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Exclusive: Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’s Star ‘Fizz’ will be starring in a New Movie Soon!

Fizz is Set To Take On A Lead Role In A New Film!

Fizz is most popular for being a member of one of the hottest R&B boy bands of the late 90s to early 2000s, known as B2K He is also currently part of the hit reality TV series, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. The artist has been busy these days and besides working on music and raising his adorable son, Kamron, with ex-girlfriend Moniece Slaughter, he has written a new book, No Excuses: Being The Father My Son Deserves, and Starrdom100 got word that he will be starring in a new film!

Earlier this year, Fizz sat down in his home in California for an exclusive interview with writer and producer Tanisha D. Davis of Starrdom100 to discuss his book and give details about his reason for writing the book.

 

The film is titled, ‘Out Of Bounds’ and is produced by Comedian/Actor Brandon Scanavich. The film will also be under the direction of well known Actor Marc John Jefferies, who has appeared in a host of movies to include, Losing Isaiah, Get Rich Or Die Tryin, and recently Nerve.

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Brandon Scanavich & Marc John Jefferies

The movie is about a high school senior basketball player by the name of Travis Elliot (Lil Fizz) who has hopes of one day playing college basketball and making it to the pro’s. However, circumstances reroute his plans, and he is no longer chasing a dream but running from a harsh reality! The film’s cast includes, Brandon Scanavich, Lil Fizz, Shalonda “SJ” Johnson and Bobby Humphrey Jr.  

The film is set to release in the Summer of 2018 with filming beginning on January 22, 2018 in Memphis, TN. They are currently accepting submissions for roles and extras in the film. For interest, simply submit your head-shot to outofboundsthemovie@gmail.com.

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This is going to be incredible to see Fizz in a leading role and he makes the perfect person for this role because he plays basketball in his spare time and is a huge supporter of his son who also plays basketball. Fizz last starred in the movie, ‘You Got Served’ back in 2004. On top of making his move on to the set for the film, word is that some B2K fans may be excited to discover that the group could be making a come back for another album! Last month, Fizz shared on his Instagram a hint to the other members, and a source told us that the group is currently waiting on just one more member to get on board for a possible reunion.

Whatever they decide to do, we are definitely here for a walk down memory lane.

Congratulations to Fizz on the new film, and Starrdom100’s own writer and producer Tanisha D. Davis will be tagging along to bring you exclusives live from the set when filming starts!

 

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#Exclusive: Actor/Comedian Brandon Scanavich Talks New Film Project with LHHH’s Lil Fizz & Actor Marc John Jefferies

There’s a new film in the works that’s about to stir up some emotions next year, and it has an amazing cast, so it’s definitely going to be what I love to call a “must see”!

Actor/Comedian Brandon Scanavich will be starring in and producing a new film along beside Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’s cast ‘Lil Fizz’ and Actor Marc John Jefferies who is best known for his roles in movies such as, ‘Losing Isaiah’, ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and recently, ‘Nerve’. The film titled, ‘OUT OF BOUNDS’, is about a high school senior basketball player by the name of Travis Elliot (Lil Fizz) who has hopes of one day playing college basketball and making it to the pro’s. However, circumstances reroute his plans, and he is no longer chasing a dream but running from a harsh reality!

The film’s cast includes, Brandon Scanavich, Lil Fizz, Shalonda “SJ” Johnson and Bobby Humphrey Jr

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Tanisha D. Davis of Starrdom100 had the pleasure of speaking with Brandon Scanavich about the production of the film. When asked what led to the idea for the film, Scanavich stated,

“The idea came to me during a pickup game while I was at my church gymnasium. We actually turned the ball over and lost the game because a teammate ended up stepping out of bounds. It was just so amazing to me at that moment how you could be so close to victory, and how it could all change by crossing a small line. Same thing with life, you can be so close to the place you desire and one small step in the wrong direction could change your entire life!”

