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Box Office: ‘Think Like a Man Too’ Dominating With $34 Million Opening

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GO KEVIN GO!!! #ThinkLIkeMeToo

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Kevin Hart has struck box office gold once again.

Hart’s “Think Like a Man 2” opened Stateside to $12.2 million on Friday and is on track to gross $34 million this weekend. The studio is projecting a slightly more modest $32-$33 million launch.

The Sony/Screen Gem comedy edged out newcomer “Jersey Boys” and last weekend’s sparring sequels, “22 Jump Street” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” for the no. 1 spot. This marks a record-breaking ninth consecutive weekend that a new release has topped the U.S. box office.

If the estimate holds, the sequel will match the original “Think Like a Man” — an adaptation of Steve Harvey’s self-help book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” — which surprised with a $33.6 million bow two years ago. The pic, with an ensemble cast that includes Jerry Ferrara, Gabrielle Union, Michael Ealy and Regina Hall, is set to…

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Celebs Attend Atlanta ‘Think Like A Man Too’ Premiere

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#ThinkLikeAManToo is coming . . . NEXT WEEK!
Think Like A Man, Act Like a Lady

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This past Wednesday, Atlanta hosted a ‘Think Like a Man Too’ red carpet screening. Cast members, celebrities, taste makers, and media were treated to an advance screening of the movie at Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station. The red carpet saw appearances from Kevin Hart, Romany Malco, Lala Anthony, Terrence J, R. Kelly, KeKe Wyatt, Ludacris and girlfriend Eudoxie, Tameka Raymond, Tamar Braxton and her husband Vincent Herbert, Letoya Luckett, Karli Redd, Erica Dixon, DeRay Davis and more. In ‘Think Like A Man Too,’ the highly anticipated sequel to ‘Think Like A Man’ (inspired by Steve Harvey’s book of the same name), Kevin Hart, Terrence J, Michael Ealy, Romany Malco, Gabriel Union and more all return to the big screen for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for the romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them…

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Mike Epps Ends Feud With Kevin Hart

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Thank you for taking the higher (and maturer) road, Mr. Epps, for squashing this ridiculous feud! #growna**man

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Mike Epps dismissed rumors him and Kevin Hart are beefing.

But they were going at on Twitter… again! The two comedic actors just made up — that’s all!

Epps went on “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” and asked, “What I look like fighting Kevin Hart?”

Nevertheless, he joked, “This is real [beef]. I’m NeNe Leakes and Kevin Hart is Porsha. Nah, Im just kidding,” Mike joked during a recent interview with Rickey Smiley & Dish Nation. “Kevin Hart is my little brother, man. I ain’t got nothing against Kevin Hart.”

“I opened up the door for Kevin Hart. Kevin Hart used to open my shows,” he added.
Also, Hart responded to the end of their bickering.

“I just had a conversation on the phone with @TheRealMikeEpps where we addressed our issues directly. The conversation ended on a positive note,” he tweeted. “We both agreed that we are better than this bullsh*t…

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WATCH: Kevin Hart Makes Will Ferrell “Do It For The Vine” – HILARIOUS!

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Here’s a Midday Laugh for you!

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When Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell get together hilarity ensues! Watch as Kevin gets Will to show off his moves and “do it for the vine” while clowning around on set of their new movie.

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How American films use black cops for comic relief

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Thank God for Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Kevin Hart AND Ice Cube!

Originally posted on Quartz:

If you’re a black cop in an American movie, you’re a lot more likely to end up squatting on a toilet with a bomb in it than sharing scars with the hottie from Internal Affairs. This isn’t anecdote; it’s research. A recent study from two criminal justice experts shows that for 40 years black police officers have most often been the punchlines of the American cop movie genre.

The researchers found that only 21 out of 112 police movies released from 1971 to 2011 had a black cop in a heroic role. And, in over half of those, black officers were there to give the audience laughs, rather than significantly advance the plot. Outside the movies, around one in five officers is black, say the authors.

The researchers took every film classified as a “cop movie” since the Clint Eastwood vehicle Dirty Harry (which they say defined the genre as we know it today), and culled…

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Winner’s Circle | NAACP Image Awards | TVONE.TV

Just in case you had something more exciting to do on a Saturday (like go out and have a social life), here is “The Winner’s Circle” for the NAACP Image Awards. But enjoy the gorgeous fashion of the night below.

