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Dispute With Music Licensing Reportedly Halts Debut Of Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez On Me'

A dispute with the ownership of the song "Ambitionz as a Ridah" might delay the arrival of the highly-anticipated movie.

Since the announcement of the forthcoming Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez On Me, fans of the slain artist have been patiently waiting for its reported September release. Just a few months ago, the team behind the film shared the news that production was complete, and even posted celebratory videos on Instagram. But a wrench has been thrown in the production's machine, bringing the feat to a screeching halt.

TMZ reports that a dispute with the song "Ambitionz as a Ridah," which is featured in the movie, will push the motion picture's premiere to November if the issue isn't resolved before then.

Daz Dillinger, a pivotal member of Tha Dogg Pound, says he possesses the rights to Pac's song since he produced the melody, which is listed on Shakur's '96 All Eyez On Me album. But BMG, a mega publishing company, states they're the sole holders of the track, and can give the approval on whether or not the song will be heard in the flick. Dillinger and BMG's legal battles have stemmed back to April when he first sued the entity for upwards of $75,000 in publishing.

Directed by Benny Boom and starring Demetrius Shipp Jr. as the legendary rapper, All Eyez On Me has since received praise from those who've seen it early, including The Game and Diddy.

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'In Living Color' Cast To Reunite At Tribeca Film Festival

The cast of In Living Color will reportedly unite for a special event at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. The event will be held as part of the festival's TV program, which celebrates anniversaries and milestones.

The event will consist of a screening of the comedy series' 1990 pilot episode followed by a sit down with the original cast members and crew where they will discuss the show's impact on television and culture. Creator Keenen Ivory Wayans and costars Shawn Wayans, Kim Wayans, Tommy Davidson, David Alan Grier, and Rosie Perez are all expected to attend.

This is the first time a majority of the cast has publicly reunited in nearly seven years. The ensemble previously gathered in 2012 to receive TV Land's "Groundbreaking Award" at the network's annual awards show

In Living Color ran for four years from 1990 to 1994 on Fox. The ground-breaking series followed a similar format to Saturday Night Live but featured a predominantly black cast. It was also the starting point for a number of stars including Jim Carrey, Jennifer Lopez, Rosie Perez, David Alan Grier, Jamie Foxx, and more.

The 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival will run from Apr. 24 to May 25, in New York City. The In Living Color screening and panel event will take place on Apr. 27.

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'Young And The Restless' Star Kristoff St. John's Cause Of Death Revealed

Kristoff St. John reportedly died of heart disease that was triggered by alcohol abuse, TMZ reports. The Young and the Restless star's cause of death and autopsy report was released on Tuesday (Mar. 19).

The official cause of death was listed as hypertrophic heart disease and categorized as accidental, according to the medical reports. The disease reportedly makes it difficult for blood to reach the heart and often goes undetected.

In regards to St. John's death being marked an "accident," medical officials said the star was on an alcohol "binge" at the time of his death. The report also noted that St. John was discharged from the a mental health facility in Los Angeles only two days before his death. He was reportedly admitted to a 72-hour hold for psychiatric evaluation after he threatened to harm himself.

As previously reported, the actor was found dead on Feb. 3, in his San Fernando Valley home. Sources close to the late star said he struggled with substance abuse and depression, both of which may have stemmed from his son Julian's suicide in 2014.

Kristoff played Neil Winters on Young and the Restless. He earned nine Daytime Emmy Award nominations for the role.

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Pooch Hall Accepts Plea Deal In Child Endangerment And DUI Case

Pooch Hall will not being heading to prison for his recent DUI incident that resulting in him wrecking his vehicle while his young child was in the car. The Ray Donovan actor accepted a plea deal in the misdemeanor case on Tuesday (Mar. 19), TMZ reports.

In exchange for no jail time, Hall has been sentenced to three years probation. He will also have to complete a three-month alcohol program and attend parenting classes for one year.

As previously reported, Hall was charged with felony child abuse and a DUI in Oct. 2018 after a witness spotted him driving recklessly with a toddler in his lap. He eventually swerved off the road and crashed into a parked car. Another bystander said they saw Hall's child crying in the front seat. The car seat was allegedly not installed. When the police and medical team arrived, he reportedly blew .25, which is more than three times the legal limit.

The actor originally faced six years in prison for the charges. As long as Hall completes the ordered programs and probation, the charges will be dismissed.

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