RZA, of the Staten Island based Wu-Tang Clan, recently told XXL magazine that either Eddie Griffin or Tracy Morgan would be playing Ol’ Dirty Bastard in an upcoming biopic about the fallen Wu-Tang Clan member.
“Eddie Griffin is down,” RZA told XXL. “Me and Eddie talked about it, laughed about it. Tracy Morgan, he wanna do it [too]. I said ‘Ya’ll both kinda can do it.’ “
As ODB’s cousin, RZA appointed another cousin, Raeshawn to write the script, which has been in the works for at least two years according to the producer.
“[In fact] I think Eddie’s already signed on with a letter of Intent—I signed on, of course. So you know [Raeshawn] got my blessin’ to make it happen,” RZA revealed.
In addition to ODB’s movie, the RZA recently concluded shooting for the movie, The Man With the Iron First,his debut in the director’s chair.
The Eli Roth written script stars Russell Crown, Lucy Liu, Pam Grier and several others.
Wu-Tang Clan fans can also look forward to a Raekwon movie in the makings, as well in which Cee Lo Green will reportedly play Rae’s father.
In the spirit of the heroes of this cartoon, I feel it’s only proper to start this off with a five word review: the show does not suck. But if you want to know more about the much-anticipated premiere of Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head, read on.
I went in to the first new episode of Beavis and Butt-Head with a nagging feeling that something would be off. I wasn’t sure what, exactly. Maybe a small detail in the animation, a change in the voice acting, or even re-recorded theme song (the first time I watched a Married With Children on Netflix, I almost didn’t make it past the revolting place-holder music for Sinatra). But surely there was going to be something that would ruin it. With Hollywood constantly finding new, grotesque ways to reboot franchises, maybe I am just conditioned now to be repulsed. But as soon as that fuzzy guitar lick hit, I knew we were in business. That said, it was weird to enjoy this on a nostalgic level, but also as something that feels part of today.
We just got an email from our sources (that was confirmed and dropped exclusively by Deadline) that comedic actress Niecy Nash has just signed on to the new Cedric The Entertainer spin off show from Hot In Cleveland. We hear that Nash will play the female lead in the new show. Here is the article from Deadline;
EXCLUSIVE: Niecy Nash has landed the female lead opposite Cedric the Entertainer in his TV Land pilot, a spinoff from hit comedy Hot In Cleveland. Meanwhile, former Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles star Summer Glau and Daryl Mitchell (Brothers) have joined TNT’s drama pilot Scent Of The Missing.
It looks like Steve Harvey is not the only person going after the coveted daytime talk arena since Oprah Winfrey has left. Word has it that Queen Latifah has set up a new daytime talk show and has partnered with Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment company and plans on launching her own talk show!
Here is the article from Deadline;
With a slew of daytime syndicated talk show projects jockeying for a fall 2012 berth, a big one is entering the fray for fall 2013. Queen Latifah is set to host a new daytime talk show that Flavor Unit, her company with Shakim Compere, will co-produce with Will Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television. Compere and Overbrook’s Miguel Melendez, who were instrumental in getting the project together, will serve as executive producers with Queen Latifah and Overbrook’s Lassiter, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
On Saturday, November 26, 2011, Miami Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano is hosting a charity comedy event headlined by “30 Rock” actor Tracy Morgan. The event, which benefits nonprofit organization Rebuilding Together: Veterans Housing, takes place at The Fillmore Miami Beach. Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm. Tickets for “The Anthony Fasano Foundation Presents Tracy Morgan Live” can be found through Live Nation & Ticketmaster.
Rebuilding Together is a nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable home ownership and revitalize communities. The organization’s national initiative “Veterans Housing” was created to meet the growing needs of veterans from past and present wars. They provide home repair services for retired and active service members by increasing the home’s accessibility, enabling veterans to live independently and safely in their own homes.
Tracy Morgan, one of America’s most recognizable comedians, is currently starring on NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning “30 Rock,” where Morgan appears opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. In 2009, Morgan received his first Emmy Nomination for this role, in the Supporting Actor category. As a stand-up comic who has headlined across the country, Morgan was first introduced to television audiences in his role as Hustleman on the hit comedy series “Martin.” He went on to join “Saturday Night Live” in 1996 where he appeared for seven seasons. Morgan rounded out his list of comedic achievements with his first HBO Special, “Tracy Morgan: Black and Blue,” which aired in November 2010.
Miami Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano started his Foundation in an effort to support families in need in his home state of New Jersey and in Florida. For the last four years, Fasano has run an Annual Golf Classic in New Jersey benefitting the REED Academy, a school serving children with Autism, as well as a Bocce Tournament that provides families in New Jersey and Florida with food during Thanksgiving and gifts during the Holidays. “I have always wanted to do an event that benefits military families” says Fasano. “I am so happy that I can accomplish this goal with the first of my Foundations events being held in Miami, Florida.”