OWN Moves Into TV Movies With Darlene Love Memoir

Darlene Love
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Oprah Winfrey to exec produce the project

OWN is moving into the longform business, acquiring the rights to singer Darlene Love’s memoir for adaptation as a TV movie to be exec produced by  Oprah Winfrey.

Love’s memoir, “My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story,” is slated to be OWN’s first original telepic. Love is exec producing alongside Morgan Neville, director of the recent docu on Love and other backup singers, “Twenty Feet From Stardom.”

Love’s rich voice distinguishes a slew of 1960s and ’70s pop and R&B hits, including “He’s a Rebel” and “Today I Met The Boy I’m Gonna Marry.”

“The fantastic life journey of music great Darlene Love is the perfect choice for our first original scripted movie,” said OWN prexy Sheri Salata.

“From her first hit song to her darkest days cleaning houses in Beverly Hills to make ends meet, to the triumphant comeback that made rock and roll history, Darlene is a true living legend who worked with many of the greatest talents in music from Elvis Presley and Tom Jones to Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and Bruce Springsteen,” she said.

OWN has also licensed the first broadcast window for “Twenty Feet From Stardom.” Doc will premiere on OWN next year.

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  1. This would be the most fantastic FLOP of all time. Darlene Love is not a truthful person. For 30 years she claimed that she sang the Da Doo Ron Ron. At my persistence and research, she finally stated that her voice is not on the DDRR. She stated this on CBS’s This Morning two weeks ago today. She also claimed that The Blossoms sang background on Betty Everett’s hit, the Shoop Shoop Song. The Opals of Chicago sang background on the SSS. Darlene was being disingenuous as The Blossoms sang background on the SSS as sung by Merry Clayton. That rendition was a flop. The one, the only and the original singer of the DDRR is La La Brooks, formerly of The Crystals. And yes Morgan Neville found out the truth from La La’s management. Morgan Neville called La La Brooks and apologized to her. Kind of shallow though. The Oscar went to a documentary that has verified incorrect information. All provided as a lie from Darlene Love. Because of this, I no longer have any respect for the Oscar.


    • RWilson says:

      Dang here you are again. This article makes no mention of DDRR yet here you are wheeling out this old chestnut. No one cares except you.

      • Roger L. Chemel says:

        If you look under your couch you can find your Ritalin there. And if you have noticed, there has been no show and there will not be a show made about Darlene produced by Oprah. The truth is so inconvenient for some people.

  2. Wayne M. Phillips says:

    A movie about Darlene Love will/would be fantastic. She has a beautiful voice. Love her!!!

  3. Talisha Harrison says:

    Reblogged this on Mia Musicología.

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