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2 live crew biopic in the works at lionsgate


hip-hop certainly has no shortage of screen-ready melodrama. can lionsgate do for miami booty bass legends 2 live crew what universal's "straight outta compton" did for l.a.'s own n.w.a?deadline reports that lionsgate is "moving quickly" on a rap biopic based on the life of luther "luke" campbell, the 2 live crew producer and frontman well remembered for laying down such iconic lyrics as, "you ain't nothing but a hoochie mama -- hood rat, hood rat, hoochie mama."the musician signed the group to his own record label in the late 1980s before becoming their hype man, manager and eventually the face of 2 live crew. he led them to victory in a 1994 supreme court parody case waged over their use of roy orbison's "oh, pretty woman," a fight that has deadline calling the biopic "straight outta com






a 2 live crew biopic is reportedly in the works


lionsgate is reportedly working on a biopic based on miami hip hop group, 2 live crew, according to the hollywood reporter. the production company is reportedly teaming up with temple hill to adapt writer craig williams’ memoir, book of luke: my fight for truth, justice, and liberty city.read: picture me rollin’: demetrius shipp, jr. channels tupac shakur’s aura on iconic vibe coversthe film will reportedly focus on the group’s manager and hype-man, luther campbell, who was slapped with a copyright lawsuit regarding the group’s music, thr reports. the case was so prominent during the early 90s, that it made its way up the legal food chain to the supreme court. the highest court ultimately ruled in campbell’s favor, stating that music sampling was a form of “parody,” and therefore free to u






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hip-hop certainly has no shortage of screen-ready melodrama. can lionsgate do for miami booty bass legends 2 live crew what universal's "straight outta compton" did for l.a.'s own n.w.a?deadline reports that lionsgate is "moving quickly" on a rap biopic based on the life of luther "luke" campbell, the 2 live crew producer and frontman well remembered for laying down such iconic lyrics as, "you ain't nothing but a hoochie mama -- hood rat, hood rat, hoochie mama."the musician signed the group to his own record label in the late 1980s before becoming their hype man, manager and eventually the face of 2 live crew. he led them to victory in a 1994 supreme court parody case waged over their use of roy orbison's "oh, pretty woman," a fight that has deadline calling the biopic "straight outta com






jodeci biopic reportedly "in the works"


the success of the new edition biopic might have spawned a trend. the rumored jodeci biopic is slated to debut on vh1 later this year.read: crew love: how ‘the new edition story’ made a band of brothersmr. dalvin confirmed that a film is “in the works,” during a recent interview that he posted on instagram.“yes the #jodecibiopic is coming!!!!! for all the casting inquiries, they will be announced soon,” he wrote on urday (feb. 4). “thanks for the love and support.”according to dalvin, the script is already done and filming will begin next month. “we’re looking at a end of the year release,” he added.peep the full clip below.me & jojo up in the bay area..yes the #jodecibiopic is coming!!!!! for all the casting inquiries, they will be announced soon… thanks for the love and support






ranveer singh has a name for his biopic and damn it's hot!


ranveer singh has a name for his biopic and damn it's hot!ranveer singh is always known to speak his mind. at a recent event, when ranveer was asked what could be the possible name for his biopic and he quickly said that making a movie on him would be a ‘bad idea’ because he would never tell the world all his truths. but upon prodding ranveer said, "i don’t know, maybe a life well-lived, or sex god!" wow, now isn't that something only a ranveer singh could say?






hrithik roshan to do a biopic on a mathematician


hrithik roshan to do a biopic on a mathematicianhrithik roshan, whose last movie kaabil opposite yami gautam was successful, will now be seen in vikas bahl’s biopic. hrithik roshan will be playing anand kumar, the genius behind the super-30 programme for iit aspirants in patna. temporarily titled super 30, the movie will portray anand kumar’s rise to fame after having devised this programme to help iit aspirants. reports say that vikas bahl, who recently got back from a month long trip to london, has been researching for the movie since a couple of years.hrithik will start preparing for the movie after spending a vacation with his sons, hrehaan and hridhaan, in the united states. this will be his first biopic.






