Entertainment News Friday November 19TH
Rapper Cardi B is set for the hosting duties at this years American Music Awards. The show airs Sunday Nov. 21st on ABC. Some of the highlights of the night include New Edition and New Kids on the block performing and representing their home town of Boston. Another Highlight will be Megan Thee Stallion performing with K-Pop sensations BTS.
The induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will air tomorrow night on HBO and HBO MAX. Some of the highlights include the induction of Carole King by Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson. The induction of Tina Turner by Christina Aquerliera, H.E.R., Country Stars Mickey Guyton, Keith Urbanand Angela Bassett who played Turner in the movie ‘What’s Love got to do with it.’ Sir Paul McCartney is inducting the Foo Fighters. Actress/talk show host drew Barrymore inducting the Go-Go’s. Lionel Richie inducting legendary music executive Clarence Avant, Dr Dre inductingLL Cool J. The other honorees include Jay-Z, Gil Scott Heron, Todd Rundgren and Billy Preston.
The 2021 Soul Train Awards are happening from The Apollo Theaterfor the first time in it’s 33 years. The show celebrating 50 years of Soul Train airs November 28 on BET. Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold are hosting again for the 4th year. Singer Maxwell is getting the Legends award and Singer Ashanti is getting the Lady of Soul Award. Silk Sonic Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak will be performing.
Kevin Harts new drama series True Story with Wesley Snipes debuts November 24 on Netflix. Lauren London also stars . The 7 episode series focuses on the troubled relationship between two brothers.
November 24th Lady Gaga and Adam Driver light up the big screen in the movie ‘House of Gucci’. The movie is based on the 1995 murder of Maurizio Gucci played by Driver. Maurizio as set up for by his wife Patrizia played by Lady Gaga.Patrizia served 18 years in prison for the murder of her husband .
The movie ‘Respect’ starring Jennifer Hudson is now available on Demand and to rent. ‘Respect’ about the life of Aretha Franklin also stars Marlon Wayans, Forest Whitaker and Mary J Blige.
Oscar Winner Halle Berry has a new movie coming out on Netflix November24th . She directs and Stars in the movie ‘Bruised where she plays a disgraced MMS Fighter..
Get ready for Spiderman No Way Home, the movie hits theaters Dec. 17th. The trailer is hot! Spiderman (Tom Holland) is back with Zendaya, Jacob Batalon who plays his best friend Ned. Jamie Foxx is returning as Electro. Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberpatch) has joined the cast to help Spiderman. The villains Green Goblin and Doctor Ock also return.
Filming is being halted on the set of Black Panther 2 Wakanda Forever. Actress Letitia Wright who plays Shuri in the series was injured on the set in Atlanta last August. She was treated and released from the hospital but apparently she needs more time until she can return. Filming on the new black Panther 2 movie will resume at the first of the year. The film is scheduled to be released next Fall, but look for more delays because Actress Letitia Wright refuses to get vaccinated. She is back home in London and cannot return To the US unless she is vaccinated. Filming is happening in Atlanta Georgia. Her role may have to be recast and the scenes she did totally scrapped. Black Panther 2 may not come out until 2023.
Congrats to 90’s Music innovate Missy Elliott she just got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Will the Rock Actor Dwayne Johnson return to the Fast and Furious for the 10th and final edition. Vin Diesel says even though the two don’t get along he would love to see him return for the final edition of Fast and The Furious. Meanwhile check outThe Rock Dwayne Johnson in the Netflix movie ‘Red Notice’ with Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot. The movie is streaming now. In a recent interview The Rock threw his hat in the ring to be the next James Bond.
HBO is doing a documentary on rapper DMX. DMX died earlier this year. The documentary ‘Don’t Try to Understand Me’ is debuting this month on HBO.
