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Ice Cube: Refusing the 'Jab' Cost Me $9M

He confirms he lost out on movie role because of his vaccination status

(Newser) - "I don't know how Hollywood feels about me right now," said Ice Cube in a Sunday podcast appearance, but he made it crystal clear how he feels about the COVID vaccine. While appearing on "Million Dollaz Worth of Game," Variety reports he confirmed murmurings that...

Ice Cube Makes Choice on Vaccination for Film Role

Ice Cube
Quits Film
Over Vaccine

Ice Cube Quits Film Over Vaccine

Production co-starring Jack Black was to shoot in Hawaii this winter

(Newser) - Ice Cube is leaving a film project, and a $9 million salary, rather than be vaccinated for the coronavirus. He had signed on in June to partner and co-star with Jack Black on Oh Hell No, a comedy that was to film in Hawaii over the winter, per the Hollywood ...

'Gentle Giant' Friday Actor Dead at 62
Cops Find Actor Dead
During Wellness Check

Cops Find Actor Dead During Wellness Check

Manager says Tommy 'Tiny' Lister had 'COVID symptoms'

(Newser) - Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, who audiences loved as the neighborhood bad guy in 1995's Friday, has died at 62. Per People , the actor's manager, Cindy Cowan, said Lister showed "COVID symptoms" for a week prior to his death. In a statement from the LA County Sheriff's...

Eric Trump Takes Down Photo After Complaint From Ice Cube

Altered photo showed rappers in Trump hats

(Newser) - An altered photo of rappers Ice Cube and 50 Cent in hats that appear to show support for President Trump circulated widely on social media Tuesday, fueled in part by a tweet from Eric Trump. "Two great, courageous Americans,” Trump’s son tweeted. He removed the tweet with...

After Pushback, Ice Cube Clarifies His Role With Trump

'We can't afford not to negotiate with whoever is in power,' says the rapper

(Newser) - Ice Cube, a rapper who released a 2018 song called " Arrest the President ," which includes the lyrics, "you got the evidence … [he's] Russian intelligence," is now taking heat for working with none other than the Trump campaign. In a Tuesday tweet , campaign adviser Katrina...

Ice Cube to Maher: 'That's Our Word Now'

Rapper-actor scolds HBO host over n-word

(Newser) - Bill Maher got a scolding from Ice Cube in his first show since he dropped the N-bomb on air, the Daily Beast reports. "It's a word that has been used against us; it’s like a knife, man," the rapper-turned-actor told Maher on Friday night's Real ...

Bill Maher Will Face Ice Cube on His Return

First episode back after controversy over racial slur

(Newser) - Bill Maher's first show in the wake of his n-word controversy will have an interesting guest: Ice Cube. Though Al Franken dropped out, Ice Cube says he'll be there for the June 9 episode, reports the Los Angeles Times . On his last show, Maher jokingly referred to himself...

Ride Along Cruises to $41.2M
 Ride Along Cruises to $41.2M 

Ride Along Cruises to $41.2M

'Lone Survivor' not even a close second

(Newser) - Ride Along arrived in first place at the weekend box office. The buddy cop comedy featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with $41.2 million, according to studio estimates today. The strong opening for Ride Along marks the biggest opening for a film released during Martin Luther King Jr....

Ice Cube Video Honors Slain Teen

(Newser) - The unlikely stars of Ice Cube's new video are the grieving relatives of a 17-year-old high school football star shot to death outside his home. The song "Why Me?" speaks out against senseless violence and gun crime devastating communities. "It just was a tragic, tragic story of why,...

The Longshots Scores
 The Longshots Scores
movie review

The Longshots Scores

True story is no 'touchdown'--but it's genuine

(Newser) - The Longshots, a movie based on the true story of a girl who becomes a local football star, is “not nearly a touchdown—but not a fumble either,” writes Gary Goldstein in the Los Angeles Times. The film “is a likable enough Cinderella story, one whose heart...

Hip-Hop Finds New Direction in SXSW

(Newser) - Move over indie-rock—Hip-hop got a big bump at South by Southwest this year. Houston's emerging hip-hop scene helped spread word within the rap community, the AP reports, and some 150 acts took the stage this year. "Honestly I didn't know too much about this," says Del the...

Bucket Tops Box Office List
Bucket Tops Box Office List

Bucket Tops Box Office List

First Sunday debuts in second as Juno holds strong at third

(Newser) - The Bucket List kicked National Treasure: Book of Secrets from top spot this weekend in the best-ever debut for a Rob Reiner flick, Variety reports. First Sunday nabbed a close second and Juno kept crowds giggling in third. Tonight's toned-down Golden Globes will not help Juno as expected, but the...

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