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Ice Cube defends MTV Movie Awards comments

April 15th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
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Ice Cube insists he was a "fan" of Paul Walker.

The rapper had blasted the MTV Movie Awards for overlooking him and his 'Ride Along' co-star in the Best Onscreen Duo category at Sunday's ceremony in favor of the later actor who died in a car accident in November - and his 'Fast and Furious 6' co-star Vin Diesel, but has now insisted his remarks that they took a "sympathy" vote was misunderstood and he felt Paul should have been honored before his death.

He tweeted: "Re: The MTV Awards. I wasn't really mad we didn't win. So I would never diss the actors who won. Not even Paul Walker. Seri...

Ice Cube slams Paul Walker's posthumous MTV Movie Award win

April 14th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
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Rapper/actor Ice Cube has accused fans of voting for Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker as the MTV Movie Awards' Best On-Screen Duo out of "sympathy", after losing out to the Fast & Furious pair at Sunday's (13Apr14) ceremony.

Ice Cube and his Ride Along co-star Kevin Hart were among the nominees for the accolade at the annual prizegiving, but the honour was ultimately given to Diesel and Walker, who died in a car crash last November (13).

The hip-hop veteran is bitter about the result, because he is convinced devotees let their emotions get the better of them instead of rewarding the pa...

Ice Cube blasts MTV for Paul Walker win

April 14th, 2014 9:20pm EDT
Ice Cube blasts MTV for Paul Walker win
Ice Cube has blasted the MTV Movie Awards for giving the Best Onscreen Duo trophy to Paul Walker posthumously.

The rapper believes the 'Fast & Furious 6' star, who died in a car crash in November, and his co-star Vin Diesel only won out of "sympathy" on Sunday night (04.13.14), and insists he and his 'Ride Along' co-star Kevin Hart were "robbed."

The 44-year-old actor told USA Today newspaper: "We was robbed. Shame on you, MTV."

He added: "We had the best chemistry of everybody nominated, for us not to win was crazy. We were the best onscreen duo, period."

Paul was also honored during a...

Ice Cube took guns on tour in early days

February 28th, 2014 1:20am EST
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Ice Cube took guns on tour with him before he was famous.
The 44-year-old star - real name O'Shea Jackson - toured with American hip hop group N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes) between the late 80s and into the 90s, and during the early years he felt he needed weapons to help stay safe.
Talking about his early N.W.A days, he explained: "We were in Detroit once with Ice-T and his crew, and some local gangsters came into the hotel, knocking on every door, looking for their people. We weren't having it, so the assault rifles came out. We were about to have war on the top floor of a damn Marriott [l...

Justin Bieber spends $250 on snacks

February 13th, 2014 5:20pm EST
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber spent $250 on snacks during a recent trip to the cinema.
The 'Confident' hitmaker recently went to see Ice Cube's new comedy 'Ride Along' at a picture house in Atlanta, US, and generously bought his entourage of 10 friends a range of sweet treats.
Among the items consumed by the 19-year-old singer and his friends were seven hot dogs, four boxes of nachos - all with extra cheese - eight different bags of sweets, including M&Ms, Snickers Bites and a Butter Finger as well as six ice creams.
To wash it all down, Justin and his posse had eight large sodas, five bottles of water a...

Jennifer Hudson feels confident

February 9th, 2014 3:20pm EST
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Jennifer Hudson has learnt to embrace her figure.
The 'Feeling Good' hitmaker, who lost 80 pounds after first signing up as a Weight Watchers spokesperson a few years ago, admits she no longer feels self-conscious on the red carpet.
Wearing a short white dress with a plunging neckline, the 32-year-old star told USA Today newspaper at the BET Honors 2014 in Washington D.C. on Saturday night (02.08.14): "You need to embrace yourself, find those things that you love about yourself and know that no one is like you, and own being you."
Jennifer recently admitted she is much more comfortable with...

Ride Along tops North American box office for third week in a row

February 2nd, 2014 8:30pm EST
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Comedy Ride Along has landed a third week on top of the North American box office.

The film, which stars Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, brought in $12.3 million (GBP7.7 million) over the weekend (01-02Feb14) to keep hold of the top spot.

Coming in second is Disney's animated blockbuster Frozen with $9.3 million (GBP5.8 million) and Zak Efron's new dating comedy Awkward Moment, which trails closely behind with $9 million (GBP5.6 million).

Rounding out the top five is animated movie The Nut Job with $7.6 million (GBP4.8 million) and true-story war film Lone Survivor earning $7.2 million (GBP4....

Ride Along still on top in U.S. as Frankenstein flops

January 26th, 2014 8:40pm EST
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Ice Cube and Kevin Hart's comedy Ride Along has scored a second week at the top of the U.S. box office as new release I, Frankenstein becomes the first monstrous flop of the year.

The action movie, which stars Aaron Eckhart as the monster, was expected to debut in second place but comes in sixth with a disappointing $8.3 million (GBP5.9 million).

War movie Lone Survivor and animated hit The Nut Job round out the new number three.

Ride Along adds another $21.2 million (GBP13.2 million) to its two-week haul, taking the film's tally past the $75 million (GBP47 million) mark.

Pouty Mouths: Celebrities Who Never Smile

January 23rd, 2014 7:00pm EST
Kristen Stewart
It's part of a celebrity's job to show up to public events, pose for photographers, and sign autographs for fans. But some of them don't really look like they're enjoying their time in the spotlight.

Kristen Stewart is notorious for appearing moody at movie premieres and other Hollywood soirees. When the former "Twilight" star does crack a smile, it's like a rare bird sighting.

Sometimes a pout is sexy. Other times, it's just a turn off. It makes us wonder why they're so grumpy. Wipe that smug look off your face and show us some teeth!

Check out several celebs who rarely smile...


Ice Cube has a good day as he hits the skies above Los Angeles

January 20th, 2014 8:30pm EST
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Rapper/actor Ice Cube took the skies above Los Angeles on Monday (20Jan14) after accepting a Ride Along with bosses at Goodyear as part of a charity initiative.

The former N.W.A. star was celebrating the 20th anniversary of his hit Today Was a Good Day, which references the Goodyear blimp, a sky-high staple that often floats above sports events and concerts in the City of Angels.

Goodyear bosses came up with the idea for the special flight after learning of a petition to light up the sky with the message, 'Ice Cube's a pimp' - the line from his 1993 song.

Goodyear bosses refused to use t...

Ride Along sets January box office records

January 19th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Ride Along
Rapper/actor Ice Cube and funnyman Kevin Hart have laughed their way to the top of the North American box office chart after grossing a record $41.2 million (£25.75 million) with their new comedy Ride Along.

The film's opening weekend success has made it the biggest Friday to Sunday debut in January history, while it has also replaced 2008's Cloverfield as the highest-grossing number one over the Martin Luther King, Jr. bank holiday weekend.

Ride Along easily overshadowed last week's most popular film, Mark Wahlberg's war movie Lone Survivor, which slipped to two with $23.2 million (£14.5...

Aretha Franklin lands BET honour

January 16th, 2014 8:50pm EST
Aretha Franklin
Soul legend Aretha Franklin and Motown Records mogul Berry Gordy are set to be saluted for their career achievements at the 2014 BET Honors.

Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube will also be among the honourees at the upcoming ceremony, which celebrates stars' contributions to African-American culture.

The awards will take place in Washington, D.C. on 8 February (14).

Halle Berry and Chaka Khan were celebrated at last year's (13) event.

Ride Along movie was in the works for over 10 years

January 16th, 2014 3:20am EST
Ride Along
Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube waited for over 10 years to bring his new buddy comedy Ride Along to fruition after struggling to find the perfect co-star for the movie.

The hip-hop veteran reveals the pieces of the puzzle finally began falling into place after setting his sights on Kevin Hart - and he knew the onscreen partnership would be a success after hitting it off with the funnyman from the moment they met.

During a joint interview on America's Today show, Ice Cube said, "It was chemistry instantly at first sight...

"(I knew he was right for the role) after seeing Kevin's stand-up, a...

Arsenio Hall announces star guests for TV comeback's first week

September 4th, 2013 3:21am EDT
Arsenio Hall
Paula Patton, Russell Simmons, Angela Bassett and Ice Cube are among the Hollywood stars who will appear on Arsenio Hall's revived TV talk show when it launches next week (09Sep13) in America.

The late-night talk show veteran is heading back to the small screen to front a new CBS series, following his successful stint presenting The Arsenio Hall Show from 1989 to 1994.

Hall will also welcome Hollywood stars Lisa Kudrow, Chris Tucker, Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet, Djimon Hounsou, Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi and Allison Janney to the set throughout September (13).

He says, "My first.....

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Reuniting To Headline Rock The Bells Festival

May 16th, 2012 3:46pm EDT
Bone Thugs N Harmony
Rappers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are putting their differences aside to reunite and belatedly mark their 20th anniversary at the Rock the Bells festival series this summer.

The Tha Crossroads hit-makers formed in 1991 as a five-piece, but the veteran rappers were reduced to a trio early last year when both Wish Bone and Krayzie Bone walked out of the group to pursue solo endeavors.

Now Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone and Flesh-n-Bone are planning to celebrate their career longevity by coming together to headline the 2012 Rock the Bells hip-hop concerts. They will perform t...

