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50 Cent teams up with ABC for new drama ‘FOR LIFE’ (VIDEO)

Check out the new trailer for ABC’s upcoming drama For Life. Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright, Jr., For Life is about prisoner Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock), who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves—his estranged wife (Joy Bryant) and daughter (Tyla Harris)—and reclaim the life that was stolen from him.

For Life will also, through the window of his ferocious struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden (Indira Varma), examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems.

From creator Hank Steinberg, and executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson via G-Unit Film & Television, Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan of Doug Robinson Productions and Isaac Wright Jr.

The pilot is directed and executive produced by George Tillman, Jr. (The Hate U Give). For Life is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television Inc. and ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.

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‘Nobody’s Fool’ Cast attends NYC Premiere [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The stars aligned this past weekend at the AMC Lincoln Square for the New York City premiere of Tyler Perry‘s newest comedy Nobody’s Fool. All of the film’s actors joined Mr. Perry for a star-studded red carpet screening.

Trying to get back on her feet, wild child Tanya (Tiffany Haddish) looks to her buttoned-up, by the book sister Danica (Tika Sumpter) to help her get back on track. As these polar opposites collide — with hilarious and sometimes disastrous results — Tanya discovers that Danica’s picture-perfect life — including her mysterious boyfriend — may not be what it seems.

Nobody’s Fool also stars iconic EGOT performer Whoopi Goldberg, Power actor Omari Hardwick, stage and music diva Amber Riley and film heart-throb Mecad Brooks.

Other celebrities in attendance included media mavens Gayle King and Bevy Smith, versatile actors Micheal K. Williams, Malik Yoba and Leon, hip hop icon Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, OITNB actress Danielle Brooks, fashion icon June Ambrose, film legend Cicely Tyson and the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Nobody’s Fool opens in theaters this Friday Nov. 2. Click here to watch the trailer.

Check out all of the red carpet photos below:

Whoopi Goldberg + Cicely Tyson +  Tyler Perry + Rev. Al Sharpton

Tika Sumpter + Omari Hardwick

Tiffany Haddish + 50 Cent + Malik Yoba

Tyler Perry + Omari Hardwick + Gayle King

Danielle Brooks

Michael K. Williams

LEON

June Ambrose + Tika Sumpter

Tyler Perry + Mark Swinton + Will Areu

Amber Riley + Tiffany Haddish + Tika Sumpter

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50 Cent signs New Overall Deal with STARZ

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Starz, has announced its renewed commitment to Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson by signing him to a new four-year, exclusive premium overall deal. Under the deal Jackson, an executive producer for the hit series Power, will continue to develop new scripted and unscripted projects exclusively for the network through his G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. banner, the production company launched by Jackson.

“When I sat down with Chris and walked him through my plans for G-Unit Film & Television going forward, he let me know I was essentially requesting the biggest deal in premium cable history.  I am excited to announce that we’ve made that partnership between myself, G-Unit Film & Television and Starz/Lionsgate and we will continue our proven track record of breaking records and delivering unique content for audiences around the world…..Get The Strap,” said Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

Under the new deal, which includes a three series commitment, the addition of a dedicated development executive accompanied by a discretionary fund for use in developing G-Unit projects, Jackson will also have access to the full breadth of the Starz and Lionsgate platforms, including access to additional distribution channels and input into the merchandising and licensing of G-Unit developed brands and content. The scope of this new deal, in combination with his current television series and development, solidifies 50’s position as one of the most successful crossover artists of the modern television era.

Congrats 50!

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‘Power’ renewed for 6th Season and returns to STARZ on 7/1/18

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

CONGRATS to the hugely successful STARZ series Power! The show has been renewed for a sixth season in advance of production wrapping on season five.

STARZ announced the big news earlier today with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson scheduled to direct the season six premiere episode. The fifth season returns this summer on Sunday, July 1 at 9 p.m. EST.

Starz President of Programming Carmi Zlotnik said, “As ‘Power’ wraps production on season five, we want to acknowledge and thank our spectacular ‘Power’ team for producing another great season. We are also pleased to announce a pick-up for season six.”

Power is the hugely successful New York-based crime drama created by Courtney A. Kemp who executive produces alongside Jackson as well as Mark Canton, Randall Emmett, Gary Lennon and Shana Stein.

The show stars NAACP Image Award winner Omari Hardwick along with Joseph Sikora, Naturi Naughton, Lela Loren, Larenz Tate and Brandon Victor Dixon.