faith evans has a biopic coming


faith evans has her hands busy. while stopping by the breakfast club last week (mar. 9) to promote her forthcoming duet album, the king & i, featuring her late husband notorious b.i.g., the first lady of bad boy hinted at another project she has in the works. evans revealed she’s working on her own biopic, and it’s slated to premiere sometime this year.read: faith evans and the notorious b.i.g.’s ‘the king and i’ album tracklist & release datethe upcoming biopic was reportedly inspired by the singer’s 2009 memoir, keep the faith. the movie will reportedly dig into her musical career and personal life, including her love story with biggie and his publicized affairs. evans assures that the biopic will differ from her memoir however. in the book, the singer detailed getting physical with lil






ranbir kapoor’s sanjay dutt biopic creates trouble in mumbai


ranbir kapoor’s sanjay dutt biopic creates trouble in mumbaiwith his sneaked out look as sanjay dutt creating waves, ranbir kapoor’s sanjay dutt biopic with rajkumar hirani also attracted some unwarranted attention in mumbai. during the film’s shoot outside sanjay dutt’s house early yesterday morning, residents of the area were reportedly discomforted by the extended shooting times and resultant traffic jams. in the said scene, ranbir kapoor was supposed to drive a ferrari into sanjay dutt’s house. the shooting schedule was to starts at 6 am and wrap up within 3 hours. but when the shooting continued well after the schedule, things got a bit awry.one of the residents of the pali hill region registered an official complaint. the person was also quoted as saying, “there was a scene where ran






kangana ranaut to direct a biopic!


kangana ranaut to direct a biopic!kangana ranaut has finally made her decision. she is going to make her directorial debut as soon as she wraps up ketan mehta's film rani lakshmibai.  as per reports, the actress is planning to direct a biopic and she will also act in it. her next film is hansal mehta's simran and then she will start rani lakshmibai. kangana is seeing direction as her growth and next step in her career. she will make an official announcement about her film soon. 






mgm to spend $1 billion for full control of the epix movie service


mgm is casting itself as sole proprietor in this epix tale.the privately held beverly hills entertainment studio on wednesday said it would spend slightly more than $1 billion to buy out its longtime partners in the epix movie service, viacom’s paramount pictures and lionsgate.the transaction values the pay-tv movie network at $1.275 billion.mgm holdings had been a minority partner with a 19% stake in the nearly 8-year-old epix joint venture, which includes four pay-tv channels and licensing deals with several streaming services. viacom, which has managed the movie channel, held a 49.76% stake. lionsgate owned 31.15%.the sale, which must be approved by regulators, reflects a shift in priorities for the various partners and mgm’s ambitions to bulk up. last year, the movie and tv company acq






pictures of ranbir kapoor from the sets of sanjay dutt’s biopic are going viral


pictures of ranbir kapoor from the sets of sanjay dutt’s biopic are going viral today!while jagga jasoos is up for release, ranbir kapoor is neck deep in the sanjay dutt biopic. the actor has put on oodles of weight to look like sanjay from the 80s and boy, is he doing justice to it all. what’s more, paresh rawal looking like a carbon copy of the late sunil dutt has grabbed eyeballs too. take a look at these pictures that have surfaced online. 






today in entertainment: 'bachelor in paradise' host chris harrison urges patienc


with the fate of season 4 of "bachelor in paradise" still officially up in the air, details of alleged sexual misconduct and what happened last week before and after production was suspended began to emerge monday afternoon. the alleged incident occurred in mexico on the first day of filming, june 4, and involved contestants corinne olympios, from nick viall's season of "the bachelor," and demario jackson, recently cut by rachel lindsay on the current "bachelorette" cycle.“we knew something bad had happened," a cast member told people, speaking on condition of anonymity. "[w]e weren't even there a week. the game hadn't even really begun yet."a source told a los angeles times reporter sunday that a producer who witnessed what reportedly went down in the pool between the two didn't show up f






zeenat aman nominates priyanka chopra for her biopic


zeenat aman nominates priyanka chopra for her biopicpriyanka chopra reprised zeenat aman’s role in the don remake and looks like zeenat agreed with director farhan akhtar’s choice. asked by the press at the premiere of her debut web series love life and screw ups about which actresses she would want to play her, zeenat named priyanka chopra as being ideal for the role. “i want priyanka chopra to do my biopic. i think she is very good and lovely. priyanka would be the ideal actress to play my part.” she revealed she has been approached for a biopic but isn’t sure whether she’s ready for it or not.






