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In theaters and On Demand May 22, "Chocolate City" takes viewers into the world of black male strippers. Robert Ri'chard ("Coach Carter," "One on One") plays Michael, a young college student struggling to make ends meet who meets a strip club owner that convinces him to give amateur night a try. We spoke with Ri'chard and Imani Hakim ("Everybody Hates Chris", "The Gabby Douglas Story"), who plays Michael's girlfriend Carmen, to talk about the movie and their transition from child acting to building their careers in adulthood. Imani Hakim on joining the "Chocolate City" cast: Ih: I'm always looking to do »
- Shadow And Act
ABC Family also revealed the casts of the single-cam series, which are both shooting in Los Angeles.
Noah Reid (“Backpackers”) will lead workplace comedy “Kevin at Work” as the title character. Reid is joined by newcomer Paige Spara, Matt Murray (“Rookie Blue”), Jordan Hinson (“Eureka”) and Punam Patel (“Black-ish,” “Covert Affairs”). Amy Sedaris will guest star.
The half-hour series follows a young man (Reid) who professes his love to a co-worker before accepting another job, only to find that his offer has been rescinded. Barbie Adler (“How I Met Your Mother”) penned the pilot and will exec produce with Aaron Kaplan (“Chasing Life,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Secrets & Lies”) and McG (“Charlie’s Angels,” “The O.C.”), who will direct the pilot.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
<< Continued from "Weekend Report: 'Sniper' Sets January Record with Stunning $90 Million Debut"In a distant second place, The Wedding Ringer opened to an estimated $20.6 million at 3,003 locations. That's the fourth $20-million-plus debut in a row for Kevin Hart, following Ride Along, About Last Night (2014) and Think Like a Man Too. At the same time, it's slightly concerning that this only opened to half as much as Ride Along, which took in $41.5 million on the same weekend last year.More so than on previous movies, Kevin Hart was the primary selling point for The Wedding Ringer. This calls to mind last Summer's Tammy, which opened at the same level ($21.6 million) and was sold entirely on Melissa McCarthy's star power. In both cases, the $20-million-plus opening reinforces how popular the star is. As with Tammy, though, The Wedding Ringer's opening was a big drop off from Hart's previous movies. It »
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3 items from 2015
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