Tony nominee Kenny Leon's remake of the 1989 emotional drama Steel Magnolias starring Queen Latifah, Condola Rashad, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye, and Phylicia Rashad, will air on Lifetime this October 7th!
This cult film — originally starring Julia Roberts, Sally Fields, Dolly Parton, Shirly MacLaine, Daryl Hannah and Olympia Dukakis — centers around a group of Louisiana women who habitually come together at a local salon. The story explores the importance of friendship in the face of life's great tragedies.
We're VERY excited to see this modern take on such a beloved classic… and we instantly adore any film featuring The Queen!
Although we're not sure if Q. Latifah can deliver Sally Field's "Whyyyyyy" cry in quite the same fashion…
Girl's got them golden pipes! Now she just needs songs that better feature her beautifully lilting voice…
Jay-Z's newest protege Rita Ora is already a bombshell in the British music world, and her sweet self is finally stamping her musical signet on the good ol' US of A!
Rita covered Jill Scott's emotional smash He Loves Me (above) at an intimate club show in NYC recently, and chicka's rendition is straight up goose-pimply!
The Albanian Brit's en-point voice supremely pierces the soul, making us crave MORE of her red-velvet vocal cake, which we are ANXIOUS to take a massive CHOMP of when the Misses debuts her first ever album ORA August 27th!
Yummm… a delight of both ORAl and aural pleasures!
Academy Award winning actress Queen Latifah has been added to join the cast of Lifetime’s version of the feature film, Steel Magnolias!!!
The made-for-TV adaption of the 1989 film follows the lives and friendships of six women in Louisiana. Other cast members include: Alfre Woodard, Mrs. HuxtablePhylicia Rashad, singer/actress Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Phylicia's daughter, Condola Rashad.
Lifetime Networks president and GM Nancy Dubuc said of the ladies: