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April 11, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
It may not be a good day for Jamie Foxx's movie "Django Unchained" in China . But, hey, at least the actor is getting some love from Syfy. The network announced Thursday that the actor will be executive-producing, writing and directing a five-episode horror anthology for them. The untitled series, produced through the actor's Foxxhole Productions, will roll out this year as part of Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween this October. The episodes will consist of morality tales, according to the release, in the vein of "Tales from the Crypt" and "The Twilight Zone.
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April 25, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK -- “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is one of the splashiest of the many action-adventures to debut this moviegoing season, so it's fitting that it had a premiere to match. On Thursday night outside this city's landmark Ziegfeld Theater, fans with balloons, Spidey suits and other accouterments lined the street, where stars from the film including Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx all walked a red carpet. Inside the theater, director Marc Webb, looking surprisingly fresh given the globe-trotting tour that has taken him and the cast across Asia and Europe in the last few weeks, shouted out to the New York locations and brought the cast to the front of the theater.
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October 16, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Katie Holmes is dating Jamie Foxx? Don't believe everything you read, kids - just because the "Django Unchained" star danced with Suri's mom in public in August doesn't mean anything else has been going on since then.  The rumors "are 100% not true," Foxx told " Entertainment Tonight " on Tuesday. "In fact, it's quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people. " PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Foxx is also good friends with Tom Cruise, Holmes' ex, whom he worked with on the 2004 movie "Collateral.
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April 9, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" doesn't swing into U.S. theaters until May 2, but early reviews have begun trickling out as the superhero sequel readies its international rollout. So far, most film critics agree that director Marc Webb's second installment is somewhat overstuffed but benefits greatly from the sparks that fly between Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man/Peter Parker) and Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy). Variety's Guy Lodge says that although "Amazing Spider-Man 2" feels redundant, coming just five years after Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3," the movie "acrobatically spins enough sound and fury to distract from the issue, while the tinderbox chemistry between leads Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone delights once more.
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October 10, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
EXCLUSIVE: Jamie Foxx and Ken Jeong  have both subverted ethnic stereotypes to great comedic effect. Now the two are teaming up. In an unusual, if informal, partnership, Foxx and Jeong have each agreed to star in movies written by the other, says Foxx, the former “In Living Color” star. Foxx has agreed to take a lead role in a new movie Jeong will produce called “After Prom.” The buddy comedy  is about two old high school friends, one “a jock and the other a cool dude,” as Foxx puts it, who must now steer their teenage children through their own prom gantlet.
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December 18, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 16 - 22 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       CBS This Morning Chris Hughes (The New Republic). (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Michelle Obama; Richard Gere; Martha Stewart; Richard Marx performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Katie Couric; Rocco DiSpirito; Tamar Braxton performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
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June 7, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
So Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has saturated the web with its vengeance-seeking goodness courtesy Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Kerry Washington. While Leo completes his bid to own your Christmas Day (when "Django" releases, in addition to his Baz Luhrmann-directed"The Great Gatsby"), it's undeniably Foxx's return to a leading man status. Sure, palling around with Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman in"Horrible Bosses" was novel, but he hasn't taken the wheel like this since 2009's "The Soloist.
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October 16, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
The “Django Unchained” trailer that hit the Web last week highlights a number of the movie's unusual aspects, not least of which is the blending of Tarantino-esque revenge western with one of the most shameful chapters of American history. But star Jamie Foxx said the shamefulness will come through loud and clear. “This is the truest depiction of slavery [on screen], in terms of how tough and brutal it was,” the actor told 24 Frames. “When you see the movie you'll automatically go back to the time and the way slaves were treated.” PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments He added, “It's really going to make people look at the time in a different way.” Foxx plays the titular Django, a fugitive slave who joins up with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz)
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September 19, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The University of California is launching an unusual new online fundraising effort - with an assist from celebrities - that's designed to attract donations from young alumni and others who may respond to social media. The six-week Promise for Education  campaign  will have movie stars, politicians, students and faculty pledging to host parties, lead hikes, sing rap songs and work in soup kitchens to win donations. Among the well-known participants so far are  Jamie Foxx , the Academy Award-winning actor, who promised to "rap a song like  Bill Clinton , President  Obama  and Mo'Nique from the movie 'Precious'" if his supporters raise $20,000; and Mike Love of the Beach Boys, who pledged to bring a fan onstage at a concert to sing "Barbara Ann" if a $10,000 target is met.  By Thursday morning, Foxx's pledge had raised $10,000.  Gov.  Jerry Brown , with a $10,000 goal, said he will host a brown-bag lunch with a student from each University of California campus.
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December 12, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Ken Tucker. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Eddie Redmayne. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Anthony Warlow and Lilla Crawford ("Annie") perform; chef Emeril Lagasse. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Don Johnson; Eddie Redmayne; Colbie Caillat performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Ashley Hebert; J.P. Rosenbaum; Rickie Lee Jones; Ben Harper.