Two Jews' Review '21 Jump Street' And Laugh Out Loud At This Action Comedy (Video)

March 14th, 2012 5:00pm EDT
21 Jump Street Movie
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: What would you do if you had the chance to go back to high school and do it all over again? Well, two bumbling rookie cops, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) get that chance when they're assigned to the long time dormant 21 Jump Street unit led by the perpetually pissed off Captain Dickson (Ice Cube)

Their mission: Go back to high school and find the supplier of a synthetic drug (HFS) that causes hallucinations and sometimes...death. Piece of cake right? Uh...not so much...

First, our pair who actually went to the same high s...

'80s Cast Members & New Stars Attend '21 Jump Street' Premiere (Photos)

March 14th, 2012 8:38am EDT
Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan
The "21 Jump Street" Los Angeles premiere was rocking last night as stars from the original series showed up and canoodled with the new cast.

Holly Robinson Peete (Officer Judy Hoffs) is the only original cast member who is reprising her role on the big screen. But Richard Grieco (Officer Dennis Booker) also attended the premiere.

Among the missing? Heartthrob Johnny Depp (Officer Tom Hanson), his partner in crime Peter DeLuise (Office Doug Penhall) and Dustin Nguyuen (Officer Harry Truman Ioki).

Channing Tatum (Jenko) and Jonah Hill (Schmidt) star in the 2012 big-screen as a pair of un...

Ice Cube Campaigns To Get Chris Tucker To Do 'Friday' Sequel

March 10th, 2012 12:30pm EST
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Ice Cube has urged fans of his "Friday" film franchise to bombard his co-star Chris Tucker with messages on Twitter to convince the comedian to sign on for another sequel.

The 1995 cult favorite, about a pair of street-smart slackers, spawned two sequels and helped to launch the hip-hop star as a movie mogul.

Ice Cube is currently writing a new installment of the fun comedy, a follow-up to 2002's "Friday After Next," and he's eager to get Tucker on board too.

During an appearance on TV's "106 & Park" earlier this week, he said, "Everybody twitter (sic) Chris Tucker and make sure he's in ...

Ice Cube Makes Architecture Film

December 8th, 2011 11:25pm EST
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Rapper Ice Cube has created a short film to pay homage to California's classic architecture.

Ice Cube, real name O'Shea Jackson, enrolled in drafting classes at the Phoenix Institute of Technology in Arizona when he was 18 but abandoned his artistic dreams to pursue a career in music.

And now the hitmaker has gone back to his roots by shooting Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980 to show fans the true beauty of such buildings as the historic Eames House.

He tells, "The Eames (architects) made structure and nature one. This is going green 1949 style, b**ch. Believe that... I...

'21 Jump Street' Trailer: Jonah Hill And Channing Tatum Head Deep Undercover

November 4th, 2011 11:43am EDT
Johan Hill and Channing Tatum go back to prom in the new 21 Jump
The new trailer for the 21 Jump Street big screen reboot has dropped. It's based on the ‘80s TV procedural starring Johnny Depp, but Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are a whole new breed of cop.

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum go back to high school in the new 21 Jump Street trailer. While the set up comes from the original Johnny Depp television series, the tone comes straight from the raunch-tastic, explosive and very R-rated mind of Jonah Hill.

In the trailer below, foul-mouthed clowns Jenko and Schmidt team up in police academy and prepare to become "badass" cops… which turns out to ...

LL Cool J To Receive Icon Honor At BET Hip-Hop Awards

September 21st, 2011 8:42am EDT
LL Cool J
Rap veteran LL Cool J is to be honored for his career achievements at the upcoming BET Hip-Hop awards.

The I Need Love hit-maker is to receive the I Am Hip-Hop Icon trophy at the ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia next month, following in the footsteps of legendary artists including Grandmaster Flash, Russell Simmons, Ice Cube and Salt-N-Pepa.

Comedian Mike Epps is to host this year's show when it takes place at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 1st.

Ice Cube's 'Boyz N The Hood' Audition 'Sucked'

July 9th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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Ice Cube almost missed out on his movie breakthrough because his audition for "Boyz N The Hood" was awful.

The rapper admits he felt "totally unqualified" to become a movie star and director John Singleton recalls his star showing up totally unprepared.

The filmmaker recalls, "We sat him down and he read... and he sucked.

"I said, 'You didn't read this (script), did you?' and he said, 'No, I've been touring'. And I said, 'Man, you've gotta go read this... and come back.'"

Ice Cube admits he took Singleton's words to heart, adding, "When I read it, I'm like, 'Oh, they about to do a movie...

Flavor Flav & MC Hammer To Join Charlie Sheen At Insane Clown Posse Festival

July 7th, 2011 8:49am EDT
Flavor Flav
Flavor Flav, Ice Cube, MC Hammer, Bobby Brown and Lil Jon will join Charlie Sheen at the Insane Clown Posse's four-day rap and wrestling festival in Illinois next month.

Sheen announced he'd be among the presenters in an excited tweet on Wednesday, and now the full line-up has been announced.

Sheen and Flav will co-host the music and wresting event, dubbed the Gathering Of The Juggalos, while rappers Ice Cube, Lil Jon, Paul Wall and MC Hammer will join Bobby Brown on the bill.

The 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos will take place at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois from 11-14 August.

Xzibit, ...

Ice Cube Planning N.W.A. Biopic

May 11th, 2011 9:56pm EDT
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Rap and movie mogul Ice Cube has confirmed reports of a planned biopic about his groundbreaking former group N.W.A.

The "It Was a Good Day" hitmaker fronted the original gangsta rap act with Dr. Dre and admits he's working on a new film about "the world's most dangerous group."

He says, "I think N.W.A. changed a lot in pop culture and people should see how we started, how the neighborhood we came from created N.W.A. and then N.W.A. changed the neighborhoods we come from. It's definitely a story that needs to be told."

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Ice Cube Heading To '21 Jump Street'

February 16th, 2011 10:28am EST
Ice Cube is preparing to send some of his boys to school.

The “Friday” star might be looking to take a bite out of crime as he’s in negotiations to join the cast of “21 Jump Street.” According to Deadline, Ice Cube would be playing the police captain, the role originated by Steven Williams on the FOX television series that ran from 1987-1991.

Ice Cube would be joining both Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in the story of youthful-looking police officers who work undercover in high schools, colleges and other places where kids hang out… and commit crimes!

Ice Cube would also possibly be joi...

Woody Harrelson Plays A Badass Cop (Photos)

December 1st, 2010 4:00pm EST
Woody Harrelson
We spotted Woody Harrelson filming a violent scene in downtown Los Angeles for his upcoming movie "Rampart." In the scene, Harrelson, who plays a renegade police officer, chases down a man and beats him with a club.

In between takes, Woody can be seen taking out a set of false teeth.

The movie follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival. Steve Buscemi, Sigourney Weaver and Ice Cube also star.

Check Out 'Lottery Ticket' On DVD, Blu-ray, On Demand & Download

November 17th, 2010 7:50am EST
Lottery Ticket
Kevin Carson (Bow Wow) has just won $370 million in the Mondo Millions Lottery. But the Lottery Claim Office is closed for a long holiday weekend, so before he can collect, Kevin must figure out how to keep a lid on his good fortune and survive the next three days.

As his prize news spreads, Kevin quickly discovers the good, the bad and the ugly in his friends and neighbors. It’s funny what people will do when money is involved – and this free-wheeling comedy has your winning entertainment numbers.

Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Loretta Devine, Ice Cube, Keith David, Terry Crews, ...

Ice Cube Offers Support To Laurence Fishburne

August 16th, 2010 11:19pm EDT
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Rapper Ice Cube has offered his "Boyz 'N the Hood" co-star Laurence Fishburne his support as the actor deals with his daughter's sex tape scandal.

"The Matrix" star has been left stunned by his daughter Montana's decision to star in an explicit adult film to kickstart her own acting ambitions.

Footage from the sex tape has already appeared online, leaving her movie star father upset and shocked, according to Montana. To add insult to injury, Montana's 2009 prostitution arrest has also come to the fore.

Fishburne has yet to comment on the tape, but Ice Cube has jumped to his defense, tell...

'Lottery Ticket' Producers Hit With Lawsuit

August 12th, 2010 11:00am EDT
Lottery Ticket
Film bosses behind upcoming movie Lottery Ticket have been hit with a lawsuit from a screenwriter who alleges his idea was stolen.

Tom Huang filed papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday claiming he wrote a treatment for a movie plot in 2004 and talked it over with his agent Brad Kaplan.

The writer alleges Kaplan "stole" the idea and passed it on to his client Erik White, who wrote and directed Lottery Ticket, about a young man who has to fend off his greedy neighbors when they discover he's holding a winning ticket worth $350 million."

Huang claims the film, which is...

Ice Cube Wants A Lakers Championship For His Birthday

June 10th, 2010 7:30pm EDT
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Rapper Ice Cube is hoping for an extra special birthday gift when he turns 41 later this month - a Los Angeles Lakers basketball championship.

The rabid Lakers fan is hoping the Boston Celtics tie the NBA Finals series in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday night, so his team still has everything to play for when the showdown returns to the Staples Center in Los Angeles. And that could mean that the Lakers will be named champions on his birthday.

Ice Cube says, "Lakers in six, baby. The only reason I say Lakers in six (games) is because June 15 is Game Six and that's my birthday. They mig...

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