Angela Bassett and Courtney B Vance will be able to spend a lot more time together as they have each inked a deal to appear on the hit NBC series "ER". According to NBC, Courtney B. Vance, Bassett's real-life spouse, has taken a recurring role for the NBC drama's 15th and last season. He'll be playing the husband of Bassett's character, a new attending physician at County General. "We are excited to see the on-screen chemistry and emotion this incredibly talented husband and wife team will bring to our show," executive producer David Zabel says. "Fans are in for a treat, and we couldn't be more thrilled that they chose 'ER' to make their first appearance together." Vance starred on NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" for five seasons, playing Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver.
Actress ANGELA BASSETT has landed the role of slain rapper NOTORIOUS B.I.G.'s mother, a portrayal of Voletta Wallace, in the upcoming biopic. Bassett says she jumped at the chance to be a part of the project after taking a look at the script, which she insists does a "wonderful job of bringing his life to the page."She adds, "It's flashbacks, starting at the funeral, through the eyes of different characters in his life."The role comes less than a month after Bassett was honored with the 2,358th star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles.Notorious B.I.G., real name Christopher Wallace, was gunned down after a Vibe magazine party in Los Angeles in 1997.Newcomer Jamal Woolard will play the rapper in the new film.