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Father Of Cuba Gooding Jr. Passes Away From Suspected Overdose

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Tragedy has struck in Los Angeles this week with the sudden death of soul crooner Cuba Gooding Sr.. The 72-year-old musician and father of the Academy Award winning Cuba Gooding Jr. was found unresponsive in his parked car, though no cause of death has yet been confirmed.

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The 'Everybody Plays the Fool' singer was discovered dead in his vehicle in Woodland Hills yesterday afternoon (April 20th 2017) just one week ahead of his 73rd birthday. While a cause of death is yet to be officially announced, authorities have speculated that an overdose of some description may be to blame.

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Cuba Gooding Jr Files For Divorce After 22 Years Of Marriage

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Cuba Gooding Jr. has filed for divorce from his wife Sara Kapfer after 22 years of marriage.

The move comes over a year after Sara filed for legal separation from her husband back in August of 2014.

Cuba Gooding JrCuba Gooding Jr. has filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years Sara Kapfer

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From Fleabag To The People V. O.J. - The Shows That Glued Us To The Box In 2016

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2016 has been a hell of a year for television. The Primetime Emmy nominations earlier this year were packed with a mass of incredible TV shows both brand new and ongoing, and it's not stopped there either. Whether it's a limited series of a long-running franchise, television has never been more loved.

Here are our favourite TV shows of the year:

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Chapter Three Of 'American Horror Story: Roanoke' Explains The Story Behind The Haunting (Spoilers)

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The third episode of 'American Horror Story: Roanoke' has arrived and we finally learn the story behind the violent haunting of Shelby and Matt's North Carolina farmhouse. However, little Flora is still missing and things are getting personal. You'd think it would be time to leave the area, but these characters are made of sturdier stuff.

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Episode one introduced this season's concept: 'My Roanake Nightmare'. It's basically a televised documentary about Shelby and Matt's paranormal experiences where they are played by Lily Rabe and Andre Holland in the interview segments and Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr. in the reenactments. Angela Bassett plays Matt's ex-cop sister Lee. 

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'American Horror Story' Season 6 Premiere: 'My Roanoke Nightmare' Has Hillbillies, Ghosts And Dead Pigs

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For the first time, the concept of the latest season of 'American Horror Story' was kept completely under wraps, with creator Ryan Murphy refusing to give away so much as the title of season 6. But we finally learned what we were in for when it premiered on FX last night (September 14th 2016). 

American Horror StoryAmerican Horror Story is back with 'My Roanake Nightmare'

The new season is called 'My Roanoke Nightmare', confirming the rumours that were circling ahead of the season premiere; rumours suggesting that it would be based on the true tale of the missing Roanoke Colony in what we now know as North Carolina in the late 16th century. 

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From The Cast To The Kardashians: What You Need To Know About 'The People Vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story'

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‘The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ premieres tonight (February 15th) in the UK on BBC Two at 9pm and it’s one drama you certainly won’t want to miss. Already a critical hit in the US, the series comes from the team behind ‘American Horror Story’ and boasts a star-studded cast guiding you through one of the most famous cases in American legal history.

Cuba Gooding JrCuba Gooding Jr stars as O.J. Simpson.

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Had No Idea He'd Be Playing O.J. Simpson In 'ACS' Series

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In the aftermath of the massive social media reaction to ‘The People vs O.J. Simpson’ when it debuted on FX last week, Cuba Gooding Jr. has revealed that he had no idea he would be taking on the role of the notorious former NFL player when he was contacted for the first ‘American Crime Story’ season.

‘The People vs O.J. Simpson’ is based on the book by Jeffrey Toobin, ‘The Run of His Life’, and tries to tell the story of the former American footballer’s murder trial. Former Oscar winner Gooding, 48, explained in an interview this week that when he knew it was a Ryan Murphy script from his agent, even though he had previously turned down an offer to play O.J. in another project, he went for it, no questions asked.

