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Chadwick Boseman had no intention of playing James Brown on film

April 15th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
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Director Tate Taylor had his work cut out trying to convince Chadwick Boseman to portray the late James Brown in a new biopic, because the actor was adamant he would never step into the Godfather of Soul's shoes.

Boseman admits he really wasn't interested in tackling the lead role in Get On Up after experiencing the intense pressure of playing a real-life icon in 42, in which he brought baseball star Jackie Robinson back to life onscreen.

He tells Entertainment Weekly, "Somebody said something to me about the script and I was like, 'No, I'm not going to even read it.'

"It felt like one o...
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The Morning Roundup: Kate Gosselin Suing Ex For Identity Theft, Kelly Clarkson Bashes VMAs, Breaking Bad Recap

August 27th, 2013 9:41am EDT
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Kate Gosselin has filed a huge lawsuit against her ex-husband Jon, accusing hime of hacking into her computer to get information for a tell-all memoir. Jon reportedly stole her hard drive and was able to get his hands on bank records and phone logs. She's suing for a reported seven-figures for invasion of privacy and identity theft. (story)

Kelly Clarkson summed up the 2013 MTV VMAs with just one tweet: "#pitchystrippers". The singer didn't name any names, but she was reportedly appalled by the performances of "a couple" of stars at the award ceremony. We gather she's referring to Lady Gag...
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'42' Star Chadwick Boseman Lands James Brown Role

August 27th, 2013 8:01am EDT
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Chadwick Boseman has gotten the lead role in a biopic of music legend James Brown.

Boseman started gaining popularity after portraying Jackie Robinson, the first African-American professional baseball player in the nation, in the baseball flick 42, which was a hit at the box office earlier this year.

Boseman is now getting ready to embody one of the founding fathers of funk music, Godfather of Soul James Brown.

The Help director Tate Taylor will take charge of the as-yet-untitled project, which is being produced by Mick Jagger's film company.

The movie has been in development for ov...
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