Plus, Ashanti to sing for Tupac biopic, Oprah to produce HBO MLK miniseries, and Nene Leakes talks Dancing With the Stars...
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Awards season isn't quite over yet. Nominees for this MTV Movie Awards have been announced and12 Years a Slave leads with Movie of the Year and Best Male and Female Performance for Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Michael Fassbender is nominayed for Best Villain. Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan is nomintaed for Best Breakthrough Performance. Kevin Hart received two nods for Ride Along in the category of best comedic performance and best on-screen duo with co-star Ice Cube. This year's awards, hosted by Conan O'Brien will air Sunday April 13. [MTV]
Ashanti will lend her talents to the upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic, which is slated to hit theaters in 2015. The singer revealed that she is going to be working on the score with producer L.T. Hutton, who also produced songs from her current album, Braveheart. Director John Singleton is at the helm. [Vibe]
Oprah is set to produce and HBO mini-series on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. David Simon, the writer behind The Wire, Homicide and Treme, will pen the six-hour series titled, America: In The King Years. The show will be based on the celebrated book trilogy by Taylor Branch. [Deadline]
Bresha Webb has landed the female lead opposite Romany Malco in ABC comedy pilot Keep It Together loosely based on the life of comedian Kevin Hart. Written by Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan the comedy will follow post-divorce life of a couple, Dereck (Malco) and Lorraine (Webb) as they work past their differences and remain friends for the sake of their children. [Deadline]
Nene Leakes stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about her upcoming spot on Dancing With the Stars and why she's going to win. "Well I've had some experience when I was in my 20s. I was an exotic dancer and I have soul honey so I am going to bring it." said Leakes. Check out the video below to see what else the Real Housewives of Atlanta star had to say: