An upcoming New Edition biopic will feature new music from the grown-up boy band, according to singer Johnny Gill.
The songs in the BET film will be the Candy Girl group's first new material since 2004's One Love.
"I have put aside some songs already for New Edition," Gill tells Billboard.com. "We're gonna try to have the album ready to go by the time the movie's out, by 2017 when the movie drops. I'm making plans to start the recording process."
The film is currently being cast, and Gill jokes he was disappointed to learn Denzel Washington "wasn't available" to portray him.
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Ricky Bell, Johnny Gill, Ronnie DeVoe, Michael Bivins , Ralph Tresvant - 2015 Holiday Jam Concert at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit at Joe Louis Arena - Detroit, Michigan, United States - Sunday 13th December 2015
Five Members Of New Edition Are Reuniting To Develop A Biographical Mini-series Based On The R&b Group's Rise To Fame In The 1980s.
Singers Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill will serve as co-producers on the three-part project, which will air on America's BET network next year (16).
Bobby Brown, who is mourning the 26 July (15) death of his 22-year-old daughter with the late Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, is not believed to be involved in the show.
Lottery Ticket screenwriter Abdul Williams will pen the script, while the Candy Girl hitmakers' longtime manager, Brooke Payne, has also signed on as co-producer.
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Bobbi Kristina Brown's father Bobby Brown's state of mind is ''not good'', according to his New Edition bandmate Johnny Gill.
Bobby Brown's state of mind is ''not good''.
The 'Every Little Step' hitmaker is struggling to cope with the news that his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved to a hospice, according to his New Edition bandmate Johnny Gill.
Johnny said: ''State of mind? In a nutshell, not good. Not good. We just had a conversation yesterday. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.
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The New Edition star performed with his band on Shepherd's former daytime talk show The View in June (14) and they got along so well, they have started dating long distance, according to DailyMail.co.uk.
A source tells the website, "Sherri is a big New Edition fan and was excited to have them at the show. But she and Johnny really connected and exchanged personal contact information."
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Singer Johnny Gill has launched legal action against bosses at a luxury Beverly Hills hotel over allegations he was attacked at the venue in 2011.
The New Edition star is suing executives at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills over claims he was the victim of racially aggravated assault.
In the suit, filed earlier this month (Aug13) at Los Angeles Superior Court, Gill alleges he was enjoying a night out with friends in the patio area of the hotel in August, 2011 when a drunk man started hurling racist abuse at him.
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Kelly Rowland is approached by photographers as she leaves Jack N' Jill's Café in Beverly Hills with a friend. She is asked if it's true that she may be returning to her former band Destiny's Child for a Superbowl performance but she does not reply. She is also asked if there will be any dubstep on her upcoming album and is shocked when one paparazzo refers to it as 'techno but for white people'. 'I know exactly what dubstep is', she says. 'A lot of black people like dubstep too.'
Bobby Brown's New Edition bandmate Johnny Gill has urged his pal's critics to back off as he continues to mourn the death of his ex-wife Whitney Houston, reminding them he has a teenage daughter to look out for.
The My Prerogative singer has come under fire for performing with New Edition hours after Houston's death on 11 February (12) and many of his harshest critics have blamed Brown for the drug problems that plagued his former wife in the last decade of her life.
Despite reports to the contrary, Gill insists Brown's marriage to Houston wasn't all temper tantrums and drug issues - and he feels the media should have a little more respect for a grieving family.
Appearing on Access Hollywood Live on Thursday (01Mar12), Gill said, "I've watched how they've (critics) been pointing the fingers and throwing rocks at Bobby and then I listen... and hear everyone contradicting themselves; they sit here and say, 'My heart goes out to (Brown's daughter) Bobbi Kris...' Well, remember this... that Bobby Brown is Bobbi Kris' father. Like him, love him or hate him, when you're throwing rocks at him, you're throwing rocks at her and right now she needs she needs as much love as she can get from everybody."
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The R&B veteran has been dating a model known only as Carissa for over three years and the couple is set to wed, but their planned nuptials have already experienced a delay - Gill reveals he and his wife-to-be had initially hoped to exchange vows in July (11), but had to put the ceremony on hold while he worked on his upcoming album, Still Winning.
He tells Sister 2 Sister magazine, "Originally we were going to do July, and then the album came out..."
Still Winning, due to hit music retailers next week (20Sep11), is Gill's first solo studio album in 15 years.
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Chief Executive Officer of Notifi Records Ira DeWitt launched a legal battle against the singer earlier this month (Aug11) after Gill accused her of leaking an unfinished track on the Internet.
Gill took to his Twitter.com account to vent his frustration and called DeWitt "f**king nuts" and "deranged" - comments which the music executive felt damaged her reputation.
The pair has put the past behind them - DeWitt has agreed to drop the suit and complete work on Gill's next album.
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A "Taming of the Shrew"-inspired romantic comedy about three buddies who are so in love with three sisters that they bribe a local Lothario to romance the girls' foxy but man-less, meddling hellcat of an older sibling, "Deliver Us From Eva" is thick with unfulfilled promise.
Where there could be well-developed characters, there are empty caricatures of bossy black women and whipped black men instead. Where there should be smart comedy, there's a silly, sit-comy kidnapping scenario.
In under-thumb husband/boyfriend roles that good actors like Morris Chestnut or Terrence Howard could have added real substance to, "Eva" has cue-card-quality non-name players -- Mel Jackson (whose eyebrows move as much as his lips with every line delivery) and Dartanyan Edmonds (playing the kind of corn-row-coifed brother whose vocabulary doesn't extend much beyond the word "daaaaamn!").
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