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Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" single has gotten a whole mess of celebrities dancing on its way to selling 2 million downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Derulo has been teasing a "Celebrities Talkin' Dirty" lip-synch extravaganza for over a month, and Wednesday, the viral clip finally hit YouTube. Photos: NBA All-Star Game: Pharrell Williams and Janelle Monae Perform; Chris Tucker Rocks Out Among the celebrities seen singing along to Derulo's Top 5 smash: girlfriend Jordin Sparks (of course), the boys of One Direction (put on some shirts, dudes!), the girls of Fifth Harmony, a hair-twirling Ariana Grande, a shimmying Austin Mahone,
- Jason Lipshutz, Billboard
Earlier this week, Chris Tucker braved the latest polar vortex to be honored at Black History Month in Toronto, presented by the Canadian Film Centre and Poor Boy’s Game director Clément Virgo. The 41-year-old co-star (with Jackie Chan) of the hugely popular Rush Hour franchise was revered as an elder statesman by the mostly young, black audience of filmmakers, actors and fans. Though known as a rapid-fire comic on screen, Tucker this evening was alternately funny (raising the roof by dancing like Michael Jackson) and thoughtful as he reflected on his his two decades in a Hollywood where non-whites have […] »
- Allan Tong
So, Ice Cube plays a cop. Not the most original thing you’ll have ever heard and thats even before you realise he’s just an angry Ice Cube. Lets be honest, Cube plays angry incredibly naturally and up against Kevin Hart, it works well. Ride Along sees a security guard (Kevin Hart) apply to the Police Academy (not that one…) and finds himself on a 24-hour patrol with James (Cube) to prove that he is worthy of marrying Angela, James’ sister. Yes, as predictable as you would imagine. Actually make that more predictable than you could ever imagine. However, its not all bad here. Kevin Hart has got some serious heat (as they’d say in Hollywood) at the moment and this showcases his talents. For those not so familiar with Hart, think Chris Rock intellect mixed with some Chris Tucker style vocals. In other words, he is incredibly watchable and likeable. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Taking place on Monday, February 24, 2014, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Canadian Film Centre (Cfc), Clement Virgo Productions and Td are presenting An Evening Honouring Chris Tucker in celebration of Black History Month. The special evening will allow Toronto audiences to participate in a Q&A with Chris Tucker. All proceeds support the Cfc Diversity Scholarship fund. To reserve seats, visit Eventbrite. Full details on the event follow via press release below: Celebrating “Bold, Black, Risk Takers”, An Evening Honouring Actor/Comedian Chris Tucker Part of Td ‘Then & Now’ Series Presented by Clement Virgo Productions and Cfc Toronto, February 14, »
- Tambay A. Obenson
When you wake up tomorrow morning, the day after Valentine’s Day, will you be talking About Last Night?
It’s 1980s flashback at the cinema this weekend, with RoboCop, Endless Love, and About Last Night getting 21st-century updates. The latter is perhaps the most promising since it’s an ideal date movie on a sweetheart holiday, there’s nostalgic fondness for the 1986 version with Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, and it features the popular hysterics of Kevin Hart, whose recent film, Ride Along, just surpassed $100 million at the box office. “When About Last Night is funny, which is every so often, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 6 Feb 2014 - 06:08
Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2007, and another 25 overlooked gems...
For some reason, the number three was a common factor in several blockbuster movies of 2007. The third film in the Pirates Of The Caribbean series (At World's End) dominated the box office, Spider-Man 3 marked Sam Raimi's last entry as director in the series, while Mike Myers went for a hat trick of hits with Shrek The Third.
I Am Legend was the third and most financially successful attempt to bring Richard Matheson's classic novel to the big screen, Rush Hour 3 marked Jackie Chan's last action pairing with Chris Tucker, while Zack Snyder's musky sword-swinger 300 was notable for having the number three in the title.
Iffy attempts at numerology aside, 2007 was also a superb for year for movies in general - particularly underappreciated ones, »
Before the movie opened, in late 2012, director Quentin Tarantino revealed that he'd met with 6 actors for the title part in Django Unchained (after Will Smith reportedly passed on it) that would eventually go to Jamie Foxx: in addition to Foxx, Idris Elba, Chris Tucker, Terrence Howard, Michael K. Williams, and Tyrese The audition tape for one of those actors - Tyrese - has surfaced, courtesy of our friends at World Star Hip Hop who uncovered it, and it's embedded below for you to watch. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Jessica Simpson channels a blast from her style past - People Miley Cyrus says other stars' style seems "like Vanna White" - Us Weekly Hilary Duff shows off her stems - HuffPost Celebrity Is Eva Mendes pregnant? - Lainey Gossip Emma Watson's self portrait is seriously impressive - BuzzFeed Chris Tucker talks about Justin Bieber - Et Austin Mahone on the Selena Gomez dating rumors - Gossip Girl Colin Farrell lands a new role - Hollywood Reporter A TV star writes an open letter about his drug addiction - TooFab Will you see Matt Damon's latest? - Rotten Tomatoes Kellan Lutz is linked to Bar Refaeli - Wonderwall Why Kate Winslet's latest isn't nominated for an Oscar - Moviefone 10 cases of celebrity Tmi - Newser »
- Laura Marie Meyers
The 44-year-old rapper was joined by his wife, who was dressed in a black sheer dress, as they performed her recent single 'Drunk in Love' at the DirecTV Super Saturday Night event, Contactmusic reported.
