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Oh what a night! The 2015 Bet Awards are in full motion but we're, well, still stuck on that red carpet. Turns out that our favorite style stars tonight all had one thing in common: Simplicity. Like Ciara, who crushed the carpet in a plunging, beaded-all-over Wes Gordon confection featuring a sexy thigh-high slit. Gabrielle Union's glimmering Halston Heritage gown was head turn-worthy without being over the top, which could also be said for tonight's co-host Tracee Ellis Ross. She wowed in a form-fitting white midi (all-white was a major trend tonight, Fyi—and Tracee wore it best). Janelle Monáe, meanwhile, replicated her epic 2015 Met Gala cape moment in a dramatic black-and-purple »
Comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are bringing their humour to the big screen in more concentrated fashion with oddball comedy Keanu. They’ve rounded up a fair ensemble already and are now adding Nia Long and Jason Mitchell.The pair, whose Key & Peele show regularly has spawned several viral videos while doing good business on Us TV’s Comedy Central, is behind the new idea, which Peele wrote with Alex Ruben. The story, nothing – one assumes, at least – to do with the John Wick star, finds the duo as part of a group of friends who must retrieve a stolen cat. But instead of heading to the police station, they pose as gangsters and drug dealers, because that’s apparently how you should really try to find stolen pets or anything else. We’re fairly certain that plotline was in an early draft of Paddington. Long is apparently »
The Saturday Night Live star will appear alongside the duo in the film following two friends who decide to act like gangster drug dealers in an effort to recover a stolen kitten.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Forte will play a low-level drug dealer who is obsessed with black culture, despite Peele's character being the only black person he knows.
The film is set to shoot in New Orleans this summer.
Forte's The Last Man On Earth was renewed for a second season earlier this year. »
Special effects legend Rick Baker formally announced his retirement this week. Baker cited a “cheap and fast” philosophy in the movie industry that was at odds with his desire to ensure things got done right as the catalyst for his retirement. Baker’s work stretches across several prominent films, from An American Werewolf in London to Videodrome to The Rocketeer to Ed Wood to Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes and Tropic Thunder. Baker also worked on the Men in Black films and Michael Jackson’s famous “Thriller” music video. The 2014 feature Maleficent will now stand as his last work.
Baker will, however, be auctioning off his famous work via The Prop Store, beginning today.
Jessica Chastain and Amy Schumer are poised to work together on a new comedy. The Tracking Board has reported that Chastain, known mostly for her dramatic work in features such as The Tree of Life and Zero Dark Thirty, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
T.I., Dermot Mulroney, Scoot McNairy and David Harbour are set to join Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union and Michelle Monaghan in Baran bo Odar's action thriller "Sleepless Night". Andrea Berloff penned the script and filming begins June 15th in Atlanta and Las Vegas
Foxx plays a seemingly corrupt Las Vegas cop whose son is kidnaped by gangsters (Mulroney, McNairy) who want a shipment of cocaine he stole as payment. He races to save his child's life without getting caught by Internal Affairs and before the mobsters discover that he's actually lost the goods. [Source: Heat Vision]
Jennifer Hudson, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright and Alison Wright have joined the cast of "Confirmation," the TV movie about Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearings. The join Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce and Eric Stonestreet in the project.
The story explores the explosive 1991 Supreme Court nomination hearings which brought the country to a standstill »
- Garth Franklin
Forte will play a low-level pot dealer obsessed with black culture, though Peele’s character is the only black person he knows.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
It is almost impossible to hear the name Keanu without immediately tumbling down a rabbit hole of Bill and Ted impressions and Matrix quotations – and rightly so, as it is a very distinctive moniker. That is all about to change, however, as the award-winning, powerhouse comedy duo of Key and Peele are pulling together their next project which should ensure that, this time next year, the name Keanu will have a whole new level of meaning.
