Source: Deadline Leonard Roberts has been cast in VH1‘s Drumline 2: A New Beat, co-written by Karen Gist and Regina Hicks. The sequel to the 2002 feature Drumline feature focuses on a new set of characters at a fictional New Orleans university. The story follows Danielle (Dani) Bolton, an upper-class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend a college […]
Source: Deadline.com NBC set a date for its Maya Rudolph variety special/pilot. Revisiting the variety-show format, The Maya Rudolph Show special will air at 10 PM Monday, May 19. Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, Craig Robinson, Sean Hayes and Janelle Monae will appear; Raphael Saadiq serves as bandleader. Rudolph, David Javerbaum, Erin David and Dave Becky will […]
DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: Liev Schreiber, Jaden Smith Set For Slavery Pic ‘The Good Lord Bird’ Adapted From James McBride Bestseller
Source: Deadline.com Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) and Jaden Smith (The Karate Kid, After Earth) are set to star in The Good Lord Bird, a big-screen adaptation of the 2013 National Book Award winner by James McBride (Miracle At St. Anna, Red Hook Summer). McBride is aboard to produce the pic aboutHenry “Onion” Shackleford (Smith), a young slave who links up with radical […]
Source: AP / CBS News Rapper and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University’s commencement speech this year in Washington. The school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields. Combs was a Howard student in the late 1980s. Ge will receive an honorary […]
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Source: Kyle Newport / Bleacher Report Another NCAA tournament is in the books, and this year’s March Madness will only help student-athletes make a push to receive a share of the profits. Connecticut’s Shabazz Napier—who was ultimately named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player—caused quite a bit of buzz when he revealed that he doesn’t […]
Source: AP / CBS News The cover image of next month’s Rolling Stone magazine featuring the “Veep” star depicts a nude Louis-Dreyfus with a tattoo of the U.S. Constitution signed by John Hancock across her back. The problem is Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution. Louis-Dreyfus jokingly blamed the blunder on Mike McClintock, the fictional “Veep” […]
Source: R. Thomas Umstead / Multichannel News Centric has tapped entertainer Queen Latifah to create new content for the African-American network, including new episodes of off VH1 scripted series Single Ladies, the network announced prior to its upfront presentation in Los Angeles. The exclusive deal calls for Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit to produce new content for […]
Source: AP / CBS News LOS ANGELES – Mickey Rooney signed his last will just weeks before death, leaving a modest estate to a stepson who had been his caretaker, but the actor had no intention of ending his Hollywood career anytime soon, his attorney said Tuesday. Rooney’s death Sunday occurred after the actor began to have difficulty […]
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