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Comedian Gabriel Iglesias has just started to make a silver screen presence, having done some voice-work for Planes in 2013 and The Nut Job in 2014, along with appearing in films like Magic Mike and A Haunted House 2. Now, Iglesias makes his biggest effort yet to show the moviegoing crowd his comedy of hyper impressions and voices with his first theatrical stand-up film, The Fluffy Movie.
The Fluffy Movie opens everywhere on July 25.
What has been your involvement with this film project, aside from making the jokes?
This is really challenging for me because it’s my baby, I’m very personal about my standup. That’s all I’ve known. And so the back-and-forth with the film company, »
- Nick Allen
Richard Pryor Jr. has done a 180 and now feels Nick Cannon is the second most qualified guy to play his dad in an upcoming biopic ... second to him.Pryor Jr. and his sister Rain previously told TMZ ... Cannon didn't have the chops to pull off the role. They thought Marlon Wayans was the right guy.But Pryor Jr. just told our photog ,,, Cannon's passion for the role changed his mind and he now favors Cannon »
- TMZ Staff
There are a lot of "what ifs" in the movie business. There are so many options when it comes to casting actors to play characters in movies. Superhero films are huge right now, and I love most of the actors that studios have cast to play these badass characters. Christian Bale as Batman, Andrew Garfield aa Spider-Man, Henry Cavill as Superman, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man are just a few of many. But these characters could have easily been played by other actors. It's hard to imagine that now since we're already invested in what's in front of our eyes.
I've come up with a list of actors who almost played some of these superheroes. You may already know about some of the close calls on the list, you may not, but when I was researching for this article there were a few things I didn't know before, »
- Joey Paur
Richard Pryor's widow says Nick Cannon has Not been cast to play the legendary comedian in a movie ... but she knows who Should get the role -- Terrence Howard.Jennifer Pryor -- who has some say over the decision -- tells TMZ Cannon jumped the gun when he hinted to us he had the part ... because the film's director, Lee Daniels, is still auditioning.Pryor says it's an easy call ... she says Howard is perfect ... an intense, »
- TMZ Staff
Nick Cannon seems to think he has the role of Richard Pryor locked up for a new biopic ... but Pryor's kids tell us they don't think he cuts it ... but they say they know who can.Richard Pryor Jr. and Rain Pryor say the man for the role is Marlon Wayans. They believe Wayans understands their dad's psyche and can connect with the character in a compelling way.As for Nick ... they just don't think »
- TMZ Staff
The original movie was panned by many critics and its sequel, A Haunted House 2, hasn’t fared much better. But that hasn’t stopped Marlon Wayans (Scary Movie) from producing his brand of humour for his audience.
Tell me about A Haunted House 2.
It basically picks up where the first one left off, Malcolm escapes and now he has a new family and they move into a new house and the same old stuff happens. Spooky stuff starts to happen and there is a creepy doll. And his crazy ex-girlfriend moves in next door!
Why did you make A Haunted House 2? »
- Luke Owen
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Doctor Strange, Daredevil, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Fantastic Four, Deadpool, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Aquaman, Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Constantine, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Batman Unlimited and more…
With just over a month to go until its release, Marvel Studios has continued ramping up the publicity for Guardians of the Galaxy with the arrival of an extended TV spot [see here], an IMAX poster [see here], an international poster [see here], a behind-the-scenes featurette entitled ‘Definitive Anti-Hero’ [see here], and new images featuring Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Groot (Vin Diesel), Ronan (Lee Pace), Korath (Djimon Hounsou) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) [see here and here]. Meanwhile, director James Gunn has confirmed that Firefly and Castle star Nathan Fillion is set to make »
- Gary Collinson
Yesterday Flickering Myth co-editor Luke Owen caught up with Marlon Wayans to discuss the upcoming release of the comedy sequel A Haunted House 2, during which he spoke about whether he had any regrets about missing out on the opportunity to play Robin in the Batman franchise (Wayans was cast in Batman Returns before the character was omitted, and was also set to appear in Batman Forever before Joel Schumacher succeeded Tim Burton in the director’s chair), as well as whether there’s any other superhero characters he’d like to portray:
Marlon Wayans: Nope, not at all. I have never regretted anything about any movie. Because there are too many rewards for you when you don’t regret things. »
- Gary Collinson
In an odd mix of news, AMC announced that it ordered a second season of Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul before a single episode aired. However, the series’ debut has been postponed to next year, when it will have The Walking Dead as a lead-in.
