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Strictly 4 My L.I.N.K.A.Z.

16 April 2014 5:40 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Wire Joe & Mark predict the Tony nominees in the play categories. Could Audra McDonald win a sixth Tony? (The nominations are only two weeks away)

Defamer Paul Walker's incomplete scenes from Fast and Furious 7 will be played by his real life brothers

Av Club a TV series on Sigmund Freud is Also going to be a cop show because every other television series is required to be. Gross.

Just Jared Magic Mike Xxl gets a release date: July 3rd, 2015. That's only 443 days away, pervs

YouTube final X-Men Days of Future Past trailer, to spell out the plot though the notion of Professor X laughing in disbelief about time travel is unintentionally funny given the company he keeps: shapeshifters, psychics, blue skinned freaks, weather goddesses, people with laser eryes, fancy-skeletons berzerkers...

Pajiba 7 ways tv shows have covered up unexpected pregnancies from Mad Men to Sex & the City

My New Plaid Pants Yay. »


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John Singleton’s ‘Tupac’ Goes to Open Road

16 April 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

A Tupac Shakur biopic has been in the works for a long, long time — so long, in fact, that it was starting to look like the film would never actually happen. But now it’s finally coming together for real, with a distributor and everything. Open Road Films has just picked up the U.S. rights […]

The post John Singleton’s ‘Tupac’ Goes to Open Road appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Open Road Acquires Rights to John Singleton’s ‘Tupac’

16 April 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to “Tupac,” with John Singleton on board to direct.

The pic will be produced and financed by Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. Producers are James G. Robinson, David Robinson, L.T. Hutton, Randall Emmett, George Furla and John Singleton. Executive producers are Afeni Shakur, Tom Ortenberg and Peter Lawson.

Written by Jeremy Haft & Ed Gonzalez and John Singleton, the biopic chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip hop artist and actor, as well as his wrongful imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records, where he was steeped in the East coast/West coast rap war.

The pic is expected to begin shooting this summer with casting currently underway.


- Justin Kroll

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Tupac Shakur Biopic Finds Distributor

16 April 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Open Road Films has picked U.S. rights to Tupac, the biopic of rapper Tupac Shakur that will be directed by John Singleton, the company announced Wednesday. Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films are producing and financing the project, which has yet to be cast. Story: Tupac Shakur's Mother Suing Over Royalties Tupac is scheduled to shoot in late summer 2014 in Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York. Open Road plans to release the film wide in over 2,000 theaters. The script tells of Shakur’s rise to superstardom in the late '80s and '90s, his violence-soaked music, the rivalry

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Open Road Acquires U.S. On ‘Tupac’, John Singleton-Directed Pic On Hip-Hop Icon

16 April 2014 11:43 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Open Road Films has acquired U.S. rights to Tupac, the long-awaited and highly anticipated feature on the life of Tupac Shakur directed by John Singleton. Scripted by Jeremy Haft & Ed Gonzalez and Singleton, the film traces Shakur’s life from growing up in East Harlem the son of activist Black Panther Party members, to reaching superstardom as a songwriter, hip-hop and movie star, to his vocal position as a leader in the East Coast/West Coast rap war, to his death. Shakur, leaving a Mike Tyson fight at the MGM Grand In Las Vegas, was murdered in a drive by shooting, dying at age 25 in 1996. Related: All Eyez On John Singleton As Director Boards Tupac Shakur Biopic The film is being produced and financed by Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. The deal was set by Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg, Morgan Creek chairman and CEO James G. Robinson, »


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Tupac musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' cast revealed

8 April 2014 3:08 PM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

The upcoming Broadway musical inspired by Tupac Shakur songs will star Saul Williams, the poet and singer best known for the film Slam.

Producers said this week the rest of the cast of Holler If Ya Hear Me will include Tonya Pinkins, Christopher Jackson, Saycon Sengbloh, Ben Thompson, and John Earl Jelks.

The musical is not a biography of Shakur but uses his songs to explore the story of two friends who live in a low-income neighborhood in the Midwest. It will feature “California Love,” ”Keep Ya Head Up,” and “Me Against the World.”

The musical has a story by Todd Kreidler, »

- Associated Press

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Saul Williams to Star in Tupac-Inspired Musical

7 April 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Actor, poet, artist and musician Saul Williams will star in a new Broadway musical based on the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, Holler If Ya Hear Me, which begins preview performances on May 29th and opens on June 19th at the Palace Theatre.

