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WATCH: New Trailer Of Halle Berry In Psychological Thriller Titled ‘Never Let Go’

From visionary director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Crawl) and the creative minds behind Stranger Things and Arrival comes NEVER LET GO. In this new psychological thriller/horror, as an Evil takes over the world beyond their front doorstep, the only protection for a mother, played by Academy Award® winner Halle Berry (Actress in a Leading Role, 2001 – Monster’s Ball), and her twin sons is their house and their family’s protective bond. Needing to stay connected at all times – even tethering themselves with ropes – they cling to one another, urging each other to never let go. But when one of the boys questions if the evil is real, the ties that bind them together are severed, triggering a terrifying fight for survival.

Lionsgate presents, in association with Media Capital Technologies, a 21 Laps production.

Watch the trailer below;

Comedy Michael Colyar Returns To Venice Beach To Film His Latest Comedy Special Titled ‘The King Of Venice Beach’

SANTA MONICA, Calif.- Michael Colyar, the legendary comedian whose journey from homelessness and addiction to sobriety and stardom has inspired millions is making history and giving back to the homeless again.

Colyar is returning to where it all began for him nearly four decades ago – the iconic Venice Beach – to film his historic one-hour comedy special titled “The KING of Venice Beach” on May 17, 2024. 

Yep, the old man still thinks he’s funny. When Mr. Colyar won Star Search for $100,000 back in the 90’s he promptly gave $50,000 of it to the homeless. And, Colyar’s commitment to giving back remains unwavering.

For nine years straight, Michael Colyar graced the vibrant sands of Venice Beach with his magnetic presence, captivating audiences with five one-hour shows a day, every weekend. 

With starring roles in iconic films like Blackish, House Party III, Norbit, and The Princess & The Frog, as well as his memorable portrayal of Mr. Whitaker on the beloved television series “Martin,” Colyar carved out a place for himself in the annals of entertainment history. 

He continues to spread joy and laughter to those in need, extending his performances beyond the spotlight to shelters, rehabilitation centers, schools, prisons, and military bases. 

His dedication to using his talent for the betterment of others further solidifies his place as not only a beloved entertainer but also a compassionate humanitarian. 

Colyar commented, “Look, I just love people and I feel like we have a responsibility to look out for one another. Am I my brother’s keeper, you damn right, and my sisters, too.”

“The KING of Venice Beach” goes beyond entertainment. As part of his commitment to giving back to the community, Michael Colyar will be giving away 1,986 blessing bags to the homeless, packed with essential personal hygiene products and more.

Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the comedy concert will be donated to The Turning Point Homeless Shelter, 1447 16th Street in Santa Monica, California.

Michael Colyar has embarked on a remarkable journey to gather the necessary funding for his groundbreaking project with the support of friends, family, community members, fans, and several prominent stars. “I have stole, lied, tricked, begged and borrowed to GET to the GOOD,” added Colyar.

In addition to his ambitious project and philanthropic efforts, Mr. Colyar is also making waves with his captivating morning show, “The Michael Colyar Morning Show,” five days a week, 7 am PST, now in its 800th episode. 

This daily dose of entertainment and insight offers viewers a unique blend of humor, wisdom, and inspiration.

The Michael Colyar Morning Show was designed to be a place where people can come and start every day with laughter and prayer. Michael shared, “If you start your morning with laughter and prayer, you create a wall of positivity around you that no negativity can penetrate.”

We told you the boy is busy on top of the upcoming special! Mr. Colyar also does a morning show 5-days a week (he just passed 800 shows) and he has a new late night show with his brand new wife (178 days and counting) called, “15 Minutes with Me and my Wife,” on Instagram and a jaw-droppingly beautiful children’s book titled “Little Bobby White”, a story of a kid who always wins because he always chooses to do the right thing. 

You can grab the book on Amazon for $15 dollars and for $2 dollars more, they will bring it to your house tomorrow….and Michael believes Oprah Winfrey is going to hold this book up as one of her favorite books of the year. 

Michael Colyar is presently on his 100-city nationwide tour, featuring his acclaimed one-man play, “Michael COLYAR’S Momma’s.” 

From hosting events such as super sensual seductive car washes to enlisting the help of adorable Girl Scouts selling cookies, Mr. Colyar has demonstrated his unwavering determination to transform a creative vision into a tangible reality.

Through this endeavor, he not only aims to entertain but also to shed light on and raise crucial funds for the homeless.

By supporting this project, donors not only play a vital role in bringing to life an extraordinary comedy special but also actively contribute to improving the lives of the homeless through Michael Colyar’s generous initiative. 

