Previously scheduled to premiere April 24, Orion Pictures has announced its highly anticipated hidden-camera comedy, ‘Bad Trip,’ will now roll into theaters on April 17.

Directed by Kitao Sakurai, the film, which stars Eric André, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, and Michaela Conlin, was originally planned to be unveiled at SXSW 2020 before the Austin-based festival was canceled due to concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak.

Moving full steam ahead, the project – produced by Jeff Tremaine (‘Jackass,’ ‘Bad Grandpa’) –  has an updated trailer ahead of its new release date.

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While music award shows, individual artist concerts, and multiple concert festivals (i.e. SXSW, Coachella) are being suspended due to coronavirus fears (putting the music business in the position to lose billions in its wake), the music realm is certainly not the only branch of entertainment being rocked by fears of the disease (COVID-19).

After the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the outbreak a “pandemic” Wednesday (March 11), television production companies and shows took notice and action.

Like we reported here, ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ was among the first daytime series to announce intent to exercise safety by filming without an audience.  As that news made its rounds, a number of other top-rated talk shows – daytime and primetime – followed suit.

Look inside to see if your favorite show has opted in to audience-free taping:


As excitement builds for the March 20 premiere of Netflix’s ‘Self Made,’ a four-part limited series on the life of Madam CJ Walker, the star-studded cast invites viewers to look at creation of the project via a new behind the scenes video.

Toplined by Octavia Spencer, ‘Self Made’ also features other notable faces such as Blair Underwood, Tiffany Haddish, Bill Bellamy, Carmen Ejogo, Addie Munroe, Garrett Morris, and more.

The official description says:

Octavia Spencer stars as Madam C.J. Walker, the trailblazing African American haircare entrepreneur who was America’s first female self-made millionaire. Inspired by the book, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, written by Walker’s great-great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles, the Netflix original series brings the uplifting story of this cultural icon to the screen for the first time. Against all odds, Walker overcame post-slavery racial and gender biases, personal betrayals and business rivalries to build a ground-breaking brand that revolutionized Black haircare, as she simultaneously fought for social change.”

Look inside to learn about Walker’s enduring legacy and how Netflix is shining a spotlight on that story:


The Coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on Marvel’s production schedule.

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Nene Leakes says that she once caught her husband, Gregg Leakes, engaged in a digital dalliance with one of her employers.

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In what comes as a landmark victory for the #MeToo movement’s supporters and survivors, embattled Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison Wednesday (March 11).

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Floyd Mayweather‘s ex-girlfriend Josie Harris has passed away.

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With the world at large in a frenzied state of panic over the spread of the coronavirus, the entertainment industry is making adjustments.

From tour cancellations to festival postponements, companies are being forced to make swift decisions to minimize risk.

And The Wendy Williams Show is the latest.

Producers for the hit daytime talker have issued a statement sharing that Williams’ series will tape with an audience (her “co-hosts”) for the foreseeable.

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Disney hopes to cast a spell on movie fanatics with a ‘Hocus Pocus‘ sequel.

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Wendy Williams‘ feud with Nicki Minaj is set to intensify this week.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph is to star in a dramatic series set to scorch the world of television.

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As widely reported, Gayle King came under the fiercest of fires when a line of questioning about Kobe Bryant shortly after his death saw her fall foul of public favor.

Many found her probe into past allegations during an interview with Lisa Leslie insensitive; and it brought with it a wave of anger – from the public and celebrities alike. Especially Snoop Dogg, who did not hold back with his irritation.

Matters escalated when King revealed she had been receiving death threats in the wake of the drama, which she insisted was caused by questionable editing.

With the situation somewhat in rearview, she sat down with friend Oprah Winfrey during the last stop of the 2020 Vision Tour and opened up about the testing episode.

See what she had to say below…