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