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Tammi Terrell To Finally Get A Biopic, “Vampire Diaries” Star Kat Graham To Star

June 2nd, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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I had the chance to check out the Unsung episode on Tammi Terrell’s life, and to say that it was sad would be an understatement. Terrell, known for her famous duets with Marvin Gaye, only lived to be 24, dying of a brain tumor. And the years she lived in the spotlight were tumultuous ones that included abusive relationships with James Brown and David Ruffin of The Temptations. She came and went from this world so quickly that her talents weren’t fully appreciated and recognized until after she was long gone.

So that may be the reason there is a biopic coming out to tell Terrell’s story. According to Deadline, the film will follow Terrell’s career from her beginnings as a backup singer for James Brown and Patti LaBelle, to her solo career. It will also cover the success she obtained singing alongside Marvin Gaye, creating Motown favorites like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing.” The film will also touch on her brain tumor diagnosis and her death in 1970. And despite rumors in the past of Terrell being portrayed by Taraji P. Henson (such rumblings began as Get On Up was preparing for filming), the vocalist will be played by actress and singer Kat Graham. She is known for her work on the hit show The Vampire Diaries, the film of Addicted and Honey 2. Graham is beyond excited about the chance to play the legendary singer:

“I immediately connected to Tammi and her story in many ways and have felt the incredible need to tell it. Tammi Terrell defined passion and soul itself…Getting lost in the music enabled her to override life’s punishments — for when she sang, she could use the hurt to create greatness and give the world hope that maybe they could overcome their pain as well.”

Shooting and release are slated for next year. The feature film is being written by Maryam Myika Day, and will be produced by Robert Teitel, Rose Ganguzza, and Hilary Shor. Graham’s own Panthera Productions will also be behind production for the biopic.

So what do you think? Does Graham bear a resemblance to Terrell?

 

Coming To America: American Celebs Born Abroad

November 27th, 2013 - By Meghan Reid
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In case you didn’t know, some of your favorite celebrities were born outside the United States. They may have grown up here most of their lives, but many were born abroad in countries like Nigeria, Germany, England and other cities around the world. Find out who was born where in our list of celebs born abroad.

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Mila Kunis

Actress Mila Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine and moved to Los Angeles at the age of seven. Her mother was a school teacher and her father was a mechanical engineer, but left Ukraine because they didn’t see a future for Mila and her brother. There was also antisemitism in the country at the time, so the family moved. She had a difficult transition since her parents arrived in New York on a Wednesday and she was enrolled in school by Friday morning without knowing any English.

Seen On The Scene: 14 Black Celebrities Out & About This Week

December 19th, 2012 - By gtetteyfio
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We love star gazing! And we know you do too. Check out these photos of our favorite black celebrities out and about!

Prime Time To Shine: 9 Actresses Who Are Ready For Their Big Breakthrough

November 19th, 2012 - By M A
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It hasn’t been an easy road to stardom for some of these talented ladies, and while they’ve gotten their chance to shine in supporting roles and lesser-known flicks, these actresses have too much talent and too much ambition to be relegated to the background for much longer. With the roles they’ve snagged this year, these ladies are poised to be the next big thing. Here are 10 actresses who are ready to have their breakthrough.

Style To Steal Or Girl, Stop: Halle Berry, Rihanna, Soul Train Awards Fashions & More!

November 9th, 2012 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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Another week, but a lot more fashionistas with fly and forgettable fashions for you to see and pick apart. From Halle rocking velveteen in Berlin to Melanie Fiona looking retro in a lace minidress in Vegas, these ladies were very colorful and stylish this week. But whose look do you love and which do you loathe? Let’s go through and see…

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Halle Berry

The stunning 46-year-old showed up to the Berlin premiere of her movie, Cloud Atlas, looking half her age in this velveteen dress with a side split, intricate draping and two different arms (one capped, one strapless). To accessorize, Halle wore strappy gray heels with silver cuffs and bangles, a large cocktail ring, as well as drop earrings with a fish bone design. The hair was in her signature pixie and the eyes were darkened to make her look pop.

Halle does it again! This look is very alluring yet sophisticated, and with that body and that hair, she’s killing the game. Steal!

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