Straight Outta Compton, which grossed $67.7 million worldwide, is already coming to homes even after the crappy newscasts about how the film didn't cause riots or have any violent reactions. Pause.
It has been reported that the hip-hop film rights have been secured by FX Companies and will air on FX’s group of channels — FX, FXX, FXM and VOD platform FXNow.
Of course some of the feels will be lost as things must be edited for television, but if you don't mind the funny word changes that may be made you'll get to see it again and again when it's outta theaters.
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The N.W.A. biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' made box office history this weekend. The film took in $56.1 million and nearly $25 million only on Friday. Cue in Ice Cube's It Was a Good Day.
It was projected that the film would bring in close to $57 million, but as close as it is, it may surpass that. 'Straight Outta Compton' took a $29 million budget to make.
Straight Outta Compton, stars newcomers O’Shea Jackson Jr. as Ice Cube, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre and Jason Mitchell and Easy E.
Janelle Monáe never seems to disappoint. From fashion to music she defies the "norm" and stays true to herself. If she hasn't already received enough love she definitely has been and will be receiving more after her amazing performance on NBC’sToday.
Monáe performed "Yoga," "Tightrope," and “Hell You Talmabout.”
Today Straight Outta Compton was released and of course I'd spend the typical outrageous ticket price to see it. It was totally worth it! I had so many reasons to go see the movie. Black film, black actors, a city I am familiar with, a place like home, because it is literally right next door, a look into reality and life as I knew it, a reflection of REAL rap music, a movie that would make history, a movie that is my culture, a movie that I've literally waited a full year to see.
There was an amazing turn out at LA LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. Showings for the film were down to 3 as all of the others were sold out. Lines waiting to enter the theater started an hour before showtime and movie goers happily awaited to enter although there was assigned seating. And there was police. I was pissed off. Why did they feel it necessary to have extra security for the release of this film?
Talk about fucked up.
They were standing guard as though we were wild animals and unable to control ourselves. As though we would see the movie and flip out. As though we'd be on our own Fuck the Police tip after seeing the movie. I'm not sure if they expected a riot or what, but it ticked me off because it was just so stereotypical. I mean, hello, blacks and Mexicans aren't the ones shooting up theaters, so why should you extend security for a film that is big to both cultures, but especially black culture? This just shows the injustice and racial profiling we are dealing with. And oh the irony of it being depicted in the very film we all were waiting in line to see.
The film was beyond fabulous. You get a look into the history and making of N.W.A., you get a sense of the type of people that are in the music industry, you see the way injustices were handled and so much more. I honestly felt a sense of motivation to not take no for an answer and achieve the things that I really wanted. I felt a sense of unity as I and fellow movie-goers laughed, cried and sang together. It made me feel like anyone who saw the movie may have felt the need to unit, stand-up to injustices and go for their goals. All positives.
I'm glad that those who went out and saw the film were able to show them how wrong they were for the unneeded extra security. There's LAPD there to "greet" us in and out and a diverse crowd that is bonding over great music and political history and injustices.
Yes I'm feeling some type of way about this, because even now there still hasn't been any reports of any incidents by people of color. No issues or attacked on police officers by movie-goers. I get it. It's better to be safe than sorry, but hell, I believe we all take those precautions prior to leaving our houses each day and yet police are still attacking the innocent. Something has got to give and it cannot always be an innocent life.
*Portions of this article are from a Tumblr blog post written by the author.
New Orleans Instagrammer Tokyo Vanity has definitely left an impression on us with her "best friend" video. The internet sensation even has celebrities on it. Tok, who is also a dope photographer, is capitalizing on this with a full track and music video featuring none other than her best fiends. Say what you want about the ratchet best friend anthem, but it definitely unites girl power as seen in the many remakes of her original video.
Janet Jackson made a sleek and sexy return to the music world. Dropping "No Sleeep" days before the BET Awards and not performing, she cam with the unexpected to satisfy fans everywhere. Jackson dropped an unexpected remix and video featuring J. Cole.
Aside from Cole giving us a Weeknd vibe, the video is everything we love to see from Janet; big hair, sultry song, Rhythm Nation moves with the new school and then some.
This red-light special is definitely one for the grown and sexy. Check the video out in it's entirety and let us know what you think.
"We're so thrilled to announce the news of our bundle of joy, it's a dream come true."
Finally! Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Kandi Burruss and husband Todd Tucker are expecting their first child together, finally. In case you are not one who follows RHOA, the two were struggling with conceiving and even visited specialists to explore other options. Not sure of the details and whether or not there was help in making it happen, but who cares, congratulations to them and expanding their family!
Just last week Chris Brown's home was invaded, a month prior a naked woman setup camp inside of his home all while he battles for joint custody of his daughter Royal and now this: he has been barred from leaving the Philippines. Yes, it looks like C Breezy has been ordered not to leave the country. Wednesday morning Brown was stopped while trying to board a private jet to get to Hong Kong for another concert.
According to the official Philippines News Agency this is all due to a dispute of contract. Brown, 26, performed a concert as planned, but was held for supposedly failing to appear for a performance last New Year's Eve and it's said that he must pay back monies to the promoter for that event.Yikes!
According to the Bureau of Immigration Brown and his promoter John Michael Pio Roda could get a clearance certificate that would allow them to leave IF the Department of Justice consented.
From the looks of things we have so much to look forward to in about 60 days. Luscious weighing up while he's serving his bid. Boo Boo Kitty still being a cougar continues with the cradle thievery. Cookie still strutting like the HBIC as always. And Vernon, well who knows. FOX has just released the first teasing sneak peek for season two of Empire.
Chris Brown's house was robbed early Wednesday morning. According to TMZ Brown's aunt was held at gunpoint and forced into a closet. Around 2 a.m. three armed men forced their way inside holding his aunt at gunpoint and ordering her into a closet. The invaders ransacked the house and took money amongst other things and left. The aunt called cops, but of course the robbers were out of there.
CB was in Hollywood at club Argyle hosting a pre-ESPY party. Hmm someone had to know something since Chris just recently purchased the house in the San Fernando Valley . . . or he just really has sucky security (remember the naked girl who got in?).