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Black comedy hasn’t necessarily gone anywhere, but it did disappear from HBO, and now Russell Simmons and Tony Rock are bringing it back!

During its heyday, Def Comedy Jam was insanely popular and inspired several wanna-be shows that oversaturated the market — so says Rock. And because of that trend, comedy took a little tumble for a few years, but now it’s time to bring it back. “It had to die, so that this could grow,” Rock contends.

That sentiment right there is the reason Simmons decided to reboot his comedy show and bring All Def Comedy to HBO. He also tapped Tony to host, even though he’s a tough act to follow. “I don’t go too hard, but I don’t go too soft either … I keep the room engaged,” Rock says.

And speaking of engaged, Rock reveals that this crop of comedians will blow you away. Unfortunately, it’s hard for talented entertainers to get the shine they deserve because “the suits,” as Tony calls them, don’t know what they are doing. “The problem is that the people that are in charge of funny, aren’t funny. So they’ll just go, ‘oh, this is the guy we’re going to shove down every bodies throat for the next five years, we’re going to force-feed you this guy?'” Luckily, All Def Comedy remedies this in a major way.

The All Def Comedy special will air on HBO, November 12th at 10pm.


50 Cent Talks Wage Gap: “I’m The Star Of The Movie … They Shouldn’t Get The Same Check!”



Scheming, coniving, calculating … this group of guys will do whatever it takes to get the job done in the new action flick Den Of Thieves.

While Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Pablo Schreiber and O’Shea Jackson Jr. try to pull of an elaborate bank heist, it’s Gerard Butler that trys to stop them in their tracks. They may be at odds on the big screen but it was all bro love off screen … so much so that Fiddy so graciously showed them his sex tape!

All jokes aside, the camaraderie amongst these guys was evident, but it was the diversity amongst the all male cast that made Butler most proud. “This is the most diverse cast and everybody in the movie is fantastic and it’s just great,” the A-lister stated while beaming.

And in addition to the team being diverse, their paychecks were also substantially different … but Fiddy’s take on the wage gap is an interesting one. “I’m the star of the movie, so I have to be paid … those other guys shouldn’t get the same check,” Jackson revealed. But, of course, he said it with a smile.

Den Of Thieves hit theaters Friday, January 19th … get ready for a crazy ride with a twist ending! Oh, and here’s a look at some pics from Tuesday night’s premiere.

The Cast of DEN OF THIEVES attend the Los Angeles Premiere


Mo McRae attends the Los Angeles Premiere of DEN OF THIEVES

O’Shea Jackson Jr. attends the Los Angeles Premiere of DEN OF THIEVES


Sire Jackson and Curtis 50 Cent Jackson attend the Los Angeles Premiere of DEN OF THIEVES

Ice Cube, Kimberly Woodruff, and O’Shea Jackson Jr. attend the Los Angeles Premiere of DEN OF THIEVES.

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