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Cameron Diaz Unretires for Netflix Movie with Jamie Foxx

After an eight-year break, Cameron Diaz has unretired from the film industry and will reunite with Jamie Foxx for the Netflix action comedy Back in Action. Foxx made the reveal on Twitter by sharing audio from a staged phone call with Diaz in which they discuss her unretirement. When Diaz says she’s anxious about announcing her return, Foxx gives a hand-off to Tom Brady, who hops on the line to offer some advice. “I was talking to Jamie and he said you need a few tips on how to unretire,” Brady quips. “I’m relatively successful at unretiring.” For those who don’t pay attention to American football, the future Hall of Fame quarterback retired from the NFL earlier this year for a grand total of 40 days before announcing he was rejoining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Advertisement Related Vi...

Home Renovating Gets Horny in Trailer for How to Build a Sex Room: Watch

When it comes to home renovation shows, the opportunities for spinoffs are endless. Nothing proves this point better than Netflix’s latest addition to the genre, How to Build a Sex Room, which just released its first trailer. How to Build a Sex Room comes from ITV America’s High Noon Entertainment and is executive produced by Adam Sher, Jim Berger, Scott Feeley, Corrina Robbins, and Sarah Howell. In the series, premiering July 8th, luxury interior designer Melanie Rose classes up the sex dungeon, offering couples a room that’s both posh and seductive. “When people hear the words ‘sex room,’ they concentrate on the word ‘sex,’ and that connotates [sic] dirty, disgusting,” Rose explains in the preview. “But when I design them, they can be beautiful.” Advertisement Related Video Wit...

Netflix Adds Cheaper Tier for Customers Who “Don’t Mind Advertising”

Netflix has confirmed it will be launching a cheaper, ad-supported tier. The streamer’s co-CEO Ted Sarandos explaining the reasoning behind the lower-priced plan at Cannes Lions advertising festival on Thursday, June 23rd during a sitdown with Sway podcast host Kara Swisher. “We’ve left a big customer segment off the table, which is people who say, ‘Hey, Netflix is too expensive for me and I don’t mind advertising,’” said Sarandos (via The Hollywood Reporter). “We’re adding an ad tier; we’re not adding ads to Netflix as you know it today. We’re adding an ad tier for folks who say, ‘Hey, I want a lower price and I’ll watch ads.’” During Netflix’s last quarterly call in April, the company reported a loss of 200,000 subscribers, marking the first time its customer base has de...

Alton Brown Drops Knowledge On The Origin Of Korean Fried Chicken 

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: skaman306 / Getty Chef Alton Brown who is a staple of the Food Network and host of several shows had a mic drop moment on Netflix’s Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend.  The moment came as Brown and co-host Kristen Kish were watching challenger chef Esther Choi and iron chef Marcus Samuelson whip up some dishes, as reported by Blavity.  As they noticed Chef Choi dropping stuffed chicken wings into the fryer, Brown said that the challenger was about to serve the judges stuffed Korean fried chicken wings.  Kish, who is Korean, added, “Korean fried chicken is by far the best fried chicken on the face of the earth.”  “And do you know why?” Brown asked Kish. “Because it was taught to Korean cooks by African American GIs after the World War....

Lucas Throws Hands, Eleven Is Back & More In ‘Stranger Things 4’ Volume 2 Trailer

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Netflix / Netflix Part two of the fourth season of Stranger Things kicks off on Netflix on July 1. Until then, we got hit with a trailer and it looks like it’s only upping the ante on the action as the characters we’ve come to love face peril. Source: Netflix / Netflix Lucas blessing the local Hawkins douchebag and nerd-hater with the fade immediately has us sold—not that it would take much. SPOILERS AHEAD. If you caught the first part of the penultimate season of the Stanger Things saga, you know Eleven is getting her powers back while Vecna, the demon witch wreaking havoc from the Upside Down turned out to be Papa’s first subject. While the crew is scattered about the nation, and Hopper is in Russia, their paths should surely lead to some sort of reunio...

Will Forte Set to Star in Obamas-Produced Series BODKIN

Will Forte is set to star in Netflix‘s upcoming series BODKIN, the first drama series from Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions. According to the logline, the series is “a darkly comedic thriller about a motley crew of podcasters who set out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three strangers in an idyllic, coastal Irish town. But once they start pulling at threads, they discover a story much bigger and weirder than they could have ever imagined. As our heroes try to discern fact from fiction — about the case, about their colleagues, and, most painfully, themselves — the series challenges our perception of truth and exposes the stories we tell ourselves to justify our beliefs or validate our fears.” Forte will portray protagonist Gilbert Power in the ...

