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'True Detective' Season 3 Starring Mahershala Ali Confirmed!

Mahershala Ali is officially set to star in the third season of True Detective on HBO!

Series creator Nic Pizzolatto has written all but one of the episodes and he will serve as showrunner in addition to directing some of the episodes. Jeremy Saulnier will direct some episodes and David Milch has written the fourth episode.

The upcoming season will follow “a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods,” according to THR.

Mahershala, who won an Oscar this year for his work in Moonlight, will play “Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas.”

“I’m tremendously thrilled to be working with artists at the level of Mahershala and Jeremy. I hope the material can do justice to their talents, and we’re all very excited to tell this story,” Nic said in a statement.

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Mahershala Ali Confirmed to Star in 'True Detective' Season 3

It’s official – Mahershala Ali is heading to True Detective!

The 43-year-old Oscar-winning actor has signed on to star in the upcoming season three of the hit HBO series after weeks of speculation.

During the TCA summer press tour on Wednesday (July 26), showrunner Nic Pizzolatto reportedly announced that he is hard work writing scripts for the upcoming season.

“I have read five scripts for a third season,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys told reporters, according to the NY Daily News. “And I think they’re terrific.”

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‘s starring role will follow a long line of A-listers who have joined the cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Colin Farrell, and Rachel McAdams.

Mahershala Ali Might Be Joining the Cast of HBO's 'True Detectives'

Mahershala Ali might be getting ready to join the cast of True Detective!

The 43-year-old Oscar winning actor is reportedly in early discussions to sign on for season three of the hit HBO show, according to Variety.

Although details of the show’s third season are under wraps and it has not been confirmed, sources say everything is a go.

Mahershala‘s starring role will follow a long line of A-listers who have joined the cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams.

Mahershala Ali Tells 'GQ' How Oscar Win Changed His Life

Mahershala Ali is on the cover of GQ magazine‘s July 2017 issue and he opens up to the mag about how his life has changed after winning the Oscar for Moonlight.

The 43-year-old actor talks about adjusting to fame as a black man in America, where racial profiling is still a major issue. Here’s what he shared:

On how his life has changed after his Oscar win: “When suddenly you go from being followed in Barneys to being fawned over, it will mess with your head.”

On being a black man in America: “Those experiences that you have from age 10, when you start getting these little messages that you are something to be feared… Walking down the street in Berkeley and some cops roll up on you and say straight up, ‘Give me your ID,’ and you’re like, ‘What the f–k?’”

On becoming a father this year: “When I look at the fact that I was more than twice my father’s age when I became a parent, it helps me put a little bit of his situation into perspective. It helps me appreciate and respect that my parents were able to do what they did do and love me as deeply as they did.”

On what it means to be an American: “I think African-Americans have a very convoluted relationship with patriotism. The fact is, we essentially were the abused child. We still love the parent, but you can’t overlook the fact that we have a very convoluted relationship with the parent. I absolutely love this country, but like so many people have some real questions and concerns about how things have gone down over the years and where we’re at. And that’s from a place of love, because I want the country to be what it says it is on paper.”

For more from Mahershala, visit GQ.com!

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Jay Z's Tidal Teases '4:44' Starring Three Oscar Winners!

It looks like Jay Z is finally revealing the meaning behind his “4:44″ billboards!

A few days ago, Tidal-branded “4:44″ billboards popped up all around New York City, and fans started to speculate that they were teasing the 47-year-old rapper’s upcoming album.

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However, a commercial was released during the recent NBA Finals game suggesting a Tidal-based movie is on the horizon.

In the below movie trailer, Mahershala Ali plays a boxer with Danny Glover as his trainer before the card at the end reveals Lupita Nyong’o will also be making an appearance in the film.

Watch the trailer below!

Orlando Bloom & Milo Ventimiglia Attend Star-Studded City Year Los Angeles Benefit

Orlando Bloom and Milo Ventimiglia were just two of the many stars to step out for the City Year Los Angeles Spring Break event.

The guys were joined by Jennifer Garner, Amy Schumer, Bryan Cranston, Alison Brie, and Mahershala Ali on Saturday (May 6) in Los Angeles.

Also in attendance were B.J. Novak, Octavia Spencer, Pharrell Williams, Ryan Tedder, Yvette Nicole Brown, Julie Bowen, T. R. Knight, Max Greenfield, and Mel B.

The annual fundraiser is City Year’s largest fundraising event as well as a fun party open to teens, tweens and adults in support of education in Los Angeles. The event attracted more than 1,400 attendees, and raised over $1.8 million. There was a special performance by OneRepublic, as well as food, games and interactive booths.

30+ pictures inside from the star-studded charity event…More Here! »

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Jon Hamm Joins Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, & More for ACLU Facebook Live Telethon

Jon Hamm is partnering with The American Civil Liberties Union and other stars for a fundraiser called “Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU.”

The event will be filmed in New York and streamed on Facebook Live on March 31.

“In these tumultuous times, we need our favorite actors, musicians, and comedians to do what they do best,” the Facebook event reads. “Speak earnestly about politics? No! Entertain you for a great cause? Yes!”

“Because when the Titanic sank, the band kept playing!” it goes on. “Except in this case, the band will be raising money for something that can fix the boat. And Leonardo DiCaprio won’t have to die.”

Other celebs that will help raise money for the ACLU include Tracy Morgan, Ellie Kemper, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Mahershala Ali, and Amy Poehler.

Pictured: Jon grabbing some take-out on Friday (March 25) in Los Feliz, Calif.

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