ranbir kapoor starrer sanjay dutt biopic has a new release date


ranbir kapoor starrer sanjay dutt biopic has a new release datewe all have been eagerly looking forward to ranbir kapoor starrer sanjay dutt biopic which was initially expected to release this year. the latest buzz is that director rajkumar hirani has now delayed the release of his film and slated it for next year. according to sources, the makers wanted to avoid the box-office clash with salman khan and katrina kaif – starrer tiger zinda hai which is set to release close to christmas this year. a leading trade analyst confirmed the news by tweeting, “sanjay dutt biopic to release on 30 march 2018… rajkumar hirani directs… stars ranbir kapoor… note: not titled yet.”ranbir’s look in the movie has already grabbed a lot of eye balls. earlier, ranbir spoke about the biopic to a leading daily s






priyanka chopra to star in kalpana chawla biopic


priyanka chopra to star in kalpana chawla biopicpriyanka chopra’s next bollywood film has been finalised. the actress will be seen essaying the title role in the late nasa astronaut kalpana chawla’s biopic. the film’s director debutante priya mishra confirmed the news in an interview and said, “i have been working on it for the past seven years. a new production banner will back the project.”priyanka had been away in the us shooting for the second season of her hit tv show quantico as well as her hollywood debut, baywatch. priyanka chopra’s new hindi film will reportedly be produced by a new company called getway. reportedly, chopra's team has been involved in the project for over a year now and the script has finally been locked.kalpana chawla was the first indian woman astronaut in space






new 'all eyez on me' trailer focuses on tupac shakur's impact


why it matters to you the upcoming biopic centers on one of the most influential rappers of all time.tupac shakur was killed more than 20 years ago, but his legacy lives on. we will see why when the upcoming biopic all eyez on me hits theaters this summer, not to mention in the film’s first full trailer, which was released thursday.while the biopic’s earlier previews heavily focused on fame, violence, and notoriety, the latest trailer delves further into shakur’s activism, starting with childhood influences. this comes through scenes with his mother, afeni shakur (played by danai gurira), who was a member of the black panthers, and his stepfather, mutulu shakur (jamie hector), a black nationalist. we see tupac shakur’s own experiences coming into play as well.more: johnny depp to investiga






mgm to spend $1 billion for full control of the epix movie service


mgm is casting itself as sole proprietor in this epix tale.the privately held beverly hills entertainment studio on wednesday said it would spend slightly more than $1 billion to buy out its longtime partners in the epix movie service, viacom’s paramount pictures and lionsgate.the transaction values the pay-tv movie network at $1.275 billion.mgm holdings had been a minority partner with a 19% stake in the nearly 8-year-old epix joint venture, which includes four pay-tv channels and licensing deals with several streaming services. viacom, which has managed the movie channel, held a 49.76% stake. lionsgate owned 31.15%.the sale, which must be approved by regulators, reflects a shift in priorities for the various partners and mgm’s ambitions to bulk up. last year, the movie and tv company acq






listen live @ 1 pm et: nasa debates adding crew to first orion flight


nasa is hosting a teleconference today (feb. 24) to discuss the option of adding crew to the first flight of nasa's space launch system and the orion spacecraft. listen live here.






