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Arsenio Hall Sues Sinéad O'Connor for $5 Million Over Prince and Drug Accusations

5 May 2016 3:09 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

There's a new feud brewing following Prince's death and $5 million is on the line. E! News recently learned the U.S. Attorney's office and Drug Enforcement Administration are joining the investigation into the 57-year-old legendary singer's April 21 death. Irish rocker Sinéad O'Connor, whose biggest hit, the 1990 ballad "Nothing Compares 2 U," was written by Prince, recently took to Facebook to rant against actor and comedian Arsenio Hall, accusing him of supplying Prince with drugs and of "spiking" her "years ago" at his Coming to America co-star Eddie Murphy's house. On Thursday, Hall's lawyer filed a $5 million libel lawsuit against »

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Eriq La Salle joins Wolverine 3 in mystery role

4 May 2016 11:52 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Variety, another mystery role has been added to James Mangold’s Wolverine 3, this time to be filled by ER and Coming to America actor Eriq La Salle.

Unfortunately, that’s all the news we have at this time. But, more news should hopeful arrive soon, as this is just the latest casting update for the mutant threequel. La Salle joins recent additions Stephen Merchant (Extras, Hello Ladies) – who is also occupying a mystery role – and Richard E. Grant (Withnail & I), who will play an as-yet-unidentified mad scientist.

Directed by Mangold, Wolverine 3 brings back Hugh Jackman for his last outing as Logan, and reunites him with fellow X-Men alum Patrick Stewart. They’re joined by Boyd Holbrook (Narcos) as the film’s villain (who is, again, a mystery). The sequel  will arrive on March 3, 2017.

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- James Garcia

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The Wolverine 3 Casts Former ER Actor Eriq La Salle

4 May 2016 6:57 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been getting casting announcements for James Mangold’s follow up to The Wolverine that have left fans very confused in terms of what they should be expecting from the story. That’s mainly down to none of the characters being revealed along with the casting news, and that continues with the latest addition.

Variety reports that 53 year-old actor/director Eriq La Salle (ER, Coming To America, 24) will also join Hugh Jackman for his final turn in the claws, but no other details are provided as to who he may be playing.

For quite a while, it was generally assumed that this Wolverine flick would at least partially take influence from Mark Millar’s acclaimed Old Man Logan comic arc, but because none of these roles are being specified, it’s very difficult to speculate any further.

We do know a few things about some of the other newcomers, »

- Mark Cassidy

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Former ER Actor Eriq La Salle Joins The Cast Of The Wolverine 3 In An Unspecified Role

4 May 2016 4:43 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In addition to Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart who'll return as Logan and Xavier, the cast of James Mangold's next Wolverine movie includes Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook and Stephen Merchant - and we have no idea who any of 'em are playing. Now, we can add another to the list as according to Variety, actor/director Eriq La Salle (ER, Coming to America, 24) is also on board. While we did get a few clues about some of the others, there's absolutely nothing to go on with La Salle's character at all. Most of us expected this film to at least draw inspiration from the Old Man Logan comic arc, but these recent casting announcements have thrown fans off track a bit. The Wolverine 3 is set for release on March 3, 2017. »

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Kandi Burruss Celebrates 2-Year Anniversary With This Sweet Message to Her Husband

4 April 2016 4:48 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Time flies when you're having fun! The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker are celebrating two years since they tied the knot in a lavish Coming to America-themed wedding ceremony. The mother of two took to Instagram to send a special message to Todd and shared a sweet memory with fans about the very first time she spoke to her future husband. "This day 2 years ago was one of the happiest days of my life! Happy anniversary my love! I'm loving out life as one & I thank God for putting us together," she wrote alongside a photo of the two from their nuptials. Shortly before, she Instagrammed a throwback image from 2011 of her reality show co-stars during »

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When Paramount Withheld 'Coming to America' From Film Critics, Worried About Box Office, Not Knowing What They Had...

29 March 2016 3:22 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

I was reminded of this while having an exchange with a friend on the ongoing debate over the mostly negative critical reaction to "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" and the film's strong box office opening last weekend, and any correlation (or lack thereof) between the two. If you have no idea what I'm referring to, a Google or Twitter search will easily assist. Dozens of articles have been written on the matter in the last 3 days, and continue to be.  Let's take a trip into the past, back to May 1988, when Eddie Murphy's "Coming to America" was set to open in theaters nationwide a month later. Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel appeared on Oprah Winfrey's daytime »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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#OscarsSoWhite Protest Planned for Oscars Sunday

19 February 2016 5:16 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

#OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign says there will be a protest on Feb. 28, the day the Oscars are set to take place, to advocate for more diversity across the nominee categories. “We do have another protest planned,” Reign told TheWrap. “There will be counter-programming that starts on Oscar night.  This is something we did last year, and I can’t tell you exactly what will go on, but last year we live tweeted the movie, ‘Coming to America,’ and people were watching with us on Netflix and live-tweeted, and people decided to turn off their TVs and not watch the Oscars. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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The Final Project Review

13 February 2016 9:15 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Forty-five.

Forty-five minutes.