 Will you be tuning in?

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STARZ to rebroadcast Season 4 of ‘Power’ + tease Season 5 on 1/7

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Fans of STARZ hit series Power will get a chance to relive all of the O-M-G moments from Season 4 tomorrow (Sunday, January 7) beginning at 12:10 p.m. EST.

If you recall, Ghost found himself behind bars for the first time, new drug wars and bosses were on the rise, hot volatile romances and a shocking death that still has everyone reeling. Following the marathon, fans will also get to see an exclusive sneak peek from Season Five beginning at 10 p.m. EST.

Power is the hugely successful New York-based crime drama from creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp who executive produces alongside Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett and Gary Lennon. The show has been nominated for four 2018 NAACP Image Awards® including “Outstanding Drama Series” and a 2017 People’s Choice Award® for “Favorite Premium Drama Series.”

“Power” is STARZ most watched franchise averaging 7.4 million multi-platform viewers for all four seasons.  Will you be watching tomorrow?

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50 Cent Developing New Shows for STARZ + ‘POWER’ is extended to 2019

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Starz announced on Wednesday (December 13) its commitment to Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson by extending his existing exclusive premium overall deal into September 2019. Jackson, an executive producer for the hit series “Power,” will continue to develop new projects for the network with G-Unit Film & Television, Inc., the production company launched by Jackson.

“I am extremely pleased to expand my partnership with Starz and Lionsgate,” Jackson said. “This investment in my television and film ventures through G-Unit Film & Television will launch a wide range of new original scripted and unscripted programming I’m looking forward to everyone seeing.”

Starz CEO & President Chris Albrecht added, “This deal recognizes how Curtis’ abilities have gone beyond music and business to include acting and show creation. We’re pleased to continue our relationship and bring new projects to his current and future fans.”

Jackson’s projects currently in development with Starz include “Black Mafia Family” and “Tomorrow, Today.” “Black Family Mafia” is inspired by the story of Demetrius ‘Big Meech’ Flenory and the intersection of the drug industry and the music industry. In “Tomorrow, Today,” after being falsely imprisoned, a veteran from the south side of Chicago becomes the personal experiment of a prison doctor who genetically engineers him to have heightened abilities. Set free, but on the run, the veteran must reconcile with the world that has turned against him, and use his newfound abilities for good.

“Power” is nominated for four 2018 NAACP Image Awards® including “Outstanding Drama Series” and a 2017 People’s Choice Award® for “Favorite Premium Drama Series,” the critically-acclaimed fourth season of “Power” averaged 9.3 million multiplatform viewers per episode and is the most-watched franchise for Starz.

CONGRATS!

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Watch Trailer for ‘Den of Thieves’ with 50 Cent & O’Shea Jackson Jr. (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Take a look at Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and “Straight Outta Compton” star O’Shea Jackson Jr. in the trailer for the upcoming fast-action drama, “Den of Thieves.” It opens in theaters nationwide on January 19, 2018.

A Los Angeles crime saga in the vein of “Heat”, “Den of Thieves” follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.

The film also stars Gerard Butler,Pablo Schreiber, Sonya Balmores and Maurice Compte. From the looks of the clip, it appears that certain parts were shot in Atlanta. Man, I just love how our city’s film industry is just growing!! Whoo Hoo! 

Tell us what you think about the trailer below:

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‘Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party’ to air 2/13 at 9 PM on VH1

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

TV’s unlikely duo—Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg—will be premiering the second half of the first season of their hugely popular VH1 show. “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” will air on Monday, February 13 with two back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. EST.

According to the press release, the series debuted as cable’s top new unscripted franchise of 2016 and winning its time period with all key demos. The weekly show features Martha and Snoop as they host weekly dinner parties with famous celebrity friends. In each episode, Martha and Snoop put a personal spin on dishes for a themed meal.

Check out the upcoming episodes below:

Monday, February 13th at 9 p.m. “Something Fishy”- Martha & Snoop take their rolling skills to the next level making sushi with special guests Kathy Griffin, Mike Epps, and sushi chefs Abe Hiroki & Morimoto and musical guest D.R.A.M.

Monday, February 13th at 9:30 p.m.  “They Got Game”- Huddle up! Martha & Snoop are making some game day favorites with special guest the Trap Kitchen chefs and youth players from Snoop’s Youth Football League and team – the Pomona Steelers.

