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Cedric the Entertainer Talks Trump, Confirms ‘Kings of Comedy’ Reunion in the Works

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*Cedric the Entertainer has teased that a “Kings of Comedy” reunion might be on the horizon, 23 year after the debut of the original stand-up show. 

In a new interview with Variety and iHeart’s podcast The Big Ticket, the comedian touched a myriad of topics, including why he previously endorsed Joe Biden and why he stays away from Trump jokes.

“On any given night, there’s 50 million Trump jokes. So I started to stay away from it,” he said. 

Speaking on “The Original Kings of Comedy” reunion, Cedric shared, “It seems like it may be actually getting a little closer.” He added, “There’s some talks of possibly doing a very limited run for the fun of it, doing like a 12-city run.”

Directed by Spike Lee, the stand-up comedy film features Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey and D.L. Hughley and was shot over the last two nights (February 26 and 27, 2000) of their Kings of Comedy tour.

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Elsewhere in the interview, the famed comic dished about…

His friend who is a Trump supporter:

“I remember early on in Trump’s candidacy, people had real falling outs with friends. I’ve got a great friend who is a Trump dude, and he still to this day makes me laugh a lot, but he’s a Trump guy. I remember I had friends like, ‘How do you even hang out with this dude?’ I’m like, ‘If we talked about Trump the whole time we was together, that’d be one thing,’ but he’s been my friend before and I didn’t even know he was a Trump dude until this thing came out. He is who he is.”

Why he’s endorsing Biden:

“He’s been around a long time, he’s been through a lot stuff throughout America’s history being on many different sides of many different issues. But, he’s one that I believe that those relationships are very important in the idea of governing and who you know and how you can get things done. I’m a little concerned about age.”

Why he’s fond of Elizabeth Warren:

“There’s something about Elizabeth Warren I like as a feisty campaigner. She seems like the sweet little lady with the sweater on, going to make some tea, but she is gangster with it. Somebody like that would be fun to have on this TV show, just to have them show up in this environment.”

Meanwhile, Cedric the Entertainer’s current sitcom “The Neighborhood” has halted filming due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Jennifer Hudson’s Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ Pushed Back to Summer 2021

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*The Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect,” starring Jennifer Hudson, has been pushed back to summer 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second time the film has been delayed.

“Respect” is now moving from Jan. 15, 2021 to Aug. 13, 2021. 

We previously reported… Hudson has spoken out about the biopic, noting that she shared a special connection with Franklin. Before her passing in 2018, the music icon gave Hudson her blessing to play her on the big screen.

Directed by Broadway veteran Liesl Tommy, the film also stars Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Tituss Burgess, Marc Maron, Kimberly Scott, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan and Mary J. Blige.

READ MORE: Jennifer Hudson Shades Nat Geo’s Aretha Franklin Project: ’If It’s Not a Film, It’s Nothing’

Months after filming on the project wrapped, Hudson said this of Franklin: “I still feel like she’s in me, I really do. I just hope to meet her requests. You think you respect Aretha, but once you see the film and you learn her story, you can’t help but to have a newfound respect for her.”

She also had this to say about her personal connection with the Queen of Soul, “I still have the text chains, so every now and then I look back at them. The last time I spoke to her was Aug. 8, [2018,] and I can honestly say she sang until her last breath.”

In related news, filming on National Geographic’s Genius: Aretha starring Cynthia Enrivo has been halted after a background actor tested positive for COVID-19. The program is slated to debut in early 2021. 

When asked about the competing projects in an interview earlier this month, Hudson dropped some subtle shade, saying  “I know that Aretha was adamant that [her life] be a film. If it’s not a film, it’s nothing. I’m just honored that she picked me to play her.”

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Wayne Brady Demands Social Media Platforms Do Better at Protecting Underage Girls [VIDEO]

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*Wayne Brady is calling out social media networks to take more responsibility in protecting minors. 

Brady appeared on “The Talk”, and expressed his concern about platforms like Facebook and Instagram making it easy for perverted men to send inappropriate private messages to underage users. 

Brady recalled the experience of his 17-year-old daughter Maile, and how he and his ex-wife Mandie have been monitoring her social media accounts, ET reports.

“Mandie monitors Maile’s Instagram and social media because even when she’s near-grown—’cause she’ll be 18 in February, you are still a child, so we have to monitor that,” he said. “And these grown men see her dancing and whatnot, and they just slide in.”

READ MORE: Wayne Brady on the ‘Fear’ Black People Have for Cop Culture [VIDEO]

Brady said Mandie once pretended to be their daughter and interacted with an older man.

“Mandie got on the line with one of them and was, you know, texting back and forth and he was talking slick, until he realized that it was her,” Brady said. “And then she’s like, ‘What the hell are you doing?’ And he’s like, ‘I just broke up with my girlfriend, and I just saw her.’ That doesn’t mean anything. You tell that to your cellmate when we put you in jail. You can talk all about your post-breakup relationship then.”

Brady then called for social media companies to do better at implementing tools for reporting and removing child sex predators.

“You can try to block a person’s account and report them for hate speech… you can report them for trying to be someone else, but in order to really get to them to say, hey, this person is saying something damning or showing images to a young woman or even to a woman who gets a salacious pic, all of the tap dancing you need to do to get that person reported shouldn’t happen,” Brady said. “If this is what social media is, make the tools available to deal with these reprehensible people.”

Scroll up and hear/watch Wayne Brady tell it via the clip above. 

Tune in to “The Talk” weekdays at 2 p.m. ET/PT on Global.

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Funk Flex Calls T.I. a ‘Snitch’ Over His Crime Stoppers Video

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*T.I. just can’t escape accusations that he’s a snitch. 

The rapper previously clapped back at critics of his appearance in an old Crime Stoppers commercial. In the clip, he says, “People call me Tip, but this is about another tip that can help our mothers, our sisters, our brothers and our fathers help get the perpetrators who commit crimes against them on the street.” He then provides a tip hotline and ensures callers identity will remain anonymous.

Funkmaster Flex Tip relived the moment when he mentioned the clip on Monday.

In an Instagram post, Flex used the  infamous Crime Stoppers video to insist the T.I. is a snitch. Check out his post below. 

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“Hahahah! Rappers that cooperate / testify for the police talk the loudest in social media!” he wrote on social media, Yahoo reports. “Why do informants always wanna have a voice after they cooperate? @ A rapper u think is an informant?”

Flex even referred to him as “McGruff the Crime Dog” for the Atlanta Crime Stoppers commercial. 

T.I. has yet to respond to Flex but he addressed the commercial while on Instagram Live over the summer, saying he has never offered information to law enforcement.

“Aye, and I’ma address this sh*t,” T.I began, while referencing his 2007 gun charge, for which he faced 20 years but served one year and a day. “I’ma address this sh*t too. All y’all n*ggas on there talkin’ ’bout a Crime Stoppers commercial and all that. Look, man. If I can get from up under 20 years for doing a drop, n*gga, you can’t convince no n*gga to snitch. If he was gon’ snitch, he was gon’ do that sh*t when he woke up, whether he watched the commercial or not.”

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