Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Steele: 'How to Get Away w/ Murder' & 'Black-ish' - the Good & the Bad Steele: 'How to Get Away w/ Murder' & 'Black-ish' - the Good & the Bad Watch First Trailer for 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' (Premieres Saturday, 11/15) Watch First Trailer for 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' (Premieres Saturday, 11/15) "Randy, Red Superfreak and Julia" - 'Scandal' Season 4 Premiere Recap "Randy, Red Superfreak and Julia" - 'Scandal' Season 4 Premiere Recap Shonda Rhimes Night Is a Big Success for ABC. 'How to Get Away With Murder" Draws 14 Million Viewers Total Shonda Rhimes Night Is a Big Success for ABC. 'How to Get Away With Murder" Draws 14 Million Viewers Total 'How to Get Away with Murder' Episode 1 Recap + Your Thoughts... 'How to Get Away with Murder' Episode 1 Recap + Your Thoughts... Read What YOU Thought About 'Black-ish' After Last Night's Premiere... Read What YOU Thought About 'Black-ish' After Last Night's Premiere... 5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know Are Available & May Want to Check Out (9/23/14) 5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know Are Available & May Want to Check Out (9/23/14) Awkward Black Girl's Next Misadventure: Her Own Studio Awkward Black Girl's Next Misadventure: Her Own Studio 101-Year-Old Film Footage Found in Museum's Collection Is Earliest-Known Feature Made w/ Black Actors. First Public Screening in Nov. 101-Year-Old Film Footage Found in Museum's Collection Is Earliest-Known Feature Made w/ Black Actors. First Public Screening in Nov. 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) Watch First Episode of ABC's New Series 'Black-ish' Now Watch First Episode of ABC's New Series 'Black-ish' Now 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) Thankfully, 'The Equalizer' Gets an "R" Rating From the MPAA (No Surprise Here) Thankfully, 'The Equalizer' Gets an "R" Rating From the MPAA (No Surprise Here) Early Reviews Say 'How To Get Away With Murder' is Very Much in the Style of 'Scandal.' Good Thing or Not? Early Reviews Say 'How To Get Away With Murder' is Very Much in the Style of 'Scandal.' Good Thing or Not? Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) ABC Is Making Changes To The Next-Day Online Availability Of Its Series ABC Is Making Changes To The Next-Day Online Availability Of Its Series Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Exclusive: Omari Hardwick Raw (Career Evolution, Transition, Testimony Of Faith In Hollywood, 'Kick-Ass 2,' More) Exclusive: Omari Hardwick Raw (Career Evolution, Transition, Testimony Of Faith In Hollywood, 'Kick-Ass 2,' More)

The Cast Of The New "Sparkle" Get Together

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act September 28, 2011 at 3:20AM

Of course, this new upcoming remake of Sparkle has been getting a lot of comments from our readers, especially those who love the original 1976 film. Personally, I'm not all that excited about it, but I understand why. Let me recall briefly what of one of my absolute closest female friends, who's my age, once told me.
21

Of course, this new upcoming remake of Sparkle has been getting a lot of comments from our readers, especially those who love the original 1976 film. Personally, I'm not all that excited about it, but I understand why. Let me recall briefly what of one of my absolute closest female friends, who's my age, once told me.

She LOVES Sparkle. It's one of her absolute favorite films. I told her that the when film came out, I saw it, and promptly forgot all about it. A modest time waster at best. But she told me the reason why she loved it so much was because it was the only film at that time that was made: "for me". In other words it was a film about and for young black women.

Back then, during the 70's, if a black film didn't have Jim Brown or Fred Williamson killing racist evil white men, and banging every woman they came across, I wasn't much interested. So I get it. It's a chick flick Absolutely nothing wrong with that. Just ain't my cup of tea.

So I can see some people not liking the idea of this Sparkle remake. I mean, if someone announced that they were planning to do a remake of Three the Hard Way I would be VERY UPSET. Who could take the place of Brown, Williamson and Jim Kelly saving the entire black race?

And so, with that, here's a photo that was recently posted on Jordan Sparks's Twiiter site, with her with her co-stars Tika Sumpter and Carmen Ejogo, all from the new remake.

No doubt the first of a series of photos and other info to come while the film is in production.

For those who are Sparkle fans, does the cast meet with your approval?

This article is related to: Pics


Shadow & ActNewsletter