rappers turned actors

Rapper Jean Grae is already one of the funniest people in the music business, so it makes sense that she put on her producer and directing hats to bring the world a sitcom featuring her off-the-cuff humor and antics. RELATED: Jean Grae Discusses Women In Hip-Hop With Melissa Harris-Perry [VIDEO] “Life With Jeannie” premiers tonight at […]

It appears that Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has become way more comfortable in Hollywood than in the recording studio. Last year he made headlines for his dramatic weight loss to star in Things Fall Apart, and was recently  spotted with an s- curl while filming Freelancers and clinking glasses with Bruce Willis in The Setup. […]

Famed rapper Darryl “DMC” McDaniels has been tapped to star in a new short film with wrestling legend Diamond Dallas Page, titled Hard Luck. DMC, who is a founding member of Hip-Hop trio Run-DMC, stars as a crime boss in the movie, while page stars as a hitman. The movie, which was written and directed […]

Nas added a clip to his acting resume on an episode of CBS’s “Hawaii 5-0.” He plays a parolee named Gordon Smith who was just trying to make an honest living after serving a bid for home robberies and missed an appointment with his parole officer.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Dolly Parton is returning to the big screen to team up with Queen Latifah in the feature “Joyful Noise,” which centers around two women who join forces to prevent a small-town gospel choir from shutting down.

Popular movie rating site RottenTomatoes.com has been keeping tabs on the highs and lows of Ice Cube’s movie career. From his forays into action (Anaconda, Trespass, XXX:State Of The Union) to more family-friendly flicks, (Are We There Yet? The Long Shots) Cube has established a respectable resume in Hollywood. With his latest movie, The Lottery […]

During the press junket for the romantic comedy, Just Wright, the film’s producer and star Queen Latifah discussed her search for a leading man in the movies and how it differs from real life.

In the movie Just Wright, Common takes the plunge in his first leading roll as an NBA point guard named Scott McKnight. In this round table interview the former ball boy from Chicago discusses his transition from rapper to actor, what it was like working with Queen Latifah and what kind of role he wants […]