Angela Bassett & Mary J. Blige: ‘Betty & Coretta’ Premiere

betty Angela Bassett & Mary J. Blige: Betty & Coretta Premiere

Angela Bassett and Mary J. Blige kept it chic while arriving at the red carpet release for their Lifetime Television original film ‘Betty & Coretta’ at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City on Monday night (January 28). The movies centers around the relationship between Dr. Betty Shabazz (Blige) and  Coretta Scott King (Bassett).

“We’ve seen, a number of times, the story of their husbands — and rightly so,” Bassett noted in a recent interview. “They were tremendous influences on our culture and our times and moving America forward. But the women — and people usually say ‘behind these men,’ but I say ‘married to these men,’ because I think they were equally as significant in their own right — very strong. Very forceful. They had their own opinions. It was a different time when they were married, in terms of a woman’s perceived place, but they were towers of thought and activism — and we get to see that.”

Malik Yoba portrays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, while Lindsay Owen Pierre takes on the role of Malcolm X in the film. Ruby Dee appears on screen as a “historical witness” to narrate the story as someone familiar with the events in the lives of both women.

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A Good Looking Pair: Meagan Good And DeVon Franklin

megan devon A Good Looking Pair: Meagan Good And DeVon Franklin

Meagan Good and her husband-to-be DeVon Franklin shared a silly moment during the 35th Anniversary Celebration for Bishop T.D. Jakes in Dallas, Texas on Friday (June 8).

The actress was introduced to the Sony executive who also exalts the name of Trap Jesus as a 7th Day Adventist preacher on the set of the T.D. Jakes and Tracey Edmonds’ produced movie ‘Jumping the Broom.’

Also spotted at the Tyler Perry and Soledan O’Brien hosted event: Jordin Sparks, Gayle King, Angela Bassett and Shirley Caesar.

Though she is remaining mum on the date of the ceremony, Meagan is currently in the process of planning her dream wedding.  “We found the venue, which I’m really excited about, and it’s going to be in Malibu,” she told Life & Style magazine recently while sharing plans for her and Franklin’s wedding. “I know I want to go for a bayou-themed kind of Spanish mosque, a very enchanted-y ‘Twilight’ feel.”

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