Entertainment News: Short Cuts: Tucker Stages a Comeback

Entertainment News: Short Cuts: Tucker Stages a Comeback

Published August 13, 2007

Posted Aug. 13, 2007 – "Rush Hour 3" star Chris Tucker plans to go back to his stand-up roots with a worldwide tour. "A lot of people don't know I started out doing standup comedy so I'm doing a stand-up 20 city tour, then worldwide," he says. "I'll also be filming a stand-up comedy movie like Eddie Murphy did with Raw." "Rush Hour 3," which opened Friday, raked in $50.2 million this weekend.

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Snoop's At the "Door"

Snoop Dogg is in talks to play a role in the upcoming indie comedy "The Golden Door," which begins shooting on Sept. 4. The rapper will play a slick doorman at a Manhattan apartment building who shows the ropes to a new hire (Joseph Cross), a blue-collar nursing student who falls for a young resident (Sarah Roemer).

Globetrotters Dribble With Reality Show

Those of you old enough to remember The Harlem Globetrotters (Curly, anybody?), might be delighted to hear the team might be headed to a new reality show. The popular, exhibitionist b-ball players are partnering with “Hell’s Kitchen” producer A. Smith & Co., signing a deal with the company to develop small-screen properties linked to the 81-year-old basketball franchise’s brand. A reality show is a possibility with the pact that covers scripted, documentary, live events and animation.

“Our goal is to evolve the Globetrotters into a dynamic, unique experiential entertainment property,” Schneider said, adding that he believes A. Smith & Co. has the ability to make that happen “on a global basis.”

The biggest breakthrough in the team's history was the Hanna-Barbera animated show “Harlem Globetrotters,” which aired on CBS from 1970-73. It was one of the first cartoons to feature black male characters. The Globetrotters plan to embark on a 2008 world tour under the banner “Magic as Ever.” Team has notched more than 22,000 wins over its eight-decade history.

Written by BET-Staff

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