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Ludacris Will Host The Return Of 'Fear Factor' On MTV

Ludacris signed an overall deal with MTV.

Ludacris recently inked a deal with MTV and his first project with the Viacom network will be a 12-episode reboot of Fear Factor, hosted and produced by the veteran rapper. According to The Hollywood Reporterthe revival will premiere May 30 at 10 p.m. EST.

The show's updated version will appeal to Generation Z. As seen in past episodes, the plot will change from challenges that would gross viewers out to tasks that tap into the anxieties and fears of the modern day generation's tensions, like water-logging a personal cellphone or couch surfing at 300 feet in the air.

Siblings, college rivals, roommates, best friends and exes serve as the ideal participants in each hourlong episode that will feature eight contestants taking on challenges for cash prizes.

"We are thrilled to partner with Ludacris, one of the biggest global stars who has a rich history with MTV, to energize this franchise for a whole new generation," Chris McCarthy told The Hollywood Reporter.

Ludacris adds, “I am excited to kick off my partnership with MTV, starting with the relaunch of Fear Factor, which will be even more insane and ludicrous than what you remember. This will be the first of many great projects together.”

Tune in on May 30 to see the participants take on nerve-racking challenges for a $50,000 cash prize.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Admits Having A Threesome Once: "It's Not For Me"

Part of what makes Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk so captivating is her ability to keep it real. Now, the actress is taking things one step further when it comes to her sex life.

In a clip seen on People for an upcoming episode of RTT, Pinkett Smith shares how she engaged in a threesome when she was "very, very, young." In the episode, which will air Monday (June 23), Pinkett Smith answered a fan question in an honest way. She also added how it wasn't her cup of tea because of the lack of intimacy she felt during the experience.

“I didn’t like it. It just didn’t have the level of intimacy [I wanted]," she says as her daughter Willow closed her eyes. "But I tried it once and I was like, ‘Well, that’s not for me.’"

The recent "Trailblazer Award" recipient for the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, goes on to say in the episode that if she was in love with two people that the sexual experience could be different. "But I always think if I was in love with two people, that’s another level," she said. "I could see and join a threesome then, but I was a kid. I saw two cute people and I was like, ‘Hey.'”

Currently in season two,  Red Table Talk, has 6.2M followers on its Facebook platform. The series takes on conversations in an intimate setting with Pinkett Smith, her mother Adrienne Banfield Norris, Willow, and special guests.

Topics discussed on the show have ranged from breaking destructive cycles to healing emotional scars to unpacking white privilege and prejudice.

Check out the preview for next week's episode below.

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Beyoncé And Donald Glover Sing 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' In New 'Lion King' Teaser

The CGI-remake of The Lion King will officially arrive in theaters on July 19, and we're getting a little glimpse of the star's singing the legendary songs featured in the Jon Favreau film.

Donald Glover (Simba) and Beyoncé (Nala) are finally heard singing the film's classic love song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?" in the latest trailer. Elsewhere, James Earle Jones as Mufasa (a role he reprises from the original cartoon) is heard discussing the great kings of the past.

The highly-anticipated film also stars Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard and many more.

Listen to the snippet and watch the new trailer below.

New #TheLionKing international TV spot featuring Beyoncé and Donald Glover singing "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" 🦁👑 pic.twitter.com/L5FzVyKcXD

— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) June 20, 2019

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Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson And More To Appear In 'Space Jam 2'

More details about the 2021 release of Space Jam 2 continue to be drop. As with the first film, a host of huge names in the NBA world will be making cameo appearances alongside some of the most beloved cartoon characters in history, the Looney Tunes.

According to reporter Shams Charania, new Lakers player Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers, Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors and WNBA stars Diana Taurasi, Nneka Ogwumike and Chiney Ogwumike are set to appear in the movie.

"The 1996 original featured Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Shawn Bradley, Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson and Muggsy Bogues in the main cast," writes Bleacher Report of the beloved original film. "A number of other NBA players made cameos."

Back in February, LeBron James' production company Springhill Entertainment announced the film's scheduled release in summer 2021 via Twitter. Filming will reportedly begin this summer, and James' production partner hasn't ruled out the possibility of Michael Jordan appearing in the film.

"Michael Jordan is Michael F**kin' Jordan," said Maverick Carter. "It doesn't matter [if James] calls him, he's gonna do whatever the hell he wants, which he has earned that right to do."

Sources: Space Jam 2, starring LeBron James, is expected to feature key roles for Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis and Klay Thompson and WNBA stars Diana Taurasi and Nneka Ogwumike. Several more NBA and WNBA players, including Chiney Ogwumike, are expected to play roles in film.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 20, 2019

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