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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: First-Time Host Tiffany Haddish Proves She Truly is Ready

‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: First-Time Host Tiffany Haddish Proves She Truly is Ready
Is it time? Because it feels like it’s time. Time for the official campaign for Tiffany Haddish’s Oscar nomination to begin, and what better place to begin than with a hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live?”

Tiffany Haddish’s performance in this year’s “Girls Trip” is absolutely worthy of Oscar attention — and her work on “The Carmichael Show” as well as her stand-up special “She Ready” definitely deserve praise too — and hosting “Saturday Night Live” is as declarative a statement as they come. Especially as the first African-American female stand-up comedian (yeah, neither Whoopi Goldberg nor Wanda Sykes have done this) to host in the series’ 43 seasons.

Host: Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish is just infectious positivity in comedy form, which is kind of necessary considering there’s still a question of what this season of “Saturday Night Live” wants to be outside of “a reminder that everything in the world is bonkers-slash-horrifying.
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: First-Time Host Tiffany Haddish Proves She Truly is Ready

  • Indiewire
‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: First-Time Host Tiffany Haddish Proves She Truly is Ready
Is it time? Because it feels like it’s time. Time for the official campaign for Tiffany Haddish’s Oscar nomination to begin, and what better place to begin than with a hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live?”

Tiffany Haddish’s performance in this year’s “Girls Trip” is absolutely worthy of Oscar attention — and her work on “The Carmichael Show” as well as her stand-up special “She Ready” definitely deserve praise too — and hosting “Saturday Night Live” is as declarative a statement as they come. Especially as the first African-American female stand-up comedian (yeah, neither Whoopi Goldberg nor Wanda Sykes have done this) to host in the series’ 43 seasons.

Host: Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish is just infectious positivity in comedy form, which is kind of necessary considering there’s still a question of what this season of “Saturday Night Live” wants to be outside of “a reminder that everything in the world is bonkers-slash-horrifying.
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Coming to America 2 Gets Snatched Director Jonathan Levine

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Coming to America 2 Gets Snatched Director Jonathan Levine
Paramount is moving forward with the long-gestating sequel Coming to America 2, setting a new director and writer. Jonathan Levine (Snatched) has come aboard to direct this Coming to America sequel, working from a script by Kenya Barris (Black-ish, Barbershop: The Next Cut). The project was first rumored earlier this year, but was eventually confirmed, and now it seems the studio is moving forward on this sequel.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on this sequel, which comes five months after original Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield were brought on by Paramount to write the script. It isn't clear if Kenya Barris will be working from their draft, or if he will be doing a page-one rewrite and starting from scratch. Paramount hasn't set a release date or a production schedule yet, but with a new director and writer aboard, that may happen sooner rather than later.
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Saints & Sinners, Family Time, In the Cut: Bounce TV Shows Renewed

Goods news for fans of Bounce TV. Today, the network announced they've renewed the TV shows Saints & Sinners, Family Time, and In the Cut for another season.A drama, Saints & Sinners follows the residents of a small town in Georgia. The cast includes Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, and Clifton Powell. The show is Bounce TV's most-watched program in the network's history and has been renewed for a third season, which will debut in 2018.Read More…
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Newswire: A Coming To America sequel is coming to Paramount

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Nearly 30 years after Prince Akeem left Zamunda for New York, a sequel to Coming To America is in the works. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Paramount is enlisting the writers behind the original, Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, to work on it. Blaustein and Sheffield’s last major credit together was the 2005 Honeymooners reboot.

THR notes that it’s unclear whether Murphy, who is credited with the story on the John Landis-directed film, would be involved. However, the star did seem to tease a follow-up on Twitter recently, but that situation was also incredibly fishy. A verified Twitter account attributed to Murphy blasted out a picture of Vanessa Bell Calloway as Imani Izzi with the accompanying text “Coming to America sequel?” Murphy then vanished from the platform entirely, taking the tweet along with him.
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Coming to America 2 Brings Back Original Writers

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Coming to America 2 Brings Back Original Writers
Last month, a new report surfaced that comedy legend Eddie Murphy has been secretly writing the screenplay for Coming to America 2, a follow-up to his 1988 classic which he both starred in and received a story credit for. The news regarding this sequel was never confirmed, but first surfaced after Eddie Murphy's verified Twitter account sent out a tweet about a Coming to America sequel, which lead to the actor's entire account being deleted. Today we have confirmation that the sequel is actually happening, with original Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield writing the script.

