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Justin Timberlake Reveals Trolls Soundtrack

23 August 2016 6:38 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Justin Timberlake has revealed the tracklisting to the upcoming film, Trolls, on Instagram, which includes duets that he has with co-stars Gwen Stefani and Anna Kendrick.

The soundtrack, arriving later this fall, is headlined by Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling!,” a couple of solo numbers from Kendrick (“Get Back Up Again,” “The Sound of Silence”), and a new song from Ariana Grande entitled “They Don’t Know.”

You’ll also find some variety, too, like the Timberlake and Kendrick collaboration with Earth, Wind, & Fire on “September,” or the full cast rendition of “I’m Coming Out / Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems,” which is presumably a cover of the Notorious B.I.G.’s late 90’s hit.

Trolls‘ soundtrack is already off to a successful start, as Timberlake’s single, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!,” came storming out of the gates after its initial release this past May. The Max Martin-produced »

- Joe DeAndrea

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Travis Scott’s ‘90210’ Music Video Is Stop-Motion Animated, Features Action Figure Sex — Watch

19 August 2016 9:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For those who’ve been craving stop-motion animation, there are two options currently available. First, there’s the fantasy adventure film “Kubo and the Two Strings” from Laika Entertainment, and then there’s hip hop artist Travis Scott’s latest music video “90210” taken from his album “Rodeo.” Directed by Hype Williams, the video features stop-motion animated action figure of Scott destroying a city like Godzilla and having sex with another action figure. Watch it below.

Read More: Starting Today at Bam: Hype Williams’ ‘Belly’ and The Source 360

Travis Scott began his career producing beats before shifting to a lead artist. He released his debut mixtape “Owl Pharoah” in 2013 where it was eventually nominated for Best Mixtape at the Bet Hip Hop Awards. He released his second mixtape “Days Before Rodeo” the following year. Scott then released his debut album “Rodeo” from Grand Hustle Records and Epic Records. It received generally positive reviews from critics, »

- Vikram Murthi

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TBS Orders Half-Hour Comedy Pilot ‘World’s End,’ Starring Wanda Sykes

1 August 2016 7:37 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

In addition to series orders for a scripted series based on the early life of late rapper Notorious B.I.G., TBS has also now ordered a pilot for a half-hour comedy series titled “World’s End,” starring Wanda Sykes and Hamish Linklater.… Continue Reading → »

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Jonathan Ames Recruits Wanda Sykes and Hamish Linklater for TBS’ ‘World’s End’

31 July 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hamish Linklater (“The Big Short”) and comedian Wanda Sykes will topline TBS’ dark comedy “World’s End,” from “Bored to Death” scribe Jonathan Ames.

TBS has ordered a pilot for “World’s End.” The news was announced Sunday at TBS’ portion of the Television Critics Association press tour where it also revealed a series order for a new comedy created by “My Name Is Earl’s” Greg Garcia, and the primetime animation series “Tarantula,” executive produced by Danny McBride and Jody Hill.

“World’s End” stars Linklater as an English teacher who is committed to a mental facility. But after Sykes’ charater makes him feel sane again, he leads an inmate revolt.

Read More: Notorious B.I.G. Series Based On The Rapper’s Lyrics In The Works At TBS

“World’s End” is based on a format from Sagafilm. Ames will write, while Alan Poul (“The Newsroom”) will direct the pilot. »

- Michael Schneider

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Jonathan Ames Recruits Wanda Sykes and Hamish Linklater for TBS’ ‘World’s End’

31 July 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Hamish Linklater (“The Big Short”) and comedian Wanda Sykes will topline TBS’ dark comedy “World’s End,” from “Bored to Death” scribe Jonathan Ames.

TBS has ordered a pilot for “World’s End.” The news was announced Sunday at TBS’ portion of the Television Critics Association press tour where it also revealed a series order for a new comedy created by “My Name Is Earl’s” Greg Garcia, and the primetime animation series “Tarantula,” executive produced by Danny McBride and Jody Hill.

“World’s End” stars Linklater as an English teacher who is committed to a mental facility. But after Sykes’ charater makes him feel sane again, he leads an inmate revolt.

