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Jonah Hill Starts Filming on New Kenya Barris Project With Lauren London

Jonah Hill looks ready for business in his suit as he kicks off filming on a new project in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon (September 29).

The 37-year-old actor was spotted filming alongside Lauren London the set, and utilizing a Mini Countryman car for their scenes. The car was filled with a lot of shopping bags, too!

Plot details about the movie are being kept under wraps, however, it’s reported that the movie is an “incisive examination of modern love and family dynamics and how clashing cultures, societal expectations and generational differences shape and affect relationships.”

Eddie Murphy, Nia Long, and David Duchovny will also star in the movie from Kenya Barris, who was spotted on set with a face mask as he directed the stars.

If you missed it, just last month Jonah went Instagram official with his new girlfriend. See the pic!

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Eddie Murphy & Jonah Hill to Star in New Netflix Comedy from Kenya Barris

Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill are teaming up!

The Hollywood Reporter writes that the pair will star in an untitled comedy feature from Blackish creator Kenya Barris at Netflix.

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Kenya Barris' 'blackAF' Will Not Have A Season Two on Netflix - Find Out Why Here

#blackAF will not be returning to Netflix for season two – at least not as a series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series is now being eyed as a film franchise instead.

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'Black-ish' Will End With Season 8 at ABC

Black-ish is coming to an end.

The nearly decade long-running comedy, which stars Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, will end with its eighth season at ABC, the show’s creator Kenya Barris confirmed in a post on Friday (May 14).

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'BlackAF' Gets Picked Up for Season Two by Netflix

#blackAF is coming back for a second season!

The comedy from creator Kenya Barris, starring Kenya and Rashida Jones, has been picked up for a second season, Netflix announced on Tuesday (June 23).

Here’s the show’s synopsis: “Loosely inspired by Barris‘ irreverent, highly flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture, #blackAF flips the script on what we’ve come to expect a family comedy series to be.”

It continues, “Pulling back the curtain, #blackAF uncovers the messy, unfiltered and often hilarious world of what it means to be a ‘new money’ black family trying to get it right in a modern world where ‘right’ is no longer a fixed concept.”

Kenya plays a heightened version of himself with Rashida starring as his wife. They’re children are played by Genneya Walton, Iman Benson, Scarlet Spencer, Justin Claiborne, Ravi Cabot-Conyers, and Richard Gardenhire Jr.

#blackAF season one is available for streaming on Netflix now.

Check out all the shows Netflix has renewed in 2020 so far!

Pharrell Williams Working on Juneteenth Inspired Musical For Netflix with Kenya Barris

Pharrell Williams is developing a musical based on Juneteenth, Deadline reports.

The talented musician is teaming up with black-ish creator Kenya Barris on the project to develop it for Netflix.

The site reports that the project is in “the early stages of working up a plan” and “details about storyline are under wraps.”

Pharrell will be producing the pic with partner Mimi Valdes alongside Kenya, who will produce through his production company Khalabo Ink Society.

Earlier this week, Pharrell made a visit to his homestate of Virginia where he joined Governor Ralph Northam to announce that June 19 will be officially recognized as Juneteenth in the state.

“This is our chance to lead by example. This is our chance to lead, to truly embrace the importance of Juneteenth and treat it as a celebration of freedom that black people deserve…this is about proper recognition,” he shared in his speech.

You can watch his full speech at the event here!

'Black-ish' Episode About Police Brutality Re-Airs Amid Protests

An old, yet sadly timely episode of Black-ish is airing again.

Kenya Barris, the show’s creator, revealed that the 2016 episode “Hope,” which centers around police brutality, was re-airing on Tuesday night (June 2) amid protests nationwide against systemic racism and police brutality after the murder of George Floyd.

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“It’s been 1,562 days since we first shared that episode with the world and it breaks my heart on so many levels that this episode feels just as timely as it did then and eerily prescient to what’s happening to black people in this country today,” he wrote on Instagram.

“Black rights are human rights, and this continued injustice impacts all of us. So while we hope these episodes can bring your families together in watching and learning, the real hope is that it inspires you to join us in demanding liberty and justice for all – once and for all.”

Here’s a plot summary: “‘Hope’ centers on the Johnson family reacting to a court case involving a black teenager who was allegedly a victim of police violence. Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) are then at odds about how to discuss the situation with their kids when they start asking questions about it. While one parent wants to discuss the tarnished legal system and how it treats black people, the other wants to take a more hopeful approach.”

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