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Cardi B Might Land Role In 'The Nanny' Reboot

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Reboots, revivals, and spinoffs are all the rage in Hollywood at the moment. Now, another one is coming viewers' way starring the No. 1 hip-hop star in America. On Monday (Oct. 15), Fran Drescher announced her plans to cast Cardi B as her daughter in the reboot of the iconic 90s sitcom The Nanny.

In a sit-down interview with Extra, the Queens native said, “She started it because she kind of paid homage to me, putting our pictures side by side when she was wearing animal print, and it was me in animal from The Nanny and that just went viral, that got my creative juices going.”

The 61-year-old entertainer also stated that Cardi's “got a funny voice, too. Have you ever heard her speak … so what kind of a great mother/daughter would we be? Amazing, I think.”

The idea was previously co-signed by Cardi on Instagram, writing, “I’m with it.” Drescher says she is “now talking to her representation” and that it is “really getting me excited. It’s fresh, and it could be super fun.”

If this plan goes forth, this would be Cardi B’s second acting gig. In 2017, the "Bodak Yellow" rapper appeared in an episode of BET’s Being Mary Jane where she played a fictional version of herself named Mercedes.

The self-proclaimed "regular-degular-shmegular" rapper has plenty of comedic chops to accompany the mega-popularity she attained via her hilarious Instagram clips.

With the pending series regular gig, Cardi might join Queen Latifah and Eve as a few of the women artists in hip-hop who made the transition to sitcom stardom. Taking the memo from The CW's 2008 reboot of 90210, Cardi, an Afro-Latina woman, can add some diversity to the predominantly white show.

READ MORE: Cardi B Performs “Get Up 10″ And “Backin It Up” At 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards

 

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Gladys Knight To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl LIII

As reported by the National Football Leauge (NFL) and CBS, Gladys Knight will sing the National Anthem at the 53rd Super Bowl event. The Motown legend will usher in the final game of the season in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

"I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta," Knight said. "The NFL recently announced their new social justice platform Inspire Change, and I am honored to be a part of its inaugural year."

In more recent years, Beyonce, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Natalie Cole, and many more have performed the anthem on this stage.

Alongside Knight, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), will have a performer and deaf activist by the name of Aaron Loggins sign the National Anthem and "America The Beautiful."

Super Bowl LIII will take place Feb. 3 at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The playoffs are currently underway.

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— Gladys Knight (@MsGladysKnight) January 17, 2019

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Stream: Hulu's 'FYRE Fraud' Doc Examines The Festival That Scammed Thousands

In 2017, rumors of an exclusive festival taking place in the Bahamas took over social media. Organized by Billy McFarland and promoted by Ja Rule, the FYRE Festival was the new, cool kid on the festival block and quickly put other more seasoned festivals to shame.

But all that glitters isn't gold.

FYRE FRAUD, the new documentary streaming on Hulu, takes an intimate look at the scam that left thousands stranded on the island. Directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason, the dark-comedy interviews whistleblowers, victims, and the convicted con-man himself, McFarland.

In a press release, Fraust and Nason said the goal isn't to make light of those who were scammed.

"Our aim was to set the stage for a strange journey into the moral abyss of our digital age, going beyond the meme to show an ecosystem of enablers, driven by profit and willing to look the other way, for their own gain.

"We draw on countless cultural references, on true crime tension, and on humor - but we did not intend to create a toothless comedy about the Fyre Festival. We hope this film can pierce our collective apathy and disrupt our own millennial peers, if only for an instant - to look at these stories for what they truly are, and to halt this algorithm before it devours us whole."

FYRE FRAUD is now streaming on Hulu.

 

 

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They Don't Want You To Win: D.J. Khaled Joins 'Bad Boys' Sequel

D.J. Khaled knows they don't want you to win, but that hasn't stopped the producer and performer from doing just that.

Variety reports Asahd's father will star alongside Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the forthcoming action-comedy Bad Boys For Life. It's unclear at this time what role Khaled will play.

Also joining the cast is Vanessa Hudgins, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Jacob Scipio, and Paola Nuñez. Joe Pantoliano reprises his role as the irritable Captain Howard.

Smith and Lawrence play detectives Mike Lowery, and Marcus Burnett respectively. While Lowery shoots first and asks questions later, Burnett, the family man, tries desperately to incorporate a more pragmatic approach.

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will helm the film and Jerry Bruckheimer returns as the franchise producer. The first Bad Boys was released in 1995 with a $23 million budget and earned $141 million in the box office. Bad Boys II released in 2003 had a $130 million budget and earned $273 million.

The third installment of the buddy-cop film revolves around a new specialized unit that clashes with Lowery and Burnett's old-school tactics when a new criminal threat emerges in Miami.

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