Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction and usually a lot more interesting. Some celebrities will go to great lengths to remain relevant, see their names in print or even just be mentioned. Here’s some famous folks who made headlines (some) intentionally and some . . . not so much . . . but could definitely star in their own lifetime movie.
1. Jennifer Hudson
Hudson rose to fame after a stint on “American Idol” and an Oscar-winning performance in “Dream Girls.” Everything was looking up for the big-voiced star until 2008 when her mother, brother, and young nephew were murdered by a close family friend. Despite, the devastating loss, Hudson bounced back find love with WWE’s punk, having a son, and losing over 80 pounds. (PR)
2. R. Kelly
R. Kelly grew up in Hyde Park, Chicago in a single mother home with three other siblings. At a young age, he was sexually abused and at the age of 11, he was shot in the shoulder while riding home. He began street performing underneath the Chicago “L” train and then formed a group with his friend Marc McWilliams, Vincent Walker, and Shawn Brooks in 1989. In 1990 the group disbanded and R. Kelly signed. He became really popular with his music and among the ladies until his first mess up when he illegally married the late 15-year-old singer Aaliyah in 1994. In 2002 he got involved in a sex tape scandal showing him having sex and urinating on an underage a girl. He went to court for a while with that before picking more allegations of having a sex cult in in 2017.
Raised by his mother after his father left with three other siblings in Los Angeles, CA. He started singing from a young age and started out in a Coca-Cola commerical. He had couple singles and became apart of the singing group in 2007 with Tank and Ginuwine. But it wasn’t unitl 2017 that Tyrese’s life could be considered a Lifetime movie. The “Fast & Furious” star has been fighting with The Rock about the next film to his custody battle with his ex-wife that’s caused him chest pains after court, sending a plane in the sky with a message of love for his daughter, buying his mother a new home, and dedicating the song “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye to his 10-year-old daughter.