Every contribution not only fuels the creative endeavor but also serves as a beacon of hope for those in need. 

If you’re inspired to be a part of this meaningful project, you can make your contribution to Mr. Colyar’s Zelle account Michael Colyar /comicking123@aol.com.

Embodying compassion, Colyar’s initiative extends beyond mere celebration as he commits to uplifting those in need, distributing $10 gift cards to the homeless, fostering a culture of generosity and goodwill.

Join us in making a difference and spreading laughter with purpose.

To learn more about “The KING of Venice Beach” and updates, follow Michael Colyar on social media: Twitter & Instagram: @michael_colyar.

Set Photos Released Of New Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz Netflix Film Titled ‘Back In Action’

After almost 10 years since her last movie, Cameron Diaz is finally back in action. Netflix has released the first look images for its upcoming action comedy Back in Action, starring Diaz and Jamie Foxx as a seemingly normal couple living a double life. 

Set to hit the streaming service on November 15, 2024, Back in Action reunites Annie and Any Given Sunday co-stars Diaz and Foxx for an action comedy following the pair as they get thrown back into the world of espionage — a life they left in order to start a family and live a normal, regular life. 

“Years after giving up life as CIA spies to start a family, Emily and Matt find themselves dragged back into the world of espionage when their cover is blown,” the logline reads. 

You can check out the first-look images for Back in Action down below:

Images via John Wilson/Netflix

Who else is in Back in Action?

Directed by Seth Gordon (Baywatch), who also wrote the feature alongside Brendan O’Brien, Back in Action also stars Andrew Scott (All of Us Strangers), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction), Jamie Demetriou (Barbie), McKenna Roberts (Skyscraper), and Rylan Jackson (Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves).

Gordon also co-produced the film under Exhibit A alongside Jenno Topping, Peter Chernin, and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett for Chernin Entertainment and Beau Bauman for Good One Productions. In addition to starring, Foxx also executive produced the feature along with Datari Turner, Tim Lewis, and the film’s co-writer, O’Brien.

“A lot of people don’t know this, but after Cameron and I did Any Given Sunday and Annie together, we became friends in real life — and I’ve been begging her to come play with me again. We all know there’s just something about her,” Foxx said during the streamer’s Upfront presentation in New York City.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better partner, on-screen and off,” said Diaz. 

Foxx and Diaz are “back in action” once the film hits Netflix on November 15.

Source: ComingSoon.Net

Drake Leads Nominees For ‘2024 BET Awards’ With Seven Nominations

New York, NY – Yesterday, BET announced “BET Awards” 2024 nominees, with Drake leading the nominations, scoring seven, and Nicki Minaj with sixBET also announced “BET Awards” 2024 powerhouse performance lineup, including GloRilla, Latto, Muni Long, Sexyy Red, Shaboozey, and Victoria Monét. Culture’s Biggest Night, “BET Awards” 2024, will air LIVE on BET on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at 8 PM ET/ PT. This year’s “BET Awards” 2024 nominees reflect an abundance of creative expression and Black excellence across music, television, film, and sports. Nominations were selected by the BET Voting Academy, which is comprised of an esteemed group of entertainment professionals and influencers in the fields of music, media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and creative arts.

Drake holds the top spot with seven “BET Awards” 2024 nominations. Drake’s nominations include ‘Album of the Year’ for For All The Dogs (Scary Hours Edition), ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ with Sexyy Red and SZA “Rich Baby Daddy,” ‘Viewer’s Choice’ with Sexyy Red and SZA “Rich Baby Daddy,” and twice for ‘Video of the Year’ for “First Person Shooter” with J. Cole and “Rich Baby Daddy” with Sexyy Red and SZA.

Nicki Minaj’s six nominations include ‘Album of the Year’ for Pink Friday 2, ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist,’ Video of The Year for “Barbie World” with Ice Spice and Aqua, ‘BET Her’ with Tasha Cobbs Leonard “Blessings” and twice for ‘Best Collaboration’ with Lil Uzi Vert “Everybody” and “Barbie World” with Ice Spice and Aqua.           

J. Cole, Sexyy Red, SZA, and Victoria Monét each have five nominations. 21 Savage, Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Tyla, and Usher are tied with four nominations each.

Voting for “BET Awards” 2024 Viewer’s Choice Award begins June 6, 2024, and ends June 30, 2024, at 6:30 PM PT/ 9:30 PM ET.