Zachary Quinto will make a guest appearance on Girls next season. According to TVLine, Quinto will appear in just a single episode.
Chelsea Handler has signed a deal with Netflix that includes a talk show and a comedy special. The talk show will launch in early 2016 but the deal is already being questioned. Vulture wonders how the topical humor of late night talk shows will mesh with Netflix’s bingewatching model.
Michael Vartan will »
- Lyle Masaki
Throughout his career, Marlon Wayans has remained one of the top dogs of the comedy scene. In addition to starring in tons of successful movies and TV shows over the past 20 years, the actor has written over a dozen projects. Next up, he and his brothers (Shawn, Damon, and Keenen Ivory) will embark on a stand-up tour -- the first ever to feature all four family members. You can also catch him as host of "Funniest Wins," a comedy competition series premiering Friday, June 20th on TBS.
We all know this comedian knows funny, so which movies does he consider worth watching? Well, Marlon shared with us his five (ahem, six) favorite comedies.
Find out Marlon Wayans's #5WorthWatching right here. »
- Alana Altmann
The horror-movie genre gets a hilarious makeover when Marlon Wayans (Scary Movie series, White Chicks) and Cedric the Entertainer (Madagascar, The Original Kings of Comedy) star in A Haunted House 2, the outrageous supernatural comedy coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital HD with UltraViolet on August 12, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The sequel to the box-office hit A Haunted House, A Haunted House 2 conjures up an otherworldly combination of bone-chilling suspense and no-holds-barred comedy for a raunchy and hysterically funny out-of-body experience.
Having overcome the demons of his past, Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) is ready to start over with his new girlfriend Megan (Jaime Pressly) and her two adorable kids, Wyatt (Steele Stebbins) and Becky (Ashley Rickards). When their house is plagued by a rash of bizarre paranormal events, Malcolm turns for help to his buddy Miguel (Gabriel Iglesias) and exorcist Father Williams (Cedric the Entertainer) in »
TBS has unveiled the 10 talented comedians slated to compete against one another in Funniest Wins, a new series set to premiere Friday, June 20, at 10 p.m. (Et/Pt). Funniest Wins comes to TBS from comedy heavyweight and WhatTheFunny.com founder Marlon Wayans (Scary Movie, A Haunted House, The Wayans Bros.) and Eyeworks USA. In the series, Wayans, along with some of his comic friends and family, will put the comics through the ringer to find the funniest multi-talented comedian working today. The new series will open with 10 comedic competitors of various types, who range in age from 25 to 40. Each week, guided by Marlon Wayans and a rotating crew of guests, they will learn the ins and outs of a particular comedy style, and then put that knowledge to the test in that week's main competition. At the end of each round, one comic will be sent packing. At the conclusion »
- Tambay A. Obenson
TBS has unveiled the 10 talented comedians slated to compete against one another in Funniest Wins, a new series set to premiere Friday, June 20, at 10 p.m. (Et/Pt). Funniest Wins comes to TBS from comedy heavyweight and WhatTheFunny.com founder Marlon Wayans (Scary Movie, A Haunted House, The Wayans Bros.) and Eyeworks USA. In the series, Wayans, along with some of his comic friends and family, will put the comics through the ringer to find the funniest multi-talented comedian working today. The new series will open with 10 comedic competitors of various types, who range in age from 25 to 40. Each week, guided by Marlon Wayans and a »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Madrid – Viacom-owned MTV is bringing back an African music awards show after a three-year hiatus and is looking to give it a global push. Marlon Wayans will host the so-called MAMAs, short for the MTV Africa Music Awards, which will be held in the coastal resort of Durban, South Africa, on June 7. They will air globally through a combination of pay TV and terrestrial distribution, according to the company. Created by African urban music and youth entertainment channel MTV Base, the MAMAs recognize youth culture, music and other standouts from sub-Saharan Africa, rewarding achievement
- Pamela Rolfe
Devil's Moving House