The 32-year-old American recording artist danced seductively over her husband as he rapped his verse and they embraced and shared a kiss towards the end of the song.
- Shiva Prakash
Grudge Match, 2013.
Directed by Peter Segal.
A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.
There are plenty of must see movies coming out this year. To pick one out as the must see movie of this year would be tough. Of course Grudge Match would surely rank up high on the must see list… surely… no? Okay, maybe not but for those who were fans of either Rocky or Raging Bull, or both, this will be viewed (somewhat out of pure curiosity) as a film that needs to be watched. In this age of sequels, remakes and gimmicky films, Grudge Match in many regards manages to tick all three boxes. It’s almost an unofficial »
- Gary Collinson
With the announcement that "American Hustle" auteur David O. Russell is working with "Erin Brockovich" writer Susannah Grant on a new TV series, it seems like the perfect time for his recurring cast of players to make a splash on small screen.
The untitled show, which has been ordered direct to series at ABC, is described as "an upstairs/downstairs soap centered on a private country club." That leaves a lot of possibilities for characters and casting.
That's a lot of work for Russell, who still has movie stuff to worry about. So Zap2it has done a lot of the heavy-lifting for him. Check out some of our casting choices and character ideas below.
She's on a hot streak these days and Russell needs to take advantage of that while he can. That's why Lawrence should play twins in the show. The caveat being one is a well-to-do trophy wife, »
Chris Pine has some mighty big shoes to fill, stepping in for Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford as he takes on an iconic role in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. But is he up to the task? Plus: Ice Cube and Kevin Hart attempt to kick things into high gear with their version of a buddy-cop movie, Ride Along. Here's what to see and what to skip at the movies. See ThisJack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Can the inoffensively charming Chris Pine actually step in as Jack Ryan, the CIA agent played by no less than Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck and Harrison Ford? »
- Alynda Wheat, PEOPLE Movie Critic
While I'm not sure I'd ever accuse Ice Cube of having any significant dramatic range as an actor, I like his presence on-screen, and I've enjoyed several of the action comedies he's starred in. I think "All About The Benjamins" is just plain fun, and Eva Mendes gives a fantastic comic performance in it. Cube's had several on-screen comic foils, and I'd say Chris Tucker in the first "Friday" remains the gold standard. That film worked as well as it did because the entire cast was strong and funny and worked perfectly off of one another, whether it's Tiny Lister or »
- Drew McWeeny
I know you don't smoke weed, I know this; but I'm gonna get you high today, 'cause it's Friday; you ain't got no job... and you ain't got shit to do. One of my all-time favorite comedies is Friday, starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. It introduced the world to the antics of Tucker, who has since disappeared (although he has been sighted in Silver Linings Playbook) and created a plethora of quotes that are still used, often annoyingly so, to this day. It's one of those movies, much like »
- Paul Shirey
Over the weekend, Ice Cube participated in a Reddit Q&A session with Kevin Hart to promote their upcoming comedy Ride Along, which hits theaters on January 17. During which, Ice Cube was asked about the status of the long-awaited sequel Friday 4. Not to disappoint anyone, but it doesn't seem like that project is moving forward anytime soon.
"The next Friday movie is caught up in development hell at New Line Cinema. Pray that we get it outta there."
We first heard about the sequel back in November 2011, when Tommy Lister, who played Deebo in the 1995 original comedy Friday, revealed that he was talking with Ice Cube and Chris Tucker about reuniting for the sequel. Ice Cube also spoke about the follow-up in our exclusive interview for his TBS TV series Are We There Yet?, where he revealed that he hopes to bring back the entire original cast.
Later this year, »
It has been nearly twenty years since the first and twelve years since the third film, but a fourth movie in the Ice Cube-led comedy franchise "Friday" has long been rumored.
Over the past few years, Cube has been saying that he, Chris Tucker and much of the original cast (Mike Epps, Terry Crews, John Witherspoon, etc.) were keen on doing a fourth film which would be called "Last Friday".
Now, while doing a recent Reddit Ama for this month's buddy comedy "Ride Along," Cube seems to think the likelihood of the film happening has become remote:
"The next 'Friday' movie is caught up in development hell at New Line Cinema. Pray that we get it outta there."
Cube will also be seen reprising his role of Captain Dickson in the upcoming "22 Jump Street". »
- Garth Franklin
Believe it or not, there was once a time when much of mainstream America was terrified of O’Shea Jackson, better known as actor and rapper Ice Cube. During his days with the iconic late-80′s hip-hop group N.W.A. and later as a solo artist, Ice Cube became famous for his brutally honest lyrics and thug-like persona.
His successful acting career began with his co-starring role as gang-banger Doughboy in John Singleton’s brilliant 1989 debut feature, Boyz n the Hood and solidified with 1995′s stoner comedy Friday, which helped introduce the world to a motor-mouthed comedian named Chris Tucker. Cube has had an uneven run since then, with his role in American Hustle director David O. Russell’s Three Kings a ...
- Anthony Vieira
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