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Nicki Minaj Reveals Sitcom Title, Cast Members

18 December 2015 1:47 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Nicki Minaj took to Instagram Friday to reveal who will portray her family in the upcoming Freeform series Nicki, a sitcom about the rapper's childhood growing up in Queens in the 1990s. Fruitvale Station's Ariana Neal plays young Nicki on the show, while model Selita Ebanks and City Guys actor Wesley Jonathan were cast as Minaj's parents. Whoopi Goldberg features in a guest-starring role as the Minaj's neighbor Miss Martha. Minaj, who serves as the show's executive producer, will also appear on Nicki occasionally in an unspecified role.

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Nicki Minaj to Produce, Star in New Autobiographical TV Show

29 September 2015 10:36 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Nicki Minaj is taking her entrepreneurial skills to television, as the rapper revealed plans to executive produce and star in a scripted comedy series based on her life for ABC Family.

The as-yet-untitled series will be based on Minaj's pre-superstar life in Queens, New York. The Nineties-set show will explore the Trinidad and Tobago-born artist's "vibrant immigrant family and the personal and musical evolution that lead to her eventual rise to stardom," reports Deadline.

"This is one of the more unique adventures I've ever embarked on," Minaj told Deadline. "I »

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Don't Be Fooled by the Librarian Looks That She's Got...

22 May 2015 7:31 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

For The Lusty Month of May, we're looking at sex scene each night. Here's Jose...

 

J.Lo never gets the credit she deserves. She might not be the greatest thespian in the world, but she's still one of the few actresses bringing "sex" to modern movie screens. You know, the kind of "sex" people like Mae West, Rita Hayworth, Brigitte Bardot and Raquel Welch used to bring. But of course what has Hollywood done with this? They have repressed her sensuality by having her star in Victorian-minded rom-coms like The Wedding Planner and The Back-up Plan in which she plays virginal characters that need a man or a baby to find contentment. Never one to sit around and wait, the fierce multi-hyphenated overachiever had to take matters into her own hands. She produced a movie in which she showed once and for all, how what J.Lo wants, J.Lo gets! »

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Weekend Report: 'Sniper' Scores Stunning $64 Million in Second Weekend

25 January 2015 3:36 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Coming off a very surprising opening, American Sniper reinforced its status as a box office heavyweight by scoring one of the biggest second weekends ever.With over $200 million in the bank already, Sniper is now on track to be the highest-grossing movie from 2014 (it opened in New York and Los Angeles on Christmas Day). Among the new releases, Jennifer Lopez's The Boy Next Door got off to a decent start, while Mortdecai and Strange Magic were dead on arrival.Expanding to 3,705 locations*the widest release ever for an R-rated movie*American Sniper added $64.6 million this weekend. That ranks eighth all-time among second weekends, ahead of movies like The Dark Knight Rises, The Hunger Games and The Passion of the Christ.That $64.6 million tally is off just 28 percent from the movie's opening frame, which is the best second weekend hold ever for a movie that opened above $80 million.With fantastic »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Box Office Report: American Sniper Holds Strongly At #1, Mortdecai Flops

25 January 2015 12:03 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

American Sniper continued its sensational box office run, dropping a mild 28% on its sophomore weekend to earn an estimated $64.4 million and fending off competition from a trio of new releases. The R-rated Oscar nominee is clearly benefitting from exceptional word-of-mouth and buzz. While the opening last week was incredible, its small drop this week was even more impressive, indicating that the film stands a good chance at being the #1 highest-grossing film of the year in North America. (Who would have thought that halfway through 2014? Nobody. And, technically, due to its platform run beginning on Christmas Day, the film is a 2014 release.)

The Bradley Cooper-led drama also amassed the eighth-largest second weekend of all-time. All seven films that had bigger second weekend takes surpassed the $400 million mark. While that is not a guarantee for Sniper, it should handily surpass the final grosses of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Guardians of the Galaxy, »

- Jordan Adler

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Friday Report: 'Sniper' Adds $18.3 Million, Depp's 'Mortdecai' Flops

24 January 2015 9:29 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

American Sniper added $18.3 million on Friday, which puts it on pace for one of the best second weekends ever.Among the newcomers, The Boy Next Door got off to a fine start, while Mortdecai and Strange Magic bombed.American Sniper's $18.3 million haul is, by a large margin, the biggest second Friday ever for an R-rated movie. In comparison, The Passion of the Christ added $13.7 million, while The Matrix Reloaded and The Hangover Part II earned $10.3 million and $10.6 million, respectively. Sniper's second Friday was also significantly higher than all of 2014's superhero movies, which were in the $9 to $12 million range.After eight days in nationwide release, American Sniper has already earned $154.1 million. On Friday, it passed Gran Torino to become director Clint Eastwood's highest-grossing movie ever. It also eclipsed Bradley Cooper's American Hustle.American Sniper is on track to earn at least $60 million over the three-day weekend. If »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Forecast: 'Sniper' to Easily Fight Off Weak Competition This Weekend

22 January 2015 4:03 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Three new wide releases hit theaters this weekend, though none of them have the slightest chance of taking first place away from American Sniper.Among those new releases, The Boy Next Door seems to have the edge; the Jennifer Lopez thriller should wind up in second place with at least $15 million. Meanwhile, Mortdecai and Strange Magic will likely wind up below $10 million.American Sniper opened to a stunning $89.3 million last weekend, which ranks second all-time for an R-rated movie behind The Matrix Reloaded. It has also held well through the week*its $7.55 million Wednesday haul is very impressive*which is usually a good indicator of a strong second weekend.To help meet the high demand, American Sniper is expanding to 3,705 theaters, which is the widest release ever for an R-rated movie. Based on the mid-week performance, it's likely that the movie earns at least $50 million this weekend. If it gets closer to $60 million, »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Jennifer Lopez, Johnny Depp and George Lucas Battle for 2nd at Box Office

21 January 2015 12:03 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Boy Next Door,” “Mortdecai”and “Strange Magic” open against “American Sniper,” which aims for $45 million in repeat win

Johnny Depp and Jennifer Lopez, two stars whose best box box office days appear behind them, will try to bounce back in new movies opening Friday. But with the record-breaking reigning champ “American Sniper” turning into a cultural phenomenon, they may have picked the wrong weekend.

Lopez is featured in Universal Pictures’ R-rated erotic thriller “The Boy Next Door” as a high school teacher who becomes the object of a young neighbor’s obsession after a one-night stand. Rob Cohen directs and Ryan Guzman, »

- Todd Cunningham

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