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10 Biopics We Would Love to See

With the cast for Vh1's upcoming TLC biopic filled and Nina Simone's biopic on the way, Hollywood is taking full advantage of telling the 360-degree story of our favorite entertainers. THe biographical films allow us to see what happens when the cameras stop rolling and what's behind closed doors. Since celebrities aren't rushing to sit on our couch and easily open up to us anytime soon, we'd jump at the chance to see their story.

Flip the page to see some of our favorite Vixens who deserve their own personal close-up.

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Michelle Obama

Vixen is #TeamObama! We admire the nation's First Couple, with a lot of extra love for Michelle Obama. We'd pay top dollar to get the full story on FLOTUS' childhood, how she met and later married Barack Obama, and how she navigates the life of being the First Lady. Our suggestion: The best person to play the POTUS would be Scandal's own Kerry Washington since she exudes leading lady attributes.

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Who wouldn't want to see a biopic done on Ms. Hill? If she allowed someone to make her life into a story, hip-hop fans would rejoice. Considering she has six kids, any one of her daughters can play a young Lauryn with ease. Nona Gaye can take the adult role and give it justice.

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She's the most talked about Vixen of our time. Far from America's sweetheart, RiRi's career has been through enough to make for an epic tale of love, drugs, and music. Why not show off her bad side on screen and give Instagram a rest?

Jada Pinkett-Smith

Before Mrs. Smith was handling her business in the movie industry, she was a confidante to one of the greatest rappers of all times, Tupac Shakur. She ventured into music, acting, producing and is now raising star-studded children. Not to mention, her and Will are an entertainment power couple.  Jada has come a long way from her A Different World days, and it's only right that we fully learn her story on the big screen.

Oprah

Seeing O's life play out on screen would probably be one of the most inspirational movies to have been done. It would be great to see Oprah's transition from a poverty-stricken teen to one of the richest women in the world. We would definitely take notes.

AaliyahAaliyah

Aaliyah may have passed before her time, but her legacy still lives on today. The songstress started trends and raised music standards while she was alive. Worth an HBO package or movie ticket at any point.

Whitney Houston

The music legend is one of the greats but her life was anything but perfect. Unfortunately, we know the how it ends, so make sure you keep a tissue box in arms reach while watching.

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"Life is But A Dream", was a great documentary but we're ready to see Beyonce's life portrayed by someone else. We want to see unreserved emotion in the Grammy-award winning singer's life as she dealt with the ups and downs of fame.

Mary J Blige

MJB has used her voice to help heal herself and others while defining hip-hop and gaining much respect through the years. We've listened to her story through her music but we're ready to see it on the big screen. Every piece of this singer's puzzle is worth a scene in her own biopic.
Ruby DeeRuby Dee

Ruby Dee was influential during the civil rights movement and remained relevant through generations.  She was one of the original bad girl in Hollywood, demanding respect as a black actress and shaping the definition of "power couple" with her 50-plus year marriage to actor Ossie Davis.  It would be beautiful to see her biopic, not only as a history lesson but as a true love story.

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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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Trina Braxton’s Ex-Husband, Gabe Solis, Dies After Battle With Cancer

Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.

 

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