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Lifetime Is Making A Movie About The Flint Water Crisis Because Of Course They Are

The film is inspired by TIME's magazine's February cover story, "The Toxic Tap." 

The folks over at Lifetime have taken a break from butchering celebrity biopics to try its luck at telling the story of the biggest man-made disasters to happen in American history.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are working on the made-for-TV film called Flint. Inspired by the Flint Water Crisis and TIME's February story, "The Toxic Tap" by Josh Sanburn,  the duo plans to tell the story of the mismanagement of the city which lead to over 100,000 residents using contaminated water from April 2014 to late 2015.

Zadan and Meron, who were recently celebrated for their work on The Wiz Live! and The Sound of Music, are also known at the network for the Steel Magnolias remake featuring Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott and Adepero Oduye.

Sanburn will serve as a consultant on the film with Zadan and Meron executively producing. Indie film writer-director Barbara Stepansky will write the teleplay.

Deadline adds Flint will be told along the same lines as Erin Brokovich. The film which earned Julia Roberts an Oscar, tells the story behind groundwater contamination in California that was brought to light by environmentalist and activist Erin Brockovich.

Flint's water problems are also getting the documentary treatment by director Anthony Baxter. In the months since bottled water, kits and other tools were sent to the city, Gov. Rick Snyder has continuously denied any wrongdoing in the crisis while residents still call for him and many other lawmakers in the scandal to resign.

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Get Ready: A Three 6 Mafia Reunion Tour Is On The Way

Three 6 Mafia is on their way to a stage near you. According to an Instagram post from Juicy J, the popular hip-hop collective will be performing at a series of very special reunion shows.

Per the flyer, one of the shows will be held on Oct. 12 at the Landers Center in Mississippi. The show will also star DJ Paul, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DMX and all original Hypnotize Minds & HCP Members (Gangsta Boo, Crunchy Black, Project Pat, Lil Wyte and La. Chat).

“I know this is what the fans have been asking for, so we're ready to bring them the classics, along with our new music in the best possible way,” said DJ Paul in a statement. “To quote LL, don't call it a comeback, we have officially been here for years, and we've got a lot to show for it. Just wait to see what comes next.”

The Oscar-winning group went on a hiatus back in 2012. Many of the group’s members have released solo projects, and two of the group’s founding members have since passed on (Koopsta Knicca and Lord Infamous).

Tickets to the event will be on sale this Friday (Aug. 23). Take a look at the flyer below.

DATES 09-07 Atlanta, GA - One Musicfest 10-11 Newark, NJ - Loud Records 25th Anniversary (Prudential Center) 10-12 Southaven, MS - Landers Center

 

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THREE 6 MAFIA REUNION TOUR! Tickets on sale next Friday August 23rd @landerscenter

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Actress Who Made 'For Your Consideration' Billboard For Tyler Perry Is Cast In His Show

While Tyler Perry wasn’t all that jazzed about the fact that an actress purchased a billboard begging him to cast her in one of his shows, the stunt appeared to have worked.

According to TMZ, Racquel Bailey reportedly landed a role on Perry’s new television project, a BET show titled Sistas. The site reads that Bailey will be in the Season One finale, and will possibly be in Season Two.

“…Bailey plays a police officer who had a past relationship with one of the lead characters. Perry was on set directing the episode in which Bailey will appear,” the site continues. Bailey also reportedly received a few calls outside of Mr. Perry, leading to about 20 auditions and two roles (not including Sistas).

“This is not the way to get my attention if you’re looking for a role in one of my shows,” wrote Perry on Instagram back in June accompanying a photo of Bailey’s billboard. “This is the third time that someone has done this. PLEASE STOP! To audition is FREE!! I’m sure you can use that money for a better purpose. I love that you want to work with me, and I love that you invest in yourself. But when you do things like this it puts my team on high alert and makes me look at you sideways. I know the message that you want to send is a positive one, but this comes across as the opposite.”

 

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Auhhh.... soooooo...... here’s the deal. This is not the way to get my attention if you’re looking for a role in one of my shows. Please DON’T DO THIS, SAVE YOUR MONEY!! This is the third time that someone has done this. PLEASE STOP! To audition is FREE!! I’m sure you can use that money for a better purpose. I love that you want to work with me, and I love that you invest in yourself. But when you do things like this it puts my team on high alert and makes me look at you sideways. I know the message that you want to send is a positive one, but this comes across as the opposite. Again, the best way to work for me is to AUDITION and it’s FREE! We post breakdowns all the time for actors. JUST COME AND AUDITION. And by the way, you were great in THE NIGHT OF! It was my favorite show a couple years ago. I ALREADY SAW YOU!! So just audition and keep your money!! Again, I appreciate your effort, but that’s not the way to work for me. God bless you dreamer. I have no doubt you will make it one day!!

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Young Thug Addresses YFN Lucci's Comments After 'So Much Fun' Release

After a highly-anticipated release of Young Thug's latest album So Much Fun, YFN Lucci made it very clear that he was not feeling it at all. Thanks to DJ Akademiks who reposted Lucci's Instagram story on Saturday (Aug. 17), the "All Night Long" artist referred to Thugger's latest project as a "Cap A** Album." Lucci also mentions the 2016 arrest of Young Thug that took place in Atlanta.

It was soon after that "The London" artist caught wind of Lucci's remarks and re-intensified his threats toward him on Instagram. "If I ain't like what u do for your mother and kids I WOULD'VE BEEN KILLED U," he said.

 

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What #yfnlucci talking bout y’all?? 😳

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Oop!! #YoungThug coming through with a message 👀 #YFNLucci

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Complex reports that the two artists' beef dates back to 2017 after an exchange of words on Twitter when Thug referred to himself as the new Tupac. Lucci quickly responded saying "Pac would've never wore a dress." A series of tweets from Thugger immediately fired back warning Lucci that "doin [too] much could become a deep sleep."

So Much Fun released on Friday (Aug. 16) with features from Future, Gunna, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, J. Cole, and more.

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