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The show will use Tupac's music and words as a way to tell a non-biographical story about two friends living in a poverty-stricken industrial city in the Midwest, struggling to realize their dreams. The show »

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Artist/Poet Saul Williams To Lead Cast of Kenny Leon's Tupac-Inspired Broadway Musical

7 April 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The upcoming Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, directed by the always busy Kenny Leon will begin previews May 29 at the Palace Theater, before it officially opens on June 19.  In case you haven't been following any of the updates of this stage production, Holler, is not a stage biopic of Tupac Shakur, but is only inspired by the lyrics of the late rapper. The musical, penned by Todd Kreidler, will chronicle challenges and victories of several inner city residents. In the latest development, the musical has cast artist/musician/poet Saul Williams in the lead, and he will be joined by Tony award winner Tonya Pinkins (Jelly's Last Jam, Caroline or Change).  Rounding »

- Vanessa Martinez

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Saul Williams to Star in Tupac Musical, 'Holler If Ya Hear Me'

7 April 2014 9:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

New York -- Casting is in place for the world premiere of Holler If Ya Hear Me, the Broadway musical about the struggle of inner-city lives, inspired by and set to the music and lyrics of rap legend Tupac Shakur. Story: Tupac Shakur Musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' Sets Broadway Plans Heading the cast of the non-biographical musical drama is Saul Williams, the recording artist and leading figure in the slam poetry movement who turned heads as star and co-writer of Marc Levin's Slam. That 1998 film won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and the Camera d'Or award for

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- David Rooney

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M.I.A. and Janelle Monae perform duet as holograms

4 April 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

West Hollywood, Calif. (AP) — Singers M.I.A. and Janelle Monae shared the stage during separate concerts on opposite coasts through the magic of holograms. M.I.A. performed in New York with a 3-D projection of Monae Thursday night while Monae sang on the West Coast with M.I.A.'s likeness. Both artists have ideas for how they might use performance holograms beyond their bi-coastal duet, which was sponsored by Audi to launch its A3 model. The high-tech duet required more advanced 3-D projection and video mapping technology than Tupac Shakur's hologram debut at the annual Coachella music festival in 2012. M.I.A. and Monae performed together in person to help create the holograms, but each saw the results for the first time onstage. "I wish I were in the audience because I'm sure it looked cooler from the audience, but it felt great," Monae said after closing her 40-minute set at Quixote Studios by singing with a hologram. »

- Sandy Cohen, AP

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Gangsta Rap Era Returns in Court Case, 'House of Lies,' Chief Keef's Instagram Page (Video)

27 March 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Nearly two decades have passed since the shocking murders of rap titans Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (aka the Notorious B.I.G.) within six months of each other in 1996, but hip-hop continues to be obsessed with guns and violence. The Twittersphere is abuzz about last weekend's episode of Showtime's House of Lies, in which a character played by rapper Tip "T.I." Harris, the drug-dealing half of a partnership in a Def Jam-styled clothing company called DollaHyde, is gunned down in his SUV at the corner of Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard before

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- Roy Trakin

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World Leaders Who Hate America But Love Its Pop Culture

27 March 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | TheFabLife - Movies | See recent TheFabLife - Movies news »

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As anyone who’s not living under a rock knows, tensions between the United States and Russia are high right now. The former Soviet Union has aggressively annexed the Crimea region of Ukraine, and the world isn’t taking it lightly. American President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Vladimir Putin and his nation, but the Russians are literally laughing them off.

Top Putin advisor, Vladislav Surkov, had this to say when he learned of the sanctions:

“The only things that interest me in the U.S. are Tupac Shakur, Allen Ginsberg and Jackson Pollock. I don’t need a visa to access their work. I lose nothing.”

Even though the underlying situation is fairly serious, we have to admit, that quote is hilarious and amazing. 2Pac is relevant to a world leader in Moscow—who hates America! This isn’t the first time an anecdote like this has caught our attention. »

- Ernest Baker

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Tupac, Marilyn Monroe live on in Dutch beer ad -- Video

26 March 2014 7:42 AM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

The world may have lost Tupac Shakur, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain, and Bruce Lee years ago — but Dutch beer company Bavaria isn’t ready to let them go.

In Bavaria’s latest commercial for a fruit-flavored beer, the six deceased stars — aged but still wearing their signature outfits, including a white dress for Monroe and rose-tinted glasses for Lennon – lounge around on a remote island drinking beer and hiding from passing ships.

Not sure how seeing Elvis drinking a lemon-flavored beer is going to make us want to go out and buy a 6-pack — but hey, »

- Ariana Bacle

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John Singleton accuses Hollywood of ignoring black directors

25 March 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Boyz N The Hood director says black culture depicted on film has been 'homogenised'

• 12 Years a Slave 'could be a game changer for black directors'

The Oscar-nominated director of Boyz N the Hood, John Singleton, has accused Hollywood of failing to help black film-makers make their way in the industry.

