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In spite of their former manager Jerry Heller’s recent lawsuit against its producers, the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton continues to break records as it embarks on its international run. Having totaled a stateside gross of $161 million, and an international gross thus far of $39 million, the film is now officially in the $200 million club. And the…

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Filming for the long awaited biopic on Tupac Shakur has not even begun and already there is a lawsuit that’s been filed because of the film. Morgan Creek Productions has been sued for $10 million by Emmett Furla Oasis Films for breach of contract. EFO Films claims that Morgan Creek broke their contract by choosing a lead…

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Jerry Heller, former manager of the group N.W.A, is suing over his portrayal in the hit movie Straight Outta Compton. Heller filed a $110 million defamation lawsuit on Friday, October 30, 2015 against the producers and other parties involved in the film. Heller is alleging misappropriation of likeness, tortuous interference, breach of a settlement agreement and…

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Actor turned rapper Donald Glover will soon be combining his two favorite mediums in a new show for the FX network. The former star of “Community,” whose writing credits includes “30 Rock,” will star in a half-hour sitcom, simply titled “Atlanta,” that will focus on a pair of cousins who are making their way through the thriving…

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The list of historic accomplishments for Universal Pictures’ Straight Outta Compton keeps growing and growing. With a third straight week atop the weekend box office and a total gross of $134.1 million dollars, thus far, Compton has surpassed the critically acclaimed Johnny Cash biopic, Walk The Line, as the highest grossing music based biopic in…

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Fresh off his acclaimed performance as N.W.A. leader Eric “Eazy-E” Wright in Straight Outta Compton, actor Jason Mitchell already has his sights set on his next project. According to Variety, Mitchell is close to finalizing a deal to join the cast of Kong: Skull Island, which will star Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and interestingly enough, his Compton castmate…

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Almost 25 years after their breakup as a group, N.W.A. is bounding up the Billboard charts, thanks to the runaway success of their biopic, Straight Outta Compton. Despite having sold millions of records with little to no mainstream success, the group never really made much of an impact on the Billboard charts or scored a Top 40…

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It’s official: Straight Outta Compton reigns supreme at the weekend box office for the second week in a row, America couldn’t get enough of the story of five guys from Compton who went on to impact the world with their hard-hitting debut album that changed the face of music forever. In the week following its record-breaking…

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The success of Straight Outta Compton has shed light on the issues many Black and Brown people face in South Central Los Angeles. But while the city of Compton continues to deal with poverty and crime, there are beacons of hope within the city. Rolling out recently took a trip to Compton, California, to get…

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Following the mega-success of Straight Outta Compton, a film about the rise of ’90s gansta rap group N.W.A., the African American Film Critics Association is preparing to honor hip-hop’s contribution to cinema with an all-star celebration during their annual award ceremony. The AAFCA, considered the largest Black film critics’ organization worldwide, will honor the 25th anniversary of…

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Movie theaters across the country have prepared for the Friday release of Straight Outta Compton by having extra security on deck, and they are reportedly being offered a reimbursement by Universal Pictures. The film depicts the rise of 80s California rap group NWA, who made anti-authority songs like “F— the Police.” The downtown Los Angeles…

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