Man, whoever is representing Mike Epps lucked up on this slot. As one of the greatest comedians of all-time, I’m fairly certain that a lot of people were clamoring to get the chance to play Richard Pryor. But according the The Hollywood Reporter, Mike Epps walked away with the role.
In a supporting role, Epps will play Pryor, who opened for the singer when they two were starting out in the early 1960s. Pryor had terrible stage fright and Simone, in her autobiography, recalled how she regularly rocked him into calmness.
I don’t know about you but I think genealogy is pretty interesting. It seems like everyone’s ancestors blended with anyone else, even during times when segregation was high. But this is why it’s important to know from whence you came. You never know if you could be related to an millionaire or a politician. During an exclusive interview with Extra, Halle Berry revealed that she found out she’s related to former Republican Vice President nomination and SNL comedy source Sarah Palin.
Her co-star Tom Hanks in the movie Cloud Atlas reacted to the news with a shocked yell of “NOOOOOOO!!”, to which Halle said she reacted the same way. Talk about some disappointment! LOL Check out the clip, when you continue: