Straight Outta Compton was one of the top 20 highest-grossing films of 2015 and a lot of that had to do with its marketing. Promotion for the movie was damn near everywhere, including Facebook. But as it turns out, white users saw an entirely different trailer for the film than black and Latino users.
Straight Outta Compton was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. This is notable not only because it’s the critical and commercial hit’s only Oscar nomination, but because it means the film’s only representatives at the ceremony will be white. When the words “Straight Outta Compton” are uttered by…
While reviews for the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton have been fairly positive, one prevailing critique is that the narrative conveniently leaves out Dr. Dre’s abusive past. In a recent interview, his ex-fiancée—R&B singer Michel’le—states the obvious in explaining the reason that storyline was neglected.
In John Singleton’s seminal 1991 film Boyz N the Hood, neighborhood girl Shalika (Regina King) and Doughboy (Ice Cube) share the following exchange:
In January of 1991, producer/rapper and then-N.W.A. member Andre “Dr. Dre” Young attacked hip-hop journalist Denise “Dee” Barnes in a nightclub. If you hadn’t heard about the incident going into F. Gary Gray’s N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which hits theaters in two weeks, you’d leave the theater none the…
In today’s Tweet Beat, a message from Ice Cube, Olivia Wilde has a brilliant idea and Dennis Rodman is very popular on Facebook.
As a California girl, I grew up in the shadow of NWA even though I was absolutely not allowed to listen to Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy E, MC Ren and Yella outside of my headphones. Now the group's biopic Straight Outta Compton is on the way, starring Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson Jr. playing his father, and from the…
In today's Tweet Beat, apparently the joke is on you for making fun of Jaden Smith's grammar, relatedly, Shia LaBeouf tweets some words and Ice Cube wants you to vote.
Since ESPN’s 2014 Body Issue debuted this week with baseball player Prince Fielder on the cover bare bellied and thick, #huskytwitter was born to celebrate the healthier male form. I approved … until I saw a sad list of “Husky Men I Shouldn’t Overlook” which included many knockoffs.
Alas, MTV hath done Ice Cube a great disservice. Mr. Cube believes that he and Kevin Hart should have won "Best Onscreen Duo" at last night's MTV Movie Awards for their work in Ride Along, which is a movie about two guys and one of them is worried and the other one has a car. But instead, Cube and Hart were cruelly…
Kristen Stewart has been dropped from the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel after Rupert Sanders' wife Liberty Ross made it clear that Sanders would not be working with her again if he had any interest in Gorilla Gluing the shattered Chia pet of their marriage back together.
On last night's The O'Reilly Factor, contributor Bernie Goldberg confused the iconic rappers Ice T and Ice Cube, a gaff that becomes extra embarrassing when you realize Goldberg once spent and afternoon in Ice Cube's company. O'Reilly was quick to correct the slip, saying, "I'm a brother, man. You can't be doing…
A supplement company claims its hoodia ice cubes will help you lose weight. Allow us to propose a few alternatives.
- A UK tabloid called News of the World is currently running terrifying pictures they claim are of Lindsay Lohan at a Hollywood party in 2007, shooting heroin in several images and kissing Paris Hilton in others.
- Glee creator Ryan Murphy wants people to boycott Newsweek for publishing an article on gay actors playing straight, "until an apology is issued to... brave out actors who were singled out in this damaging, needlessly cruel, and mind-blowingly bigoted piece."
- Betty White has some rules about appearing on Saturday Night Live on May 8:
As previously mentioned, in a time when publications are shutting down left and right, there's a new kid on the newsstand: The Most!, a gossip rag from the peeps at Vibe. We checked it out… and we learned a lot!
- David and Victoria Beckham were in a car crash Friday in France. David was driving his BMW to the Nice airport when he lost control and crashed into a wall. No kids were in the car; Posh was the only passenger. The vehicle had a smashed windshield and damage on the passenger side, but everyone was OK. Bex had to…