Nia Long Lands Role On WeTV’s First Scripted Show, ‘The Divide’

Categories // Entertainment Tuesday, 07 January 2014

nia-longMove over Kerry Washington, three-time NAACP award winner Nia Long is coming to a TV near you. Riding off of the success of her latest film, “The Best Man Holiday,” Long, 43, has landed a leading role on WE tv’s first original scripted drama, “The Divide.”

Written by Academy Award nominated Richard LaGravenese and the co-creator of “Scandal,” Tony Goldwyn, Long will star as “Billie Page,” the wife of a District Attorney who stumbles upon new information that calls for the revival of a highly documented murder case.

According to a press release, released by WeTV, “At its core, The Divide is an exploration of personal morality and how all people – especially ambitious people – struggle with the shades of grey found in the absence of a simple, ordered moral universe.”

The Divide has reportedly began filming in Toronto and is set to premiere in mid-2014.

Tyler Perry Talks Whitney Houston Movie

Tyler Perry may be interested in bringing the story of the late Whitney Houston to the big screen. The 44-year-old film mogul who usually writes, directs and produces his own films recently spoke in regards to bringing a biopic about Houston to movie theaters.

While promoting his new project "A Madea Christmas," Perry and actress Tika Sumpter spoke about the possibilities of recreating the late singer's life. "I tell you whose story would be fascinating is Whitney [Houston]’s," Perry told TheUrbanDaily.com recently. Although Perry cast Sumpter in his latest film, he let her know that she would not be his first choice to play Houston. "You can't play Whitney," he told her playfully. "We'll talk about that later."

Even Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant Selfies

Appearing unperturbed amid criticism over his controversial two-year $48.5 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers – an unapologetic Kobe Bryant emerges to reunite with soccer great Lionel Messi to release another cleverly scripted TV commercial to promote Turkish Airlines.
The tale of Kobe and Messi’s friendly epic rivalry began last year when the airline pitched the two international superstars against each other on an airplane flight as they desperately tried to win a young autograph-seeking fan’s attention. That video ended up becoming a huge hit, with over 100 million views just on YouTube alone.
Now the airline is attempting another viral hit with their latest video dubbed “The Selfie Shootout, which” amassed 20 million views in the first 48 hours.

In the sequel both Kobe and Messi arm themselves with smartphones and battle it out for selfie supremacy with each snapshot taken in exotic locations. The overall message in the commercial is to highlight the various global locations Turkish Airlines flies.

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