xscape teams up with mona scott-young for official biopic


one of our favorite 90s r&b groups has not only reunited, but is bringing their story to the small screen. deadline.com reports, xscape has teamed up with mona scott-young who will executive produce the group’s official biopic. the quartet, which features kandi burruss-tucker, tameka “tiny” harris, and sisters latocha and tamika scott, chose to get back together in honor of the 25th anniversary of the group’s debut single “just kickin it.”read xscape officially announces reunion with all four original memberswhile the group and the love and hip-hop: atlanta creator are shopping the biopic around to networks, tvone announced they’d also be producing a biopic as part of their 2017-18 line up, which the group called  “disrespectful and disappointing.” however they were more than thrilled to h






madonna should look to mark zuckerberg for her biopic fears


over the past couple weeks, madonna has been trashing a studio’s plans to make a biopic about her early life and career.maybe the 58-year-old pop legend has her “claws out” because she probably won’t be asked to play herself in the movie, “blond ambition,” because that certainly would be a stretch, even for madonna.the movie follows her rise to stardom in 1980s as a 20something performer struggling to get her first album released while “navigating fame, romance, and a music industry that views women as disposable.”madonna has complained that the script is based on “lies” and that “only i can tell my story.”madonna in concert in 1986. but this this could be a situation where madonna should back off and stop trying for once to control the narrative. it could turn out that this biopic isn’t t






madonna should turn to mark zuckerberg for her biopic fears


over the past couple weeks, madonna has been trashing a studio’s plans to make a biopic about her early life and career.maybe the 58-year-old pop legend has her “claws out” because she probably won’t be asked to play herself in the movie, “blond ambition,” because that certainly would be a stretch, even for madonna.the movie follows her rise to stardom in 1980s as a 20something performer struggling to get her first album released while “navigating fame, romance, and a music industry that views women as disposable.”madonna has complained that the script is based on “lies” and that “only i can tell my story.”madonna in concert in 1986. but this this could be a situation where madonna should back off and stop trying for once to control the narrative. it could turn out that this biopic isn’t t






johnny depp would like to play donald trump on saturday night live


actor johnny depp has said he would be happy to take on the challenge of portraying donald trump on saturday night live if alec baldwin quits. the pirates of the caribbean star, who impersonated trump in a 2016 skit for funny or die’s 50-minute biopic the art of the deal: the movie, said in an interview…






shraddha kapoor begins preparing for saina nehwal biopic


shraddha kapoor begins preparing for saina nehwal biopicaccording to a story in the mumbai mirror, sharaddha kapoor will be trained by prominent coaches from the prakash padukone academy for her role in the upcoming saina nehwal biopic. a source closer to the film was quoted thus in the report: “shraddha will begin training in badminton under the guidance of a senior coach from prakash padukone’s academy. she will be training at a world-class badminton facility in suburban mumbai and will practice daily till it’s time to kick off the shoot, which is in a few months.” the actress, who recently wrapped up shooting for apoorva lakhia’s haseena parkar biopic, had earlier revealed that she plans to spend a lot of time with saina in order to play her to perfection.






vidya balan reveals why she walked out of the kamala das biopic


vidya balan reveals why she walked out of the kamala das biopicafter confirming that she will be a part of the kamala das biopic, vidya balan abruptly walked out the kamaluddin muhammed film. in an exclusive chat with filmfare, the actress revealed why she backed out. “i had creative differences with the director. kamala das was someone loved, respected, revered... i’m absolutely sure that kamal sir will make a great film. manju warrier is a fabulous actor to say the least. i whole-heartedly wish the team well,” said vidya.






lionsgate seeks to unload ‘granite mountain’ ‘soldado’ to sony, black label | th


share thistagsarizonabenicio del torocanadadeadlinedenis villeneuvefirefighter killedgranite mountainjeff bridgesjennifer connellyjoseph kosinskijosh brolinmiles tellerprescottrelease datesicariosoldadosonysony picturesstefano sollimataylor kitschtaylor sheridanwildfireblack label and sony pictures have confirmed they have joined forces on the high-profile pictures granite mountain and soldado, deadline reported.“sony pictures will be taking over the distribution of both films in the u.s. and canada and in select international territories… ” adding sony is the “likely landing place for both pictures as they were coming unglued from lionsgate after that distributor and the producer/financier disagreed over release and marketing plans for the pictures.”granite mountain was directed by joseph