Cuba Gooding JrCuba Gooding Jr., centre, with Courtney B. Vance and John Singleton at the 'ACS' premiere

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David Schwimmer Joins 'American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson' Cast As Robert Kardashian

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Is Cuba Gooding Jr Headed For A Career Revival With "American Crime Story"?

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So here’s something that we definitely all needed to see – a revival of the O. J. Simpson story via FX miniseries. The brainchild of American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, the new miniseries will star Cuba Gooding Jr. as O. J. and Sarah Paulson. It will track O. J.’s drawn out trial, with Paulson playing prosecutor Marcia Clark, according to the Deadline announcement.

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Could this spell a revival for Gooding's lackluster career of late?

It’s called American Crime Story and is an offshoot of Murphy’s highly successful American Horror Story, now in its fourth season. The new anthology miniseries is based on the 1996 book "The Run of his Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson," Jeffery Toobin, a writer for the New Yorker and will run for 10 episodes.

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'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Beats 'Kick-Ass 2' And 'Jobs' In US Weekend Box Office

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Lee Daniels' The Butler has defeated other newcomers Kick-Ass 2 and Jobs in the US Weekend Box Office. The Butler has headed straight to number one whilst Kick-Ass 2 and Jobs have respectively gained 4th and 7th place.

Forest WhitakerForest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey who star in Lee Daniels' The Butler as Cecil and Gloria Gaines at the L.A. premiere.

The Butler has made $25 million in its opening weekend and has gained critical praise. The historical epic is inspired by the true story of Cecil Gaines, a black butler who whilst serving at the White House, saw the offices of eight presidents. His life and family form a touchstone for the audience when addressing such historical events as the Civil Rights Movement and the rise of Black Power in the US. 

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'The Butler' - Was Oscar Talk A Tad Premature? Reviews Are In!

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While The Butler seemed like an early contender for Oscar contention, the early reviews suggest it may have fallen short in some areas. Praised were the performances, especially Forest Whitaker's, but criticized is the depth of this ambitious movie.

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“Whitaker digs in deep and gives a marvelous under-the-skin performance; he seems to catch the very essence of a man who has spent his whole life trying not to be seen,” say Variety. “A great film about the American civil rights movement is way overdue. The Butler, overwhelmed by flash and good intentions, doesn't even come close,” The Guardian write in their review.

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Video - Cuba Gooding Jr. Reveals Plane Problems

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire; As Good As It Gets; Men Of Honour) and Nate Parker (The Great Debaters; The Secret Life Of Bees; Felon) attend a press junket for their new movie "Red Tails" at the London Hotel in New York. Nate talks about the 'boot camp' which helped the actors bond over a series of gruelling activities. When asked if he was sick in the plane, Nate sarcastically asks who does get sick in the plane, to which Cuba puts his hand up sheepishly.

Cuba discusses his problems with flying, which include blacking out; the actors also talk about bonding in Prague - where they filmed Red Tails - which resulted in the good chemistry on screen and how they had to fly in black actors from Africa and Europe for extra roles, as there weren't a lot of black actors to cast in Prague

Video - Cuba Gooding Jr Talks Growing Up In The Bronx

Cuba Gooding Jr, the actor best known for his critically acclaimed performance in 'Boyz n the Hood', spotted out and about in Los Angeles, California. Wearing a white top with dark sunglasses, Cuba chatted briefly about life growing up in The Bronx, saying, "You know, I moved when I was like 7 or 8."

The actor recently completed work on George Lucas' highly anticipated action-adventure movie 'Red Tails', about the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron in World War II. The film hits cinemas on 20th January 2012.

