It was all about the flicks last night in Hollywood. MTV Movie Awards
rolled out the red carpet and we were excited to see some of the movies weve
covered this year in the lineup of the chosen few.
kicked butt this year scoring Best Movie and Will Smith made his mark with Best
Male Performance for I Am Legend. Other
winners included Ellen Page for Best Female Performance in Juno and Best Summer Movie So Far went
to Iron Man.
In reinventing and evolving
programming for the upcoming year, MTV is focusing on adding more spinoffs and
genres to the mix of the coming years lineups.
As AllHipHop.com News announced
last week, both 50 Cent and T.I. have new reality shows coming to the network.
We also announced the new anti-gang film I.E., which will star Daz, Kurupt,
Sticky Fingaz, Fredro Star and Bad Azz alongside Bokeem Woodbine.
good to see Hip-Hop and Hollywood coming together. This weeks Hollywood
Shuffle highlights a few actors who whose careers are fledging forward
with no signs of slowing down.
Tyrese Going For
It may be a while before we hear anything on the
music side from Tyrese Gibson, or even Black Ty. Why? The R&B
singer/model/actor has vowed not to step back into the recording studio until
his acting prowess has earned him Hollywoods golden statue. In his words, you can just call me Tyrese
As for his quest for the gold, Gibson has signed
on to do Transformers 2 with original
cast members Shia Labeouf, Meagan Fox and Josh Duhamel. Hes also confirmed to
reunite with director John Singleton in the upcoming film Luke Cage, and nabbed the elusive B.A. Baracus role in The A-Team.
Gibsons new film Death Race, a
futuristic thriller by Paul WS Anderson hits theaters August 22. In It, Gibson
takes on the role of prisoner Machine Gun Joe, originally played by Sylvester
Stallone in the 1975 original cult film, Death
Race 2000. The films story line traces prisoner Jensen Ames (John Statham of Crank),
whos forced into a brutal race car game orchestrated by the warden of a
notorious prison (Joan Allen).
Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr.
In The SoloistIt was announced in 2007 that Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr. were
taking on roles in the film The Soloist,
which tells the true tale of schizophrenic musical prodigy Nathaniel Ayers
(Foxx) with a dream, who is discovered by an L.A. Times journalist (Downey
Jr.). The studio has been leaking out official photos from the set since the beginning of ’08, and it
looks very intense.
The Soloist is slated to be in
theaters on November 21. With the box office success of these two stars in the
past year, the film should be a shoe-in for big opening weekend numbers!
Eddie Murphy Back
On The Beat
Eddie Murphy is back on the beat as the Detroit
detective Axel Foley in Paramounts upcoming fourth installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise. According
to Variety, Murphy came to Paramount with plans of reviving the franchise that
claimed his status as a box office powerhouse. Reportedly, the three cop
films grossed $712.9 million worldwide since the release of the first one
in1984. Powerhouse indeed!
Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of the original Beverly Hills Cop trilogy plans to sit
this one out. Theres no word yet on who
will step in, but X-Men and Rush Hour director Brett Ratner is
currently in negotiations with Paramount to do the film.
Woodbines Caught On Tape
As we mentioned, Bokeem is starring alongside Sticky
Fingaz and several other rappers in the upcoming film I.E. It turns out that
Bokeem is working on yet another project with the former Onyx member a movie
that Sticky Fingaz wrote and directed called Caught On Tape.
The movie stars Vivica Fox, Kel Mitchell, Cedric The
Entertainer, Keith Robinson, Malik Yoba, Angie Stone and Joe Torry, and
revolves around the story of a young boy who catches his mothers boyfriend
plotting a crime. The truly interesting thing is that its listed on IMDB.com
as a musical No set release date as of yet though.
On another note, Bokeem is appearing in The Poker House, a film co-written by In
Living Color alumni David Alan Grier. Grier also stars in the diverse cast,
which includes Clarke Peters of The Wire
fame. Woodbine also has a role in the August 08 release The Fifth Commandment, which takes us to Thailand for some serious
action. Check out the trailer: