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FX has sent along two fresh clips. First, catch a look at their newest upcoming animated comedy series Chozen, which premieres on January 13, 2014 at 10:30 Pm Et/Pt. The voice cast features Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Michael Pena, Nick Swardson, Kathryn Hahn, and Method Man. The show follows the title character, a gay, white rapper fresh out of prison. Armed with a new message and a new world view shaped by his time in prison, Chozen is on a quest for redemption and to claim his rightful position as the world’s top rap artist. His music and lyrics take aim at the stereotypes of machismo and misogyny that are synonymous with rap music. »
• Fast & Furious 7 to go ahead despite death of star Paul Walker
Destiny Bends features the RZA (real name Robert Diggs) beginning "I want to dedicate this song to my friend Paul Walker", with soul artist Will Wells singing the rest of the ballad, co-written by the pair and Diggs's two sons. Diggs starred with Walker in Brick Mansions, an action remake of Luc Besson's District 13 that is set for release in 2014, and the song recalls their bonding on set. "Thanks for the time and the smiles you shared with me", run one passage of the lyrics. »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Nicole Richie has signed with Wme. The web and reality TV personality and fashion maven can be seen on AOL web series #CandidlyNicole, each episode of which brings one of her tweets to life. Her TV credits include a mentor gig on Fashion Star, a guest judge role on Fashion Police and starring with Paris Hilton on The Simple Life for five seasons. She also has a fashion collection and apparel line and has written a novel loosely based on her life. Richie continues to be repped by Impression Entertainment and Grubman Indursky & Shire. Cliff “Method Man” Smith has signed with UTA. He is shooting Tom McCarthy’s The Cobbler, starring Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman and Steve Buscemi, and recently wrapped the features Lucky N#mbr and Staten Island Summer. Next up is a voice role in the upcoming Fxx animated comedy Chozen, which focuses on a gay white rapper »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Here's today's latest casting news: Dustin Hoffman and Steve Buscemi will join Tom McCarthy's comedy, The Cobbler, starring Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens and Method Man. Lake Bell is set to star opposite Simon Pegg in director Ben Palmer's romantic comedy, Man Up. William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman and John Leguizamo are among those who join the ensemble cast of Bradley Kaplan's drama Stealing Cars. Hit the jump for more on each project. First up from The Wrap is news that Hoffman and Buscemi will be joining The Cobbler. Plot details are being kept quiet but the story centers on "a shoe repairman (Sandler) who integrates himself into the lives of the people whose footwear he fixes." It's unclear what Hoffman's role will be, but Buscemi plays a character named Manny. The indie is currently filming in New York. Deadline reports that Bell will join Man Up opposite Pegg. »
- Dave Trumbore
Indie triple-threat Thomas McCarthy previously brought attention to his upcoming drama The Cobbler in September by casting comedian Adam Sandler in the lead role. Now, he’s recruited two more big names for the film – Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman (Kramer vs. Kramer) and Golden Globe winner Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) have both joined The Cobbler in supporting roles.
The Cobbler will center on a shoe repairman (Sandler) who gains access to a metaphysical plane and uses his newfound abilities to step into the lives of others, literally walking a mile in another person’s shoes. All further details on the plot and Hoffman’s role are being kept under wraps for now, but Buscemi will reportedly play a character by the name of Manny.
- Isaac Feldberg
Adam Sandler stars as the title character, a shoe repairman blessed with the meta-physical ability to enter the lives of his customers. No details were given for Dustin Hoffman's role, although Steve Buscemi plays a character named Manny. They join a cast which also includes Dan Stevens, Sondra James and Method Man.
