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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: New documentary shines spotlight on Chris Brown

Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Chris Brown will get the chance to tell his story when “Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life” comes to cinemas nationwide this June.

Directed by Andrew Sandler and produced by Andrew Listermann, the documentary features new interviews with the international phenomenon and reveals long-awaited answers about his passion for making music, his tumultuous and much publicized relationships and the pitfalls of coming of age in the public eye.

It also includes brand-new concert footage, behind-the-scenes access and special interviews from Usher, Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, Mary J Blige, Mike Tyson, Rita Ora, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Jenkins and more.

Celebrating more than 10 years in the music business, Brown arrived on the music scene in 2005 as a 16-year-old with his hit single “Run It!” from his eponymous debut album. Since then, he’s racked up 10 million album sales worldwide and debuted six No. 1 singles. Meanwhile, his total song sales stand at 69 million and he has over five billion views on Vevo.

Adding the coveted Grammy Award to his collection, Brown is the recipient of more than 40 awards, including Billboard Music Awards for Artist of the Year (2006) and Top R&B Artist (2012), four BET Awards for Best Male R&B Artist and MTV Video Music Awards for Best Male Video and Best Choreography for “Turn Up the Music” (2012). His forthcoming eighth studio album is slated for release later this year.

In addition to the documentary, moviegoers will be treated to both a special intro and exclusive Q&A with Brown himself.

Fathom Events and Riveting Entertainment bring “Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life” to movie theaters nationwide on June 8 only at 7:30 p.m. local time. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com and www.ChrisBrownDocumentary.com, or at participating theater box offices.

GOLDEN: Two-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and newly announced coach on NBC’s “The Voice” Jennifer Hudson will join Center Theatre Group’s 50th anniversary celebration performance May 20 at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Hudson joins previously announced cast of Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick, Tyne Daly, Merle Dandridge, Keith David, Louis Gossett Jr., Clint Holmes, David Henry Hwang, Alfred Molina, Edward James Olmos, Phylicia Rashad, Jimmy Smits and others.

CLIPPETTES: Pretty Ricky performs on May 20 at The Novo DTLA. Tickets are only $10

King Lil G holds court at the Fonda Theatre on May 21

The M.E. Tour featuring Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benét lands on May 23 at Anaheim’s House of Blues

John Legend: Darkness & Light Tour hits the Santa Barbara Bowl on May 25

TC ON TV: May 19 – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix): One of the funniest shows on the network returns for a third season. “Celebrity Undercover Boss” (CBS): Restauranteur/Author Marcus Samuelsson. Tavis Smiley” (PBS): Faith Evans

May 20 – “The Wizard of Lies” (HBO): Starring Robert De Niro, who also serves as an executive producer, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Bernie and Ruth Madoff. “SNL” (NBC): Dwayne Johnson hosts this season finale with musical guest Katy Perry.

May 21 – “2017 Billboard Music Awards” (ABC): Drake, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj and Ed Sheeran are among the performers for the show this year that will bestow their ICON Award to Cher. “Food Network Star: Comeback Kitchen” (Food): Valerie Bertinelli and Tyler Florence return to co-host this second chance for “Food Network Star” finalists. “Twin Peaks” (Showtime): After 25 years, the landmark TV series returns directed entirely by creator David Lynch. “Into The Badlands” (AMC): Season finale.

May 22 – “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special (CBS): Jennifer Lopez “Independent Lens” (PBS): “They Call Us Monsters” looks at the facility where L.A. houses its most violent juvenile criminals. “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (NBC): Sterling K. Brown (“This is Us” “The People vs. OJ Simpson”)

May 24 – “Dirty Dancing” (ABC): Check out Billy Dee Williams, Nicole Scherzinger and Katey Segal in this new adaptation. “Shots Fired” (Fox): Season finale. “Survivor” (CBS): A winner from the “Game Changers” is announced. “Empire” (Fox): Demi Moore, real-life mom of new cast member Rumor Willis, makes an appearance in this season ender which is said will leave viewers speechless in the final five minutes.

May 25 – “Love Connection” (Fox): The popular dating game returns with Andy Cohen orchestrating the matches. “Beat Shazam” (Fox): Jamie Foxx hosts this new interactive music-based game show boasting a million dollar prize. “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” (WE): features a tight-knit crew of friends including Shad Moss, aka Bow Wow; Shaniah Mauldin, daughter of Jermaine Dupri and sister figure to Bow; Reginae Carter, the daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Wright; Zonnique Pullins, the daughter of hip hop power couple T.I. & Tiny; Brandon Barnes, the son of famed hip hop manager Debra Antney and brother to hip hop star Waka Flocka Flame and Brandon’s cousin Ayana Fite, the daughter of Beastie Boys mainstay, DJ Hurricane. “Red Nose Day” (NBC): A star-studded cast of Hollywood favorites is coming together to have fun, raise money and change the lives of kids in need.

TASTY QUIP: “I think we as Americans better learn to unite. We need to put our elected officials’ feet to the fire and demand that they work together or they won’t get back into office. We’re getting further and further apart in this technological age. Everybody can’t be right. I think this is an opportunity, actually, to look at ourselves and say, ‘Are we together, really, and are we holding our officials accountable to make sure they’re working together?’ This is what’s happening, and God only knows where it’s going.” – DENZEL WASHINGTON

As featured in the Los Angeles Wave and Independent, Tasty Clips is one of the leading entertainment newspaper columns on the West Coast, serving nearly one million weekly readers. To reach Bill Vaughan, send email to tastyclips@yahoo.com or via Twitter @tastyclips.

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