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Jennifer Hudson Brings Aretha Franklin's Story To Life in 'Respect' Trailer - Watch!

Jennifer Hudson becomes the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, in the brand new trailer for Respect.

Here’s a synopsis of the highly anticipated movie: “Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.”

Jennifer is joined in the movie by Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Kimberly Scott, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan and Mary J. Blige.

Respect, directed by Liesl Tommy, had been delayed in its debut due to the pandemic.

It will now premiere in theaters on August 11.

If you didn’t know, one of Jennifer‘s former co-stars also played Aretha in a limited series.

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ABC Announces 4 Exciting New Series Picked Up for 2021-22 Season!

ABC has announced four new shows that will be coming to the network in the upcoming 2021-22 television season!

It’s currently upfronts week, which is when all of the networks finalize their renewals and cancellations, decide which new shows they’ll pick up, create their schedules for the upcoming season, and then present everything to advertisers.

Usually, upfronts week happens in New York City with all the network’s talent appearing on stage for the advertisers, but that didn’t happen this year or last year because of the pandemic.

ABC has announced so many renewals and cancellations in the last couple days that we can barely keep track. We have a full recap for you though!

Click inside to learn about the four new shows heading to the network… More Here! »

Saycon Sengbloh Cast in Lead Role for 'The Wonder Years' Reboot Pilot

The Wonder Years has cast its first character!

Saycon Sengbloh has been cast as the mom in the upcoming reboot pilot for the beloved comedy series, Deadline reports.

The new version of The Wonder Years will focus on how a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, in the turbulent late 1960s made sure it was “the wonder years” for them, too.

The 43-year-old actress will be playing Lillian Williams. “Sharp as a tack, Lillian is confident, kind, perceptive and has a good sense of humor. She knows exactly the right thing to say to convince you of anything. As a mother, wife and full-time accountant, she’s organized, efficient and hard-working, but she always puts family first.”

Back in January, it was announced that ABC had ordered a pilot for the reboot, which will be produced by Lee Daniels. Fred Savage, who rose to fame starring in the original, will also serve as an executive producer and will be directing the pilot.

Saycon earned a Tony nomination and won a Drama Desk Award and an Obie Award for her performance in Danai Gurira’s Broadway show Eclipsed. She currently appears in the OWN series Delilah and has had roles on Scandal, In the Dark, and Ten Days in the Valley. Saycon will appear alongside Jennifer Hudson in the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic Respect.

Jennifer Hudson Looks Worried While Filming Aretha Franklin Biopic 'Respect'

Jennifer Hudson is continuing to work on her upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic Respect!

The 38-year-old singer and actress was spotted filming scenes for the movie on Wednesday afternoon (November 6) in a park in New York City.

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She was joined by Hailey Kilgore and Saycon Sengbloh, who play Aretha‘s sisters in the film.

During the scene, the trio appeared to have a tense conversation while sitting on a park bench.

Jennifer kicked off filming earlier this month and was recently spotted working with co-star Marlon Waynes in Harlem.

The movie is set to hit theaters in August of 2020, and is being directed by Liesl Tommy.

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Tina Fey's 'Mean Girls the Musical' Cast Supports Her at New York Stage & Film Gala

Tina Fey poses on the red carpet at the 2017 New York Stage & Film Winter Gala on Tuesday (December 5) at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers in New York City.

The Emmy-winning actress was honored at the event alongside Audible founder Don Katz.

Tina was supported at the event by the cast of the upcoming Mean Girls musical, which is heading to Broadway next year – Taylor Louderman (Regina George), Kate Rockwell (Karen Smith), Ashley Park (Gretchen Wieners), Erika Henningsen (Cady Heron), and Kerry Butler (Ms. Norbury).

Some of the other celebs at the event included Tina‘s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars Ellie Kemper and Carol Kane.

More stars in attendance were John Slattery and wife Talia Balsam, Peter Gallagher and daughter Kathryn Gallagher, Dana Delaney, Andrea Martin, Jennifer Westfeldt, and Broadway stars Corey Cott, Laura Osnes (with husband Nathan Johnson), Saycon Sengbloh, and Raul Esparza.

FYI: Tina is wearing Pierre Hardy pumps.

35+ pictures inside of Tina Fey and others at the gala… More Here! »

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Eclipsed's Lupita Nyong'o & Danai Gurira Hit Tony Awards 2016!

Lupita Nyong’o looks beautiful while walking the red carpet at the 2016 Tony Awards held at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday (June 12) in New York City.

The 33-year-old Oscar-winning actress was joined at the event by the writer of her play Eclipsed, Danai Gurira, her co-stars Saycon Sengbloh, Pascale Armand, and Zainab Jah, as well as director Liesl Tommy.

Lupita, Saycon, and Pascale are all nominated for their acting work and Liesl is nominated for her directing work.

Danai, who you know for playing Michonne on The Walking Dead, is nominated for Best Play for writing the show.

FYI: Lupita is wearing a Hugo Boss dress, shoes and clutch with Tiffany & Co. jewels. Danai is wearing a Rosie Assoulin dress, Rosie Assoulin for Paul Andrew shoes, a Roger Vivier bag, and a Fred Leighton hair brooch and jewelry.

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Lupita Nyong'o, Jessica Lange & Lin-Manuel Miranda Celebrate Tony Awards At Cocktail Party!

Lupita Nyong’o and Jessica Lange strike a pose on the red carpet while attending the Tony Honors Cocktail Party presenting the 2016 Tony Honors For Excellence In The Theatre held at the Diamond Horseshoe on Monday (June 6) in New York City.

The two ladies were joined at the event by Lin-Manuel Miranda and his wife Vanessa Nadal, Jane Krakowski, Leslie Odom Jr, Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Erivo, Cush Jumbo, LaTanya Richardson, Jenna Ushkowitz, Zachary Levi, Laura Benanti, Phillipa Soo, Laura Osnes, Pascale Armand, Jeff Daniels, Sophie Okonedo, Lena Hall and Saycon Sengbloh.

Make sure to tune into the 2016 Tony Awards on CBS on June 12!

FYI: Lupita is wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress and Irene Neuwirth Jewelry.

35+ pictures inside of Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Lange and others at the event…More Here! »

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