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Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor In Upcoming Biopic

August 27th, 2014 8:15am EDT
Mike Epps
Director Lee Daniels has confirmed that Mike Epps will be playing Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic about the actor/comedian.

On Sunday, Daniels posted a photo of himself, Oprah Winfrey and Epps on Instagram with the caption: "and we're off... Get ready y'all for #richardpryor @eppsie @oprah."

Pryor, 65, died in 2005 following a heart attack and battling multiple sclerosis for many years. He is known for his stand-up comedy and films such as "Blazing Saddles," "Stir Crazy," "Brewster's Millions" and "The Toy."

It had been rumored that "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon would lan...
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Happy Birthday!

August 27th, 2014 7:00am EDT
Celebrity Birthdays - August 27, 2014
Happy Birthday to:

Actress Alexa Vega (1988)

Actor Cainan Wiebe (1995)

R&B singer Mario (1986)

Actor Kyle Lowder (1980)

Actor Aaron Paul (1979)

Rapper Mase (1978)

Actress Sarah Chalke (1976)

DJ Felix da Housecat (1972)

Actress Chandra Wilson (1969)

Designer Tom Ford (1961)

Gospel singer Yolanda Adams (1961)

MTV VJ Downtown Julie Brown (1959)

Actress Diana Scarwid (1955)

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson (1953)

Actor Peter Stormare (1953)

Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens (1952)

Actor Charles Fleischer (1950)

Actress Barbara Bach (1947)

Actress Tuesday Weld (1943)

Jazz musician Ali...
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Sofia Vergara And 15 Of The Best Dressed Women At The 2014 Emmys

August 26th, 2014 11:37pm EDT
Sofia Vergara And 15 Of The Best Dressed Women At The 2014 Emmys
The 2014 Emmy Awards telecast on Monday night wasn't much to write home about, trudging along in mediocrity save for a few above average moments.

Even the fashion this year was so-so. Few stars stood out this year -- a stark contrast to Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards -- and, of course there were some bad dresses, but even the bad wasn't that bad (well, if you take Lena Dunham out of the equation).

Starting off with three women whose amazing curves were on display all night, Modern Family's Sofia Vergara, True Detective's Alexandra Daddario and Mad Men's Christina Hendricks, these 1...
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Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMAs Date Is Wanted By Police

August 26th, 2014 8:32pm EDT
Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMAs Date Is Wanted By Police
The blond homeless guy whom Miley Cyrus took to the MTV Video Music Awards violated his probation in Oregon and is wanted by police.

Many thought Jesse Helt was Cyrus' new boyfriend after he showed up with the singer on the red carpet. When the pop star won "Video of the Year" for "Wrecking Ball," Helt accepted the award for her in order to raise awareness about homeless youths. Cyrus met Helt, 22, last week at Hollywood shelter My Friend's Place.

Helt told the audience, "My name is Jesse, and I'm accepting this award on behalf of 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth who are starving ...
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Weird Al Yankovic Parodies TV Theme Songs, Pushes 'Game Of Thrones' Writer George R.R. Martin To Write Faster

August 26th, 2014 7:23pm EDT
Weird Al Yankovic Parodies TV Theme Songs, Pushes 'Game Of Thron
There were few highlights to a rather uneventful and, frankly, boring 2014 Emmy Awards ceremony Monday night, but about halfway into the show, 'Weird Al' Yankovic took the stage for three-and-a-half minutes for a parody medley of the theme songs of hit shows "Mad Men," "Scandal," "Homeland," "Modern Family" and "Game of Thrones," the latter of which was the focus of the skit and co-starred Andy Samberg as the show's now deceased young king Joffrey Baratheon.

Dancers dressed in outfits the likes of the ones on the show surrounded the singer as he pleaded for writer George R.R. Martin to hur...
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Kim Kardashian To Make Guest Appearance On '2 Broke Girls'

August 26th, 2014 6:24pm EDT
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian has booked a guest appearance on "2 Broke Girls." The reality star will film a cameo opposite Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs on the CBS series. The episode will air in October.

The "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star revealed the news on Twitter.

Shooting an episode of #2BrokeGirls with @OfficialKat & @BethBehrs! Can’t wait for you to see it 10/27 @ 8pm on #CBS

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 25, 2014

It's not the first time a popular celeb has made a guest appearance on the series. Linday Lohan filmed a similar cameo last season.

Kardashian is slowly b...
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Jessie J Gets Some Help From Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj In Latest Video, 'Bang Bang'

August 26th, 2014 5:15pm EDT
Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande Bang Bang
Hot off their opening performance during Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande's video for their single "Bang Bang" finally saw a wide release on Monday afer debuting exclusively on MTV.com following the VMAs.

The single, which will appear on Jessie J's upcoming album, features the three women dancing and partying on a New York City rooftop.

"It's me starting a street party that Ariana is then going to attend, and then Nicki turns up on an amazing type of transport, that I wont give away," Jessie told MTV News. "And then we all party together on a ...
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Billy Cyrstal Makes Touching Tribute To Robin Williams At Emmy Awards

August 26th, 2014 4:34pm EDT
Robin Williams
Billy Crystal hailed fellow actor/comedian Robin Williams as a comedic "genius" in a touching tribute at the Emmy Awards on Monday at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

Williams, 63, committed suicide at his California home on August 11, and his close friend Crystal was tasked with leading the tribute to Williams during the annual TV awards show.

Following the end of the traditional In Memorium segment, which was accompanied by Sara Bareilles singing a rendition of Nat King Cole classic "Smile," Crystal told the audience how he used to struggle to keep up with Williams' quick wit and ener...
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Sarah Silverman Shows Off 'Liquid Pot' At The Emmy Awards

August 26th, 2014 2:23pm EDT
Sarah Silverman Shows Off 'Liquid Pot' At The Emmy Awards
Comedienne Sarah Silverman attended the Emmy Awards on Monday night and brought some marijuana to smoke during the ceremony.

During an interview with E! News host Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet, Silverman, 43, showed the reporter the contents of her purse, which included make-up, her driver's license, and a marijuana vapor pen.

She explained, "This is my pot. It's liquid pot." She added that she planned on having "a puff here and there" during the three-hour ceremony.

Silverman was nominated for two Emmys: "Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special" and "Outstanding Variety Special" f...
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Croatian Church Won't Allow 'Game Of Thrones' Crew To Film Pivotal Nude Scene (Spoilers)

August 26th, 2014 1:15pm EDT
Game of Thrones
A church in Croatia is standing in the way of HBO's production on the fifth season of Game of Thrones over the filming of a nude scene.

SPOILERS: The series uses the town of Dubrovnik as the stand in for Westeros' capital city of King's Landing, and production has now come to a stand still becasue the Church of St. Nicholas won't allow actress Lena Headey to walk out of the church naked and into the streets, according to TMZ.com.

The country's film commission has refused to grand a permit to film the scene and now producers are scrambling to figure out what to do next.

The scene in quest...
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