Of course a great movie needs an amazing cast and some amazing producers to capture viewers. We were happy to discover that Actor Marc John Jefferies would be directing the film. Scanavich gave us some insight as to how they came into working together for the film.

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Brandon Scanavich & Marc John Jefferies

“Me and Marc John have been friends for some time now, we’ve worked on a few projects from the acting standpoint and he has taught me so much about dealing with this industry. When I started writing ‘OUT OF BOUNDS’, I’d say about ten pages into the script, I knew I wanted him to direct. I called him up one day while he was out in Miami shooting, and I said “Yo MJJ, I got a script”, and he replied “Let’s Do It” and it was on from there.”

Scanavich added that movie lovers will be able to relate to the film because it makes you really think about your life and the choices we make.

“Choices, Why do we make them? The film teaches you why its so important to make the right ones and how making the bad ones can effect you and the people around you!” – Scanavich

I think we all know from experience that one bad choice can lead to a host of problems. 

Scanavich states that this is his first film, and even though he has done several Indie Projects, Short Films and more, none compare to this magnitude of a film!

After teaming up with Starrdom100’s writer and producer Tanisha D. Davis and S.D. Green of TMG Firm in New York, Scanavich landed ‘Lil Fizz’ as the leading star of the film! Many know Fizz from his appearance on multiple seasons of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood and as a member of the R&B group B2K. Fizz has also starred in ‘You Got Served’ (2004) and recently released a new book, ‘No Excuses: Being The Father My Son Deserves’. Scanavich shared with us why he saw Fizz as the perfect match for the role.

 “I saw Something in Fizz from the jump, his image, his character and the fact that he is a natural ball player just put the icing on the cake for me, and I couldn’t have had a better person for the job.”

The film, ‘OUT OF BOUNDS’  is scheduled to release the Summer of 2018 and we are looking forward to seeing what Brandon Scanavich and Marc John Jefferies have cooked up for us!

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‘Girls Trip’ Debuts with the Largest Box Office Opening Weekend for a Live-Action Comedy in 2017!

‘Girls Trip’ is making a huge splash at the box office this weekend.

As of now, it’s headed for a $30.4 million No. 2 opening weekend — the largest of any live-action comedy so far this year. That number not only doubled expectations for the film, but it’s also more than the film’s budget, which was a little under $20 million.

via Variety:

“Funny is funny. And it’s a really funny movie,” said Universal’s President of Domestic Distribution Nick Carpou, who pointed out that the $30 million number is an increasingly rare achievement for pure comedies. 

“Girls Trip” follows a foursome — Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, and Jada Pinkett Smith — who go out for a long overdue women’s weekend to New Orleans for the Essence Music Festival. Director Malcolm D. Lee is also known for his first feature, “The Best Man,” and its follow-up, “The Best Man Holiday.”

“Our four leads are excellent,” Carpou said. “If they make you laugh you’re likely to tell your friends. That’s what’s happening here,” he added, also pointing to the film’s marketing campaign and Lee’s ability to make films that “resonate.”

Congrats to the cast and crew!

 

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‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ Reaps $5M Thursday Night

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The 20th Century Fox threequel is off to solid start earning $5M at 3,251 locations, which is 22% higher than the $4.1M earned by 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. War for the Planet of the Apes also beat the $3.7M accumulated by Warner Bros./Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island on its Thursday night preview.

Dawn continued on to make a $27.6M first day inclusive of previews and a $72.6M opening. While one set of tracking showed high $50Ms-to-low-$60M on War, some rival studios have been quite bullish predicting $70M-plus given the threequel’s great Rotten Tomatoes score of 94% certified fresh. Per Fandango yesterday, War is outselling both Star Trek Beyond and Dawn at the same point in their advance ticket sales cycle.

War, produced by Chernin Entertainment and financed by Fox, The Seelig Group and Bona Films, expands to 4,022 theaters today including PLF and 4DX. The estimated production cost on War is $150M before P&A which is 12% cheaper than Dawn. 

 

Girls Trip Drops New Trailer Before Its Summer Release!

