Some of the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B took their talents to Atlanta for the One Music Fest.
[Photos] Nas, Jhene Aiko, Kendrick Lamar, Bilal, Method Man, Daley, Amel Larrieux Perform at One Music Fest
Congrats to Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who remains undefeated. On Saturday (September 13th) Mayweather beat Marcos Maidana in an eventful fight at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand, winning a 12-round unanimous decision in their welterweight title fight. He remains unbeaten in 47 pro fights.
Per usual, the 37-year-old certainly knows how to draw a crowd.
Saturday night, Monica lent her vocals to the highly anticipated Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana fight, singing the national anthem.
Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIABN, VIA), announced it will distribute writer / director Chris Rock’s “TOP FIVE” worldwide. The news comes as the film from producer Scott Rudin, and his IACF partner Barry Diller, earned rave reviews at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
“Chris and I go back decades, both personally and professionally, and so I am particularly proud to have watched his career grow to its highest heights over many decades. This film showcases brilliantly how talented Chris is as a filmmaker and storyteller and we are thrilled to be partnering with him, Scott Rudin and my longtime friend, the legendary Barry Diller and IACF for its worldwide launch,” said Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures.
Written, directed by, and starring Chris Rock, “TOP FIVE” tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) forces him to confront the comedy career—and the past—that he’s left behind. Starring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, and Jay Pharoah. The film is produced by Scott Rudin and Eli Bush. The Co-Producers are Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Kanye West; the Executive Music Producer is Questlove. Barry Diller and Scott Rudin’s IACF financed the film.
UTA negotiated the deal on behalf of the IACF and the filmmakers. The studio’s negotiating team was lead by Paramount’s SVP of Acquisition and Production Eben Davidson and Rona Cosgrove, EVP of Business Affairs.