It is a timeless story of the unconditional and dedicated love that two men have for a kitten, which is presumably named Keanu. When the defenceless, innocent kitten is stolen, the two friends attempt to pass themselves off as fearsome, terrifying, drug-dealing gangsters in order to secure the safe return of the titular juvenile feline. The two friends are played by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, with Peele also writing the script, alongside Alex »
- Sarah Myles
Will Forte is joining the cast of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele's comedy flick Keanu, THR reports. For the project — about two pals (Key and Peele) who pose as drug-dealers to re-steal a stolen cat — Forte is slotted to play a low-level pot dealer who's an acquaintance of Peele's character and obsessed with black culture. (In an ideal world this movie will have a crucial crossover moment with that Kevin Spacey cat movie, in which it turns out the cat Key and Peele have been looking for all along is none other than Catvin Spacey, aka Keanu. Pipe dream, but whatever. Forte and his marijuana will be crucial regardless.) The Last Man on Earth star joins Method Man and Gabrielle Union in supporting roles; they'll all reportedly begin shooting in New Orleans within the next couple months. Fun! »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
That acclaimed dramatic turn in Nebraska clearly wasn't enough to make Will Forte stray from the comedy path. Following his hit TV show The Last Man On Earth (co-created with Phil Lord and Chris Miller) and a recent outing to the Wild West in Adam Sandler's The Ridiculous Six, he's joining the double-act Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele for Keanu.Peter Atencio, who directs Key & Peele's sketch show and has also worked on The Last Man On Earth, is calling the shots on the story, which involves the comedy duo acting like gangstas to retrieve a stolen kitten. It hasn't yet been specified why the film is called Keanu, but we'd lay money on that being the kitten's name. Let's hope he's not too sad a Keanu if he's been kidnapped.Forte will play a pot dealer obsessed with black culture, although Peele is actually the only black person he knows. »
The two actors that make up the comedy duo Key and Peele, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, have had memorable roles in a number of films over the years, but they’re currently poised to topline their own film, and they’re getting a friendly (and hilarious) face to come along for the ride. THR reports that, fresh off a stellar turn on his Fox series The Last Man on Earth, actor Will Forte has signed on to co-star alongside Key and Peele in Keanu (amazing title), a feature film comedy that revolves around two friends who decide to act like gangsters in order to retrieve their stolen cat, Keanu. If that short logline doesn’t make you want to see this movie right now, I don’t know what to tell you. Forte will play a low-level pot dealer obsessed with black culture, though Peele’s character is the only black person he knows. »
- Adam Chitwood
Way to get in shape for summer, Dwyane Wade! The professional basketball star, who currently plays for the Miami Heat, took to Instagram on Wednesday to reveal he recently shed a few lbs., sharing three side-by-side shots of himself standing on a scale as the numbers decrease. "Today made 30 days since I started the #30daytransformation with @lutherfreeman and @kathy_drayton ..I've had moments where I asked myself Why haa. I now know what I need to do to lose the weight I want when I want," the basketball player, who wed actress Gabrielle Union in 2014, wrote of the image, adding, "Now that my 30 days are over, I must maintain this level of eating and make it a lyfestyle(w some cheat »
Will Forte, the former Saturday Night Live player who currently stars in The Last Man on Earth, has joined the cast of Keanu, New Line’s comedy featuring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Keanu, which is being directed by Peter Atencio, follows two friends (Key and Peele) who decide to act like gangster drug-dealers in order to retrieve a stolen kitten. Method Man is already on board as a murderous drug lord who believes the duo are a pair of legendary gangsters, while Gabrielle Union is playing Key’s wife. Forte will play a low-level pot dealer obsessed with black
- Borys Kit
The film was first announced in November with Armie Hammer and Parker starring, with Parker also producing and directing from his own script. Shooting will begin soon in Savannah, Ga.
Prompted by religious visions, Turner and a band of about 70 rebel slaves killed between 55 and 65 people in Virginia — the most ever killed in a slave uprising. The rebellion was stopped after two days, but Turner survived in hiding for more than two months.
Haley will portray a slave patrol captain who takes pride in controlling the movements of the county’s slaves. Boone Jr. will play a crafty preacher.
- Dave McNary
The story tells of slave-preacher turned revolutionary Nat Turner, who in 1831 led the most successful slave revolt in American history.
Haley will portray slave patrol captain Raymond Cobb while Boone Jr will play Reverend Walthall, a preacher who develops a plan to use Turner to pull his owner Samuel Turner out of debt.
