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Exclusive: Michael Blackson Shares He Would Have Roasted Richard Pryor If Pryor Had An Instagram

On Feb. 11th at 10PM/9C on BET, Michael Blackson will host the first ever Social Awards. The awards show will celebrate the best of social media and online influencers. If you follow Blackson on any of his social media channels you would know that one of his favorite things to…

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Jay Pharoah Is Officially Onboard To Play Richard Pryor In Pam Grier’s Biopic

This is a story we’ve covered very closely. Last year Pam Grier shared she was looking to produce a biopic on her life and expressed she wanted Jay Pharoah to play her past lover, Richard Pryor. Soon after the report went up, Jay would go on to express he wanted…

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Richard Pryor: My Unlikely Inspiration

Eddie Griffin told me some incredible Richard Pryor stories.  “If I thought about it, I could be bitter, but I don’t feel like being bitter. Being bitter makes you immobile, and there’s too much that I still want to do.” ~ Richard Pryor Everyone needs a role model. I learned…

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Hey Pam Grier, Jay Pharoah Is Interested In Being Your Richard Pryor For Biopic

Yesterday we noted that Pam Grier was eyeing to one day get her biopic on the big screen. In a original interview with the Associated Press, Grier went on to share she would love Jay Pharoah to play her former flame, Richard Pryor. Upon hearing about the news, Pharoah has…

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Pam Grier Wants Jay Phraroah To Play Richard Pryor In Her Biopic

For 18 months, Pam Grier dated the iconic Richard Pryor. Their relationship was well documented to have it’s ups and downs. In her book, Foxy: My Life in Three Acts, she even went into the details of her relationship with Pryor. Now for a recent interview with The Kansas City…

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Interview: Kendrick Lamar Tells Dave Chappelle, “When I Look At Comedy, At Richard Pryor, At You…It’s All Self-Expression”

When you think about Dave Chappelle and Kendrick Lamar you can’t help but compare the two despite having different backgrounds. Both men have dominated in their crafts on stage. In a now interview with Interview Magazine; Chappelle and Lamar had a moment to catch up and discuss their creative processes….

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Richard Pryor Biopic To Now Be Produced By Jay Z And Lee Daniels Returns To Direct

At one point it was uncertain wether the Richard Pryor biopic was moving forward when it was revealed that EMPIRE’s Lee Daniels decided to no longer direct the film. But today it was reported that the project starring Mike Epps will not only move forward it will be produced by…

JB Smoove Calls Chris Rock “This Generations Richard Pryor”

JB Smoove Calls Chris Rock “This Generations Richard Pryor”

Yesterday for a stop by Hot 97, JB Smoove spoke with the morning show team to rundown his latest endeavors. Apart of his conversation, JB discussed Larry David and Curb Your Enthusiasm, his 50th Birthday Bash, Kevin Hart, and Chris Rock at the Oscars. As everyone in the studio went…

Mike Epps Sits Down With Hot 97: Explains Prepping For Pryor And Breaking Into Comedy

Mike Epps Sits Down With Hot 97: Explains Prepping For Pryor And Breaking Into Comedy

2016 is starting off to be a big year for Mike Epps, as he looks forward to playing Richard Pryor, Uncle Buck series, tour, and more. This morning while talking to Ebro In The Morning, Mike talked with Ebro in the Morning on Hot 97 to explain his focus preparing…