With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many are questioning, where is the love?
Hopefully Diana Ross won’t find it where she’s headed. The former Supreme will spend two days in jail and has been sentenced to one year’s probation after pleading no contest to a driving under the influence charge. Ross was arrested in Arizona in December 2002, after her breathalyzer test showed a blood alcohol level of 20, much higher thatn the legal limit of 0.8.
Over in the Midwest, things are looking up. Springfield is about to blow up, on screen. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson may soon be making movie magic. Although rumors of a “Simpsons” movie have been swarming for over ten years, creators Matt Groening and James L. Brooks are currently working on a full-length motion picture.
But America’s favorite family is not the only bunch moving to the silver screen.
As if Justin Timberlake doesn’t already have his “hands full,” – especially since Super Bowl Sunday – the recent Grammy winner is also trying out the big screen. Timberlake will co-star with Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman and rapper LL Cool J, in the upcoming “Edison.” He plays a journalist who stumbles upon a corrupt police force. Filming is set to begin in March.
Maybe Ice Cube can school the singer on gaining an edge with a lesson in how to successfully crossover from music to movie. Ice Cube’s “Barbershop 2: Back in Business” debutted at No. 1 at box offices, earning $25 million.
And George Lucas is finally bringing the force to DVD. The original “Star Wars” trilogy, four-disc set is expected to land in this galaxy Sept. 21. The “extras” disc will include never-before-seen footage, as well as a documentary. According to a Lucas Films spokesperson, they are restoring and re-mastering all three titles.
Although Tamia has been “officially missing” from the charts and hasn’t had an album since 2000, it’s “A Nu Day” for the Ryhtmn & Blues singer. She is set to release her next album, “More,” April 6 on Elektra Records. The album will feature Gerald Levert, Fabolous and Mario Winans and will have tracks produced by Jermaine Dupri, Trackmasters and R. Kelly.
Compiled by Russell Nichols