*Comedy Central will bring “Key & Peele” back for a fourth season, to include 20 original and two “best of” episodes, reports Deadline.com.
Additionally, the cable network has given series creators/stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele a development deal for an animated series based on their “Vandaveon & Mike” characters from the duo’s YouTube videos, in which they critique “Key & Peele” episodes as their alter-egos Vandaveon Huggins and Mike Taylor. (Click through to watch).
The animated project will have Vandaveon & Mike as 12-year-old hall monitors navigating their way through middle school.
Actor/comedian Bill Cosby performs onstage at Funny Or Die Clubhouse + Facebook Pop-Up HQ @ SXSW – Day 2 on March 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas
*In Austin for SXSW, 76-year-old comedian Bill Cosby announced that he is now on Instagram.
“Welcome Instagram. It’s good for me,” wrote Cos in his first post, sharing a short video of himself. [Click through to watch.]
On Monday night, when he posted his first photos and video, he took the stage at the Funny Or Die Clubhouse + Facebook Pop-Up HQ to joke about smart phones and other topics.
*Can the option to purchase liquor on the plane soon be a thing of the past?
It may not be far behind seeing as some fools who can’t hold their liquor could make those of us who can pay the price.
For the second time in only a few weeks a flight has been diverted due to the disorderly conduct of a drunken passenger.
A groom and his bride no less!
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Alicia Keys attends united4: good and Variety Magazine Present ‘united4:humanity’ at Sony Pictures Studios on February 27, 2014 in Culver City, California
*Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar and Hans Zimmer have joined forces for a track to grace the soundtrack for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
“It’s On Again,” produced by Pharrell, is performed primarily by Keys, with Lamar contributing in a featured role. Veteran composer Zimmer is overseeing the film’s score.
“I’m very excited to be a part of such a powerful collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer,” Keys said in a release. “This is the next chapter in the ‘Spider-Man’ legacy and we really feel ‘It’s On Again’ captures the experience, the story — and most importantly — the meaning behind the film, which is that we all have the potential to be extraordinary. There’s a little bit of a super hero in all of us.”
Ashanti attends the DirecTV Super Saturday Night at Pier 40 on February 1, 2014 in New York City
*A man accused of stalking Ashanti went off in court on Tuesday (March 11), demanding that his case “switch judges” before guards ran him out of a New York courtroom.
Devar Hurd, 35, is accused of sending emails and texts to the singer. He served a multi-year sentence through 2012 after being convicted of harassing her in 2009, but supposedly resumed attempting to contact Ashanti upon his release.
“You know I didn’t do nothing,” Hurd said during his court date, according to the New York Daily News. “Why are you not honoring the simple fact of what’s going on? Isn’t that part of your job?”
Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez arrives at CBS Studios looking ready to work on March 6, 2014 in Studio City, California
*Jennifer Lopez was asked about her famous exes Ben Affleck and Sean “Diddy” Combs in a recent radio interview and made instant headlines with her response.
During a visiting Monday to LA Radio station Power 106, host Big Boy said, “You’re on a raft in the middle of the ocean. You look in the ocean, you see two people floating. You can only pull up one because that’s how much room you have on the raft. You look in the ocean, you see Ben Affleck and you see Diddy.”
Lopez laughed as soon as she heard their names and said, “I’d let both those motherf**kers drown!”
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the premiere of Universal Pictures and Studiocanal’s “Non-Stop” at Regency Village Theatre on February 24, 2014 in Westwood, California
*Floyd Mayweather allegedly organized an attack on two of his employees he suspected of stealing his jewelry, according to TMZ.
The two men were hired to work on the boxer’s home in Vegas, and when some of his jewelry went missing, Floyd immediately pointed the finger at them.
According to TMZ, the men claim they were contacted several weeks ago and told to meet Floyd at an off-site location. When the men arrived, they claim Floyd was waiting for them — along with a number of his “people” — who proceeded to beat them to a pulp with various weapons, including clubs. Both men were left with broken arms and legs, and were hospitalized for several days, TMZ reports.
*Anyone expecting to see Vivica A. Fox on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will have a long wait.
The actress was named by Jimmy Kimmel as the one guest he would never want back on his show during an interview with Bravo’s Andy Cohen on Sunday.
The ban stems from Fox’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in September 2005; a moment in which the late night talk show host thought Fox was on drugs.
*Dang! Talk about getting shafted and walking away with nothing, basically.
That’s pretty much how it worked out for “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams in her divorce settlement with Kordell Stewart.
According to legal documents from the case, here’s what Williams will not get from Stewart: No house, NFL retirement funds, health insurance or even cash. Plus, she has to pay her own credit card balances.
*“I’m going to take my glasses off because I want you to witness the happiest face you’ve ever seen in your life. Take a picture of THIS.”
Those were Ray Parker, Jr.’s sportive first words to the phalanx of photographers and news cameras clicking and whirling away as he stepped up to the podium in Hollywood last Thursday.
Under a clear, blue Southern California sky ordered just for the occasion, Ray, before an assemblage of fans, R&B stars and giddy tourists lucky enough to be on the Boulevard to witness the kind of pomp synonymous with Tinsel Town, was presented the 2518th star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
*Kandi Burruss has seen and been through a lot since hooking up her fiancé Todd Tucker. Even her mother, Mama Joyce, has weighed in for better or worse on the relationship between the pair.
In an interview with Jet magazine, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, who graces the cover of the magazine’s latest issue, opens up on her upcoming marriage to Tucker as well as her successful career and relationship with Mama Joyce.
Speaking of which, the matriarch revealed exactly what it would take for her to give the green light of approval for Kandi and Todd. “I pray that I am wrong. If they are married and it lasts I will be the first to apologize,” she told the publication.
*(Via iDateDaily) – One jilted Texas wife, Timeshia Brown, decided to publicize her husband’s affair in the local Hemphill, Texas newspaper by purchasing an ad to congratulate her husband and his mistress on their pregnancy.
There aren’t many details about the ad, which initially surfaced on Facebook and went viral on Reddit, but it has certainly sparked a national conversation about passive aggressive forms of revenge.
Here’s what the ad says:
*Think it’s easier for a light-skinned African-American to get better roles in Hollywood than a dark-skinned African-American? You better think again.
According to Vanessa Williams, the struggle is spread across all people, no matter the shade.
“Getting a good role is hard no matter what you look like, and Lupita did a phenomenal job,” said the actress, who singled out Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar-winning performance in “12 Years a Slave” while discussing colorism with theGrio.com’s Chris Witherspoon. Continue reading
*Dennis Rodman’s stint as America’s unofficial sports ambassador to North Korea is officially over.
Realizing the error of his ways, the Worm issued a tearful apology for his efforts during an interview with ESPN.
“I don’t want people to look at me as the devil or evil person,” the 52-year-old basketball Hall of Famer told ESPN. “If I put anyone in harm’s way, I apologize, you know. At least someone tried.