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A+E Networks is bringing back it’s widely popular Biography series.
Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls are two of the individuals who will be featured on separate installments. Shakur’s mini-series will be titled “Who Killed Tupac?” while Biggie Smalls’ installment will be called “The Notorious Life of Biggie Smalls.”
The reboot will have a six-hour series dissecting the life and death of Tupac Shakur, and a two-hour take on the murder of rapper Notorious B.I.G.
“Biography” is expected to return later this spring with the Notorious B.I.G episode.
Chance The Rapper covers the June issue of EBONY magazine.
The emcee looks debonair in his navy blue suit, as he is front and center for the magazine’s Black Music Issue.
Chance The Rapper has been on everyone’s radar for his music and philanthropy efforts. He is one of the few Independent artists that has received consistent airplay for his tracks.
Baz Luhrmann’s hip-hop drama for Netflix “The Get Down” has been cancelled.
Netflix has cancelled the show just after one season. Luhrmann addressed the news on Wednesday, via a statement on his Facebook page.
“When I was asked to come to the center of The Get Down to help realize it, I had to defer a film directing commitment for at least two years,” he wrote. “This exclusivity has understandably become a sticking point for Netflix and Sony, who have been tremendous partners and supporters of the show.”
He also mentioned that he is already working on a new film. “The thing with movies is, that when you direct them, there can be nothing else in your life.”
“The Get Down” was a Bronx-based series set in the 1970s, which starred Justice Smith, Herizen F. Guardiola, Shameik Moore, Jaden Smith
‘Wonder Woman‘s’ London premiere was scheduled for May 31, but has since been canceled after the terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
“Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent tragedy in the U.K,” reads a statement from Warner Bros. “In light of the current situation, we will not be proceeding with our plans for the Wonder Woman premiere and junket activities in London.”
The deadly attack at Manchester Arena killed 22 people, and 50 others injured.
‘Wonder Woman’ will open in U.K. theaters on June 1 before openin in the U.S. on June 2.
Veteran actor Roger Moore has died after a battle with cancer. He was 89.
Moore, who is best known for playing 007 James Bond, died in Switzerland, surrounded around family. The actor wished to have a private funeral in Monaco.
His children released an official statement vi Twitter. The statement read: “Thank you Pops for being you, and being so very special to so many people.”
“With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated,” they said in a Twitter post.
Sasheer Zamata has left ‘Saturday Night Live!’ She is now the third castmember to leave the show in just one week.
Zamata follows Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan who confirmed that the show’s finale on Saturday was their final show.
Her departure comes as a surprise to fans, as no mention of her leaving the show was made known in the season finale. In fact,it wasn’t until the cameras stopped rolling for TV that the cast hoisted all three exitin cast members in the air to pay homage to their work.
Zamata spent four seasons on ‘SNL’ and never had a break-out character. She spent most of the time playing a stereotypical Black woman. Her main standout roles included Michelle Obama, and Rihanna.
A new ‘Mamma Mia’ musical is in the works! Ten years after the original musical movie version of Mamma Mia, a sequel with the original cast is in the works!
The sequel will be released on July 20, 2018 and will have ABBA songs not featured in the first film and some old ones, too.
The “Mamma Mia” sequel will take place again in the Greek island of Kalokairi, but no other specifics about the plot have been unveiled.