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Kevin Hart to star in Uptown Saturday Night remake

According to Variety, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star Kevin Hart is in talks to star in a remake of the 1974 comedy Uptown Saturday Night for Warner Bros. Pictures and Overbrook Entertainment.

The original film starred Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby as two friends who sneak out to visit a high-class, illegal club, with trouble then ensuing. Will Smith and his Overbrook partner James Lassiter are producing the remake, which at one point the project was being eyed as a starring vehicle for Smith and Denzel Washington.

Kenya Barris (black-ish) has written the most recent draft of the script, and according to Variety, the plan is to secure a director before casting Hart’s co-star. Things are expected to come together quickly, and Hart is looking to shoot the movie before production on the Jumanji sequel gets underway in early 2019.

Hart will next be seen alongside Tiffany Haddish in Night School,
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There's Another "Laurel vs. Yanny" Debate Going on — and It's Convincing People They Have Superpowers

The Internet is nothing if not full of weird Af videos to keep people entertained (read: distracted from their real lives), but this new reddit clip far exceeds the normal deep web drudgery. In fact, there might just be some black magic involved. Earlier this week, disagreements erupted all over social media regarding a mysterious soundbite that originated on vocabulary.com. Some listeners heard the word "Laurel," while others insisted they heard "Yanny." Now, another video has surfaced sparking a similar debate. Except this time, there's "mind control" involved. According to a reddit user, you can either hear the word "brainstorm" or "green needle" after watching a video based on what you decide to think about. Check it out above to see which one you hear. Of course, the comment section was full of shock and debate. There were even some references to the whole white/gold/blue/black dress fiasco of 2015. "Finally!
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Kevin Hart Will Lead ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ Remake Without Will Smith or Denzel Washington

Kevin Hart Will Lead ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ Remake Without Will Smith or Denzel Washington
It’s been years since we heard about the gestating remake of Uptown Saturday Night. But the project appears to be back on track, albeit with some changes behind the scenes and in front of the camera. The original 1974 comedy Uptown Saturday Night starred screen legend Sidney Poitier and sexual assaulter Bill Cosby as two […]

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Bill Cosby’s Sentencing Dates Set For Fall

Already essentially under house arrest after being found guilty last month by a Pennsylvania jury on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, Bill Cosby learned today when he'll discover whether he is going behind bars. Having presided over the actor's first trial last year and last month’s retrial for the 2004 sexual assault against former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, Judge Steven O'Neill announced Tuesday that Cosby will face sentencing over two days…
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Bill Cosby’s Sentencing Dates Set For Fall

Already essentially under house arrest after being found guilty last month by a Pennsylvania jury on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, Bill Cosby learned today when he'll discover whether he is going behind bars. Having presided over the actor's first trial last year and last month’s retrial for the 2004 sexual assault against former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, Judge Steven O'Neill announced Tuesday that Cosby will face sentencing over two days…
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Bill Cosby’s Sentencing Set for September

Bill Cosby’s Sentencing Set for September
Bill Cosby will find out in September whether he’ll spend time behind bars — and, if so, for how much time.

A Pennsylvania judge handed down an order Tuesday saying that Bill Cosby’s sentencing has been scheduled for September 24 and 25.

Cosby, 80, was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault last month, stemming from the accusations of former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, who said that the comedian drugged and molested her at his Pennsylvania home in 2004. The initial trial ended in a mistrial in July 2017 after the jury was unable to reach a verdict following five days of deliberations.

Each count carries a maximum sentence of 10 years, though it’s possible he could serve the sentences concurrently. The comedian is currently out on a $1 million bond, though heavy restrictions apply and he is confined to his home, with very limited possible exceptions,
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Kevin Hart to Star in 'Uptown Saturday Night' Remake From Will Smith, Kenya Barris

Kevin Hart to Star in 'Uptown Saturday Night' Remake From Will Smith, Kenya Barris
Kevin Hart is in talks to star in a remake of Uptown Saturday Night.

Will Smith, who at one time was circling the project as a possible starring vehicle, is set to produce via his Overbrook banner. 

The original 1974 buddy comedy starred Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby as two friends who visit a high-end, underworld nightclub where they get robbed and have to go searching for a winning lottery ticket.

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the most recent draft of the movie that is set up at Warner Bros.

Hart, who is repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Schreck Rose, most recently starred in...
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Kevin Hart in Talks to Star in ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ Remake

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Kevin Hart in Talks to Star in ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ Remake
Kevin Hart is in talks to star in Warner Bros. and Overbrook Entertainment’s remake of 1974’s “Uptown Saturday Night,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Sidney Poitier directed the original comedy and also starred in it alongside Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte and Calvin Lockhart. (With Richard Pryor in a supporting role.) The film followed two friends as they barely navigate the criminal underworld in order to retrieve a winning lottery ticket stolen during a robbery.

Will Smith and his Overbrook Entertainment partner James Lassiter are producing the remake, while “black-ish” creator Kenya Barris is penning the most recent draft of the script.

