Hot news 34 Sept 1st, 2023
At the movies this week it’s Denzel Washington in ‘The Equalizer 3
We Remember Television Icon and Game Show Host Bob Barker. Barker died over the weekend at the age of 99. Barker was the host of the popular Game show The Price is right for 35 years. He retired in 2007. Barker was also an Animal advocate.
Saturday Sept. 2nd Patty Jackson Party in the Park. With The Whispers, The Chi Lites, Heatwave, Zapp at the Dell Music Center 33rd and Ridge
Sunday Sept. 3rd Lady B’s Basement Party McLyte, Kool Moe Dee, Stetsasonic, The Force Md’s at the Dell Music center 33rd and Ridge.
Power Book 3 raising Kanan returns for Season 3 this weekend on STARZ
Upcoming concerts at the Met Broad and Poplar include Janelle Monet September 18th and Patti Labelle Saturday December 9th
Other upcoming shows include Neyo, Robin Thicke, and Mario at The Mann Sept. 17th
Fantasia and Joe are also coming to the Mann Sunday September 24th
The Atlantic City Comedy festival is happening October 7th and 8th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City with Sommore, Bill Bellamy, Earthquake, Bruce Bruce and Don DC Curry to name a few.
Vacation Friends 2 starts streaming on the HULU Network this weekend. The popular comedy stars Lil Rel Howery, Yvonne Orji, Jon Cena, and Meredith Hagler.
Get ready for After 7 they are coming to the Dell Music Center Sunday Sept. 10 for a celebration of Block captains. Singer Levelle is also performing.
After 7 is also joining Jeffrey Osborne for a night of love Saturday December 2nd at Caesars in Atlantic City.
Get ready for Ashanti and Cedric The Entertainer in the wedding comedy ‘The Plus One’ in theaters Sept. 21 and Digital Oct. 3rd
Jamie Foxx will be playing God in the movie ‘Not just Another Church Movie’ the movie will aslo feature Vivica Fox, Tisha Campbell and Jasmine Guy.
Kountry Wayne is coming to Netflix with his first Netflix Comedy special A Womans Prayer Sept. 19th also get ready for the Bad Girl of Comedy Luenell her Netflix special is coming Sept. 26th.
Get ready for the reunion of Raphael Saddiq and Toni Tone Toni. Thursday Sept. 28th at The Met Broad and Poplar.
Lauren Hill is coming to Philly at The Wells Fargo Center October 23rd.Good Burner 2 with Keenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell will start streaming this Fall on Paramount Plus.
The Marvin Gaye Estate will be releasing a 50th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set of the classic LP Let’s Get it On. The box set will also include 20 never before songs
Upcoming concerts at the Met Broad and Poplar include Janelle Monet September 18th and Patti Labelle Saturday December 9th
The Wiz is returning to Broadway. Singer Avery Wilson who was season 3 of the Voice will be laying the scarecrow. Singer Deborah Cox is playing Glenda the good Witch and Wayne Brady is playing oz. Kandi Burruss of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is producing the show along with her husband Todd. Singer Nichelle Lewis a Singer and Songwriter from Virginia will be playing Dorothy. She was discovered on Tik Tok .The revival hits Broadway next Spring.
Patti Labelle has introduced a new line of Sweet Potatoe Cookie. We already know about the Pies, now she's got the cookies available at Walmart.
Rapper Biz Markie best known for the songs Nobody Beats the Biz, and Just a friend is the subject of a new documentary on Showtime. All in the Biz was produced by his late wife . Biz Markie passed away two years ago. He was 57 years ago.
Tracey Morgan the SNL Alum, Actor and Comedienne is back with a new HBO MAX comedy special. ‘Taking it too Far’ is streaming now.
After a major health scare Madonna is back on track with her Celebration Tour. Madonna is celebrating 40 Years in show business and she’s coming to the Wells Fargo Center Jan. 25th 2024.
The Fast Furious 10 will start streaming on the Peacock network Sept. 15
Saturday Sept. 9th Gregory Porter, Leela James and Jeff Bradshaw. At The Dell Center 33rd and Ridge
Sunday Sept. 10th The City is celebrating Block Captains with a concert featuring After 7 and Levelle at The Dell Music Center.
