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Denzel Washington’s Son Nabs Role on HBO Pilot

 

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John David Washington is taking after his dear old dad.

The son of Denzel Washington has nabbed his first major acting role in HBO’s pilot show, Baller.
John David Washington will be playing the ‘Ricky;’ a highly competitive and highly spiritual pro athlete. Washington will be joined by former UCLA Bruins footballer Donovan Carter, will play ‘Vernon;’ a deeply family oriented pro-athlete, and actor-wrestler Dwayne Johnson is spearheading the project.

Ballers is a 30-minute dramedy that follows the lives of several Miami-based athletes.

The show is a joint project by  Mark Wahlberg and Entourage producer Stephen Levinson.

Washington played football at Morehouse College and went on to have a career with the NFL team, the St. Louis Rams. He has a small part in the 1992 film, Malcolm X, alongside his father.

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Denzel & Pauletta Washington Cover EBONY Magazine

 

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Hollywood power couple Denzel & Pauletta Washington cover the new issue of EBONY magazine.

The couple recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on June 25, and there are no signs that their love has faltered.

EBONY gets the details on their love story and what keeps them so strong. Pick up the Ugust issue of the magazine for a more in-depth look at The Washingtons.

Drake gears up for VMAs (Pictures and promo video)

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A couple of weeks ago, we showed you Nicki Minaj‘s promotional pictures for the MTV Video Music Awards, now here are Drake‘s promo pictures. The video and pictures show the rapper in another light.  The promo pays tribute to crooner Frank Sinatra. The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Nokia Theater on September 12 at 9 P.M. ET/PT.

Here’s what Drake had to say about making the ptomo video:

“I get to channel my inner [Frank] Sinatra,” he said. “In the acting world, you gotta have reference points. I like to get into characters.”

” ‘Mo’ Better Blues‘ is like one of my favorite movies of all time. This reminds me of Denzel, who played a character [called] Bleek Gilliam,” he shared. “I’m trying to channel that today.”

Source: MTV

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