Hip Hop artist Q-Tip attends Tribeca Talks: Music And Film during the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, 2013 in New York City
*Q-Tip is teaming up with “The Wolf Of Wall Street” co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill to develop a new television series loosely based on his music career.
The show will focus on the rapper’s time with A Tribe Called Quest and feature his experiences as part of the Native Tongues, a group formed with fellow hip-hop acts the Jungle Brothers and De La Soul.
A writer for the series has yet to be hired, but it will be produced through DiCaprio’s company, Appian Way.
They’re looking to start shopping the project to networks later this month, according to Deadline.com.
*The Film Strip caught up with Leonardo DiCaprio for a second time this year.
The first was for “The Great Gatsby” (EURweb, May 9, 2013). Leo, a lover of Hip Hop, is always amenable and doesn’t seem to mind the grilling involved in the promotion of his movies.
In “The Wolf of Wall Street,” DiCaprio is the real life scurrilous character Jordan Belfort who bilked investors out of $110 million dollars and served only 22 months in federal prison. DiCaprio, along with co-stars, director Martin Scorsese, and writer Terence Winter were at the Mandarin hotel in Manhattan to discuss the movie.
I asked DiCaprio why these kinds of characters are so prevalent in Hollywood stories and become celebrities? Is it that we live in a depraved society?
Kanye West (L) 2 Chainz peform for Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday at TAO in New York
*Kanye West and 2 Chainz performed for Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday bash at TAO in New York City Sunday night.
The actor, who turned 39 today (Nov. 11), was joined by 100 of his closest friends as Ye took the stage to perform his hit singles, including “Good Life” and “Gold Digger”; and 2 Chainz, real name Tauheed Epps, sang his own version of “Happy Birthday.”
The bash raised millions of dollars for DiCaprio’s foundation.
View video footage below.
*Will Smith was caught cheating on his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, with his 23-year-old “Focus” star Margot Robbie – this according to tabloid Star magazine.
The scandal is on the cover of Star with the headline “The photos that will tear them apart.” The tabloid has pics of a shirtless Smith with Robbie, who lifts up her shirt to reveal lingerie. The pictures were reportedly taken on Oct. 25 in New Orleans, after shooting for the day wrapped.
“Once they pulled the curtain back to take the pictures, they let their inhibitions run wild, laughing, hugging and muzzling each other in the dark,” said an unnamed source.
Robbie was previously linked to her “Wolf of Wall Street” co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio. She has said of Smith, ‘When we did our audition together, we had a natural chemistry. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun,” the Daily Mail reports.
The Smiths reportedly have an open marriage, with Jada fueling fire to those rumors when she told HuffPost Live in April, “Will and I are very relaxed with one another. But I’ve always told Will: You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK.”
Actor Samuel L. Jackson attends Marvel Studios’ “Thor: The Dark World”, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Guardians of The Galaxy” during Comic-Con International 2013 at Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel on July 20, 2013 in San Diego
*After the role was turned down by Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Cruise, Samuel L. Jackson has been cast as the bad guy in Matthew Vaughn’s “The Secret Service,” an adaptation of a limited comic book series by Mark Millar (“Kick-Ass”) and Dave Gibbons (“Watchmen”).
Jackson joins the two leads – Colin Firth, set to play a veteran spy, and Taron Egerton, his young apprentice, reports Variety.
In the “Secret Service” comic book, a young street tough is taken in by his secret agent uncle and shown a shadowy world few are allowed to see. Together, they uncover a dark conspiracy.
The film hits theaters November 14, 2014.
*“Django Unchained” stars Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio are set to reteam for Warner Bros’ upcoming adaptation of S. Craig Zahler’s crime novel “Mean Business On North Ganson Street.”
The book is in galleys and in the process of being shopped to publishers, according to Deadline.com. DiCaprio will play a hardened detective who, after being told by a man that his beautiful wife is missing, tells him she is a hooker who obviously made off with his money. After the man commits a desperate tragic act right in the squad room, the disgraced detective is sent to a hellhole rust belt town called Victory, Missouri, where violent crime is skyrocketing. Partnered with an equally bad-assed detective (Foxx) who was demoted for publicly brutalizing a suspect, the new partners get to do some real work. Police officers start showing up dead execution-style, and the cops think it might be open season on Victory’s police department.
Zahler will write the script and DiCaprio and his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran will be the producers.
Foxx opens in theaters today opposite Channing Tatum in “White House Down,” while DiCaprio next stars in the Martin Scorsese-directed “The Wolf Of Wall Street.”