It took Forty-five Freaking Minutes for The Final Project to even Attempt competent horror spooks, 99% of which ultimately end up being face-planting failures. Guess how long it took for the first shaky Go-Pro death? Fifty-five minutes. And for the first jump scare? Over. An. Hour. You’ve got an hour-and-twenty-minutes worth of film to watch, yet nothing “endearing” happens until minute forty-five. Are you sensing my frustration? The Final Project is the film school assignment from your worst indie horror nightmares, ripping-off every major player along the way. Anyone can make a found footage movie – but that doesn’t mean you should.

Taylor Ri’chard’s film follows six college students as they spend a night instigating ghouls at the Lafitte Plantation, a large estate nestled deep in Vacherie, Louisiana’s marshy backwoods. The damned location boasts a history of Civil War bloodshed, and many believers claim »

- Matt Donato

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Ricky Whittle to play Shadow Moon in American Gods

31 January 2016 3:01 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Starz has found its lead for its upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, with Ricky Whittle (The 100) signing on to play the novel’s hero Shadow Moon.

“I’m thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow,” said Gaiman  His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking a world out of the pages of a book, and putting it onto the screen has begun. American Gods is, at its heart, a book about immigrants, and it seems perfectly appropriate that Shadow will, like so much else, be Coming to America. I’m delighted Ricky will get to embody Shadow. Now the fun starts.”

See Also: Bryan Fuller discusses the American Gods TV show

“We searched every continent and country and all the islands in between for our Shadow Moon, and we are lucky to have found Ricky,” adds producers Michael Green and Bryan Fuller. “Fans of the »

- Gary Collinson

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'American Gods' TV Show Lands '100' Star Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon

28 January 2016 10:56 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Starz and FremantleMedia North America (Fmna) announced today that Ricky Whittle (The 100, Austenland) has been cast as Shadow Moon in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods. The series will begin shooting in April. Here's what author Neil Gaiman had to say about the casting in a statement.

"I'm thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow. His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking a world out of the pages of a book, and putting it onto the screen has begun. American Gods is, at its heart, a book about immigrants, and it seems perfectly appropriate that Shadow will, like so much else, be Coming to America. I'm delighted Ricky will get to embody Shadow. Now the fun starts."

A native of Oldham, Greater Manchester England, Whittle's credits include The 100, Austenland, Hollyoaks, Mistresses, NCIS and Holby City. Whittle is the son »

- MovieWeb

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Ricky Whittle cast as Shadow Moon in Neil Gaiman's American Gods TV Adaptation

28 January 2016 9:45 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Starz and FremantleMedia North America announced today that Ricky Whittle (“The 100,” “Austenland”) has been cast as Shadow Moon in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods. The series will begin shooting in April.

Neil Gaiman said:

“I'm thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow. His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking a world out of the pages of a book, and putting it onto the screen has begun. American Gods is, at its heart, a book about immigrants, and it seems perfectly appropriate that Shadow will, like so much else, be Coming to America. I'm delighted Ricky will get to embody Shadow. Now the fun starts.”

Commented Bryan Fuller and Michael Green:

“We searched every continent and country and all the islands in between for our Shadow Moon, and we are lucky to have found Ricky.  Fans of the novel »

- Kellvin Chavez

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'American Gods' cast its Shadow on actor from 'The 100'

28 January 2016 9:24 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

American Gods” has found their Shadow! Today Starz announced the lead role in their upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel has been filled. If you’re a fan of “The 100,” you’ll recognize his face. Ricky Whittle is our Shadow Moon!  “American Gods” begins filming in April and apparently Whittle impressed everyone with his audition of the newly freed ex-con struggling with rage and grief in the wake of his wife’s betrayal and untimely death. Looking for a job, Shadow becomes bodyguard to the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday and supernatural shenanigans ensue. Shadow is a difficult role to get right, but Whittle stood out. Neil Gaiman had this to say: “I'm thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow. His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking a world out of the pages of a book, and putting it onto the screen has begun. American Gods is, at its heart, »

- Donna Dickens

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Ricky Whittle Has Been Cast as Shadow Moon in the Upcoming Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 'American Gods'

