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Vivica A. Fox Joins Umc Relationship Drama ‘Stuck With You’

Vivica A. Fox Joins Umc Relationship Drama ‘Stuck With You’
Exclusive: Empire star Vivica A. Fox has found a new kingdom – joining Umc relationship drama Stuck With You.

Fox, who played Cookie Lyon’s sister Candace in the Fox soap, will recur in the second season of the series, which launched earlier this year on the AMC Networks-backed streamer.

The drama stars K.C. Undercover’s Tammy Townsend and Queen Sugar’s Timon Kyle Durrett as Candace and Luvell, an unhappily married celebrity couple that struggles with being the face of #relationshipgoals while living separate lives behind closed doors.

Fox will play Terry Parker, an entertainment industry mogul who, along with her husband, Blu Parker, played by Beyond the Lights’ Isaac Keys, co-author a new hit relationship book that challenges the spotlight once held by Candace and Luvell.

Created by Patricia Cuffie-Jones, Stuck With You has also added, Reneé Lawless, who stars in Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots,
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Film Review: ‘Beautifully Broken’

Film Review: ‘Beautifully Broken’
Solidly crafted and intelligently inspiring, “Beautifully Broken” skillfully entwines three narratives about faith, forgiveness, and fortuitous interconnections in a drama that likely will receive a warm reception from audiences with a taste for evangelical entertainment. Director Eric Welch and his co-writers attempt a tricky balancing act here, comparing and contrasting the struggles of two African families affected by the 1994 Rwandan Genocide with crises that disrupt a well-to-do white family in Nashville. To their considerable credit, the filmmakers avoid virtually all of the clichés common to formulaic stories of “white saviors” and “magical Negroes” while treating their characters, and their audience, with due respect.

The movie begins during the early days of the Rwandan Genocide, as murderous bands of gun- and machete-wielding Hutu militia hunt and slaughter their Tutsi neighbors and co-workers. William Mwizerwa (Benjamin A. Onyango), a devoutly religious Tutsi manager at a coffee export firm, barely avoids being added
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‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ Chandra Wilson to Star in Romantic Musical ‘Christmas Harmony’

‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ Chandra Wilson to Star in Romantic Musical ‘Christmas Harmony’
“Grey’s Anatomy” star Chandra Wilson has joined the romantic musical “Christmas Harmony” with Kelley Jakle, Sally Struthers, Lee Garlington, and vocalist/guitarist Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek, Variety has learned exclusively.

The production is currently shooting in Los Angeles and marks writer-director Nanea Miyata’s feature film debut. June Street Studios is the production company.

Jakle, who played Jessica Smith in the three “Pitch Perfect” movies, stars as a young woman who returns to her small hometown to rediscover music, family bonds, and the magic of the Christmas season. The feature includes five original songs co-written by Miyata and Justin Jones, and an additional song co-written with Richard Rudolph.

Jakle’s co-stars include Adam Mayfield, (“Days of Our Lives”), Peter Porte, and Aden Schwartz. The supporting cast consists of Jaime Gallagher (“Know Your Enemy”), Sara Wallace (“Trafficked”), Pip Arnold (“The Voice”), Shirley Dalmas, Macy Friday, Gina Hiraizumi (“Castle”), Stephen
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‘Beautifully Broken’ Gets Theatrical Release In August

Exclusive: Big Film Factory has pegged a release date for its film Beautifully Broken which will be released theatrically on Aug. 24 via ArtAffects. The film is about a refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise, and a daughter’s painful secret converge in this inspiring true story of hope. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation. It will be released into 600 theaters.

The Beautifully Broken cast includes Scott William Winters, Benjamin Onyango, Emily Hahn, Eric Roberts, Jessica Obilom (Trafficked), Caitlin Nicol-Thomas (Nashville), Alan Powell(Quantico), Eugene Khumbanyiwa (District 9), Tammi Arender (Pitch Perfect 2), and television personality Thomasina “Goo Goo” Atkins (Mary Mary). Christian music artists Toby McKeehan and Michael W. Smith also make appearances in the film.

The film was directed by Eric Welch (DC Talk: Welcome
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Trailer Watch: Three Young Women Are Forced into the Sex Trade in “Trafficked”


“You both owe me 500 men,” Mali (Jessica Obilom) and Amba (Alpa Banker) are told in the new trailer for “Trafficked.” The two young women — from Nigeria and India, respectively — have been sold into a Texas brothel and are being instructed on how they will live from now on. “When you’re with [a man], you smile. Enjoy it,” their pimp Simon (Sean Patrick Flanery) demands. “If you don’t enjoy it, lie — make them think you enjoy it.”

We don’t know exactly how Mali and Amba ended up in the brothel but it’s revealed that another young woman, Sara (Kelly Washington), was kidnapped after she turned 18 and was forced to leave foster care. But Mali suggests that they all try and forget about their old lives and how they ended up in the brothel. “Don’t think about who you used to be,” she says. “You have to keep that other girl buried far away because in here she’ll drive you mad.”

The young women try to heed Mali’s advice but it’s not long before they realize a train line runs about a mile away from the brothel and decide to risk their lives and attempt escape.

Directed by Will Wallace (“Red Wing”), “Trafficked” is inspired by Professor Siddharth Kara’s non-fiction book “Sex Trafficking.” Kara also penned the screenplay. The film opens in New York this Friday, October 6, and in Los Angeles October 13.

Trailer Watch: Three Young Women Are Forced into the Sex Trade in “Trafficked” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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