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Ana De Armas Joins Three Seconds

Ana De Armas has joined the cast of 'Three Seconds'.The 29-year-old actress will star in the Andrea Di Stefano directed movie, joining the previously announced cast members Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common and Clive Owen.The...

Rapper Common To Perform With The National Symphony Orchestra

The Glory hitmaker will join the orchestra at The Kennedy Center on 22 March (17) for a special concert, which will be streamed free on Tidal, Okayplayer, and the Kennedy Center website for...

Common Defends Snoop Dogg Over Controversial Video

The Drop It Like It's Hot star caused controversy when he recently released the music video for Lavender, in which he points a gun at a clown dressed like Trump and when he...

Common Joins Campaign Against Vision Loss

The Selma star appears in a new See America campaign video, titled Stand in the Way of Darkness, and uses his rapping skills to encourage viewers to visit their eye doctors to protect...

Rapper Common To Star In New Action Thriller Quick Draw

The movie, written and directed by Harris Goldberg, will shoot this summer (17). Plot details are currently under wraps, but the movie will take place in Los Angeles. Common...

Corinne Bailey Rae And Common Top Playboy Jazz Festival Bill

The British songstress and American rapper will be joined by jazz favourites Marcus Miller, Gregory Porter and the Kenny Garrett Quintet. TajMo, made up of group Taj Mahal and the Keb' Mo' Band, are also...

Common Still Keen To Play Green Lantern After Trying On The Costume

Common was cast as Stewart and his alter-ego in director George Miller’s abandoned Justice League, and he still can't believe how close he came to his dream role. "I was cast and...

Keanu Reeves Confirms Bill And Ted Remake

Keanu Reeves has revealed 'Bill & Ted 2' is in the works.The 52-year-old star has confirmed that a sequel to the hit 1989 movie - which is based on two ''totally excellent dudes'' Bill Preston...

Keanu Reeves Wants John Wick 3

Keanu Reeves would ''love'' to make 'John Wick 3'.The 52-year-old actor stars as the titular hitman in both 2014's 'John Wick' and its upcoming sequel 'John Wick: Chapter 2' - which is to be released...

Common Learnt Jiu Jitsu For John Wick 2

One thing that you're going to really have to take notice of in the upcoming 'John Wick: Chapter 2' movie is the style of combat that the actors have taken on to make their moves...

Common Dismisses Trumps Controversial Threat Against Chicago

The Oscar-winning rapper, who was born and raised in the city, responded to a warning Trump tweeted regarding its high crime rate. Trump wrote, "If Chicago does not fix the horrific 'carnage' going...

Common Backs Women's Rights At Planned Parenthood Gig

The musician and activist, 44, headlined the concert alongside rockers The National, in support of the nonprofit organisation that provides reproductive health services to women. Speaking at the gig in Washington,...

Alicia Keys Fronting New Rights Campaign For American Millennials

An hour-long programme, backed by the singer and her partners at social justice organisation We Are Here, will air online in America on Friday just after the country's new leader Donald Trump is...

Serena Williams To Plan Wedding After Australian Open

Serena Williams won't start planning her wedding until after the Australian Open.The 35-year-old professional tennis player - who previously dated Drake, Common and Grigor Dimitrov - announced on social media in December that she was...

Serena Williams Says Love Can Be A 'Magical' Thing

Serena Williams thinks love is a ''magical'' thing.The 35-year-old professional tennis player - who previously dated Drake, Common and Grigor Dimitrov - announced on social media in December that she was engaged to Reddit co-founder...

Common Has A Fondness For Traditional Eggnog

The Selma star has spent the holidays with his family, indulging in a variety of treats that are only enjoyed at this time of year, and he has a special fondness for eggnog."Food is a...

Snoop Dogg And Common To Appear In Simpsons Hip Hop Special

The long-running Springfield-based cartoon is to pay homage to classic tale The Great Gatsby adding its own urban twist. The two stars, as well as Wu-Tang Clan rapper RZA, will voice themselves. There...

Ava Duvernay Was Hesitant To Use Common's Song In The 13th

Common previously teamed up with singer John Legend to create the Oscar-winning Glory, the theme tune for 2014 film Selma, but he reveals it took some convincing before Ava agreed to use another...

Rapper Common And Patti Labelle Honouring Harry Belafonte At Concert

The artists will be among several musicians that will perform in Los Angeles on 30 November (16) at the Dolby Theatre as part of the Keep The Promise shows, which will also take...

Rapper Common Developing Tv Comedy Series

The Glory hitmaker has teamed up with Hamilton and Grease: Live director Thomas Kail and How to Make It in America creator Ian Edelman to develop 93 Til Infinity. The show...

Norah Jones: I'm No Jazz Musician

Norah Jones always ''corrects people'' from labelling her as a jazz musician ''out of respect'' for the genre. The 37-year-old singer/songwriter is a massive fan of the style of music, so much so she used...

Gun Expert Recruited To Help Common And Keanu Reeves Become Sharp Shooters

Director Chad Stahelski recruited the world champion to give his leading men a new skill set, so they would both look like sharp shooters in the movie. "Taran is the current reigning...

Common To Headline New York City Education Protest

The social and civil activist, whose Black America Again track served as an anthem for the Black Lives Matter movement, will headline Wednesday's (28Sep16) protest about New York's racial achievement gap in public...

Common To Star In Remake Of Movie Cooley High

The Oscar winner will also produce the revamp of the 1975 Blaxploitation comedic drama, which featured Glynn Turman and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs. Cooley High was set in Common's hometown of Chicago, Illinois, and...

Queen Latifah: 'Racism Is Still Alive And Kicking'

The rapper-turned-actress was honoured for her success in the male-dominated industry alongside Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim and Salt-N-Pepa during the first VH1 Hip Hop Honors event in six years, dubbed All Hail The...

Common To Star In Black Samurai Tv Series

The Oscar and Grammy winner will take on Robert Sand and his heroic alter-ego in the project, which is based on author Marc Olden’s 1974 book series of the same name. Sand...

Nicki Minaj And Alicia Keys Discuss Criminal Justice Initiative With President Obama

The leader launched the campaign, which aims to support programs that keep young people of colour out of legal trouble, in 2014, and he wants to ensure it continues long after his presidency...

Common Dreams Of Collaborating With Michelle Obama

Michelle teamed up with Saturday Night Live comedian Jay Pharaoh and College Humor back in December last year (15) to promote a rap video urging kids to go to college. In...

Hip-hop Stars Pay Tribute To Late Dj Timbuck2

The Chicago-based musician and radio DJ, real name Tim Jones, passed away at the age of 34 following a long battle with the disease. Jones was a revered music icon in Chicago,...

Judy Greer To Make Directorial Debut With Common And Allison Janney

The Descendants star will step behind the camera for A Happening of Monumental Proportions, which is set in a Los Angeles school. Written by Gary Lundy, the script for the project was...

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