Jennifer Lopez will play notorious drug lord, Griselda Blanco, in a film HBO is developing, and she is also on board to executive produce.
According to Variety, the film focuses on the rise and fall of Blanco – known as “The Cocaine Godmother” – who revolutionized the U.S. drug trade during the 1970s and 1980s; becoming the most powerful female cartel member of all time.
Beyoncé set the internet and world abuzz with the world premiere of her new album, Lemonade, on HBO Saturday night. Variety now reports that the television drop makes it eligible for Emmy consideration, and that HBO plans to submit Lemonade in the variety special category.
If you were wanting to catch Beyoncé‘s “Lemonade” on HBO this weekend, but don’t have a subscription to the premium channel, no worries, as the network is offering a free preview weekend, running Friday–Monday.
According to Billboard, HBO is preparing for a big weekend of premieres (including Game of Thrones) that align with the debut of the “Formation” star’s “Lemonade” – and for maximum impact, is letting everyone tune in for free.
Reports hit the internet earlier this that fans may not have to wait much longer for a new album from Beyoncé, as she reportedly has one on its way this month.
While Bey still hasn’t confirmed a new album, earlier today, she did go on Instagram to announce that “Lemonade” will premiere next Saturday April 23rd, at 9p E.T. on HBO.
Southern Rites, a new documentary executive-produced by John Legend – about the legacy of segregated proms and a racially charged murder trial in Georgia’s Montgomery County – is set to premiere next week on HBO.
Here’s a snippet of the synopsis:
In 2009, the New York Times magazine published photographer Gillian Laub’s photos of Montgomery County, Georgia’s racially segregated proms. The article ignited a firestorm of national outrage and led the community to finally integrate its proms. Southern Rites looks at Montgomery County one year later, as old wounds are reopened following the murder of a young black man by an elderly white town patriarch
If you can’t make it to one of Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s “On the Run” tour stops, you can still get a glimpse at all the excitement when HBO airs a special – On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z – featuring footage from their Sept. 12 and 13 at Stade de France in Paris (the only international leg of the tour).
“This is a major musical event that belongs on HBO,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “It’s going to be a night to remember.”
Jay-Z brought the energy in the performance art film for his Timbaland-produced single, “Picasso Baby,” from his Magna Carta Holy Grail album. The 10-minute film, produced by Jay, and directed by Mark Romanek, made its debut on HBO Friday night.
When the hip hop mogul shot the visuals at Pace Gallery in New York last month, he invited members of the crowd – which included, Taraji P. Henson, Wale, Michael K. Williams, Rosie Perez, Fab Five Freddy, and Marina Abramović – to join in as he created the unique and energetic experience. Several other actors, writers, artists, performers, and more joined in as well.
After performing “Picasso Baby,” six hours straight at NYC’s Pace Gallery, a couple of weeks ago; Jay-Z is prepping the debut of the accompanying visuals to his Magna Carta Holy Grail track. Continuing with his innovative strategies, Jay has joined forces with HBO to premiere Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film.
Inspired in part by the work of performance artist Marina Abramović; the music mogul interacted with members of the audience, who were called on to take part in the 6-hour show. Marina herself was in attendance, as well as Taraji P. Henson and Wale.