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Paula Patton just revealed at an ABFF (American Black Film Festival)talk that she’s been offered a role in the Sparkle remake that’s in the works by Salim and Mara Brock Akil (the team behind Jumping the Broom).

Patton didn’t confirm which role, but an offer has been made and is under consideration. She did say that they wanted her very specifically from the beginning.

We’ll keep you posted as this story develops.

Aug 16 2011

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Just one year after giving birth to her first child, Mission Impossible 4 actress Paula Patton has slipped back into a string bikini.
The Los Angeles native was joined by her husband, R&B singer Robin Thicke, today as she strutted around the beach in Miami, Florida.
Wearing a tiny brown string bikini and Chanel sunglasses, Paula, 35, showed off her curves as she frolicked in the water.
Later, the svelte star drew looks of admiration as she took a break from working on her tan and relaxed under an umbrella.
In April of 2010, the actress and her Grammy Award-winning husband, who is the son of actor Alan Thicke, welcomed their first child, a son named Julian Fuego.
Paula is in Miami this weekend promoting her latest films, at the 15th annual American Black Film Festival.The actress won critical acclaim in 2009 for breakout role as a concerned teacher in the gritty, Academy Award-winning film Precious.
The star, who attended film school at the University of Southern California has recently seen her career soar.
In May, she starred in the urban comedy, Jumping the Broom which cost just $6 million to make and earned nearly $40 million.
Paula also plays the female lead in the fourth Mission Impossible movie, which stars Tom Cruise and Hurt Locker actor Jeremy Renner.
She plays a young operative in the film which is due out in the UK on the 26th of December 2011.
In an interview last week with urban website, Paula raved about working with Cruise.
‘Working with Tom [Cruise] was the best experience,’ she said.
‘There is a reason he is one of the best movie stars ever, because he works so hard and he is so kind to everybody. I learned a tremendous amount working with him.’

Jul 19 2011

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles) for release December 16th. The film co-stars Ving Rhames, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Vladimir Mashkov, Michael Nyqvist, Josh Holloway, Simon Pegg, Lea Seydoux, and Anil Kapoor. Since some of you were wondering, that’s Dubai’s Burj Kahlifa, tallest building in the world.

Paula will play a young operative and the female lead alongside Tom Cruise and is due out in the UK on the 26th of December 2011.

Jul 08 2011

After just one episode, ‘Precious’ star Paula Patton has bowed out of her new role as an ADA on ‘Law & Order: SVU.’ The reason? She’ll be in ‘Mission Impossible 4.’

Melissa Sagemiller of TNT’s ‘Raising the Bar’ will replace Patton on the hit NBC series. Patton was tapped to play ADA Mikka Von on a recurring basis, but now she’ll appear in one episode before Sagemiller takes on the recurring ADA role in October.

According to TV Guide, Sagemiller will be an ADA from Brooklyn who respects Stabler and Benson.

Executive producer Neal Baer said Patton’s character will go out in a big way.

“Right before Paula started her first episode — which she’s shooting right now — she was offered a test for ‘Mission Impossible 4,’” Baer told TV Guide Magazine. “We had a contract, but I don’t want to stand in someone’s career path if they’re going to be in a huge feature film with Tom Cruise. So when she got that role, we recast ours.”

Sagemiller appeared in a 2000 episode of ‘SVU’ as Becky Sorenson. Her other TV credits include an episode of ‘The Guardian,’ ‘Sleeper Cell’ and ‘Without a Trace.’

Sep 11 2010

Breaking News from Deadline Hollywood!

EXCLUSIVE: Paula Patton has landed that female lead role that Deadline told you she was testing for, alongside actresses Lauren German and Kristen Kreuk. I’m told that Patton will play a young operative who works with Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt character. The film will not be called Mission: Impossible 4. Cruise and JJ Abrams, who hatched the project together, always envisioned it as a franchise reboot. The film begins production in the fall with Brad Bird directing Cruise, who’ll co-star with The Hurt Locker’s Jeremy Renner in what was another hotly contested role. Paramount co-finances the $150 million film with David Ellison’s Skydance banner. It marks the first film for Cruise and Paramount since he left the studio after generating over $3 billion in worldwide grosses for Paramount. [Source]

Congrats Paula!

