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This story first appeared in the Dec. 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Netflix upended movie distribution, then scripted television. Now the streaming service is contributing to a growing arms race to land top comics in the increasingly competitive world of stand-up specials. By year's end, Netflix, which debuted John Mulaney's The Comeback Kid on Nov. 13, will have released 18 original stand-up specials, with comics including Aziz Ansari, Chris Tucker and Chelsea Peretti. And while many credit the 69 million-member service for jump-starting the market, others,
- Lacey Rose
A role in the upcoming, never-ending Star Wars series is among the most contested gigs in cinema, and with less than a month before The Force Awakens hits theaters, director J.J. Abrams visited Saturday Night Live to share a sizzle reel of all the A-list actors who auditioned for a part in the Star Wars universe.
The longstanding SNL audition sketch often allows cast members to showcase their best celebrity impressions, but what makes this version unique is that Emma Stone, Jon Hamm and The Force Awakens stars Daisy Ridley »
CBS has released an official trailer for its upcoming "Rush Hour" series, which the network has set for a mid-season 2015/2016 premiere. Based on the feature film of the same name, which gave birth to a trilogy of movies starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, the series follows a similar story, style and structure as the films - the misadventures of a straight-laced Hong Kong cop (played by Jackie Chan in the movies) and his not-so straight-laced black Lapd officer (originally portrayed by Chris Tucker). CBS' official synopsis reads: Rush Hour, a reimagining of the hit feature film franchise, is a buddy-cop drama about a maverick Lapd detective and a »
- Tambay A. Obenson
CBS has released an official trailer for its upcoming "Rush Hour" series, which the network has set for a mid-season 2015/2016 premiere. Based on the feature film of the same name, which gave birth to a trilogy of movies starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, the series follows a similar story, style and structure as the films - the misadventures of a straight-laced Hong Kong cop (played by Jackie Chan in the movies) and his not-so straight-laced black Lapd officer (originally portrayed by Chris Tucker). CBS' official synopsis reads: Rush Hour, a reimagining of the hit feature film franchise, is a buddy-cop drama about a maverick Lapd detective and a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong who knock heads when they are forced to partner together. Detective Lee (Jon Foo) is a reserved, honorable master martial artist with lightning-fast moves who comes to L.A. to avenge his sister’s alleged death »
- Tambay A. Obenson
'Hotel Transylvania 2.' 'Hotel Transylvania 2' far surpasses expectations at domestic box office: Adam Sandler a hit when heard but not seen Adam Sandler has been having his share of domestic box office flops lately. Chris Columbus' Pixels, which opened in late July to scathing reviews and indifferent audiences, was the latest one: a reported $88 million production (plus marketing and distribution expenses) that earned $76.67 million in the U.S. and Canada (plus an estimated $145.1 million elsewhere). But now comes the Sony Pictures release Hotel Transylvania 2, the concisely titled sequel to the late Sept. 2012 hit Hotel Transylvania. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the $80-85 million-budgeted animated feature should open around $48 million from 3,754 theaters according to early weekend box office estimates found at Deadline.com. The report adds that some “rival studio box office analysts” believe Hotel Transylvania 2 may actually pass the $50 million mark. On Friday, Sept. 25, '15, it collected a better than expected (estimated) $13.5 million. »
- Zac Gille
I just happened to stumble across this trailer for the upcoming CBS TV series on YouTube; apparently it's been online for a couple of months now, but we definitely haven't posted it on this blog, because I wasn't aware that a trailer even existed. It could very well be that this is the trailer that was shown during CBS' upfronts presentation in the spring, and it was eventually leaked online. Which means that there still may be an official trailer coming from CBS that will be released closer to the date the series premieres during the first half of 2016, so this may not be the final. Regardless, here's your first official look at CBS' "Rush Hour" series, which the network has set for a mid-season 201/2016 premiere. Previously, Damon Wayans Jr was offered the part originated by Chris Tucker in the movie franchise, but the role was eventually given to actor »
- Tambay A. Obenson
