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Mary J. Blige, Angela Bassett & Forest Whitaker's Official Flicks From "Black Nativity" + Malinda Williams CO-HOSTING Aspire's New TALK SHOW "Exhale"

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New stills from the upcoming film Black Nativity starring Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, and Mary J. Blige have been released. See the official photos inside and find out about ASPIRE's New "Exhale" talk show with co-host Malinda Williams.

New stills from the set of the film Black Nativity (November 27th) just hit the net and we get to see singer Mary J. Blige in her role as a guardian angel...with a platinum 'fro.

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Jennifer Hudson, who plays Naima (the mother of Langston) will also be among the musical talents who lend their voices to the film.  She'll be joined by Nas, Luke James and Tyrese.

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The film will centered around Jacob Latimore's Langston (shown above) who will discover the true meaning of faith, healing, and family during a Christmas visit to the home of his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett).


And heading to the airwaves.....

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ASPIRE, the cable network started by entertainment mogul Magic Johnson, has announced the creation of a new talk show, "Exhale", targeting African American women.  Styled after ABC's hit, "The View" the new chat fest will be on limited cable, instead of syndication, co-hosted by actress Malinda Williams, journalist Angela Burt-Murray, actress and comedian Erin Jackson, "Awkward Black Girl" creator Issa Rae, author Rene Syler.

Produced by Lynne Robinson and Black Robin Media, fans can expect to see the shows' eight-episode first run will kick off in June, coinciding with the network's one-year anniversary.  'Bird' on a talk show?  This should be interesting....

Aspire's General Manager Paul Butler spoke of the new gab fest saying, “We are thrilled to add ‘Exhale’ to our lineup of original programming. This fresh, hip and candid new series will enlighten audiences with its broad range of topics relevant to the community.”

Will you be watching?




I am just MAD that an actor

I am just MAD that an actor of Forest Whitaker's caliber is doing this sort of mess to keep food on the table and pay the mortgage! He should be on par with the likes of Daniel Day Lewis NOT slumming with the likes of Mary J Blige and Jennifer Hudson. WTF @ Hollywood!!! And I swear I am gonna blow a gasket if Mary doesn't get leave this acting business to PROFESSIONALS and get back to singing or whatever that is she does! PLEASE! I am tired of seeing non acting ass singers like her, Rhianna and J-Hud (yes, I said J-Hud OSCAR withstanding which she got for singing that hell out of that song and NOT necessarily for acting) taking jobs away from actors because producers want an instant return on established faces. If you are a singer but can act, no problem but when you can act and you work steady? That ish pisses me off!
Marek's Wifey's picture

Hmmmm, MJ Blige can play

Hmmmm, MJ Blige can play Storm's mother in X-Men what do you think?
Tren's picture

STOP!! Get out of my mind!!

STOP!! Get out of my mind!! LOL!! I was about to type the same thing!!!
holmesa925's picture

That wig looks terrible on

That wig looks terrible on Mary's head.
Carmen CaBoom's picture

Hmm..Looks like a lift every

Hmm..Looks like a lift every voice, kumbaya type film.... I'll pass and I gotta feeling Bird's talk show will be ALL about the trials and Tribulations of her.. I mean various relationships! *sips mimosa
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Kcny's picture

This show is obviously will

This show is obviously will be targeted to the young audience. It would be nice to watch a show e where educated, sophisticated black women discuss various issues affecting the world. I'm tired of the same "type" of black women addressing issues. I'm surprised black women aren't tired of the same VH1/BET representation. It's 2013, what's wrong with sophistication?

Mary looks like Storm from

Mary looks like Storm from X-Men got old.....I love her to death though! LOL
PinkyDaGoddess's picture

The Film and The Show = a HOT

The Film and The Show = a HOT ASS MESS!
PacificGirl's picture

Mary is not a good actress so

Mary is not a good actress so please stop. I am not interested in seeing a show hosted by Malinda, again when keeping it real goes bad. enouigh ghetto shows on t.v.
lola69's picture

Dem wigs in dat

Dem wigs in dat movie...smh...
SweetDivaT's picture

I actually lol'd on this

I actually lol'd on this comment right here!
TrueThinker's picture

"Dem wigs in dat movie." SMH

"Dem wigs in dat movie." SMH at your choice of words.
Iridescent One's picture

Mary is a very mediocre

Mary is a very mediocre actress,,,she did alright in that Betty Shabazz movie but she needs some more coaching. I may watch this movie,,,,it seems like one of those cliche feel good movies.
BEEMA SUX DIX's picture

That film looks like

That film looks like something Tyler Perry is behind....... I can't!!! Anywho......I'm looking forward to the talk show. Hopefully they talk about something useful for black women instead of the desperate topics of how to get a man, how to keep a man bullshit.
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Gon' head Jacob!!!! Mil-town

Gon' head Jacob!!!! Mil-town stand up!!!!
Candace's picture

Jesus would have to beat Mary

Jesus would have to beat Mary for her poor hairstyle choices
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