Dave Chappelle has joined the Warner Bros. remake of “A Star is Born,” joining leads Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
Cooper is also directing the film, based on the 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. The story centers on a movie star who helps an aspiring young actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
It was subsequently remade in 1954 by director George Cukor, with Judy Garland and James Mason starring, and again in 1976, with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson toplining.
In the Warner Bros. remake, Chappelle will play Noodles, who is Cooper’s character’s oldest friend. He started out playing with him in blues clubs.
Andrew Dice Clay and Sam Elliott are also in the cast, which is currently in production toward a Sept. 28, 2018, release.
50 Cent’s Scripted Drama ‘The Oath’ Gets Picked Up By Crackle
During Sony’s Upfronts ceremony today (Apr. 19) at Sony Square NYC, the entertainment company announced that Crackle, their ad-supported streaming service, would be airing 50 Cent’s upcoming scripted-drama series.
“These secret societies are nearly impossible to get into – but once inside, members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies on the outside and from within their own ranks,” reads a press release about the plot synopsis.
“The drama examines this all-too-real world through a gang that started out with the right intentions,” it continues. “But in order to stay both out of jail and alive, they will all need to re-examine the principles that guide them and speculate as to whether they can trust the badged criminals t50 also closed a deal with the network to develop another hour-long original series, RPM, a crime-drama that is set in the “working class streets of Boston’s most corrupt neighborhoods.”hat operate amongst them.”
Nicki Minaj made some struggling college students very happy over the weekend. At around midnight on Saturday (May 6), the rapper began tweeting offers to pay fans’ college tuition, loans, and other bills.
It all started when Minaj was tweeting about a contest to join her at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards on May 21. When one fan suggested the rapper instead pay for their college fees, she happily agreed. "Show me straight A's that I can verify w/ur school and I'll pay it," Minaj tweeted. "Who wants to join THAT contest?!?! Dead serious. Shld I set it up?"… Soon after, fans came out of the woodwork asking her to pay for everything from classes to books and supplies. After a request for $3,000 to pay for three classes, Minaj replied, "That's it? I'll send it tmrw. dm me ur bank info babe. Next!"
After agreeing to pay for several others bills -- ranging from $500 to $1,069 -- Minaj ended the charity spree telling fans she’d do it again in a “month or 2.”
"Ok u guys. It's been fun. Let me make those payments tmrw then see if I have any money left,” she tweeted.