Did U Know? 5-22-17…is trending entertainment news about the latest movies, music, TV shows and your favorite celebrities that happened during week ending May 22, 2017.
Ice Cube Announces ‘Last Friday’ Movie
Ice Cube is bringing Friday back. The legendary West Coast MC announced the fourth installment in the Friday franchise on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on Tuesday (May 16). “We’re working on one right now,” said Cube. “We’re gonna call it Last Friday.” Last Friday follows the 1995 original and its subsequent sequels, 2000’s Next Friday and 2002’s Friday After Next. Cube has become a major box office draw with multiple film franchises, including Friday, Barbershop, Are We There Yet? and 21 Jump Street. Plus, next year, he’s set to reprise his role as James Payton in Ride Along 3. (source: www.rap-up.com/)
Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland – Full Trailer
The late Michael Jackson hasn’t had a big screen biopic made yet and for some fans, that’s quite OK. Because, really, who could play Michael Jackson? Well, Lifetime found somebody. Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland is based on the best-selling book, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days, and told through the eyes of Jackson’s trusted bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard. The movie will reveal firsthand the devotion Michael Jackson had to his children, and the hidden drama that took place during the last two years of his life. “Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland” is scheduled to air on Lifetime on May 29 at 8 pm EST.
Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o will costar in a buddy movie directed by Ava DuVernay for Netflix
After a dramatic negotiation session at the Cannes Film Festival, Netflix has nabbed a film project pairing Grammy winner Rihanna with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, in a concept that began as a Twitter sensation. Ava DuVernay (Selma) will direct, and Issa Rae (Insecure) is writing the screenplay. Since then, the buzz has only intensified, with some creating concept art of the “scammer story” they envisioned with Rihanna playing a woman who cons white men, while her brilliant co-conspirator (played by Nyong’o) orchestrates the heists. It’s unclear how faithful Rae will remain to the crowd-sourced concept. But if she needs a suggestion for the ending, Rihanna’s appearance on the Cannes red carpet sparked inspiration from her fans. Sources say Rae is already working on the script and the studio is eyeing a production start of 2018 after DuVernay completes her current film.
Beyonce Hosts Exclusive Africa-Themed ‘Push Party’
Beyonce and Jay Z celebrated the impending birth of their twins with a star-studded “push party” on May 20, 2017 in Los Angeles. A picture posted on the singer’s Instagram account Sunday shows Beyonce in a bikini top and highlighting her pregnancy with an intricate design painted on her belly. The baby shower was quite exquisite and pictures from the party are now viral. Beyonce opted for an African theme baby shower and nailed it. The 35-year-old singer wore a tribal skirt and bralette top and completed her look with a traditional dhuku. She tattooed her baby bump with henna and looked absolutely gorgeous. Beyonce’s husband, musician Jay Z, complemented her look. The couple got married in 2008 and together they have a five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.