The TV reboot will star Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans.
ITV has bought the rights to broadcast new US series ‘Lethal Weapon’, the TV reboot of the popular eighties and nineties movie franchise which starred Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. The series, which will premiere in October, will be given a primetime slot by the channel and is ITV’s first US purchase for primetime in three years.
Damon Wayans will take the Danny Glover role in the ‘Lethal Weapon’ TV reboot.
The series stars Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans as police partners Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, the roles made famous by Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. It will also feature ‘Mad Men’s’ Kevin Rahm and Fast And The Furious actress Jordana Brewster.
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Wayans also said that some of the alleged victims were "un-rapeable". Cue massive social media storm...
Damon Wayans has made a controversial intervention in the Bill Cosby scandal, coming out with a series of comments about the multiple allegations of sexual assault made against Cosby in the last year, dismissing them as a “money hustle”.
The 55 year old actor and stand-up comedian made the incendiary remarks during an interview with New York radio station Power 105.1’s ‘The Breakfast Club’ on Friday (September 4th). He began by saying that he didn’t believe that Cosby was a rapist, before claiming that “some of them, really, [are] un-rapeable”.
Furthermore, Wayans argued that the continued outrage against Cosby is mainly due to his race, citing the recent allegations against Stephen Collins and Woody Allen as evidence that white celebrities who are supposed to have committed the same offence and yet have not received similar backlashes.
Spawned by the evil pen of Paul Rudnick, Marci X is about Marci (Lisa Kudrow), the rich daughter of a billionaire media tycoon who has to rescue the family empire from a boycott against rapper Dr. S (Damon Wayans, frighteningly unfunny), who's on a Death Row-esque record label owned by Marci's daddy. It all starts with Marci's dad getting a heart attack after receiving word of the boycott - led by Christine Baranski in yet another of her humorless harridan roles - and having to convalesce for a couple weeks. Marci then goes, with her three debutante friends, of course, to a Dr. S concert in order to plead with him to apologize for his profane lyrics, end the controversy, and end daddy's stress.
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What began as white actors in blackface evolved with the 1950s Amos and Andy Show on television, featuring black actors in blackface. The content remained the same, with Amos and Andy portrayed as lazy, ignorant, chicken eatin', banjo playin', shifty clowns. Once the show lost favor with an outraged public, the television studios put a halt on developing new shows about the black experience -- degrading or otherwise -- for several decades.
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Beginning as a stinging, double-edged satire of stereotype exploitation, Spike Lee's racially charged "Bamboozled" slowly turns into a heavy-handed horsewhipping as it loses its sense of humor.
Intelligent, persuasive, scathing and certainly provocative, the picture is a pasting of upstart TV networks that pack their schedules with clownish urban sitcoms to build a woop-wooping, lowbrow fan base. With this film, Lee is asking just how far such degradation must go before it's recognized as being socially detrimental.
Damon Wayans (no stranger to blaxploitation TV) stars as Pierre Delacroix, an ostentatious, Harvard-educated "oreo" who writes for a WB-like network. Fed up with reprimands for writing "too white," he pitches a concept so offensive he hopes it will both prove a point and get him fired from this job he can no longer stomach.
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