The news first surfaced after Eddie Murphy's Twitter account posted a cryptic tweet that only read, "Coming to America sequel?" along with a photo of the Princess Imani character played by Vanessa Bell Calloway. After the actor's account was deleted, a report surfaced that claimed Coming to America 2 is in fact in the works,
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Vanessa Bell Calloway Makes Her TV Directorial Debut with Sunday’s Episode of Bounce’s Hit Series ‘Saints & Sinners’

  • ShadowAndAct
After honing her skills working on independent short films and digital content, veteran actress Vanessa Bell Calloway (who also stars in the series) directs episode 207 of Bounce’s hit drama “Saints & Sinners,” which airs on Sunday, April 16. In… Continue Reading →
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Eddie Murphy reportedly working on Coming to America sequel

It seems that Eddie Murphy may be working on a sequel to Coming to America, with TMZ reporting that Murphy is in early development on a script for a follow-up to John Landis-directed 1988 comedy classic.

Speculation began after a tweet from Eddie Murphy’s verified Twitter account sharing an image of Murphy’s Prince Akeem and Vanessa Bell Calloway’s Princess Imani Izzi. It was quickly deleted, and Murphy’s account deactivated, with TMZ subsequently claiming that Murphy’s social media team had shared the tweet without authorisation from the star himself.

TMZ also contacted Bell Calloway, who said that she hadn’t heard about a potential sequel, but would love to return: “I’m wondering if Eddie was hacked, though, wasn’t there some big thing about Twitter being hacked? Because you know, Eddie’s a very private person as we know, he’s a very kind man,
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Come on Eddie Murphy, Don’t Do a Coming to America 2

So first Eddie Murphy posts some cryptic tweet about doing a Coming to America 2 and then deletes it. That was a few days ago. But now TMZ is reporting that Eddie Murphy is in the early stages of working on a script for Coming to America 2. Murphy’s Twitter account posted a tweet reading “Coming to America sequel?” with a picture of Coming to America star Vanessa Bell Calloway. The tweet and Murphy’s whole account have since been deleted. After further investigation, TMZ learned that Murphy has a social media team writing his posts and he did not sanction

Come on Eddie Murphy, Don’t Do a Coming to America 2
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Coming To America 2: Eddie Murphy said to be working on sequel

Simon Brew Mar 20, 2017

A new rumour suggests that a Coming To America follow-up is in the works. Hmmm.

What started as a suggestion that Eddie Murphy’s Twitter account had been hacked might now have something a little more to it. A Tweet appeared on the account in the middle of last week, with the words ‘Coming to America sequel?’ next to a picture of Vanessa Bell Calloway in character from the film. The Tweet soon disappeared, but gossip site TMZ - yeah, we know - has been doing some digging. And it reckons there’s something to it.

It’s suggesting that Eddie Murphy is indeed in the early stages of putting Coming To America 2 together, although naturally enough, there’s been nothing close to an official confirmation of this.

Furthermore, Murphy has ruled out such a sequel in the past. The first film, whilst a huge hit, led
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Is Eddie Murphy writing a sequel to Coming To America

Coming To America 2 on the way from Eddie Murphy?

Take this one with a huge pinch of salt as details are a little vague, but it looks like Eddie Murphy may be writing a sequel to one of his greatest 1980s movies Coming To America. Yes, we may be in for a Coming To America 2 in the near future!

Is a Coming To America 2 on the way?

The news all stems from a tweet sent from an apparent, verified Twitter account for Murphy with the words ‘Coming To America sequel’, and an image of the character Princess Imani from the original 1988 movie. Both the account and the tweet no longer exist, but this has sent the internet into a bit of a feeding frenzy which may have a bit of truth to the rumours.

According to sources at TMZ, the comedy legend is apparently in the early stages of writing
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Coming to America 2 Is Happening, Eddie Murphy Will Write the Script

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Coming to America 2 Is Happening, Eddie Murphy Will Write the Script
Fans who followed comedy superstar Eddie Murphy on Twitter were treated to quite the surprise on Wednesday night, when the actor's verified Twitter account posted the cryptic tweet "Coming to America sequel?" along with a photo of Vanessa Bell Calloway's character, Princess Imani. Not only was the tweet later deleted, but the actor's entire Twitter account was deactivated, sparking speculation that the actor may have been hacked. A new report reveals that Eddie Murphy didn't authorize that tweet, but he is actually working on the script for Coming to America 2.