Saturday Sept. 16th Atlantic City Jazz Festival with Will Downing, Jeanette Harris and Boney James at Oceans Casino in Atlantic City.
Changes are coming to your favorite Talk Shows. Sherri Shephard is bringing in new Producers for her Season Number 2 and Jennifer Hudson is doing the same on her show for its second season. Kelly Clarkson is moving her show from Los Angeles to New York. And Tamron Hall is moving to Afternoons on 6ABC. The Tamron Hall Show will now air at 2pm starting September 5th replacing the Rachel Ray Show which has ended.
Jalen Hurts Eagles Quarterback has joined the Jordan Brand as a new ambassador.
At the Movie it’s the Chris Spencer movie’ Back on the Strip’ with Wesley Snipes, Tiffany Haddish, Gary Owens, Faizon Love, Bil Bellamy and JB Smooth. The movie is about Black Male strippers who were hot back in the day and the chocolate drops want to make a comeback.
Essence Magazine is going to be celebrated on the OWN Network. a five-part docuseries The Time of Essence is streaming on the OWN Network celebrating 50 years of breaking culture.
LL Cool J will be teaming up with Ice T For a new A&E Series the hunt for Hip Hop Treasures and memorabilia. The show is streaming now. Another show streaming on the A&E Network is Anthony Anderson and Cedric The Entertainer in the Kings of BBQ. The show will feature BBQ Chefs, Pitmasters, and everyday BBQ experts
Comedian Deon Cole is coming to Philly at the Met Broad and Poplar. Saturday September 16th
Comedian and Actor Chris Tucker is also coming to the Met October 18th.
Congrats to Singer and Broadway Sensation Melba Moore who recently got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Congrats to Singer Rihanna and her boyfriend Rapper A$AP Rocky they have welcomed their Second Child a little boy.
Questlove of the Roots and Jimmy Fallon show is coming out with a book commemorating to 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop. The Oscar Winner is releasing the book Hip Hop is History next year...his account of HipHop.
The Supermodels of the 90’s are gracing the cover of September Vogue Magazine. Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell.
The movie Barbie has already made a Billion Dollars at the Box office. This Fall the movie will start streaming on Prime Video.
Spiderman across the Spiderverse is now available on Video on DEMAND
As the Actors and Writers strike continues to go on we are beginning to see the casualties. The Emmy Awards are being postponed until next year. Major movies due to come out this year Dune, Color Purple Movie Musical I hear these projects may be put off until next year because they want to Actors to promote their movies, but they can’t because of the strike.
Starring Hailey Bailey.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid starring Halle Bailey is now available for screening on Prime Video.
Ladies First A Story of Women in Hop is streaming on Netflix. This is the year that Hip Hop celebrates it’s 50th Anniversary. The special features Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Da Brat, Latto, Remy Ma and Roxanne Chante to name a few. The Netflix special is airing now.
The Golden State Warriors Steph Curry is the subject of the Documentary ‘Underrated’. It takes a look at his incredible career where he was always the underdog.
The LA Lakers Dynasty is the subject of the HBO Series ‘Winning Time’. The second season focuses on the rivalry between the Lakers and Boston Celtics with Larry Bird. The Lakers Dynasty focuses on the years of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Norm Nixon.
Get ready for Bad Boys 4 with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence hitting Theatres June 24th 2024
Tony Award Winner and Philly Native Leslie Odom Jr. Has teamed up with his wife Nicollette for a new Childrens book ‘’I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know. They are the parents of two young children aged 2 and 6. He is also returning to Broadway in the musical ‘Purlie Victorious” This Fall in Late October and in October just in time for Halloween he is starring in the Exorcist movie Believe.
Kevin Hart has unveiled Season 3 of his Hart to hart talk show. Season three will
feature Sofia Vergas, The Rock, Will Smith, Will Ferrell and Issa Rae. In other Kevin Hart news he is teaming up with BET to bring back Comic View. Mike Epps is going to be the Host of the Show. Hart is also topping the New York Times best sellers list with his new book ‘It will all work out.’
Just in time for the Holidays Beyonce will be unveiling a new perfume.
Rapper/Actor/ Entrepreneur Snoop Dogg says get ready for a new movie about his life . The Hip Hop Icon is coming out with a cookbook in the Fall, His new line of Ice Cream has launched in Walmart Stores and his Doggy Style Record Label is making noise with his latest artist. October London is topping the charts with his album ‘The Rebirth of Marvin’ The first single is a song called ‘Back to your Place.’ And yes he sounds a lot like Marvin Gaye.