The Birth Of A Nation hails from Bron Studios, Phantom Four, Mandalay Pictures and Tiny Giant Productions in association with Follow Through Productions, Infinity Entertainment, and Creative Wealth Media Finance.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The Los Angeles Film Festival is celebrating its 21st year and bringing free screenings, in addition to a great indie film slate, to West Coast cinephiles. Kicking off the freebies is the family-friendly “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” the 1988 classic period detective-animated slapstick mashup starring Bob Hoskins, set for June 12 at 8 p.m. at Union Station. Also, celebrating its 15-year anniversary with a June 13 screening at DIGat7th is Gina Prince-Bythewood’s on-court romance “Love & Basketball,” starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan as best friends whose shared love for the titular sport parallels their love for each other. Prince-Bythewood will attend along with her cast, which includes Lathan, Regina Hall, Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Debi Morgan, and others. June 13 will also feature Coffee Talks, a popular series where audience members get a first-hand look as filmmakers and other industry vets discuss their crafts. This year’s subjects include Colin Trevorrow, director »
Gabrielle Union has joined the cast of Open Road Films' thriller, which stars Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan, and is titled "Sleepless Night," to be directed by Swiss filmmaker Baran Bo Odar. The project, which is a remake of the 2011 French film "Nuit Blanche," directed by Frédéric Jardin, centers on a character named Vincent Downs (played by Jamie Foxx), described as a seemingly corrupt Las Vegas cop, who races to save his son's life, when gangsters kidnap him for a shipment of cocaine Downs stole from them, all while Internal Affairs is investigating him. Monaghan plays an officer Jennifer Bryant, who is an Internal Affairs »
- Tambay A. Obenson
We learned in February that Jamie Foxx had taken the lead role in a new thriller called Sleepless Night. Gabrielle Union has now joined him in the film. Swiss director Baran bo Odar is aboard to make the movie, with Andrea Berloff adapting the 2011 French thriller Nuit Blanche for American audiences. Foxx is set to play a cop with connections to the criminal underworld that finds his family – specifically his son – in danger when he double-crosses some very bad people. The title refers to him scouring a nightclub and, presumably some of a city, to find his kidnapped child. Union is set as his ex-wife, who will have to help him if they’re to save the boy from the gangsters’ clutches. It’s not her only film scheduled for this year: the actress has also landed a main role in Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s film Keanu. The »
Fresh off a well-received turn opposite Chris Rock in “Top Five,” Gabrielle Union is in negotiations to join Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in New Line’s comedy “Keanu,” TheWrap has learned. Peter Atencio is directing from a script that Peele wrote with Alex Rubens. The story follows a group of friends who must pose as drug dealers in order to retrieve a stolen cat. Union will play Key’s wife. Also Read: 'Key and Peele' Escape Racist Police, 'White Bitches' in Hilarious 'Negrotown' (Video) Method Man will co-star in the movie, which Key and Peele are producing with Peter Principato, »
- Jeff Sneider
Who knew? The first African American to appear on television was famed Olympian Jesse Owens, who was featured on an experimental NBC broadcast in 1936.
This little-know fact and many others were shared Wednesday night at the Paley Center for Media’s tribute to African-American achievements in television. The gathering at Cipriani Wall Street was emotional and educational for many in attendance.
Oprah Winfrey was host for the evening which included special tributes to Cicely Tyson and Bet Networks, which is marking its 35th anniversary this year. The presentation offered a look at black achievements in a range of sectors, from news and sports to variety shows, drama and comedy.
Tyson, it was noted, was the first black actress to wear her hair naturally on a primetime series when she was a regular on CBS’ “Eastside, Westside” in the early 1960s.
“We’re not there yet,” Tyson told the crowd regarding equality on screen, »
- Cynthia Littleton
The actor and comedian takes the lead as Andre Allen, a stand-up comic and recovering alcoholic who's desperate to be taken seriously in the shallow world of Hollywood while becoming submerged within a celebrity-obsessed culture.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Chris reveals he's currently writing a script for his next movie. It's not, as previously reported, a sequel to Top Five, but will have a similar tone and some of the same cast.
Chris talks about Jay Z and Kanye West's involvement as co-producers, and how there's perhaps a "dash of Kardashian" in Gabrielle Union's reality TV star Erica Long. He also responds to Woody Allen comparisons, and tells us who us his top five stand-up comedians of all time are:
How much of your own personal experiences did you carry into Top Five? »
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