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Jason Derulo pulled out all the stops when he performed the ultimate '80s funk classic, "Super Freak" by Rick James, on Lip Sync Battle this week. On top of rocking a wig similar to Rick's signature braids complete with a sparkly, plunging jumpsuit, Jason showed off his smooth moves, gyrating and getting his freak on all over the stage. The "Want to Want Me" singer will be taking on Smash star Katharine McPhee this Thursday, and if this is any indication of what the battle will be like, we cannot wait! In the meantime, check out a sneak peek of Jason's supersexy performance above, and then relive his Carpool Karaoke session with James Corden. »
- Monica Sisavat
He's super freakay! Jason Derulo is nearly unrecognizable in a preview for this Thursday's Lip Sync Battle on Spike, where the singer channeled a full-out '80s performance of Rick James' 1981 hit "Superfreak." The "Talk Dirty" crooner donned dreads and showed some skin in an open-chest black studded leather jumpsuit in true Rick James fashion. His performance payed homage to the song's music video, even mimicking James' iconic park bench routine alongside a line of sexy dancers. If you didn't already know the hip hop singer and dancer could bust a move, the 26 year-old's take on "Superfreak" shows he can really get down. The performance was so electric that even »
A few thoughts on tonight's The People v. O.J. Simpson coming up just as soon as my stylist turns me into Rick James... How appropriate that we get to wrap up International Women's Day with "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia," The People v. O.J.'s sympathetic mash note to doomed O.J. prosecutor Marcia Clark. It's not straight-up hagiography, as it points out various mistakes Clark made during this period — continuing to dismiss Darden's concerns about letting Mark Fuhrman testify, taking a big stand in court about needing to get home to her kids and then asking her husband to watch them that night (a move that she had to know would blow up in her face, given the contentiousness of the divorce and her new hugely public identity) — but it also illustrates the many challenges she had to face throughout the trial that none of her male counterparts did. Radio »
- Alan Sepinwall
(Spoiler warning: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched the latest episode of “People v. O.J. Simpson” entitled “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.”) On Episode 6 of “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” Marcia Clark’s world closes in. The case isn’t going well. She’s in danger of losing her kids. And almost everyone is making fun of her hair — one reporter says she looks like Rick James, and even O.J. Simpson makes a face as she walks into the courtroom. Also Read: Oj Fact Check: Did Mark Fuhrman Really Own Nazi Medals? A miserable day ends with a trip to the grocery store, »
- Tim Molloy
Tyler Perry’s Madea had returned in the first teaser trailer for “Boo! A Madea Halloween” with a shotgun blast to greet trick-or-treaters on her front porch.
“I don’t play that Halloween bull,” she proclaims in the midst of the mayhem of a worldwide pandemic.
The trailer concludes with Madea chortling as the strains of Rick James’ “Superfreak” play.
The film also stars Bella Thorne, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, Andre Hall, Yousef Erakat, Lexy Panterra, Diamond White, Liza Koshy, Brock O’Hurn, Jimmy Tatro, Jc Caylen, Kian Lawley and Mike Tornabene.
- Dave McNary
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