Jamie Foxx speaks! Almost four months since his medical emergency Jamie Foxx opens up about what happened to him and even though he never described his medical emergency he credits his sister and Daughter for saving his life and keep his privacy. The 55-year-old Oscar Winner admitted in his video he didn’t want his fans to see him in a state of distress with tubes coming out him. There is no timetable regarding his return to work, he still undergoing therapy, but he is currently starring in the no.1 movie on Netflix ‘They Cloned Tyrone, the movie is a psychological comedy suspense. The movie also stars John Boyega and Teyonah Paris. I really enjoyed this movie. Foxx is hysterical. He’s also producing a documentary based on the life of Luther Vandross as well as a new game show with his daughter.
The Blackening, the horror movie for the Culture is now streaming on Prime video.
Michelle Butteau the actress and comedian best known for the First Wives Club on BET PLUS is currently starring on the hottest series on Netflix. Survival of the Thickest is the story of Butteau a new single Woman on the loose in the big city.
West Phila Native Colman Domingo is starring in the new movie ‘Bayard’ Bayard Rustin was very instrumental part of the 1963 March on Washington. He was a close advisor to Dr. King but his role in the civil rights movement was pushed aside because he was an openly Gay Man. He fought for equality and human rights and now his story is finally being told. The movie also stars Chris Rock, Glynn Turman and Audra McDonald the movie hits theaters on Nov 3rd and will starts streaming on Netflix November 17th.
The ABC Network is unveiling The Golden Bachelor this Fall. 71 year old Jerry Turner is the Bachelor looking for love. Turner says he is a hopeless romantic and he says he ready for love after the 2017 death of his wife. Turner says it is never too late to fall in love.
Singer Dionne Warwick is coming out with a new book next year What the world needs now: Messages of love and Hope (but no advice cause no one listens anyway) the book will include heartfelt, humorous, and wisdom filled stories Dionne’s personal and Professional life alongside Positive affirmation and classic Dionne-Isms.
Dionne Warwick is receiving a Kennedy Center Honor later this year celebrating 60 years in show business
On Netflix it's the documentary on the 80’s pop duo WHAM! George Michael and Andrew Ridgely made up the popular British duo. George Michael died in 2016.
Jada Pinkett Smith is ready to tell all. Her new autobiography ‘Worthy’ is coming out this Fall. The book promises to lift off the Lid off of one Hollywood's most controversial couples Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. The book will talk about the open marriage, the entanglement Jada had with her son’s friend, the Oscar Slap. The couple have been married for 26 years and Jada says it’s time to back the narrative about her life. The book will also touch on her suicide attempt in the beginning of her career, a nervous breakdown, heavy drinking and her Mom's addiction to Heroin. Jada who is known for the movies Matrix, Girls Trip, set it Off and The Nutty Professor is ready set the record straight.
Ryan Seacrest has been named the new host of Wheel of Fortune replacing Pat Sajak who is retiring after next year. The big question now is Vanna White going to stay. She recently admitted to not having a raise in 18 years. And now she wants more money.
Also Congrats to Sheryl Lee Ralph next year she is getting a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. The class of 2024 inductees includes the late Actor Chadwick Boseman, Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, recent Oscar Winner Michelle Yeoh, Eugene Levy, Kerry Washington, Toni Braxton, Brandy, Dr Dre, Gwen Stefani, The late Otis Redding, Carl Weather.
The Reunion tour is coming to Philly! Kirk Franklin, David and Tamela Mann, Israel Haughton, The Clark Sisters, Tye Tribbett, The Family, Gods Property, New Breed. Saturday October 14th at The Wells Fargo Center.
The 46th annual Kennedy Center Honors is happening December 3rd and this years honorees include Queen Latifah, Dionne Warwick, Barry Gibb, Actor Comedian Billy Crystal and Soprano Singer Renee Fleming. The show will air on CBS and Paramount Plus. 2017 Kennedy Center Honoree Gloria Estefan is hosting.
