Ben Affleck Will Not Be Reprising His Role In "The Batman"

Ben Affleck has been taking part in the DC Comics superhero Batman for the final couple films now, nevertheless it appears as if the subsequent movie within the collection, The Batman, can be taking a unique method and can be swapping out Affleck for a youthful actor. This is as a result of they wish to deal with the youthful life Bruce Wayne and his life as a detective. Right now the movie is slated for a June 25th, 2021 launch date and the director Matt Reeves just lately spoke to The Hollywood Reporter the place he mentioned the movie’s plot.

“What’s thrilling about Batman is the way it pertains to now and likewise how private it may be,” Reeves defined. “It’s very a lot a degree view-driven, noir Batman story. It’s advised very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it may be a narrative that can be thrilling but in addition emotional. It’s extra Batman in his detective mode than we have seen within the movies. The comics have a historical past that.”

In addition to The Batman, a follow-up to 2016’s Suicide Squad is on the way in which and can be directed by James Gunn who is thought for his work with Marvel and Guardians Of The Galaxy.

Are you wanting ahead to the brand new movie?

Police Have Persons of Interest in Jussie Smollett Hate Crime

A day after Jussie Smollett was attacked in a vicious hate crime, police are looking for individuals of curiosity.

After watching surveillance video, investigators have a lead and are asking for the general public’s assist to find a number of individuals of curiosity, in keeping with TMZ.

Chicago police say detectives had been capable of finding a digital camera angle that exposed “individuals of curiosity wished for questioning” within the brutal assault of the “Empire” star. Authorities plan to launch photographs of the alleged assailants shortly.

Early Tuesday morning (Jan. 29), two males in ski masks attacked Jussie outdoors a Subway in Chicago, tied a rope round his neck, and doused him with bleach. As they left, they reportedly yelled, “This is MAGA nation.” Smollett was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital the place he was handled.

The homophobic and racist assault reportedly occurred close to Jussie’s residence. Police are nonetheless reviewing city-owned and privately-owned constructing cameras within the space.

Smollett’s associates have taken to social media to share their support within the wake of the horrific hate crime. “I want what occurred to my child was only one massive dangerous joke but it surely wasn’t and all of us really feel his ache proper now,” said his “Empire” co-star Taraji P. Henson. “@jussiesmollett is pure like to the bone AND THAT IS WHY SO MANY ARE FEELING HIS PAIN BECAUSE IT IS OUR PAIN!!! I let you know one factor HATE WILL NOT WIN!!!! My child is resilient and love nonetheless lives in him.”

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I wish what happened to my baby was just one big bad joke but it wasn’t and we all feel his pain right now. @jussiesmollett is pure love to the bone AND THAT IS WHY SO MANY ARE FEELING HIS PAIN BECAUSE IT IS OUR PAIN!!! I tell you one thing HATE WILL NOT WIN!!!! My baby is resilient and love still lives in him. The devil and his minions are very busy right now but one thing is for sure and two things are for certain #GODIS and that is all I know. This song needs to be downloaded until it goes triple platinum because the message is NEEDED. #weareresilientpeople AND #weaintgoingnowhereuntillwearefinished. The love so many have for him just goes to show HE IS LOVE!!!! I LOVE YOU MY BABY MY BABY!!! #LOVEWINSALWAYS. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💋💋💋

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Report: 6ix9ine Rats Out Associate in Chief Keef Shooting

6ix9ine is aiding prosecutors within the investigation into his federal racketeering fees.

According to TMZ, three of the rapper’s former associates—Kintea McKenzie, Anthony Ellison, and Denard Butler—have been indicted in reference to crimes associated to Tekashi.

69 reportedly spoke with investigators and ratted out McKenzie (aka Kooda B), figuring out him because the gunman within the attempted shooting of Chief Keef in New York City in June 2018.

McKenzie was allegedly paid $10,000 to shoot Keef, who was beefing with 6ix9ine previous to the capturing. Two males, together with a recognized Tekashi affiliate, tracked down Keef outdoors the W Hotel in Times Square and fired photographs however missed.

McKenzie has not been apprehended, however Ellison is in custody for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting Tekashi.

The feds had been trying into Tekashi’s involvement within the capturing after he appeared on camera ordering successful on Chief’s cousin, Tadoe. In the footage, obtained by TMZ, 6ix9ine brags to his crew about putting a $30,000 bounty on Tadoe.

The “FEFE” rapper has been in jail since Nov. 18 when he was arrested and indicted on six federal fees, together with racketeering and discharging a firearm whereas committing a criminal offense, which carries a max sentence of life in jail. He will stay behind bars till his trial in September.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie ‘Look Back at It’

After topping the charts along with his album Hoodie SZN, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie turns again time within the video for his hit single “Look Back at It.”

