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Jonah Hill On 'A Whole Other Level Of Comedy' In '21 Jump Street' Remake

As 21 Jump Street hits theaters March 16, castmembers from the OG TV show's cast and the film speak on remixing the gritty cop series starring Johnny Depp

Original Castmember (Holly Robinson-Peete, Officer Judy Hoffs):
When I heard about them doing [a remake], I was like, “I want a cameo!” It was all about getting Johnny [Depp] to do a cameo. Once they landed Johnny, they were like, “Holly who?” I lobbied everybody – Jonah Hill, Sony – to get in and to be a part of it. It was a show that I was very proud of. It’s popular culture at its best. It defines a whole generation, and we shot everything in Canada in 1986. We were all so green, none of us had done anything. Whenever these remakes happen, you hope in some ways that they stay true to it, but Jonah and Channing are on a whole other level of comedy with this thing.

This is not your parents’ 21 Jump Street. It’s totally taken dramatic license. It’s very spoofy, very R-rated. It's in the vein of the Starsky & Hutch remake. It’s very over the top comedy. As soon as I heard Jonah was going to be involved I knew he was going to probably put his spin on it. Some people looked at Jump Street as defining a generation, and some people may not be okay with poking fun at it. I feel like if you’re gonna do that, you have to go for it. And these guys went for it.


Film Castmember (DeRay Davis, Domingo):
Growing up with and watching a show on a weekly basis, you can’t compare it to a movie where people see these characters for this two-hour span and have the same connection with. But you’ll definitely see it in the movie. They just updated it. Like what Drew Barrymore did with Charlie’s Angels. The show was more on the serious side, but the movie has comedic action. It measures up. —As told to Kathy Iandoli

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A 'New York Undercover' Reboot May Be On The Way

Nostalgia seems to be the name of the game these days. As networks flirt with the idea of rebooting beloved television shows birthed in the 90s, the return on investment appears to be two-fold: being able to tap into the fanbase that helped catapult the show to success, while exposing the series to a new audience.

According to Deadline, ABC is not only rebooting NYPD Blue but also considering bringing back New York Undercover. Created by Dick Wolf, the cop drama starring Malik Yoba and Michael DeLorenzo was the first series that featured two actors of colors as the lead.

Yoba and DeLorenzo played undercover detectives J.C Williams and Eddie Torres with New York's fourth precinct. Later on in the series, Lauren Valez joined the cast as a detective and Torres' love interest. Originally housed on Fox, the series lasted from 1994-1998, with the unsuspecting death of Torres who perished in a car bomb.

Wolf's agent spoke to Deadline and hinted about the reprisal. "Wolf  is reviving one of his shows from years ago – it’s a franchise you can redo” that “doesn’t necessarily have to have the same cast.” Reportedly there are multiple networks interested.

If the show does make a return, will you tune in?

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Awww Here It Goes: Kenan Thompson And Kel Mitchell Would Do A 'Good Burger' Sequel

Millennials rejoice! It looks like 90s television staples Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell would be down to do a sequel to their cult-classic film, Good Burger.

During a visit to Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, SNL star Thompson was asked a phoned-in question about the possibility of a "full-on sequel" to the film. A few years ago, Kenan and Kel reunited on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for a resurrection of their All That sketch of the same name. It looks like the same question has crossed their minds before, and they are both open to the opportunity.

"We’ve been talking about it for a long time, and we’ve had meetings about it," Thompson revealed. "So, it’s in the higher powers’ hands, because we both said were down to do it."

He also elaborated on the viral Good Burger reunion seen on Fallon.

"Thanks to Dan Schneider [All That's creator], he called me and he was like, a friend of his was working on The Tonight Show, and they had that idea to do the reunion. He reached out to me and then I called Kel, and then we talked, we played phone tag for like three days… it was a nice, 40 minute conversation that we had… it was nice to reconnect because it was like picking up right from where we left off.”

Let's hope that we can see a sequel to the film in our lifetime, as we expect it'd be welcome with open arms.

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Rest In 'Power': Crew Member For 50 Cent's Show Killed On Set

50 Cent offered his condolences to the loved ones of Pedro Jimenez, a crew member who was killed on the set of his hit STARZ show, Power, earlier this morning. (Monday, Dec. 10).

"I just learned we lost Pedro Jimenez, a member of the Power production team early this morning," wrote the media mogul in an Instagram post, which accompanied a black screen. "My prayers and condolences are with the entire Jimenez family."

According to TMZ, "Pedro Jimenez was setting up parking cones for a location shoot in Brooklyn around 4:20 AM when he was struck by a 2006 Ford Explorer. Police responded and Pedro was transported to a Brooklyn Hospital, where he was pronounced dead."

Jimenez was just 63 years old, and had reportedly worked on the series since its debut in 2014. Reports state that investigators have spoken with the 64-year-old driver of the vehicle that struck Mr. Jimenez, who is also a crew member on the show. No arrests have been made.

 

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I just learned we lost Pedro Jimenez, a member of the Power production team early this morning. My prayers and condolences are with the entire Jimenez family.

A post shared by 50 Cent (@50cent) on Dec 10, 2018 at 9:29am PST

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