Grammy award-winning producer/rapper Timbaland has signed on to Lee Daniels and Danny Strong's highly-anticipated hip-hop drama Empire. Timbaland (born Timothy Mosley), who has collaborated with musicians such as Jay-Z, Beyonce, Madonna, Elton John, Keith Urban and Justin Timberlake, joins the Fox pilot as the show's music producer and song writer. Empire stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.
Once again Hollyweird is scratching its collective head over how an urban (translation: black) film could "over perform" to the tune of a $30.6 million opening weekend at the box office. The Best Man Holiday didn't over perform, as much as it was underestimated — just like Think Like a Man and at least half a dozen rom-coms starring predominantly black casts before it in recent years.
The sudsy sequel to Malcolm D. Lee's 1999's sleeper hit The Best Man, reunited the original cast for another game of friends, lovers and rivals. This time around, novelist Harper (Guiding Light alum Taye Diggs) finds himself contending with writers' block, a precariously pregnant wife (Sanaa Latham's Robyn) and a stalled career. When he and Robyn are invited to the sprawling, Gatsby-esque estate of his former best friend, New York Giants' runningback Lance (Morris Chestnut) and Lance's near-angelic wife Mia (Diary of Single Mom's Monica Calhoun), Lance sees it as an opportunity to turn his fortunes around. READ MORE
Harper, Lance, Quentin, Mia, Jordan and the rest of the gang will all be back on the big screen this November in The Best Man Holiday! The long-anticipated sequel to Malcolm D. Lee's soapy 1999 flick, The Best Man, reunites Guiding Light alums Taye Diggs (Harper) and Nia Long (Jordan) with Morris Chestnut (Lance), Sanaa Lathan (Robin), Monica Calhoun (Mia), Harold Perrineau (Julian), Regina Hall (Candy), Terrence Howard (Quentin) and Melissa de Sousa (Shelby). Also along for what is sure to be another scandalous ride, is The Young and the Restless and Sunset Beach bad boy Eddie Cibrian as Jordan's man, Brian!
In the original flick, Harper's Peyton Place-style novel about his college days set the drama straight OFF, once his friends began to figure out which of his characters each were based on. The most stunned—and infuriated—turned out to be Harper's best friend, Lance, who realized his boy had banged his new bride, Mia, back when they were coeds.
I can't wait to find out what kind of hot, messy, goodness Harper causes in The Best Man Holiday. Watch the trailer below!
No, you aren't reading a typo. Oprah Winfrey stopped by Steve Harvey's talk show to clear the air on a very interesting topic. The Mighty O discussed with Harvey the upcoming all-star movie, The Butler, where she has a love scene with Terrence Howard. Recently, Howard was asked what it was like filming a steamy romantic scene with the talk show maven, where he remarked:
To be able to make out with Oprah, to have love scenes with her and those tig ol' bitties — she's such a lovely and voluptuous woman. ... She's very, very, very beautiful, and that was wonderful.
Word got back to Winfrey about what Howard said about her chest, and she fired back:
Some people called me saying that they all were offended and I go, ‘Well, I do have big breastesses."
Oprah's got jokes! Watch the conversation after the jump! READ MORE
Winfrey plays Whitaker's on screen wife. Jane Fonda, Alan Rickman, Robin Williams, Lenny Kravitz, John Cusack and Minka Kelly also star. The Butler, which is slated to hit theaters in 2013, marks the talk show titan's first non-animated feature film role since 1998's Beloved. READ MORE
Peep a pic of Howard seranading O after the jump!