Culture’s biggest night, “BET Awards,” has been the #1 cable award show among all adults 18-49 for the last three consecutive years and is the #1 cable award show among Black adults 18-49 for the 22nd consecutive year (CY02-CY23). “BET Awards” is the ultimate tentpole event showcasing the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – honoring the present and future of Black music, creativity, and sportsmanship by celebrating the culture and being a driving force for social change, all anchored by this year’s theme: Standing On Culture.

BET.com/bet-awards is the official site for “BET Awards” 2024 and will have all the latest news and updates about this year’s show. Follow us @ BET and @BETAWARDS.

Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, will oversee and Executive Produce the annual show, with Jamal Noisette, SVP, Tentpoles & Music Community Engagement to Co-Executive Produce for BET. Jesse Collins Entertainment is the production company for the show, with Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay also serving as Executive Producers.

BET is transforming Culture’s Biggest Night into Culture’s Biggest Week with BET Experience 2024, delivering the ultimate in Black culture and entertainment. With two live concert lineups featuring music superstars Cardi B, Davido, Gunna, Sexyy Red, The Roots, Common, Queen Latifah, Jungle Brothers, and many more electrifying performers, experts, and influencers, attendees will enjoy unforgettable live performances, comedy shows, 106 & Park Stage, Black-owned culinary and vending areas, a roller-skating rink curated by DJ Mustard, and much more! Anchoring this year’s Experience is fan-favorite BETX 2024 FanFest, a free, two-day event taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29th. For more information, registration, and VIP packages, visit BETExperience.com.

WATCH: New Trailer For Kevin Hart’s ‘Die Hart 2: Die Harter’ Released For Prime Video

In this sequel, Kevin Hart, now the world’s biggest action star, finds himself the victim of an evil revenge plot and must enlist the help of his favorite co-star and his over-eager assistant if he wants to survive.

Watch the new trailer below;

Anthony Anderson, Taye Diggs, Join James Van Der Beek To Strip For Charity In ‘Real Full Monty’ Special At Fox

Fox will show a new side — or rather, all sides — of a group of male celebrities in an upcoming special.

The network has signed up Anthony Anderson, Taye Diggs, NFL All-Pro Chris Jones, Tyler Posey, Dancing With the Stars judge Bruno Tonioli, and James Van Der Beek to take part in The Real Full Monty. The two-hour special, set to air in the fall, will raise awareness for prostate, testicular, and colorectal cancer testing and research — and end with the troupe performing a striptease act.

The Real Full Monty is based on a series of British TV specials, which in turn are inspired by the 1997 movie The Full Monty, about a group of regular guys who form a male striptease act.

“Don’t die of embarrassment. Get checked! That’s the message behind The Real Full Monty special,” said Anderson, who’s also an executive producer. “I am honored to lead the charge of rallying these fearless men to bare it all, in order to provoke, inspire, and, in this case, beg you to get screened for cancer. That’s our goal…so what are you waiting for?”

Fox describes the special thus: “Anderson will lead Diggs, Jones, Posey, Tonioli, and Van Der Beek as they train and rehearse for the most revealing performance of their careers, culminating with a big striptease dance, choreographed by Emmy Award winner Mandy Moore, where they will bare all in front of a live audience. Leading up to the final disrobing, the men will push their limits of comfortability, modesty and brotherhood with a series of rehearsals and experiences, both private and public, designed to build confidence and remove them far from their comfort zone and strengthen their bond as a group. Along the way, each of the celebrities will share their personal stories of how cancer has impacted their lives.”

U.K. production company Spun Gold TV, which is behind the British specials, is producing The Real Full Monty with Fox Alternative Entertainment. Anderson executive produces with Dan Norris, showrunner Ashley Edens and Spun Gold’s Nick Bullen and Daniela Neumann. Spun Gold is part of the 53 Degrees Global Group. 

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Hulu Announces New Stand-Up Comedy Brand Titled ‘Hulu’s Laughing Now’

Hulu today announced the launch of its comedy stand-up brand, “Hulu’s Laughing Now,” which will officially bow in November of this year. Comedian Jim Gaffigan made the announcement from the stage at the Disney Upfront presentation in New York City. Gaffigan will be the first comedian to host a stand-up special as part of the new brand, with his special “The Skinny” launching on the platform Nov. 22. “Hulu’s Laughing Now” will feature 12 comedy specials per year, adding one new comic per month. The Gaffigan special was taped earlier this year in Boston at the Wilbur Theater. The special, Gaffigan’s 11th stand-up special, will launch on Hulu, as well as on Disney+ outside the U.S.

