*CAA has taken on Chris Tucker as a client, reports Deadline.com.
The “Rush Hour” star, who had been repped by William Morris, returned to film after a five year absence to star with Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro in the David O Russell-directed “The Silver Linings Playbook,” due in theaters this fall.
Tucker made one of the most meteoric salary jumps in Hollywood history when he went from a $3 million salary for “Rush Hour” to making $20 million against 20% of the gross. The three “Rush Hour” films grossed more than $800 million worldwide.
Tucker’s currently on a U.S. comedy tour. He continues to be represented by his longtime attorney Susan C. Adamson.
Usher performs during Day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2011 in Indio, California
*Usher Raymond is no longer represented by Creative Artists Ageny.
The singer-actor will now have all facets of his career handled by William Morris, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The seven-time Grammy winner’s self-titled debut came out in 1994 and he has released six albums since then, including two in 2010: “Raymond v. Raymond” and the nine-track EP “Versus.”
“Raymond v. Raymond” was the singer’s third consecutive effort to debut at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and its third single, “OMG,” went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album won this year’s Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Album; he also took home the Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for the song “There Goes My Baby.”
His previous No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 songs include “Love In This Club,” “Yeah!” and “U Remind Me,” among others.
Ursh’s film credits include Lionsgate’s “Killers” (2010), “She’s All That” (1999) and “The Faculty” (1998). His television credits include “Moesha” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.”
In 2008, Raymond signed teen phenomenon Justin Bieber to Raymond-Braun Media Group, the management and production company he co-owns with Scott “Scooter” Braun, and the two singers have collaborated musically.