Tracy Morgan’s new TBS comedy “The Last O.G.” will premiere on the network on April 3 at 10:30 p.m. Et/Pt. The series was created by Jordan Peele who also serves as executive producer with Morgan. In the show, Morgan plays an ex-con that readjusts to life after his 15-year stint in prison. Tiffany Haddish, Ryan Gaul, and Cedric the Entertainer also star. Watch the trailer below.
VH1 announced “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will return for its 10th season on March 22. The episode will be 90 minutes long. The after-show “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” will follow the premiere.
Emmy-award winning actress Alfre Woodard will guest-star on upcoming episodes of “Empire” as the mother of Taraji P. Henson’s character, Cookie. New episodes
Tiffany Haddish’s performance in this year’s “Girls Trip” is absolutely worthy of Oscar attention — and her work on “The Carmichael Show” as well as her stand-up special “She Ready” definitely deserve praise too — and hosting “Saturday Night Live” is as declarative a statement as they come. Especially as the first African-American female stand-up comedian (yeah, neither Whoopi Goldberg nor Wanda Sykes have done this) to host in the series’ 43 seasons.
Host: Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish is just infectious positivity in comedy form, which is kind of necessary considering there’s still a question of what this season of “Saturday Night Live” wants to be outside of “a reminder that everything in the world is bonkers-slash-horrifying.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on this sequel, which comes five months after original Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield were brought on by Paramount to write the script. It isn't clear if Kenya Barris will be working from their draft, or if he will be doing a page-one rewrite and starting from scratch. Paramount hasn't set a release date or a production schedule yet, but with a new director and writer aboard, that may happen sooner rather than later.
THR notes that it’s unclear whether Murphy, who is credited with the story on the John Landis-directed film, would be involved. However, the star did seem to tease a follow-up on Twitter recently, but that situation was also incredibly fishy. A verified Twitter account attributed to Murphy blasted out a picture of Vanessa Bell Calloway as Imani Izzi with the accompanying text “Coming to America sequel?” Murphy then vanished from the platform entirely, taking the tweet along with him.
The news first surfaced after Eddie Murphy's Twitter account posted a cryptic tweet that only read, "Coming to America sequel?" along with a photo of the Princess Imani character played by Vanessa Bell Calloway. After the actor's account was deleted, a report surfaced that claimed Coming to America 2 is in fact in the works,
Speculation began after a tweet from Eddie Murphy’s verified Twitter account sharing an image of Murphy’s Prince Akeem and Vanessa Bell Calloway’s Princess Imani Izzi. It was quickly deleted, and Murphy’s account deactivated, with TMZ subsequently claiming that Murphy’s social media team had shared the tweet without authorisation from the star himself.
TMZ also contacted Bell Calloway, who said that she hadn’t heard about a potential sequel, but would love to return: “I’m wondering if Eddie was hacked, though, wasn’t there some big thing about Twitter being hacked? Because you know, Eddie’s a very private person as we know, he’s a very kind man,
Come on Eddie Murphy, Don’t Do a Coming to America 2
A new rumour suggests that a Coming To America follow-up is in the works. Hmmm.
What started as a suggestion that Eddie Murphy’s Twitter account had been hacked might now have something a little more to it. A Tweet appeared on the account in the middle of last week, with the words ‘Coming to America sequel?’ next to a picture of Vanessa Bell Calloway in character from the film. The Tweet soon disappeared, but gossip site TMZ - yeah, we know - has been doing some digging. And it reckons there’s something to it.
It’s suggesting that Eddie Murphy is indeed in the early stages of putting Coming To America 2 together, although naturally enough, there’s been nothing close to an official confirmation of this.
Furthermore, Murphy has ruled out such a sequel in the past. The first film, whilst a huge hit, led
Take this one with a huge pinch of salt as details are a little vague, but it looks like Eddie Murphy may be writing a sequel to one of his greatest 1980s movies Coming To America. Yes, we may be in for a Coming To America 2 in the near future!
Is a Coming To America 2 on the way?
The news all stems from a tweet sent from an apparent, verified Twitter account for Murphy with the words ‘Coming To America sequel’, and an image of the character Princess Imani from the original 1988 movie. Both the account and the tweet no longer exist, but this has sent the internet into a bit of a feeding frenzy which may have a bit of truth to the rumours.
According to sources at TMZ, the comedy legend is apparently in the early stages of writing
TMZ reports that there are actually plans in place to make this sequel, and that there were plans to post something similar to that tweet, but it wasn't supposed to happen yet. The actor himself doesn't actually tweet, since he has a social media team to do that for him, and the deleted Coming to America 2 tweet wasn't authorized by him,
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Calloway reacted to the possibility of Murphy working on a sequel. “I would love to do a sequel, I loved the movie. It’s like, ‘Come on Eddie, let’s make this happen!'” the actress told TMZ, but also wondered if Murphy’s account was hacked.
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