Sep 01 2010

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Is Paula being eyed to star opposite Tom Cruise in MI: 4? Well here’s what Deadline Hollywood had to say…

Now that Jeremy Renner got the big male lead opposite Tom Cruise in the next Mission: Impossible, the focus of Paramount Pictures, director Brad Bird and producers Cruise and JJ Abrams is filling the role of a young female operative. I’m told that Lauren Germain and Paula Patton are testing for the job.

Here’s hoping they look to Ms. Patton to take on the role!

Aug 27 2010

While Robin Thicke’s lovely wife, Paula Patton, was filming her guest role on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” at the Empire Hotel on Monday, the singer had domestic chores to do. A source tells us Thicke was in the upper West Side hotel’s Lobby Bar, interviewing nannies for the couple’s 4-month old son, Julian Fuego. Don’t put those résumés away just yet, ladies and gentle-mannies: There’s no word if any of the “handful” of aspiring caregivers won over the “Sex Therapy” crooner.

Aug 26 2010

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This was posted earlier today on TVGuide!

Precious star Paula Patton will join the cast of Law & Order: SVU in the fall, NBC announced Wednesday.

Patton will play Assistant District Attorney Mikka Von in multiple episodes, beginning with Episode 5. She fills the ADA slot left vacant by both Stephanie March, who won’t return to SVU this fall, and guest star Sharon Stone.

“When I saw Paula Patton give that terrific performance in the multi-Oscar nominated Precious, I knew she’d be perfect for SVU’s new Assistant District Attorney — she’s funny, warm and witty with a penchant for justice,” executive producer Neal Baer said in a statement.

In Precious, Patton played Ms. Rain, a teacher who inspired Gabourey Sidibe’s titular troubled teen.

SVU returns for its 12th season on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

YAY! They made it happen! When new promos and stills are uploaded closer to the premiere of the show and Paula’s debut we will most definitely have them up in the gallery for you all to view.

Jul 21 2010

That’s the buzz according to Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello’s Ausiello Files!

Law & Order: SVU is close to reaching a verdict on a new full-time assistant district attorney. Sources confirm to me exclusively that Precious actress Paula Patton is in advanced talks to succeed Sharon Stone as ADA.

Reps for NBC and Wolf Films declined to comment.

Last April, Stone joined SVU for a four-episode arc as ADA Jo Marlowe. She replaced SVU vet Stephanie March, who has since moved on.

In Precious, Patton played Ms. Rain, the alternative high school teacher who served as a mentor of sorts for Gabourey Sidibe’s title character. And she was awesome.

I just have one thing to say… Make it happen Dick Wolf! Well wonderful IPP visitors – what do you think about this news?

Jun 23 2010

According to the very trusty Hollywood Reporter, Paula may have a new film soon! The best news of all is it would see our girl in a leading role!

Paula Patton, now onscreen in Just Wright, is in negotiations to topline the wedding-themed comedy Jumping the Broom. Television helmer Salim Akil is making his feature directorial debut on the project, which is slated to start shooting in the summer in Nova Scotia.

Written by Arlene Gibbs and Elizabeth Hunter, the film follows the clash of two black families from opposite ends of the socioeconomic background at a weekend wedding in Martha’s Vineyard. Patton would play the female lead of the wealthy family.

Bishop T.D. Jakes, Curtis Wallace, Tracey Edmonds, Glendon Palmer and Elizabeth Hunter are producing. Hunter did a recent polish on the script.

If the project comes together, it likely would go out through the Sony label.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

May 25 2010

Congratulations Paula & Robin!

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