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With both an Oscar and a Grammy on his mantle, Jamie Foxx is a one-man entertainment empire.
Foxx began his career as a stand-up comedian before landing his own sitcom just a few years later -- and then he awed the world. His portrayal of Ray Charles in "Ray" (2004) earned Foxx one accolade after another and even relaunched his music career. Fresh off his Oscar win, the multi-hyphenate teamed with Kanye West and took home a Grammy for the Ray Charles-inspired "Gold Digger." This fall, he's back on the big screen as Dean "Mf" Jones in the star-studded comedy "Horrible Bosses 2" (you can also catch him in "Annie" December 19).
From his real name to the dare that launched his career, here are 33 things you probably don't know about Jamie Foxx.
1. Jamie Foxx was born December 13, 1967 in Terrell, Texas to Louise Annette Talley and Darrell Bishop.
2. He was adopted »
- Jonny Black
J. Lo is still J. Lo. The seemingly ageless star reminded everyone what she was famous for as she closed the American Music Awards with her collaboration with Iggy Azalea, "Booty." Azalea, would've stood out on her own were that last performance not dominated by Lopez. It was a reminder of the woman who originally brought backsides into the conversation on standards of beauty. The former In Living Color fly girl held nothing back, hair slicked and wearing the equivalent of bathing suits, performing as close to a striptease as one imagines possible for network television, reportedly taunting
- Soo Youn
Believe it or not, Jim Carrey has graced the big screen for over 30 years.
Carrey started off as a stand-up comic in Canada, but veered towards TV and film a few years after his move to Hollywood. The actor landed a variety of roles in no time, and Carrey's big break came in the early '90s on the popular sketch comedy show "In Living Color" (1990-1994). After becoming a featured player on the show, Carrey was offered the lead roles in "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "The Mask," and "Dumb and Dumber" -- all in 1994. Yeah, he did all right. This fall, Carrey returns to one of his landmark roles, playing the affable goof Lloyd Christmas in "Dumb and Dumber To."
1. James Eugene Carrey was born January 17, 1962 in Ontario, Canada to Kathleen Oram and Percy Carrey. »
- Jonny Black
Do you have a “golden year”, the year where everything seemed to come together? Maybe you got the perfect job and met Ms. or Mr. Right all within just a few months. Well, for Mr. Jim Carrey a good case could be made for 1994. After putting in several years on TV (“The Duck Factory” “In Living Color”) along with sporadic screen roles (from The Dead Pool to Once Bitten), his career went super-nova with the unexpected smash Ace Ventura, Pet Detective in the first few months of that year. In the Summer it was another box office bonanza with The Mask. But the icing on the cake may have been his holiday-time hit Dumb And Dumber. In the ensuing two decades, Jim’s had his highs and lows, even supporting up and coming new comedy flick stars like Steve Carrell in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone last year. He’s also tackled some dramatic roles, »
- Jim Batts
Sir Mix-a-Lot likes big butts and he cannot lie, but when it comes to picking the best of them all -- the brother just can't deny the round thing that gets him sprung ... belongs to Jennifer Lopez. Yes, Mix tells us he's been admiring Kim Kardashian's latest cake displays -- but still gives more weight to J.Lo's experienced bubble. In fact, he says her ass inspired him to write "Baby Got Back" ... after »
- TMZ Staff
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Saturday Night Live is known for producing comedy superstars like Kristen Wiig, Eddie Murphy, and John Belushi. But what about the Not Ready For Primetime Players who never got their moment in the spotlight on the veritable sketch show? For every Kate McKinnon that explodes, there are the Noël Wells and Brooks Wheelans who never got to show us the depths of their talent.
Chris Rock just returned to Studio 8H to host SNL this season, his first time back since his departure in 1993. Rock’s time on the show wasn’t a total bust (Nat X, y’all!) but he was never quite able to showcase the comedic voice we now associate with his persona. In an interview on the Wtf podcast with Marc Maron in 2011, Rock said, “When I got hired I was the first black guy in like eight years — and In Living Color was just hip. »
- Damian Bellino
Gather around for a lesson in style, courtesy of Jennifer Lopez! The "Booty" singer, 45, knows a thing or two when it comes to fashion. It's nearly impossible to pinpoint a style flub in all of her 20 years in the spotlight. (Okay, some of those In Living Color "Fly Girl" spandex getups were somewhat questionable. She slayed the scene in a number of hot pant looks for her True Love press tour this week, and for the American Idol auditions in October. In each case, Lopez was [...] »
Much like Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock did not have the most illustrious career at “Saturday Night Live.” But much like Silverman, Rock is returning to host with a post-“SNL” resumé that is extremely impressive. It will be fascinating to see how much of Rock’s tumultuous time at the show is explicitly addressed, and how much the show’s current cast composition feeds into the narrative of tonight’s episode. The program has taken great strides over the past year to combat outcries following its hiring of six Caucasian cast members two summers ago. And now, the show boasts five African-American cast members, by far the most at one time in its history. Does that automatically make the show better? Of course not. But it sure as hell makes the show more reflective of the culture it’s designed to satire on a weekly basis. The show’s work isn’t done, »
- Ryan McGee
So much amore for Amal! Meredith Vieira was one among multiple show hosts to dress as George Clooney's new wife Amal Alamuddin on Halloween Friday, Oct. 31. Unlike Ellen DeGeneres' actual bridal costume, Vieira went as the civil service version of the London-based barrister on The Meredith Vieira Show. In Living Color actress Ali Wentworth also went as another version of Alamuddin while joining her husband George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America. Vieira, 60, rode out from a scenic faux backdrop of a Venetian waterway including the Grand Canal. [...] »
Everybody wants to be Amal Alamuddin! Like Ellen DeGeneres and Meredith Vieira before her, In Living Color actress Ali Wentworth dressed in costume as Mrs. George Clooney for Good Morning America's Halloween special on Friday, Oct. 31. Wentworth was there in support of her husband, Gma anchor George Stephanopoulos, who channeled Alamuddin's handsome groom in a light-colored suit and sunglasses. The couple posed together in a makeshift boat, just as Clooney and his bride did during their wedding weekend in Italy in late September. Wentworth modeled a [...] »
Despite a recent onslaught of groan-inducing trailers for Dumb and Dumber To, expectations were high for rubber-faced funnyman (and In Living Color vet) Jim Carrey’s return to Studio 8H for a third crack at hosting Saturday Night Live.