Lot’s of Will Smith news. His Autobiograghy‘Will’ is out now where he gets candid and his life and rise to superstardom. Will Smith has launched a new six part series on Disney Plus called Welcome to Earth where he travels the world. He also kicked off his You tube series The Best Shape of my Life about his weight loss and mental health Journey 20 Pounds in 20 weeks. His movie ‘King Richard’ about the father of Tennis Sensations Venus and Serena Williams. The movie is in theaters and on HBO MAX now.. Check out Will, and the Williams sisters Venus and Serena on the cover of Entertainment Weekly promoting the movie ‘King Richard’
The All Black western The Harder They Fall with Idris Elba, Regina King, Johnathan Majors and Delroy Lindo is now streaming on Netflix.
Megan Thee Stallion and Poet Amanda Gorman have made the list of Glamour magazines women of the year.
Janet Jacksons latest Documentary is coming to Lifetime early 2022. Janet has been working on this project for the past 5 years as she gives an up close and personal look at her life. She is also reteaming with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for a new album. I hear she’s doing a collaboration with Earth Wind and Fire. Another documentary in the works is the2004 Superbowl scandal involvingJanet Jackson. Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson is going to debut on FX and Hulu on November 19th.
Mariah Carey is teaming up with Kirk Franklin for her next holiday special on Apple TV.They have a song Fall in Love at Christmas’
Iyanla Van Zandt is opening up about why she left her OWN Show ‘Fix My Life’. Iyanla says it was getting to be too much. She was getting death threats and people showing up at her own looking for advice.
Black-ish returns to the ABC lineup for it’s final season January 4th. Look for a special appearance from Former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Another show debuting on ABC is the comedy ‘AbbottElementary’ starring Philly Native Quinta Brunson. Quinta is best known for her Memes but you will recognize her from the Black Lady Sketch show and her numerous YouTube and Social media work.AbbottElementaryalso stars Sheryl Lee Ralph and Tyler James Williams and will air on Tuesday.
Boyz to Men is coming home February 12th at the Met Broad and Poplar.
Mike Epps is coming back to Philly. Saturday January 15th he’s doing a show at The Liacouras Center.
Get ready for Harlem a new show coming to Prime Video Dec. 3rd. the creator of the show is Tracey Oliver the force behind the hit movie ‘Girls Trip’. Harlem stars Meagan Goode, Grace Byers (Empire) and Actor Tyler Lepley. The 10 episode series is about stylish girlfriends. Whoopi Goldberg and Jasmine Sullivan will be making Cameos.
Tamron Hall the Daytime Talk Show Diva has written her first book. The book ‘As the Wicked Watch’ is a thriller about a reporter seeking justice for black victims of a serial Killer in Chicago. Her talk show has also been renewed for two more seasons.
Tiffany Haddish and Wesley Snipes are teaming up for a comedy movie ‘Back on the Strip” The movie will also star Comedians JB Smoove ,Bill Bellamy, Faison Love and Gary Owens. The movie directed by Chris Spencer (Real Husbands of Hollywood) is about a young Magician who joins an all male revue.
The WDAS Holiday Jam is happening Friday December 17 at The Met Broad and Poplar. Tickets are on sale now for the show starring Philly’s own Jazmine Sullivan Johnny Gill and Eric Roberson.
The All Stars of Hip Hop are coming to Atlantic City Sunday January 16th at the boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Big Daddy Kane, KRS1,Dougie Fresh, Slick Rick, Kwame, Uncle Luke, Special Ed, Roxanne Shante, Monie Love and more.
NBC is gearing up for Annie Live. Newcomer Celina Smith is playing Annie. Tariji P Henson, Harry Connick Jr and Titus Burgess also star. Annie Live debuts Dec. 2nd on NBC. Tariji is currently gracing the cover of Womens Health Magazine.
Oscar Winner Jamie Foxx is back with a book about how he was raised. The book was inspired by his grandmother who raised him ‘Act Like You Got Some Sense’ is dedicated to his daughters.
A Journal for Jordan the movie starring Michael B Jordan and Directed by Denzel Washington is set to hit theaters Christmas Day.
The TV series The Game is back. The newly revamped show will be seen on the Paramount Plus streaming network starting Nov. 11th. Wendy Raquel Robinson returns as Tasha Mack and Hosea Chazen is back as Malik. The Game originally aired on the CW Network and BET. All nine seasons are currently streaming on Paramount Plus.
