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Jimi Hendrix' Family Has No Love for Andre 3000 and Upcoming Biopic?

Though the anticipated biopic of the psychedelic life of rock legend Jimi Hendrix has already been in production in Dublin, Ireland, with pics released of hip-hop star Andre 3000 in full on hippie gear and a Jheri-curl esque Afro (he's reportedly taken the method actor approach in playing the role), his family continues to disdain the project immeasurably. Its to the point that the film may be without any of the rocker's classic tunes, as the family owned estate, Experience Hendrix LLC, are refusing to let his music to be used for All Is By My Side.

The family released a statement to the press, declaring: "[We have] made it known many times in the past that no such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its full participation".

Sean McKittrick, a producer of the flick, admits to having never asked the estate, run by Jimi's sister Janie, for permission to use his music, but claims that he hadn't intended on featuring it anyway, which only caused his family to scoff at the whole idea of a biopic. The controversy is similar to that of the Edie Sedgwick film Factory Girl, starring Sienna Miller. In the role of Bob Dylan, an ex-flame of Sedgwick, Hayden Christian had to over-dub his voice post-production in order for the studio to avoid a lawsuit from Dylan who had preferred to not be mentioned whatsoever in the pop-art flick.

In an effort to keep the spirit of the late '60s blues-y rock and soul alive and akin to Hendrix's own music, the producers are opting to use other notable songs of the era with soft rock jams from The Beatles and Muddy Waters, which are still factual moments of his past performance sets, as he sang songs like "Wild Thing" and "Bleeding Heart" at concerts. The fiery decision from the family definitely places a (possible) major pothole in the whole essence of the biopic as what's a Hendrix-centric film without the melodies of some of his most capital records like "Purple Haze" and "All Along the Watchtower"?

Without the consent of his family, the veracity of the movie could be questioned, but with so much information about him present, the storyline of his real life should still be intact. The results will be interesting for any avid fan to watch on the silvers screen and that plan to support the film, as the cult status of one of the greatest guitar players of all time has remained steady since his death in 1970 at the age of 27.

All Is By My Side will focus on his adventures in England between 1966 to '67, and the creation of his breakthrough LP, Are You Experienced? Andre and John Ridley, the director of All Is By My Side, have assuredly shared that the film will be a celebration of how Hendrix became the icon he is today. The studio that is backing the film is aiming for a Sundance Independent Film Festival premiere in 2013.

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Cardi B To Join James Corden On A Forthcoming "Carpool Karaoke" Segment

Your rapper’s favorite rapper Cardi B is slated to make her debut on “Car Pool Karaoke” with James Corden, Billboard reports. The Late Late Show host teased the upcoming episode, which airs Monday (Dec.17) via Instagram along with a small schedule of the show’s upcoming guests.

 

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Here’s what the next two weeks look like on the @latelateshow! Seeing the year out with a bang x x x

A post shared by James Corden (@j_corden) on Dec 10, 2018 at 5:17pm PST

In addition to the “Money” rapper, Amber Heard and Armie Hammer will also appear on the same episode. Corden is closing out the last leg of 2018 strong by having a slew of other prominent stars on the show on the last week before the program goes on break for the holidays. The likes of Gwen Stefani, RuPaul, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Blunt, Leah Remini, Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others will be featured on the show after Bardi’s Monday episode.

To say the least, we're sure the British talk show host and the newly minted Grammy-nominated rapper are going to have the time of their lives.

The 26-year-old's now estranged husband Offset, along with the other members of Migos were guests on the beloved show. Joining Corden as he drove through the streets of Los Angeles, the trio performed a slew of hits including "Walk It Talk It"  while also giving a nod of praise to past hits, including Whitney Houston's "Wanna Dance With Somebody."

With all the fun Migos had with Corden, we can only imagine what shenanigans James and Belcalis are going to get into.

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Romeo May Have Landed A Role In 'Bad Boys For Life'

Bad Boys 3 is officially going down, and there's going to be a lot of new changes. The biggest change seems to be major additions to the film's cast. In fact, Romeo Miller recently hopped on social media on Tuesday (Dec. 11), suggesting that he could be the newest addition to the Bad Boys team.

Romeo shared a photo of an email for a callback to the Bad Boys set on his Instagram Stories on Dec. 11. "When you get callbacks and opportunity to work alongside your idols, @martinlawrence and @willsmith, you go study and go ghost," the rapper-turned-actor said, mentioning stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith.

Romeo isn't the only hip-hop star to possibly land a role in the forthcoming movie. Nicky Jam also suggested he was going out for a part during an interview with TMZ in Nov. 2018. "I actually came her because I'm doing a casting for a movie," he said at the time.

As previously reported Will Smith and Martin Lawrence announced that the third installment of the Bad Boys franchise is finally happening after years of negotiating. The upcoming film, entitled, Bad Boys For Life, is expected to premiere in Jan. 2020.

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Looks like #Romeo May be joining the #BadBoys3 crew! Are y’all here for it, #Roomies!?

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'Selena: The Series' Is Headed To Netflix

It's been more than 20 years since Selena Quintanilla's senseless death, but the singer's fans and family have done their part to keep her memory and legacy alive. With the hope of introducing the Grammy-award winner to a new generation, Netflix has ordered a Selena series to live on the streaming platform.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Quintanilla family will produce what is being described as a coming of age story for the model, actress and fashion designer. It's unclear how many episodes will be in the series and if it'll be 30 minutes or an hour.

"Selena will always have a lasting place in music history and we feel great responsibility to do justice to her memory. With this series, viewers will finally get the full history of Selena, our family, and the impact she has had on all of our lives, Selena's sister Suzette Quintanilla said in a statement. "We are excited to partner with Campanario and Netflix to give fans a never-before-seen glimpse at our story and highlight why Selena will remain a legend for generations to come."

Selena began her musical career in the 1980s often performing at festivals in her hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas. She quickly rose to fame and earned a Grammy in 1994 for best Mexican/American album, becoming the first female Tejano singer to do so.

In 1995, Selena was shot and killed by Yolanda Saldivar who managed her fan club after it had been discovered she was embezzling money. Saldivar was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. The singer's life then made it to the big screen in 1997, with Jennifer Lopez starring in the principal role.

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