Jack Black Fights for His Title in Trailer for Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight: Watch

Jack Black is back as the Kung Fu Panda, but whether Po Ping is still the official Dragon Knight is up for debate. That’s the premise of the first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming series Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight, which you can watch below. After no-good weasels Klaus (Chris Geere) and Veruca (Della Saba) acquire a powerful weapon on Po’s watch, the emperor takes away his Dragon Knight title. In order to earn it back, the panda teams up with the English knight Wandering Blade (Rita Ora) to prevent the two from collecting the other weapons the weasels need to destroy the world. In addition to these new characters, James Hong reprises his role as Po’s adoptive father Mr. Ping. Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight premieres on July 14th. The series is the third such television spinoff f...

Mo’Nique and Netflix Settle Bias Lawsuit

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Victoria McGraw @victoriasaidit / Radio 1 Digital Comedian Mo’NIque has settled her lawsuit with Netflix where she accused the streaming giant of racial and sexual discrimination for making her a lowball offer of $500,000 for a one-hour comedy special on the service.  The matter has been “amicably resolved,” Michael Parks, an attorney representing Mo’Nique in the suit, told The Hollywood Reporter. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.  Related Stories The comedian accused Netflix of underpaying Black women pointing out the eight-figure deals offered to other comedians including Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock.“The offer made to Mo’Nique was merely an ‘opening offer’ from which there was an expectation — both by Netflix and Mo’Nique ...

Mo’Nique and Netflix Settle Bias Lawsuit

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Victoria McGraw @victoriasaidit / Radio 1 Digital Comedian Mo’NIque has settled her lawsuit with Netflix where she accused the streaming giant of racial and sexual discrimination for making her a lowball offer of $500,000 for a one-hour comedy special on the service.  The matter has been “amicably resolved,” Michael Parks, an attorney representing Mo’Nique in the suit, told The Hollywood Reporter. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.  Related Stories The comedian accused Netflix of underpaying Black women pointing out the eight-figure deals offered to other comedians including Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock.“The offer made to Mo’Nique was merely an ‘opening offer’ from which there was an expectation — both by Netflix and Mo’Nique ...

Guillermo Del Toro Shares First-Look Stills of Stop-Motion Pinocchio

No lies here: This December, Guillermo del Toro’s stop-motion Pinocchio adaptation will come to life on Netflix. The offbeat director shared another sneak peek of the project at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival today (June 15th), giving viewers a look at his own animated interpretations of the wooden marionette (voiced by Gregory Mann) and his woodcarver Geppetto (David Bradley). In an exclusive teaser screened at the festival (via The Hollywood Reporter), Geppetto is startled awake by a noise in his attic during what seems to have been a long, late night of woodworking. “Who goes there?” he exclaims. After climbing up the creaky ladder, Geppetto finds Pinocchio alive for the first time: “You asked for me to live,” he responds. “I’m your son.” Understandably, Geppetto ...

Emma Thompson Tosses Insults and Students in Teaser Trailer for Matilda the Musical: Watch

The girl lost in daydreams and the headmistress of nightmares face off in the new teaser trailer for Roald Dahl‘s Matilda the Musical. It’s coming to Netflix this holiday season, and stars a nearly-unrecognizable Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull. Adapted from the Tony-winning Matilda the Musical, this Netflix film is directed by Matthew Warchus with original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. Alisha Weir (Darklands) plays the titular hero, a young girl with a sharp mind and the world’s dullest parents. While her mom (Andrea Riseborough) and dad (Stephen Graham) watch trash TV, Matilda quietly reads. This endears her to her teacher Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch), but draws the ire of Trunchbull (Thompson), a disciplinarian who craves nothing more than to see the children fall in li...

Squid Game Reality Competition Series Greenlit by Netflix

If you’ve ever wanted to play Squid Game in real life, you’re in luck: Netflix has greenlit a 10-episode reality series giving players the opportunity to win a multi-million dollar prize. Just like the original series, Squid Game: The Challenge will involve 456 players. Instead of competing for ₩45.6 billion (or roughly $38 million US), however, contestants will be vying for a $4.56 million reward. According to a press release, the players will “compete through a series of games inspired by the original show,” along with “surprising new additions.” Casting is open now via SquidGameCasting.com. For the initial round, Front Man is seeking any English-language speaker from around the world. Advertisement Related Video “Squid Game took the world by storm with Director Hwang’s captiva...