Lifetime to Air ‘Wrath’ & ‘Greed’ from Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Seven Deadly Sins Anthology Movie Series on April 16 & 23!

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As a lifelong book lover, I’m always excited at the prospect of learning about a new book! And I’m equally excited to learn when books are made into films, another art form that I love! And when I learn that that an author whom I know is the author of the original book, I absolutely have to support! I’m so excited to share with you that my sorority sister and New York Times bestselling author Victoria Christopher Murray is continuing to be blessed with book-to-film projects courtesy of Bishop T.D. Jakes!!! Keep reading for the details!

On the heels of last year’s popular Lust and Envy movies seen by over 9.4 million viewers in their airings, Lifetime announces the next two Seven Deadly Sins Anthology movie installments, Wrath and Greed, from executive producers Bishop T.D. Jakes, Derrick Williams and Shaun Robinson. Based on the series of books by Victoria Christopher Murray, Wrath: A Seven Deadly Sins Story stars Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), Tina Knowles-Lawson (Profiled: The Black Man), Romeo Miller (Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection) and Antonio Cupo (Blood & Treasure) while Greed: A Seven Deadly Sins Story is headlined by Monique Coleman (A Christmas Dance Reunion), LisaRaye McCoy (A House Divided), Eric Benét (Real Husbands of Hollywood) and Nathan Witte (Merry Liddle Christmas Baby). Below are the movie descriptions and premiere dates.

WRATH: A SEVEN DEADLY SINS STORY

Saturday, April 16 at 8/7c

After single lawyer Chastity Jeffries (Michelle Williams) meets Xavier Collins (Antonio Cupo), he seems to be everything she is looking for in a partner—handsome, smart and a lawyer as well. As his affection turns to obsession, Chastity realizes that she has been swept up by Xavier’s passion and abandoned her principles. When Xavier’s jealousy and wrath lead to suspicious actions and dangerous threats, Chastity confides in her mother Sarah (Tina Knowles-Lawson) and turns to her former childhood boyfriend Roger Thompkins (Romeo Miller). But in the end, it is Chastity that will have to fight to save herself.

 

GREED: A SEVEN DEADLY SINS STORY

Saturday, April 23 at 8/7c

Interior decorator Zuri Maxwell (Monique Coleman) had it all – a career she adored, loving family and friends, and a good man in her life, artist Stephon Gardner (Nathan Witte). But greed threatens to destroy everything when Zuri meets handsome benefactor and entrepreneur Godfrey Anderson (Eric Benét) and his fabulously wealthy aunt Miss Viv (LisaRaye McCoy). They have everything Zuri thinks she wants. As Godfrey romances her, she compromises the values and morals that should guide her in an effort to be part of the moneyed world she so desperately wants to be part of.

And if you’re a fast reader, you still have time to read both books Wrath & Greed before the movies air!

Aside: I hope I won’t embarrass Victoria by mentioning this but she along with many other friends and loved ones contributed to my baby shower gift registry. I don’t mean to single out her contribution but since this post is about her books, her generous contribution, in particular, helped us buy our cribs for our twin girls! So please support this generous author 🙂

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Former OWN ‘Greenleaf’ Actress LeToya Luckett aka Rochelle Cross Announces Divorce on Instagram…

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I’ve heard that many couples divorce at the beginning of the New Year after the holidays to get a fresh start. Sadly that was the case for former OWN ‘Greenleaf’ actress LeToya Luckett aka Rochelle Cross and her soon-to-be ex-husband Tommicus Walker. See the announcement below…

 

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Below is more information from PEOPLE magazine.

…The former Destiny’s Child member, 39, and Texas entrepreneur, 40, announced that they are divorcing after three years of marriage, and four months after welcoming son Tysun Wolf.

“After very prayerful consideration, Tommicus and I have decided to get a divorce,” she wrote, sharing a photo of the two and their children Tysun, 4 months, and Gianna Iman, 2. “It is my deepest desire for us to be loving co-parents and keep a peaceful environment out of respect for our children.”

“Please understand our need for privacy,” she ended the note, captioned “Love always 💔.” “Thank you in advance for your prayers, support & space to heal as we tread through this challenging time.”

Walker shared a similar message, describing their decision as “very difficult.”

“We remain committed to our family as co-parents and we ask that you please respect our privacy and the safety of our children at this time,” he wrote. “We happily remain committed as caring friends with great love and respect for one another.”

Read the rest HERE.

It was just a short while I ago that I wrote about her debuting her first baby bump in OWN ‘Greenleaf’ Actress LeToya Luckett aka Rochelle Cross Shows Off Baby Bump at 2018 Black Music Honors! (PHOTOS)

I wish them well as they navigate this new normal in this New Year.

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Michelle Williams, formerly of Destiny’s Child, Debuts Cover for Her New Book ‘Checking In!’

'Checking In' is Available for Pre-Ordering Now!

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As I shared with you last month, Michelle Williams, formerly of Destiny’s Child, will be releasing her first book entitled Checking In (Nelson Books),  an account of her journey with mental health and wellness, on May 25, 2021!

Well, now she is debuting the cover for her new book! Check out her announcement below:

Below is the official description of Checking In from Amazon:

Acclaimed musical artist Michelle Williams shares the intimate, never-before-told story of how, even in the midst of enormous fame and success, she battled depression, leading her to find her true calling as an advocate for mental health–especially her own.

As a member of Destiny’s Child, one of the top female R&B groups of all time, Michelle Williams felt blessed. After the group disbanded, she continued to create bestselling albums, appear on television shows, and star in theater productions. Though she had always struggled with low moods, in 2018 her depression deepened, and when she found herself planning her own funeral, she checked herself into a treatment facility. There she found the help she needed to live out the incredible story God was writing for her life.

In her first book, Michelle courageously shares the hidden secrets that nearly ended her life; the importance of her faith, family, and friends; and the lessons she learned about prioritizing her mental health. She is on a quest to increase mental health awareness and urges others to understand the importance of “checking in” with themselves, God, and others. Her candid, often humorous, and incredibly brave book will inspire readers who desire hope for their own difficult times.

Well, I’m one of those “nosey folk” that she speaks of so I will be getting my copy of Checking In! LOL! What about you?

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