“With the launch of ‘Hulu’s Laughing Now,’ we are excited to round out Hulu’s world-class comedy offering with a lineup of some of the funniest voices in stand-up comedy today,” said Craig Erwich, president, Disney Television Group. “Our slate is a true celebration of the art of stand-up, and we plan to make this a best-in-class destination for comedic talent through partnerships with other areas of The Walt Disney Company, bringing these comedians into our family in a meaningful way.”

Gaffigan is a seven-time GRAMMY®-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times bestselling author, three-time Emmy® Award-winning top touring performer and multiplatinum-selling recording artist. He is known around the world for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around his observations on life. 

Gaffigan recently co-headlined with Jerry Seinfeld for a sold-out multicity arena tour. He was also recently awarded for being the first comedian to reach 1 billion streams on Pandora. Gaffigan regularly does humorous commentaries on “CBS Sunday Morning” for which he has won three Emmys. In 2018, Gaffigan served as master of ceremony at The Al Smith Memorial dinner. He also had the great honor of performing for Pope Francis and over 1 million festival attendees at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia.

Additional comics will be announced at a future date with launch dates for those specials and other information to follow. Headed into the launch of Gaffigan’s special in November, Hulu will additionally launch a curated collection of licensed stand-up specials ranging from iconic comedy specials to recent releases from 800 Pound Gorilla and Comedy Dynamics, among others.

Hulu is the industry leader in comedy, as the home to comedy series from Hulu Originals, FX, ABC Entertainment and 20th Animation, as well as legacy shows from 20th Century Fox, ABC Signature and acquired series. At the most recent Emmy Awards, Hulu dominated the Comedy Series category in nominations and wins from “The Bear,” “Only Murders in the Building” and “Abbott Elementary.”

Jordan Peele-Produced Horror Movie Starring Marlon Wayans Reveals New Title And Release Date

The Jordan Peele-produced psychological horror film set in the world of football has revealed its official title — Him — and a Sept. 19, 2025 release date in theaters. Universal and Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions announced the news Thursday.

Justin Tipping is directing the movie, which stars Marlon Wayans as a legendary quarterback tasked with training a rising young athlete, played by Tyriq Withers, who goes to train at the aging athlete’s isolated compound. The film’s working title was GOAT.

The film also stars Julia Fox, Tim Heidecker, comedian Jim Jefferies, and hip hop phenoms Guapdad 4000 and Grammy nominee Tierra Whack,both in their feature film debuts.

Him is from an acclaimed Blacklist script by Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie, creators of the sci-fi series Limetown. Peele will produce along with Ian Cooper, Win Rosenfeld, and Jamal Watson for Monkeypaw. David Kern and Monkeypaw’s Kate Oh are executive producing.

From Oscar® winner Jordan Peele and Monkeypaw Productions, producers of the landmark horror films Get OutUsCandyman and Nope, comes a blood-chilling journey into the inner sanctum of fame, power and the pursuit of excellence at any cost. 

From an acclaimed Black List screenplay by Zack Akers & Skip Bronkie (creators of the sci-fi crime series Limetown), HIM centers on a promising young football player,  invited to train at the isolated compound of a dynasty team’s aging QB1.

Peele burst onto the scene as a director with the original psychological horror film Get Out, which transformed into a box office sensation for Universal. He’s gone on to direct or produce three more films for the studio via Monkeypaw; Us, Candyman, and Nope.

Much as Get Out exposed racism in chilling fashion, Him promises to deliver a “blood-chilling journey into the inner sanctum of fame, power, and the pursuit of excellence at any cost,” according to Universal’s announcement.

In addition to Him, Monkeypaw has an untitled Peele-directed feature in the works at Universal.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Snoop Dogg To Launch New Unscripted Family Series on E!

An unscripted series about Snoop Dogg‘s family will air on E! during the 2024-2025 television season.

The currently untitled project follows the rapper’s daughter, Cori Broadus, and her fiancé, Wayne Deuce, as they navigate relationship tensions ahead of their wedding and a health struggle that impacts Snoop and the rest of the family. Death Row Pictures and 101 Studios produce with Snoop, Shante Broadus, Sara Ramaker, David Glasser and Alexander Lipsitz serving as executive producers and Eliot Goldberg overseeing for 101.

The news comes as part of a large slate of greenlights and renewals ahead of NBCUniversal‘s upfronts presentation on Monday.

