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Jerrod Carmichael may be dubbed “a young Bill Cosby”, but that doesn’t mean the 28-year old comedian is going to shy away from talking about his once mentors very public scandal on his NBC series, The Carmichael Show.

HipHollywood caught up with Carmichael during NBC’s recent press tour and found out that nothing, including Bill Cosby, is off limits season 2. “What I will say is we have a responsibility to talk about things that are happening right now, nothing stops me from shying away, or will cause me to shy away from that subject.”

So is that a yes? “Yes, yes,” he said with a laugh. “I just want to be as honest as possible and have some fun and talk about things people are actually talking about.”

The NBC show, that has been renewed after it’s six-episode run last summer, follows Carmichael and his hilarious family as they tackle current events and hot-button issues like race and religion.

Carmichael, who has been vocal about his continued respect for “The Cosby Show” did express his views on the allegations against Cosby. “It’s just an unfortunate situation all around. It’s just a horrible thing where everyone loses, and it breaks your heart, no one likes it, no one feels good.”



What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Sattelite



One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind; to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crisis around the world and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genius behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at it’s core, it’s like, listen, ‘we gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of back bone, a message about climate change and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the cautiousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural ills and weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “Integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying ‘here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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