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Empire’s Terrence Howard Receives a Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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Long overdue! Congratulations to Terrence Howard, who, as of this morning, became a proud owner of a star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

See images from the ceremony below. Courtesy of Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

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‘Coming 2 America’: All-Star Cast To Return For The Sequel

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It’s official! Multiple sources confirmed that the original cast of Coming To America including Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, John Amos, James Earl Jones, Paul Bates, and Vanessa Bell Calloway is reuniting for the sequel!

The 1988 original story follows Akeem (Murphy) as he travels from Africa to New York, in hopes to find his queen. In the sequel, Akeem is set to become king but learns about his long-lost son LaVelle residing in Queens. Honoring his father’s wish Akeem sets off to find possibly the future ruler of Zamunda.

All original cast members will reprise their roles in the sequel – Murphy as Akeem, soon-to-be-king of Zamunda, and Hall as his best friend Semmi. Hadley will return as Lisa McDowell with John Amos playing her father Cleo McDowell. Jones will once again play King Jaffe Joffer and Bates his loyal servant Oha. Vanessa Bell Calloway is set to reprise her role as Imani Izzi.

Also joining the cast are Wesley Snipes as general Izzi, Jermaine Fowler (Sorry To Bother You) as Akeem’s long lost son LaVelle, KiKi Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk) as Akeem’s daughter, Leslie Jones (SNL), comedian Luenel and Rapper Rick Ross. 

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is writing the script. Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) is directing. 

Coming 2 America will open on Dec. 18, 2020.

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Keenen Ivory Wayans Will Showrun Season 3 Of “The Last O.G.”

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Writer, director and producer Keenen Ivory Wayans is joining TBS to serve as showrunner on season three of The Last O.G. starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish. He will also direct four episodes of the comedy series. 

“I’m thrilled and excited to be working with such a great cast, team of producers and reuniting with Tracy Morgan,” said Wayans, “Together we’re all going to take the show to the next level.”

Per TBS description, The Last O.G. centers on Tray (Morgan), an ex-con who is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for good behavior after a 15-year stint. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, he discovers that his former girlfriend, Shay (Haddish), has married an affable, successful white man (Ryan Gaul) who is helping raise the twins (Taylor Mosby and Dante Hoagland) Tray never knew existed. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tray falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading unfamiliar territory.

Wayans is best known for creating, executive producing and hosting the influential Emmy-winning sketch comedy series In Living Color. The groundbreaking variety show introduced audiences to a new type of comedy and launched the careers of Jamie Foxx and Jim Carrey, among others. Wayans additional credits include directing White Chicks, Scary Movie and Scary Movie 2.

 TBS has not yet announced a premiere date.

 

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“Gemini Man” Trailer: Will Smith Faces Off With Younger Version of Himself

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The full-length trailer for Ang Lee‘s upcoming action-thriller Gemini Man, starring two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith is here and it’s packed with action!

In the clip, Henry Brogan (Smith), an elite assassin, suddenly becomes a target of a mysterious young operative (de-aged Smith). Brogan later discovers – the adversary is his 23-year-old clone Junior, who was sent by a former colleague (played by Clive Owen) with one mission – eliminate the older Smith.

“This movie is a leap of faith,” Lee told EW, “The story has been around 20, 25 years, but technology wouldn’t allow the story to be told. I wanted to be the first one to do this…No matter how hard you imagine it is, it is still harder.”

Gemini Man also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane) and Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange). Game of Thrones co-creator David Benioff wrote the script with Billy Ray and Darren Lemke. Producers are Jerry Bruckheimer, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger.

The movie opens on October 11. You can watch the full trailer above.

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