In late 2019, multi-talented media maven Issa Rae set off a storm of criticism after news surfaced she was looking to reboot the 1996 F. Gary Gray film, ‘Set It Off.’
As the announcement earned thumbs down from many of the movie’s enthusiasts, one of its flick’s stars – Vivica A. Fox – joined the chorus slamming the reports when she said:
“It’s a classic, leave it alone. There’s absolutely no reason to try to redo it.”
Now, hot on the promo trail for her forthcoming film, ‘The Photograph’ (click here to see the trailer), Rae’s clearing up rumors of her intent to recreate the cult classic.
Disney‘s live-action remake of’ ‘Aladdin’ flew above all expectations last May and ended its theatrical run with a whopping $1 Billion at the global box office.
Now, it looks like the powerhouse studio are set to grant fans of the film their wish. For, a new report has revealed that the wheels are a-turning for a sequel.
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As young power players go, few boast the heat streak of Marsai Martin.
Indeed, beyond her roles on shows such as ‘Black-ish,’ the multi-talented star also became the youngest exec in showbiz when she – at 14 – executive produced ‘Little.’ A movie she also appeared in alongside Issa Rae and Regina Hall. It went on to gross $50 million at the box office (more than double its budget).
Hence, it was more than fitting when she was saluted at the Lexus Uptown Hollywood Honors recently.
That Grape Juice was on-hand at the star-studded event and caught up with Martin, who opened up about ‘Black-ish,’ her upcoming projects, and more.
Check out her chat with TGJ’s Shar Jossell above.
Following their violent Nicki Minaj-centred altercation at New York Fashion Week, Rah Ali and Cardi B remain at odds after one of Cardi’s closest friends allegedly threatened to attack Ali’s parents.
Disgusted, Ms. Ali used her platform on the internet to condemn the violent threat and call the girl who made it a “bum.”
Now, after Cardi took to Instagram to blast Rah’s suggestion that her friends are of the impoverished persuasion, the Reality TV royal struck back by accusing the ‘Press’ powerhouse of being too stupid to understand what she meant by the insult….and working with unethical media outlets to generate fake news stories designed to bamboozle the masses.
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Tiffany Haddish keeps the hilarity coming in ‘Like A Boss.’
The Paramount Pictures flick sees the comic team up with Rose Byrne. Together they star as best friends Mel and Mia – the entrepreneurial owners of a cosmetics company they’ve built from the ground up.
Naturally, chaos ensues when they learn they’re on the brink of financial ruin. And when an alluring offer of a buyout from ruthless cosmetics titan Claire Luna (played by Salma Hayek) arrives, the friendship and business is tested to its limit.
Already a hit in the US, the film lands in UK cinemas on February 21st.
Before then, we have an exclusive clip to share with…YOU!
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Despite offering many-a-jaw dropping moment from tongue-in-cheek tackling of social and political issues to shocking wins and upsets, the 92nd Academy Awards itself was far from a winner (on the ratings front).
Drawing a considerable drop in viewership from last year’s numbers, the nearly four-hour hostless affair pulled in even lower figures than its 2018 edition (which previously held the record for lowest views as we reported here).
Look inside to see just how many watched the annual spectacle:
Not even the combined girl power of hitmakers Megan Thee Stallion, Summer Walker, Normani, Halsey, Doja Cat, Saweetie, and more were enough to help DC’s ‘Birds of Prey’ soundtrack soar to the top of the Billboard 200, a feat evidenced by its predicted first week sales.
The project, released on February 7 to coincide with the premiere of the film of the same name, was preceded by singles Stallion & Normani’s ‘Diamonds,’ Saweetie’s ‘Sway with Me,’ and Doja Cat‘s ‘Boss B*tch’ – all of which failed to impact the Hot 100 (as of time reported). A demonstration of the lack of buzz accompanying the soundtrack, said absent anticipation was realized once industry analysts unveiled their sales forecast for the week’s top-selling efforts.
Unfortunately, ‘Prey’s companion album is not among them. Details inside: