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HBO's L.A. Lakers drama series casts Mike Epps to portray Richard Pryor.

Ever since Quincy Jones‘ Vulture interview set the Internet ablaze, folks have been fact checking the music legend’s surprising statements. One particular story caused major discussion when Quincy suggested actor Marlon Brando had sex with Richard Pryor.  Richard’s widow, Jennifer Lee, even confirmed the statement as true. However, now Richard’s daughter — fellow comedian Rain Pryor — is […]

It’s been over two weeks since Beyoncé released her surprise visual album Lemonade, and now, tennis star Serena Williams is sharing how she got involved in the project. “I have known the director since I was like nine years old. I know Beyoncé pretty well, so they were like, ‘We would love for you to be […]

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Empire star Taraji P. Henson has inked a deal for her next major project. Henson will play the role of Richard Pryor’s mother in a Lee Daniels-produced biopic.

In front of a crowd as racially mixed as her heritage, Rain Pryor sang, danced, and joked her way through her cabaret-style one-woman show, Fried Chicken and Latkes, at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre in Harlem last night. Directed by Kamilah Forbes, Fried Chicken and Latkes is an autobiographical play celebrating the culture […]

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 […]

Big Sean‘s reign of success continues on. The rapper made an announcement on MTV’s official Snapchat account, stating that he will be performing at the Woodie Awards on March 25. Ariana Grande’s better half, who is fresh off a super successful listening party, will be one of many performances at the show. According to MTV: Kicking off […]

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 […]

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 […]

Earlier this week rumors were swirling that Richard Pryor was the latest celebrity to be memorialized with his very own biopic. The rumors were only fueled by a photo uploaded to Instagram by Nick Cannon. The black and white photo showed a side-by-side of Pryor before his death and Cannon at present, but it was the […]