Also Read: Kevin Hart to Host CBS Obstacle Course Game Show 'Tko: Total Knock Out'



Hart’s most recent credits include “Captain Underpants” and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and will star in “Night School,” “The Secret Life of Pets 2” and the “Jumanji” sequel next.
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Kevin Hart in Talks to Star in Warner Bros.’ ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ Remake (Exclusive)

Kevin Hart in Talks to Star in Warner Bros.’ ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ Remake (Exclusive)
Warner Bros. and Overbrook Entertainment’s long-gestating remake of the 1974 comedy “Uptown Saturday Night” looks to be gearing up again, with Kevin Hart in negotiations to star.

Will Smith and his Overbrook Entertainment partner James Lassiter are producing with “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris writing the most recent draft. For years, the project was developed as possible starring vehicle for Smith and Denzel Washington, but busy schedules for both A-listers have forced Smith to serve as a producer on the project, opening the door for Hart to take the lead.

Sources say the studio is now focused on finding a director before tapping Hart’s co-star, and should have one locked in soon.

The original pic starred Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby and followed two friends who sneak out to visit a high-class but illegal club and trouble ensues. Jesse Ehrman is overseeing for the studio.

Hart has become one of
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Seth Meyers Tweaks NBC Over Matt Lauer, As NBC News Attempts to Save Face

Seth Meyers Tweaks NBC Over Matt Lauer, As NBC News Attempts to Save Face
A time-honored network upfronts tradition is when a late night star comes out to roast his network, and Seth Meyers didn’t disappoint. Meyers opened his portion of NBC’s upfront presentation on Monday morning with a Matt Lauer quip that both surprised and delighted the audience of advertisers.

“It’s not surprising for NBC to be dramatic, we are home to the number one drama on television,” Meyers said. “A show that each week gives us twists and turns, heartbreaking reveals, and this season the departure of a once beloved character. I’m talking of course of, ‘This Is the Today Show.'”

He added: “Hoda Kotb replaced Matt Lauer as co-anchor of the ‘Today Show’ this year and she has been incredible. Everyone here at NBC is so proud of Hoda. Although, I’m not sure Kathy Lee is happy about it. I saw her drinking at 10 a.
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No, Mira Sorvino Hasn't Read Vogue's Georgina Chapman Profile

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No, Mira Sorvino Hasn't Read Vogue's Georgina Chapman Profile
It's been six months since Oscar-nominated actor Mira Sorvino came forward with her own story about producer and accused serial sexual abuser Harvey Weinstein. At a gala for the Coalition to Abolish Sex Trafficking in La on Thursday night, she reflected on speaking out, the change she and other women have sparked, and the justice that has yet to be served.

"It was a very tumultuous Fall for all of us who decided to speak out, and we had no idea where it was going to go," Mira told Popsugar on the red carpet. "And it's blossomed into something that's really powerful, and really beautiful, and I'm proud to be a part of it. I'm proud to be part of a cultural sea of change that I think has the possibility of reducing the sexual misconduct, violence, and rape that has plagued the human species since time began. Because now,
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Kadeem Hardison Says Bill Cosby Can't Erase Impact of 'A Different World'

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Bill Cosby's criminal behavior should not overshadow the cultural impact "A Different World" had in the '80s and '90s -- and could still have today -- according to one of its stars, Kadeem Hardison. We got Kadeem, aka Dwayne Wayne, at Lax and asked him about the show he and Lisa Bonet made a huge hit. Of course, it was a 'Cosby Show' spin-off -- but Kadeem insists Cosby's sexual assault conviction can't drag down the show.
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Watch: Eddie Murphy Roasts Bill Cosby While Receiving The Mark Twain Award

If you've ever seen his classic Raw stand-up special, you know Eddie Murphy has never been a big fan of Bill Cosby. Murphy wasn't afraid to take on the comedian back then, and he certainly wasn't afraid to go in on him again when he received the Mark Twain award. You'll watch this, and desperately wish Eddie Murphy was back doing stand-up comedy again. Check out the video below, and if you've never seen the beginning of the feud, check out that video below that:
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Akon Stands Up For Bill Cosby: ‘You Don’t Really Know If He Did It’

Akon describes Bill Cosby as a “hero,” or at least the version of Cosby he grew up admiring. The “Smack That” singer spoke to TMZ about Cosby’s conviction while at an airport. “You don’t really know if he did it or he didn’t do it,” Akon said. Related: Kennedy Center, Academy Expel Bill Cosby When the interviewer reminded him
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Roman Polanski Challenges Academy Of Motion Pictures Over Expulsion, Decries #MeToo ‘Hysteria’

Roman Polanski, an Oscar-winning director, was barred from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences earlier this month alongside fellow sexual felon Bill Cosby. Although he was permitted to keep his Oscar, Polanski is extremely upset about the ruling. Roman Polanski Challenges The Academy Of Motion Pictures Over His Expulsion As a response to his […]

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Roman Polanski, Who Pled Guilty to Rape, Blasts #MeToo Movement as 'Collective Hysteria'

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Roman Polanski, Who Pled Guilty to Rape, Blasts #MeToo Movement as 'Collective Hysteria'
Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski is taking aim at the #MeToo movement that sheds light on sexual misconduct, blasting it as “collective hysteria” and “total hypocrisy.”

