TLC returns with 'CrazySexyCool' movie and music

Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins (left) and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas of TLC attend the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Story highlights

  • VH-1 premieres "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" October 21
  • Keke Palmer plays Chilli, Lil' Mama portrays Left Eye and Drew Sidora is T-Boz
  • Lil' Mama may tour with TLC next year, Chilli says
  • Film's soundtrack "TLC 20" releases Tuesday with a ballad crafted by Ne-Yo
TLC, the superstar girl group of the 1990s, is officially back with new music, a movie about them and plans to tour.
"We had a great run," said Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas. "To be here two decades later and have another chance to do even more, I feel like the sky is the limit."
Chilli and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins had mounted other comebacks since Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes died in a car crash in 2002, but challenges -- including a brain tumor that blinded T-Boz for a time -- slowed them.
"This is our baby"
When VH-1 premieres "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" on October 21, a new generation of potential fans will learn about the groundbreaking trio.
Chilli and T-Boz were closely involved from start to finish in developing the script, casting and preparing the actors, Chilli said. "This is our baby."
Actress-singer Keke Palmer plays Chilli, rapper Lil' Mama portrays Left Eye and Drew Sidora is T-Boz.
"We basically took them under our wings and we shared a lot of stories with them," Chilli said. "We spent a lot of time with them, and they were very observant when it came to looking at how Tionne and I interact with each other, the chemistry that we naturally have."