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Girls Trip is hitting theaters on July 21, and already before its summer release, a new trailer has dropped! Party over here because ain’t nothing over there! Get ready for an exciting movie, Girl’s Trip is about four friends (Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Queen Latifah) are in for the adventure of a lifetime when they travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. Along the way, they rekindle their sisterhood and rediscover their wild side by doing enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

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Every woman needs to get away for a Girl’s Trip!

This movie definitely depicts the trip that every woman needs to take every once in a while. So this summer, grab all of your besties up for a trip to the theaters to see ‘Girls Trip’. I mean, really make it a girl’s night out to the theaters!

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Girls Trip in Theaters This Summer!

The film is directed by Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man) and penned by Kenya Barris (Black-ish) and Tracy Oliver (Barbershop: The Next Cut). Mike Colter (Luke Cage) and the super sexy Larenz Tate also star in the film, I mean that’s enough right there to make you buy your ticket!

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Now I’m from the lower South and born and raised near the sister city of NOLA! So ladies if you have ever took a trip down to New Orleans, honey you can definitely tell that the city brings the wild side out of anyone! Not that I would know or anything but to carry on, Essence Festival is one of the largest events in New Orleans besides Mardi Gras so it can definitely turn any girls night out into something fun and exciting.

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If you are looking to watch some friends have the time of their life, and take part in the laughter, then this is the film for you! This is an awesome cast, so I’m definitely looking forward to watching the fun, and the madness that they will get into on this trip.

 I mean when you think about it, this sounds like a typical girl’s trip right?!

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Watch The New Movie Trailer For, ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’…In Theaters This Summer!

 

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT opens in theaters June 23, 2017

Filmed with IMAX 3D cameras

 

Directed by: Michael Bay

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Jerrod Carmichael, Isabela Moner and Santiago Cabrera

 

The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.  Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).

There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference.  In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes.  Heroes will become villains.  Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.

 

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The New Edition Movie [RECAP]

 

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New Edition as kids!

The hottest series on television these past three days was the ‘New Edition Biopic!

 There’s no other group in modern black music history as deserving of a biopic as New Edition, as their musical reign spanned over 3 decades.

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All of the members of New Edition (Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell and Ronnie DeVoe, as well as Johnny Gill, who joined the group after Bobby was voted out) signed on as co-producers.

 That one fact gives insight as to why the biopic was so authentic and had such impressive detail, particularly in regards to wardrobe and production design.

 

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From the very start of the series, we learn the struggle that these young boys encountered on their road to fame. What surprised many of us was the fact that they had to go through so much with bad record deals before they were able to eventually move out of the projects!

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 Talk about a long and rough journey.

The most difficult part of the group’s journey occurred when they had to vote Bobby Brown from the group! We all can admit that Bobby was a tough cookie to deal with as he grew into his teenage years. BET did an amazing job with allowing the members to display the true hurt behind having to do that. They grew up together and were really tough about keeping the group together despite Bobby and his habits getting out of control. Bobby Brown has always been ‘Bobby Brown’. The ‘bad boy’ of New Edition has always had a wild side and even sold drugs during his early days in the group.

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It’s revealed in the movie that after an arrest in L.A. where Bobby was driving a corvette without a license, he had over $6,000 in cash on him! Despite being banished from the group, Bobby Brown ends up with a solo deal from MCA because he was still under contract.

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                       But hey it’s his Prerogative right so Don’t be Cruel!

After watching this movie, we could understand some meanings behind his music that was produced after being booted out the group.

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As the lead singer, Ralph is treated like a king, while the others are almost like his background dancers.  As expected, that causes strife within the group. Ralph becomes even more of a diva after Bobby is voted out and things come to a head when Brown gets his solo deal.

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Everyone, including Ralph’s girlfriend, is hyping him up to go solo, so he begins working on his own music without telling the group.

 Of course that strikes a nerve with the group and leads up to Mike Bivens adding a new edition, Johnny Gill, to sort of replace Ralph. I look at it as a smart way of reminding him that another person was just as talented as him out there and this calmed him down a bit with his ego.

