Ol’ Dirty Bastard Biopic in the Works at Sony

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Ol’ Dirty Bastard is coming to the big screen.

A biopic about the Wu-Tang Clan rapper is in development at Sony’s Columbia Pictures with Wu-Tang leader RZA attached to produce. The studio had no comment on the project.

According to reports, O.D.B. (born Russell Tyrone Jones) was a founding member of the Staten Island rap collective with cousins RZA and GZA. Wu-Tang’s first album Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers propelled the group to popularity in the crowded 1990s hip-hop space. O.D.B. released his first solo album, Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, in 1995, which received critical praise and earned him a Grammy nomination for best rap album.

An O.D.B. movie has long been rumored, with RZA talking about the possibility of a biopic to Rolling Stone in 2016 saying, “Straight Outta Compton] showed that with the proper team and marketing, many of us out here who grew up on this music would love to see the inside makings of those stories.”

Sources tell THR that the search for a director for the Columbia project is already underway.


Tyrese’s Ex Wife Blames Rock Fight For His Bad Rep

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Last week Tyrese Gibson filed a motion to deny his ex-wife Norma’s request to pay her legal fees, claiming her accusations of abuse ruined his reputation in Hollywood.

Norma says Tyrese is the one to blame…

In her response Norma claims Tyrese’s public fight with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson ruined his career and the fact that his $113,000 in monthly expenses exceeds his $51,000 in monthly income is a lifestyle choice.

The case is ongoing.

Black Excellence. ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Is Spike Lee’s Biggest Box Office Opening In 10 Years

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Making history…

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman opened with a promising $10.8 million this weekend. It is the first Spike Lee movie to get a 500 screen+ theatrical release since his Old Boy remake in late 2013.

According to reports , Critics are saying “BlacKkKlansman,” an alternately satiric and horrifying looking at hate groups in America, signals a return to form for the director. Its $10.8 million start in North America trails only “The Original Kings of Comedy’s” debut ($11 million) as Lee’s third-biggest opening of all time.

David Duke Is Worried He Looks Like an Idiot in ‘BlacKkKlansman’: “He’s concerned about how he’s going to be portrayed in this film….”

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Spike Lee’s latest film, which opens Friday in theaters, tells the true story of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs police force in the 1970s. It chronicles how Stallworth, played by John David Washington, manages to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.

According to reports, In an interview with Lester Holt on NBC,  Ron Stallworth, the former police officer whose memoir Black Klansman inspired Lee’s film adaptation, revealed how David Duke, the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, recently called him to talk about his portrayal in the movie.

“He wanted to talk about the fact that he’s concerned about how he’s going to be portrayed in this film,” Stallworth said alongside Lee during an interview with NBC’s Nightly News host Lester Holt. “He’s only seen the trailer and in the trailer, it makes him off to be a buffoonish cartoonish idiot…..”

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