Actor YaYa Abdul Mateen is teaming up with Actor Jake Gyllenhaal for the movie ‘Ambulance’ about the biggest Bank Heist in LA History. The movie is coming out next year.
Tracey Morgan is returning with a new season The Last O.G. on TBS on Tuesday night. Tiffany Haddish is not returning to the show. Haddish only signed on for three seasons and as the show enters its fourth season look for new additions including Philly Native Davine Joy Randolph (My name is Dolemite) Malik Yoba, Wood Harris, Anna Marie Horsford (Amen) and the Original Aunt Viv Actress Janet Hubert.
Singer Tina Turner has sold the publishing rights to her music, likeness and Image for 50 million dollars to BMG music. The 80 year old Turner is enjoying retirement.
Bobby Flay and The Food Network have parted ways after 27 years. Sources say Flay wanted a raise to the tune of 100 million dollars.
Actors Danny Glover and Samuel L Jackson will be given Honorary Oscars at next years Academy Awards in March. Will Packer (Think like a Man, Girls Trip) is producing the show.
Get ready for the ultimate Richard Pryor Collection! The comic legend passed away in 2005 but he remains the top comedy influencer today. Richard Pryor uncensored features 13 discs and 26 hours of raw uncensored Richard Pryor. Pryors widow Jennifer joined forces with Time Life to put together this collection which includes his short lived NBC Show, all four full length concert films, his late night TV appearances and the movie he produced and starred in JoJo Dancer.
The Charles Fuller play’ A Soldiers Story’recently won a Tony Award for best revival of a play and now a TV series based on the play is being produced by David Allen Grier, who also won a Tony award for his role in the Broadway revival.
Singer K Michelle is coming to Lifetime earlynext year with a documentary about her journey with plastic surgeries. My killer Body debuts in January.
Next years Superbowl halftime show will be paying homage to West Coast Rappers. Dr Dre, Kendrick Lamar, and Snoop Dog will be joined by Rapper Eminem and Singer Mary J Blige. The the Superbowl is set for Los Angeles Sunday Feb.13th and is being put together by Jay-Z and Pepsi.
Netflix is putting together a 5.4 million dollar scholarship in honor of the late Actor Chadwick Boseman at Howard University. Howard was Chadwicks alma mater and a theater department has been named in his honor. Chadwick starred in two Netflix films towards the end of his life Spike Lee’s ‘Da Five Bloods and ‘Ma Raineys Black Bottom.
Jesse Palmer will be hosting The Bachelor realityshow. Palmer is a former winner.
The popular NBC Drama Law & Order is coming back after 11 and a half years. Rumor has it Actor Anthony Anderson may be rejoining the cast once his show Blackish ends on ABC.
The new 50 Cents drama Black Mafia Family has been renewed for a second season the Starz Network.
The Whitney Houston Estate is joining forces with MAC Cosmetics for a new makeup line called The Whitney Houston Collection. It’s coming out next year to coincide with the Whitney Houston Movie. ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody. West Philly Native and Black Lightning star Nafessa Williams will be playing Houstons Longtime assistant and confidante Robyn Crawford.
The Joyful noise celebration is coming to the Liacouras Center New Years Day January 1st. Marvin Sapp, Ricky Dillard and the new G, The Clark Sisters, Le’Andria Johnson, and Charles Jenkins. Tickets are on sale now.
The Matrix 4 Ressurrection with Keanu Reeves hits theatres Dec 21st . Lawrence Fishburne will not be back as Morpheus. He is being replaced by Actor YaYa Abdul Mateen the 2nd who starred in the latest CandyMan movie.
Omar Epps and Michael Ealy are joining forces for the movie ‘The Devil You Know’. The movie also stars Glyn Turman and former football player Vaughn Hebron. The movie is about family, morality and Brotherhood.
The new Lee Daniels drama ‘Our Kind of People’ with Morris Chestnut, Joe Morton, YaYa Decosta and Lance Gross has debuted on Fox it airs Tuesday nights at 9PM on FOX. Daniels also has another show on ABC THE all Black Version of The Wonder Years Wednesday nights 8:30 on 6ABC
The movie ‘Vacation Friends with Jon Cena, Yvonne Orji and Lil Rel Howery broke records when it debuted on HULU a few weeks ago. The success of the movie is leading to a sequel with the cast called ‘Honeymoon Friends.
