Channing Tatum rejoins Jonah Hill and Ice Cube for another round of laughs and action via ’22 Jump Street’ – the sequel to the highly successful ’21 Jump Street’ film of 2012 (which topped $200 million worldwide).

The film is due in theaters June 13, 2014.

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Jennifer Lopez and Academy Award-nominated actress Viola Davis are set to star in ‘LILA & EVE’ – a Charles Stone directed thriller scheduled to begin shooting in January 2014.

Reports have it the film’s premise surrounds the story of two distraught mothers who team to avenge the deaths of their children after local authorities fail to find their murderers.

Described as “‘Thelma & Louise’ meets ‘Fight Club'”, as of time reporting, there is no official word on the film’s release date.

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The ‘R&B Divas’ franchise seems to be the gift that just keeps giving!

For after just announcing the addition of R&B beauties Latavia Roberson and Meelah (of 702) last month, news now surfaces that Grammy-winning songstress Chrisette Michele and Leela James will now be adding their names to the show’s roster.

This after news that Kelly Price and Dawn Robinson were too booked to return to the show’s sophomore season.As such, Michele and James will be joining the crew of returning members Claudette Ortiz, Lil’ Mo, Chanté Moore and Michel’le.

Congratulations ladies!

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After bidding adieu to ‘Hercules: The Legend Begins‘ and taking on the new title of ‘The Legend of Hercules’, Renny Harlin’s forthcoming flick telling the tale of the Greek hero has birthed a brand new trailer today!

Hitting theatres on January 10th, the movie will arrive courtesy of Summit Entertainment and stars Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss and Liam McIntyre– formerly of Starz’ hit series ‘Spartacus.’

Hit the play button to peep its second trailer above!

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After smashing the box office with last year’s ‘A Haunted House’, Marlon Wayans returns with its aptly titled sequel ‘A Haunted House 2’ (due 2014).

Check out the newly released trailer above.

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Things have certainly been looking up for former Destiny’s Child starlet Latavia Roberson.  After kicking the year off with news of a reality show and book, now reports have surfaced indicating the songstress is the latest addition to TV One’s top-rated ‘R&B Divas: Atlanta’.

Joining fellow newcomer Meelah of 702, Roberson will fill out the season 3 cast of the show alongside Syleena Johnson, Keke Wyatt, Monifah, and Angie Stone.  But, two faces fans shouldn’t expect to see aboard the next season are those of Nicci Gilbert‘s and Xscape singer Latocha Scott.

Via our friends at S2Smagazine:

“…[Gilbert’s] not totally done with “R&B Divas.” She pointed out, “I’m still getting a check as a producer, so please, tune into R&B Divas!”
According to TheJasmineBrand.com, Nicci is working on a spin-off for next year!”

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The news follows reports that both editions of ‘R&B Divas’ (Atlanta and Los Angeles) have been renewed for new episodes.

 

 

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The past weekend saw the opening of ‘The Best Man Holiday’ (Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut) – the long awaited sequel to the hit film ‘The Best Man’ – wow critics and audiences alike.

Raking in over $30 million for its premiere weekend, the showing at the box office surpassed expectations in a grand way.  So much so, apparently, that Universal Studios is already in talk with the film’s director Malcolm D. Lee to write and direct another installment of the hit romantic comedy.

While the negotiations are just “in talks” right now, word has it the follow-up would be expected much sooner than the 14-year gap between parts 1 and 2 of the film.  No word on if all members of the cast can be expected for the next installment.

 

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There are multiple ways to “win” and ‘The Best Man Holiday’ is achieving many of them – ironically without hitting #1 on the charts.

Despite being blocked from the top spot by the omnipotent ‘Thor: The Dark World’, the Malcolm D. Lee movie (which hit #2) is this week’s hottest topic after grossing a whopping $30.6 Million in the US during its opening weekend (November 15th-17th).

A major success on the merit of those numbers alone, its blockbuster status is cemented by the fact that it cost just $17 Million to make – meaning that the film almost doubled its production cost immediately.

Qualitatively, the dramedy echoes the message ‘Think Like A Man’ sent to Hollywood big wigs last year year:  Black audiences do support Black movies when they’re: a) well written, acted, produced, and promoted and b) aren’t stereotypical re-hashes that reek of blaxploitation.

‘Holiday, which serves as the sequel to 1999’s ‘The Best Man’, reunites the entire cast of the first film which includes Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, Regina Hall, and Sanaa Lathan. The narrative of the latest instalment sees the college friends reunite over the Christmas holidays after 15 years apart. As audiences are learning, the crew quickly discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited. {Source}

Check out That Grape Juice TV’s recent interview with the cast…

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