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Jamie Foxx: Actor Inks Overall Deal with Sony Pictures to Produce Features

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*Jamie Foxx has inked an overall deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to develop and produce feature films with his producing partner Datari Turner.

“Jamie is wildly creative, funny and brilliant, he walks the walk, he talks the talk and we are so proud to be in this partnership with Jamie and Datari,” Sanford Panitch, president of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, said in a statement. “We already have a few projects secretly going and this is only the beginning.” 

Outside of his Sony deal, Foxx has several projects lined up, including the Disney and Pixar film “Soul,” which is slated to hit theaters November 20. The actor voices a jazz player who suddenly dies and his soul then attempts to make its way back to Earth to keep on living.

READ MORE: Jamie Foxx and Daughter Team for Netflix Comedy ‘Dad Stop Embarrassing Me’


Here’s the official synopsis for “Soul”:

Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22, who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.

Foxx also has the sci-fi thriller “They Cloned Tyrone,” coming to Netflix, co-starring Teyonah Parris and John Boyega. The story follows the three as they get caught up in a mysterious government conspiracy. 

EURweb previously reported, Foxx is starring in and producing the Netflix comedy series “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me,” based on his relationship with his daughter Corinne. 

The actor also recently spoke of his workout routine as he prepares to bulk up to portray Mike Tyson in a biopic.

“Look, doing biographies is a tough thing,” Foxx said, per TMZ. “Sometimes it takes 20 years to get them done. But we officially got the real ball rolling.”

The Oscar-winner said he’s excited to show audiences the “different lives” of Tyson. 

“We want to show everybody evolves,” he said. “I think when we lay the layer of Mike Tyson in this story, I think everybody from young and old will be able to understand this man’s journey.”

Foxx is transforming his body to portray Tyson saying, “And then just the technology of how I’m gonna look, I guarantee you people will run up on me in the street, and ask for autographs, and think that I’m Mike.”

He said his daily workout consists of 60 pull-ups, 60 dips, 100 push-ups .

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Trump Fires Shots at NBC News Correspondent Kristen Welker Ahead of Presidential Debate

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*The final 2020 presidential debate will go down Thursday, October 22 (9 pm ET) at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, and Trump has already fired shots at Kristen Welker, the moderator of the event. 

Trump claims Welker is crazy and biased in favour of Biden, calling her “terrible and unfair” in a tweet on Saturday. 

“She’s always been terrible & unfair, just like most of the Fake News reporters, but I’ll still play the game. The people know! How’s Steve Scully doing?” Trump tweeted along with a retweet from son Donald Trump Jr., linking Welker and her family to prominent Democrats.

According to Fox News,Welker’s family has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democrats over the years. In 2012, the veteran journalist and her family spent Christmas at the White House with the Obamas. 

READ MORE: Kristen Welker: Former ‘TODAY’ Intern Tapped for New Weekend Anchor Spot [WATCH]

Trump’s comment about Steve Scully is in reference to when then C-SPAN journalist was suspended for allegedly lying about his Twitter account being hacked. The incident occurred before he was set to moderate the Oct. 15 debate between Trump and Biden. The event was ultimately canceled.

Welker briefly deactivated her Twitter account after Scully claimed he had been hacked, according to the report. 

Earlier this year, Welker, an NBC News White House correspondent, was tapped to serve as the new weekend co-anchor of the “Today” program.

Welker started her career at the network as a “Today” intern more than 20 years ago and now she replaced Sheinelle Jones as weekend co-anchor with fellow NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander.

“To have come here as an intern for the Today show, to shoot that reel… I looked so serious,” Welker said after watching an old clip of herself reading the news for her demo reel at age 21. “To be terrified like that and then to come and sit at this desk, to sit next to my friend Peter Alexander every Saturday, it is the honor of a lifetime.”

Welker will be the first Black woman to moderate the presidential debate.

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OJ Simpson Reacts to CNN Analyst Jeffrey Toobin Masturbating on Zoom Call [VIDEO]

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*Author and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended by The New Yorker for masturbating on a Zoom video chat between staffers and WNYC radio last week.

Toobin says he did not realize his video was on.

“I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers,” Toobin told Motherboard.

“I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video,” he added.

As noted by vice.com, Toobin’s Conde Nast email has been disabled and he is also taking some time from CNN as the network’s chief legal analyst.

“Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted,” CNN said in a statement.

READ MORE: ‘People v. O.J.’ Author Jeffrey Toobin ‘Impressed’ by Show’s Details: ‘Down to the Fabric’ on the Courtroom Chairs

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D.L. Hughley Skewers Trump & Ice Cube: Why Not ‘The Skinny Rims Plan?’ / WATCH

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*Good Lawd! We don’t know if DL Hughley and Ice Cube are or were ever friends. If they are, it’s going to be interesting to see what goes down the next time these two are in the same room together.

We say that because Hughley is not at all happy with Cube for making his much talked about hook up with Donald trump and his “Platinum Plan” for Black Americans and has no problem saying so.

“You’ve seen Black person after Black person after Black person ruin themselves on the alter of Trump with nothing in return and Ice Cube is the latest one., says Hughley, speaking on his daily radio show.

He continued:

“The ‘Platinum Plan.’ When I heard it , it was insulting from the gate. Why didn’t they have the ‘spinning rims plan?'”

On top of that, Hughley straight out says  Trump typically meets with black entertainers instead of true political leaders and people with experience because he views them as folly.

“We have a 3rd wave of COVID coming and he’s meeting with the dude that gave us 3 ‘Fridays'”

Hughley points out that the right people are rarely in the room.

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