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS, MOTION PICTURE
WINNER! Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Alfre Woodard, “12 Years a Slave”
Naomie Harris, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
Octavia Spencer, “Fruitvale Station”
Oprah Winfrey, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, MOTION PICTURE
WINNER! David Oyelowo, “The Butler”
Cuba Gooding Jr., “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
Morris Chestnut, “The Best Man Holiday”
Terrence Howard, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
Terrance Howard, “The Best Man Holiday”

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OUTSTANDING ACTRESS, DRAMA
WINNER! Kerry Washington, “Scandal” (ABC)
Chandra Wilson, “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Khandi Alexander, “Treme” (HBO)
Nicole Beharie, “Sleepy Hollow” (FOX)
Regina King, “SouthLAnd” (TNT)

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OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
WINNER! “Scandal” (ABC)
*Actress Kerry Washington accepts on behalf of the cast
“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“Treme” (HBO)

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OUTSTANDING TALK SERIES
WINNER! Steve Harvey, “The Steve Harvey Show” (Syndicated)
“Oprah’s Lifeclass” (OWN)
“Oprah’s Next Chapter” (OWN)
“The Arsenio Hall Show” (Syndicated)
“The Queen Latifah Show” (Syndicated)
*Steve Harvey was not in attendance.

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OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
WINNER! “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
“House of Lies” (Showtime)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“The Game” (BET)
“The Soul Man” (TV Land)

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OUTSTANDING REALITY SERIES
WINNER! “Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN)
“Shark Tank” (ABC)
“Sunday Best” (BET)
“The Voice” (NBC)
“Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (OWN)

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OUTSTANDING ACTRESS, MOTION PICTURE
WINNER! Angela Bassett, “Black Navity”
Halle Berry, “The Call”
Jennifer Hudson, “Winnie Mandela”
Kerry Washington, “Tyler Perry Presents Peeples”
Nicole Beharie, “42”
*Angela Bassett was not in attendance.

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OUTSTANDING ACTOR, MOTION PICTURE
WINNER! Forest Whitaker, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
Chadwick Boseman, “42”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years A Slave”
Idris Elba, “Mandela: A Long Walk To Freedom”
Michael B. Jordan, “Fruitvale Station”

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OUSTANDING ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES
WINNER! Kevin Hart, “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX)
Cedric The Entertainer, “The Soul Man” (TV Land)
Don Cheadle, “The House of Lies” (Showtime)
Dule Hill, “Psych” (USA Network)

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES
WINNER! Brandy Norwood, “The Game” (BET)
Anna Deavere Smith, “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Rashida Jones, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family” (ABC)

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OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE, MINI-SERIES or DRAMATIC SPECIAL
WINNER! “Being Mary Jane” (BET)
“Betty & Coretta” (Lifetime)
“CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” (VH1)
“Luther” (BBC America)
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)

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OUTSTANDING ACTOR, TELEVISION MOVIE, MINI-SERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
WINNER! Idris Elba, “Luther” (BBC America)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge” (STARZ)
Danny Glover, “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest (HBO)
Malik Yoba, “Betty & Coretta” (Lifetime)
Omari Hardwick, “Being Mary Jane (BET)

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OUTSTANDING ACTRESS, TELEVISION MOVIE, MINI-SERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
WINNER! Gabrielle Union, “Being Mary Janes” (BET)
Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX Networks)
Angela Bassett, “Betty & Coretta” (Lifetime)
Gabourey Sidibe, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX Networks)
KeKe Palmer, “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” (Lifetime)

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ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
WINNER! Kevin Hart

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OUTSTANDING MOTION PICTURE
WINNER! “12 Years A Slave”
“Fruitvale Station”
“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
“The Best Man Holiday”

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‘About Last Night’ Review: A Serviceable Remake | Variety

As a fan of “Mr. BOX OFFICE” (just saw the trailer for “Think Like A Man Too” and it promises to be just as entertaining as its original), I can’t wait to see how well he does this weekend. If this review is authentic (and I think it is), that will be an absolute certainty.

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Kevin Hart in the (Real) Flesh

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Kevin Hart in the Flesh Courtesy of "About Last Night" Instagram

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