biopic

Since news broke last year that Lee Daniels was directing a Richard Pryor biopic, fans were excited to see who would play the beloved comedian. Nick Cannon went public with his desire for the role, going so far as to grow out his afro and beard to resemble Pryor’s. Although Mike Epps was ultimately chosen for […]

The 2015 Grammy Awards had a lot of memorable performances. One in particular was Pharrell’s “Happy,” in which he donned a bellman’s uniform and became the butt of online jokes. One joke by Scrubs star Zach Braff was deemed super offensive. Braff jokingly shared a side-by-side picture of Pharrell and a flying monkey from The Wizard […]

Mike Epps will star as Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic about his life, and now the late comedian’s widow is dishing on why Epps was the perfect choice for the role. In a recent interview with Madame Noire, Jennifer Lee Pryor had this to say: I think Mike has a rawness about him that […]

Yaya DaCosta did an amazing job while playing her role as Whitney Houston in the biopic that premiered on Lifetime last night, and many wonder how she was able to capture the voice and mannerisms of the late singer. She told People Magazine of tapping into the role: “I initially wanted to become her exactly. I was […]

The wait for the highly anticipated NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton is almost over. Although the official high quality trailer for the F. Gary Gray-directed film hasn’t yet been released, Ice Cube, a producer on the film, shared it with fans at a concert in Sydney a few weeks ago. Judging by the grainy video, the film is […]

Mike Epps has made his return to the stage and he wants you to come out and laugh harder than you ever have before. The funny man is back touring again with his hilarious stand up set; the Mike Epps After Dark Tour. If you loved him as Dae Dae in the Friday franchise or in […]

If you’re a Whitney fan, you’re probably feeling very anxious about the upcoming Whitney Houston movie that Lifetime is working on, but don’t worry just yet. Although the network completely bombed their Aaliyah biopic last month, they seem to have learned their lesson in the trailer for the legendary singer’s story. There were a lot of mistakes made […]

The cast of the upcoming film Suicide Squad has been announced, and you won’t be disappointed. According to E! Online, Jared Leto is slated to play The Joker in the adaptation of the popular DC comic book, while Will Smith has landed the part of Deadshot. Tom Hardy has been named as the role of Rick Flagg, and the beautiful Margot […]

That Aaliyah reign just won’t let up! After fans, and Timbaland, were vocal about being displeased about the singer’s Lifetime biopic, the social media backlash ensued. Not only were memes created attacking Lifetime for its poor casting decisions, but the film’s producer, Wendy Williams, was the main target of the scrutiny. Many wondered what Wendy would have to […]

I want to take this time to thank Wendy Williams and the folks at Lifetime for making the “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B” movie. It was horrible, the acting was barely (Donna Goudeau voice) average, the script was blah, and the casting was just awful. But all of this is a good thing..apparently. Good enough that Wendy […]

The first poster for Chris Rock’s latest film, Top Five, is hot off the presses and we’ve got your first look. The comedy stars Rock as Andre Allen, a comedian afraid he’s losing his touch. Co-starring alongside the legendary funny-man are Rosario Dawson, Tracy Morgan, J.B. Smoove, Michael Che, Kevin Hart, and many more. Top Five is slated to […]

The controversial Aaliyah biopic, which the R&B singer’s family vowed to try and stop, has been given an official release date. Lifetime announced this morning that Aaliyah: Princess of R&B will air Saturday, November 15. The film, which was originally slated to star Zendaya Coleman, has since replaced the young actress with Nickelodeon star Alexandra […]