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2009-08-17 12:15:03

A sequel to the 2004 big-screen comedy White Chicks is in the works, The Hollywood Reporter said. African-American brothers Marlon and Shawn Wayans are reportedly expected to reprise their roles as sibling FBI agents who go undercover as two white women. The stars' real-life brother Keenen Ivory Wayans has signed on to direct the next installment in the Chicks franchise, which is being penned by the three Wayans, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.

2006-08-21 01:52:00

By Sheigh Crabtree LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Marlon Wayans is set to develop, produce and star in "Pretty Ugly," a comedy about a handsome lifestyle mogul who wakes up looking hideous because of a curse. As a result he must discover his inner beauty to save his company and win over the woman he loves. The project originated at DreamWorks, was picked up by Walt Disney Pictures, and recently reverted to DreamWorks. "Little Man," Wayans' most recent film, opened to more than...

2006-07-16 12:37:50

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Johnny Depp's hit "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequel ruled the waves at the North American box office for a second weekend, while two new comedies were in a tight race for the distant No. 2 slot. According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, Walt Disney Co.'s "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Curse" earned $62.2 million during the three-day period beginning July 14. Its 10-day total stands at $258.2 million, making it the biggest movie of the year so...

2006-07-13 21:15:46

Little Man By Michael Rechtshaffen LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The words "From the Guys Who Brought You 'White Chicks"' really say it all about the new Wayans brothers comedy, "Little Man," and, suffice it to say, those who helped make the siblings' previous lowbrow entry a $69 million hit know exactly what their 10 bucks will buy them. While this particular hook involves electronically grafting Marlon Wayans' animated mug onto the 2-foot, 6-inch body of a 9-year-old actor,...

2006-07-13 17:38:56

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Two comedies with impressive pedigrees will open at the North American box office this weekend, but they won't come close to reigning champ "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest." With $183.6 million banked after six days, Johnny Depp's buccaneer sequel was just $8.4 million away from establishing a record for the best first week, beating the old mark of $192 million earned by "Spider-Man 2" in 2004. "Pirates" is likely to...

2006-06-27 14:11:44

By Franklin Paul NEW YORK (Reuters) - After more than a decade making hit movies and TV characters, actor Damon Wayans still gets chills around some superstars, an affliction he hopes to overcome this week when he stands arms length from one -- singer Prince. "Certain people I get nervous around, in a good way, like a fan. Prince, Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, these guys I'm so in awe of them and what they have accomplished, I just don't want them to look at me and say, "Why are...

2006-05-14 18:49:22

By Tatiana Siegel and Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Chris Rock will direct and star in the comedy "I Think I Love My Wife," which begins shooting this month in New York. He replaces Charles Stone ("Mr. 3000"), who recently dropped out of the Fox Searchlight project. The film, a remake of Eric Rohmer's 1972 French comedy "Chloe in the Afternoon," centers on Richard Cooper (Rock), a professional who is married to Brenda (Gina Torres), with whom he has a young daughter....


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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