New doc promises to showcase rare archival footage and song demos, as well as capturing the late singer in very candid moments.
Bobby Brown says he hopes Nick Gordon, the man found "legally responsible" in Brown's daughter's death, goes to prison "where somebody can rape him."
“The New Edition Story” writer Abdul Williams takes us inside his process of making the new benchmark for music biopics with BET.
Tyler Henry delivers a message to Bobby Brown from Whitney Houston saying she was with their daughter, Bobbi Kristina, when she passed from life to afterlife.
On The New Edition Story, we were continually offered ’80s and ’90s eye candy with some gorgeous outfits, and in Part 3 we were dazzled by the perfect remake of several music videos, including the New Edition’s “If It Isn’t Love.” This video has the New Edition rehearsing their dance moves and their instructor, Brooke Payne, making sure everything is perfect. The series went onto recreate Bobby Brown’s hit, “Every Little Step I Take,” complete with suspenders and leather bike shorts. It’s possible that Wood McClain is a better Bobby Brown than Brown himself.
On The New Edition Story: Part One, we watched the New Edition boys turn into men. Instead it’s just the beginning of his downward spiral, as he starts using cocaine and having sex with other women. WIth the band on the line, the New Edition takes a vote and decides Bobby is bad for business.
BET’s "The New Edition Story" chronicles the boy band’s start, voting Bobby Brown out of the group, the formation of Bell Biv DeVoe, and lots of great outfits.
There have been scores of TV movies tracing the rise (and usually fall) of pop groups, most of them trite, a few of them exciting. While I know the return on investment in watching any one of these is low, I’m still a sucker for showbiz sagas like this. (My all-time fave: Dead Man’s Curve, made in 1978 about the beach-music duo Jan and Dean, played by Bruce Davison and a pre-Battlestar Galactica Richard Hatch.) So when it came to The New Edition Story, a three-night “event” movie on BET starting Tuesday, I came to the project with high hopes and low expectations.
New Edition fans, if you’re planning on tuning in to BET’s three-night miniseries about the R&B group, premiering Jan. 24, be prepared to see a movie that has a lot more in common with recent musical biographies like Straight Outta Compton and the History of the Eagles documentary. Like those fine flicks, The New Edition Story focuses on the music, and, in this instance, uses it to plot a timeline of the group’s history. From their beginnings as preteens in Boston’s Orchard Park projects and eventual international success to their turbulent personal histories, music industry trials, and changing lineup thanks to various side projects and solo albums, the miniseries features all six New Edition members as producers — leading to an honest, warts-and-all story that holds surprises for even the most devoted fans of Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, and Johnny Gill.
Teddy Riley was honored with the Legend Award at BET’s Soul Train Awards on Sunday night. Cedric the Entertainer presented Teddy with the award, and while talking about Teddy’s career, he said, “Teddy, like so many people, he started music in church. Teddy has had a long history in the music industry and is credited with creating the new jack swing genre.
Bobbi Kristina may have passed away back in July after spending months in a medically induced coma, but her father is confident that she’s still with him in spirit. Bobby Brown opened up about losing his daughter during a recent interview with WBLS-FM host Déjà Vu at NYC’s Circle of Sisters Expo 2015. “I’ve gained another angel to carry me through whatever I have to go through,” the R&B artist explained. “I’m really blessed with my children and everything that I have to do is about that.”