Joyful Noise, starring Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton and Keke Palmer hits theaters Friday, January 13. The 18-year-old Palmer, who plays Olivia in the film, had no problem transitioning from her to this more mature role, where she shares her first on-screen kiss. And she had no problem holding her own with this multitalented, multigenerational and multicultural cast. The young singer/actress even picked up a few tips and trade secrets from the CoverGirl and the country star.
Tyler Perry is back with For Better or Worse. In the new television series, Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White reprise their roles as the hot-headed, no-nonsense Angela and her “Please Baby, Let Me Explain” husband Marcus from the popular Why Did I Get Married movies. Upscale sat down with the onscreen duo to get their takes on love, life, laughter, the lessons in between—and the mistakes that they’ve learned to never make again.