NEW TRAILER: Stephanie Mills & Erica Campbell Star in Lifetime’s ‘Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story’ on April 8!

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Following the immensely popular Seven Deadly Sins movies—LustEnvyWrath and GreedLifetime continues the anthology with a new sin and new movie, Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story. Executive produced by T.D. Jakes, Derrick Williams and Shaun Robinson, and inspired by actual events, the movie centers on the story of a famous bakery owner and reality TV star Birdie Moore (Grammy-Award winner, Stephanie Mills) whose past secrets threaten the enormous success she has achieved. Joining Mills are co-stars Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles as Birdie’s son, Gabe Moore; Keeya King as her granddaughter, Ella Boudreaux; and Grammy-Award winner Erica Campbell as Pastor Trey. Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story premieres on Saturday, April 8 at 8/7c.

The prior Seven Deadly Sins Lifetime original movies – LustEnvyWrath and Greed – attracted close to 7 million total viewers in 2022!

Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story tells the story of reality TV star Birdie Moore (Stephanie Mills), whose carefully constructed world starts to crumble — like the baked goods that catapulted her to fame — when her family secrets are brought to light. To salvage her legacy, Birdie must let go of the pride that estranged her from her daughter. Birdie’s pride also prevents her from seeing that her son Gabe Moore (Thomas Miles) is actually a thieving opportunist and that her granddaughter Ella Boudreaux (Keeya King) is just a lost twenty-something trying to build up her life after some missteps. While pride helped drive Birdie’s success, it also made her blind to what was happening around her. Will Birdie finally be able to see and admit the truth, or face the consequences of her pride?

See the trailer below!

Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story is produced by Neshama Entertainment, T.D. Jakes Enterprises, DNA Media Group and RobinHood Productions in association with MarVista Entertainment. T.D. Jakes, Derrick Williams, and Shaun Robinson serve as executive producers along with Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew for MarVista Entertainment, and Arnie Zipursky and Suzanne Berger for Neshama. Pride is directed by Troy Scott from a script written by Felicia Brooker. Award-winning composer and music director, Ray Chew, is the movie’s composer.

In addition to Stephanie Mills, Thomas Miles and Keeya King, the movie also stars Lucia Walters (Virgin River) as Shanice; and Jaime M. Callica (Ruthless) as Khalil.

The Seven Deadly Sins movie anthology is inspired by novels from author Victoria Christopher Murray, who is a consulting producer on Pride.

I will be watching!

Any thoughts?

Meagan Good Tells ESSENCE Divorce from DeVon Franklin Was Nothing She ‘Would Have Ever Chosen,’ Reiterates She Wants Children…

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I’m Back…Again…While away, I celebrated the first birthday of my M&M twins and did some freelance work. Mama only has so many hours in a day so it is what it is, saints. I don’t take any of you, my dear readers, for granted, but I do hope that you understand the rhythms and rigors of a working writer and now a working mama. Sometimes I think about getting help from outside sources so that I won’t have to take breaks from time to time, but I love my humble corner of the World Wide Web so much that I don’t think I could share it with anyone so…

But on to the subject of today’s post…

Color me confused…Last August, I shared that Meagan Good shared that contrary to what I thought, she does want to have a child and opposing stances on whether to have children was not what broke up Hollywood power couple DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good. Well in a recent interview with ESSENCE magazine, the Harlem star shared even more…

  “It’s nothing that I would have ever chosen, and when I realized that it was happening, I was devastated. I was like, ‘This is me, Lord. I did everything that I could do to the best of my ability. I don’t understand why I did all these things, and then this is my end result.’”

Good, who still considers Franklin “an incredible and beautiful person,” makes it a point to say there was never anything malicious done on either of their parts to hurt the other. As some suspected, this wasn’t about her not wanting children, she still does. And nothing about the book they published in 2017, The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love, was the least bit dishonest, she adds, though the circumstances of their union caused her to temporarily question that path.

“I struggled with that,” she admits. “I was like, ‘I don’t know if I should be celibate now. I don’t know what I should do.’ I even was at a point early on when I felt, obviously, I still believe in Jesus, but I’m not sure what to believe about anything else anymore.”

Read the rest of the story HERE.

She also goes on to share it was her biggest fear that what happened to her parents, that they would be married for 10 years and then divorce. She also realized that while she does believe that God told her DeVon Franklin was her husband prior to them getting married, God also gives us free will. She wanted to be married forever, but DeVon apparently didn’t…

I agree that God does give us free will. That means that sometimes our choices put us outside of God’s will for our lives. So did DeVon Franklin step outside of the will of God in deciding to divorce Meagan Good? Perhaps. I know that according to God’s word, he hates divorce, but I also know His son Jesus died because we don’t always live up to God’s standards

Since the two have shared so much about their relationship as relationship influencers, I’m glad Meagan is opening up more about what happened. And I think for the sake of credibility, DeVon should share more as well. This responsibility is why I shy away from monetizing my personal relationships. I’m willing to share some things as we all do in this social media age. However, I’m not willing to share erethang…

Still, as their sister in Christ, I wish them well in all of their endeavors, both personally and professionally. Life isn’t easy…Christian or otherwise… and life be lifin’ sometimes so that’s all I have to say on that…

Any thoughts?


WE tv Celebrates the Premiere ‘Grown & Gospel’ in Atlanta…(PHOTOS)

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Atlanta’s elite, WE tv and ALLBLK fans, influencers and cast members gathered at Silverspot Cinema in Atlanta to celebrate the premiere of WE tv’s “Grown & Gospel” on Wednesday, March 15. Cast members in attendance included Breeann “Bree” Hammond, J. Brooks, Tasha Page-Lockhart, Elijah Connor, Nikkia Cole-Beach and Shana Wilson-Williams. The show’s creator and reality television royalty, Carlos King, was also in attendance.

“Grown & Gospel,” premiered on March 16 at 9pm ET on WE tv with new episodes available on popular AMC streaming service ALLBLK every Monday.


The six one-hour episodes follow five, career-driven childhood friends searching for success in the Detroit gospel scene and beyond. Navigating the murky waters of the music industry and hustling to step out of the shadows of their prominent parents…this close-knit crew grapples with their strict upbringing and high standards as they push towards being the new generation of Gospel. Hearts are broken, dark secrets revealed, as they work to make names for themselves in the music scene and balance their personal lives with career ambition.

Watch the trailer below followed by a few snaps ( Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Derek White) from the premiere…

Breeann Hammond

Carlos King

Shana Wilson

(L-R) Tasha Page-Lockhart, J. Brooks, Kat Uyenco, Nikkia Cole-Beach, Angel Taylor, Elijah Connor, Breeann Hammond, Lauren Gellert, Carlos King, and Shana Wilson

Will you be watching?

Any thoughts?