All Access Nelly
Singer Nelly is to star in a new reality TV series for BET in the US. The show will focus on his hip-hop career as well as his work as a fashion businessman/co-owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats and being father to his biological children and his late sister’s children, all while balancing a relationship with Miss Jackson, Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s ex-girlfriend. The eight hourlong episodes will, according to the network, offer viewers an all-access pass to Nelly’s life.
The MOBO Awards Move To ITV
This year’s MOBO Awards will be shown on ITV as part of a new three-year deal between the event and the broadcaster. The awards take place on October 22. Kanya King, the founder of the MOBO movement, said: “We are very excited that with our new broadcaster, the awards show will be receiving more support and attention than ever before. The new contract with ITV will help us celebrate the next generation of top talent, as the MOBOs continue to pioneer talent within urban music in the UK.”
The Stars Get Ready To Host The Emmys
Just over a week to the Primetime Emmys in LA. This year’s show takes place on a Monday night (no idea why) and is being hosted by Seth Meyers. Halle Berry, Bryan Cranston, Zooey Deschanel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Harrelson, Adam Levine, Matthew McConaughey, Julianna Margulies, Jim Parsons, Amy Poehler, Julia Roberts, Gwen Stefani, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Allison Janney, Lucy Liu, Debra Messing, Andy Samberg, Octavia Spence and Viola Davis have all been confirmed as presenters. Meanwhile the first set of winners have been announced at the Creative Arts Emmys with Joe Morton, Allison Janney, Jimmy Fallon, Orange is the New Black and Sherlock all picking up prizes.
Straight Outta Compton
Oscar-nominated actor Paul Giamatti has been cast in a new film about NWA. Giamatti will play the band’s manager Jerry Heller in the film which is (unsurprisingly) called Straight Outta Compton. Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr is playing his father in the film, with Jason Mitchell as Easy-E and Corey Hawkins starring as Dr Dre. The project is set in the mid-1980s and tells the story of the band’s rise to fame. The film is due out next year.
E! Script A New Show
Joan Collins is joining Elizabeth Hurley in a new drama series about a fictional British royal family. The show, called The Royals, is being made by E! (one of their first scripted series) and follows the family through life in London. Joan will play the Duchess of Oxford, who is the mother of Liz’s character, Queen Helena. The show debuts next year.
Kylie Re-releases Albums
Kylie Minogue’s first four albums are being re-released in October. Kylie, Enjoy Yourself, Rhythm on Love and Let’s Get It On have all been digitally remastered and will be released in special edition, a deluxe edition and a collectors edition. Her first album, Kylie, includes the likes of I Should Be So Lucky, The Locomotion and Got To Be Certain.
Film Promotions At The Apple Store
Mad Men star Jon Hamm will be at the Apple store on Regent Street this week. He’s promoting his new film, Million Dollar Arm, on August 22. Also this week, Daniel Radcliffe is at the store on Monday to discuss his latest, What If. And on Wednesday, Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario and Thomas Brodie-Sangster will be instore to promote their new film, The Maze Runner.
Brad’s Back In London
In case you missed it, Brad Pitt will attend the BFI London Film Festival in October. His new film Fury, about a World War II tank crew, has been chosen to close this year’s event. Brad (and possibly Angelina) will walk the red carpet on October 19.
Talking of Angelina, her latest film Maleficent will be out on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 20.
British actor Tom Hiddleston is being lined up to star in a remake of Ben Hur. The film will be released in February 2016 and producers are said to be courting Hiddleston to take on the title role. He’s best known for playing Loki in Thor and Avengers.
New Film Trailers
This week’s new trailers include Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow in Mortdecai, about an art dealer searching for a lost painting
Plus Maps To The Stars with Robert Pattinson and Julianne Moore which is about our celebrity obsessed society (yes, I see the irony of writing about her).
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