Actress Nia Long is ready tell all in a new book about her life. The book will cover her career the movies, Love Jones, Best Man, Boyz in the Hood and Fresh Prince. The 52-year-old will also talk about her love life and how her family was almost destroyed by the Ime Udoka Scandal. Udoka was the head coach of the Boston Celtics when he was exposed for having an affair with one of the executives' wives on the Boston Celtics. He is now the Head Coach of the Houston Rockets.
The Grammy Awards are adding some new categories next year Best African Performance, Best Pop Dance Performance and Best Jazz Alternative Performance.
Get ready for the return of Bruno Mars. He’s working on an album and a new tour for2024
Dwayne The Rock Johnson has signed on for another Fast and Furious spinoff featuring his character, Luke Hobbs. Meanwhile Fast and Furious 10 part two is set 2025 release.
The Milli Vanilli story is coming to Paramount Plus. In 1989 Rob and Fab rose to the top of The Charts as Milli Vanilli with the song ‘Girl you Know It’s True. The song sold over 30 million copies then it was discovered Rob and Fab weren’t the original singers. They were stripped of their Grammy Awards and their music career ended. The movie is coming to Paramount Plus later this year.
The trailer was released this week for the color Purple. This is not your mama’s Color Purple. The Color Purple Movie Musical has added some new cast members Singer Ciara, Actor Lou Gossett Jr, David Allen Grier, Gospel Music Singer Tamela Mann Actor/Comedian Deon Cole and just added acclaimed Actress Anjanue Ellis. Fantasia is starring in the role made famous by Whoopi Goldberg ‘Celie. Tariji P Henson, Danielle Brooks , Philly Native Coleman Domingo playing the role of Mister made famous by Actor Danny Glover. Also, in the cast Corey Hawkins Singers H.E.R. and Halle Bailey. The movie is being produced by Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, and Steven Spielberg and is being directed by Blitz Bazawule. The movie is coming out Christmas Day .Grammy Winner Jon Batiste has also recently joined the cast.
Jimmy Fallon of Tonight show fame has a new show on NBC. The show called ‘That’s My Jam’ and season number 3 has just been guaranteed. celebrities competing in musical and dance inspired games. The variety show will also feature Philly Natives Musician Adam Blackstone and DJ Aktive.
Janet Jackson says she’s ready for a movie to be made about her life. It would start from her life as a child star, her TV Years, teen stardom and breaking away from her dad and taking Control of her life with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Janet Jackson is preparing another documentary about her life for Lifetime/A&E Network. ‘Family First’ will take viewers behind the scenes of her new tour ‘Together Again. Janet is celebrating her 50th Anniversary in show business and her brother Randy is producing this documentary.
Congratulations to the class of 2023 going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Missy Elliott, George Michael, Country great Willie Nelson, Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, DJ Kool Herc the Father of Hip Hop. Chaka Khan, Don Cornelius and longtime Elton John Collaborator Bernie Taupin. Ceremonies take place in November.
Can Gayle King and Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley save the CNN Network. Starting this Fall, we will find out with the King Charles show. A weekly Wednesday Night Primetime show that will air at 9PM.
I am now part of the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame. My bronze plague is on Broad Street. Broad and Pine in front of The University of The Arts.
Samuel L Jackson will be starring in the Netflix movie ‘The Piana Lesson’ based on the August Wilson play. Denzel Washinton is producing the Netflix adaptation. He's making this a family affair. His son Malcolm is directing. His daughter Katia is one of the Executive Producers and his son John David Washinton is joining the production fresh from his role on Broadway. The movie also stars Danielle Deadwyler (Til) Corey Hawkins (Color Purple)
Morris Chestnut has joined the cast of the Hulu series Reasonable Doubt. Chestnut will play a defense attorney at odds with series star Emayatzy Corinealdi.
Singer Will Downing is opening about Mental Health and Suicide on his latest project Til we Meet Again. Earlier this year Downing lost his 31-year daughter to suicide. He says he wants to message of Hope to others who may be dealing with mental illness and suicide.
Basketball Star Brittney Griner is ready to tell all in a new book about her life including the tumultuous events of 202 that both reshaped her life and captured the world’s attention. Griner's arrest in Moscow, her detention, trial and imprisonment in Russia. She will describe the personal turmoil of her 10-month ordeal. She will also discuss pay inequity, the low salaries of the WNBA Players which forces many to play sports overseas to survive. The untitled book is due out next year.
