Folks I can't make this up if I tried. I don't have that good an imagination. But Mary J. Blige, in a radio interview today on WENN in Birmingham, confirmed that she will be playing Dr. Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X's wife, in the TV movie Parallel Lives set to start shooting soon.

Yeah I know… You can't believe it either

The film deals with the relationship between Dr. Shabazz and Coretta Scott King.  In the interview Blige said that “I’m playing Betty and prepping for that now. I’ve been studying her online and watching her interviews.”

Personally I think it's going to take a LOT more than that. No word as to who will play Ms. King.

By the way whatever happened to that Nina Simone project she was attached to?