EXCLUSIVE:Tubi has greenlit the original thriller The Stepmother 2 from Marques Houston and Chris Stokes, a sequel to The Stepmother, with Erica Mena portraying Elizabeth Carter/Diana Valdez. The project is slated to premiere in December.
The Stepmother 2 picks up after Elizabeth, a woman with dissociative identity disorder, cheats death in a showdown with the Linbrook family, as she breaks free from the hospital with a new mission— find a new family and live happily ever after. Yet, as much as she longs for normalcy, she can’t escape her tormented past and will fight to protect her fairy tale at all costs.
Takeoff, the third member of Migos alongside the rappers Quavo and Offset, has died. The 28-year-old rapper, real name Kirshnik Khari Ball, was fatally shot at a bowling alley in Houston where he and Quavo were playing dice around 2.30am; Takeoff was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other people on the premises were shot and taken to hospital while Quavo was unharmed. TMZ first reported the news, which was later confirmed by a local Houston outlet, this morning.
On Twitter, friends and admirers paid tribute to the late rapper. “I remember Takeoff being a very down to earth, cool dude,” wrote boxer Chris Eubank Jr. “Can’t believe I’m having to say this again about another young black star being killed for no reason, something really has to change in the industry.”
Marques Houston has returned with a new single titled “Coming Back.” It was produced by Eif Keyz and co-written by Houston and Dave Young.
Over fluttering strings that are paired with airy oohs and aahs, Houston sings about a love that is irresistible. No matter what issues may arise, he knows that his heart is safe with his significant other.
“The inspiration behind the song is that no matter what me and my wife are going through, I always come back to her,” Houston exclusively tells Rated R&B. “When I feel like the world is closing in on me from all the pressures of success or expectations, I find myself coming back to her as my safe zone.”
Kevin Hart announced Wednesday that his father, Henry Witherspoon, passed away in a touching tribute to him.
Via Instagram, the actor/comedian posted a series of photos of himself with his late dad, thanking him for “everything” he’s done with him.
“RIP to one of the realest & rawest to ever do it…Love you dad,” Hart captioned the post. “Gone but never forgotten….Give mom a hug for me….y’all did good man. Thank you for everything….I’m a better father because of you 😢💪🏾🙏🏾 We will all make you proud….”
Coolio, the Grammy-winning rapper, producer and actor best known for his 1995 hit “Gangsta’s Paradise,” has died. He was 59.
The rapper’s longtime manager Jarel Posey confirmed the news to Variety, saying that Coolio died around 5 p.m. PT on Wednesday afternoon. According to TMZ, Coolio was found at a friend’s house.
“We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and client, Coolio, who passed away this afternoon. He touched the world with the gift of his talent and will be missed profoundly,” Sheila Finegan, his manager at Trinity Artists International, said in a statement to Variety. “Thank you to everyone worldwide who has listened to his music and to everyone who has been reaching out regarding his passing. Please have Coolio’s loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.”
Father, thank You that when the challenges in my way look bigger, stronger, and more powerful than I can handle, I can run toward them, knowing You are breathing on my life and making me more than enough. I believe You being for me is more than anything that comes against me. Love you Heavenly Father. @chrisstokes1969#Chrisstokes@chrisstokes1969
Serena and Venus Williams will once again make history on Thursday (September 1).
The sisters are slated to square off against Czech duo Lucie Hradecka and Linda Noskova this evening in the first opening-round doubles match held at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The sisters have won 14 doubles titles together. If they win tonight, they will make history as the second-most wins for women’s doubles championships in the Open Era. Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver currently hold the record with 20 wins.