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Jimmy Fallon has one question for Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, and Ice Cube: 'Sup'? -- VIDEO

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22 Jump Street stars Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, and Ice Cube surely had plenty to say about their new film when they stopped by The Tonight Show on Friday. But host Jimmy Fallon had just one question for the stars: “Sup?”

It’s a simple question that the pals made unnecessarily complicated, answering the greeting in the most ridiculous ways possible. Sup-sounding replies included: soap, lentil soup, sippy cup and… Patrick Duffy?

Tatum and Hill bro out in the new comedy, going undercover as college kids, so we get the joke. But the bit comes this-close to bringing on flashbacks of those “Wassup!” Budweiser commercials, a piece of nostalgia no one needed.

Check out the Tonight Show clip below: READ FULL STORY

See Ice Cube say very nice things very angrily

Ice Cube has a, er, distinct demeanor, which often makes it sound like he’s angry all the time. (See: 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, Ride Along, etc.)

Jimmy Kimmel wanted to put this theory to the test Thursday night — so he asked the Jump Street star to read a few aggressively innocuous phrases in Ice Cube’s “imitable” style.

Word of warning: You haven’t truly seen someone longing for The Notebook until you’ve seen Ice Cube yelling about it with a threatening edge in dimmed lighting: READ FULL STORY

Ice Cube apologizes for offending Paul Walker fans

Man, this was really a no-win situation.

Ice Cube apologized on Twitter to Paul Walker fans/the world after he expressed his disappointment over losing the Best Screen Duo award at the MTV Movie Awards to Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker for Fast & Furious 6. Pro tip: Don’t complain about losing an MTV award to a man who died recently. (Second of all: Maybe don’t complain about losing an MTV award at all?)

Sunday he told USA Today, “We was robbed. Shame on you MTV.” Now he’s having second thoughts about how that sounded. Read Ice Cube’s whole Twitter stream from Monday night below: READ FULL STORY

MTV Movie Awards: Conan and Ice Cube attempt a death-defying stunt -- VIDEO

The 2014 MTV Movie Awards promises to be “the biggest one you’ll ever see.”

For this Sunday’s live broadcast, host Conan O’Brien has assembled stars, spoofs, pyrotechnics galore, and death-defying stunts to wow the millennial audiences. As he joked to EW earlier, he realized quickly that his Goonies monologue wasn’t exactly going to cut it for the sophisticated kids.

Stunts seemed like a good quick fix. If only he was brave enough to actually go through with them.

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MTV Movie Awards: Conan ditches Andy Richter, teams with Ice Cube instead

This Sunday, Conan O’Brien will host the 2014 MTV Movie Awards — but unlike his regular hosting gig on TBS, he’ll be on stage without his longtime sidekick Andy Richter.

“Andy’s not reliable,” O’Brien explains to EW. “I’d love to bring Andy — in fact, I’ve tried to bring Andy to many things. But he’s like the country singer George Jones late in his career: Maybe he’ll show, maybe he won’t.”

“Andy pretty much lives in an RV,” O’Brien adds. “It’s very hard; he doesn’t have any representation. You can tell. Whenever I talk to Andy’s ‘manager’ on the phone, I can tell it’s Andy from a payphone, doing a slightly different voice. And then I can always hear someone banging on the door.” READ FULL STORY

N.W.A. biopic takes shape: Your dream cast?

NWAImage Credit: London Features/LFIOver a year after we heard it was in development, New Line’s N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton has a writer. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Andrea Berloff (World Trade Center) will script the rise and fall of the gangsta rap crew. Producers include original N.W.A. member Ice Cube and the widow of the late Eazy-E.

No casting for this film has been announced yet. So who should play core members Cube, Eazy, and Dr. Dre, plus lesser-knowns like MC Ren, DJ Yella, and Arabian Prince? I can see The Hurt Locker‘s Anthony Mackie as Eazy-E — they don’t look much alike, but Mackie has the right intensity. (He doesn’t particularly resemble Tupac Shakur, either, and he did well in Notorious.) Ice Cube, of course, has quite the screen resume these days, so if all else fails maybe he can just slip on a Jheri curl wig and a few pounds of makeup and play himself at 20. Meanwhile, it would be nice to get some of today’s actual up-and-coming gangsta rappers on board for this movie. Maybe there’s a part in Straight Outta Compton for Nipsey Hussle, Jay Rock, or Freddie Gibbs?

I’m sure you can come up with even better casting ideas. Let’s have ‘em. And let us know if this is a movie you’re looking forward to.

Ice Cube plays the race card in 'Ride Along'

Icecube_lThere’s an article in today’s Variety about Ice Cube signing on to star in an upcoming action comedy flick called Ride Along in which he’ll play a cop who seeks to ruin his engaged sister’s relationship with an affluent white psychiatrist by inviting her fiancé on an ill-advised ride-along. My first reaction? Here we go again.

Am I the only one who is not amused by this film’s bigoted premise? It’s 2009, for crying out loud! When is Hollywood going to stop playing up old-school racial stereotypes and prejudices and embrace the multicultural melting pot that is contemporary America? And why can’t a black actress be in love with a white guy on screen without their "taboo" romance being the central issue of the film?

From Monster’s Ball and Guess Who to Something New and Lakeview Terrace, this tired storyline has been done every which way from drama to comedy to thriller, and frankly, I’m sick of it. Is it too much to ask for a cute romantic comedy like You, Me and Dupree, starring, say, Taraji Henson and Matt Dillon? Casting the fabulous Rashida Jones as Paul Rudd’s love interest in I Love You, Man is a good start, but we’ve still got a long way to go. Who’s with me on this?

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