watch live now! soyuz spacecraft returning iss crew to earth


update for 7:50 am et: the expedition soyuz crew has landed! read our recap: space station crew returns to earth safely on soyuz capsule nasa astronaut shane kimbrough, along with russian cosmonauts sergey ryzhikov and andrey borisenko, are returning to earth today in a soyuz spacecraft.  the soyuz's deorbit burn is set for 6:27 a..m. edt (1027 gmt), with landing expected at 7:20 a.m. edt (1120 gmt). you can watch it all live here on space.com, courtesy of nasa tv.  after change-of-command, the three departing crewmembers will bid farewell to the rest of the space station crew and close the hatch to their soyuz spacecraft april 10 at 12:40 a.m. edt (0440 gmt), undock from the station at 4 a.m. edt (0800 gmt), and perform a deorbit burn and landing in kazakhstan starting at 6:27 a..m. edt (






'all eyez on me' debuts new trailer feat. tupac and biggie smalls


moviegoers are counting down the days to the premiere of tupac’s long-awaited biopic, all eyez on me, and to assist in promotion of the film — due june 16 — the reel’s handlers dropped another trailer, briefly revealing pac and biggie smalls’ interaction.the slain lyricists both reigned as kings of their respective coasts, influencing waves of rappers that still study their music in present time. both legends lost their lives in separate shootings, biggie in 1997, and the “ghetto gospel” mc in 1996. their murders have yet to be solved.read: a clip from the forthcoming tupac biopic ‘all eyez on me’ has surfacedthe “sky’s the limit” artist will be played by jamal woolard, who stepped into the brooklynite’s shoes for the notorious biopic, released in 2009. in a previous interview with vibe, w






'all eyez on me' review: tupac shakur biopic doesn't live up to real thing


rapper tupac shakur was a revolutionary, a controversial, brilliant artist cut down in his prime, who only became more iconic after his death. the son of a black panther, a high school chum of jada pinkett smith, and a vanguard of west coast gangsta rap, shakur endured, and produced, far more in his 25 years than most ever do, and his life story has been overdue for the biopic treatment, especially in light of the films about his rivals and contemporaries such as "notorious" and "straight outta compton." after a long gestation, "all eyez on me" arrives in theaters, directed by benny boom, but this disorganized biopic isn't quite worthy of its subject's remarkable life.playing the part of shakur is newcomer demetrius shipp jr., who looks eerily like the rapper, channeling shakur in a perfor






omarion explains why he's not interested in a b2k biopic


omarion may have been a fan of the new edition biopic, but don’t expect him to jump on the growing trend. during his latest visit to power 105.1’s the breakfast club, the singer says he’s far from interested in a film about his past life as the lead member of r&b boy band, b2k.read hello africa: omarion has the time of his life while going the “distance”during the interview on thursday (feb. 23), the singer explained that he has more talents to tap into to before he tells his life story. starting off in his early teens, b2k was comprised of omarion, raz-b, lil fizz (now known as dreux via love & hip hop hollywood) and j. boog. with chart-topping singles and gold and platinum projects, the group is considered to be the last successful black boy band (sorry mindless behavior fans). their bre






go sailing (formerly kroocial) download


download download welcome to go sailing (formerly kroocial), the best way to sail socially. we are a community of people that are passionate about sailing, and are open to everyone, from novice to experienced sailors. go sailing lets you share your passion for sailing with others, allowing you to create or join sailing trips, meet new friends and easily share trip expenses. we are currently live in the san francisco bay area and los angeles, and will set sail in more cities soon. this version lets you join sailing trips in any location but you can only create new trips in san francisco. how it works: 1) set your profile, including your sailing bio, certifications and club affiliations2) create or join a sailing trip in your area3) enjoy a great sail, meet new friends and easily share trip






box office top 20: ‘beauty’ adds $90.4 million in weekend 2


los angeles (ap) — disney’s live-action “beauty and the beast” performed even better than expected in its second weekend in theaters, adding $90.4 million to its north american grosses, which now tally at $319 million.“beauty and the beast” easily topped the crop of newcomers — including lionsgate’s “power rangers,” which got off to a solid start with $40 million — and a few less successful debuts as well.the sci-fi thriller “life,” starring jake gyllenhaal and ryan reynolds opened in fourth place, behind “kong: skull island,” with a middling $12.5 million, while the big screen take on “chips” only managed to bring in $7.7 million in its first weekend in theaters for a seventh place start.the top 20 movies at u.s. and canadian theaters friday through sunday, followed by distribution studio






