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Reynaldo Rey, ‘Friday’ and ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Actor, Dies at 75

Reynaldo Rey, a longtime actor who appeared as Red’s father in 1995 hit “Friday,” died Thursday in Los Angeles, his manager confirmed. He was 75.

The actor died from complications of a stroke he suffered late last year.

Along with his memorable role in “Friday,” Rey is also known for appearing in “Harlem Nights” (1989), “White Men Can’t Jump” (1992), “House Party 3″ (1994) and “For Da Love of Money” (2000). The comedian has more than 52 film credits to his name.

He had several TV credits, including appearances in “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Sanford and Son,” “The Wayans Bros.,” “227,” “The Tonight Show, “Sister, Sister,” Parents in Crime” and “The Royal Family.”

Rey also had a career as a stand-up comedian, and served as a co-host on Bet’s stand-up show “Comic View.” He has recorded three comedy albums and three videos.

Rey was born in Sequoyah County, Okla., and as an adult moved to Cleveland,
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Ice Cube Planning Another Friday

Ice Cube Planning Another Friday
It's been almost ten years since the last instalment, but Ice Cube and New Line are apparently keen to revive the slacker Friday franchise.The first Friday was a stoner comedy released in 1995. It's nominal plot involved Chris Tucker's need to get $200 back to local drug dealer Big Worm (Faizon Love) and Cube's face-off with bully Deebo (Tiny Lister), but its easygoing pace allowed for plenty of sitting around on porches and talking nonsense and smoking.Five years later, Next Friday was a broader tale of Cube staying with his cousin Day-Day (Mike Epps) and getting embroiled in some shenanigans against the trio of haplessly inept Latino gangstas next door (this was at the height of Cube's rather public spat with Cypress Hill, context fans). The Cube/Epps double-act continued into Friday After Next, which saw them as mall cops. There was also a short-lived animated series, although none
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Rock And Ice-Cube Pay Tribute To Mac

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Rock And Ice-Cube Pay Tribute To Mac
Chris Rock and rapper Ice-Cube have paid tribute to comedian Bernie Mac who died on Saturday.

Mac passed away after losing his battle with pneumonia at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He was 50.

Ice Cube, who appeared with Mac in his first significant movie role as Pastor Clever in 1995 film Friday, tells the MTV Us News website, "Today and tomorrow will never be as funny as yesterday, without Bernie Mac, a true original."

And Rock, who worked with the star in comedy movie Head of State, was keen to echo the sentiment.

He tells E! online that Mac was "one of the best and funniest comedians to ever live, but that was the second-best thing he did. Bernie was one of the greatest friends a person could have.

Rock adds, "Losing him is like losing 12 people, because he absolutely filled up any room he was in. I'm gonna miss the Mac Man."

Cube takes his Vision to Weinstein Co.

Cube takes his Vision to Weinstein Co.
Ice Cube and his producing partner Matt Alvarez have signed an exclusive two-year, first-look deal with the Weinstein Co. and Dimension Films to produce film and television projects for the companies through their Cube Vision Prods. Cube Vision was formed in 1998 and has produced the Friday series for New Line Cinema and the Barbershop franchise for MGM. The company's credits also include the 2005 boxoffice hit Are We There Yet? Cube Vision movies have generated more than $450 million at the boxoffice. On the television front, Cube and Alvarez were executive producers on FX's Black.White.

Cube takes his Vision to Weinstein Co.

Cube takes his Vision to Weinstein Co.
Ice Cube and his producing partner Matt Alvarez have signed an exclusive two-year, first-look deal with the Weinstein Co. and Dimension Films to produce film and television projects for the companies through their Cube Vision Prods. Cube Vision was formed in 1998 and has produced the Friday series for New Line Cinema and the Barbershop franchise for MGM. The company's credits also include the 2005 boxoffice hit Are We There Yet? Cube Vision movies have generated more than $450 million at the boxoffice. On the television front, Cube and Alvarez were executive producers on FX's Black.White.

Terrero expands 'Clinic' to feature with 'Mama' duo

Jessy Terrero, who made his directorial debut on the upcoming urban comedy Soul Plane for MGM, has struck a deal with Y Tu Mama Tambien producer Jorge Vergara and executive producer Sergio Aguero to adapt his Sundance award-winning short film The Clinic to a full-length feature. The feature -- developed at Fox Searchlight's Searchlab and now being referred to as the Untitled Jamaica Queens Project -- is described as a Latin-flavored Friday centering on 24 hours in the life of one character in Jamaica Queens and the cast of characters that surrounds him.

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