Another highlight from the announcement is the series order of “Revival,” a scripted drama adapted from the comic book of the same name, set to air on Syfy. The series follows single mother Dana Cypress who finds herself at the center of a murder mystery in a rural Wisconsin town where the recently deceased have risen from their graves. Blue Ice Pictures produces with Lance Samuels, Daniel Iron, Samantha Levine, Daniel March, Luke Boyce and Aaron Koontz as executive producers.

Oxygen has set seven new series and specials, beginning with the summer premiere of “The Girl on the Milk Carton” (working title), which will air in the summer and tells the story of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews, who disappeared in 1984 and became one of the first missing children whose face appeared on a milk carton. Wild Dream Films produces.

“Dateline: The Smoking Gun” (working title) and follows detectives as they pursue one crucial piece of evidence in the cases they’re working on. NBC News produces.

“The Alissa Turney Project” (working title) explores Sarah Turney’s theory that that her father killed her sister, Alissa, after she went viral on social media for sharing her suspicions. Story Syndicate produces.

“Serial Killer Capital: Los Angeles” (working title) follows the investigation of the Southside Slayer, who assaulted and murdered 50 women from 1984 to 2007. Jupiter Entertainment produces.

“Philly Homicide” (working title) centers murders cases as told by Philadelphia homicide detectives. All3Media’s Bright Spot Content produces.

“A Plan to Kill” (working title) examines murderers who spend long stretches of time planning their crimes. Sony Pictures Television’s Intellectual Property Corporation produces.

“Lady of the Dunes” (working title) uncovers the 1974 murder of Ruth Marie Terry, which went unsolved for nearly 50 years. Left/Right produces the series, while the other new Oxygen projects besides “Tje Girl on the Milk Carton” will debut in the fall.

Along with the Snoop series, previously announced titles among the 2024-2025 E! slate include Season 2 of “House of Villains,” “E! News” hosted by Justin Sylvester and Keltie Knight and “Live from E!,” hosted by Laverne Cox. Syfy titles besides “Revival” include the Season 2 of “Reginald the Vampire” set for May 8, Season 3 “The Ark,” set for the summer and Season 3 of “SurrealEstate,” set for 2025.

USA has slated “The Anonymous,” the new social strategy reality series from “The Traitors” producers Studio Lambert, the summer. As previously announced, USA will also begin exclusively airing “WWE Monday Night RAW” and “WWE SmackDown.” The cabler is launching its new WWE partnership with a celebratory week of programming including films from the “Fast and the Furious” franchise starring Dwayne Johnson, “Blockers” starring John Cena, and the Peacock documentary “Bray Wyatt: Becoming Immortal.”

Source: Variety

Daryl ‘Chill’ Mitchell Cast In New Tim Allen ABC Comedy Pilot Titled ‘Shifting Gears’

The ABC comedy pilot “Shifting Gears” has cast Daryl “Chill” Mitchell and Froy Gutierrez, Variety has learned exclusively.

The pair join previously announced series leads Tim Allen and Kat Dennings in the multi-cam comedy, which was originally ordered to pilot at ABC back in March.

In the show, “Matt (Allen) is the stubborn, widowed owner of a classic car restoration shop. When Matt’s estranged daughter Riley (Dennings) and her teenage kids move into his house, the real restoration begins,” per the official logline.

Mitchell will star as Ed, described as “a former Marine. He’s a mechanic at the shop and ‘work husband’ of Frankie.” The role of Frankie has yet to be cast. Gutierrez will star as Nick, said to be “Matt’s son and Riley’s younger brother. He’s a game coder but put his life on hold to come home and help his father at the shop.”

Mitchell has recently appeared in shows such as “Fear the Walking Dead” and “NCIS: New Orleans” and previously starred in shows such as “Ed” and “Veronica’s Closet.” He is also known for his roles in films such as “Galaxy Quest,” “Sgt. Bilko,” “House Party,” “Home Fries,” and “Inside Man.”

He is repped by Innovative Artists and Jenny Delaney.

Gutierrez most recently appeared in the long-gestating sequel “Hocus Pocus 2.” He will next be seen in the upcoming feature “The Strangers: Chapter 1,” which will debut in theaters on May 17. He is also known for his role in the MTV series “Teen Wolf” as well as the Freeform series “Cruel Summer.”

He is repped by CAA & Untitled Entertainment

“Shifting Gears” hails from writers Mike and Julie Thacker Scully, who also serve as executive producers. Allen will executive produce in addition to starring, while Dennings will also produce. Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Richard Baker and Rick Messina are executive producers on the series as well. John Pasquin will direct and executive produce the pilot. 20th Television will produce.

Source: Variety