Actor/comedian Chris Tucker has reached a confidential settlement with a former colleague over his recent Netflix stand-up special.
Comedian Terry Hodges sued the Rush Hour star and bosses at the streaming service in July (15), alleging he had not been paid since 2011 for editing, writing and producing work he performed, beginning in 2008, on Chris Tucker Live.
Hodges was seeking $66,000 (£45,200) and a co-producer credit on the show, but Tucker hit back with his own legal papers, claiming he only consulted with Hodges for the special and never hired him to edit, write or produce it, while maintaining he had been paid in full for his contributions.
The 44-year-old also alleged he loaned Hodges a total of $37,000 (£25,337), which was never paid back.
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Cynne Simpson , Chris Tucker - The Weinstein Company and Netflix 2016 Golden Globes After Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at Beverly Hitlon Hotel, Golden Globes, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 11th January 2016
Chris Tucker - The Weinstein Company & Netflix 2016 Golden Globe After Party held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at Beverly Hilton Hotel, Golden Globe - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 11th January 2016
Actor/comedian Chris Tucker Has Launched A Countersuit Against A Former Colleague Over His Recent Netflix Stand-up Special.
Comedian Terry Hodges sued Tucker and bosses at the streaming service earlier this month (Jul15), alleging he has not been paid since 2011 for editing, writing and producing work he performed, beginning in 2008, on Chris Tucker Live.
Hodges is seeking $66,000 (£44,000) and a co-producer credit on the show, but Tucker has hit back in his own legal papers.
The Rush Hour star claims he only consulted with Hodges for the special and never hired him to edit, write or produce it, while maintaining he has been paid in full for his contributions.
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The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has sold two private Sir Elton John concerts for $3 million at an auction in St-Tropez, France.
Leonardo Dicaprio auctioned off two private Sir Elton John concerts for $3 million in aid of his environmental foundation.
The 40-year-old Hollywood star - who's a dedicated environmentalist and has previously described global warming as ''the number-one environmental challenge'' - staged a party for 1,000 guests, including the likes of Naomi Campbell, Orlando Bloom and Tommy Hilfiger, in St-Tropez, France and in total, raised more than $40 million for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
A source told the New York Post newspaper: ''The entire area was covered with models. It was so crowded you couldn't move, but everyone just danced where they were in their gowns and tuxedos.''
Continue reading: Leonardo DiCaprio Auctions Elton John Concerts For $3 Million
Actor Chris Tucker Has Confirmed Rumours Suggesting He Is Planning To Reunite With His Rush Hour Co-star Jackie Chan For A Fourth Instalment Of The Action Comedy Franchise.
Chan first raised the possibility of a Rush Hour 4 film last month (Jun15), when he revealed he was meeting with Tucker for dinner in Beverly Hills, California to discuss the idea, and now the funnyman has officially thrown his support behind the proposed project after recently visiting the martial arts master in China.
Tucker tells U.S. talk show The View, "We were talking about some stuff (for a sequel) so we're thinking about doing something like that."
He adds of his trip to China, "I went to Beijing with my son. My son is practising Mandarin in high school so he wanted to go to China... Jackie saw me and said, 'What you doing over here (sic)?'. I said, 'I've come to see you...! You're the only person I know over here!'"
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Chris Tucker Has Been Hit With A Lawsuit By A Former Colleague Who Alleges The Actor Has Not Paid Him For Work.
The Rush Hour star is set to release his first comedy special, Chris Tucker Live, on streaming service Netflix on Friday (10Jun15), but the stand-up show has been marred by a lawsuit from comedian Terry Hodges, who alleges he has not been paid by Tucker since 2011.
In the legal papers, filed against both Tucker and Netflix bosses, Hodges alleges he has been editing, writing and producing material with Tucker for the special since 2008, and he stopped receiving regular payments four years ago.
Hodges claims he is owed $66,000 (£41,250) and a co-producer credit on the show.
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Embattled actor Chris Tucker has moved to tackle his spiralling tax bill, which now tops $14 million (£8.2 million).
Last year (13), the Rush Hour star's tax debts reached a reported $12 million (£7 million) and he has been hit with a new lien for $2.5 million (£1.4 million) by officials at America's Internal Revenue Service (Irs).
Documents obtained by Tmz.com show Tucker failed to pay the $2.5 million in 2008 and 2010, in addition to the back taxes the actor owes for 2001, 2002 and 2004 to 2006.
Continue reading: Chris Tucker Makes Move To Settle $14 Million In Taxes
Beyonce joined Jay Z onstage as he performed at a pre-Super Bowl party in New York last night (01.02.14).
The rapper was joined by his wife for a rendition of her recent single 'Drunk in Love' at the DirecTV Super Saturday Night event in New York City.
Beyonce - dressed in a black sheer dress - danced seductively over Jay as he rapped his verse. As the song ended they embraced and shared a kiss.
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The BET Awards were held on Sunday (30th June) in L.A. The Awards first held in 2001 are to celebrate minorities in the entertainment business. Winners this year were: Charlie Wilson, Nicki Minaj, Gabrielle Douglas and Drake.
The Bet Awards were held on Sunday (30th June) in L.A. The Awards first held in 2001 are to celebrate minorities in the entertainment business. Winners this year were: Charlie Wilson, Nicki Minaj, Gabrielle Douglas and Drake.
Jamie Foxx recieved the Award for Best Actor.
The BET categories include Best R&B/Pop artist; Hip-Hop artist; sportsman and sportswoman; music video; viewer's choice; movie; gospel and international act.
The BET awards were held last night (30th June) in L.A. Amongst the winners were Jamie Foxx, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Drake and Charlie Wilson.
Charlie Wilson, pictured at the BET Awards Press Conference, won the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Awards were first held in 2001 with the intention of celebrating minorities in the Arts. The Awards this year were hosted by comedian Chris Tucker. Will Smith, Samuel L.Jackson, Queen Latifah and Jamie Foxx have all hosted the Award ceremony in the past.
Continue reading: BET Awards 2013: Who Were The Winners?
'The Heat' director Paul Feig says the film's stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are just as hilarious as 'Rush Hour' actors Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.
The filmmaker was extremely pleased with the chemistry between the two lead stars of his new female buddy comedy - in which they play rival police officers forced to team together - and thinks they are even funnier than 'Rush Hour' stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, who earned critical acclaim for their own on-screen partnership.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the UK gala screening of 'The Heat' at the Curzon Mayfair cinema in London yesterday (13.06.13), he said: ''To me they are 'Rush Hour' times ten.''
Continue reading: Paul Feig: Bullock And McCarthy Are Top Comedy Duo
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