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‘Coming 2 America’ Sequel Set To Premiere On Amazon Prime March 2021

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According to several confirmed reports, the long-awaited Coming 2 America sequel that was slated for release December 2020, will premiere on Amazon Prime in March 2021.

All of the original Coming 2 America cast from Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, and Paul Bates will be a part of this film as well as other special guests including Wesley Snipes, KiKi Layne, Rick Ross, Leslie Jones, and Jermaine Fowler.

This news comes on the heels of Mr. Murphy receiving his first Emmy Award in September for his landmark roles on Saturday Night Live and his first nomination in over two decades.

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Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent to Produce ABC Comedy Series ‘Family Affair’

Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent to Produce ABC Comedy Series Family Affair

There’s no hateration or holleration in this dancerie.

Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent are getting it percolating for an ABC single-camera comedy series called Family Affair.

There’s no word if they’ll also be starring in it but 50 and Mary are serving as executive producers through their respective production companies.

The New York natives already work together on STARZ’s Power Book II: Ghost. The network says the spinoff series drove a 42% spike in sign-ups and viewership on the app in its first week.

Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent are both veterans in the music game and have been expanding their entertainment portfolios in movies and television.

The Hip Hop/Soul singer received two Oscar nods for her portrayal in 2017’s Mudbound. “I didn’t anticipate any of this,” Blige told Deadline in 2018. “I just knew I was part of a very powerful, important film, and I was happy to be a part of it.”

Since then she starred in Umbrella Academy and she recently starred in a horror film called, Body Cam.

Family Affair will be the first comedy that Mary takes on.

Are you here for this collab?

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Amazon Unveils Release Date for ‘Coming 2 America’ Sequel

Amazon Unveils Release Date for 'Coming 2 America' Sequel

Amazon Studios acquired the rights to Eddie Murphy’s highly-anticipated Coming 2 America sequel from Paramount Studios.

Fans will get to stream the cast’s reunion on March 21, 2021.

James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos and Louie Anderson are all set to reprise their roles. Set to join the cast is Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha and Teyana Taylor.

The original Coming 2 America was a cultural phenomenon and grossed over $288 million worldwide.

In this film, Murphy’s character Prince Akeem is already crowned and has to make another trip to Queens.

Are you ready for the sequel?

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BET’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ Actor Bert Belasco Dead At 38

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According to a confirmed report from TMZ, Let’s Stay Together actor Bert Belasco was found dead in a hotel room in Richmond, Virginia. He was 38 years old.

According to his father Bert Sr., Belasco allegedly suffered a brain aneurysm, but the cause of death has yet to be determined.

According to the report, Belasco was prepping for a new movie role and was required to quarantine at the hotel before he could come on set. His girlfriend, who couldn’t contact Belasco, asked hotel staff to check on him, who discovered Belasco uresponsive woth blood on his sheets.

Belasco also appeared on several episodes of “Pitch,” “I’m Dying Up Here,” and has lots of one-off roles in series such as “American Princess,” “Superstore,” “The Mick,” “The Soul Man,” “No Names,” “The Big Show Show,” ‘NCIS,’ ‘Key and Peele,’ ‘Justified’ and others.

Condolences go out to his family and friends who are mourning his passing.

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Gucci Mane And Jeezy Scheduled To Co-Host Verzuz Afterparty

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With all of the fanfare surrounding the upcoming Verzuz battle between ATL trap stars Jeezy and Gucci Mane, it has now been announced that the virtual showdown will be followed up with an after party at Atlanta’s famed Compound Nightclub.

The two A-Town vets have traded jabs online preceding tomorrow’s face-off, with Gucci referring to Jeezy as “Sno-Cone” and even posted a meme about shooting and killing Jeezy’s associate Pookie-Loc in self defense a month following their “Icy” single release in 2005.

Some critics have even anticipated violence in regards to tonight’s battle.

Gucci Mane and Jeezy’s Verzuz battle will broadcast simultaneously on Instagram and Apple Music on November 19 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m PT.

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Omari Hardwick Recalls Denzel Washington and His Wife Taking Him in As Their Own Son During Early Days of His Career

Omari Hardwick Recalls Denzel Washington and His Wife Taking Him in As Their Own Son During Early Days of His Career

Omari Hardwick appeared on Tv ONE’s UNCENSORED and details his deep connection to Denzel Washington and his wife, Pauletta Washington.