Not too long ago, we learned that Adam Sandler was in talks to star in The Cobbler, a new indie drama from Win Win and The Station Agent director Thomas McCarthy. It was said that Sandler will play a shoe repair man with the ability to literally walk in other people's shoes; he can metaphysically step into their lives for a certain period of time, but now The Wrap says the plot is under wraps. But they do add some names to the supporting cast by reporting Dustin Hoffman and Steve Buscemi have landed roles in the film that is already shooting in NYC. Hoffman's role is unknown and Buscemi will play a guy named Manny. In addition, rapper and occasional actor Method Man has also joined the film along with "Downton Abbey" star Dan Stevens (who recently joined Night at the Museum 3 as the film's villain). The Cobbler became »
- Ethan Anderton
For his latest film, The Cobbler, The Station Agent and Win Win writer-director Tom McCarthy has ensured that his cast should be as eclectic as possible. He already has Adam Sandler and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens aboard and he has now added Method Man and Dustin Hoffman.How the new additions fit into the plot is anyone’s guess, as McCarthy isn’t saying. But what we do know so far is intriguing: Sandler plays a shoe repair specialist who finds a way to integrate himself into the lives of his customers, though whether this means mystically or just by being a total nosey parker is anyone’s guess at this point. In the hands of others, we would be anticipating Click-style misadventures for Sandler, but that’s not McCarthy’s style. Instead, we predict a wry look at the world, some real drama and possibly some clever heartstring pulling. »
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
Robert Patrick, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo and Eiza González have scored supporting roles in the ten-episode serialized drama series adaptation of "From Dusk Till Dawn" for the El Rey Network.
The first three will play the Fuller family, while González plays the stripper Santánico Pandemonium. The quartet join the already announced D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia and Don Johnson. [Source: El Rey Network]
The Secret Scripture
- Garth Franklin
A trailer for has been released for Chozen, FX’s newest animated comedy from Eastbound & Down creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill, and Archer creator Adam Reed. The show, following a gay rapper who just got out of prison, was created by former Eastbound writer Grant Dekernion (who will also write and rap the songs on the show), and features the voice cast of Saturday Night Live star Bobby Moynihan (in the lead role of Chozen), Michael Peña, Method Man, Hannibal Buress, Kathryn Hahn and Nick Swardson. Fxx, which launches Sept. 2, will focus more on comedy and target younger viewers than FX. It will air several current FX shows, including It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League, but Chozen, is the first new show added to their lineup. Watch the trailer below. Enjoy!
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- Kyle Reese
FX has released the first red-band trailer for its new animated series Chozen, and it looks like it will make a fine companion to the excellent Archer. Created by Grant Dekernion and executive produced by the same folks behind Archer and Eastbound and Down, the series revolves around a gay white rapper fresh out of prison who sets out for redemption and to claim his rightful position as the world’s top rap artist. Bobby Moynihan voices the lead character to great effect, and this trailer highlights a swell sense of humor that should connect with fans of Archer and Eastbound. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The series also features the voices of Hannibal Buress, Michael Pena, Nick Swardson, Kathryn Hahn, and Method Man. Chozen will premiere on FX January 13th. »
- Adam Chitwood
Method Man and Redman have money to burn ... literally -- and they proved it this morning in Canada by showing off a blunt they smoked made of 24-karat gold.Redman proudly displayed the golden L on Instagram this morning ... and said it was the first one available for purchase in Calgary.M & R didn't offer up much more info -- but a pack of smaller golden joints costs around $55 bucks.We're guessing the session sounded something like this. »
- TMZ Staff
Capturing the laughter, energy and mayhem from comedy superstar Kevin Hart’s 2012 global concert tour, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video on Demand, Digital HD and Pay-Per-View October 15 from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company, Codeblack Films and Hartbeat Productions. Filmed live in New York City at two sold-out performances at Madison Square Garden, the film captures Hart’s hysterically funny live performance as he explains his unique view on the world in laugh-out-loud detail.Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain has generated more than $32 million in domestic theatrical ticket sales to date, and earned over $10 million dollars opening weekend, becoming the 4th top-grossing stand-up film of all time.
