Warner Bros. released the first trailer for the new cinematic adaptation of 'The Color Purple,' featuring Fantasia in her film debut as Celie and Halle Bailey as a younger version of her sister, Nettie. The film, which also stars Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson and Colman Domingo among a strong cast, will premiere in theaters on Christmas Day.


Harriet Tubman has a worthy star to help bring her story to the big screen. The Color Purple actress Cynthia Erivo is to play the famed slave, army spy and abolitionist in a forthcoming biopic. 

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Actress Rae Dawn Chong (daughter of  Tommy Chong…of Cheech and Chong) doesn’t like Oprah Winfrey very much. The two starred together in The Color Purple over 20 years ago (Chong was “Squeak”), and she doesn’t like what the talk show mogul has become.

Freddie Gibbs, Wired Tracks

A new jam by Freddie Gibbs surfaced on a mixtape by DJ DNyce called #NaptownStandup that the former CTE artist hosted. Titled “The Color Purple,” listeners will hear a little Houston influence in Gangsta Gibbs’ melodic sound on the first half of the cut. The second half segues into Kirko Bangz’s “Drank In My Cup,” which the underrated MC […]


R&B singer and “The Color Purple” play star Fantasia Barrino now has to beef up her security. The former “American Idol” winner received a threatening letter last night after her performance at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. According to TMZ, her manager said the singer became more than worried after reading the letter filled […]