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The Last Og: Tracy Morgan Comedy Series Premiere Date Announced by TBS

This ought to put a spring in your step. Tracy Morgan's The Last Og TV show was originally supposed to premiere last fall, but TBS cancelled those plans in favor of a spring release date. Now they've announced the first season of The Last Og debuts on TBS, Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 10:30pm Et/Pt. From creator Jordan Peele, who executive produces with Morgan, The Last Og follows Tray (Morgan), an ex-con who's stunned by how much life has changed since he was first incarcerated. The TBS cast also includes Tiffany Haddish, Ryan Gaul, Taylor Mosby, Dante Hoagland, Cedric the Entertainer, and Allen Maldonado. Guest starring in season one are Edi Patterson, Chrissy Metz , Malik Yoba, Joel Marsh Garland, Heather Simms, Wendy Makkena, and Ray Anthony Thomas. Read More…
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Nick Cannon Wants to ‘Empower Women’ as Writer, Director, and Star of a Women’s Basketball Drama Co-Starring Chris Brown

Nick Cannon Wants to ‘Empower Women’ as Writer, Director, and Star of a Women’s Basketball Drama Co-Starring Chris Brown
Nick Cannon will direct and star opposite Chris Brown in “She Ball,” the story of how a women’s streetball league saves a community center.

As reported by Variety, Cannon said “the film’s main objective is to empower women!” However, in addition to casting Brown, whose much-publicized history of physical abuse towards women includes a 2009 felony after assaulting Rihanna, the film’s creative team appears to be comprised of men.

In addition to Cannon as writer, director, producer, and star, the film is produced by Demetrius Spencer of One Media Worldwide and Ball Up, the entertainment studio behind the women’s streetball league. Also cast are Evan Ross, Rebecca De Mornay, and Cedric the Entertainer.

Read More:‘King Of The Dancehall’ Review: Nick Cannon’s Love Letter To Contemporary Jamaica Can’t Stay On The Beat

“She Ball” stars Cannon as the father to a seven-year-old daughter and the
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Nick Cannon to Write, Direct Women’s Basketball Film Co-Starring Chris Brown (Exclusive)

Nick Cannon to Write, Direct Women’s Basketball Film Co-Starring Chris Brown (Exclusive)
Nick Cannon is directing, writing, producing, and starring in “She Ball,” an indie film about women’s street basketball.

Cannon will star alongside Chris Brown, Cedric the Entertainer, Evan Ross, and Rebecca De Mornay.

“She Ball” follows the love of the game through the struggles of Avery Watts, played by Cannon, who enlists the baddest women’s streetball league in the city to help him save the embattled Inglewood Community Center, which he manages, all while trying to raise his seven-year-old daughter.

Cannon is producing the film with Demetrius Spencer of One Media Worldwide and Ball Up, the entertainment studio behind the streetball league.

To bring authenticity to the project, the movie will feature real-life athletes from the Wnba, Ball Up, and the Basketball Beauties League, including Melody Rae Kandil, Jaliyah Manuel, and former Harlem Globetrotter Tammy Brawner. Faizon Love, K.D. Aubert, Luenell, and Marla Gibbs round out the cast.

“I’m very
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Cedric the Entertainer Conflicted Over Russell Simmons Allegations

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[[tmz:video id="0_xbmie1rq"]] Cedric the Entertainer is all torn up about Russell Simmons -- he hates that his friend is losing so much professionally, but also seems to know he deserves it ... if the allegations are true. We got the comedian Thursday night at Lax, where he discussed the rape claim from Jenny Lumet that forced Simmons to step down from his companies. Ced hemmed and hawed, and is clearly conflicted.   As Cedric said ... he has daughters and,
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Patti Labelle's Place: Stars Join Iconic Singer on New Cooking Channel Series

Patti Labelle fans will soon be able to see the singer in a new way. She is starring in Patti Labelle’s Place, a new series coming soon. She will be joined by guest stars on the series. Cedric the Entertainer, Laverne Cox, Tamron Hall, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Robin Roberts are just some of the big names set to appear on the series.Read More…
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Cedric The Entertainer Hosts 18th Annual Emmys Golf Classic Benefiting Television Academy Foundation

The Television Academy Foundation raised a record breaking $330,000 at the star-studded 18th Annual Emmys Golf Classic on October 30.

Cedric the Entertainer hosts 18th Annual Emmys Golf Classic

Funds raised at the event, co-sponsored by Staples Center Premium Seating, will support the Foundation’s renowned educational programs.

Television stars, entertainment industry executives, Television Academy leadership and corporate partners competed in the day-long golf tournament at the Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles.

Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer (The Comedy Get Down, The Last Og), the star-studded event included competitors from some of television’s top shows: Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Peter Mackenzie (black-ish), Benito Martinez (How to Get Away with Murder), Richard Kind (The Goldbergs), Bailey Chase (Twin Peaks), Robbie Amell (The X-Files), Adam Rodriguez (Criminal Minds), Carlos Bernard (24:Legacy), Joel Gretsch (Vampire Diaries), Jeff Nordling (Big Little Lies), Daniel Henney (Criminal Minds), Rocky Carroll (NCIS), C.S. Lee (Silicon Valley), Pat Finn
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Usher and Anthony Anderson Face Off in an Epic Rap Battle on Drop The Mic

Usher and Anthony Anderson Face Off in an Epic Rap Battle on Drop The Mic
Did he really just say that?

In an exclusive clip of TBS’s Drop The Mic, singer Usher and Black-ish star Anthony Anderson go face to face in an explosive (and somewhat hilarious!) rap battle.

First up, Anderson.

“Usher has a had a little problem with most women, a problem I mean he breaks up a tradition. I know it’s hard to hear but I have a burning question, how’d you get caught cheating and call it a confession,” he raps.

Usher’s response?

Anthony Anderson, the star of Black-ish, this supposed to be a celebrity battle, I got catfished.
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Reformed character by Anne-Katrin Titze

Paul Schrader‬ with ‪Kent Jones‬ on Martin Scorsese casting Albert Brooks in Taxi Driver: "Whenever he had a bad role, he put a comic in it." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Film Society of Lincoln Center's New York Film Festival's added sneak preview of Paul Schrader's First Reformed as a Special Event, starring Ethan Hawke and Cedric the Entertainer with Philip Ettinger and Amanda Seyfried was presented by the director at Alice Tully Hall. Director of Programming and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones joined Schrader on stage for a post-screening discussion.

The influence of Andrei Tarkovsky, Jean-Luc Godard, Carl Theodor Dreyer, and Ingmar Bergman, Ethan Hawke's character coming from Robert Bresson's Diary of a Country Priest, Ida director Pawel Pawlikowski's encouragement, and what Martin Scorsese's casting of Albert Brooks in Taxi Driver had to with Cedric the Entertainer being in First Reformed were confessed by Paul Schrader.
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First Reformed preview added to New York slate by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2017-10-03 10:38:43

Ethan Hawke stars in Paul Schrader's First Reformed which will have a sneak preview at the New York Film Festival Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has just announced a sneak preview of Paul Schrader's First Reformed to be screened at the New York Film Festival. The film stars Ethan Hawke and Cedric the Entertainer with Philip Ettinger and Amanda Seyfried.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center writes: "Paul Schrader’s newest film, about a middle-aged pastor named Toller (Ethan Hawke, in a truly extraordinary performance) who is shocked out of his self-inflicted torment when he is called to minister to a troubled young environmental activist and his wife (Philip Ettinger and Amanda Seyfried), is as deeply personal as it is politically and spiritually urgent. The film also stars Cedric the Entertainer as the leader of the megachurch that oversees Toller’s 250-year-old landmarked structure and his ever-dwindling congregation.
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Best TV Shows to See in October: 'Curb,' Tracy Morgan and 'The Walking Dead'

If we had to look for a theme for this month's TV offerings, we might go with: Chaos Reigns. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend promises to devote its third season to a revenge plot; the one-man disruptive force known as Larry David resuscitates his antisocial HBO masterpiece Curb Your Enthusiasm; Fox's new superhero show The Gifted features mutants on the run from government-sanctioned extermination; Riverdale is back with more warped Archie sex and violence; and The Walking Dead returns with both hungry "walkers" and all-out war. All this, and brand new Dynasty remake.
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Cedric The Entertainer Inks CBS Development Deal, Sets Up Firefighter Comedy With Kapital Entertainment

CBS has signed a development deal with Cedric the Entertainer. Under the pact, the network will develop multiple scripts as starring vehicles for Cedric with the intention for one of them to go to pilot. The arrangement is reminiscent of the 3-for-1 deals CBS used to do a lot of in the past where it would commission three scripts, one of which was guaranteed a pilot order. The first project under Cedric’s deal is multi-camera workplace comedy Ladder 54, from Kapital Entert…
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Def Jam 25 Is the Most Important (and Hilarious) Party of the Year

In the opening salvo for Netflix's must-see Def Jam 25, Cedric the Entertainer -- on stage alongside heavyweights Sheryl Underwood, Steve Harvey and Dave Chappelle -- delivers one of the production's many killer lines.

"Some of you millennials might be asking, 'What the hell is Def Comedy Jam,'" he

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Dave Chappelle, Sheryl Underwood and More Bring the Laughs on ‘Def Comedy Jam 25’ Anniversary Special

Dave Chappelle, Sheryl Underwood and More Bring the Laughs on ‘Def Comedy Jam 25’ Anniversary Special
“All comedy roads today, lead to Def Comedy Jam.”

Dave Chappelle, Steve Harvey, Martin Lawrence, D.L. Hughley and more of comedy’s heavy hitters reunited for a special night of laughs for Def Comedy Jam 25, a new special which began streaming on Netflix on Tuesday.

The comedy celebration was filmed at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Sept. 9, and pays tribute to the comedians behind a show “responsible for more stolen cable than any other television,” as Chappelle joked.

