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Chance The Rapper, Post Malone Denounce R. Kelly

Chicago wordsmith/philanthropist Chance The Rapper and Syracuse rhyme spitter Post Malone are among the latest of artists and celebrities who have chosen to distance themselves from disgraced singer R. Kelly following the shocking documentary, which revealed Kelly as a vicious predator.

Following the Surviving R. Kelly debacle, several artists including Lady Gaga and the Pussycat Dolls, pulled their collaborations with Kelly from their catalogs, with Chance and Post as the latest among Hip Hop circles.

Chance the Rapper has revealed he is pulling his song “Somewhere in Paradise” with R. Kelly from all streaming services, while Malone said that he was riding with the victims and all of the other courageous artists that pulled their collabos.

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Will Smith and Martin Lawrence Begin Shooting ‘Bad Boys for Life’ in Atlanta

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have finally began shooting Bad Boys for Life in Atlanta on Monday.

Will and Martin, or should we say Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, respectively, reprised their roles at the witty, crime-stopping Miami cops in the Bad Boys third installment.

The original film was released in 1995, and Bad Boys II came out in 2003. Fast forward 25 years later and Bad Boys For Life is getting ready to be released in January 2020.

Both stars are in their 50s but from the looks of the pictures below, they’re still capable of getting on bad once the director yells action.

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DMX Wants to Return to Iyanla Vanzant’s ‘Fix My Life’

Back in 2013 DMX stormed off set of Iyanla Vanzant’s Fix My Life. Things escalated very quickly and the rapper told Vanzant “shut the f–k up.” But surprisingly, he wants a re-do, as per Page Six.

“Earl — that’s what I call him — wrote us again,” Vanzant told Page Six. “The last thing I said to [him] was, ‘You will never have the opportunity to speak to me again.’ But that was before I realized that I failed him.”

The troubled rapper is going to be released on January 27th following a 10-month stint for tax evasion. On the infamous episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life a strung out DMX flipped out when his son Xavier approached him about his drug use.

He later told TMZ, “Iyanla set the whole thing up to make me look bad for ratings,” adding, “That lady is toxic … My last words to her were that she can suck my d–k and she still can.”

But it looks like he has a change of heart ahead of the upcoming new season. Vanzant exclusively told Page Six, “I failed him by not following the Holy Spirit to do what I’m supposed to do … I did what [the show’s] production [team] wanted. I had a very clear path for every single guest.”

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B2K’s J-Boog Teases ‘You Got Served’ Sequel

Millennials nationwide were rejoicing when the news broke that B2K were reuniting and putting on a tour. Not only were they loved for their music, their film You Got Served is now considered a classic and it looks like a second installment is underway.

J. Boog took to Instagram to tease what looks like the sequel to the battle dance drama. The clip didn’t give away too much but it’s enough to get us hype.

The original flick’s introduction song, “Drop” by Timberland and Magoo featuring Fat Man Scoop played in the background while you hear one of Steve Harvey’s lines from the movie: “Seems to me like the money in the hat goes to…”

The 15-second clip ended with the words “You Got Served 2 Coming Soon.” Boog posted up the video with the following caption, “#houknew … y’all ain’t ready #yougotserved2.”

The 2004 film was written and directed by the group’s manager, Chris Stokes. It starred all B2K members plus Marques Houston. It opened at #1 at the box office during Super Bowl weekend with $16 million grossed in its first week.

Are you here for a You Got Served sequel?

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Eddie Murphy Confirmed to Star in ‘Coming to America 2’

2018 was all about the fictional African nation of Wakanda, the future of film will take us back to Zamunda. Eddie Murphy confirms that he will return to the screen as Prince Akeem in Coming To America 2.

The sequel to the comedy classic will bring back the original director for the film, in addition to bringing in rising comedian Craig Brewer.

“After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward,” Murphy said in a statement. “We’ve assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on Dolemite, and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.”

The original film was the story of Prince Akeem traveling to America to find his wife after he was not thrilled about the choices that were picked for him by his parents who were African royalty. Deadline details the sequel will feature Akeem returning to America because he has a long lost son. The film is also stated to hopefully bring back Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones and the rest of the cast from the original.

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Ice Cube Claims Harvey Weinstein Leaked ‘Janky Promoters’

The comedy Janky Promoters has enjoyed a cult-like following. The film starring Ice Cube and Mike Epps as two shady concert promoters who get into all kinds of craziness when they attempt to book a huge rap star (Young Jeezy) to their town for a concert. The film even features a young Tiffany Haddish. But if you wondered why the film never got a theoretical release, Ice Cube dropped a bombshell on Twitter. He claims that the film was leaked by disgraced executive Harvey Weinstein without his consent.

When a fan expressed how they thought Janky Promoters was an underrated comedy, Cube said, “This movie is bitter-sweet for me. We never had a chance to finish or promote Janky Promoters,” he tweeted. “Harvey Weinstein and his brother put this movie out on DVD behind our backs before we could finish the film. They actually had editors finish the movie in secret.” Cube ended his tweet with the hashtag #JankyStudioHeads.

