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Jermaine Fowler tapped to star alongside Eddie Murphy in 'Coming 2 America'
Photo by Yuchen Liao/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Sorry to Bother You star Jermaine Fowler has found his next major role. Sources tell Variety that Fowler has been cast in a lead role opposite Eddie Murphy in the upcoming sequel, Coming 2 America. The original Coming to America movie starred Murphy as Akeem Joffer, crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda. In an effort to find a wife, Akeem, along with his trusty assistant Semi, played by Arsenio Hall, decides to travel to Queens, NY. As previously noted, Murphy and Hall are expected to reprise their roles, with...
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Netflix announces season three premiere date for 'Dear White People'
Netflix/Adam Rose (LOS ANGELES) -- In honor of Juneteenth -- the American holiday that celebrates the emancipation of the last remaining U.S. slaves -- Netflix has unveiled a premiere date for the season three return of its critically acclaimed series Dear White People. In a video announcement on Wednesday titled "Great Grits Debate," the cast, including Logan Browning, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson and Marque Richardson, first discuss the age-old debate of which type of grits are better: salty or sweet? After the cast swaps recipes for the best grits, the video ends with a...
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'Pose', 'Russian Doll', HBO lead nominations for 2019 Television Critics Association awards
Billy Porter in "Pose" -- FX/Macall Polay (LOS ANGELES) -- The FX drag queen drama Pose, and Netflix's dramedy Russian Doll lead the pack with four nominations apiece, for the 2019 Television Critics Association Awards. HBO leads all other networks with 15 nominations, though Netflix is close behind with 14. The awards will be handed out on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.From Game of Thrones to The Good Place, to everywhere in between, Daniel Fienberg, TCA President and chief film critic at The Hollywood Reporter applauded the nominees' diversity. "From departing juggernauts that changed the TV...
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Inevitable: 'Avengers: Endgame' coming back to theaters with new footage
Marvel Studios (LOS ANGELES) -- At the Spider-Man: Far From Home press junket in London on Tuesday, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige let slip that Avengers: Endgame will be heading back to theaters on June 28 -- with never-before-seen footage. Feige tells ScreenRant that the re-release is "not an extended cut, but" he notes that fans can expect, "...a few new things at the end of the movie." Fans waited in vain through Endgame's final credits for the traditional "stingers" they've come to expect from a Marvel movie; Feige says this time, their patience will pay off. "...[A]fter the credits,...
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Angelina Jolie joins 'TIME' as a Contributing Editor; first piece is titled "What We Owe Refugees"
Photo by Guillermo Legaria/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Oscar-winning actress, director, and United Nations Ambassador Angelina Jolie now has another title: Contributing Editor for TIME magazine. Jolie's experience as a humanitarian and philanthropist will inform her monthly pieces: She'll contribute articles "focusing primarily on displacement, conflict and human rights," according to the magazine. To that end, her first piece -- appearing in Friday's issue of the magazine -- is called "What We Owe Refugees." It sheds light on the plight of some 70 million people displaced from their homes by poverty, famine, and war. She explains, "As we mark World...
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Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston's 'Murder Mystery' slays for Netflix
Netflix/Scott Yamano (LOS ANGELES) -- Murder Mystery, the Netflix comedy movie starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, notched the biggest opening weekend for a Netflix film, the streamer announced via Twitter Tuesday. The streamer says 13,374,914 accounts in the US and Canada, and 17,494,949 more worldwide, tuned in to the movie. Murder Mystery follows a New York City cop and his wife -- played respectively by Sandler and Aniston -- who go on a European trip and end up as the prime suspects in a murder. It's the second film outing for the two, whose 2011 feature Just Go with...
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Report: 'Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club' shuttered by MTV, and in IRL
ABC (LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan's MTV reality show Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club won't return for a second season -- and neither will the Mykonos nightclub, which served as the setting for the show, according to the New York Post. The show, which follows the daily lives of the club's staff, premiered to decent ratings, which then plummeted with subsequent episodes. What's more, the nightclub itself also seems to have gone under: the Post reports a number listed for it on the TripAdvisor app isn't working, and patrons are being told the club "will not be opening this season," a...
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Gambler James Holzhauer's loss was a huge win for 'Jeopardy!'
Jeopardy! Productions (LOS ANGELES) -- As previously reported, James Holzhauer's Jeopardy! loss ended up being a big win for for the long-running game show. But now that all the numbers are finally crunched, Vulture reports the professional gambler-turned quiz show champ's final episode was watched by 14.5 million people -- the show's largest same-day audience since November 30, 2004, when reigning money champ Ken Jennings drew 18 million viewers. To compare it to other shows, Holzhauer's losing episode ranks as the third most-watched regularly scheduled series episode of the 2018-19 season, behind the series finale of The Big Bang Theory...
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Eddie Murphy joins Jerry Seinfeld for a new season of 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'
Courtesy of Netflix (NEW YORK) -- Eddie Murphy is among the comics who'll be taking a ride with Jerry Seinfeld for season 11 of his hit Netflix talk show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Seinfeld made the announcement Tuesday on his Instagram with an image featuring the names of the upcoming season's guests. "I love the coffee. I love the cars. I love the comedians," Seinfeld wrote. "And yes, doing the show with Eddie was really special." Also sharing coffee, cars and laughs with Jerry this go-round will be Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais, Matthew Broderick, Jamie Foxx and Martin Short,...
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Idris Elba visits New York comedy club where he used to be a bouncer
Will Heath/NBC (NEW YORK) -- Idris Elba recently took a trip down memory lane while in New York City. On Monday night, Elba made a surprise visit to Caroline's on Broadway, where the actor and DJ previously worked as a bouncer in his pre-stardom years. According to Page Six, Elba stopped by with his family at 9:30 p.m. to take in a show. “He was gracious to everybody and very low-key. He talked to a couple of the employees that are still here from when he worked here,” a source told the gossip site. During his Saturday Night Live hosting...
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Robert Downey Jr. recruits heroic teen shark attack victim for his climate change coalition
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- After hearing she was a big fan of both Iron Man and marine sustainability, actor and philanthropist Robert Downey Jr. sent a special message to 17-year-old Paige Winter, recruiting her for his Footprint Coalition climate change venture.Winter lost her left leg and two fingers as a result of a shark attack earlier this month, but didn't lose her spirit, as Good Morning America's Robin Roberts learned in an exclusive interview. " I was aware from the beginning, nothing's gonna be the same ever again. Like, I'm still Paigey. Just a little different," Winter said. The...
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As Robert Pattinson gets ready to don the cape and cowl, poll looks at fans' favorite Batmans, Catwomans, and Jokers
Warner Bros. and © DC Comics (LOS ANGELES) -- Like most things related to fandom, Warner Bros.' announcement that Twilight veteran Robert Pattinson would be taking on the role of the Caped Crusader in 2021's The Batman was met with much online reaction. Now, a new Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult survey picked more than 2,200 Bat-fans' brains to find out which recent cinematic versions of Batman characters are their favorites. Christian Bale, who starred in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, was declared the fans' favorite Bat by 39% of those polled; Michael Keaton was a close second, preferred by 38%. George...
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