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Of course the industry is still shady for them!

Mike Bivens learns it first hand, which is why he’s become the brains behind the business of NE.  Bivens visits’ MCA to inquire about a production company that he’d never heard of that was listed on their album and finds out that their ‘manager’ is actually pocketing money from signing them.

Now we know why the group was still living in the projects… everyone was getting paid but them!

The final 2 hours of ‘The New Edition Story’ takes us through the groups demise and it’s subsequent rebuilding. After a chart topping album with NE Heartbreak, everyone is on cloud 9… including Bobby Brown who has a successful solo album. Fame takes hold and the group slowly disintegrates as lead singer Ralph Tresvant has been itching to release a solo project as well.

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 Meanwhile, label execs are in Johnny Gills ear promising that his vocal ability on a solo project is a no brainer and Ricky Bell, Mike Bivens and Ron Devoe are talked into creating a hip-hop trio by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. In the movie, this all transpires during a celebration for the success of the album and a drunken Bobby Brown takes it all in as he watches each conversation unfold from his seat.

He clearly realizes that the brotherhood of “New Edition” may be irretrievably broken as De La Soul’s classic ‘Me, Myself & I’ closes out the segment. The tour ends before anyone gets paid and all are left deep in debt after extravagant spending and travel costs. Brooke Payne can see that it’s not going to end well, as he watches it all unfold and states that they were more professional back when they were a boy band.

A topic that’s never really been revealed is that Ricky Bell was addicted to cocaine and alcohol.

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The movie sheds quite a bit of light on his situation as it’s revealed he even kept his problem from his wife by hiding the drugs in a protein canister

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 Rick seemed to be the one who suffered the most after the group’s breakup and the cancellation of BBD’s tour. With no backup plan and a costly drug habit, he soon falls deeper in debt and even loses his home. He turns it all around by heading to rehab and admitting he has a problem with not only cocaine, but with ‘the feeling’ associated with fame, something he knows he may never have again. Despite the rough journey, The movie wraps up as New Edition takes the stage and it’s clear that the brotherhood of NE is 4Life!

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Reasons Hidden Figures Should Be #1 Again!

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HIDDEN FIGURES, blew expectations with movie goers, making the film #1 opening weekend, beating ROGUE ONE at the box office and bringing in $22.8 million!

Hidden Figures is a film for the entire family to experience! The true story of how three amazing women helped pave the way in areas of race and segregation, showcasing the epitome of #BlackGirlMagic!

 If you have not been to the theaters to check out this film then you are truly missing out!

Here are four reasons why the film is a MUST SEE!

The film may have taken place in the early sixties but couldn’t be timelier; especially with awards season. The film and cast members have been nominated for awards such as:  Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics’ Choice Movie, BAFTA Award and NAACP.

Celebrities such as Common, Nas, Jamie Foxx, Debbie Allen and many more praised the film on social media.

Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer played the roles of the three Black female mathematicians who began working for NASA in the 1950s and helped launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Did you know that all of the characters they play are members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.?

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Hidden Figures Cast

Lastly, let’s not forget about the men in the film. From Luke Cage to Straight Outta Compton,  Mahershala Ali and Aldis Hodge, play the roles of  Jim Johnson and Levi Jackson; supportive husbands to Katherine Johnson and Mary Winston Jackson during the Civil Rights.

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This film is very meaningful as we embark into the celebration of Black History month. These women did something amazing during a time when women did not have many rights. Let’s add that this was a very racial era for black people.

When you take your family to see this movie, you are allowing them to experience the historical growth of black intellects through the years. You enable them to open their minds to the many possibilities of what they are capable to do if they believe. This film also shows that intellect mattered to NASA at the time more than the color of these three women’s skin.

So don’t wait until this movie comes out on DVD to experience the historical act of these three women. Make plans to go this week and support the film that has everyone talking!

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HIDDEN FIGURES

 HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world.  The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

 

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