- Melissa Thompson
Here's one more reason hip-hop and country just don't mix!On Wednesday's "X Factor" auditions, Long Island contestant Vincent Crisostomo blew the judges away ... but not in a good way!Vincent is an aspiring rapper who looks up to hip-hop heavyweights like Biggie Smalls and Method Man, but for his "X Factor" audition, he went country. Talk about random! See his painful performance of LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I" above -- Simon couldn't even contain his laughter. Yeah, it's that bad. Maybe Vincent should stick to his day job working at the NY bagel shop. On the upside, at least the 29-year-old has a big fan club and plenty of confidence. We're sure he'll find his niche somewhere.What do you think of Vincent's version of the classic country tune? Tell toofab in the comment section below! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Previous | Image 1 of 33 | NextThe Wu-Tang Clan at the 2013 North Coast Music Festival.
Chicago – With music festivals continuing to explode in Chicago, the 2013 North Coast Music Festival (Ncmf) felt like it learned some lessons from master fests like Lollapalooza but needs to keep paying attention.
When I attended Ncfm’s first night this year (Friday, Aug. 30), I first noticed the alcohol lines and how no one was in them. That’s because this crowd was primarily under 21, so it’d make sense that most of its booked acts performed Edm (electronic dance music).
Even Friday headliner Passion Pit only played an Edm set. Their appearance at all was in question because their gear was trashed by the rain. Ncmf evacuated that night due to dangerous weather and resumed after a couple hours. Friday also featured The Disco Biscuits and Mac Miller.
I skipped Saturday – including headliners Afrojack, Big Gigantic and NaS »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
This week we discuss Won Kar-Wai’s The Grandmaster; or should we call it The Grandmasters? Between four hosts we’ve seen at least three different versions of the film, and surprise, most of us walked out disappointed. Joining us is special guest Kevin B. Lee, filmmaker, Sight and Sound critic, video essayist, and founding editor of Keyframe.
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Capturing the laughter, energy and mayhem from comedy superstar Kevin Hart's 2012 global concert tour, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain arrives on Blu Ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video on Demand, Digital HD and Pay-Per-View October 15 from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company, Codeblack Films and Hartbeat Productions. Filmed live in New York City at two sold-out performances at Madison Square Garden, the film captures Hart's hysterically funny live performance as he explains his unique view on the world in laugh-out-loud detail. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain has generated more than $32 million in domestic theatrical ticket sales to date, and earned over $10 million dollars opening weekend, becoming the 4th top-grossing stand-up film of all time.
Ever seen Nightbreed by Clive Barker? Probably not, but as a hymn to monsters it’s worth a watch. One of the grotesque beasts furnishes our innocent, and still human, hero with three fundamental truths: God is an astronaut; Oz is over the rainbow; and Midian is where the monsters live. He could have added: if you go to a Wu Tang Clan concert it’s highly probable that not all of them will bother turning up.
Dependability is not something you can easily attribute to this rap collective. A dream tour with Rage Against The Machine was scuppered when they realised there was a schedule to adhere to. I went to see the RZA a couple of years ago and he was an hour and a half late and then his microphone wasn’t working. I left in disgust after 2 songs. The Wu Tang Clan have visited Manchester a »
- Basil Creese Jr
Amy Schumer wants Method Man to Wu her Tang ... seriously. The Comedy Central star was at Lax recently -- where she seemed shocked by her meteoric surge in fame -- but still took time to talk to TMZ about vaginal homicide ... a la Amanda Bynes. Bottom line -- Wu Tang Clam ain't nothin' to f*** wit. Read more »
- TMZ Staff
Fxx—FX's attempt to court a younger audience by turning into a hardcore porn channel so gradually you'll hardly notice (they're only one X away!)—has announced its first original series. Created by Danny McBride, Chozen stars SNL's Bobby Moynihan as the voice of a gay, white rapper who has recently been released from prison, and will be scripted by soon-to-be-available Eastbound and Down writer Grant Dekernion. The rest of the voice cast includes stand-up comedy fixtures Hannibal Buress, Michael Pena, Nick Swardson, Kathryn Hahn, and sitcom veteran Method Man. Fxx launches in September; Chozen is »
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