Former One Life to Live star Tika Sumpter dropped by The Arsenio Hall Show Thursday night to promote her new film Ride Along. The Haves and the Have Nots lead shared a tear-jerking memory of working with the late Whitney Houston on Sparkle. Sumpter recalled:
She played my mother, so that was the most amazing experience ever. That’s probably one of the biggest questions I’m asked is, ‘How was it working with Whitney?’ Whitney was everything. I’d kind of just be siting in a corner quiet and they’d be changing for the setup and she’s like, ‘You okay baby? Who do I need to talk to to make sure you’re alright?’ I’m like, ‘I’m good, I’m good!’ and she’d say, ‘I got you.’ So she was just like a mother, a motherly figure.
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Tyler Perry keeps minting money and viewers for OWN. The Season 2 premiere of The Haves and the Have Nots pulled in 2.8 million viewers. It is the No. 1 season premiere in the cable network's history across all demos.
The Haves and Have Nots and former One Life to Live star Tika Sumpter has joined the cast of Get On Up, the film based on James Brown's life, according to Deadline.
Tika Sumpter has joined the cast of Universal’s James Brown biopic Get On Up. She will play Yvonne Fair, a singer in the James Brown Revue who recorded Brown’s “I Found You,” which later was reworked into his classic “I Got You (I Feel Good).” Tate Taylor is directing the pic, which stars Chadwick Boseman as the Godfather of Soul along with Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Nelsan Ellis. Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and Steven Baigelman wrote the script, and Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger are producing along with Victoria Pearman and Erica Huggins.
Oprah should send her pal Tyler Perry a gift basket. Perry's soapy drama The Haves and the Have Nots pulled in a series high of 2.6 million viewers. The drama–which features soap grads Tika Sumpter, Peter Parros and Eva Tamargo–also earned its best rating among women 25-54.
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OWN has given the greenlight for a new unscripted series following the lives of four friends residing in Harlem. Crazy.Sexy.Life won't hit the airwaves until early 2014, but the docusoap will be afforded a sneak peek following the Sept. 3 season finale of Tyler Perry's hit soap The Haves and the Have Nots. READ MORE