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Corey Hawkins instantly won the hearts of moviegoers when he portrayed Dr. Dre in the highly acclaimed NWA biopic film, Straight Outta Compton. And now, Hawkins is heading to the small screen to do the same.

It was recently confirmed that Hawkins landed the male lead the reboot of the 24 franchise, 24: Legacy.  But while we are all just getting hip to the big news, Hawkins tells HipHollywood exclusively that it’s been in the words for a while. “The conversation started a while ago,” he told us at while at the SAG Awards.

He added, “I read the script and it’s amazing. I was interested in it and they wanted to work with me and I think we have some really exciting things in store.”

Hawkins will succeed Kiefer Sutherland’s role as lead protagonist, Jack Bauer.


Michael Rapaport Calls Himself The “MVP Of Talking Trash” Following Janet Jackson Controversy



Michael Rapaport came under fire earlier this month for slamming Janet Jackson Appreciation Day which was on Super Bowl Sunday. But now, he is speaking a slightly different tune.

On February 4th, as Janet fans used social media to praise the singer, Michael took to Twitter to do what he does best: Talk mess.

“Can anybody crying for Janet Jackson right now tell me the last Janet Jackson song that was popping,” he wrote. “Motherf*cka’s wanna make nothing something 24/7/365 & Super Bowl Sunday.”

Michael, however, is slightly backing down from his aggressive words. HipHollywood caught up with the actor during the premier of Shot In The Dark, to discuss not only his ability to talk “sh*t,” but being attacked by Black Twitter.

“I love Janet Jackson, respect Janet Jackson,” he told us exclusively. “The context of what I said is that Janet Jackson isn’t popping now like she was popping in the 80’s, 90’s. Doesn’t mean she’s not an icon.”

Rapaport, who is known to stir up on some drama with his Twitter antics, then added about being a sh*t talker: “I’m proud of the way I talk sh*t, I’m the MVP of talking trash. I can give it as good as I can take it.” 

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