Mahershala Ali To Star As Boxer Jack Johnson In ‘Unruly’ HBO Limited Series In Works From Dominique Morisseau & Playtone

Mahershala Ali To Star As Boxer Jack Johnson In ‘Unruly’ HBO Limited Series In Works From Dominique Morisseau & Playtone HBO is developing Unruly, a six-part limited series about boxing legend Jack Johnson to be played by two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali. The project hails from Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone ...

Stallone Takes on Biopic About Trump-Pardoned Boxer Jack Johnson

Stallone Takes on Biopic About Trump-Pardoned Boxer Jack Johnson Sylvester Stallone is teaming up with MGM to develop a biopic on legendary boxing champion Jack Johnson. Stallone recently made headlines for his trip to Washington D.C., where he and a group of ...

Sylvester Stallone producing Jack Johnson biopic

Deadline is reporting that Sylvester Stallone is launching a new production company Balboa Productions, with its first project set to be a biopic of Jack Johnson, the first ever African American ...

Sylvester Stallone is Set to Make a Film about Boxer Jack Johnson Who Was recently Pardoned By President Trump

Sylvester Stallone is producing a new film project with MGM that will tell the story of boxer Jack Johnson, who was recently posthumously pardoned by President Trump. This will be the first film ...

Donald Trump Pardons Boxing Great Jack Johnson, Punches Barack Obama As Sly Stallone Watches

Donald Trump Pardons Boxing Great Jack Johnson, Punches Barack Obama As Sly Stallone Watches President Donald Trump, Sylvester Stallone standing by his side, today gave a full pardon, posthumously, to Jack Johnson, the country’s first black heavyweight boxing champion, In 1913, at the height ...

HBO In Ring With Playtone And Ken Burns For Miniseries On Fighter Jack Johnson

Exclusive: HBO has set Ides Of March screenwriter and playwright Beau Willimon to write Jack Johnson, a miniseries about the life of the first African-American world heavyweight champion. The mini ...

HBO In Ring With Playtone And Ken Burns For Miniseries On Fighter Jack Johnson

HBO In Ring With Playtone And Ken Burns For Miniseries On Fighter Jack Johnson Exclusive: HBO has set Ides Of March screenwriter and playwright Beau Willimon to write Jack Johnson, a miniseries about the life of the first African-American world heavyweight champion. The mini ...

Jim Jefferies goes “Legit” in new FX comedy

When Jim Jefferies answers the phone at the agreed-upon time (between a network publicist and myself), just about the first thing he says is that he forgot he was doing an interview today. Not an ...

Comedy gold: Reginald D Hunter Live

Despite his firebrand reputation, this Us expat is wordy, awkward, erudite and even vulnerable, writes Leo Benedictus Title: Live Date: 2011 The set-up: I'm ready to be corrected, but as far as I ...

Epix Launches Monthly Comedy Showcase

Premium TV network/on-demand service Epix, which has been running comedy specials since its 2009 launch, is now setting up a new monthly comedy showcase. Titled Epix Comedy Unbound, the franchise will ...

Look To The Stars Attends Comedy For A Cure Charity Event

LookToTheStars.org was at the 11th Annual “Comedy For a Cure” event that took place at Hollywood’s iconic Roosevelt Hotel on Sunday night, a show that brought in thousands of dollars for the Tuberous ...

Joel Gretsch, Gillian Vigman And Todd Stashwick Among Latest Cable Castings

Joel Gretsch (V) has joined Lifetime’s original movie Of Two Minds. The film chronicles the relationship between a woman (Kristin Davis) and her younger sister (Tammy Blanchard), who has ...

Australian Comedian Jim Jeffries Lands Legit Pilot at FX

With Louis Ck, one of the finest comedians working today, finding success with his fantastic series Louie on FX, another great comedian is looking to follow in his footsteps. Deadline has word that ...

FX Orders Comedy Presentation Starring Australian Comedian Jim Jefferies

Exclusive: FX has greenlighted comedy pilot presentation Legit. Directed by Peter O’Fallon, Legit stars Australian comedian Jim Jefferies, who is being described as “shockingly charming and brutally ...

Manager/Producer Lisa Blum Joins New Wave

Exclusive: Talent manager/producer Lisa Blum has joined New Wave Entertainment. Blum, who comes from The Collective, is bringing all of her clients including Marlon Wayans, Cheri Oteri, Orlando Jones, ...

F/X's "Lights Out" Review | Super Punch-Out!

My earliest recollection with the off-shoot network F/X came as an adolescent, desperately clinging to my sadomasochist need to be scared shitless from reruns of "Fox Mulder Fights My Nightmares". ...

100 years ago today: "The Great White Hope" Fight between Jack Johnson and James Jeffries

A century ago today, the Fight of the Century was fought. Today is the centennial of the fight between the first black heavyweight champion of the world, Jack Johnson, and the former heavyweight ...

Prepare yourself for “The Green Room with Paul Provenza”

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: Expect to see plenty of sparks fly on ‘The Green Room With Paul Provenza’ when the Showtime show hits the tube June 10. Among the verbal ...

Comedy Central Reveals 22 Projects in Development for 2010-2011 Development Slate Including a Broken Lizard Sitcom, a Waiting… Adaptation, and a Jesus Christ Cartoon

Comedy Central has unveiled its entire development slate and, as to be expected, there are plenty of funny concepts in the bunch. The standouts include Highdeas, which explores such stoner-friendly ...

Review: Christmas Comedy DVDs

Having seen Andy Parsons (off of Mock the Week) live a couple of months ago as part of his Britain’s Got Idiots tour, the release of the DVD before Christmas seemed inevitable. For an in-depth review ...

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