The inspiring life of Betty & Coretta, starring Mary J Blige and Angela Bassett airs on Lifetime February 2, 2013
"She was the one...who tried being - through all the
trails - she tried to be positive and happy when bad things happened...Betty was like that," said nine-time Grammy Award
winning Mary J. Blige, who stars in the Lifetime Original Movie presentation of "Betty & Coretta" as Dr. Betty
Shabazz. Angela Bassett plays Coretta Scott King in the "based on a true story" film that airs on Lifetime Television
Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Mary J. and her husband Kendu Isaacs are co-executive producers
on the project along with Larry Sanitsky, Jaha Johnson and Polly Anthony. Yves Simoneau serves as director on the story by
Ron Hutchinson and Shem Bitterman.
"We didn't come in wanting to be producers," Blige said. "We
were blown away by the script. It made us think about being a part of something so important."
Malik Yoba is Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. in this tragic but inspiring film of two women whose very public husbands were assassinated leaving
them single mothers faced with the task of providing solely for their families.
They are also faced with
continuing a civil rights legacy their husbands started that help change the American way of life. Blige said Betty found
herself also witnessing a change in her husband after an overseas trip - just before he was killed - that had a man once on
the opposite sides of the Civil Rights movement now working alongside Martin Luther King, Jr.'s non-violence strategy.
The result is a bond between the two women like no other that spans over 30 years.
he came back he began to work with Martin Luther King, Jr," Mary pointed out about Betty's husband Malcolm X played by
Lindsay Owens Pierre. "That was very significant and very important."
Mary J. Blige said what
she learned about Betty Shabazz is that her main focus was education and the education of her children. Watch the amazing
story of "Betty & Coretta," a Lifetime Original Movie presentation, Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
and '30 Rock' led in wins at the 19th Annual SAG Awards
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, presented by SAG-AFTRA, was recently held at the Los Angeles
Shrine Exposition, and aired live on both TNT and TBS. The awards show honored outstanding motion picture and primetime television
performances of 2012.
"No, I didn't," said Rico Rodriguez - who plays Manny Delgado in the ABC
series "Modern Family" - about the show's SAG Award win for "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy
Series." "It was so cool to be able to roll out the red carpet then come out here today and them calling our names!"
Also present were the other actors of the series, which included Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Lily Tucker-Pritchett),
Julie Bowen (Claire Dunphy), Ty Burrell (Phil Dunphy), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell Pritchett), Nolan Gould (Luke Dunphy),
who also rolled out the red carpet with Rico the day before; Sarah Hyland (Haley Dunphy), Ed O'Neill (Jay Pritchett), Eric
Stonestreet (Cameron Tucker), Sofia Vergara (Gloria Delgado-Pritchett), and Ariel Winter (Alex Dunphy). PBS' "Downton
Abby" won for "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series" and the Warner Bros.' film ARGO won
for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture."
Tounchstone Pictures' Lincoln, with
NBC's "30 Rock," led with the most wins. Lincoln won twice in the Theatrical Motion Pictures category with Daniel
Day-Lewis for his role as Abraham Lincoln and Tommy Lee Jones for his role as Thaddeus Stevens. "30 Rock" won twice
when Alec Baldwin took home a SAG Actor statuette for his role as Jack Donaghy and Tina Fey won for her role as Liz Lemon.
In the category of "Outstanding Stunt Ensemble" winners included Columbia Pictures' Skyfall in Motion
Pictures and HBO's "Game of Thrones" in Television Series categories. The legendary Dick Van Dyke received the SAG
49th Annual Life Achievement Award.
Other winners in the Primetime Television category included Kevin Costner
in History's "Hatfields & McCoys" for his role as "Devil Anse" Hatfield; Julianne Moore in HBO's "Game
Change" for her role as Sarah Plain; Bryan Cranston for his role as Walter White in AMC's "Breaking Bad," and
Claire Danes for her role as Carrie Mathison in Showtime's "Homeland."
In the category for Theatrical
Motion Pictures additional winners included Jennifer Lawrence for her role as Tiffany in The Weinstein Company presentation
of Silver Linings Playbook and Anne Hathaway for her role as Fantine in the Universal Picture presentation Les Miserables.
For more information log onto www.SAG.org or www.SAGAwards.org.
(Columnist: Eunice Moseley is a PR/media & promotions consultant,
and as well as a syndicated entertainment columnist for over 20 years - www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)