Good news for Singer Anita Baker and her Friends. Baker now owns all the masters to her music. She has signed a deal with Spotify for streaming and she is putting together a boxed set of her albums.
Stevie Wonder is working on his first Album in 16 years. Drummer Sheila E is joining him on the project. Wonder is also joining Sir Elton John on his new project ‘The Lockdown Sessions’
Iyanla van Zandt is joiningthe podcast world. The R spot is coming early next year.
Eddie Murphy will be teaming up with Actor Jonah Hill in a new movie by Kenya Barris. The comedy is about Clashing culturesand generational differences.
Zales Jewelers is going to be the exclusive retailer for the Serena Williams Jewelry line. The Tennis Sensation is excited about her line with prices ranging from 129 dollars to 10 Thousand dollars.
Devon Franklin and gospel sensation Kirk Franklin are joining forces for a new gospel drama on BET plus called ‘Kingdom Business’ . The 8 episode series will focus on the Gospel Music Industry thru the lenses of Faith, Love and Music.
The Legendary Freda Payne is ready to tell all. The 78 year old Singer best known for her song ‘band of Gold’ says she is holding nothing back as she spills the beans on her her short lived marriage to singer Gregory Abbott and her relationship with the late Edmund Sylvers. The Former lead Singer of the Sylvers family. Who died in 2004. The book is coming out in October. Payne has a new album out now ‘let there be Love’
Get ready for the return of The Exorcist. The 1973 Cult Classic that starred Linda Blair and Ellen Burston is getting a revamp this time starring Tony Award Winning Actor Leslie Odom Jr. from Hamilton Fame. Odom is a man who seeks out Ellyn Burston who is 88 now,to help him with his daughter who is possessed.
The man who started it all for Motown Berry Gordy is honored in December with a Kennedy Center Honor. Gordy 91 is in good company with Bette Midler and Joni Mitchell. The ceremony is taking place December 5th on CBS.
Director Jordan Peele who brought us the movies ‘Us’ and ‘Get Out’ is back to scare us again in his new movie ‘Nope’ starring Oscar Winner Daniel Kaluua and Keke Palmer. The movie is coming out July 22nd 2022.
Oscar Winner Viola Davis is set to all about her life. Her book ‘Finding Me’ will talk about her career, marriage and motherhood.
Actress Nicole Ari Parker has been added to the cast of the HBO MAX reboot of Sex and the City. She is playing a documentary Filmmaker. The reboot launches in December on HBO MAX.
Shonda Rhimes recently renewed her contract with Netflix. The new deal is worth 300 million dollars. Rhimes who created many hit shows for the ABC Network including Greys Anatomy and Scandal created Bridgerton for Netflix and the show became an instant hit around the world.
Get ready for the return of House Party. HBO MAX is bringing back the popular movie that starred Kid n Play, Martin Lawrence, The late Comedian Robin Harris and Tisha Campbell. Actor/Comedian Bill Bellamy is going to be in the HBO MAX Reboot.
Jada Pinkett Smith has signed to be in the Netflix movie Knives out 2. The murder mystery will also star Daniel Craug who is best known as James Bond. Singer Janelle Monae, Leslie Odom Jr. and Kate Hudson also round out the cast. The movie is coming out in 2022.
Madea is back! In his new deal with ‘Netflix’ Tyler Perry is bringing the popular character back in a new movie ‘A Madea Homecoming’. The movie is coming to Netflix next year.
Kelly Clarkson will be getting the coveted time left by Ellen Degeneres when she leaves her show next year.
Billy Porter the Tony and Emmy Winner is opening up about his private life. The openly Gay star of the FX series Pose recently revealed his battle with HIV. Porter has living with HIV for the past 15 years and he says he kept quiet about because he felt ashamed.Porter is now opening up he has a NETFLIX documentary coming out this Fall and a book coming out in late December.
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