Marlon Wayans to Play Richard Pryor in Biopic

Marlon Wayans, that guy from White Chicks and Scary Movie, will be playing Richard Pryor in a biopic produced by Adam Sandler. The Hollywood rumor was that Eddie Murphy would play the part. I’m not sure that Wayans can pull this off. That being said, I certainly think Eddie Murphy would have been a bad idea. After all, when the best comedians of all time are mentioned, Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor are usually on the list together. Wouldn’t it then be a little odd to have Murphy play Pryor? The overlap is just too great. As for Wayans, he is very pleased to have landed the part, saying “I’ve never been more excited in my life.” To get enthused about the film, watch the clip below.

Keeping up with the Kardashians is a Huge Hit . . . Hollywood Left Scratching its Head

To think that I once thought reality television was a fad. Keeping up With the Kardashians is pulling huge numbers, and it is setting cable records. So how can this be? I’m guessing it has something to do with the family being an upper class train wreck. Here’s the rundown: oldest daughter, Kourtney Kardashian, gets “accidentally” pregnant with a D-bag’s baby; middle daughter, Kim Kardashian elopes, divorces, and then has a sex tape with the grossest guy ever; and youngest daughter, Khloe Kardashian, marries a guy after knowing him three weeks. I love every second of it!!

Roger Ebert is my Hero

Those who know me well know that I am a giant Roger Ebert fan. My father and I used to watch Siskel and Ebert hash it out, and my dad would always say that Siskel was his personal favorite. I always preferred Ebert. As a pair, I think they were at their best. Since 2002, Ebert has undergone many surgeries due to thyroid cancer. He no longer has the ability to speak, but lucky for us, he is still writing. Last year alone, he saw 281 movies. Esquire recently did a profile on him, and they blew up the picture rather large. As I expected and greatly admire, Ebert doesn’t care. Ebert said that though the picture “gave him a jolt,” it’s just as well that it’s out there. The most touching part of the article was when he discussed Gene Siskel. He said, “we were born to be Siskel and Ebert. I just miss the guy so much.”

Watch some vintage Siskel and Ebert below.

Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in Frank Sinatra Biopic

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are teaming up again for a Frank Sinatra biopic. This will be DiCaprio’s fifth collaboration with Scorsese, which is coming awfully close to beating the seven collaborations between Scorsese and Robert Dinero. DiCaprio will not be singing. Of working with Scorsese, DiCaprio says, “he expects his actors to ultimately help him with the movie he’s trying to make. He explores the movie through his actors, and that’s amazing. And kind of rare.”

‘The Insider’ Might be the Worst Show in Television History

I found myself channel surfing the other day, and I came across ‘The Insider.’ I cannot articulate in words just how cringe inducing this show is. I’m all for entertainment television, but this is horrific. Watch below and judge for yourself. Actually, you might want to spare yourself and take my word for it.