FIRST LOOK: Mary J. Blige & Angela Bassett In “Betty & Coretta” + Solange ANNOUNCES "TRUE" Tour Dates
Lifetime has released a first look at R&B singer Mary J. Blige and actress Angela Bassett in their roles for "Betty & Correta." See the pic inside and find out where Solange Knowles is headed for her "True" tour......
Music legend Mary J. Blige, who turns 42 today, is set to star in the Lifetime original move Betty & Correta alongside award-winning actress Angela Bassett. Premiering Saturday, February 2 at 8/7c, the film will tell the dual real-life stories of Coretta Scott King (played by Angela) and Dr. Betty Shabazz (played by Mary) as they create an unbreakable life-long bond after their husbands’ tragic assassinations.
The movie is the first of three original films the network is launching to celebrate Black History Month. Toni Braxton and Mykelti Williamson are set to star in Twist of Faith on Saturday, February 9 at 8/7c followed by Pastor Brown featuring Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Ernie Hudson, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Nicole Ari Parker, and Rockmond Dunbar on Saturday, February 16 at 8/7c.
In other news:
Solange Knowles is set to embark on an intimate tour for her critically acclaimed disc True starting February 5 in San Francisco.
Now that a physical version of True is available in retail stores in addition to iTunes, Solange is gearing up for her second single “Lovers in the Parking Lot”. It will follow up "Losing You", which appeared on many folks "Best of 2012" play lists.
Solange's “True” Tour Dates
Feb. 5 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Feb. 7 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues (with special guest Jhené Aiko)
Feb. 19 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Feb. 20 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Feb. 21 – Washington, D.C. – Black Cat
Feb. 22 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
Feb. 23 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge