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Blu-ray Review: 'Scary Movie 2' & 'Scary Movie 3'

September 23rd, 2011 8:12pm EDT
Scary movie 3
Does the hi-def format of Blu-ray enhance the comedy of David Zucker or the Wayans clan? We’re gonna find out when we take a look at the new Blu-ray versions of both "Scary Movie 2" and "Scary Movie 3.5" out this week from Lionsgate. Follow the funny below!

Title: "Scary Movie 2"

Grade: 2

Cast: Anna Faris, Tim Curry, James Woods

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans

Rating: R

Runtime: 82 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate


The Flick: You can definitely feel the Wayans wary comedy vibe all over this one and it’s not all good news. The normall...

Judge Orders Keenen Ivory Wayans To Pay For Canceled Vacation

August 28th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Actor/moviemaker Keenen Ivory Wayans has been forced to pay thousands of dollars for a vacation, despite never taking the trip.

The Scary Movie director booked an expensive trip to South America through a travel agency in January, but bailed out of it weeks later.

According to Beverly Hills court documents obtained by, the star scrapped the trip after the 14-day cancellation window - meaning he was liable to pay a $5,105 penalty fee.

However, after Wayans failed to pay the bill, travel agency bosses filed suit, and earlier this week a judge ordered the star to reimburse the company.

Brittany Daniel's (Un) Dress - Hot Or Not?

June 29th, 2010 8:20pm EDT
Brittany Daniel
Keenen Ivory Wayans and a nearly naked Brittany Daniel were spotted outside Mr. Chow's following a post-BET party on Sunday. You can nearly see Brittany's pelvic bone and rear end in that barely-there dress.

Wayans is currently planning "White Chicks 2," so be sure to be on the lookout for that one.

Along with twin sister Cynthia, blonde beauty Brittany got her break through her role in the high school TV comedy drama "Sweet Valley High." She has also appeared on TV shows "Dawson's Creek" and "The Game" and in the films "Joe Dirt" and "Broken Lizard's Club Dread."


The Wayans Brothers Facing Plagiarism Lawsuit

December 18th, 2009 2:40pm EST
Wayans Brothers Facing Plagiarism Lawsuit
Comedic clan the Wayans Brothers are facing legal action amid accusations from a former assistant they copied portions of the book 101 Ways To Know You're A Golddigger and published it as their own.

Jared Edwards, who worked for the family from 1995 to 2005, filed suit against Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans and St. Martin's Press in Manhattan federal court in New York on Thursday.

Edwards claims he wrote jokes about women who seek wealth and status through romance for his You Know You're a Golddigger... book in 2005. He states the brothers rejected the book before ...

This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

May 18th, 2009 9:25am EDT
Terminator Salvation
The first three weeks of the summer movie season started out a bit slow, but from here the momentum really starts to build. There's a spike in the number of movies premiering with six coming out this week, two of which are sequels. One of those sequels is a movie I've been anticipating since I heard it was in development. Hint: it involves giant robots, and it's not "Transformers 2."

Opening in cinemas this week are "Terminator Salvation," "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," "Dance Flick," "Easy Virtue," "The Girlfriend Experience," and "The Boys: The Sherman Brothers...

Wayans Brothers Drop Oakland Studio Plan

April 1st, 2008 8:40am EDT
Wayans brothers
The Wayans brothers have abandoned their plans to construct a movie studio at a former army base in Oakland, California. The filmmaking siblings - Damon, Marlon, Keenen Ivory and Shawn - had also wanted to build a shopping center on the 13-acre site, which is situated near the city's port.

According to their business partner Britten Shuford, the Wayans pulled out after failing to get a commitment from Oakland officials to preserve the location's picturesque views of the San Francisco Bay.

The brothers were worried the port's plans to stack storage containers would block out view...

Starpulse Q&A: Chit-Chat With the 'TalkShow' Host Spike Feresten

November 9th, 2007 3:56pm EST
Spike Feresten
Growing up, Spike Feresten's father gave him an education in comedy, fostering in him a craving for all things funny. Feresten sought humor in school, employing it in his assignments and in his reign as a class clown, thinking up ingenious pranks that he instructed his minions to carry out, managing his flock like the head of a Fortune 500 company. Feresten's wit eventually led him to a career as a television writer, where he worked for Letterman, Seinfeld, The Simpsons, and Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Now Spike is in charge of his own show, the hilarious and inspired Talkshow with Spike Fe...

Celebrity Birthdays, June 8

June 8th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Kanye West
Happy Birthday to actress Maria Menounos (1978), rapper Kanye West (1977), "Andromeda" actress Lexa Doig (1972), "Gilmore Girls" actor David Sutcliffe (1869), "ER" actress Julianna Margulies (1966), Milli Vanilli's Rob Pilatus (1965; d. 1998), Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes (1962), Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall (1960), actor/comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans (1958), actor Griffin Dunne (1955), bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice (1951), singer Bonnie Tyler (1951), Brazilian actress Sonia Braga (1950), singer/songwriter Boz Scaggs (1944), singer Nancy Sinatra (1940), English actress Millicent Ma...

