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  • Fearless women rule at Black Women in Hollywood Awards luncheon

    Fearless women rule at Black Women in Hollywood Awards luncheon
    The event: At Thursday’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards luncheon, Essence Magazine honored actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw of “Belle” and “Beyond the Lights"; actress-director Regina King of “Ray,” “Southland”...
  • 'Uncle Buck' Tries TV Again, This Time at ABC

    The 1989 John Candy comedy "Uncle Buck" may be making a second trip to the small screen. ABC is developing a new spin on the comedy written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley for Universal TV. Prolific film producer Will Packer ("No Good Deed") is exec...
  • Universal Pictures Brings Back Emerging Writers Fellowship Screenwriting Program

    Universal Pictures will seek out new screenwriters through its Emerging Writers Fellowship for a second year, after the first exceeded the studio's expectations. The studio will start accepting submissions on Oct. 21 through the fellowship's website....
  • Universal Announces Names for Inaugural Emerging Writers Fellowship

    Universal Pictures announced Wednesday the five writers who have been selected to participate in the studio's inaugural Universal Pictures Emerging Writers Fellowship, which is aimed at identifying and cultivating emerging voices in storytelling and...
  • Ken Jeong Joins 'Ride Along 2′

    Ken Jeong is set to join Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in Universal's "Ride Along 2." Olivia Munn and Benjamin Bratt are also onboard, with Tim Story directing. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi penned the script. Plot details are being kept under wraps on the pic,...
  • Benjamin Bratt Joins 'Ride Along 2′ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Benjamin Bratt is set to join Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in Universal's "Ride Along 2." Tim Story will return to direct. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi penned the script. Plot details are still vague, but Variety has been told that this installment will have...
  • Olivia Munn in Talks to Join Universal's 'Ride Along 2′

    Olivia Munn is in negotiations to join the cast of Universal's "Ride Along 2." Dates are still being worked out so that Munn can do both the film and HBO's "Newsroom," which is about to begin production on its third season, but if a deal is made she...
  • Next 'Bourne' Film Pushed to July 2016

    Universal Pictures has pushed back the next untitled "Bourne" pic from Aug. 14, 2015 to July 15, 2016. Jeremy Renner is set to return with Justin Lin directing. Frank Marshall once again produces, alongside Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith for Captivate...
  • Kevin Hart on Taking the Stigma Off Black Movies and Making 'Think Like a Man Too' Universal

    Kevin Hart continued a Hollywood hot streak with his third movie this year, premiering the sequel "Think Like a Man Too" Monday night at the TCL Chinese Theatre. "We got every single actor that was in the first one to come back, but everybody came back...
  • Samuel L. Jackson to Co-Star With Kevin Hart in 'Black Phantom'

    Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to replace Jamie Foxx in Screen Gems action-comedy "The Black Phantom." Variety first reported that Foxx was in talks to co-star with Kevin Hart in the pic, but sources say scheduling conflicts forced Foxx to part ways...
  • Sherri Shepherd Hops on 'Ride Along 2′ Following 'The View' Departure

    Following her departure from "The View," Sherri Shepherd has joined the cast of Universal Pictures' "Ride Along 2" opposite Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. Shepherd will next be seen in Chris Rock's "Top Five," set to be screened in the Special Presentations...