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Dr. Dre, Eazy-E Cast For N.W.A. Biopic

Universal Pictures has kept the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton

Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E's widow Tomica Wright, who have been in charge of casting, have plucked big-screen newbies Marcus Callendar and Jason Mitchell for the project. The news comes after Cube's son, O'Shea Jackson Jr., was recently selected to play the role of his father in the film, have been cast to fill in the remaining parts.

Callendar, a classically trained thespian from New York's Shakespeare Lab, will play Beats billionaire, Dr. Dre. Dre originally wanted Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan to play him, but was booked for Fantastic Four. As for the part of Eazy-E, Mitchell rocked his screen test without any previous acting experience.

Producers were waiting for Wright's approval on prospective cast members. With the trio complete, Universal plans on getting the ball rolling in the upcoming months.

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Jess Hilarious Apologizes For Xenophobic Comments About Sikh Men

Over the weekend, comedienne Jess Hilarious came under fire for xenophobic comments she made after several Sikh men were removed from a flight she was on.

"If I'm scared I'm scared. F**k y'all. F**k how y'all feel," Jess said. "Y'all mad at me because I don't side with any other black person, because I don't side with every other race. F**k y'all. I feel how I feel. I felt threatened and that was it. F**k y'all, and I'm not flying there. We were evacuated, bitch. Why? Why? with no technical difficulties or nothing."

The Rel actress' bitter language didn't go over well and Twitter quickly reacted. Tuesday morning (March 19) Jess took to social media to apologize.

“So naturally in my previous post, I was defensive, but that’s what happens when you don’t take the time to really know what’s transpiring,” Jess stated. “In understanding the error of my actions, I have to first acknowledge the rooted issues, which means racially profiling a group of individuals based on their appearance and on top of that—publicizing it on a platform where others can be hurt by it and others were hurt from it.”

The comic's comments were especially hurtful as they were made 48 hours after New Zealand's deadliest Muslim attack in the country's history, which left 51 men, women and children dead. The youngest was three-year-old Mucaas Ibrahim.

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After several members of the Sikh community contacted Jess and spoke to her on why her comments were hurtful and potentially dangerous, she then vowed to donate money to the victim's families.

“I’m not sure if these particular individuals that were on the plane are aware of my actions by now, but either way, I would love to apologize personally to them first for my insensitive and ignorant behavior,” Jess said. “Yet, I would still like to apologize to all of you who were aware and offended by my actions.”

She ended her apology by reiterating her intention is to only bring people joy. “I refuse to teach, spread or be an advocate for hatred—I just want to make people laugh,” she said.

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Issa Rae And LaKeith Stanfield To Star In Will Packer's 'The Photograph'

The great talents of Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield are hitting the big screen soon in Will Packer’s latest film, The Photograph. The two actors have scored roles in the forthcoming movie, Deadline reports.

Stella Meghie will be directing the film, which is based on the parallels of love stories that intersect between the past and present. Both Rae and Stanfield have made their mark on and off the big screen. When Rae isn’t on her brilliant show, Insecure, she’s hustling in Hollywood by getting roles in movies like The Hate U Give and Little. Stanfield is known for his role on FX’s Atlanta, and his awesome contribution to Sorry To Bother To You.

It will be interesting to see Rae and Stanfield on screen together, especially considering both of their strong personalities and viewpoints on the world. During an interview with GQ, Stanfield expressed how he felt about the social-political conundrums of the racist events that have taken place since President Trump's election, like the race riots in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"I’m interested chiefly in bringing justice to those who deserve it," he said. "Secondarily, I’d love to begin a campaign photographing all of the criminals. And villains of the world. And bringing them to justice."

"Sometimes the things that are the worst aspects of humanity are not in fact dark," he explained about his sentiments on the matter. "They are light. This represents a situation in the time that we are experiencing...a light time. A time full of light."

There is no release date yet for The Photograph.

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Terry Crews Believes 'White Chicks 2' Will "Happen One Day"

Terry Crews is eager to breathe life back into his controversial White Chicks character Latrell Spencer. During an interview with Us Weekly, the famed actor expressed his elation behind a possible sequel to the aforementioned film.

"I would love one! I'm staying in shape for White Chicks 2! I will never get out of shape—you know that, right?" Crews said. "I will be 75 and say, 'Here we go, I'm ready to go!' I will never, ever get out of shape because that movie's going to happen one day."

In 2004, Marlon and Shawn Wayans starred as two rich white women as they went undercover to apprehend a suspect in a kidnapping scheme. The film was also written by their older brother Keenen Ivory Wayans, and starred John Heard, Rochelle Aytes, Faune A. Chambers, and Drew Sidora. During the course of its debut, the reel raked in over $113 million a the box office.

In a 2018 interview with The Chicago Tribune, Marlon Wayans discussed the impact of his film. "White Chicks, to me, is one of the most underrated comedies ever. That's one where I have to say '(Forget) critics,'" he said. "You have to have no sense of humor to not like that movie — two black guys dressed up as white women. Anybody who hates White Chicks, something is wrong with them. They had a bad childhood."

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