Wronged Mother: No Shrinking ‘Violet’
How would you feel if you were falsely accused of distributing narcotics in a school zone? Especially if you were the doting mother of four cute kids who had never racked up anything more serious than a single, youthful shoplifting charge and a few hundred dollars’ worth of parking tickets? You’d feel outraged. Violated. That’s how you’ll feel watching “American Violet,” a harrowing drama about a real case in Texas that inspired an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against the racist, small-town district attorney (played by Michael O’Keefe). A man who, up until just a few years ago, routinely brought such charges against the blacks in his community, based on the then-permissible practice of taking testimony from a single — and often highly unreliable — witness. (Continue Reading…)
Fantasia Lands ‘Truthful’ VH1 Reality Series
She sang “Truth Is” on the post American Idol debut “Free Yourself” — Now R&B singer/actress Fantasia Barrino is set to get real via a soon to be titled VH1 reality series! Barrino, fast at work on the follow up to 2006’s Fantasia and a return to the stage as Celie in “The Color Purple,” inked a deal with VH1 this week that will showcase her life as a single mother and recording artist. “Fantasia has one of the most fascinating stories in show business, from her tough upbringing to her meteoric rise on the national scene thanks to ‘American Idol. Her challenges from fame and her unwillingness to fail have combined to create a larger-than-life talent who appeals to music lovers around the world,” Jeff Olde, executive vp original programming at VH1 shared with Hollywood Reporter. (Continue Reading…)
Brandy Set for Television Return on ABC
R&B singer and former Moesha star Brandy has jumped on board ABC’s forthcoming series “This Little Piggy” ! Centered around a family man who’s forced to take in his younger brother and sister when times get tough, “This Little Piggy” will feature Brandy as the “high maintenance wife” of the younger brother played by Jeff Davis. Planned for pilot presentation during the 2009-2010 season, “This Little Piggy” comes from writers Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley (Mad TV). “Piggy” marks Brandy’s first scripted television role since an appearance on the UPN show “One On One”. Brandy made her television debut on the 1993-1994 series “Thea” as Danesha Turrell. (Continue Reading…)
ephemeral \ih-FEM-er-ul\, adjective:
1. Beginning and ending in a day; existing only, or no longer than, a day; as, an ephemeral flower.
2. Short-lived; existing or continuing for a short time only.
Success is very ephemeral. You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax. — Eva Green