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Check out this morning's edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry.

This week's show featured "Saints & Sinners" actress Lisa Arrindell. She stopped by the studios to chat about her sinister character on the Bounce TV show and her appearance in the film adaptation of the book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." The original movie starring Oprah Winfrey airs this month (April 22) on HBO. 

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This week's edition of #UPFRONT was simply divine!  It featured "Greenleaf" actress and Stellar Award nominee Deborah Joy Winans. The rising superstar stopped by the studio to talk about the second season of the popular OWN series as well as singing on the series' soundtrack and starring in the musical, "Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story."

HBO has released the new trailer and premiere date for the upcoming film, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” starring Oprah Winfrey.

 

Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951. Without her consent, pieces of the tumor that killed her were removed and used for medical exploration and to build a billion-dollar research industry. The film is based on Rebecca Skloot‘s nonfiction book of the same name and features Winfrey as Lacks’ daughter, Deborah Lacks.

 

 

BroadwayWorld is reporting that actors—Isaiah Johnson, Joaquina Kalukango and Kyle Scatliffe—have been added to the cast of Broadway’s upcoming revival of "The Color Purple." Johnson will play the role of “Mister” while Kalukango will play “Nettie” and Scatliffe will star as “Harpo.”