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Born and raised in Compton, California, Anderson is the son of a career film extra and her entrepreneur husband. As a toddler, he accompanied his mother to several film sets, and by the time he was four years old, he knew acting was his destiny. While pursuing his career, Anderson continued his education, attending the High School for the Performing Arts, where he earned first place in the NAACP's ACTSO Awards with his performance of the classic monologue from "The Great White Hope." That performance and his dedication and talent, earned him an arts scholarship to Howard University. After college, Anderson was eager to return to Los Angeles to pursue acting.



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Anthony Anderson seen on the red carpet at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 18th September 2016

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Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross seen on the red carpet at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 18th September 2016

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Anthony Anderson
Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross

Anthony Anderson seen in black tie dress on the red carpet of the 2016 BET Awards. The actor co-hosted the award ceremony with Tracee Ellis Ross. The Microsoft Theater L.A Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th June 2016

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Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross
Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross
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Jonathan Groff, Anthony Anderson, Tracy Ellis-Ross , Kenya Barris - 75th Peabody Awards held at Cipriani New York at Cipriani's - New York, United States - Saturday 21st May 2016

Jonathan Groff, Anthony Anderson, Tracy Ellis-ross and Kenya Barris
Jonathan Groff, Anthony Anderson, Tracy Ellis-ross and Kenya Barris
Jonathan Groff and Kenya Barris
Jonathan Groff and Kenya Barris

Anthony Anderson , Tracee Ellis Ross - 75th Peabody Awards held at Cipriani New York at Cipriani Wall Street - New York, New York, United States - Saturday 21st May 2016

Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross

Barbershop 3: The Next Cut Trailer


The Barbershop gang are back once again. Having had to team up with Angie's ladies salon to be able to stay afloat, the Barbershop is no longer a man only zone and not all of Calvin's customers are happy having to share but they make it work.

Sharing the salon floor is the least of the towns problems, ever more frequently their streets are being overrun by gangs fighting for territory, new corner boys and customers. Calvin and the residents who love their town and want it returning to its former state, decide to take matters into their own hands.

Barbershop: The Next Cut is the forth film in franchise which includes a spinoff called Beauty Shop. The film was directed by Malcolm D. Lee who directed the hugely successful 'The Best Man' series of films.

Nene Leakes Is Leaving ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’, But What’s Next For The Reality Star?


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Nene Leakes will no longer be appearing on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The 47-year-old reality star announced the news on Tuesday (30th June) yet she already has plans to move on to a game show, To Tell the Truth.

NeNe LeakesNeNe Leakes will be a panellist on To Tell the Truth.

Read More: NeNe Leakes Is Moving Out Of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta After Seven Seasons.

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown Review


Good

Layers of real life and movie history combine cleverly in this postmodern horror film, which just might be too knowing for its own good. But at least it's an unusual approach to the genre, offering a twisted retelling of a legend while aiming for some emotional resonance along with the usual violent nastiness. It's also directed with an unusually artful eye by first-time filmmaker Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.

It was a series of unsolved murders in a small town on the Texas-Arkansas border in 1946 that inspired the 1976 movie of the same name, which screens here annually on Halloween. But this year, the screening is accompanied by a copycat murder, which escalates into a full-on rampage. Everything seems to centre around Jami (Addison Timlin), a teenager whose boyfriend was the first victim. After her parents died, she was raised by her straight-talking grandmother (Veronica Cartwright), who continually urges her to take charge of her life. So with the local cops unable to solve the case, Jami teams up with the local library archive clerk Nick (Travis Tope) to get the whole history of these past events. Meanwhile, a Texas Ranger (Anthony Anderson) arrives to head up the official investigation.

Screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa gleefully blends fact, fiction and the movies together into a heady mixture of horror movie cliches and shockingly realistic grisliness. In other words, this is both a fictional sequel and a playful true-life drama at the same time, which makes it feel eerily like the Scream franchise. Although this film never becomes a pastiche, and the characters are so likeable that we genuinely root for them to survive the killing spree. Timlin brings the right amount of plucky stubbornness to her role, even if it's unlikely that a witness-victim would be quite so gung-ho about doing her own police work. And there are nice turns from veterans like Cartwright, Ed Lautner (as a stubborn cop) and the late Edward Herrmann (as a nutty preacher) to add some weight.

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Video - Cedric The Entertainer Makes An Entrance At BET Honors 2013 - Part 1


Celebrities and business people are snapped on the red carpet at the 2013 BET Honors. Among them is funnyman Cedric The Entertainer who, as usual, makes a grand entrance by waltzing up and down the carpet in front of the step-and-repeat. 'Avatar' star Laz Alonso and Anthony Anderson from 'All About the Andersons' also make appearances.

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The Departed Review


Excellent
Just as Spike Lee took a basic caper and added his own pet issues to elevate Inside Man to the upper echelons of its genre, Martin Scorsese has taken The Departed, based on an intriguingly simple premise, to its own heights by infusing issues that have concerned him ever since Mean Streets. Along the way, he makes room for some memorable performances, not the least of which comes from the most likely of sources.

The Departed is based on the Hong Kong blockbuster Infernal Affairs, in which a cop goes undercover in the mob while the mob places one of their own as a mole in the police force. In Scorsese's version, the scene shifts to Boston, where mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) puts loyal-from-boyhood employee Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) through police training. As Sullivan rises through the ranks, Special Investigations Unit chiefs Queenan (Martin Sheen) and Dignam (Mark Wahlberg) recruit rookie Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) to get "kicked off" the force and do time to gain Costello's confidence.

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Scary Movie 3 Review


Good
There are lots of ways to churn out sequels, particularly comedies. You can speed along like a runaway train to capitalize on a surprise hit -- Miramax rushed Scary Movie 2 into theaters one year after the original's release -- or you can reset and go for broke. The latter approach seems to be the Scary Movie 3 motive, with new writers and veteran parody director David Zucker (Airplane!, The Naked Gun) joining the fray. For its efforts, Miramax gets a perfectly average movie, with fresh moments, lame retreads, and more opportunity for big box office.

Scary Movie 3 sticks with the program: mind-bogglingly dumb characters hustle their way through spoofs of the industry's most popular recent films. It's no mistake that the roasted movies -- in this case: Signs, The Ring, and 8 Mile -- all pull in huge money and attract a young audience.

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Cradle 2 The Grave Review


Terrible
DMX is a hip-hop legend. With his growling, almost metallic, voice, hyped beats, and rugged hardcore lyrics, he transcends the energy and edginess of urban street culture with a unique hybrid style of rapping, singing, and even barking into the mike. Until now, he's successfully crossed over into film, portraying ruthlessly savage characters in Belly and Exit Wounds that seem to suit his thuggish gangster persona. But, unfortunately for director Andrzej Bartkoiak, he's not nearly as comical as Chris Tucker. And Jet Li lacks the personality of Jackie Chan. And thus Cradle 2 the Grave bombs in its attempt to recapture the charisma between foreign martial-artist cop paired with smooth-talking, tough-guy counterpart of Rush Hour and its kin.

Poor acting combined with the plausibility level of a G.I. Joe cartoon haunts Cradle 2 the Grave from the start. Bartkowiak (Romeo Must Die) presents the audience with two highly specialized entertainers unable to break out of their typecast niches. For Jet Li, whose English is barely comprehendible, he cannot bond with X unless its through the universal language of fighting, and for X, while he can flex his tattooed body and be intimidating as anyone, his "tough guy" persona is limiting. So we have two Alphas with no sense of humor, facing a noticeable language barrier and an inhibiting script. No doubt the film would have been better if the villain Ling, played by Mark Dacascos (The Brotherhood of the Wolf), were to have switched roles with Li. Then at least he and X could have had at least one much-needed bonding moment. Instead, our heroes are left simply staring at one another in awkward downtime as they wait for the action to arrive.

