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TLC Is Getting A TV Movie On VH1!

VH1 is taking a little detour from their usual reality show and "wives" style programming.  The network is kicking off a series of scripted made-for-tv music bio-pics.  And first up is TLC!

 

Deets inside...

 

The first film in the series of music based bio-pics for VH1 will be about the evolution of the influential girl group TLC.  It will be penned by screenwriter Kate Lanier (Set It Off, What's Love Got To Do With It, Beauty Shop).

Surviving members of the group, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Chilli, have both signed on to consult and produce the film.  Hopefully T-Boz made sure she got a hefty paycheck seeing that she's got some things to take care of.  And both ladies seem excited about the project and reviving the legacy of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.

“The reality of this brings me to tears because I am seeing one of my dreams come to life. I always felt our story had to be told. What makes it even more amazing is having Kate Lanier on board. I remember watching ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ with Lisa, and I knew then whoever wrote that story had to write ours. I will forever be thankful to Jeff Olde for believing in our story and going the extra mile to make it happen,” said Chilli in the press release.

And T-Boz stated: “I’m just overjoyed. I appreciate Jeff Olde and everyone on staff at VH1 that took interest in us, thank you. Kate Lanier is amazing. I’m honored to work with her I love her art. Well here we go on another TLC ride and I can’t wait. Like Biggie said ‘Now if ya don’t know, now ya knowwwww."

Here's some background on the upcoming film:

The gifted trio TLC, which was comprised of Chilli, Watkins and the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, achieved instant commercial success with their first album, Ooooooohhh… On The TLC Tip in 1991 which sold over 6 million copies worldwide and spawned numerous Top Ten singles. But it was the release of their second album; CrazySexyCool in 1994 that elevated them to superstar status, that album sold over 22 million albums worldwide to date and propelled TLC to become the most successful female group in history. They went on to record Fanmail selling over 10 million albums and 8 Grammy nominations before Lopes’ untimely death in 2002.

Unfortunately, fame and success are often shadowed by pain and heartache and TLC certainly experienced their share. Tionne suffered from sickle-cell disease, Lisa accidently burned down her then-boyfriend and football star Andre Rison’s home in a moment of heated passion. The trio also suffered a very humiliating and public bankruptcy suit at the very height of their career success. This prompted them to hold a press conference about the ins and outs of accounting in the record industry to let the public know how this could happen to multiplatinum, Grammy-winning superstars when everyone assumed they must be extremely wealthy.
In the midst of what the ladies were experiencing as individuals, a public dispute between Lisa and her group-mates Tionne and Rozonda arose when she felt she had been all but cut out of their third album, FanMail. Fortunately, the ladies had patched things up and were working on their fourth album, 3D, when tragedy struck and Lisa was killed in a car accident while on a spiritual retreat down in Honduras. In a tribute to Lisa, TLC gave one final concert in June of 2003 at the Zootopia concert in New York’s Giants Stadium where Tionne and Chilli performed on stage to 60,000 fans in front of a video screen playing videos of Lisa performing the same songs right along with them.

 

We're so ready for this.  And VH1 BETTER not f*** it up.

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They should put this in

They should put this in theaters worldwide!
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They should put this in

They should put this in theaters worldwide!
Anonymous's picture

They should put this in

They should put this in theaters worldwide!
Anonymous's picture

They should check out

They should check out Christian rapper Blaze to play Lisa. She not only looks like her and have her spirit and energy but she also sounds so much like her. www.Blazemusic5.com
JAM's picture

I'm excited for the renowned

I'm excited for the renowned super group TLC in landing a movie about their life, success and all that they have accomplished in the music industry! It has been 10 years since the tragic death of Lisa Left Eye Lopes, and the group is still striving to keep her legacy alive. I think it is wonderful that TLC is able to hit Big Screen to show the viewers they were more than a super group with fame and talent, but they were also thought of each other as sisters. I am glad I had an opportunity to meet Lisa’s family and to this day, I am in contact with them. The Lopes family is the most caring, loving and down to earth kind of people, who always put Lisa’s fans 1st. This makes me proud to be a constant fan of Lisa’s because her family knows how much she loved her fans. Lisa was the type of person who put others before herself and who had a big heart. Lisa was the creative one, she designed all of TLC outfits, stage and came up with the group album titles, and she was very active in doing TLC project. The music industry really lost a legend at her best.
Dez Pettiford's picture

keri hilson should play t-boz

keri hilson should play t-boz
Anonymous's picture

THAT is a movie I would die

THAT is a movie I would die to audition for (TBoz or Lisa's role). VH1 clearly is fascinated w TLC (Chilli show, 2 behind the musics, Last day of left eye documentary). I just hope it doesnt end up like every other cheap tv movie (FANTASIA)
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Can't wait! when is the date

Can't wait! when is the date set for the film/ movie?
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I think Kyla would be better