This will be at least the 3rd cop movie with a black lead that CBS has considered turning into a weekly TV series - "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Rush Hour" are the other 2. Of course we know that the network would eventually pass on the "Beverly Hills Cop" TV series which was to star Brandon T. Jackson as Axel Foley's son (although a pilot was produced); the "Rush Hour" series, on the other hand, was ordered to series this year, as a mid-season replacement in early 2016. Jon Foo and Justin Hires are replacing Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in the roles of Lee and Carter from the original movie franchise. The network (maybe the *whitest* of the so-called Big Four - ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC) has given a pilot commitment to a "Training Day" TV series adaptation, which, as was reported on Monday of this week, Antoine Fuqua had been »
- Tambay A. Obenson
This will be at least the 3rd cop movie with a black lead that CBS has considered turning into a weekly TV series - "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Rush Hour" are the other 2. Of course we know that the network would eventually pass on the "Beverly Hills Cop" TV series which was to star Brandon T. Jackson as Axel Foley's son (although a pilot was produced); the "Rush Hour" series, on the other hand, was ordered to series this year, as a mid-season replacement in early 2016. Jon Foo and Justin Hires are replacing Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in the roles of Lee and Carter from the original movie franchise. The network (maybe the *whitest* of »
- Tambay A. Obenson
E4 wil air the new Rush Hour TV series in 2016.
These are two of the first major UK acquisitions made for Us TV's 2015-2016 season - with many more to come in the next few months. »
The cross-cultural comedy team up Rush Hour spawned three movies, though there hasn.t been one since 2007.s Rush Hour 3. In the ensuing years there have been sporadic rumblings that Rush Hour 4 could be in the works, and though he doesn.t rule out the possibility, director Brett Ratner says there is one key thing standing in the way: time. Ratner was at the Television Critics Association summer press tour to promote the National Geographic series Breakthrough, on which he directed an episode. When Slashfilm had the opportunity to catch up with the filmmaker, they asked about Rush Hour 4 he said: We.re always talking about it. We.ve just got to find the time between Chris Tucker, myself, and Jackie. If you.re familiar with the franchise, you are well aware that by "Jackie," Ratner means legendary martial artist Jackie Chan. And if you didn.t know that, »
All Def Digital is producing three of the five projects on which Simmons and HBO are collaborating, including a new series that brings the best acts from All Def Digital’s weekly live comedy night. “These Are My Friends,” a comedy series from Shaka King that takes an original and authentic look at hip-hop culture, is also in development. Another comedy, titled “The Broken Lizard Show,” in association with Broken Lizard comedy troupe, will take an innovative and comedic look at race when, hundreds of years in the future, a space ship exploring the galaxy discovers the last white man in the universe. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
With the "Rush Hour" franchise being rebooted on the small screen this Fall with a new TV series for CBS, does that mean we will never see a "Rush Hour 4" on the big screen with original stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker?
Series director Brett Ratner was asked about that this week at the TCA Summer tour, and he tells Slashfilm that it does not prevent the possibility at all: "No, not at all. It has nothing to do with it. We're always talking about it. We've just got to find the time between Chris Tucker, myself and Jackie."
Rather was also asked about the fourth "Beverly Hills Cop" which he is still attached to direct. Renter says the project is still undergoing re-writes: "Working on the script, working on the script. It's a longer process. It's not easy. A lot of pressure on that one." »
- Garth Franklin
The second annual Leonard DiCaprio Foundation fundraising gala was a huge success, managing last night to raise an impressive $40 million+ from celebrity supporters for the Ldf’s various environmental causes. Held in St. Tropez, the event was hosted by DiCaprio and Ldf Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, and featured a performance by Elton John. Guests in attendance included Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, Orlando Bloom, Chris Tucker, and more. The money was… »
The summer is a confusing time for late night shows. With vacation time, shows are often off, then on, seemingly at random. When shows do air, there’s fewer dangerous animals on, and more affect-less athletes. And yet, some really funny things happen on late night during these lesser watched months. Jimmy Fallon nearly lost a hand, Conan rode into Comic-Con with a Mad Max war band. We got to see Colbert interview Eminem on Monroe, Michigan public access TV. Jon Stewart’s Daily Show month long “moment of zen” farewell continues, streaming every episode back-to-back, available globally. It wasn’t all bad.