28 January 2016 9:10 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Starz and FremantleMedia North America (Fmna) announced today that Ricky Whittle (“The 100,” “Austenland”) has been cast as Shadow Moon in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, "American Gods." The series will begin shooting in April. Neil Gaiman said, “I'm thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow. His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking a world out of the pages of a book, and putting it onto the screen has begun.American Gods is, at its heart, a book about immigrants, and it seems perfectly appropriate that Shadow will, like so much else, be Coming to America. I'm delighted Ricky will get to embody »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Ricky Whittle Has Been Cast as Shadow Moon in the Upcoming Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 'American Gods'

28 January 2016 9:10 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Starz and FremantleMedia North America (Fmna) announced today that Ricky Whittle (“The 100,” “Austenland”) has been cast as Shadow Moon in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, "American Gods." The series will begin shooting in April. Neil Gaiman said, “I'm thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow. His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking a world out of the pages of a book, and putting it onto the screen has begun.American Gods is, at its heart, a book about immigrants, and it seems perfectly appropriate that Shadow will, like so much else, be Coming to America. I'm delighted Ricky will get to embody Shadow. Now the fun starts.” Commented Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, “We searched every continent and country and all the islands in between for our Shadow Moon, and we are lucky to have found Ricky. Fans of the novel »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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‘American Gods’ Casts Its Shadow: ‘The 100’ Actor to Play Lead Role in Starz TV Adaptation

28 January 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

American Gods,” Starz’s TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s beloved fantasy novel, has cast Ricky Whittle in the lead role of Shadow Moon, the premium cabler announced Thursday.

The series posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. The plot centers around Shadow Moon, an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.

Gaiman said in a statement, “I’m thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow. His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking a world out of the pages of a book, and putting it onto the screen has begun. »

- Laura Prudom

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What's Changed? People's 1996 Special Report on the Exclusion of African-Americans from Hollywood Remains All Too Relevant

22 January 2016 3:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This year, controversy over the repeated snubbing of African-American actors from the Oscars has once again dominated headlines.Twenty years ago, a special report in People examined diversity in the movie industry and labeled Hollywood's "continued exclusion of African-Americans" as "a national disgrace".The report was reexamined five years later in a follow up exposé, and while People uncovered encouraging signs of improvement, the African-American actors interviewed made it clear they felt the industry still had a long way to go.Now, another fifteen years later, and with calls to boycott the award show gaining traction, the original article appears »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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What's Changed? People's 1996 Special Report on the Exclusion of African-Americans from Hollywood Remains All Too Relevant

22 January 2016 3:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This year, controversy over the repeated snubbing of African-American actors from the Oscars has once again dominated headlines.Twenty years ago, a special report in People examined diversity in the movie industry and labeled Hollywood's "continued exclusion of African-Americans" as "a national disgrace".The report was reexamined five years later in a follow up exposé, and while People uncovered encouraging signs of improvement, the African-American actors interviewed made it clear they felt the industry still had a long way to go.Now, another fifteen years later, and with calls to boycott the award show gaining traction, the original article appears »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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The Definitive Romantic Comedies: 30-21

9 January 2016 4:05 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

We’ve reached the near mid-point of this Definitive List; 20 down, 30 to go. As we move forward, the story of “boy meets girl” becomes more complicated, as plenty of stumbling blocks stand in the way: lack of experience, insecurity, unsupportive parents, and, as in most cases, ego. So, when we watch all these films, what do we learn? Hundreds of romantic comedies end happily, but none end in the same way. Perhaps there’s a method to the madness, but the more we tread through these highlights, the more it’s clear that to make an impact, you have to change the game or perfect the existing one.

#30. Bull Durham (1988)

Baseball movies had worn out their welcome a bit in the mid-80s and audiences weren’t clamoring for a romantic comedy based around the national pastime. Enter writer/director Ron Shelton, who decided to write a film based on »

- Joshua Gaul

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The WGA Names the 101 Funniest Screenplays of All Time

31 December 2015 5:13 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Let’s end the year with a celebration of the funniest comedy scripts ever written. The Writer’s Guild of America has chosen the 101 best laugh-getting screenplays. Keep in mind that this is all about the writing, not the cast or the director.

1.Annie Hall (1977)

2. Some Like it Hot (1959)

3. Groundhog Day (1993)

4. Airplane! (1980)

5. Tootsie (1982)

6. Young Frankenstein (1974)

7. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

8. Blazing Saddles (1974)

9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

10. National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)

11. This is Spinal Tap (1984)

12. The Producers (1967)

13. The Big Lebowski (1998)

14. Ghostbusters (1984)

15. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

16. Bridesmaids (2011)

17. Duck Soup (1933)

18. There’s Something About Mary (1998)

19. The Jerk (1979)

20. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

21. His Girl Friday (1940)

22. The Princess Bride (1987)

23. Raising Arizona (1987)

24. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

25. Caddyshack (1980)

26. Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

27. The Graduate (1967)

28. The Apartment (1960)

29. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

30. The Hangover (2009)

31. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

32. The Lady Eve »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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