The Bronx MC goes again to Highbridge High School, the place he’s the favored jock. He embraces his youth as he clowns round at school and flirts with a cheerleader. The clip additionally co-stars Russell Horning, also called Backpack Kid, whose dad and mom don’t approve of his loud music and guitar enjoying, so he escapes by way of the tv and joins Boogie in his fantasy world.

According to Boogie, the college setting symbolizes him being a pupil of the sport and encompasses numerous features of life—from work to romance to partying. “I used to be impressed to shoot ‘Look Back at It’ in a highschool as a result of I’m like a voice of the youth,” mentioned A Boogie. “When the youth sees me in a classroom I would like them to be impressed to perform their desires. I used to be identical to them in a classroom at one level. It all begins in a classroom.”

“Look Back at It” seems on Boogie’s sophomore album, Hoodie SZN, which spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has been streamed over 500 million instances.

Nicki Minaj, Cardi B to Headline BET Experience

Nicki Minaj and Cardi B will headline this yr’s BET Experience.

The rap rivals are each on the invoice for the seventh annual BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, which might be held between June 20 and June 22 at Staples Center.

Friday’s lineup contains Nicki together with Lil Wayne, Tory Lanez, Trippie Redd, and Bri Steves. On Saturday (June 22), Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, and City Girls will take the stage, capping off with a efficiency from Cardi B.

Tickets at the moment are obtainable for pre-sale. General tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. More performers might be introduced within the close to future, together with Thursday’s lineup.

Nicki is gearing up for a European tour with Juice WLRD, beginning Feb. 21 in Germany. Cardi will carry out at festivals all through the nation and can also be launching her personal Las Vegas residency this spring.

The BET Experience leads as much as the 2019 BET Awards, which might be held on June 23 in Los Angeles.

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence Share First Look at ‘Bad Boys for Life’

Theeey’re baaaack!

After confirming their return to the massive display, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have shared a primary take a look at Bad Boys for Life, the long-awaited third installment within the action-comedy franchise.

Taking to Instagram, the actors posted an animated picture of themselves on set soundtracked by P. Diddy’s 2001 hit “Bad Boys for Life.” “FIRST LOOK! Theeeeey’re BAAAAaaaack! :-)” Smith captioned the clip.

Production on the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2003’s Bad Boys II started earlier this month. Smith and Lawrence will reprise their roles as Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett within the movie, directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Black, Gangsta).

The forged will even embrace Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton, Alexander Ludwig, and Joe Pantoliano, together with DJ Khaled, who lately shot his scenes in Atlanta.

The authentic Bad Boys premiered in 1995 and grossed $141 million worldwide, whereas the 2003 sequel earned $273 million on the world field workplace.

Bad Boys for Life is due in theaters on Jan. 17, 2020.

Lil Baby Announces ‘The New Generation Tour’

After a breakout 2018, Lil Baby is taking the present on the street.

The Atlanta rapper has introduced dates for “The New Generation Tour,” which kicks off March 18 and travels throughout the nation, with stops in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Boston, wrapping in Baby’s hometown on April 20. During the 25-date trek, he will likely be joined by his Quality Control labelmates City Girls, Jordan Hollywood, and Marlo, in addition to Blueface, Rylo Rodriguez, and 42Dugg.

The tour is available in help of Baby’s mixtape Street Gossip, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, in addition to his debut album Harder Than Ever, which spawned the platinum hit “Yes Indeed” that includes Drake.

Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, Feb. 1. See dates beneath.

The New Generation Tour Dates

Mar. 13 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Mar. 14 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Mar. 18 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Mar. 19 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
Mar. 22 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Mar. 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair
Mar. 25 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
Mar. 27 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
Mar. 28 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theater
Mar. 29 – Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
Mar. 30 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
April 1 – Chicago, IL – Riviera
April 2 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
April three – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
April four – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
April 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
April eight – New York, NY – Terminal 5
April 9 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
April 10 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
April 13 – Providence, RI – The Strand
April 14 – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theater
April 17 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
April 18 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
April 19 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
April 20 – Atlanta, GA – The Coca Cola Roxy

Drake Gives $20,000 to McDonald’s Employees

Drake just isn’t completed with “God’s Plan.”

After handing out practically $1 million in his music video one 12 months in the past, the rapper retains giving. During a go to to McDonald’s final week, the 6 God reportedly handed $20,000 in money to 2 feminine staff who had been working the counter.