Last week, Bill Hader and Amy Schumer were doing the rounds for Trainwreck, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were reunited with Jimmy, Emma Stone was on Conan, Meyers got a dose of Schumer and Jim Gaffigan, and Corden horsed around with Ian McKellen. Plus, John Oliver took »
- Max Wood
I’m a huge Chris Tucker fan. Always have been.
From his scene-stealing performance in The Fifth Element, to Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Comedy Jam and 1995’s Friday opposite Ice Cube, starring in Money Talks with Charlie Sheen, through to his role in Silver Linings Playbook, Tucker is forever a pleasure to watch and is still one of the funniest comedians.
I was thrilled to read that the actor would be headlining his first full length stand-up comedy special titled “Chris Tucker Live” which had its premiere on Friday, July 10 on Netflix. It is one of the funniest stand-up shows to come along in years.
In the hilarious show, Chris Tucker returns to the stage he loves and showcases his mind-blowing comedic chops. From his pitch perfect impersonations of Michael Jackson and Bill Clinton, his take on first dates and marriage, visiting Oprah Winfrey’s house, to his singular on-stage physicality, »
- Michelle McCue
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
You know Plinko, the "Price Is Right" game? Monday night on "The Tonight Show," the human perfection that is "Ant-Man" star Paul Rudd did a version with Jimmy Fallon called Drinko, requiring them to potentially drink things like "Bacon Soda" and Pickle Juice. They both had to drink Gravy, which is too nasty, but one of them ended up having to mix Gravy with Tequila: "They call it 'Thanksgiving' south of the border."
In his interview, Paul talked to Jimmy about trying to do a full "Basic Instinct" on his "Ant-Man" co-star Michael Douglas. It failed. But it's hilarious. It ended up looking like he was "pleasuring himself" while Michael was doing a monologue. »
- Gina Carbone
Actor and comedian Chris Tucker headlines his first full length stand-up comedy special, "Chris Tucker Live," premiering exclusively on Netflix, today, Friday, July 10. Tucker’s stand-up comedy performance is now available to stream in all territories where Netflix is available. In the special, Tucker returns to the stage he loves, as he shares his experiences from childhood to stardom. The special was filmed at the Historic Fox Theatre in Tucker’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. “Chris Tucker is a true global movie star and a one-of-a-kind talent whose remarkable energy, delivery and original style make him one of the funniest comedians of our time,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Chris Tucker should be celebrating this week ... his Netflix stand-up comedy special comes out Friday -- which would be awesome, except for the fact he's getting sued for it. Comedian Terry Hodges is suing Netflix and Tucker, claiming he's done a ton of work for Tucker on this special -- like editing, writing, acting, and producing -- but hasn't been paid in years. That's right ... Years. Hodges says he and Chris started working on the »
- TMZ Staff
Need a pick-me-up from the Fourth of July holiday weekend? Check out the official trailer and key art for Chris Tucker Live, Chris Tucker's first-ever stand-up comedy special, launching exclusively on Netflix on Friday, July 10th. A man who needs no introduction, Chris Tucker is a comedy legend and is bringing his larger-than-life comedy to Netflix in his first ever stand-up special.
In the special, Chris Tucker returns to the stage he loves and showcases his mind-blowing comedic chops as he shares his experiences from childhood to the big time. From his pitch perfect impersonations to his singular on-stage physicality, Chris Tucker is absolutely hilarious and you can tell that he truly loves stand-up comedy. Chris Tucker Live marks the first project that Tucker has starred in and produced through his own company, Chris Tucker Entertainment, bringing on board Phil Joanou to direct.
Filmed in his hometown of Atlanta, »
Before Chris Tucker became the star of the Rush Hour franchise, not to mention annoying the hell out of Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element, he was a rising stand-up comedian. And now the actor is returning to the stage with his first-ever stand-up special. Netflix has given Tucker the chance to show he’s still […]
- Ethan Anderton
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