Chappelle, Harvey, Sheryl Underwood and Cedric the Entertainer kick off the 80-minute special playing as a comedy collision of self-deprecation and social topics like racism and police brutality, a sprinkle of politics (President Donald Trump comes up more than once) and tons of laughs, with appearances from Tracy Morgan, Katt Williams, Craig Robinson, Bill Bellamy, Mike Epps, Tiffany Haddish and many more.

Exclusive: Sheryl Underwood Reflects on Humble Beginnings as a Comedian: 'We Didn't Have a
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TVLine Items: Dylan/Dermot Team-Up, Michael Jackson's Halloween and More

Is this even allowed by the laws of the universe? Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney — whom you’ve no doubt confused once or twice — will share the screen for the first time when the latter guest-stars on the former’s midseason Fox airline comedy La to Vegas.

Per EW.com, McDermott’s Captain Dave will match wits with rival pilot Captain Steve (Mulroney), who has a magnetic, rock-star charm.

Mulroney recently appeared on FX’s American Horror Story: Cult and starred in CBS’ short-lived medical drama Pure Genius. His other TV credits include Shameless, Crisis, New Girl, Enlightened and Friends.
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‘Def Comedy Jam 25’ Trailer: Cedric the Entertainer Hates Millennials, Just Like You (Video)

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‘Def Comedy Jam 25’ Trailer: Cedric the Entertainer Hates Millennials, Just Like You (Video)
Def Comedy Jam” is back and celebrating 25 years of uncensored hilarity. Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Adele Givens, Tracy Morgan, Sheryl Underwood, D.L. Hughley and others will return Tuesday to the franchise that helped launch many a career for African-American stand-up comedians. Stan Lathan, Russell Simmons, Sandy Wernick and Jesse Collins serve as executive producers on “Def Comedy Jam 25.” Also Read: Steve Harvey Jabbed by Jokes Over Mayweather-McGregor Appearance Watch the trailer above. “Def Comedy Jam 25” debuts September 26 on Netflix.
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See Dave Chappelle, Steve Harvey in 'Def Comedy Jam 25' Trailer

See Dave Chappelle, Steve Harvey in 'Def Comedy Jam 25' Trailer
Dave Chappelle, Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Martin Lawrence, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan and Adele Givens are among the famous comedians in Def Comedy Jam 25. The special, out on Netflix September 26th, celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Def Comedy Jam series, which nurtured the careers of numerous black comics.

"All you millennials may be asking, what the hell is Def Comedy Jam?" Cedric the Entertainer said. "That's why we hate you little motherfuckers. Y'all don't know shit."

Def Comedy Jam, produced by legendary music executive Russell Simmons, originally aired
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A24 Lands Paul Schrader’s ‘First Reformed’ for Us Distribution

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A24 Lands Paul Schrader’s ‘First Reformed’ for Us Distribution
Paul Schrader’s well-received indie “First Reformed” has been acquired by A24 for domestic distribution. The “Taxi Driver” screenwriter brought the film to this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where it won over critics amidst starry competition and major studio fare like Paramount’s “mother!” and Fox Searchlight’s “Battle of the Sexes.” Currently eyeing a 2018 release, “First Reformed” stars Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried and Cedric the Entertainer. Also Read: Toronto Movie Market Update: $50 Million Spent So Far, But No Mega-Deals Hawke plays a small town reverend counseling an expectant mother in Seyfried, whose husband is a feverish activist.
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Film Review: First Reformed: A brave exploration of radicalism from the pulpit [Venice 2017]

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First Reformed Review First Reformed (2017) Film Review from the 74th Annual Venice International Film Festival, a movie directed by Paul Schrader, starring Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Michael Gaston, and Cedric the Entertainer (as Cedric Kyles). With First Reformed, director and screenwriter Paul Schrader was able to craft a quiet, unsettling film that blurs the line between activism [...]

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‘First Reformed’ Review: Ethan Hawke Is Better Than Ever in Paul Schrader’s Tense Eco-Thriller

‘First Reformed’ Review: Ethan Hawke Is Better Than Ever in Paul Schrader’s Tense Eco-Thriller
For 40 years, Paul Schrader has made movies about serious, driven men isolated by deep-seated philosophical conflicts. From “American Gigolo” to “Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters” to “Affliction” — not to mention the “Taxi Driver” screenplay for which he’s best known — Schrader’s stone-faced protagonists are guided by a spiritual sense of purpose that reflects his Calvinist upbringing. With “First Reformed,” that obsession takes center stage in an absorbing late period achievement that brings Schrader’s talent back into focus.

First Reformed” consolidates the decades of bubbling guilt and frustration experienced by so many Schrader protagonists into a single enraged priest, played with brilliant layers of guilt and discontent by Ethan Hawke. It’s the best work in years for both men, a fascinating meditation on inner turmoil in which doing the right thing can lead down many wrong directions.

Read More:Paul Schrader’s Last Stand: How a
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