I think Kyla would be better cast as Chilli. Monique Coleman as Left Eye-she looks most like her out of every one I heard mentioned. And either Meagan Good, or Lauren London, who has already portrayed T-Boz before.
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I think Kyla would be better

I think Kyla would be better cast as Chilli. Monique Coleman as Left Eye-she looks most like her out of every one I heard mentioned. And either Meagan Good, or Lauren London, who has already portrayed T-Boz before.
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why is this going to TV? It

why is this going to TV? It should be in theaters. Kyla Pratt = left eye Lauren London or that girl who played Faith in Notorious = T Boz tatiana ali or keisha knight pullman if they were 10 yrs younger to play Chilli
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I can mos def see Kyla Pratt

I can mos def see Kyla Pratt as Lisa
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the cast part 1:

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T-Boz=Lauryn

T-Boz=Lauryn London Chilli=Keysha Knight Pulliam Left eye=Vianca Mercedes she is a great actress that can play this role. google her! T-Boz-
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T-Boz= Keri Hilson Chilli=

T-Boz= Keri Hilson Chilli= Tatyana Ali Left-Eye= Kyla Pratt
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my BIGGEST concern

my BIGGEST concern is......who will be playing in these roles??? how could they possibly cram in the TLC legacy in.....max 2 hours probably??? hopefully it turns out well.
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Actually this should have

Actually this should have been a movie made for the big screen. I think they have a great story to tell and many people--black, white, and others--would flock to the theaters to see it.
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I do have an audition for

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Ummm... Chilli = pretty &

Ummm... Chilli = pretty & talks like a lady. Teyana Taylor = ugly and sounds like a man. FAIL on whoever suggested that lol NEXT
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I could see maybe Teyanna

I could see maybe Teyanna Taylor playing Chilli
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I could see maybe Teyanna

I could see maybe Teyanna Taylor playing Chilli
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TBOZ and Chilli is mosting

TBOZ and Chilli is mosting defintley getting into this making the movie they are not going to let them fuck this up.
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1. This better be done right

1. This better be done right 2. actresses need to be fresh faces cuz aint no one known I can think of who would be a believable match to portray these girls
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I for 1 am a big a** tlc fan

I for 1 am a big a** tlc fan so i cant wait for this ish....I just hope they get the story line right and get good actresses and they have to be pretty because all 3 of them was pretty! tlc is the biggest and best girl group i still listen to there music today ..im kind of a closet fan because im a guy but i still know whats up i know all the hits lol
Anonymous's picture

I wish I knew who was casting

I wish I knew who was casting for this movie, my friend looks EXACTLY like T-Boz! I always said if they ever made a movie she needs to be in it. But can't wait to see this!
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Nuh uh ya'll remember that

Nuh uh ya'll remember that movie by VH1, Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story, they had Flex Alexander play Michael. They don't know what they doing! I hope its not like that cause it was wiggedy whack!
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If she can lose the weight,

If she can lose the weight, Tatiana Ali as chile, I concur about Kyla Pratt as Left Eye, and the only person who comes to mind as TBoz is Paula Patton..but knowing VH1, they will probably get fresh new faces to play the main characters.
Anonymous's picture

Wendy Raquel Robinson as

Wendy Raquel Robinson as TBoz..hollywood can make her look younger
Anonymous's picture

This comment here "Hopefully

This comment here "Hopefully T-Boz made sure she got a hefty paycheck seeing that she's got some things to take care of", is SOOOOO unnecessary!! Really, Natasha??? Can't you refrain from your snark just once? Totally inappropriate for this story. I hope this biography does them justice. They deserve it.
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This is going to make me cry.. I just know it... I can't wait to see it..
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IT'S ABOUT

IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TLC YOU ARE THE BEST FEMALE GROUP OF ALL TIMES AND I LOVE U GUYS SO MUCH AND RIP LEFTEYE AND THAT IS OOOOOOHHHHH ON THE TLC TIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Good for them!! I hope it

Good for them!! I hope it turns out really well...and I need to play tboz cause i finally got these abs ON POINT like she had them back in the day
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CHA CHING!

CHA CHING!
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I'm happy for tboz and

I'm happy for tboz and chilly, u girls deserve it and so much more. Tboz u r the bomb.com get that money and know anything that man add to ur life is extra(Mack 10 I mean Mack Zero) tboz u will end up on top. Receive your blessing and u r truly blessed.
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Love those girls my Fav

Love those girls my Fav group..Can't wait I hope they don't FLACK UP too..lol
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Love those girls my Fav

Love those girls my Fav group..Can't wait I hope they don't FLACK UP too..lol
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Love those girls my Fav

Love those girls my Fav group..Can't wait I hope they don't FLACK UP too..lol
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This sounds like it can be

This sounds like it can be really good if VH1 and the writers are true to the real story and not some fluff and BS.
Anonymous's picture

Great news on the movie; bad

Great news on the movie; bad news on where it's coming from, considering the constant parade of buffoonery on VH1.
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