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March 20, 2014 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 16-22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Last Man Standing When Boyd (Flynn Morrison) starts having behavior problems at school, a counselor suggests he be medicated for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder - which Mike and Ryan (Tim Allen, Jordan Masterson) object to. Molly Ephraim, Nancy Travis and Kaitlyn Dever also star.
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March 11, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
After the box-office success of their comedy "Ride Along," Kevin Hart and director Tim Story are saddling up again. Hart is in talks to reunite with Story as well as team up with Jamie Foxx in the hitman movie "Black Phantom," according to a Variety report. The new movie would tell the tale of "a double-crossed mob hitman who enlists the help of the Black Phantom, the same African-American hitman who had been sent to kill him," the report says .  Hart might be the busiest buddy in Hollywood, still riding high from the $130-million cop comedy "Ride Along" and having earned kudos from critics for stealing scenes in the rom-com "About Last Night.
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March 6, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Quvenzhane Wallis, the Oscar-nominated star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," gets a new lease on a hard-knock life in the first trailer for "Annie," an upcoming remake of the beloved stage and screen musical. Directed by Will Gluck ("Easy A") and produced by Will and Jada Smith and hip-hop mogul Jay Z, the new "Annie" stars 10-year-old Wallis as the intrepid, orphaned youngster who gets an opportunity to escape the tyranny of her cruel headmistress after a chance encounter with a wealthy mayoral candidate.
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March 4, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Fox has tapped Grammy award-winning producer and rapper Timbaland to produce and write music for the new pilot "Empire," the network announced Tuesday. “Empire” is a family drama anchored in the hip-hop world and will feature both original and current music. Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson will star. Howard will play Lucious Lyon, the charismatic, savvy head of a record label. Henson will portray Cookie, Lucious' ex-wife, who spent 17 years behind bars for dealing drugs and upon her release for good behavior returns to reclaim what she feels is hers after she funneled all that drug money into her husband's fledgling music business.
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March 3, 2014 | By Rebecca Keegan
From Brad Pitt to the pizza guy, backstage at the Oscars was a site for surprises, smooches and last-minute prepping. After Pitt's "12 Years a Slave" won best picture, the actor-producer grabbed director Steve McQueen's face and planted a kiss on it. "You're the first," Pitt said. FULL COVERAGE: Oscars 2014 |  Complete list of winners All night the long, narrow stage wings are flooded with the show's hundreds of crew members, security officers, presenters, singers, dancers and - most notably - winners.
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November 18, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Well, hello, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone! "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" castmates and lovebirds stepped out together during a photo call at Sony Pictures Studios on Saturday in Culver City. While their film doesn't hit theaters until May 2, the pair made an appearance with costar Jamie Foxx, who plays supervillain Electro in the upcoming flick, and members of Big Brothers and Big Sisters. They took pictures as a twosome, with Foxx and with the kids. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities The last time they made an official red-carpet appearance together was about six months ago for opening night of "Brits Off Broadway: Bull.
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December 20, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
When you're an Oscar-winning Hollywood star with a Range Rover and a closet full of Louis Vuitton, it's not easy adopting the mind-set of a recently freed slave - just ask Jamie Foxx. The actor paid a visit to “The Tonight Show” Wednesday to promote his new movie, the Quentin Tarantino-helmed revenge saga “Django Unchained.” As he told Jay Leno, getting into character was a bit of a challenge. “That was tough for me, having to act like I can't read, or having to be subservient to someone, or to hear the N-word over and over again,” Foxx said, recalling how Tarantino pulled him aside and said that unless he really went back to 1858, the movie wouldn't work.
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October 16, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Katie Holmes is dating Jamie Foxx? Don't believe everything you read, kids - just because the "Django Unchained" star danced with Suri's mom in public in August doesn't mean anything else has been going on since then.  The rumors "are 100% not true," Foxx told " Entertainment Tonight " on Tuesday. "In fact, it's quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people. " PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Foxx is also good friends with Tom Cruise, Holmes' ex, whom he worked with on the 2004 movie "Collateral.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The University of California is launching an unusual new online fundraising effort - with an assist from celebrities - that's designed to attract donations from young alumni and others who may respond to social media. The six-week Promise for Education  campaign  will have movie stars, politicians, students and faculty pledging to host parties, lead hikes, sing rap songs and work in soup kitchens to win donations. Among the well-known participants so far are  Jamie Foxx , the Academy Award-winning actor, who promised to "rap a song like  Bill Clinton , President  Obama  and Mo'Nique from the movie 'Precious'" if his supporters raise $20,000; and Mike Love of the Beach Boys, who pledged to bring a fan onstage at a concert to sing "Barbara Ann" if a $10,000 target is met.  By Thursday morning, Foxx's pledge had raised $10,000.  Gov.  Jerry Brown , with a $10,000 goal, said he will host a brown-bag lunch with a student from each University of California campus.
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