August 26th, 2009
09:14 AM ET

Your pop culture cheat sheet

Here's what's going on in the world of entertainment this morning:

  • The A&E network is moving forward with a reality series about the Jackson brothers, which was originally planned prior to Michael Jackson's death, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series will show the brothers dealing with their loss.
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  • Variety reports that a movie based on the classic music show "Soul Train" is in the works, with Malcolm Spellman on tap to write the script for Warner Bros. Don Cornelius, who hosted the show for 35 years, will produce the film.
  • "A Life in the Day," a movie about Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles from 1961 to 1967, is in the works, on the heels of an announced remake of "Yellow Submarine," according to Variety.
  • Vin Diesel will reprise his role as Xander Cage in the third installment of the "XXX" franchise, to be directed by Ericson Core, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Diesel did not appear in the previous film.
  • In a humorous video on Youtube, Ben Stiller meets with Ryan Seacrest to ask him to spare some of his Twitter followers.

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  1. Debra R

    OJ and Chris compared...both beat women, both are black and both got off very lightly. Rihana (black) came out of the relationship better than Nicole (white) i guess Carol means it is OK for a back man to beat a black woman just so long as he does not kill her? maybe those of us Scotish-Irish Americans care more about African American women than they do about themselves.

    August 28, 2009 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mark

    Abusive individuals no matter what race or creed should be treated the same. Chris Brown broke the law of the land and the standards of morality that most of us share. This is an issue where race is clearly not the issue, however it is being interjected, by someone I can only assume has great racial issues herself. Maybe just maybe if the black community in this country would stop labeling themselves as "African Americans" and call themselves simply Americans that would begin to make these pointless race claims null and void. After all I dont call myself an "Irish American", and "English American", or a "German American". I am simply Amercian, and so Carol, is Chris Brown, and he should be treated as such.

    August 27, 2009 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. Carol

    Interesting how Chris Brown was just compared to O.J. Simpson by the white commentary team on the Issue with Jane Valez. Tread lightly as the African American community is watching and can and will turn you off. Also more interesting how Fawcett son received positive back from blonde in green that it could be a great thing for a constant drug addict deserves a second chance and a reality show. More interesting then all the above is that a reality TV star has sliced and diced a women's body and you play a tape of his mother saying he is not guilty. Finally look who is a recoverying drug addict and has her own show. It appears that many have been given a second chance and got to write a book on the details. So how about considering a second chance for young African American male American public.

    August 26, 2009 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |

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