Actress Sanaa Lathan is joining Season the Hit HBO Show Curb your Enthusiasm. The Show stars Larry David and JB Smoove. One of the funniest shows on TV. No word on what character Lathan would play.
Avatar the way of Water is streaming on now on digital platforms
Bridgerton Star Rege Jean Page has been tapped to play Muhammad Ali in a new Peacock Miniseries chronicling 8 major events in the boxing greats career.
Judge Greg Mathis is joining The Byron Allen TV Network with a new court show Judge Mathis debuts this Fall.
The Michael Jackson movie has found their Michael. Jermaine Jackson son Jaafar Jackson will be playing his famous Uncle. The Michael Jackson movie ‘Michael' is being directed by Antoine Fugua. He recently did Emancipation with Will Smith. And the movies the Equalizer and Training Day with Denzel Washington.
Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever is streaming on Disney PLUS.
Diddy is working on a new reality show Diddy plus 7 with all his children including
the new baby. The show will be airing on HULU.
Tyler Perrys next project for NETFLIX will be a World War 2 drama about the only black female led World War 2 battalion. This is the true story of the 855 women who were able to connect 17 million American soldiers with their families. The cast of the movie includes Kerry Washington who is also the Executive Producer of the project. Oprah Winfrey and Susan Sarandon are also part of the cast. . Production will start soon on the movie SIX TRIPLE 8. Tyler Perry is also teaming up with Singer and Actress Kelly Rowland for a new Netflix movie.
The Godfather of Harlem with Forest Whitaker has returned for a 3rd season on the EPIX/MGMPLUS Channel.
The man behind The Marvel Classics Spiderman, Black Panther, The Avengers, The X-MEN ,The Hulk and Fantastic four Stan Lee is going to be the subject of a new documentary that will air on Disney Plus next year.
BMF Black Mafia Family has returned to the Starz network. This season will feature Leslie Jones, Monique, Snoop Dog and LaLa Anthony. The story is set in Detroit, the true story of Detroit brothers Demetrius and Terry Flenory who became powerful figures in a multi-state drug and money laundering organization. Black Mafia Family has already been renewed for a third season. Rapper Two Chains and Singer Neyo are joining the cast for the new season.
Top Gun Maverick is streaming on Paramount Plus.
Former Eagle Quarterback Michael Vick is working on a docuseries about Black Quarterbacks.
The Wiz is coming back to Broadway in 2024. Comedienne and Writer Amber Ruffin will be giving the show an updated twist.
Get ready for the Bob Marley story. Bob Marley died in 1981 at the age of 36 from Cancer. Marley was a pioneer of Reggae, ska and Rock Reggae. Actor Kingsley Ben Adir who played Malcolm X in the movie One Night in Miami is playing the Reggae Great. The movie is being directed by Renaldo Marcus Green who directed the movie ‘King Richard. Marley left behind a legacy of music including the classics ‘Could you be loved, One Love, Jammin, to name a few. Marley was an artist and activist. The movie is being supported by the Marley Family and it’s coming out January 12th, 2024.
Anita Baker is coming to Atlantic City later this year. Tickets are on sale now for her show Friday November 23rd 2023 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.
The Mike Epps, Wanda Sykes Netflix comedy The Upshaw's has been renewed for a third season. It is airing now on Netflix.
Get ready for more of the Wayans Family. Damon Wayans Sr and Damon Wayan Jr. The Father and Son are teaming up for a new comedy show on CBS. HBO is making a documentary about the STAX music label founded by Al Bell. The documentary will focus on the stars of the label including Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T’s and The MG’s The Emotions, Isaac Hayes and the Stape Singers.
The Life story of Sammy Davis Jr is coming to HULU. The eight-episode series will be produced by Lee Daniels. In Black and White the Life of Sammy Davis jr will feature his life from a vaudeville child star to one of the most famous African American Entertainers during the 50’s and 60’s. Actor Eiljah Kelly best known as playing Ricky Bell from the BET New Edition series is playing Sammy Davis Jr. The series will cover the moments in his life from the car crash that made him lose his eye, the controversial affairs with his white co-stars, converting to Judaism , Being a part of the famous Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. His involvement with politics from the Kennedys to Nixon. The series will also deal with his battles involving Drugs and Alcohol.
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