Coffee Talk: Deborah Cox to Lend Vocals to Whitney Houston Biopic

Plus, Scandal gets premiere date, the first Black female Olympic medalist passes away at 90, and the Jackson family heads back to reality TV.

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Deborah Cox will lend her vocals to the forthcoming Whitney Houston biopic, directed by Angela Bassett. The movie will feature Houston's music, however, a representative for Lifetime confirms that Cox will provide "vocal tracks" and that "music rights and clearances are still being worked out." [E!News]

Gladiators can gear up for season four of Scandal as ABC has rolled out the air date for the hit show. Olivia Pope & Associates will return to your screens September 25 at 9 p.m. EST. The complete Shonda Rhimes lineup will premiere the same day starting with Grey's Anatomy at 8 p.m. and How to Get Away With Murder at 10 p.m.  ABC also announced that the upcoming series Black-ish will premiere Wednesday September 24 at 9:30 p.m. EST. [HollywoodReporter]

Reelz has anounced a new reality series based on extended members of the Jackson family. The six-part series, titled Living with the Jacksons, will focus on Jermaine Jackson's ex-wife, Alejandra Jackson and her five children - two of whom are with Jermaine's brother Randy. Living With the Jacksons will debut November 18. [Vibe]

The Boondocks writer/creator Aaron McGruder has signed a first-look development deal with Adult Swim to bring the live action/ adventure pilot called Hooligan Squad to the network. McGruder's post Boondocks project Black Jesus is also set to premiere next month on Adult Swim. “It’s a rare thing to have a network home," said McGruder. “...Adult Swim is headed to new horizons and I’m happy to be along for the ride. [Deadline]

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