The Power star went to a school called Marist in Atlanta and he and Denzel’s son, John David Washington, bonded because they were one of the few Black people at the institution. “It was another kid who really took to me and his name was John David Washington and John David Washington turned out to be Pauletta Washington and Denzel Washington’s son.”

The actor went on to say that Pauletta immediately embraced him. “As I got closer and closer to him Pauletta took to me very quickly. She initially told me ‘I don’t have another space in my home’ or she might have said ‘I don’t have space in my mind to deal with another crazy Capricorn.’ She said it with laughter.”

Hardwick continued, “At that point I knew that Denzel was a Capricorn. It was just a joke because she took me in like like nobody’s business. She became my mom away from my mom. She became so much to me so we got super close. And I was broke and then Pauletta and Denzel eventually let me couch in their house sometimes. I would just be just be over there just for peace and spirit. Pauletta has such an incredible spirit, and energy…”

Omari Hardwick reflected on his big break in 2004 in the show Sucker Free about street gangs in San Francisco. He was happy to share the news with the Washingtons and express his gratitude for their love and assistance. “John David and I got super, super super close and still to this day… So during that time I was all excited to go back to them with that news, you know that ‘Sucker Free’ was something that was going to make it where I didn’t need to borrow money from them anymore and I never did. But they definitely gave me $1,500 when the car was about to be repoed.”

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[WATCH] Media Maven Roland Martin Breaks Down in Tears During Visit to Voting Polls

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Esteemed journalist Roland S. Martin broke down in tears yesterday after an emotional visit to the voting polls near his home in Texas. He posted a video to his Instagram of the massive lines at the voting polls overwhelmed with tears at the roves of people showing up to exercise their right to vote. He posted: 

The emotions just hit me on the first day of early voting in Texas

I have voted all my life. But when I rolled up to Friendship-West Baptist Church this AM, and I saw this massive line after the polls had been open 27 minutes, the tears just hit me. I was listening to @treysongz song, “2020 Riots: How Many Times,” and it just hit me. It’s 50 degrees right now, and these folks are ready! I’m a grown man, but I have no problem showing this type of emotion because I know what is at stake for our people.

My tears were also because I started with @common and @johnlegend’s “Glory,” and Common has a line that says “freedom is like a religion to us.” I know what Black folks have been through in this country. Voting is not the be-all-to-end-all, but I sure as hell know it IS part of the solution. I could have voted at FWBC, but I’m going to vote where my parents are working the polls. They impressed upon me the power of voting and civic engagement, and its only fitting. #VoteOrShutTheHellUp

Well said Mr. Martin, ‘Vote or shut the h*** up!’

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Amazon Studios Buys Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming 2 America’ for $125 Million

Amazon Studios Buys Eddie Murphy's Coming to America 2 for $125 Million

Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America sequel will be streaming on Amazon Prime videos since movie theaters are closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paramount Pictures is reportedly in the process of selling the highly-anticipated movie to the rising streaming giant for $125 million. There are a few details of the deal being negotiated including an intricate direct-to-consumer marketing rollout with McDonald’s and whiskey brand, Crown Royal.

Murphy has to green light everything to finalize it.

Amazon Videos previously acquired Antebellum starring Janelle Monae and Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty show for the second year in a row.

Coming 2 America is reportedly a top priority for Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke, which means she understands how culturally important this movie is and the high expectations for it.

The movie is reportedly scheduled to stream on December 18th.

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[WATCH] Joe Biden Debuts Battle Rap Campaign Ad With DNA and Charlie Clips

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Ever since Diddy’s “Rock The Vote” campaign in Hip Hop culture in 2004, cultural icons have made it their business to encourage Hip Hoppers to vote and some have even gone as far as endorsing specific candidates. This year, Democratic nominee Senator Joe Biden has taken it a step further and laced his campaign with some battle rap energy.

Biden recruited URL vets DNA and Charlie Clips to encourage the community not only to vote, but to vote for the Biden/Harris ticket.

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[WATCH] Joe Biden Debuts Battle Rap Campaign Ad With DNA and Charlie Clips

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Ever since Diddy’s “Rock The Vote” campaign in Hip Hop culture in 2004, cultural icons have made it their business to encourage Hip Hoppers to vote and some have even gone as far as endorsing specific candidates. This year, Democratic nominee Senator Joe Biden has taken it a step further and laced his campaign with some battle rap energy.

Biden recruited URL vets DNA and Charlie Clips to encourage the community not only to vote, but to vote for the Biden/Harris ticket.

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