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Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 7:53PM EDT
ABC and 50 Cent team on a drama based on Isaac Wright Jr., who was wrongly convicted of being a drug kingpin
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is producing and The Last Ship co-creator Hank Steinberg is writing a drama series based on the story of Wright, whom Deadline describes as "once wrongfully convicted as the kingpin behind one of the largest drug distribution networks in New Jersey, who now practices law in the same courtroom where he was sentenced to life behind bars. In prison, Wright studied the law and worked as a proxy-lawyer, writing briefs and motions to overturn the convictions of over 20 fellow inmates and ultimately to exonerate himself. He now works as a lawyer defending the wrongly accused and going after corrupt institutions. After passing the New Jersey Bar in 2008, Wright spent nine years being investigated by the New Jersey Bar’s Committee on Character before being admitted to the bar in September 2017. That is when Jackson signed a deal to produce a TV series based on his life."
Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 1:37PM EDT
50 Cent signs massive $150 million deal to produce more TV shows for Starz
The Power honcho's new four-year deal includes a three-series commitment that could be worth as much as $150 million, reports Variety.
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 3:09PM EDT
Power bosses 50 Cent and Courtney Kemp talk about this week's shocker
“We’ve created a template for the show that is non-Hollywood,” the rapper/producer said of last night's surprise. “This show was not designed to go 10 seasons,” added Kemp, who created the Starz series. “It was not designed to go 15 seasons. It’s not a crime procedural or a sitcom. It’s a closed-ended story that really begins and, in some way, ends with Ghost,” she said of the Omari Hardwick drug lord character.
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 1:49PM EDT
Kendrick Lamar to make his acting debut on Starz's Power, opposite 50 Cent
The acclaimed rapper will play "a friend" of 50 Cent's Kanan on Sunday's episode.
Posted Tuesday 7/17/18 at 1:20PM EDT
50 Cent to The View: “I would never make fun of any sexual assault victim"
The rapper/Power producer was asked about his post mocking Terry Crews after the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star testified before a Senate committee last month describing his experience with sexual assault. "I would never make fun of any sexual assault victim," 50 Cent told The View panel this morning. "I wasn’t looking at Terry Crews that way at that point. I’m looking at the Hulk...the guy that’s this big that’s being taken advantage of. When the males that are here now, if you asked them if someone touched them without their consent, would they go, ‘Yo, whatchu doin’?’”
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 1:21PM EDT
Terry Crews shared a powerful tweet seemingly in response to 50 Cent's mockery
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star used a tweet to ask and answer a series of questions he's received that seemed to blame the victim in response to his groping allegation.
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 10:16PM EDT
Petition calls for Starz to cut ties with 50 Cent following his mocking of Terry Crews' groping allegation
Source: Shadow and Act
The Power executive producer tweeted yesterday that he was just kidding when he mocked the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star on Tuesday. But a petition states that "Starz should send a message to the rapper and to all other potential producers and filmmakers that they will not tolerate this type of ignorance."
Posted Wednesday 6/27/18 at 2:32AM EDT
Did 50 Cent mock Terry Crews' groping allegation to promote the return of Power?
The rapper took to Instagram on Tuesday after the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star testified in front of a U.S. Senate committee about his groping allegation and toxic masculinity, mocking Crews with a meme that argued a guy as big and strong as Crews couldn't be the victim of sexual harassment. TMZ asked Crews about 50 Cent after his testimony. "First of all, I proved that size doesn't matter when it comes to sexual assault," Crews responded. 50 Cent later deleted the post. But as Deadline points out, 50 Cent has a history of bashing people on social media shortly before or after a major project of his is about to come out. His mockery of Crews comes days before the Season 5 premiere of Starz's Power.
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 1:12PM EDT
Sony Crackle renews 50 Cent's The Oath
The South Los Angeles-set crime drama is Sony Crackle's most-watched new original series.
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 6:49PM EST
Starz extends its deal with 50 Cent
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, who executive produces Power for the premium cable network, will continue to do exclusive business with Starz through September 2019.
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 1:38PM EST
Watch Sean Bean play a dirty cop in Crackle’s cop drama The Oath
The Game of Thrones alum joins True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten and The Wire’s Kwame Patterson on the free streaming service’s 50 Cent-produced drama about corrupt cops.