Speaking to the Polish edition of Newsweek days before he was ousted from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences along with Bill Cosby, Polanski made his opinion of #MeToo clear.

“It seems to me it’s collective hysteria, of the type which happens in societies from time to time,” the 84-year-old said, according to the Agence France-Presse. “Everyone is trying to back this movement, mainly out of fear,” the 84-year-old said.”

His comments
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Kanye West's Old Tweet About Bill Cosby Resurfaced and People Are Pissed

If Kanye West hadn't fired manager Scooter Braun, Scooter would probably have banned him from social media. The rap star controversially tweeted about his love for Donald Trump on April 25, leading even family members such as Kylie Jenner and Khloé Kardashian to unfollow him. And now, in the wake of Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction, Twitter users are remembering that Kanye once claimed Bill is innocent. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) The Feb. 9, 2016, tweet — one of the many Kanye purged when he returned to Twitter — read, "Bill Cosby Innocent !!!!!!!!!!" And this week, people seem even more incensed about that tweet then they were then — since Bill Cosby was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The Kanye West tweet on Bill Cosby was awful then, even worse now. pic.twitter.com/JLwZxAO7Dx— The Shadow League (@ShadowLeagueTSL) April 26, 2018 .@kanyewest continued to defend the disregard of Black women by declaring
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Trevor Noah (and ‘Daily Show’ WiFi) Claim Partial Credit for Eric Schneiderman’s Downfall

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Trevor Noah (and ‘Daily Show’ WiFi) Claim Partial Credit for Eric Schneiderman’s Downfall
If “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah is right, he can share partial credit for the lightning-quick downfall of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Well, kinda.

Ronan Farrow, who co-wrote with Jane Mayer the New Yorker story in which four women accused Schneiderman of sexual abuse, was the show’s guest on Monday. And according to Noah on Tuesday’s show, Farrow apparently filed the final draft just before taping his segment.

Noah related how in the green room before filming, Farrow finished and filed a story with his editor. Farrow didn’t say what the story was, but, well, you saw the news yesterday.

“I had no idea he was ending an attorney general’s career over our wifi,” Noah joked. “And since I pay for the wifi I’d like to think that I did my part.”

Also Read: Bill Cosby's Kennedy Center Honors Rescinded

The story came in the middle of a lengthy “The Daily Show” segment about Schneiderman, who resigned just three hours after the story was published.

Earlier, Noah noted that “the reason the story is getting so much attention is that Eric Schneiderman isn’t just the New York attorney general, but because he’s a national figure now, he’s one of the biggest opponents of President Trump’s agenda… and more than that, because Schneiderman presented himself as an advocate for women.”

Cue video of Schneiderman speaking publicly in support of women reporting sexual abuse.

“It seems this guy was trying to put Harvey Weinstein in jail while abusing women himself. This is like finding out that Robert Mueller has been taking secret vacations with Putin,” said Noah.

Later in the segment, “The Daily Show” correspondent Dulcé Sloan, who said of Schneiderman: “I think this guy is Christian Grey. Only without the looks. Without the money. Without the consent.”

Watch the whole clip above.

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Roman Polanski Threatens Legal Action After Academy Expulsion

Roman Polanski Threatens Legal Action After Academy Expulsion
Roman Polanski threatened the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with legal action after the organization stripped him of his membership last week, Deadline reports.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker was expelled alongside Bill Cosby "in accordance with the organization's Standards of Conduct." Cosby was recently found guilty of sexual assault, while Polanski has been living in exile since 1978, fleeing the United States after accepting a plea bargain to a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. The incident took place in 1977 when Polanski was 43 and his victim, Samantha Gailey,
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Roman Polanski Threatens to Sue Over ‘Illegal’ Expulsion From Academy

Roman Polanski Threatens to Sue Over ‘Illegal’ Expulsion From Academy
Roman Polanski’s attorney Harland Braun sent a letter to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president John Bailey on Tuesday, threatening to sue over what he calls Polanski’s “illegal” expulsion from the organization last week.

“I am writing this letter to you to avoid unnecessary litigation,” the letter reads. “Mr. Polanski has a right to go to court and require your organization to follow its own procedures, as well as California law.”

“The only proper solution would be for your organization to rescind its illegal expulsion of Mr. Polanski and follow its own Standards of Conduct by giving Mr. Polanski reasonable notice of the charges against him and a fair hearing to present his position with respect to any proposed expulsion,” the letter goes on. “We are not here contesting the merits of the expulsion decision, but rather your organization’s blatant disregard of its own Standards of Conduct in,
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