Angela Bassett and Mary J. Blige will play the widows of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X in "Betty & Coretta"
"The Help" star's MLK-referencing speech brought "recognition and light to this workforce," association president says
The two studios had been developing separate projects about the slain civil rights leader
The studio had an aggressive timeline for "Memphis," but the pieces didn't fall into place on time
On Obama, racist Irishmen and why it's good to be a pimp.