Back in March of this year, Eddie Murphy's Twitter account tweeted what appeared to be a teaser for a possible sequel to Coming To America. Shortly after sending it, the entire account was deleted leaving many to wonder was Eddie hacked. When asked about the tweet, the comedian said he wasn't aware of it and had no plans of making a sequel.
Fast forward six months to September and we learn today (September 29) that there is indeed a Coming To America sequel coming, and Eddie Murphy may be involved.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that after 30 years the sequel is being made. Jonathan Levine was brought on as director with “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris rewriting the script. Eddie is said to be involved but it is unclear if a deal has been put in place for him to star in the movie.
The idea of “Coming to America 2” had long been an idea over at Paramount, but it was only finalized this spring, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Kylie Jenner, the youngest of Kim Kardashian West's sisters, is reportedly pregnant. According to TMZ, who broke the story, Kylie began telling friends that she and boyfriend Travis Scott were expecting earlier this month at the Day N Night Fest in Anaheim, CA.
Sources also say that Scott has been telling friends too, saying that his life is about to change and even rumors that he knows they are having a baby girl.
Kylie and Travis have been together since April.
October is almost here and that means that it's almost time for another monthly change of what's available to stream on Netflix. The biggest thing coming to Netflix in October is also the strangest as season 2 of "Stranger Things" is set to debut on Oct. 27. Other big additions to next months lineup include movies like "Tommy Boy", "Boogie Nights", “Donnie Darko”, “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood” and “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby." New shows include “LEGO: City” (Season 1), “The Fosters” (Season 5) and “Schitt’s Creek” (Season 3).
Leaving Netflix next month will be many popular shows and movies like “30 Rock” (Seasons 1 - 7), “Friday Night Lights” (Seasons 1 - 5), “Big Daddy”, “Happy Feet”, “Malcolm in the Middle” (Seasons 1 - 7), “Mulholland Dr.”, “Family Guy” (Seasons 9 - 14), “The Wonder Years” (Seasons 1 - 6) and “The Bernie Mac Show” (Seasons 1 - 5) among others.
The full list of what's coming and leaving Netflix is below.
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Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to play the iconic Laurie Strode in the “Halloween” franchise. Universal Pictures is planning to release what they are calling the final film in the "Halloween" franchise. The new movie is set for an Oct. 19, 2018 release date.
In the new movie, Curtis’ character will have a final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
The new film will have quite a crew behind it. John Carpenter, who directed the original film, will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining leading horror producer Jason Blum, who’s behind “Get Out,” “Split,” and “The Purge” and “Paranormal Activity” franchises. David Gordon Green is directing from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride. Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Green’s directing credits include “Pineapple Express” and “Our Brand Is Crisis."
Curtis also played Laurie Strode in “Halloween II” (1981), “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” (1998) and “Halloween: Resurrection” (2002). She tweeted about her return on Friday.
Sunday night (September 10) the place to be was definitely Beverly Hills as the Beverly Hilton played host to an event 25 years in the making, the 25th Anniversary Show for Def Comedy Jam.
Def Comedy Jam 25 brought together many of the big stars that made the late night comedy show great. The guest list included Bill Bellamy, Dave Chappelle, D. L. Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer, Steve Harvey, Tiffany Haddish, Tracy Morgan, Martin Lawerence and more. Also a part of the show was the long running DJ for the series, Kid Capri. Executive producers Stan Lathan, Russell Simmons, Jesse Collins and Sandy Wernick were also present.
The comedy event will available to view at home starting September 26 exclusively on Netflix.
Alert the presses! The beautiful Sanaa Lathan has chopped it all off, her hair that is! Before you start freaking out let me tell you she looks just as beautiful! She took to Instagram today to do the, in her words, “reveal”, mentioning how light she feels and captioned it with #nappilyeverafter.
Sanaa is best known for her roles in Brown sugar and Love & Basketball but a quick search of her IMDB page revealed that she is currently filming a movie titled the same as the # she used for captioning the photo. The shocking reveal is likely to drum up some, ahem, "buzz" about the movie. The movie will be a film adaptation of the book Nappily Ever After, written by Trisha Thomas where Sana is set to play the title character, Violet. According to Variety Magazine, the film will be featured on Netflix.
Well Miss Sanaa Lathan, hair or no hair, you are looking just as beautiful as ever.
Congrats are in order for Saturday Night Live's Kenan Thompson. With the start of the 43rd season of the sketch comedy show, Thompson will become the series longest-running cast member. Thompson has been with the show for 14 years and will soon surpass Darrell Hammond who was with the show from 1995 to 2009.
Along with his SNL milestone, Kenan is working on a new show called Skoogle. The show will be based on the same premise as the show that introduced him to the world of entertainment, Nickelodeon's All That.
“We pitched it around so we’re trying to have someone make a deal for it. It’s still in the air, but it looks like it’s going to land pretty strong so we’ll find out what’s going on with that in the next couple weeks,” Kenan told CBS. “It’s going to be similar to ‘All That’: a bunch of sketches and musical guests."
SNL’s season 43 premieres on Sept. 30 with guest host Ryan Gosling and performer JAY-Z.
The Geek Chic Lifestyle Brand Goes to Crowdfunding for Catalog Expansion
On September 8th, 2017, Nerd Boss LLC will launch a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to fund a new line of geek chic apparel and merchandise featuring their flagship Nerd Boss lifestyle brand. Nerd Boss LLC has successfully sold Nerd Boss products at comic conventions all around the country and through various online storefronts.
“We’ve taken Nerd Boss as far as we can by ourselves,” said Nerd Boss LLC Founder & CEO Shon Bury. “Our hope with this Kickstarter is to finally bring Nerd Boss to the larger nerd and pop culture community.”
The campaign includes a variety of Nerd Boss apparel and merchandise that backers can receive before anyone else. These include: t-shirts, hoodies, beanies, nail files, leggings, cosmetic bags, and other premium items. Retailers will also be able to back the campaign and sell these items at their storefronts.
The products have been sourced and designed by Nerd Boss LLC. The crowdfunding campaign is simply to raise funds for manufacturing. The campaign will be live for five weeks after it launches on September 8th. You can find out more about Nerd Boss by signing up for their email list at originalnerdboss.com.