Read More: Notorious B.I.G. Series Based On The Rapper’s Lyrics In The Works At TBS

“World’s End” is based on a format from Sagafilm. Ames will write, while Alan Poul (“The Newsroom”) will direct the pilot. »

- Michael Schneider

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TBS Orders World's End Comedy Pilot Starring Hamish Linklater, Wanda Sykes

31 July 2016 4:14 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Ex-New Adventures of Old Christine co-stars Hamish Linklater and Wanda Sykes are joining forces on a new sitcom for TBS, the cabler announced Sunday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

RelatedTNT’s Animal Kingdom, TBS’ Wrecked and Angie Tribeca Get Renewed

The pair will star in World’s End, a half-hour dark comedy pilot from Bored to Death‘s Jonathan Ames about a charismatic high school English teacher (Linklater) who has a breakdown and is committed to a mental institution. There, under the watchful eye of Louise Baldwin (Sykes), he begins to feel “sane.” Henry starts to question »

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Notorious B.I.G. Series Based On The Rapper’s Lyrics In The Works At TBS

28 July 2016 2:51 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

TBS is working on a scripted comedy series based on the life and lyrics of the iconic rapper Notorious B.I.G.

The show, titled “Think Big,” follows an inner-city teen trying to earn a living for his young daughter and son. The network did not reveal which lyrics exactly are the basis for the series, but there’s a slew of good one-liners that fans could try and pinpoint. 

Think Big” was created by Mass Appeal, which will produce the series along with Wayne Barrow from Bystorm Films and Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace for Notorious Big, Inc.

Read More: ‘All Eyez On Me’ Teaser Trailer: Tupac Stays True To Thine Own Self In New Biopic

The “Mo Money Mo Problems” rapper, whose real name is Christopher Wallace, was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in 1997. Raised in Brooklyn, the hip-hop mogul is known as one of the greatest »

- Liz Calvario

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Notorious B.I.G. Series Based On The Rapper’s Lyrics In The Works At TBS

28 July 2016 2:51 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

TBS is working on a scripted comedy series based on the life and lyrics of the iconic rapper Notorious B.I.G.

The show, titled “Think Big,” follows an inner-city teen trying to earn a living for his young daughter and son. The network did not reveal which lyrics exactly are the basis for the series, but there’s a slew of good one-liners that fans could try and pinpoint. 

“Think Big” was created by Mass Appeal, which will produce the series along with Wayne Barrow from Bystorm Films and Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace for Notorious Big, Inc.

Read More: ‘All Eyez On Me’ Teaser Trailer: Tupac Stays True To Thine Own Self In New Biopic

The “Mo Money Mo Problems” rapper, whose real name is Christopher Wallace, was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in 1997. Raised in Brooklyn, the hip-hop mogul is known as one of the greatest »

- Liz Calvario

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Notorious B.I.G. Scripted Comedy in Development

28 July 2016 2:46 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A scripted comedy inspired by the Notorious B.I.G. is in development at TBS, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Think B.I.G. — possibly a reference to a Biggie deep cut of the same name — will track the mishaps of one inner-city teen trying to create a better future for his daughter and infant son. The plot will be loosely based on the Notorious B.I.G.'s vast trove of lyrics.

It's unclear who will write the pilot or serve as showrunner on Think B.I.G., but the project is being »

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TBS Orders Notorious B.I.G.-Inspired Scripted TV Series + ‘Storyville’ (Featuring Questlove + Others)

28 July 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

TBS has ordered a scripted series “loosely based on the lyrics of the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G.“ says the press release from the network. Titled “Think B.I.G.” the scripted series will chronicle the misadventures of “an inner-city teen desperately trying… Continue Reading → »

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Notorious B.I.G.-Inspired Comedy Series in Development at TBS

28 July 2016 12:18 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

TBS is going for big laughs with its next project — like, B.I.G. laughs.

RelatedEmpire Season 2: Female Teen Rapper Could Be CEO Jamal’s Next Big Thing

The network is currently developing Think B.I.G., a scripted series about an inner-city teen working towards a better life for his two children, TVLine has learned. According to TBS, the plotlines will be “loosely based on the lyrics of the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G.

Think B.I.G. is being created and produced by Mass Appeal; Bystorm FilmsWayne Barrow and Notorious B.I.G. Inc.’s Voletta Wallace are also on board. »

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Notorious B.I.G.’s Lyrics Inspire TBS Scripted Series; Animated ‘Storyville’ Gets Greenlight

28 July 2016 11:44 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

TBS is working on a scripted comedy series with plotlines loosely based on the lyrics of rap legend the Notorious B.I.G. New York-based Mass Appeal is working with the cable net on Think B.I.G., which follows the misadventures of an inner-city teen desperately trying to create a better future for his daughter and infant son. The Turner-owned net also announced that it is in production on Storyville, a 10-episode digital series will feature funny, absurd, weird and… »

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Notorious B.I.G. Scripted Series in the Works at TBS

28 July 2016 11:37 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TBS is developing a scripted series based on the lyrics of Notorious B.I.G., Variety has learned.

