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Kelsey Grammer To Play Human Villain In 'Transformers 4'

Can't get enough of smash-em-up robots fighting the good fight alongside human warriors? Guess what, Autobots? There is a new villain in town looking to destroy all that is positive whether it be man or machine.

For the fourth installment of the Transformers series, director Michael Bay has gone smaller and focused the story inward on the secretive Sector 7. With casting on the way, a leaked synopsis, which Paramount Pictures had many sites take down, inferred that the film's plot would see businessmen and scientists logically trying to benefit from alien Cybertronian incursions. It also hints that there may be an attempt by mankind to learn from and adapt the technology to better their greedy little needs.

The bright light to such a dark plot twist is that Bay has enlisted the most evil bad guy from The SImpsons universe, Kelsey Grammer (who voices Sideshow Bob), to play a man by the name of Harold Attinger. According to the initial report from Deadline, Attinger is a "counter intelligence guy," which means he may know more than what meets the eye when it comes to both the Autobots, Decepticons or any other Cybertronian faction for that matter.

Grammer is the fifth actor to join the cast in the last few months. The first official word on casting came from Bay, himself, when he revealed that he would be reteaming with his Pain & Gain star, Mark Wahlberg, for the start of a new Transformers trilogy. Enlisting their services alongside Wahlberg and Grammer are Stanley Tucci, who signed on in April to an undisclosed role, and Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz, who will be the film's two young leads.

Transformers 4 is scheduled to open in theaters on June 27, 2014, and for fans of 3D, some of the film will be shot using the new IMAX 3D cameras. If you think this series has lost its juice, please consider that Transformers: Dark of the Moon, made over $1 billion at the global box office in 2011.

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Will Smith Is Working On A ‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ Spin-Off Series: Report

An updated installment of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air could be making its way to TV with Will Smith in the driver's seat. According to the The Hollywood Reporter, Smith is working on a spin-off series based on the '90s sitcom.

The series will be developed through Westbrook Inc., a cross-platform holding company launched last year by Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. According to the company’s website, Westbrook's mission is to “be the leader in global family entertainment.”

THR's story outlines how Smith, 51,  used social media to revamp his career, and whether or not his digital popularity has directly improved his box office stats. The feature details a number of Smith's upcoming projects, as well as other business ventures, which include his and Jaden Smith's JUST Water brand.

It's unclear if the Fresh Prince spin-off has a projected premiere date, but next year may be the perfect time to premiere it since the original series will celebrate its 30-year anniversary in 2020.

Last week, Smith announced a new Fresh Prince-inspired clothing line. Bel-Air athletics line — which is named after the fictional school that his character attended on the show —  includes hoodies, tees, sweatpants, socks, and a reversible track jacket.

The items are for sale on willsmith.com until Oct. 14.

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Fan-Made Trailer Imagines Aunt Viv's Return To Bel-Air In 'Auntie'

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has been the center of various fan-made movie plots with its most recent one gaining the attention of its star Will Smith. Now, another visionary is taking a chance at promoting a new take that centers on the original Aunt Vivian Banks.

According to Shadow And Act, the trailer is shot from the inspiration of Jordan Peele's Us and Get Out, placing Aunt Viv as the central character who returns to Bel-Air, Los Angeles after a stint at a mental facility. Created by Bobby Huntley, Auntie takes a look at the aforementioned character's life after their role has been recast.

"Our goal isn't to pit the two real-life actresses against each," Huntley said. "They both did an amazing job bringing that character to life in their own unique way. We love every actor and actress affiliated with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. It's just human nature to contrast and compare.

"For people to still debate over 25 years later is really a testament to their talents and longevity. We are just simply asking the question, 'What If?'" Originally played by Janet Hubert, her role was later filled by Daphne Reid.

Upon Aunt Viv's return home, she realizes her family has no idea who she is "and every evidence of her existence has been erased. She must find out who was behind the hostile takeover before it is too late to reclaim her family and her home," the plot outlines.

Other storylines that are featured include Claire Kyle from My Wife and Kids, and Family Matters' Judy and Harriet Winslow. 

Watch the trailer above.

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Lil Kim performs onstage at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2019 at Cobb Energy Center on October 5, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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BET Hip Hop Awards 2019: Watch All The Performances Here

There were awards given out at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, but this year's festivities were all about the performances. Hip-hop's biggest up and comers (Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, YBN Cordae, Saweetie), more established names, (Rick Ross, Rapsody, Chance The Rapper), and flat out legends (Lil Kim) all blessed the stage.

This year also saw the return of the annual Cyphers and connected with URL to integrate battles into the show for the first time. Look below for the performances from the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards.

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Lil Kim Performs Medley Of Hits with Junior M.A.F.I.A., O.T. Genasis, and Musiq Soulchild Megan Thee Stallion And DaBaby Perform "Hot Girl Summer" And "Cash Shit" Lil Duval, TOM. G, And KaMillion Team Up For City Boys Performance YBN Cordae And Anderson .Paak Perform "RPN" Saweetie Performs "My Type" With Lil Jon And Petey Pablo Rapsody Performs "Nina" And "Serena" Chance The Rapper Performs "Sun Come Down" DaBaby Performs "Intro" And "Baby Sitter" With Offset Rick Ross and T-Pain Perform Medley Lil Baby and DaBaby Perform "Baby" T-TOP Vs. Shotgun Suge – Battle DNA vs. Geechi Gotti – Battle
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