The Quick Read: Ziggy Marley and Paramount Pictures To Develop Bob Marley Biopic
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A Bob Marley biopic is in the works. The legendary reggae artist’s son Ziggy Marley has teamed up with Paramount Pictures to develop the project. The film will center on Bob Marley’s experiences with racial discrimination and how he became one of the leading voices in reggae until his death from cancer at the age of 36. (Shadow And Act)

A Bible owned by Whitney Houston is being sold for $95,000. Being sold by the Moments in Time auction house, the book was found in a rental property in Newport Beach, California and is filled with handwritten notes, including one about her 1992 marriage to Bobby Brown and the birth of daughter, Bobbi Kristina. Houston grew up an avid churchgoer and singing in the gospel choir under her mother Cissy Houston’s direction. (Yahoo)

The Internet have released new music video for “Come Over” off their forthcoming album, Hive Mind. In addition to sharing the new Syd-directed clip, the band has announced a slew of summer tour dates where they’ll open for the Gorillaz. The tour runs from June thru October 20. (The Fader)

Texas woman Yesenia Sesmas faces life in prison after killing her friend, 27-year-old Laura Abarca, and stealing her newborn baby, Sophia. According to reports, Sesmas faked a pregnancy for months following a miscarriage and when it came time to produce a baby, she decided to shoot Abarca and pass her baby off as her own. She will be sentenced on July 13. (People)

The Game has lost his $20 million against Viacom surrounding his sexual assault case. VH1 reality TV show contestant Priscilla Rainey sued the rapper after accusing him of assaulting her during his dating series, She Got Game. Initially, he completed 120 hours in community service and paid Rainey $7.1 million, but later sued Viacom for not properly vetting Rainey, who reportedly has mental health issues and a criminal history. Though he felt the network should be held liable, a judge dismissed the case and ruled that Viacom exercised free speech when hiring the contestant. (Complex)

Regina Hall was honored recently at the Inspiration Awards to benefit Step Up, an organization that provides resources to young women in underserved communities. As the night’s main honoree, she was introduced by Sanaa Lathan and gave an encouraging speech. “We’re in a time of social media, so I encourage our beautiful young girls to pursue excellence, not ‘likes,’” she said. “You just have to love to your highest degree and pursue your highest self, and that shouldn’t be compared to anything.” Hall was joined by January Jones and other A-list ladies to celebrate the ceremony held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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