The series, “Think B.I.G.,” will chronicle the misadventures of an inner-city teen desperately trying to create a better future for his daughter and infant son. The project is being produced and created by Mass Appeal, in partnership with Wayne Barrow of Bystorm Films and Voletta Wallace for Notorious B.I.G. Inc.

TBS has also ordered “Storyville,” a 10-episode digital animated series that will feature funny, absurd, weird, and sometimes just sheer joyful stories straight from the mouths of top celebrities. Musicians, actors, comedians, writers and artists will tell true life stories which will be animated to expose the sheer absurdity of celebrity life in all of its glory. “Storyville” will premiere this fall across TBS digital and social platforms.

“‘Storyville’ and ‘Think B.I.G.’ speak to the types of projects we will cultivate with Mass Appeal moving forward,” said »

- Laura Prudom

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Notorious B.I.G. Scripted Comedy in the Works at TBS

28 July 2016 11:26 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

TBS is looking to Notorious B.I.G. for its next scripted series. The Turner-owned cable network announced Thursday that it is developing a scripted comedy inspired by the late rapper. Titled Think B.I.G., the series will chronicle the misadventures of an inner-city teen desperately trying to create a better future for his daughter and infant son. The plot will be loosely based on his lyrics. The comedy is being produced and created by Mass Appeal, in partnership with Wayne Barrow of Bystorm Films and Voletta Wallace for Notorious B.I.G. Inc. Think B.I.

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- Lesley Goldberg

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The Game, Problem -- Rich Homie Quan Shoulda Known ... Alamo's a Car Rental Joint!!! (Video)

13 July 2016 12:50 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_xudnuafd"]] The Game and rapper Problem ragged on Rich Homie Quan for screwing up Notorious B.I.G.'s "Get Money" at VH1's "Hip Hip Honors" ... but they don't think it's career suicide. Game and Problem went on "Raq Rants" Tuesday and showed how it's done ... making it clear it's "Cease and Nino" and not "Cease and Alamo." And the 2 rappers were jokingly incredulous ... even these West Coast guys nailed it better than Rhq. Quan profusely apologized, »

- TMZ Staff

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First trailer released for Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me

17 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In celebration of the late rapper’s birthday, Morgan Creek Productions revealed the first official teaser trailer for November’s Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me. Despite only being a minute long, the teaser gives viewers both a glimpse at newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. as 2Pac and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as his mother, Afeni Shakur. See it here…

2Pac, who has sold over 75 million records worldwide and earned his spot in history as one of the greatest musical artists of all time, would have been 45 years old if he were alive today. Unfortunately, he was killed in a September 1996 drive-by shooting, a murder that remains unsolved to this day.

Some of Shakur’s most well-known and widely acclaimed songs include “California Love,” “Changes,” “Only God Can Judge Me,” “Hit Em Up” and “Dear Mama.”

The cast of All Eyez on Me also includes Jamal Woolard, who will »

- Justin Cook

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All Eyez on Me Trailer Celebrates the Legacy of Tupac Shakur

16 June 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If he had not been killed in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting in 1996, iconic rapper/actor Tupac Shakur would be celebrating his 45th birthday today, June 16. In honor of his birthday, the first teaser trailer has been released for All Eyez on Me, the upcoming Tupac biopic set to hit theaters on November 11. This footage gives us our first look at Demetrius Shipp Jr., who makes his feature film debut portraying Tupac Shakur. And man, you might believe Tupac himself has been resurrected!

All Eyez On Me centers on the life of the charismatic yet controversial artist. Rapper, poet, actor and political activist, Tupac shot to fame with 2Pacalypse Now, lauded for its seminal underground vibe and still an inspiration for major artists today. Tupac's politically charged lyrics, inspired by his parents' activism as Black Panthers in the 60s & early 70s, condemned governmental intrusion in black communities. Tupac's increased participation in the East Coast-West Coast Rap rivalry became well documented and avidly followed by his fans. The trailer debuted on radio personality Big Boy's Neighborhood's Instagram.

On September 7, 1996 he was gunned down on a street corner in Las Vegas, where he died 6 days later. His murder was never solved. The supporting cast includes Danai Gurira as Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, Katerina Graham as actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who grew up with Tupac in Baltimore, Lauren Cohan as Leila Steinberg, Annie Ilonzeh as Kidada Jones, Dominic L. Santana as Death Row Records founder Suge Knight and Jamal Woolard as Notorious B.I.G. The movie will hit theaters November 11, going up against Universal's Almost Christmas, Sony's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, 20th Century Fox's Rules Don't Apply and EuropaCorp's Shut In.