American Gangster Review

There's something dead in Denzel Washington's eyes nearly all of the way through Ridley Scott's American Gangster, which takes what should have been a mesmerizing slice of urban historical grit and grinds it into roughly two hours of standard issue cinema. Washington is playing Frank Lucas, a real-life crime boss who for a period lasting from the late 1960s into the following decade, ran Manhattan "from 110th to 155th, river to river." A real slick character who doesn't need to strut his worth on the street, Lucas hates flash like a junkie hates rehab: It reminds him of all he truly is but doesn't want to be. Facing off against him is New Jersey narc Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe), a womanizing tough guy with a short fuse but a heart of gold (aren't they all), who's so clean that when he and his partner come across $1 million in untraceable cash he had the bad manners to turn it all in without taking a single bill for himself. In a big-city police department in the 1970s, boy scout behavior like that will just plain get you killed -- the guy who's not on the take is the guy who could very well sell you down the river when the grand jury comes sniffing around for who is on the take.

Ridley Scott has a good thing going here, tossing these two Hollywood bigshots into the ring and letting them play cops and robbers while he slathers on the period detail with a trowel. There's some serious Superfly outfits (including a godawful $50,000 chinchilla coat that plays a surprisingly key part in a plot twist), a generous helping of soul music, enough fantastic character actors to choke a horse (Idris Elba, Jon Polito, Kevin Corrigan, an incredibly sleazy Josh Brolin, and so on), the specter of Vietnam playing on every television in sight, and the odd enjoyment one gets from watching cops in the pre-militarized, pre-SWAT days take down an apartment with just revolvers, the occasional shotgun, and a sledgehammer to whack down the door. Scott's smart enough to let the story cohere organically and without rush, keeping his main contenders apart for as long as could possibly be borne, making them fully developed characters in their own right and not just developed in opposition to the other. But there's something in this broad and expansive tale that can't quite come together, and it seems to start in Denzel's eyes.

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Dirty Review

That's "dirty" as in cops. And that's "cops" as in LAPD. If you wanted to depict this stained organization in the worst possible light, don't bother, it's been done -- to death. And here it is again, rising up like a ghoul from the grave -- from the pen of Chris Fisher and Gil Reavill, directed by the former. The picture they give us of this organization is that there's no hope Chief Bratton's corps will ever clean up its act.

We follow the frantic, out-of-control maneuvers of two cops in particular, Salim Adel (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and Armando Sancho (Clifton Collins Jr.). These are two law enforcement officers out of the barrio, familiar with its culture and the scummy men who run it. But paragons of law they are not, and they have about as much resistance to corruption as a tin badge in seawater.

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Pearl Harbor Review

There's a point in Pearl Harbor when Cuba Gooding Jr. leaps into a battleship's gun turret and starts shooting down Japanese planes while hell rages around him. It's a dramatic moment... until you realize that it's that "Show me the money!" guy from Jerry Maguire, shooting CGI bullets at a CGI plane... and you are reminded once again just how phony everything you've seen in Pearl Harbor has been.

Ironically, this incident, where ship's cook Dorie Miller took charge and shot back during America's worst hour on December 7, 1941, is just about the only true event to be found in the entire, oppressive three-hour film. (And our producers are quick to remind us of just how ripped-from-history this little vignette is. Never mind that Gooding has a pitiful excuse for a role with maybe five minutes of screen time.)

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Chill Factor Review

When will the Hollywood moguls learn? I'll admit that we liked Speed way back in 1994 despite atrocious acting and a bogus plot. But all the money and success that movie earned seems to have given the wrong impression to the big wigs at the major studios. "Action-film-overkill," as I like to call it, has long since destroyed much of the innovation that came from Speed's once exciting premise. We're on the verge of a new millennium here. I only hope that it's going to take a little more creativity to keep us on the edge of our seats than a recycled plot, two stars, and some explosions.

Instead of a rigged bus that must stay above 55 mph, Chill Factor introduces a chemical weapon so powerful that it can destroy a third of the country's population--- but only if it's temperature rises above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Radio Review

HBO's cultish sketch-fest Mr. Show, in one of its more brilliant skewers of the entertainment business, did a hysterical mock movie awards show where all categories were for playing mentally challenged adults. The heart of the joke was the way the actors engaged in sickening self-congratulation for their "courageous" role choices.

