Actor/rapper Ice Cube arrives on a flight at Washington Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Virginia on February 7, 2014. Ice Cube is in town to accept a BET honors award
*Rapper/actor Ice Cube has dismissed Justin Bieber’s destructive behavior as the antics of a spoiled celebrity which can not be compared with the provocative nature of his former group N.W.A.
The “Ride Along” star admits there are ever-more envelope-pushing figures appearing in music, but he insists Bieber is not one of them and dismisses his recent bad boy behavior as trivial.
“That’s a different kind of crazy. That’s being a young, rock ‘n’ roll rich kid who’s able to do whatever he wants,” Cube told ShortList magazine. “Just because somebody’s a f**k-up, doesn’t mean they’re provocative. We didn’t make music to shock; we did it because it felt right. It was a release valve for us.”
*Kevin Hart’s success on the big screen has spread to the world of cell phones.
The funnyman’s latest film, “About Last Night,” sold 66 percent of its tickets via mobile phone at Fandango than any wide release ever has.
The new record breaks Hart’s old record, which was held by his last film “Ride Along.” The action comedy, which co-stars Ice Cube, sold 65 percent of its Fandango tickets via cell phone.
*After the huge box office success of “Ride Along,” Universal Pictures hurried up and put the sequel in motion.
Tim Story will return to direct “Ride Along 2,” and according to Deadline.com, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are close to securing a deal to reprise their roles as the quick-witted security guard (Hart) trying to get with Cube’s sister.
The film debuted five weeks ago on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend to a record opening of $41.5 million. It has since grossed more than $120 million worldwide as of this weekend.
*Filmgoers can’t seem to let go of “Ride Along.”
The Kevin Hart/Ice Cube buddy cop flick took in $12.3 mil to come out on top of the box office ranking for the 3rd weekend in a row. It’s total take is now $93 million
*Ice Cube is an accomplished rapper, actor, and record producer.
However, Wednesday night on The Arsenio Hall Show, the artist took the wraps off a new project he’s working on aimed at kids called “Goodnight June,” a play on the classic Goodnight Moon.
Warning: This is not for children!