Monday, February 20th at 10 p.m. “High On The Hog”- Martha & Snoop get things good and smoky when they roast a whole hog with special guests Fat Joe, Kelis and musical guests Fat Joe & Remy Ma.

Monday, February 27th at 10 p.m. “Keepin’ It In The Family”- Everyone knows there’s nothing better than home cooking, so Martha and Snoop invite special guests Ashlee Simpson, Evan Ross and Snoop’s Uncle Reo to whip up some of their family favorites and share some family secrets.

Monday, March 6th at 10 p.m. “Makin’ That Dough”- Martha & Snoop throw the ultimate pizza party with special guests Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Bella Thorne and musical guest October London.

Will you be watching?

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Vivica A. Fox admits on ‘Wendy’ that she still has love for 50 Cent (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

TV, film and stage actress Vivica A. Fox stopped by “The Wendy Williams Show” this morning to promote her new Lifetime series, “Black Magic.” While there, the 50-something-year-old diva talked candidly about her new TV gig ( I swear she is the queen of reinvention) and her desire to enjoy life more after the recent deaths of pop icons George Michael and Carrie Fisher. But it was her recent face-to-face with ex-boyfriend, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson that really got Wendy’s attention.

Apparently, the two former lovers were attending a New York Knicks game Monday night and bumped into each other in the VIP/celebrity suite. Vivica quickly admitted that she was the first to approach the rapper and wished him a Happy New Year. She also confessed that it was time to end the beef between them and that she will always have love for him. “We’re not meant to be together but I’ll always have love for you…” said Fox.

If you recall, the two were at odds last year over accusations that Fox made about 50’s sexuality during an interview on Andy Cohen‘s “Watch What Happens Live.”  50 later appeared on Cohen’s show and revealed that Fox may have questioned his sexual preference because he allowed her to “toss his salad.” Fox of course denied engaging in the sexual act but continued to go back and forth with 50 over social media.

Check out the full interview below where Fox gets a little chocked up about her ex and much more. “Vivica’s Black Magic” airs Wed. Jan. 4 at 10 p.m. EST on Lifetime.

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Sneak Peek of 4th Season of ‘POWER’ [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Check out a sneak peek of the 4th season of Starz hit series—“Power”. The cable channel has released exclusive new images of Omari Hardwick‘s character “Ghost” in jail along with an image of his wife “Tasha”, played by actress Naturi Naughton.

Production has officially begun in and around New York for the series which includes locations at its home base in Brooklyn’s Steiner Studios and will return Summer 2017.

naturi-naughton-as-tasha-st-patrick-first-look“Power” Season Three is the most-watched STARZ original series ever, with a record of 7.1M viewers of “Power” across all platforms and counting.* The #1 original STARZ drama also ranked #1 among all weekend cable programs for African American viewers this season.**

The 4th season will pick up on the heels of James “Ghost” St. Patrick’s (Hardwick) highly publicized arrest by his ex-girlfriend, Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Valdes (Lela Loren), for the murder of FBI Agent Greg Knox—a crime he did not commit. Ghost can’t outrun his past choices and mounting enemies this season, which threaten his freedom and his family’s safety at every turn. His fight for redemption brings him face-to-face with the Feds, the media, new allies, and old foes. But the biggest obstacle for Ghost remains himself and his internal struggle between the man he wants to be and the one he really is.

“Power” also stars Joseph Sikora as Ghost’s brother in arms in the drug business, “Tommy Egan” and is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. It was created by Courtney A. Kemp.

Stay tuned…

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STARZ renews ‘POWER’ for Seasons 4 & 5 (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Congrats to the cast of the hit series “Power.” The hugely popular show has been greenlit by STARZ for a fourth and fifth season following Sunday night’s record-shattering Season Three premiere.

According to a press release from the network, each season continues to establish several all-time high performances for STARZ viewership, with the Season Three premiere growing more than 58% from the Season Two and 389% from Season One premieres respectively.1

This is the first multi-season pickup for the New York-based drama starring Omari Hardwick. Creator, executive producer and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp will return alongside executive producers Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett and Gary Lennon.

13679967_1184947258224863_2113193885014872454_o“In today’s content landscape, it is challenging for a series to stand out, but Courtney is a singular voice working in television today. In Curtis, we not only have an immense talent, but an executive producer who brings a unique perspective, an authentic voice and passionate fan base that has helped in a large part propel the success of the series. Along with our executive producers and the talented ‘Power’ cast and crew, they have created one of the most distinct dramas I’ve ever had the good fortune of putting on the air. The fans have let it be known loud and clear that they cannot get enough of Ghost, Tommy, Tasha, Angela and Kanan,” said Chris Albrecht, President and CEO of STARZ.