One buyer who witnessed the type gesture shared it on social media. “Just noticed Drake in McDonald’s… loopy,” stated @imajnoel. “And he gave two feminine staff $10,000 every… in money.”

The fan additionally shared a photograph of Drizzy talking to at least one feminine worker whereas ordering on the counter as bodyguards surrounded him.

Drake has not publicized his $20,000 tip, however he did publish a similar photo on the similar McDonald’s with the caption “M’s.”

It’s unclear what impressed Drake to do the great deed, however he’s been identified for his random acts of kindness. In August, he surprised 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez at a Chicago hospital as she was ready for a coronary heart transplant.

Money clearly ain’t a factor for Drake, who ranked No. four on Forbes’ 2018 record of highest-paid hip-hop acts with $47 million in earnings. He just lately signed a multi-year residency at XS Nightclub on the Wynn in Las Vegas that’s reportedly value greater than $10 million.

J. Cole to Headline NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show

J. Cole will take the court docket on the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.

The North Carolina rapper, who simply celebrated his 34th birthday, will headline the halftime present at Charlotte’s Spectrum Center in his homestate on Sunday, Feb. 17.

Prior to the sport, Meek Mill will present the soundtrack in the course of the opening introduction of the All-Star groups, whereas Charlotte-born crooner Anthony Hamilton will carry out the U.S. nationwide anthem and Carly Rae Jepsen will sing the Canadian nationwide anthem.

Cole joins a prestigious checklist of previous All-Star halftime performers together with Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Mariah Carey, and N.E.R.D., who headlined final yr.

It’s shaping as much as be a giant yr for Cole, who is about to launch his sixth studio album in addition to Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III compilation. He not too long ago dropped his new single “Middle Child.” “This gon be a tricky yr for haters,” he warned on Twitter.

The 68th NBA All-Star Game will air on Feb. 17 at eight p.m. ET on TNT.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson On Presidential Run: "I am Not Ruling It Out"

Dwayne The Rock Johnson has at all times been a personality and as late, the wrestler turned actor has been toying with the thought entering into the political realm and doubtlessly operating for President. While the actor would not really feel as if he has the expertise essential to get entangled in that sort capability simply but, he does really feel like it’s a chance sooner or later. During an interview on the Sundance Film Festival, Johnson defined his political aspirations just a bit bit extra. 

“I noticed Kamala Harris’ speech the opposite day and thought it was good,” Johnson stated IndieWire. “Just for me, I lack the expertise, I lack quite a bit issues. Certainly not proper now.”

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson On Presidential Run: "I'm Not Ruling It Out"

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Johnson then spoke on some Presidential potentialities for the long run and what it might take to get there.

“I’m not ruling it out,” he stated, “I’m not ruling out the thought if I may make a much bigger affect by some means, or doubtlessly encompass myself with good folks.”

The Rock additionally defined that he has the utmost respect for the nation and its political realm and that going into the 2020 election, he needs to be extra engaged and vocal about who’s in the end decides to help.

Lonzo Ball Reportedly Prefers Knicks Or Bulls If Traded

The Los Angeles Lakers’ commerce bundle for New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis will seemingly “have to start out with” Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac and a first-round choose, in response to the Los Angeles Times’ Broderick Turner and Tania Ganguli.

However, it has been reported that Ball shouldn’t be fascinated with enjoying for the Pelicans and would favor to be moved to a 3rd staff that does not have a longtime level guard. In truth, Ball reportedly has a want record potential touchdown spots that features the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks.

Tania Ganguli reports, “Ball’s camp has issues about how crowded the Pelicans’ backcourt is. The downside for Ball is that he is a key half what the Pelicans need in a deal for Davis.” 

That mentioned, New Orleans reportedly feels Ball may play 35 minutes an evening alongside Jrue Holiday, who ‘would not need to be a degree guard.’

“They do not see Jrue Holiday as a degree guard as a result of he ‘would not need to be a degree guard,’ one supply mentioned,” in response to the LA Times. “The sources mentioned the Pelicans would play Ball 35 minutes an evening and ensure he ‘would match’ in with New Orleans so he may develop into a star.”

Of course, the Lakers and Pelicans aren’t in any respect obligated to satisfy the 21-year outdated level guard’s request. Ball is at the moment averaging 9.9 factors per recreation to associate with 5.four assists and 5.three rebounds, though he stays sidelined with an ankle sprain that would hold him out motion till March. 

