Welcome to another edition of The Hollywood Shuffle, discussing all things
movies, television, celebrity and just plain Hollywood. Sometimes reporting celebrity news is like beating a dead horse, but for some reason the dead horse keeps coming back for more! This week we’ve got more on Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds, more on Wesley Snipes and his ongoing tax woes, and more on Vivica Fox on the sex tape she says doesn’t exist.
Tyler Perry accused of taking steroids
everyone is taking part in the Barry Bonds workout plan these days. As all the Hip-Hop
headlines have said in the past week, 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, Wyclef and Timbaland
have all been accused of using steroids. But now Albany, New York’s
The Times Union newspaper alleges that super movie
director/producer/writer Tyler Perry has also been pumping the juice as well.
This seems like a stretch to me. Next we gonna be reading that Gary Coleman and
Jermaine Dupri are on roids as well.
Wesley Snipes accused of swindling $11
million in false tax refundsWesley
Snipes cant get a break. Not only has his movie career hit rock bottom, but
now hes back in court facing charges of $11 million in false tax refunds. You
think you cheated a bit on your taxes? Wesley can teach you a thing or two. How
does one even file $11 million in refunds to begin with? We will find out when
Blade goes to court.
DEA Agents sue filmmakers of American Gangster
group of retired federal drug enforcement agents have sued NBC Universal, the
studio that created American Gangster,
saying the movie falsely portrayed them as villains in the storyline. The suit
is for $55 million and claims that the movie defamed hundreds of DEA agents by
claiming that Frank Lucas’ collaboration with prosecutors “led to the
convictions of three-quarters of New
York City’s Drug Enforcement Agency.” According
to the lawsuit, no DEA agents were ever convicted as a result of tips provided
by Lucas. Universal’s response is that American Gangster has always been
“fictionalized work.” That makes sense…because I never would have
believed that Common was T.I.’s dad in that movie.
Eddie Murphy and Tracey
Edmonds marriage lasts two weeks
last week we mentioned how the marriage of Donkey and Tracey Edmonds was not
legit, and now this week they go and break up already. In a joint statement
they say, After much consideration and discussion, we have jointly decided
that we will forego having a legal ceremony as it is not necessary to define
our relationship further. While the recent symbolic union in Bora
Bora was representative of our deep love, friendship and respect
that we have for one another on a spiritual level, we have decided to remain friends. Hmmm seems a little shady to me. Anyone with any ideas as to why they split?
Rumors has it, trouble started brewing after Edmonds refused to take Murphys last name.
Vivica A. Fox denies sex tape sort of
response to her alleged sex tape circulating around the net, Vivica released
the following statement: As a 43-year-old woman, I would never allow a man to
put me in that position. If you see me having a love scene, it’s going to be
choreographed in a movie, and be fabulous.” So what position is Vivica
talking about exactly? So if she was in a different position than she would
do a sex tape? I wont go there so tempted but wont go there.
Will Smith talks I Am Legend alternate ending
recent interview, Will Smith talked about the alternate ending to I Am Legend which will be available on
the DVD and is “less commercial” than the ending we all saw in
theaters. Early indications are the alternate ending is more consistent with
the original screenplay and book ending in which Robert Neville and the two
survivors are lured out by “the infected” and killed…and thus the
end of humanity. That ending sounds much better than the “Happy
Hollywood” one in theaters.
Mos Defs next film Next Day Air from the creators of Friday
Def is racking up quite the movie studio resume these days. The Italian Job, 16 Blocks, The
Hitchhiker’s Guide….and Hollywood
is already talking about his hilarious performance in the upcoming New Line
film Be Kind Rewind. But Mos’ next
project will take him back to his Hip-Hop roots in the urban comedy Next Day Air, which is produced by the same guys who
did Friday and directed by famed Hip-Hop video
director Benny Boom. This will be Benny’s feature film directorial debut. Next Day Air also co-stars Donald Faison, Mike Epps
and my wife Lauren London.
Scott Yeti is Content Editor of WoooHah.com,
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