Creator Courtney A. Kemp said, “Chris Albrecht and the Starz team have believed in this show from the very beginning. Everyone here at ‘Power’ is deeply grateful for the tremendous support we have received from the fans of the show, which made today’s announcement possible. I am humbled by this vote of confidence from the network and the opportunity to continue to employ our excellent cast and crew, who work tirelessly to bring this show to life.”

Check out a First Look at Season Three below:

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Starz debuts artwork + teaser video for Season 3 of ‘Power’ (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

OH SNAP! Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton and Joseph Sikora are back to another exciting season of the highly anticipated series “Power.” The STARZ network released new art work today featuring the two former business partners and brothers at odds as well as a 46-second teaser video that is sure to have fans begging for more.

Season 3 finds James St. Patrick (Hardwick) as the owner of new nightclubs, out of the drug game, and in a rekindled relationship with his first love, Angela (Lela Loren)—the AUSA sworn to bring him to justice. But just as they begin to believe James’ past criminal persona of “Ghost” may finally be behind them, both are forced to face the consequences of running from a life from which no one gets away clean—especially with the fate of Kanan (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson), and the motives of Lobos (Enrique Murciano) remaining a mystery.

James’ estranged best friend Tommy has just reunited with his newly returned love, Holly, but he must attempt the insurmountable task to not only rebuild Lobos’ devastated drug organization, but to kill Ghost—turning brother against brother.

With her marriage to James in shambles, Tasha (Naughton) adapts to life without her husband by her side. She’ll find new purpose with old skills while trying to protect her children from the repercussions of life in the drug game and Ghost’s fateful past decisions.

He’s on the verge of having everything he’s ever wanted, but will this new phase of James St. Patrick’s life end before it begins with old sins and the specter of “Ghost” coming back to haunt him? Be careful what you wish for.

“Power” will return in July on Starz with ten hour-long episodes this season. The show was created by Courtney A. Kemp and is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Other executive producers included Mark Canton, Randell Emmett and Gary Lennon.

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50 Cent inks exclusive two-year deal with STARZ!

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Good news for rapper, actor and producer, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson! He just scored an exclusive overall deal with STARZ, the network that airs his hugely popular television series, “Power.”

According to the press release, Jackson will develop new projects for the network and continue as executive producer on “Power” under his G-Unit Film & Television, Inc.

“Starz has been the perfect partner to make ‘Power’ the success that it is and I am looking forward to developing many more record-breaking series with them,” says Jackson.

“Curtis is a wonderful hands-on producer and actor on ‘Power’ and we look forward to expanding his roles behind-the-camera with Starz over the next two years,” said Carmi Zlotnik, managing director of Starz.

“Power” season two averaged more than 6.8 million viewers per episode, tracking favorably to be the most highly watched-season ever for a STARZ Original series.*

Production on the show’s third season began earlier this month at the series’ home base at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn. A 10-episode run has been ordered for season three.

Congrats and stay tuned!

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50 Cent, Jake Gyllenhaal, Eminem attend NYC Screening of ‘SOUTHPAW’ (PHOTOS + VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Last night, stars gathered to celebrate the premiere of the drama SOUTHPAW starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Rachel McAdams.  The executive producer of the film’s soundtrack, Eminem, also made an appearance as well Miguel GomezOona Laurence and Naomi Harris.

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 Jake Gyllenhaal, Eminem, 50 Cent and Miguel Gomez

The screening took place at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square and also included red capet appearances by Anna Wintour, Rosie Perez, Tony Danza, Dominic ColónT.I. and Tiny, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, Miles Brown and more.

New York Premiere of The Weinstein Company's "SOUTHPAW" Presented by Chase Sapphire Preferred - After Party at 40/40

 50 Cent, Miguel Gomez and Rosie Perez

SOUTHPAW  film tells the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World (Gyllenhaal). Billy ” The Great” Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (McAdams), an adorable daughter (Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (50 Cent) leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Willis (Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker), a retired fighter and trainer to the city’s toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick’s guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves.

Check out more photos below along with the trailer:

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 50 cent with Eminem

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 Naomi Harris/ Tyson Beckford

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 Anna Wintour / 50 Cent with Jake Gyllenhaal

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Make sure to catch SOUTHPAW in theaters this FRIDAY, JULY 24TH!

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