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Lee Daniels Departs Richard Pryor Biopic

The Empire co-creator and showrunner has been linked to direct the movie since 2014. However, he has since parted ways with studio bosses at The Weinstein Company, according to Deadline. The site...

Mike Epps: 'My Family Can Finally Watch Something I've Done!'

The 45-year-old actor takes on the role made famous by John Candy in the 1989 movie for the ABC series. Mike is most famous for his work in movies such as The Hangover and Fifty...

Mike Epps Defends Nina Co-star Over Casting Controversy

Producers of the Nina Simone biopic have been blasted for casting the Latina beauty as the late jazz and blues great, with critics claiming the actress looks nothing like the African-American singer....

Mike Epps Files For Divorce

The Next Friday star filed papers in Los Angeles on Tuesday (26Jan16), according to TMZ.com. Epps wed his estranged wife Mechelle in 2005 but the couple separated last summer (15). According...

Mike Epps 'Scared' To Play Richard Pryor

The star signed on to play Pryor last year (14) in the new biopic, which will also feature Kate Hudson as the late comedian's wife. "I'm very scared," he tells late...

Brawl Breaks Out At Mike Epps Stand-up Gig

Epps was performing at StandUpLive in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday (11Sep15), and began joking about an attendee over his resemblance to a member of U.S. band Hootie & the Blowfish, according to TMZ.com....

Oprah Winfrey To Play Brothel Boss In Richard Pryor Biopic - Report

According to the New York Post, the media queen will portray the brothel madam Marie Carter in director Lee Daniels' new film, in which comic Mike Epps will play the tragic Pryor....

Abc Renews "Uncle Buck" For Full Sitcom Season

It’s TV pickups season is upon us again and ABC is taking a walk down memory lane with a reboot of Uncle Buck. The series will be based on the John Candy 1989 eponymous film....

Mike Epps To Star In Uncle Buck Tv Adaptation

The Hangover star will appear as the title character alongside Nia Long, James Lesure, Iman Benson, Sayeed Shahidi and Aalyrah Caldwell in the show, about an irresponsible guy who becomes a babysitter for...

'Uncle Buck' Set For Tv Remake On Abc, Starring Mike Epps

ABC has reportedly picked up a single-camera comedy based on the 1989 movie Uncle Buck, which will star Mike Epps. The show joins a string of new comedies the network announced yesterday, including the return...

Eddie Murphy Is Reportedly In Talks To Join The Cast Of Upcoming Richard Pryor Biopic

Eddie Murphy is said to be in talks to join the cast of the as-yet-untitled Richard Pryor biopic, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film is being produced by the Weinstein Co, with award winning...

John Candy's Uncle Buck Set For Tv Series Revamp

John Candy's comedy Uncle Buck is set for a rebirth on Tv with an all-black cast.Mike Epps will take on the role played by Candy in the 1989 film, while Nia Long will play his...

Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor In Biopic

Mike Epps will play comedian Richard Pryor in a forthcoming biopic of the US comedian.The news has been confirmed on Twitter by Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels, who posted a picture of himself with Epps -...

Oprah Winfrey Reportedly Set To Play Richard Pryor's Abusive Grandmother In Upcoming Biopic

Oprah Winfrey has confirmed her involvement in an upcoming biopic of the late American actor and comedian Richard Pryor. The 60-year-old added a photograph to her Instagram account in which she posed alongside Lee Daniels...

Mike Epps Confirmed To Play Richard Pryor

Actor and funnyman Mike Epps has been confirmed as the lead in director Lee Daniels' upcoming Richard Pryor biopic.Rapper/actor Nick Cannon was previously linked to the title role, but on Sunday (24Aug14) moviemaker Daniels posted...

Arrest Warrant Issued For Mike Epps - Report

Georgia police have issued a warrant for the arrest of comedian/actor Mike Epps following an alleged assault at a comedy club, according to a U.S. report.An unnamed victim claims The Hangover star and two other...

Mike Epps Will Not Face Charges Over Premiere Party Incident

Actor/comedian Mike Epps will not face criminal charges for allegedly assaulting a woman at a movie premiere party in Los Angeles last month (Apr14).The Hangover star was attending an event at a bowling alley in...

Mike Epps & Kevin Hart At War On Twitter

Funnymen Mike Epps and Kevin Hart are getting serious about a war of words, and mutual pal Marlon Wayans is urging both comics to stop feuding.Epps sparked the spat after criticising the Ride Along star...

Mike Epps Accuser Named

A woman who accused actor Mike Epps of assaulting her at a party has been named as actress Simone Shepherd.The Hangover star was attending an event at a bowling alley in Los Angeles following the...

Mike Epps Accused Of Assaulting A Woman At Movie Party

Actor Mike Epps has been accused of reportedly assaulting a woman at a post-premiere party for new film A Haunted House 2.The Hangover star was celebrating the release of the movie at Lucky Strike bowling...

Cops Called To Mike Epps' Birthday Celebrations After Gunshot

Police were called to funnyman Mike Epps' birthday celebrations in Hollywood in the early hours of Tuesday morning (20Nov12) after a gun was fired.The actor/comedian, who turned 42 on Sunday (18Nov12), was partying with pals...

Richard Pryor's Widow Gave Mike Epps Go Ahead For Biopic

Funnyman Mike Epps got in touch with Richard Pryor's widow to ask her permission to play the late comedian in a new Nina Simone biopic.Epps is due to portray the See No Evil, Hear No...

Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor In Simone Biopic

Funnyman Mike Epps has landed the coveted role of tragic comedian Richard Pryor in a new Nina Simone biopic.Pryor toured with the jazz and blues great in the 1960s. Avatar star Zoe Saldana will...

Is Whitney Housten's Last Ever Movie Performance Memorable?

The late singer and movie star, Whitney Houston enjoyed a glamorous and somewhat controversial career. Her legacy, though, does not simply live on in spirit; the multi award-winning actress performed in Sparkle shortly before her...

Bobbi Kristina 'Proud' Of Whitney Houston

Bobbi Kristina Brown is ''very proud'' of Whitney Houston's final work.The 19-year-old offspring of the late superstar and Bobby Brown is thrilled by new movie 'Sparkle', which the 'I Will Always Love You' singer worked...

John Goodman To Star In The Hangover Iii

John Goodman is to star in 'The Hangover III'. The 60-year-old actor looks set to play an antagonist in the third instalment of the comedy franchise and his part is believed to be a similar...

Mike Epps' Past Came Back To Haunt Him On The Set Of Sparkle

Funnyman Mike Epps' wife couldn't wait for filming on his new film Sparkle to wrap - because she didn't like the pimp character he brought home, and the old friends he reconnected with.The Hangover star's...

Heather Graham Returning To Hangover Iii

Heather Graham is returning to 'Hangover III'. The 42-year-old actress is set to reprise her role as Las Vegas stripper Jade - who married Ed Helms' alter-ego Stu in the comedy franchise's debut movie in...

Mike Epps Digs Into His Troubled Past For New Sparkle Role

Funnyman Mike Epps got deadly serious about his new role as a pimp in Whitney Houston's final film - because it brought back a lot of bad memories from his criminal past.The Hangover star has...

Whitney Houston Warns Kids Of Fame Game In 'Sparkle' Movie

Whitney Houston may have had only a supporting role in the forthcoming film 'Sparkle,' but following the singer's sad passing on the eve of this year's Grammy Awards, circumstances have obviously changed and thus it...

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