Speaking to students at Loyola Marymount university in La as part of The Hollywood Masters interview series, 46-year-old Singleton said studios were happy to cover stories with an African American theme but did not see why they should find black directors to take charge of them. "They want black people [to be] what they want them to be. And nobody is man enough to go and say that," he said. "They want black people to be who they want them to be, as opposed to what they are. The black films now — so-called black films now — they're great. They're great films. But they're just product. »

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Michael Jackson Hologram Conjures Billionaire's Patent Lawsuit (Exclusive)

25 March 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Two years ago, a hologram of Tupac Shakur at the Coachella Music Festival had people wondering about what might be next in concert possibilities. Now, the technology that created the spectacle has landed in the hands of a noteworthy billionaire: Alki David, the eccentric one who attempted to transform the television business with streaming technology before Aereo stole his thunder and TV broadcasters unleashed their legal guns on him. Now, David finds himself on the flip side of the intellectual property coin. His FilmOn and hologram-maker Musion are the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed on Monday against Cirque du Soleil

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- Eriq Gardner

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John Singleton Gives Scathing Criticism of Hollywood: "They Ain't Letting Black People Tell Their Stories"

24 March 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Director John Singleton had some pointed words about the studio system during a recent event at Loyola Marymount University. In a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, Singleton spoke about the climate for black filmmakers, his upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic, and also expanded upon the op-ed he wrote late last year discussing the lack of black directors helming black films.  On studios not advocating strongly for black filmmakers: "They ain't letting the black people tell their stories. And you're like, oh ok, we're going to take your stories but you know what, you're going to go starve over here and we're not going to let you get a job... Because the so-called liberals »

- Jai Tiggett

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'Star Wars' Behind-the-Scenes Instagrams Reveal Chewbacca's Origin

21 March 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

With Star Wars VII seemingly lost in a galaxy far, far away, the series' producers are holding fans' interest on what may be the final frontier: Instagram. In the months since Darth Vader posted his first selfie, the galactic franchise's account has been posting a steady mix of iconic portraiture and behind-the-scenes glimpses at how all six of the existing movies were made.

See Rolling Stone's Suggestions for the Upcoming Wave of 'Star Wars' Spinoffs

Among its hundreds of posts, several pictures stood out, such as ones showing »

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Your Move: Resurrection Star Omar Epps Answers The Tough Questions + Shows Off His Kanye West Impression

10 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | TheFabLife - Movies | See recent TheFabLife - Movies news »

From starring in Juice with a young Tupac Shakur to dancing behind Queen Latifah, Omar Epps has had an illustrious and diverse career. In the new ABC series Resurrection he plays J. Martin Bellamy, an American federal agent who finds himself inexplicably involved in a case of deceased family members coming back from the dead. Omar was careful not to spill the beans on the intricacies of the show’s central mystery during a recent visit to VH1, but he was completely down to show off his Kanye West impression. Yes, we all have one.

It might be easy for the Brooklyn native to choose New York City over Los Angeles, but it’s clear deciding between Bey and Jay and Kimye comes at a price. In honor of the many pairs of doctor scrubs he’s worn on the air, we tested his Operation skills in the latest edition of Your Move, »

- Emily Exton

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Ashanti is writing new music for Tupac biopic

5 March 2014 5:10 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

R&B singer Ashanti has confirmed that she’s contributing new songs to the forthcoming Tupac Shakur biopic.  While promoting her new album “Braveheart,” Ashanti told Complex that her next project will be the yet-to-be-titled film, which is slated to start production in June. “L.T. Hutton, who actually produced the ‘I Got It’ record and ‘Scars’ and a bunch of other records on my album, he’s one of the CEO’s over at Morgan Creek [Pictures]. And him and I are gonna be doing like a musical score, or a lot of music, for the Tupac film coming in 2015,” Ashanti said. “[It’s] very premature, early in stages — oh, and John Singleton is gonna be directing. So that’s gonna be sick, so I’m really, really excited about that.” “Boyz n the Hood” director, John Singleton, has been tasked with re-writing the script, directing and producing the biopic. Singleton directed »

- Whitney Phaneuf

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Will Tupac and N.W.A. Biopics Battle It Out in Theaters?

5 March 2014 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Is a new rap rivalry brewing? Universal and Morgan Creek are each prepping films about hip-hop icons, with the former's Straight Outta Compton -- about trailblazing group N.W.A.'s rise to fame -- poised to be first out of the gate. Sources say Universal has begun holding open casting calls in downtown Los Angeles and is close to greenlighting the F. Gary Gray-helmed film. But on its heels is Morgan Creek's untitled biopic of late rapper/actor Tupac Shakur. John Singleton, who closed a deal in February to direct, is writing a new draft of the script and hopes to begin production in June or July. With the two projects circling the tarmac simultaneously, will there be a release date collision?

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- Tatiana Siegel

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