Rappers Pras and Ja Rule star as Diamond and Gage, childhood street pals hit the crisis point when Diamond wants to go straight and hot-headed Gage aspires to become the baddest gangsta on the block.
The Fighting Temptations -- 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.
The Fighting Temptations -- pre, this fall
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.
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 writer & her Oscar-winning actress-mom describe their life-changing encounter.
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