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The founder of BET is launching another network.

RLJ Entertainment, created by BET founder Robert L. Johnson, is launching the Urban Movie Channel. The subscription-based digital channel will feature dramas, docs, comedies, and stage plays.

The channel’s library will include live stand-up performances by Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx, and Charlie Murphy; documentaries Dark Girls and I Ain’t Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac, and more. UMC will launch with a free trial period for subscribers through February 4, 2015.

Great news for Disney fans; now you can watch your favorite movies anytime and anywhere.

Walt Disney Studios and Google Play announced a new partnership to provide access to all its movies, including those from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel, from any device at any time. Now that Disney has deals with both Google and Apple, you can buy movies on iTunes and watch them on an Android device, as well as vice versa.

Disney is also including an offer for a free copy of Wreck-It Ralph for the connection of an account either through iTunes or Google Play.

Chris Rock is back to bringing the funny with his new film Top Five.

The upcoming American comedy film is directed and written by Chris Rock, and he stars in the film along with Rosario Dawson, Genevieve AngelsonRachel Feinstein, and Hayley Marie Norman.

Andre Allen is a comedian-turned-film-star who, despite the expectations of his millions of fans, is determined to reinvent himself as a “serious” actor. Although his latest pretentious historical film project is tanking, his upcoming television wedding to pretty popular reality star, Erica Long, is the biggest media event of the year.

The film opens worldwide on December 5th. Check out a clip above.

Kathy Griffin was never one to hold her tongue, now the comedian is confirming that E! offered her Joan RiversFashion Police position after she passed in September. Griffin revealed:

“They did offer it to me. I don’t know if the situation is correct at this time for me. Whatever they do, I really hope that they continue in the spirit of Joan’s work. She brought a fearlessness and a brand of humor into our homes that we really need.”

When Joan Rivers slipped into a coma a few months ago, rumors swirled that Griffin was a shoo-in to replace her. At the time, Griffin was furious about rumors that she was gunning for the Fashion Police job while Rivers was in a coma. She tweeted:

“It’s not true… I thought I’d heard it all, but that [rumor] hurts because it’s as far from the truth as you can get. I would never take Joan’s job.”

Maybe she’ll have a change of heart and join Guiliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne.

Annie is back!

Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything’s about to change when she meets the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx).

Check out the amazing clip above.

SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter, Mashable, Gossip Cop | PHOTO CREDIT: Youtube 

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