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BET Readies Limited Series On Suge Knight & Death Row Records

This should be good. 

After the success of BET's limited biopic series about New Edition, the network has pretty much mastered the recipe to creating good, biographical TV. And keeping that trend strong, BET is reportedly working on its next limited series on Death Row Records, Billboard exclusively reports. The production, entitled Death Row Chronicles, is reportedly slated for a 2018 release.

The upcoming series will reportedly be comprised of six, one-hour episodes and will provide viewers with an inside look at the rise, fall, and cultural relevancy of the West Coast music label. It will also discuss the legacies of its label roster including Tupac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, and of course, its CEO Suge Knight, whom is currently awaiting a murder case in jail. Additionally, unlike The New Edition Story, it will follow more of a documentary style. "Part true-crime murder mystery and part hip-hop drama," a BET spokesperson said, describing the limited series.

There are very little details surrounding the series' structure or possible casting, but production is set to begin this Spring 2017 ahead of it's Summer 2018 release, according to Billboard. The series will reportedly be produced by Entertainment One and Creature Films.

BET's The New Edition Story broke records for the network in Jan. 2017, becoming its highest rated premiere in the last five years. But with a story as explosive and intense as that of Death Row, those records are likely to change. Stay tuned for more details regarding Death Row Chronicles.

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Jay-Z Praises Debut Of Jordan Peele's 'Us' Movie

As part of the celebratory activities that took place after the debut of Us, Jay-Z decided to partake in the words of felicitations and congratulated director Jordan Peele for another cinematic feat. On Sunday (March 24), Mr. Carter issued a statement on the achievement, as posted by Roc Nation's Twitter account.

"For US by US. Congrats on the #1 movie in the world," the "Moonlight" rapper said. In a past interaction, Peele said Jay-Z helped him to get over the notion of a sophomore slump when he worried about another stellar follow-up to Get Out. In an interview with MTV News, Peele remembered Jay-Z stating, "It doesn't matter, you already did that."

According to Variety, Us (MonkeyPaw Productions), raked in $70 million at the domestic box office last weekend (March 22). The horror film stars VIBE cover star Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o, Elizabeth Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and more.

On the topic of featuring a black family at the center of this film, Peele said to VIBE that it'll open up new perspectives of what an African-American unit looks like onscreen. “To be able to normalize this idea of representation in film, we have to be ready to represent the spectrum of where we are as African-Americans," Peele said. "I hope it’s therapeutic to be able to see a black family buy a boat in a movie, to be able to play the good guy and the bad guy, and not have it be a movie that has to be about race. I think that’s good within our community, and it’s good for the outside communities to be able to see — don’t put us in boxes.”

"For US by US. Congrats on the #1 movie in the world." - Hov

— Roc Nation (@RocNation) March 24, 2019

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Winston Duke talks his role in Us, his "Trinbagonian" roots and his journey in Hollywood.

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Barack And Michelle Obama Congratulate Jennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez On Engagement

The news of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez's recent engagement has received some serious love from the former POTUS and FLOTUS.

Taking to Twitter to post the presidential sincerity, A-Rod showed off the handwritten note from Michelle and Barack Obama. “This means the world to us. #44," the engaged couple captioned the image. The note also offered marital advice to the couple.

“Jennifer & Alex -- Michelle and I just wanted to congratulate you on your engagement. After 26 years together, we can say that whatever challenges life may bring, sharing them with someone you love makes it all better. All the best, Barack Obama.”

This means the world to us. #44

— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) March 22, 2019


A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on Mar 12, 2019 at 9:21am PDT

Earlier this month (March 9), Rodriguez proposed to Lopez with a diamond ring reportedly worth more than a million dollars. The pair dated for two years.

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