The Fighting Temptations movie trailer - starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Mike Epps, Beyonce, Melba Moore, Faith Evans, Wanda Williams. Directed by Jonathan Lynn. Genre: Drama
Turn It Up movie trailer - starring Ja Rule, Jason Statham, Tamala Jones, John Ralston, Vondie Curtis Hall, Pras Michel. Directed by Robert Adetuyi. Genre: Drama
Trailer for The Fighting Temptations.
Cuba Gooding, Jr. stars as Darrin Hill, a slick-talking but down-on-his-luck NYC advertising exec who returns to his hometown in Georgia to claim the inheritance his aunt left him. But before Darrin can collect the money, he must fulfill his aunt's final wish - to create a local choir and lead them on to win the annual 'Gospel Explosion' competition. Darrin soon finds out that his hometown is full of colorful characters but short on talented singers. Then he meets Lilly (Beyonce Knowles), a beautiful jazz singer with a heavenly voice. Darrin sees Lilly as the answer to his prayers...if he can convince her his intentions are good and persuade her to sing. Watch as Darrin tries to take this spiritual motley crew to victory and along the way realize that this aunt left him something much more than an inheritance.
Fashion Team hits the red carpet for the BET Awards with Vivica A. Fox, Ashante, Ray J., Brandi, The Black Eyed Peas and Ciara. We're also at the Veuve Cliquot Polo match to check out Mary J. Blige, Susan Sarandon and Gayle King. Plus, Steve Lococo at B2B Salon gives us one of the top 5 Summer Beauty Secrets.
When slick-talking New York City advertising executive Darrin Fox travels back to his small hometown in Georgia to claim the inheritance his aunt Sally left him, he finds he must fulfill her last wish before he can collect -- create a gospel choir and lead it to success. But with a town full of tin ears and a shortage of singers, Darrin is about ready to give up and head back to the city where he belongs-until he runs into Lilly. A beautiful nightclub singer with a voice that could rock the competition at the annual Gospel Explosion, Lilly is just the miracle Darrin is looking for... if he can persuade her to sing.
A New York advertising executive travels to a small Southern town to collect an inheritance but finds he must create a gospel choir and lead it to success before he can collect.
Turn It Up is an explosive contemporary drama about a gifted musician's struggle to rise above the crime-plagued urban streets and realize his dream. Diamond ("Pras" of the Fugees and Mystery Men) is unwittingly drawn into the world of drug-running by his childhood friend Gage (rapper Ja Rule, Backstage). The sudden death of Diamond's mother, and the untimely pregnancy of his girlfriend, force Diamond to make hard choices about his life and the people around him. His estranged father (Vondie Curtis Hall, Eve's Bayou, Gridlock'd, T.V.'s Chicago Hope) re-enters Diamond's life looking for reconciliation. Diamond devotes himself to his music and finds support and true inspiration in unexpected places.
Turn It Up is an explosive contemporary drama about a gifted musician's struggle to rise above the crime-plagued urban streets and realize his dream.
Syleena invites all of the Divas over to her house to make a special announcement. The ladies perform a tribute together to Chaka Khan at the Trumpet Awards.
A nationwide talent search will once again give aspiring vocalists the chance to follow their dreams and perform at the Apollo. Hosted by Tony Rock. Faith Evans performs.
The divas are invited to perform at the “Essence Music Festival” in New Orleans. Keke struggles to handle the song she is supposed to sing. In the meantime the ladies finish the first single for the Whitney Houston tribute album.
Nicci showcases her clothing line in “Full Figure Fashion Week.” Faith launches her own hair care product line. Faith has a birthday BBQ at her mother’s house where her son CJ and his grandmother, Mrs. Wallace, mother of Notorious B.I.G., join in.
Keke and Michael enter therapy to deal with her trust issues. Nicci gets invited to “Full Figure Fashion Week,” where she’ll feature her clothing line. Syleena has an emotional confrontation with her father, Syl Johnson, before a big acoustic show.
Things get worse for cash strapped Syleena when her manager quits. Things get worse when she walks out of a photo shoot. Monifah contemplates taking her relationship further and having a baby with her girlfriend Terez.
The charity album kicks into gear when some of the ladies meet with record producer Big Jim…Faith invites the ladies to join her on a trip to DC where they’ll all perform during gay pride. Monifah arranges a big surprise with drag queens.
Keke prepares to give birth. Concerned about Keke’s clingy relationship with her husband Michael, Syleena and Nicci agree to confront her. Meanwhile, Faith travels to LA to recruit her friend and singer, Kelly Price for the charity album.
Nicci plans a Mother’s Day brunch/fashion show, complete with a special surprise for Faith. Issues from Monifah’s past resurface when her daughter Akemi comes to visit.
Singer Faith Evans moves to Atlanta where she enlist the help of her friends and fellow RnB singers Nicci Gilbert, Monifah Carter, Keke Wyatt, and Syleena Johnson to put together a charity album for their fallen friend Whitney Houston.
The writer & her Oscar-winning actress-mom describe their life-changing encounter.
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