Cardi B Pokes Holes In Offset Reunion Narrative

Last evening, TMZ reported that Cardi B and Offset had put their variations apart, with the latter swearing f “groupie luv” and all its allures and pitfalls. Of course, many felt the reconciliation was inevitable, given Cardi’s more and more open lusting periods, and Offset’s earnest makes an attempt at profitable her again. Therefore, when TMZ claimed that the pair had gotten again collectively, transferring again to their once-shared Atlanta home within the course of, many took the story as truth. Yet Cardi, no stranger to maintaining with the media she presses to disdain, took a second to poke holes within the narrative. 

“TMZ why ya be lyin?” laments Cardi. “I have not even been in ATL since Christmas.” Though her use emojis suggests extra a weary frustration than real anger, one has to surprise if TMZ was merely placing forth “different information” to start with. Yet it is attainable that the pair has certainly reconciled as initially reported, whereas establishing base camp at a distinct spot altogether. At this level, notion seems like actuality, as Cardi’s feud with the media continues to rage on.

Whether this implies Cardi and Offset will stay separated is unclear, as Cardi by no means fairly dispelled that specific line reasoning. Either approach, we hope she will be able to discover happiness in no matter resolution she makes, for what it is value. 

Cardi B Pokes Holes In Offset Reunion Narrative

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#DXCLUSIVE: Stalley Primes "Human" EP With "Frequency Energy" Single

HipHopDX Premiere – As Stalley will get able to ship his new Human EP at midnight on Thursday (January 31), the previous Maybach Music Group signee has dropped “Frequency Energy” that includes Pregnant Boy, a brand new single from the undertaking.

Produced by Black Champagne, the monitor retains a mellow vibe as he reveals off his rhyming aptitude and flexibility. Stalley tells HipHopDX the upcoming EP will “unwind listeners and show an even-tempered to complicated perspective about what it means to be human.”

Since deciding to separate with MMG, Stalley has stored up the momentum and not too long ago unleashed a three-volume EP sequence, Tell The Truth Shame The Devil, which included visitor appearances from Migos.

Stalley not too long ago issued an Instagram problem to all rappers to beat his bounce shot whereas taking pictures hoops on the Canton Memorial Civic Center in his hometown of Cleveland. When he’s not on the court docket, he’s clearly pumping out monitor after monitor.

Listen to the “Frequency Energy” single above and pre-order the album here.

Machine Gun Kelly And Pete Davidson Are Living it Up At Sundance

It’s no secret that Machine Gun Kelly and Pete Davidson have an enormous bromance happening. Kelly was proper there for Pete when he was going by way of a tough time after his breakup with Ariana Grande. Davidson had made an ominous publish on Instagram which had some considering that Pete was suicidal, so MGk flew to New York and hung out with the comic throughout a weekend during which he was set to look on Saturday Night Live. Now it appears as if Pete is doing a lot better and has been out with MGK at Sundance Film Festival to advertise their new movie Big Time Adolescence.

The two appear to be having a good time which was magnified when MGK posted a slideshow photographs him and Pete dwelling it up whereas on the competition.

According to IMDB, the film is about “A suburban teenager comes age below the damaging steering his finest pal, an aimless school dropout.”

The movie additionally stars Jon Cryer from Two And A Half Men and has been receiving fairly good essential reception so far, which MGK made certain to level out in a single the pictures he posted.

Will you be checking for the film when it comes out?

Anthony Davis May Not Play For Pelicans Again: Report

Whether or not the New Orleans Pelicans commerce Anthony Davis previous to the NBA’s February 7 commerce deadline stays to be seen. But even when Davis is not dealt on the deadline, there’s an opportunity he has already performed his final recreation for the Pelicans.

According to Marc Stein  The New York Times, there “is a state of affairs into consideration” wherein New Orleans would maintain Davis on the sidelines for the rest the season “within the identify defending its prized commerce asset slightly than taking part in him.”

Anthony Davis May Not Play For Pelicans Again: Report

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Per Stein:

“It has not been definitively determined that Anthony Davis has performed his final recreation for the Pelicans, in keeping with one supply near the state of affairs. But the supply mentioned it’s a state of affairs into consideration within the occasion New Orleans doesn’t transfer Davis earlier than subsequent Thursday’s deadline.

If no commerce materializes between now and the Feb. 7 buzzer, with the playfs basically out attain, New Orleans has way more incentive to maintain Anthony Davis shelved within the identify defending its prized commerce asset slightly than taking part in him. As does Davis himself …”

The Pelicans are at present among the many backside three groups within the Western Conference with a document 23-29.

While the group is now making ready to maneuver Davis, it appears as if they are going to wait till the fseason to make any blockbuster deal, whether or not it’s with the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers or some other franchise.