watch live early monday! space station crew returns to earth


nasa astronaut peggy whitson became the first woman to command the international space station twice sunday (april 9) after a change-of-command ceremony. early monday morning (april 10),  nasa astronaut shane kimbrough, along with russian cosmonauts sergey ryzhikov and andrey borisenko, will head back to earth in a soyuz spacecraft. live nasa coverage begins at 12:40 a.m. edt (0440 gmt).  you can watch it all live here on space.com, courtesy of nasa tv.  after change-of-command, the three departing crewmembers will bid farewell to the rest of the space station crew and close the hatch to their soyuz spacecraft april 10 at 12:40 a.m. edt (0440 gmt), undock from the station at 4 a.m. edt (0800 gmt), and perform a deorbit burn and landing in kazakhstan starting at 6:27 a..m. edt (1027 gmt) --






lifetime previews eerie trailer for michael jackson biopic


lifetime is taking on yet another music icon for its biopic series, and for the network’s sake, let’s hope they get it right. the first trailer for the michael jackson biopic, searching for neverland, recently previewed ahead of the movie’s late may air date, showing a few of the devastating last days of mj’s life.read: lifetime to produce movie on days before michael jackson’s deathin the 45-second clip, michael, played by king of pop impersonator navi, is seen grappling with his extremely public image and being a father to his then-young kids. the trailer also briefly touches on the 2010 case against dr. conrad murray, who was ultimately convicted of involuntary manslaughter for administering jackson with high doses of propofol.searching for neverland is reportedly based on the 2014 book






space webcasts: nasa debates adding crew to first orion flight


nasa hosted a teleconference today (feb. 24) to discuss the option of adding crew to the first flight of nasa's space launch system and the orion spacecraft. listen live here.






xscape docuseries is reportedly coming to bravo


in addition to their reunion tour and upcoming biopic, r&b collective xscape has linked with producer mona scott-young for a docuseries on bravo.read xscape will perform for the first time in 15 years at essence festivaltmzreports that the series will premiere on bravo this november to coincide with the return of the real housewives of atlanta, with hopes that group member kandi burruss’ involvement in both shows will boost its popularity.whose ready for xscape performance @essencefest ? or @cheneparkdetroit ? grab the mic [email protected] @majorgirl @kandi @iamlatocha will be performing live on stage at the 2017 essence festival and at chene park in detroit check @essence for ticket info and @cheneparkdetroit for the july 4th added show @officialxscape #kandi #tiny #tamika #latocha #esse






xscape docuseries is reportedly coming to bravo


in addition to their reunion tour and upcoming biopic, r&b collective xscape has linked with producer mona scott-young for a docuseries on bravo.read xscape will perform for the first time in 15 years at essence festivaltmzreports that the series will premiere on bravo this november to coincide with the return of the real housewives of atlanta, with hopes that group member kandi burruss’ involvement in both shows will boost its popularity.https://www.instagram.com/p/bvnci-cd2u3/?taken-by=officialxscapescott-young will also produce the group’s biopic. a network and premiere date for the film are still forthcoming.will you be tuning in for all things xscape? sound off in the comments.






more news from sanjay dutt’s biopic


more news from sanjay dutt’s biopicas we all know ranbir kapoor is busy shooting for sanjay dutt’s biopic. another update from the set is that ranbir and the team will be heading to the us later this year for yet another schedule. reportedly, the film’s shooting is half done. director rajkumar hirani is fully charged about the much-talked about film said, “the story is brilliant. i’m glad that we’re making the film with a lot of positivity. when you work with joy, you’re bound to make a good film. plus, ranbir kapoor is looking incredible in the film,” he says of his lead. well, we’ve already seen the pictures of ranbir looking on point in sanjay dutt's avatar. and we too can’t wait to watch the life and times of the deadly dutt!






prince harry jogs with homeless youth in london, drawing double-takes from p ers


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