The Haves and The Have Nots' Tika Sumpter Dishes Oprah, Tyler Perry and Smooching Chace Crawford! (VIDEO)By Jamey Giddens on May 21, 2013
You may only have One Life to Live, but Tika Sumpter continues to prove her career was merely just beginning when she appeared on the ABC Daytime sudser from 2005-11. The in demand actress has been busy with high profile guest spots on primetime series like Gossip Girl and The Game and big screen turns in flicks like Think Like a Man and Sparkle. Now she's returning to the soap world in OWN and Tyler Perry's The Haves and The Have Nots (premiering May 28 at 9/9c).
Pop Sugar recently caught up with Tikalicious to talk about her new gig as the venomous Candace Young on Haves, and even got her to spill what it's been like working with Oprah Winfrey! Watch the video below. READ MORE
Soap operas are coming to OWN after all! As part of The Mighty O's programming pact with Tyler Perry, the one-man entertainment brand has created a sudsy, new drama entitled The Haves and The Have Nots for Ms. Winfrey's previously touchy-feely channel.
Based on one of Perry's stage plays, The Haves and The Have Nots is the upstairs/downstairs saga of a ruthlessly-wealthy WASP family and an African-American clan headed up by their God-fearing housekeeper.
The soap stars Dukes of Hazzard alum John Schneider as Judge Jim Cryer, patriarch of the powerful Cryer dynasty. Judge Cryer has been secretly paying for the services of high-priced escort Candace Young (One Life to Live's Tika Sumpter), who just so happens to be the long-lost daughter of his family's church-going housekeeper Hanna (In The Heat of The Night's Crystal Fox)!
Passions alum Eva Tamargo appears as Celine, chef to the Cryer family. Peter Parros (As The World Turns) stars as David Harrington, a wealthy friend of the Cryers. Gavin Houston (Guiding Light) portrays Jeffrey Harrington, substance abuse counselor for the Cryer's troubled son Wyatt (Aaron O'Connell). Watch the steamy trailer below!
One Live to Live alum Tika Sumpter isn't letting any grass grow under her feet. Sumpter has landed a role in one of OWN and Tyler Perry's scripted series. Oprah Winfrey made the announcement herself on Twitter stating:
New Star in the making @iamtikasumpter All New Tyler Perry shows coming to @OWNTV in May. READ MORE
Black Hollywood was out in full force at the premiere of One Life to Live alum Tika Sumpter's new movie Sparkle on Thursday night! Soap alums Cicely Tyson (Guiding Light), Victoria Rowell (The Young and the Restless), Vivica A. Fox (Generations, The Young and the Restless) and Elise Neal (Loving) were on hand, as was Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston, who walked the red carpet with Nick Gordon.
The memory of Brown's deceased mother was ever present. Houston played mom to the central, singing sisters in this her final film performance. Celebrities from Tyler Perry to Glee’s Amber Riley were also in attendance. See more red carpet photos from the premiere of Sparkle after the jump!
One Life to Live alum Tika Sumpter is proving to be one of Hollywood's rising stars. Since leaving the ABC sudser, she's done impressive turns on primetime (Gossip Girl, The Game) and on the big screen (Think Like a Man). The beauty's latest project is a remake of the classic Sparkle.
Sparkle tells the story of three sisters, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks), Sister (Carmen Ejogo) and Delores (Sumpter), who rise to Supremes-esque fame, despite their mama's reservations. The movie marks the final onscreen performance of the late Whitney Houston, who appears as their disapproving mother, Emma. Peep Sumpter and her celluloid siblings on the cover of Ebony above and watch an interview the trio gave Global Grind after the jump!
Just how great is John Stamos at smooching? The Game and Gossip Girl star Tika Sumpter spilled some tea with Celebuzz about her upcoming indie comedy, My Man Is a Loser. The movie focuses on two married friends, Marty (Michael Rappaport) and Paul (Bryan Callen), who turn to their single playboy buddy (Stamos) for help in saving their marriages. The One Live to Live alum plays Stamos' girlfriend Clarissa and seems to enjoy her make out sessions with Stamos. Sumpter stated:
He is everything you would want. He is charming. How could you not like him? He’s a good kisser.
To find out what Sumpter's friends have to say about her working with the Glee and General Hospital actor click here!