TMZ reports that there are actually plans in place to make this sequel, and that there were plans to post something similar to that tweet, but it wasn't supposed to happen yet. The actor himself doesn't actually tweet, since he has a social media team to do that for him, and the deleted Coming to America 2 tweet wasn't authorized by him,
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‘Coming to America 2’: Eddie Murphy Writing A Sequel — Report

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‘Coming to America 2’: Eddie Murphy Writing A Sequel — Report
A sequel to the 1988 romantic comedy “Coming to America” may be in the works. According to TMZ, sources close to Eddie Murphy confirm that the comedian is in the early writing stages of the project. On Wednesday night, a post on Murphy’s official Twitter account teased a potential sequel to his iconic film. “Coming to America sequel?” was all the post said, and included a picture of Vanessa Bell Calloway in character from the first film. Murphy’s Twitter account has since been deleted.

Read More: ‘T2 Trainspotting’ Review: Danny Boyle’s Surprisingly Fun Sequel Is a Drugged Out Trip Down Memory Lane

Calloway reacted to the possibility of Murphy working on a sequel. “I would love to do a sequel, I loved the movie. It’s like, ‘Come on Eddie, let’s make this happen!'” the actress told TMZ, but also wondered if Murphy’s account was hacked.
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Eddie Murphy Really Is Working On 'Coming to America' Sequel (Video)

  • TMZ
If Eddie Murphy's "Coming to America 2" tweet was the smoke, then here's the fire -- there Is a plan to shoot a sequel! Sources close to Eddie tell us he's in the early writing stages of the project. No word yet on which original cast members would return because he's still tinkering with the plot. So, it really could happen, but the mystery is how it ended up on Twitter. The Wednesday night post simply said,
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Survivor's Remorse: Season Four Casts Isaiah Washington, Vanessa Bell Calloway & Neal McDonough

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Survivor's Remorse has some new company. Deadline reports Isaiah Washington, Vanessa Bell Calloway, and Neal McDonough have joined season four of the Starz TV show.From LeBron James and Mike O'Malley, the comedy follows the life of a hard working, young basketball star who is thrust into the limelight after signing a huge contract with a pro basketball team in Atlanta. The cast includes Jessie T. Usher, RonReaco Lee, Erica Ash, Teyonah Parris, Tichina Arnold, and Mike Epps.Read More…
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Isaiah Washington and Vanessa Bell Calloway Join ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Cast

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Isaiah Washington and Vanessa Bell Calloway have both booked recurring roles on the upcoming 4th season of Starz’s dramedy series “Survivor’s Remorse.” The LeBron James produced series follows the life of Cam Calloway (Jessie T. Usher), a hard-working, young basketball star… Continue Reading →
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‘Survivor’s Remorse’: Isaiah Washington & Vanessa Bell Calloway Set To Recur; Neal McDonough To Guest Star On Season 4

Grey’s Anatomy alum Isaiah Washington and Saints & Sinners’ Vanessa Bell Calloway are set for recurring roles on Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse, executive produced by LeBron James and Mike O’Malley (Glee, Yes, Dear). In addition, Neal McDonough (Arrow, Justified) is set for a guest role on the upcoming fourth season. Survivor's Remorse follows the life of Cam Calloway (Jessie T. Usher), a hard-working, young basketball star who is thrust into the limelight after signing a…
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Second Opinion – Southside with You (2016)

Southside with You, 2016.

Directed by Richard Tanne.

Starring Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway and Phillip Edward Van Lear.

Synopsis:

On a summer’s day in 1989, Barack Obama took Michelle Robinson on what turned out to be their first date across Chicago’s South Side. One that included an art exhibition, live music, a community meeting and a movie, all chosen by him so they could get to know each other better. She was adamant it wasn’t a date, he had other ideas. And we all know he was right.

They’re one of the most famous couples in the world, but 27 years ago Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson both worked for the same law firm in Chicago. They were among the few African-Americans in the company and she was his supervisor. We all know things worked out, but Richard Tanne’s Southside With You takes us right
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