I thought it looked familiar..20 years later it hits me..Hey, I wrote that...

A Harlem nun who claims her autobiography was the inspiration for the Whoopi Goldberg comedy “Sister Act” is suing Walt Disney Co. and Sony Pictures – 20 years after the movie hit the big screen. Delois Blakely is representing herself with allegations of breach of contract, misappropriation of likeness, unjust enrichment along with other claims, according to the complaint. Blakely was a “young, Black, singing nun serving the street people and youth of Harlem,” according to the complaint. Blakely reached out to film companies, including Tri Star Pictures producer Cynthia Bowles, regarding her 1987 autobiography, “The Harlem Street Nun.” A letter was supposedly mailed back to her expressing interest in movie rights. Later, producer Scott Rudin took the project from Tri-Star to Disney and went on to produce the film that made more than $230 million.

 

THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN...BUT, BEFORE YOU LEAVE TELL US ABOUT THIS NEW BOOK YOU'VE WRITTEN...

Apparently a lot of people want to hear Jeff Probst say more than “the tribe has spoken.” TV stations in more than 55% of the country have signed on for his syndicated daytime talk show. The one-hour talk show will start next fall. The description says Probst will cover topics from relationships and family dynamics to news makers to families and people facing challenges. Probst will continue his gig as “Survivor” host.

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS HAS GONE TO POT...AND PANS...

Macy’s has launched its Celebrity Tree Auction. Powered by the charity auction website charitybuzz, Macy’s Celebrity Tree Auction features 14 fantasy Christmas trees inspired by your favorite Macy’s stars including Jessica Simpson, Martha Stewart, Madonna, Donald Trump, Sean John, Emeril Lagasse, Kenneth Cole and Tommy Hilfiger. Bidders can visit www.macys.com/trees to preview and bid on the trees, which are on display at Macy’s Herald Square in New York. Each winner will have the tree delivered to their doorstep complete with in-home set up. All of the money raised will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

 

 

Pictured: The Emeril Lagasse tree