Ice-T & CoCo To Host Talk Show For Ryan Seacrest Prods.

By | Tuesday February 4, 2014 @ 1:33pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

icetcocoIce-T and CoCo are eyeing a career as talk show hosts. The husband-and-wife duo have inked a development deal with Ryan Seacrest Productions for a talk show project. According to RSP sources, the show is in the process of being … Read More »

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Hot Toronto Trailer: ‘Iceberg Slim’

By | Tuesday August 28, 2012 @ 2:50pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Here’s a first look at Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp, the documentary which makes its World Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday, September 8. It’ll be a big night to dress up, because the film will be followed by an after party that will feature a live … Read More »

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A&E, Ice-T Sued In ‘Peacemaker’ Dispute

By | Friday August 17, 2012 @ 6:15pm PDT

A&E Networks and Ice-T have been sued by Roy Colbert of Los Angeles who alleges they used his idea for a TV docu-drama about gangs. Colbert’s suit, filed today in LA Superior Court, contends A&E and Ice-T breached … Read More »

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Indomina Buys Ice-T’s ‘The Art of Rap’: Sundance

By | Saturday January 28, 2012 @ 5:30pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Indomina is closing a world rights deal for Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, the Ice-T and Andy Baybutt-directed documentary about the art of hip-hop. I’m told Indomina is planning a meaningful theatrical release in the early summer. … Read More »

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2012 Sundance: Famous Behind The Camera

The Sundance Film Festival is infamously where relatively unknown filmmakers travel to Park City and maybe leave the mountain resort on the road to glory. But this year may have more well-known names swaggering down Main Street with projects than in recent years. Here’s a snapshot of the film famous you’ll be hearing about at Sundance and why:

SPIKE LEE, director/producer, Red Hook Summer - Spike has a long history going in and out of the studio system and hitting the pavement at Sundance where he returns with his latest. The director often laments how difficult it is to get money for projects despite making $300 million on Inside Man. Fast forward several documentaries later, and Lee picks up the feature filmmaking mantle again about an Atlanta boy who is sent to spend the summer in a Brooklyn NY housing project with the grandfather he’s never met. With all titles screening in the festival’s Premieres section headed to Sundance without a distributor in place, Lee is once again counting on his indie roots for this pic.

JULIE DELPY, writer/director/star, 2 Days In New York - Delpy opened the Sundance Film Festival with Before Sunrise way back in 1995. Now she returns with 2 Days In New York – a follow up to 2007′s 2 Days In Paris. Delpy took her recent films including 2 Days In Paris to Berlin for their debuts, but is headed to Sundance with the latest. The film has sold some international territories already and the feature’s American setting is ripe for a Sundance splash, according to the film’s sales company Rezo. In no small part due to star Chris Rock who plays opposite Delpy. In the film, Delpy reprises her 2 Days In Paris character Marion who lives with her new lover Mingus (Rock) and their two kids from previous relationships. The couple get an unexpected visit from her father (played by Delpy’s real-life dad), her oversexed sister, and her outrageous boyfriend.

STEPHEN FREARS, director Lay The Favorite - You would think two Oscar nominations for Best Director not to mention multiple Awards for 2006′s The Queen (including a win for actress Helen Mirren) would mean a golden ticket for future projects and a studio backer. But such is not the case anymore and Frears will join fellow filmmakers vying for distribution at Sundance. Pic has a well-known cast including Rebecca Hall, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis, and Joshua Jackson. This latest follows a beautiful but ditzy gal who moves to Las Vegas and meets a pro sports gambler who hones in on her natural skills for numbers to his advantage.

MICHAEL STIPE, executive producer, Me@ The Zoo - The former R.E.M. front man has his hand in film for decades now, most prominently beginning in the late 1990s as executive producer of Velvet Goldmine and producer of multiple Oscar-nominee Being John Malkovich. Ubiquitous at Sundance in the early part of the 2000s, his last big project there was 2004′s Saved via his Single Cell Pictures. His other production company C-Hundred Film Corp (with filmmaker Jim McKay) is taking Me @ The Zoo to Sundance this year where it is screening in competition. The film follows video blogger Chris Crocker whose YouTube plea “Leave Britney Alone!” has been viewed gazillion times.
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‘Law & Order: SVU’ Update: Ice-T Signs On, Could Det. Benson Get Female Partner?

Nellie Andreeva

With Chris Meloni out and Mariska Hargitay back part-time, Law & Order: SVU has locked co-star Ice-T full-time for next season. And the following one, if the veteran crime drama is renewed for a 14th season. Ice-T made the … Read More »

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E! Orders Reality Series Starring Ice-T & His Wife

By | Tuesday April 26, 2011 @ 12:05pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

I rarely post straight-out press releases, but found it hard to resist sharing this gem from E!:

Los Angeles, April 26, 2011 –  Over the past six decades, TV couples like Desi/Lucy, Mork/Mindy and Ozzy/Sharon have demonstrated that sometimes the

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