Michael Ealy, left, and Taraji P. Henson in "Think Like a Man."
The rom-com based upon Steve Harvey’s best selling book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” hit theaters this weekend. The entertaining movie features a cast of well-known African-American actors and actresses in the age-old struggle between men and women in the dating world.
Check out my article in the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper about actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who is starring in the action movie “Killer Elite,” alongside Jason Statham, Robert De Niro and Clive Owen, which opens Friday.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje is known for playing Simon Adebisi in the HBO series “Oz” and Mr. Eko in the ABC drama “Lost.” He has starred in movies such as “The Bourne Identity,” “The Mummy Returns” and “Congo.”
Rapper 50 Cent will play a pimp in a movie about Alaska’s infamous serial killer, Robert Hansen.
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The life of rapper and actor Tupac Shakur will be on the big screen soon. Antoine Fuqua, director of films such as Training Day and Brooklyn’s Finest, said that he will begin shooting the biopic in September. Fuqua said that he will find an unknown actor to play the rapper that was killed in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting in 1996.
“That’s the goal, I want to discover someone new,” Fuqua told DigitalSpy.com. “I want to discover a lot of new people if I can. Obviously I’m going to have to put some people in it that you know, just because actors have different skills. I want to go to the streets and find him anywhere he might be in the world.”
Janet Jackson showed off her new hairdo Friday night at the red carpet premiere of “Why Did I Get Married Too?” in London. Tyler Perry was also there to promote the film.
Winnie Mandela, ex-wife of South African leader Nelson Mandela, is not pleased about how she is being portrayed in the upcoming biopic, “Winnie.” Mandela’s lawyers call the film a “character assassination.” Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard will star in the movie, which begins a more than two-month shoot starring May 31.
Hudson revealed her new figure at the Cannes Film Festival while promoting the film. She recently became a spokesperson for Weight Watchers.
Mary J. Blige is set to play “The High Priestess of Soul.” The singer will portray jazz legend Nina Simone who is known for songs like “My Baby Just Cares for Me” and “I Put a Spell on You.”
The film, “Nina” will focus on Simone’s relationship later in life with her assistant Clifton Henderson, played by David Oyelowo (“The Last King of Scotland”), reports Variety. The $10 million movie will begin filming in France in September.
Will Smith is back to policing aliens. This time in 3D. Smith has signed on to reprise his role in “Men in Black 3,” which is set to be released May 25, 2012. Columbia Pictures is still in negotiations with Tommy Lee Jones, who plays Smith’s partner. The first two “Men in Black” movies earned more than one billion combined worldwide.
Chris Rock and Tracy Morgan talked with Suite 411 about their new movie, Death at a Funeral, which is in theaters Friday. The remake of the 2007 British film features an all-star cast that includes: Martin Lawrence, Loretta Devine, Danny Glover and Zoey Saldana. During the interview, Rock and Morgan discuss their views on mentoring comedians, bad credit and Jay-Z.