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LeBron James Helped Negotiate Octavia Spencer’s Equal Pay On New Netflix Series

Octavia Spencer and Lebron James are co-executive producing the upcoming Netflix series Madam C.J. Walker.

In her recent interview at Sundance, the actress revealed that the NBA star “had to intervene” during negotiations over the pay she would receive for the series. “I have to say when I was negotiating my deal for Madam C.J., LeBron James had to intervene,” Spencer said, “So we need all our male counterparts to be in the fight with us.”

 

 

Madam C.J. Walker tells the true story of the woman who went from washing clothes to becoming one of the very few African-American female millionaires of the early 20th century. 

The limited series is based on a 2001 biography of Ms. Walker by A’Lelia Bundles, her great-great-granddaughter.

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Empire’s Terrence Howard Receives a Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Long overdue! Congratulations to Terrence Howard, who, as of this morning, became a proud owner of a star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

See images from the ceremony below. Courtesy of Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

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Comic Con: Marvel Phase 4 Plans Revealed – “Thor 4,” “Black Widow,” “Eternals,” “Blade” Reboot And More

Marvel announced a number of big upcoming titles at its panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Saturday. According to the studio’s president Kevin Feige, the following projects will be released over the next two years.

The Eternals

Cast: Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff (Wonderstruck) as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry (Child’s Play) as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh (The Lodge) as Sprite, Don Lee (One On One) as Gilgamesh, and Angelina Jolie as Thena

Director: Chloé Zhao

Release date: November 6, 2020

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Cast: Anthony Mackie as The Falcon, Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier, Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo

Release date: Fall 2020 exclusively on Disney+

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Cast: Simu Liu in the title role, Awkwafina in an undisclosed role, Tony Leung as the (real) Mandarin

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

Release date: February 12, 2021

WandaVision

Cast: Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, reprising their roles as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Vision. Teyonah Parris as the adult Monica Rambeau

Release date: Spring 2021 exclusively on Disney+

Loki

Cast:  Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki

Release: Spring 2021 exclusively on Disney+

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlett Witch

Director: Scott Derrickson

Release date: May 7, 2021

What If…? – the first animated series in the MCU

Cast: Jeffrey Wright as the voice of The Watcher and other actors from across the MCU will reprise their roles as voice talent

Release date: Summer 2021 exclusively on Disney +

Hawkeye

Cast: Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye

Release date: Fall 2021 exclusively on Disney +

Thor: Love and Thunder

Cast: Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will reprise their roles as Thor and Valkyrie. Natalie Portman will star as female Thor.

Director: Taika Waititi 

Release date: November 5, 2021

Black Widow

Cast: Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, David Harbour as Alexei AKA The Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena, O-T Fagbenle as Mason, and Rachel Weisz as Melina

Director: Cate Shortland

Release Date: May 1, 2020

Blade

Cast: Mahershala Ali as Blade

Director and release date has not been announced.

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“Hustlers” Trailer Starring Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu and Cardi B Released

The trailer for STX's upcoming movie Hustlers starring Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians), Julia Stiles (Riviera), Keke Palmer (Pimp), Lili Reinhart (Riverdale), and Cardi B. has been released!

Adapted from a 2015 New York magazine article The Hustlers at Scores, the film follows a group of strip club employees who join forces to con money from their Wall Street clients.

Lorene Scafaria (The Meddler) wrote and directed the film. STXfilms is producing alongside Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina.

Hustlers is set to premiere on September 13. Check out the trailer below.

 

 

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