Keenen Ivory Wayans Destroyed Eddie Murphy's 'Delirious' Red Leather Suit

February 10th, 2007 6:00pm EST
The red leather suit Eddie Murphy wore for his cult Delirious comedy special is no more - pal Keenen Ivory Wayans destroyed it. Murphy stunned fans by wearing the form-fitting outfit for his acclaimed 1983 live special and he's often asked if he still has it hanging up in his wardrobe.

He reveals, "Keenan put it on and he's, like, 6' 5" and he's busting out of this suit. I said, `I dare you to go out all night and stay in character. He met girls, he had a sausage in his pants, there was dancing."

The suit has never been the same since.

(This news article provided by World Ent...

'Pirates' Takes Box Office Booty Again

July 17th, 2006 9:25am EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest continues to shatter box office records, claiming the number-one spot for the second week in a row with $62.2 million, raising it's 10-day total to $258.2 million. The movie has quickly become the year's top-grossing film, rocketing past X-Men: The Last Stand, which has taken $232 million in eight weeks.

Little Man, the Wayans brothers' comedy about a pint-sized thief masquerading as a baby, claimed the number two spot, opening with $21.7 million. The film stars Shawn and Marlon Wayans, who co-wrote the film with brother Keenen Ivory Wayans, ...

Nepotism Works for Wayans Brothers

July 13th, 2006 9:32am EDT
Shawn & Marlon Wayans
Funnyman Marlon Wayans loves working with members of his family because it means he can make sure they're financially set and don't come to him for hand-outs. The comic's clan was recently named the "Most Powerful Family in Hollywood" by one industry trade paper, and Wayans insists a little nepotism is a good thing.

The star, who often appears alongside brother Shawn in movies directed by older sibling Keenen Ivory, says, "The more family you put in, the less family you gotta take care off because everybody's making checks."

The three Wayans brothers team up again in new movie L...

Opens July 14: Little Man

July 12th, 2006 10:04am EDT
Little Man Summary:

Fate brings a childless couple a bundle of joy -- who happens to have a criminal record -- in this comedy directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. Calvin Simms (Marlon Wayans) is a master criminal who with the help of his friend...

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Cast and Crew:

Marlon Wayans (Calvin Simms)

Shawn Wayans (Darryl Edwards)

Kerry Washington (Vanessa Edwards)

John Witherspoon (Pops)

Tracy Morgan (Percy)

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Wayans Brothers Plan Movie Studio

July 5th, 2006 2:55pm EDT
Shawn & Marlon Wayans
Entertainer siblings the Wayans brothers are planning to build a movie studio in Oakland, California. Brothers Marlon, Shawn, Damon and Keenan Wayans are looking at one particular site where they can shoot their upcoming film ventures, and it could even include an amusement park.

Damon says, "Up in Oakland, it used to be a military base. I'll believe it when I see it, when the doors open, but I know my brothers are very passionate about this studio. They are in the trenches trying to make it happen."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Celebrity Birthdays, June 8

June 8th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Kanye West
Happy Birthday to actress Maria Menounos (1978), rapper Kanye West (1977), "Andromeda" actress Lexa Doig (1972), "Gilmore Girls" actor David Sutcliffe (1869), "ER" actress Julianna Margulies (1966), Milli Vanilli's Rob Pilatus (1965; d. 1998), Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes (1962), Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall (1960), actor/comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans (1958), actor Griffin Dunne (1955), bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice (1951), singer Bonnie Tyler (1951), Brazilian actress Sonia Braga (1950), singer/songwriter Boz Scaggs (1944), singer Nancy Sinatra (1940), English actress Millicent Ma...

Wayans Brothers Create 'Thugaboo' Cartoon

March 13th, 2006 9:53am EST
Marlon Wayans
Comedy brothers Shawn, Keenen Ivory and Marlon Wayans are aiming their latest project at kids after creating three cartoon specials called "Thugaboo." The animated shows, which are loosely based on the brothers' youth, will follow the fortunes of nine kids growing up in the inner city.

The youngest member of what may arguably be the funniest family in show business, Marlon teamed with brother Shawn for television's The Wayans Brothers in 1995. Marlon began to expand his responsibilities by taking on numerous roles, from writer to director and, of course, star.

In 1988, Keenan Iv...

Wayans Brothers Start Work on Comedy 'Little Man'

December 14th, 2005 1:53pm EST
Marlon Wayans
Production is underway in Vancouver, B.C., on Revolution Studios' "Little Man," a comedy directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and starring Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kerry Washington and Tracy Morgan. The film will be released by Columbia Pictures over the Memorial Day weekend on May 26, 2006.

In the hilarious comedy, Shawn Wayans plays a man so anxious to become a father that he mistakes a short-statured, baby-faced thief on the run, played by Marlon Wayans, for an abandoned toddler. He and his wife, played by Kerry Washington, take the "baby" into their home and care for him. The "baby...

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