Cuba Gooding Jr. deserves similar congratulations for his courage, not just for "playing retarded" in the titular role in Radio, but for most of what he's done since he won his own Oscar as jawboning jock Rod Tidwell in 1996's Jerry Maguire, a role in which his only devastating handicap was playing for the Arizona Cardinals. If not true fearlessness, it's hard to imagine what else can explain some of Gooding's recent script-picking decisions - Chill Factor, Instinct, Rat Race, Snow Dogs, and the execrable Boat Trip come to mind. Maybe he can't read.

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Men Of Honor Review

Diving movies rule!

I just can't seem to get enough of the thrill of the being submerged in hundreds of feet of water with the ever-present threat of drowning all around me. You know, that feeling of small animals crawling into my wetsuit or larger animals deciding to eat me whole. The intoxicating sensation of my lungs exploding from gas build-up in my lungs. How can you argue with that?

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Boat Trip Review


Driven entirely by tedious clichés, vulgar stereotypes, tawdry and low-brow raunch-as-comedy gags, and the degrading, almost minstrel-show antics of a mugging, rubber-faced Cuba Gooding Jr., "Boat Trip" is a gay-themed movie aimed squarely and exclusively at stupid straight people.

The contrived mix-up plot finds Gooding and John Belushi-wannabe Horatio Sanz ("Saturday Night Live") trapped onboard a cruise ship full of gay men for a weeklong voyage, and writer-director Mort Nathan (who scripted the Farrelly Brothers' "Kingpin") finds endless excuses for them to act cartoonishly homosexual in order to score with the few women on board.

Gooding has fallen for the ship's dance instructor (Roselyn Sanchez) -- a steamy Latina who walks around in see-through linen tops and three pounds of eye shadow while professing "I don't care about makeup, I don't care about what I'm wearing." Meanwhile fat, ugly, loutish Sanz has the hots for a brain-dead bimbo (Playboy Playmate Victoria Silvstedt) from the "Swedish suntanning team" who was rescued from a shipwreck along with a dozen other swimsuit models. Inexplicably, she has the hots for him too -- not because there's anything attractive about him whatsoever, but because the director is transparently more interested in any excuse for bug-eyed boob shots than he is in anything remotely resembling story or humor.

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Rat Race Review


After a generation on hiatus, the crazy, ensemble-cast chase comedy is back with an MTV vengeance in "Rat Race," a cornball marathon between a dozen second-tier stars vying for a $2 million booty.

The gimmick: To entertain his high-rolling clientele, a Las Vegas hotelier -- played by John Cleese with a slightly insane, toothy-dentured grin -- recruits an oddball assortment of zealous casino tourists to dash across the desert to New Mexico in search of a bus station locker where the loot has been stashed. The runners think it's all a zany promotion for Cleese's resort, but in the penthouse billionaires from all over the world are placing high-stakes bets on who will get there first, just for rich-guy kicks.

The players: Jon Lovitz is an chintzy, unemployed soccer dad who red-lines his minivan while dragging his family along, on the pretense of a job offer so he doesn't get chewed out for ruining their vacation. He catches hell anyway when the car breaks down outside a "white power" roadside attraction and they steal Hitler's limo to complete the pilgrimage.

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Pearl Harbor Review


The handful of battle scenes that make up a good hour of "Pearl Harbor" are adrenaline-pumping and hyper-realistic on a massive scale.

You feel the impact of every single 7.7mm round from dive-bombing Japanese Zeros as they rip through pavement, planes and people in the infamous attack around which the film in centered. Director Michael Bay's camera goes inside cockpits, rides along on bombs from release to explosion, captures the terror of a torpedo in the water from the deck of a ship and includes some of the best special effects ever put on film.

The money shot is a hull-buckling blast that rips through the USS Arizona. It makes being on a luxury liner hit by an iceberg look like a 25-cent carnival ride.

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