Big Boi at HBO’s Catch The Throne All Star Weekend Event, February 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana
*Is Westeros in the house? Without a doubt.
HBO has released its hip hop “Game of Thrones” mixtape “Catch the Throne,” featuring tracks from Wale, Common, Big Boi, Daddy Yankee and more.
Each song starts out with a bit of dialogue from the series, setting the tone and establishing the beat’s subject before transitioning into the song.
Wale attends the Roc Nation Sports & Airbnb Present Welcome to New York At the 40/40 club on January 30, 2014 in New York City
*HBO has recruited rappers to promote season four of its wildly popular series “Game of Thrones,”
On Friday (March 7), the cable network will release “Catch The Throne: The Mixtape” in advance of its season 4 debut on April 6 at 9 p.m. Featured artists include Wale, Big Boi, Common and Daddy Yankee, Snow Tha Product, Bodega Bamz, Magazeen and more.
The 10-track release from Launch Point Records will feature songs inspired by the storylines of the show’s first three seasons, according to Billboard. It will be available for download Friday at www.soundcloud.com/catchthethron.
Writer David Simon speaks at the KitchenAidÂ® Culinary Demonstrations during the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival at Grand Tasting Village on February 22, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida
*Word has it that David Simon, the creator of HBO’s “The Wire” and “Treme,” will spearhead the cable network’s six-hour miniseries adaptation of America: In the King Years, based on the celebrated book trilogy by Pulitzer Prize-winner Taylor Branch.
Oprah Winfrey has signed on as a producer, making this her second Martin Luther King project she is backing after the Ava DuVernay-directed feature “Selma.”
Deadline.com’s Mike Fleming Jr. writes:
Oprah’s Harpo banner originally set up the three books at HBO in 2010 with the plan that it would be overseen by The Kentucky Cycle playwright Robert Schenkkan.
Niecy Nash in HBO’s “Getting On”
*Good news for Niecy Nash.
HBO has renewed her comedy, “Getting On” for a second season, reports TV Guide.
The series based on the BBC show of the same name, follows the staff of a beleaguered California hospital’s geriatric wing. Nash and Alex Borstein play nurses and “Roseanne” alum Laurie Metcalf is the self-absorbed doctor on call. [Scroll down to watch clips.]
*“Homeland” alum David Harewood and Edwina Findley are set to star in the indie film “Free In Deed,” from writer-director Jake Mahaffy (“Wellness”).
Based on a true story, the film centers on a man (Harewood) who tries to perform a miracle and how a small congregation comes together to try and perform the miraculous healing of an 8-year-old autistic child.
Findley, a regular on the David Simon series “The Wire” and “Treme,” will play the boy’s mother.