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Posted Monday 7/30/18 at 7:08PM EDT
Jay-Z sees his docuseries Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story as "more of an education": "People have to really see this"
Source: The New York Times
Jay-Z says of the six-part docuseries on the Trayvon Martin killing, which premieres tonight on Paramount Network: "There are a lot of things going on that lead to these sorts of films, these docs that I’m creating now. It’s more of an education, because it’s so egregious that people don’t believe it. People have to really see this. They have to see it again and they have to see it with facts and details, because people don’t really believe it. Until the world believes it and everyone gets involved, it’s going to be a black problem. I think people have been able to hide behind, 'He must’ve been out there doing something.' 'He had a hoodie on.' I’m not talking about people who have this preconceived notion of black people as robbers bad. I’m talking about good people who’ve been able to hide behind the idea of, 'No way that happened. Something had to be going on.'" ALSO: Rest in Power should be required viewing for an education in race and criminal justice in America.
Posted Thursday 5/03/18 at 10:55AM EDT
Amazon orders a Meek Mill docuseries from producer Jay-Z
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Amazon says the six-part documentary series will look at the recently released rapper's "fight for exoneration while exposing flaws in the criminal justice system." The rapper says: "Not only will this documentary give viewers an unprecedented look at my life, but it will also allow me to use my public platform to highlight the need for criminal justice reform."
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 4:27AM EDT
David Letterman and Jay-Z discussed their past infidelities on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Without using the words "cheating" or "infidelity," Letterman discussed on his Netflix talk show how "a few years ago, I got myself into some trouble." "And," he asked Jay-Z, "I'm wondering if this rings a bell with you." "Yeah, of course," responded the hip-hop mogul. ALSO: Jay-Z appeared to shade a late-night host.
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:00PM EDT
Jay-Z explains to David Letterman what makes a good rapper
Netflix has released a clip from the fourth episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, which drops Friday.
Posted Monday 2/26/18 at 1:57PM EST
Jay-Z's Paramount Network docuseries Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story gets an official teaser
The six-part docuseries based on the book Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin will premiere in July. The trailer was released today on the sixth anniversary of the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin's controversial death at the hands of a neighborhood watch member.
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
James Corden: Grammys don’t really need a host
From 2003 through 2011, the Grammys went host-less — except for in 2005 when Queen Latifah hosted. Since then, there were five straight years of LL Cool J hosting, followed by Corden in his second year. But The Late Late Show host says, “in truth, this show doesn’t need a host,” adding: “Most awards shows are groups of millionaires giving each other gold statues. So you need a host to make it feel like a show. This is the best (music) lineup you could ever imagine to see. What we have to do is essentially be there for the moments when (producers) realize they need the cameras to be facing somewhere else.”
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 1:29PM EST
The Van Jones Show to launch on CNN with special guest Jay-Z
Van Jones’ weekly show is set to debut on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7 pm with an interview with Jay-Z, whose Roc Nation happens to represent Jones. “I didn’t have to Google to find the phone number,” Jones jokes.
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 12:04PM EST
David Letterman’s Netflix talk show, titled My Guest Needs No Introduction, debuts Jan. 12 with Barack Obama
Netflix will roll out each of the six episodes of Letterman’s new talk show series once a month, starting on Jan. 12 with the Obama episode, which will mark the former president’s first television interview since leaving office. Other guests include George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey and Howard Stern. Watch the first trailer.
Posted Monday 12/18/17 at 11:28AM EST
Snoop Dogg sticks up for Jay-Z after George Zimmerman threatens to “beat” him over his Trayvon Martin miniseries
Paramount Network’s upcoming Jay-Z-produced Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story has ticked off Zimmerman, who was acquitted of killing the teenage Martin. Zimmerman threatened to “beat Jay-Z” over the miniseries, prompting Snoop Dogg to write on Instagram: “If one hair on jays hair is touched that’s when the revolution will b televised.”
Posted Wednesday 9/20/17 at 2:21PM EDT
Report: Jay-Z turned down the Super Bowl halftime show
Source: The Source
According to The Source, the NFL approached the rap mogul about becoming the 2018 Super Bowl halftime performer. The Source speculates that Jay-Z, who last week publicly supported exiled QB Colin Kaepernick, may be boycotting the NFL.
Posted Friday 8/25/17 at 6:24AM EDT
Ryan Gosling will host SNL’s season premiere, with musical guest Jay-Z
Gosling will host Saturday Night’s Live’s Season 43 premiere on Sept. 30, his second time hosting. He first hosted in December 2016. This will be Jay-Z’s fourth time as musical guest, after previous stints in 2000, 2002 and 2010. PLUS: Alec Baldwin brings his Trump to Weekend Update Thursday.