Hip-hop certainly has no shortage of screen-ready melodrama. Can Lionsgate do for Miami booty bass legends 2 Live Crew what Universal's "Straight Outta Compton" did for L.A.'s own N.W.A?
Deadline reports that Lionsgate is "moving quickly" on a rap biopic based on the life of Luther "Luke" Campbell, the 2 Live Crew producer and frontman well remembered for laying down such iconic lyrics as, "You ain't nothing but a hoochie mama -- hood rat, hood rat, hoochie mama."
The musician signed the group to his own record label in the late 1980s before becoming their hype man, manager and eventually the face of 2 Live Crew. He led them to victory in a 1994 Supreme Court parody case waged over their use of Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman," a fight that has Deadline calling the biopic "Straight Outta Compton" meets "The People vs. Larry Flynt."
A host of women clad as handmaids, a la "The Handmaid's Tale," were spotted walking in Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills ahead of the series' season finale Wednesday.
The unmistakable red dresses and white "wings" hats were irresistible social-media bait as the women, apparently part of an Emmys "for your consideration" campaign by Hulu, strolled stoically through distinctly non-dystopian SoCal territory.
"Looks like some handmaids are having lunch at the Beverly Wilshire," real estate agent Heather T. Roy wrote in a caption on a video of a few handmaids walking past the awnings of the famous hotel (and movie location). "It makes sense that they'd be big Pretty Woman fans."
Caitlyn Jenner likely had a case of indigestion after a Sunday dinner party thrown by Katy Perry, where actress-comedian Amanda Seales decided to explain their different American experiences.
"The reason I am so passionate — and I'm not hostile, I'm passionate — the reason I am so passionate is because I've had such a different experience in this country than you," Seales told the former "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" fixture.
Jenner had apparently been keeping rather quiet Sunday seated at a table where other invitees included Democratic activist and commentator Van Jones, comic Margaret Cho, activist and commentator Sally Kohn, Republican strategist and commentator Ana Navarro and DJ-producer Yung Skeeter, a.k.a. Trevor McFedries.
On Sunday, Delta Air Lines' and Bank of America's decision to pull funding for the New York Public Theater over a production of "Julius Caesar" which featured a titular character resembling President Trump sparked debate over the role of corporate sponsors in the arts.
"House of Cards" creator and playwright Beau Willimon tweeted a call to action to boycott the companies. "Now I know where not to bank & who not to fly with," he wrote. "Actions like this create a culture of fear. We must support free expression, not punish."
"Freedom of expression," tweeted "The Leftovers" star and Tony-nominated actress Carrie Coon. "Also, try reading the play."
With the fate of Season 4 of "Bachelor in Paradise" still officially up in the air, details of alleged sexual misconduct and what happened last week before and after production was suspended began to emerge Monday afternoon.
The alleged incident occurred in Mexico on the first day of filming, June 4, and involved contestants Corinne Olympios, from Nick Viall's season of "The Bachelor," and DeMario Jackson, recently cut by Rachel Lindsay on the current "Bachelorette" cycle.
“We knew something bad had happened," a cast member told People, speaking on condition of anonymity. "[W]e weren't even there a week. The game hadn't even really begun yet."
It's still all about the Benjamins for entertainer Sean Combs, who has been named the highest-paid entertainer of 2017 by Forbes magazine.
Diddy, the veteran multi-hyphenate, earned a cool $130 million pretax in the financial magazine's 12-month scoring period and edged out singer Beyoncé for the top spot in the annual rankings.
The 47-year-old mogul's earnings hail from the sale of his Sean John clothing label, which reportedly fetched an estimated $70 million. Additionally, the Ciroc-peddling rapper-producer also banked hefty sums from his vodka partnership and the star-studded Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, which sold out arenas across the country.
For 47-year-old O’Shea Jackson -- the rapper, actor and producer better known as Ice Cube (or just “Cube,” as his friends call him) -- receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was more than a testament to the hip-hop icon’s fruitful career.
The star, which was unveiled Monday morning outside the Musicians Institute on Hollywood Boulevard, caps the better part of a lifetime making music that not only reflects his experiences but also has had an impact on the broader culture.
“It’s about damn time,” said rapper WC, a close friend of Ice Cube, who spoke during the unveiling ceremony. “Because this is long overdue.”
The Oscar-nominated actress wed her Italian beau, Gian Luca Passi di Preposulo, in his native country over the weekend.
The bride and groom tied the knot outdoors Saturday at the di Preposulo family's 17th century estate, Villa Tiepolo Passi, in Treviso, just north of Venice, as seen in photos obtained by The Daily Mail. The property has been in his family since the 1800s.
President Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump went to bat for her dad Monday, adroitly sidestepping the burning questions about the White House's latest scandals and promoting its infrastructure and workforce initiatives.
The White House special advisor, who said she was in New York for her sister-in-law's baby shower and is currently promoting her book "Women Who Work," defended husband Jared Kushner's role in the administration and scolded the media for its "viciousness" and "ferocity" in covering her father's presidency during her Monday appearance on "Fox & Friends." (She'll appear on the show again on Thursday.)
When co-host Brian Kilmeade asked about the outcome of last week's revelatory hearings with ousted FBI Director James B. Comey, Trump declined to share her own thoughts about the topic. She instead rehashed her father's tweet about Comey's incendiary testimony and spun her response to get back on message.