Cube went on to say, “Search for the directors cut. My attempt to salvage the movie… Its much better to me. Very underground. Not released in too many places.”

Back in 2010, Cube spoke to the A.V. Club about Weinstein going behind his back. He said, “The Weinsteins f–ked me. [Laughs.] Yeah, basically, they f–ked me. They was runnin’ through financial problems, so they couldn’t put the movie out on wide release. And they told us we could sell the movie to another company, give them their money back—I had money tied in that movie—and then release it wide,” Cube explained. “While we were making the deal over here, they put it out on DVD over there. And I found out because somebody told me, I just got the DVD for ‘Janky Promoters’. I went through the roof.”

If you have never seen it, below it the trailer to Janky Promoters:

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Netflix to Release ‘Fyre Festival’ Documentary on January 18

What likely was the worst day of Ja Rule’s life is going to be able to be viewed by everyone in the new Netflix documentary, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. The film is directed by Chris Smith and details the festival that was supposed to be a luxury offering, but ultimately became one of the biggest jokes in the history of Twitter.

The documentary will cover the festival from the idea to host a high-end festival that brought attendees close to their friends to the tents and cheese sandwiches that hit social media. One of the subjects of the documentary will be the partner of the Murder Inc. rapper, Billy McFarland.

The Fyre Festival documentary will be available on January 18 and will features video directly from the festival grounds along with first-hand accounts from those who were just looking to have fun.

You can see the entire trailer below.



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50 Cent Announces Casting Call For Upcoming ‘BMF’ Flick

In an otherwise normal IG post, which isn’t often for the rapper/mogul 50 Cent, the Queens-bred exec calls on the public for actors for his upcoming series about the Detroit-based BMF drug organization.

Promoted under his company, G-Unit Film and Television, 50 announced that the castings will be held in different cities and even went further into detail about the movie, announcing its writer Randy Huggins and goes into depth about the roles they are looking to fill for the forthcoming, highly anticipated film.

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Taye Diggs to Host Critics Choice Awards

Taye Diggs, who currently stars in The CW’s drama series All American, will host the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards as reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

“I am truly honored and ridiculously excited to be hosting the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, especially since, as an actor, I recognize what a vital role the critics play in the entertainment industry today. We are all looking forward to a big night celebrating the best of the best in TV and film.”

Joe Berlin, president of the Broadcast Film Critics Association noted: “Taye is a star of both film and television, plus his illustrious stage career makes him especially qualified to lead our show. He promises to infuse the Critics’ Choice Awards with his infectious charm and humor and enrich what already promises to be a memorable night.”

Taye Diggs has had success on the big screen with film credits such as How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Wood, The Best Man, Brown Sugar, The Best Man Holiday and many more. On the small screen, Diggs has played on Private Practice and on Empire.

The show will broadcast live from 7-10 p.m. ET on Jan. 13 on The CW from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

 

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The Academy is Reportedly Still Interested in Kevin Hart Hosting Oscars

Kevin Hart made an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show to promote his upcoming comedy-drama, The Upside, which co-stars Bryan Cranston. Of course he couldn’t leave the show without first addressed the Oscars controversy which was sparked by unearthed, homophobic tweets.

They caused an uproar and Hart consequently stepped down from his hosting gig. But according to Ellen, the Academy is still interested in the comedian hosting the ceremony.

“They were like, ‘Oh my God, we want him to host,’” DeGeneres said. “‘We feel like maybe it was misunderstood or it was handled wrong or maybe we said the wrong thing, but we want him to host. Whatever we could do, we would be thrilled.’”

The talk show host, who is a former Oscars host herself, defend Hart calling Internet trolls “a small group of people being very loud.” But he was still hesitant and swore that the tweets surfacing shortly after his gig was announced was a direct attack to him.

“To any attack, there’s another side,” Hart said. “There’s always an A-side and there’s a B-side. On my side, I say, openly, I’m wrong for my past words. I said it. I understand that. I know that. My kids know when their dad messes up, I’m in front of it because I want to be an example so they know what to do. In this case, it’s tough for me because it was an attack. This wasn’t an accident; it wasn’t a coincidence. It wasn’t a coincidence that the day after I received the job that tweets just manifested from 2008. To go through 40,000 tweets to get back to 2008. That’s an attack. That’s a malicious attack on my character. That’s an attack to end me. That’s not an attack to just stop the Oscars.”

Ellen kept pushing though because she knows how bad Kevin Hart wants to host the Oscars.

“But [the trolls] gonna win, if you don’t host the Oscars,” DeGeneres said. “So for you to stand up and say, ’No,’ whoever you are…who knows who this person is or people? Who cares? You can’t let them destroy you and they can’t destroy you because you have too much talent. And for them to stop you from your dream, to do what you wanted to do—and what you have a right to do, what you should be doing—it’s why they haven’t found another host. I think they were secretly hoping that you would come back.”

Do you think Kevin Hart should hop back on board and host the Oscars?

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