Monday, October 15, 2007
As a publicist, I am pretty sure that Janet's publicist gave CBS 13 a list of off-limit questions to ask, and that question had to be one of them. So why? Secondly, what was the relevance of that question? How did it relate to promoting this movie? And third, why hadn't this reporter asked Justin Timberlake the same question when was there in September?
Double standards? Or another attempt for the politics of mass media to debase African-American women? Here's a movie that shows black professional, married women with strong spiritual foundations, but all of that is embrued when Allen brings up a three-year-old incident. Sure Boobgate was the final straw that broke the FCC's back on indecency, but has the rules changed. Let's take a look at CBS daytime and prime time shows. Have the soap operas gotten steamer? Are vampires, demons, and serial killers headlining this year's fall lineup?
Mr. Allen, I hope your reporting earns you your just rewards.
Question: Chip Macgregor brought up an excellent question at The Writer's View Discussion two weeks ago. Have we did anything in the past that we would be ashamed of now as Christian writers?
How would you feel if a reporter trumps your interview about your latest Christian novel to remind me of your broken past? Would you use it to glorify God? If so, how? Any advice for Ms. Jackson?
Tyler Perry's faith based movie, "Why Did I Get Married?" won the #1 box office draw this weekend earning $21.5 Million on it's opening weekend. With guest appearances on Oprah, Regis & Kelly, the Portia Fox show on Atlanta's Vee-103, TP's media blitz toppled "The Game Plan," "Michael Clayton, and "We Own the Night." With numbers like this apparently, TP owns the box office. His next film, "Meet the Browns" is slated for a February 2008 release. But back to WDIGM...what did you like about the film? Do you think it was realistic?
More on Meet the Browns
A synopsis: Brenda, a single mother from Chicago receives a letter announcing the death of a father she's never met around the same time she loses her job. Desperate for help, she takes her children to Georgia to attend the funeral. But gets more than help, she gets a faith filled family and an opportunity to be loved.Angela Bassett stars as Brenda. I can tell you now that the movie is already a hit. Just with Angela in it alone. Madea will return and Jenifer Lewis will be back bold as ever, and big Mama, Irma P. Hall(The Lad. So you know I'm going to this movie for my 35th birthday. :)
The Christmas Shoes airing on CBS
The Christmas Blessing DVD, the sequel to the CBS TV movie The Christmas Shoes, is to release Nov. 6 in Christian bookstores. The movies are based on Donna VanLiere's best-selling books released by Thomas Nelson Publishers. Neil Patrick Harris, Rebecca Gayheart and Rob Lowe star in the film, which was seen by 14 million viewers in 2005 when it premiered on CBS. The DVD will release from GT Media, formerly known as GoodTimes Entertainment (EMI CMG Distribution).
Fox Faith's First Gospel Movie
TP has blazed such a trail that Fox Faith is releasing January 2008 movie based on another gospel playwright, Rev. Payton's hit gospel play, "A Good Man is Hard to Find." The CW's Golden Brooks[Girlfriends] and CBS' Hill Harper[CSI New York]will star.