The latest film in the franchise will hit theaters next year! More »
106 & Park celebrated its 10th anniversary from BET’s studio in NYC (now relocated to 57th street since the show’s first airing) and from Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles. The televised party was packed with appearances from hip hop artists including Bow Wow, Chris Brown, Nelly and Jamie Foxx—many of whom credit the show for their success. Fans were also treated to performances from Fabulous, Trey Songz, Ice Cube and Ashanti. Flip through to peep the highlights from 106 & Park’s “aluminum” anniversary—and if you missed the celebration, catch it here. More »
Because any cultural phenomenon can now go from “destroying the fabric of polite society” to “ready for the multiplex” in two decades or less, the epic journey of gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. is supposedly being condensed to 120 minutes of fun as I type this post. Hip-hop biopics have quite the ignoble history, with “enjoyably schlocky” being the best thing you can say about 95 percent of them. (Not that musical biopics as whole have a much better strike rate.) But at least Straight Outta Compton seems to have N.W.A.’s creative core on board, which gives one at least a teensy bit of hope.
The Fred Durst-directed film The Longshots may have been received tepidly by critics, but guess what, suckers? Audiences loved it, giving it an A according to post-screening polls conducted by CinemaScore. More »
From time to time, we like to round up the all-important, all-summarizing last sentences of the biggest new-music reviews. Today, we’re going to switch things up a bit and look at the notices given to the Fred Durst-directed The Longshots, which features Ice Cube as the doting uncle of a female football prodigy and which comes out today.
Here’s the trailer for The Longshots (formerly Comeback), the film that Fred Durst and Ice Cube’s careers have been building toward for a long time. Who better than the authors of “Nookie” and “Givin’ Up The Nappy Dug Out” to tell the story of the first female quarterback in a Pop Warner football tournament. Snoop Dogg’s Pop Warner movie is still in development, so maybe he’ll shout “I believe in you, bitch!” from the stands in a cameo.
What is Fred Durst up to right now? It’s a question I frequently ask myself, and, what with me plastering his face all over Idolator, one you might be pondering as well. A new album? A new sex tape? A new cred-hungry t-shirt purchase? A new… feel-good sports movie starring Ice Cube and Keke “Akeelah & The Bee” Palmer? The Chocolate Starfish recently finished location shooting on Comeback, the story of the first female quarterback to play in a Pop Warner football tournament. Ice Cube, Durst’s former Family Values tourmate, will produce the film and play her coach. Durst’s TriBeca Film Festival award-winning directorial debut, The Education Of Charlie Banks, set at Vassar(!), may see release this spring. Did we misjudge Fred? Has his public idiocy just been an act?