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Well, this is a little different. Toni Braxton, perennially bankrupt pop R&B star, is going to play Darlene Love in Oprah Winfrey’s TV Movie about the Phil Spector superstar. Darlene has had a Renaissance in the last year because of her participation in the Oscar winning doc “20 Feet from Stardom.”

Braxton is a little old to play Darlene during her Phil Spector days– she’s 46–but the magic of Hollywood will deal with that. Toni has a new album out with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. And the two of them were just on Broadway in “After Midnight.”

It will be interesting to see if Oprah and OWN can get the rights to Darlene’s music with Phil Spector, back when she was the lead singer of the Crystals. I’m a little surprised that Toni was chosen, not just because of her age. Braxton is more of a ballads singer. Darlene is a power singer. We’ll see how that works out.

Oprah’s OWN also announced a bunch of new shows, including interviews with Justin Timberlake, Lionel Richie, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, and Vanessa Williams on her “Master Class” shows.

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  1. Julie I think your comment was out of line jennifer hudson is not that good of a actress as a matter of fact i dont like her as a actress or singer all that whooping and hollering get on my nerves it oprah production company not your if she choose toni braxton than that her business when you get a production company than you can hire jennifer hudson and you can laugh all you want toni braxton has done her job she has nothing to prove what ever she does now is a plus

  2. Open letter to Oprah and OWN: This channel continues to confuse me. Whomever is selecting the current line-up of shows needs to be fired or transferred to the Hallmark channel. No one within the OWN target audience gives a hoot about Lindsey, 48 hour crime show marathons, reality shows with a cast of uninteresting characters who play it up for the camera or that ridiculous Tyler Perry show. B actress Toni Braxton as Darlene Spector? Laughable, especially when there are so many other talented actresses/singers Jennifer Hudson type out there who could kill the part. In some areas, the producers get it right, but the overall content of the channel is hit or miss, with the latter being the most common.

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