Ultimately, despite an uninspired “Ebola Czar” cold open – Kenan Thompson’s mildly amusing Al Sharpton was a minor highlight in an otherwise forced, dull take on the current virus hysteria – the show’s best moments helped make Carrey’s return a fairly memorable one.
Here are my picks for best and worst sketches of the night:
Best: Matthew McConaughey for Lincoln »
Sunday Update: Click over for a full recap of SNL with Jim Carrey and Iggy Azalea Original Post: All righty then. Sorry—I know that reference is as painfully dated as this Austin Powers costume. But it's tough not to think about Jim Carrey's best-known roles as we consider the actor's third SNL outing—and, to be honest, to consider how long it's been since he last made a great comedy. 2013's Kick-Ass 2 was a dismal flop. That same year, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone tanked as well. The most charitable thing you can call 2011's Mr. Popper's Penguins is "inoffensive. »
- Hillary Busis
Jim Carrey is set to host Saturday Night Live Oct. 25 ahead of the Nov. 14 release of Dumb and Dumber To (the sequel to 1994's Dumb and Dumber). "Fancy" rapper Iggy Azalea will be the musical guest. Carrey last hosted SNL in 2011, but got his start in sketch comedy years before when he starred on In Living Color throughout its five-season run in the early '90s. Since then, Carrey's gone on to win two Golden Globes -- one for The Truman Show, the other for Man on the Moon - and snag six Golden Globe nominations total for his work both in comedy and drama. »
- Ariana Bacle
These 10 actors rounded up by The Stir may have gone on to become big names, but their TV debuts were less than stellar: Jim Carrey: Nope, he didn't get his start on In Living Color , he got it on The Duck Factory , a show about a young animator that aired on NBC in 1984. Jennifer Lawrence: She starred as comedian Bill Engvall's daughter in The Bill Engvall Show on TBS from 2007 to 2009. Christina Hendricks: The Mad Men star got her start playing a college student on MTV drama Undressed in 1999. Bryan Cranston: Before he was Walter »
- Evann Gastaldo
Jim Carrey is set to host “Saturday Night Live” early this season, several individuals with knowledge told TheWrap exclusively. The one-time “In Living Color” sketch comedy star will lead the NBC cast early this season. The date will be timed to the release of Carrey's highly anticipated sequel to 1994's “Dumb and Dumber,” in which Carrey reprises his beloved role as Lloyd Christmas. “Dumb and Dumber To” comes out in theaters on Nov. 14. Also read: Darrell Hammond Succeeding Don Pardo as ‘SNL’ Announcer Carrey has hosted “Saturday Night Live” twice before, including his most recent stint in 2011 with musical guest The Black Keys. »
- Jeff Sneider and Tony Maglio
The Latina actress-dancer-director-choreographer (say that five times fast) is perfect for ABC’s daytime talk show. Here are seven reasons why.
1. She’s not a stereotypical or “cookie-cutter” Latina.
The native New Yorker defies common Latin stereotypes— the sort of which is commonly perpetuated on television. (You know: young and sexy with big boobs and bigger hair, with little talent to speak of.) Now, it’s no secret that The View »
- Nina Terrero
Chicago – When the assignment was to find a comedy team to take on impersonating police officers, funny men Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. – of the TV series “New Girl” – fit the uniforms perfectly for the new film, “Let’s Be Cops.” Add in the always hilarious Rob Riggle, and let the games begin.
Riggle is a well known comic character presence on “The Daily Show” and films like “The Hangover,” “21 Jump Street,” “Big Miracle” and the upcoming “Dumb and Dumber To.” Riggle is also famous for having served in the Marines and Marine Reserves for a total of 23 years – retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel – and began his comedy career after his first military stint.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Jamie Foxx was a comedy legend, he's got an Oscar, and he was Django. So if you're going to pick anyone to play you in a movie, why not Jamie? He's already brought life to such important figures in black history like Ray Charles, Tookie Williams and Electro, and now he might be bulking up to take on the fiercest boxer in history. Jamie Foxx, one-time star of In Living Color, might end up playing Mike Tyson. The Daily Mirror has the scoop, claiming that Mike Tyson has handpicked Foxx to bring his life to the screen. "Me and Jamie Foxx are in discussion, and we gonna do it. Within a year to 18 months, we.re going to do the Mike Tyson story and he.s going to portray me, and now they have this new animation; because you know Jamie.s pretty much my age so he can.t »
No, this isn't a flashback photo.
The 45-year-old American Idol judge revealed her naturally curly hair while snapping a selfie on July 28, 2014. She Instagrammed: "Wheels up!! Next stop La... #curlyhairdontcare #myNYlook #gonnamissNY #greatvacation #backtowork."
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Gone is the big, glamorous blowout that we saw J.Lo rocking at her 45th birthday bash this past week. Now, it's all about the au natural curls.
What's do you think of curly J.Lo? Hit or Miss? »
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