Benny Boom (Next Day Air) signed on to direct last year, with production forced to get away quickly. If filming hadn't started by the end of 2015, the production company Morgan Creek would lose Tupac Shakur's music rights, which will revert back to his mother, Afeni Shakur. Principal photography got started at the end of December, with Afeni Shakur herself on board as executive producer.

Afeni Shakur was a political activist and an active member of the Black Panther party, who raised her son to be an avid reader and a political mind that influenced his rap music. This past May, Afeni Shakur passed away at the age of 69, unable to see the film completed and in theaters. With this September marking the 20th anniversary of Tupac's death, we'll have to wait and see if this biopic has any plans to honor his life, alongside his mother's, this fall. In related news, Big Boy's Neighborhood reveals that Sprite will continue their "Obey Your Verse" campaign with cans that will feature lyrics from Tupac Shakur. While we wait for more on this biopic, take a look at the first trailer for All Eyez On Me below. »

- MovieWeb

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New trailer for Morris from America staring Craig Robinson and Markees Christmas

15 June 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A trailer has arrived online for writer-director Chad Hartigan’s upcoming comedy drama Morris from America which stars Markees Christmas and Craig Robinson; check it out below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Read our ★★★★★ review of Morris from America

A heartwarming and crowd-pleasing coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin, Morris from America centers on Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas, in an incredible breakout performance) a 13-year-old who has just relocated with his single father, Curtis (Craig Robinson) to Heidelberg, Germany. Morris, who fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G., is a complete fish-out-of-water—a budding hip-hop star in an Edm world. To complicate matters further, Morris quickly falls hard for his cool, rebellious, 15-year-old classmate Katrin. Morris sets out against all odds to take the hip-hop world by storm and win the girl of his dreams.

Morris from America is set for release on August 19th in the States.

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- Amie Cranswick

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First Trailer For Chad Hartigan’s Sundance Hit ‘Morris From America’

14 June 2016 6:15 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

One of the most charming films at this year’s Sundance was Morris From America, Chad Hartigan‘s follow-up This is Martin Bonner. The film follows Morris (Markees Christmas) and his father Curtis (Craig Robinson, who won a Special Jury Award at Sundance for his performance) who now live in Heidelberg, Germany, with the latter working as a coach for a local soccer team and the former trying to acquaint himself as a stranger in a strange land. Also starring Carla Juri and Lina Keller, A24 picked up the infectious coming-of-age / father-and-son dramedy following its premiere and now the first trailer has landed.

As I said in my review, “Coming to Sundance with his tender character study This is Martin Bonner a few years back, director Chad Hartigan triumphantly returns with the coming-of-age comedy Morris From America, a stylistic leap forward that still retains a keen sense of humanity. Telling the story of our title character attempting to keep his identity while making friends in the foreign land of Germany, it’s also an acutely funny testament to single parenting and the specific bond it fosters when both sides put in their all.”

Check out the trailer below and our interview with the director and cast here.

A heartwarming and crowd-pleasing coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin, Morris from America centers on Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas, in an incredible breakout performance) a 13-year-old who has just relocated with his single father, Curtis (Craig Robinson) to Heidelberg, Germany. Morris, who fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G., is a complete fish-out-of-water—a budding hip-hop star in an Edm world. To complicate matters further, Morris quickly falls hard for his cool, rebellious, 15-year-old classmate Katrin. Morris sets out against all odds to take the hip-hop world by storm and win the girl of his dreams.

Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Chad Hartigan (This is Martin Bonner), Morris from America won two prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and a Special Jury Award for Robinson, who has been receiving tremendous praise for his touching and nuanced performance in his first dramatic role. Poignant and funny in equal measure, Morris from America is a delightfully original take on growing up, following your dreams, and finding your voice.

Morris From America screens at BAMCinemafest and hits theaters on August 19th and Direct TV on July 7th.

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- Jordan Raup

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Puff Daddy -- Confirms Biggie Banged Anthony Mason's Gf

20 May 2016 11:06 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_lf0fbnka"]] Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs is backing up Fat Joe's claim that Notorious B.I.G. banged Anthony Mason's Gf ... saying the mystery Knick in "I Got A Story To Tell"  is in fact Mason ... 100%. Combs called into "The Breakfast Club" when Charlamagne asked if the bombshell revelation Fat Joe made on Espn's "Highly Questionable" was factual ... or hip-hop fable? Fat Joe tapped Mason as the NY Knick in the classic rap song -- in which »

- TMZ Staff

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