The network will also air Trip to Bountiful for Black History Month.
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• Gabby Douglas’ inspirational story about her rise to success will air on the Lifetime network on February 1st, reports Shadow and Act. The upcoming movie co-stares Regina King, S. Epatha Merkerson, Imani Hakim, Sydney Mikayla as well as Douglas herself. “The Gabby Douglas Story tells the inspiring true story of the international gymnastics phenomenon who overcame overwhelming odds to become the first African-American ever to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games,” read a press release. The network will also air Trip to Bountiful on February 22nd. The film adaptation of the Broadway play co-stars Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood and KeKe Palmer. [Shadow and Act]
• Kanye West is extending his Yeezus tour. The rapper just announced nine additional dates to the roster beginning February 13th in University Park, PA and wrapping up in Uniondale, NY on February 23rd. It’s not clear who will be the opening act. [KanyeWest.com]
• Idris Elba says he’s got to think of something to say if he win’s the Golden Globe for best actor for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela. He told Chelsea Handler, “I’ve got to think of a speech because you play someone like Nelson Mandela, you have to say something really important if you win. So, I’ve got think about that.” [E! News]
• First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to appear at an upcoming Democratic fundraiser in Los Angeles hosted by Phil Rosenthal and Monica Horan. Tickets begin at $1,000 for individual guests and go all the way up to $32,400 (VIP package). The event is set for January 29th. [Hollywood Reporter]
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