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My Baby's Daddy Review


Terrible
As I took that long, dark drive home from the multiplex after watching My Baby's Daddy, all I thought about was Raging Bull. Well, actually one scene, after boxer Jake LaMotta (Robert De Niro) has had the crap beaten out of him by Sugar Ray Robinson. As LaMotta, bruised and bleeding, exits the ring, he shouts to Robinson, "You didn't get me down, Ray!"

No quote better captures the excruciating experience of watching, or rather surviving, My Baby's Daddy. It's stupid and pointless. It's vulgar and crass without being remotely funny. It's racist and creepy, with a streak of sentimentality that's as genuine as a con man's handshake. It's full of more clichés than TV Land's primetime lineup. Writing a review is almost pointless, because anything I write will sound like a warning screamed from the rooftop.

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Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Review


Bad

Last year's kiddie secret-agent comedy "Agent Cody Banks" was a stupid movie that got by on clever charm. It starred Frankie Muniz (from "Malcolm in the Middle") as a junior-high James Bond who had to get over his fear of talking to girls in order to complete his mission and save the world from some contrived evil.

The picture got a enough mileage out of Muniz's amusing believability as a secret agent on training wheels and out of its tongue-in-cheek twists (to keep his parents in the dark, the CIA did his homework and housework while he was on assignment) to balance out a lot of slapdash screenwriting -- so all in all, it squeaked by as good family fun.

But the rushed-into-production sequel "Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London" is twice as stupid and without even an infinitesimal hint of the cleverness that kept the original afloat.

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Malibu's Most Wanted Review


Weak

There are exactly two funny performances in "Malibu's Most Wanted" -- a one-joke comedy about an over-privileged white-boy wannabe rapper -- and neither of them are by top-liner and co-writer Jamie Kennedy.

Expanding on a two-bit sketch character from his self-titled WB network variety show, Kennedy plays B-Rad G (nee Brad Gluckman), a pathetic poser "from the 'Bu," where "everybody's strapped with a nine" (nine-iron, that is) and "most of the time the police won't even come through" (because the town is pretty much crime-free).

Being from a straight-laced political family, Brad has become such an embarrassment to his father's gubernatorial campaign that daddy (Ryan O'Neal) hires two Juilliard theater graduates to play gangstaz, kidnap the brat and drop him in Compton to scare the imaginary "ghetto" out of him.

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Barbershop 3: The Next Cut Trailer

Barbershop 3: The Next Cut Trailer

The Barbershop gang are back once again. Having had to team up with Angie's ladies...

The Town That Dreaded Sundown Movie Review

The Town That Dreaded Sundown Movie Review

Layers of real life and movie history combine cleverly in this postmodern horror film, which...

Scream 4 Movie Review

Scream 4 Movie Review

More than a decade after Scream 3, Craven and company reteam for another knowing thriller...

The Back-up Plan Movie Review

The Back-up Plan Movie Review

As far as romantic comedies go, this is just about watchable. Even though it's both...

The Back-up Plan Trailer

The Back-up Plan Trailer

Watch the trailer for The Back-up PlanZoe is a woman with a life plan, and...

Transformers Movie Review

Transformers Movie Review

For the first five minutes of Transformers -- a sound-and-fury tornado of effects that could...

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The Departed Movie Review

The Departed Movie Review

Just as Spike Lee took a basic caper and added his own pet issues to...

See Spot Run Movie Review

See Spot Run Movie Review

David Arquette gets to reinforce his status as the goofy doofus once again in this...

The Departed Movie Review

The Departed Movie Review

Just as Spike Lee took a basic caper and added his own pet issues to...

Scary Movie 4 Movie Review

Scary Movie 4 Movie Review

Scary Movie 4 is inane, gross, ridiculous, and pretty stupid. It also made me laugh...

Hoodwinked Movie Review

Hoodwinked Movie Review

The creative team behind Hoodwinked received their diplomas from the Shrek school of satirical animation....

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