Based on the novel by M. William Phelps, the story follows the unassuming nursing home proprietress who had a curiously high number of fatalities occur in her house between 1907 and 1917. Her story would go on to inspire the play and film "Arsenic And Old Lace." [Source: Deadline]
Inspired by real events, the story follows a new girl at a small-town high school who is taken in by the popular clique, only to have them compel her into joining them in a dangerous exorcism of a punky, rebellious classmate. [Source: Heat Vision]
Any Means Necessary
"Boondocks" executive producer Rodney Barnes has been »
- Garth Franklin
Marlon Wayans and Mike Epps are attached to star in the Sony Pictures buddy action-comedy Any Means Necessary, which tells the story of 2 estranged brothers who pair up to go undercover, according to Deadline. The fact that one brother is a cop (Wayans), and the other is a criminal (Epps), should only add to the drama and comedy. Originally written by David Elliot and Paul Lovett (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Sony and producer Neal Moritz have tapped Rodney Barnes (who's previously re-writing scripts for Think Like A Man, Think Like A Man 2, and is the Executive Producer of Boondocks) to rewrite the script for Any Means Necessary, as the project becomes a »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Suli McCullough played the paralyzed break dancing enthusiast Crazy Legs -- opposite Shawn and Marlon Wayans -- in the 1996 spoof comedy "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood." Guess what he looks like now! Read more »
- TMZ Staff
Celebrate the Cinco de Mayo holiday with one of America’s most popular comedians, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, by watching the new trailer for The Fluffy Movie.
I can’t wait for this!
The Fluffy Movie will capture the wild on-stage hilarity and inspirational success story of Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, who performs year-round in sold-out concerts across the United States and abroad.
The Fluffy Movie Official Social Pages:
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheFluffyMovie
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefluffymovie
Fluffy’S Official Social Pages:
Fluffy’s Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GabrielIglesias
Fluffy’s Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/fluffyguy
Fluffy’s Official Google +: https://plus. »
- Melissa Thompson
Looking like a goth Cynthia from "Rugrats," Rihanna stole the show on Thursday night at the iHeartRadio Awards in Los Angeles.Sporting a lace "dress" that exposed her underwear and a ton of bare skin, the singer also sported a head of hair knots, giant hoop earrings, green lipstick, leather jacket and a giant silver cross necklace.Yeah, it's a lot of look ... and has drawn comparisons online to the aforementioned doll, Mel B, Marlon Wayans and Crazy Eyes from "Orange Is the New Black."RiRi also attracted some major attention by not being there in the first place. When she won the Hip-Hop/R&B Song of the Year trophy, she was totally Mia -- with Pitbull accepting the award on her behalf. An announcer later said that she was "stuck on the 405," Aka in traffic.When she finally did show up, she at least her outfit was memorable. »
- tooFab Staff
Los Angeles (AP) — A femme-fueled comedy beat a superhero blockbuster at the box office this weekend. After holding the top position for three weeks, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has been topped by "The Other Woman" for the No. 1 spot. Fox's revenge comedy, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton, debuted with $24.7 million, while Disney-Marvel's "Captain America," led by Chris Evans, grossed $16 million in its fourth weekend, bringing its domestic total to $225 million. The PG-13 rating of Nick Cassavetes directed "The Other Woman" — about three ladies wronged by a three-timing spouse played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau of "Game of Thrones" — helped it draw a larger audience, says Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst of box-office tracker Rentrak. "The rating was perfect," he said. "If you are going for the mainstream audience who is looking for something that has a little bit of an edge, but not too much, you can hit »
- Jessica Herndon (AP)
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