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LeBron James to Co-Host Prime Video’s ‘Thursday Night Football’ Alternate Stream

LeBron James is partnering up with Prime Video to bring a special version of his show Uninterrupted The Shop to Thursday Night Football. James, Maverick Carter, Paul Rivera and special guests will join TNF live from The Shop as an alternate stream offering, starting with the Tennessee Titans and Green Bay Packers game Nov. 17. […]

Kanye West Episode of ‘The Shop’ Won’t Run After He Uses “More Hate Speech”

Kanye “Ye” West is doubling down on his recent controversial comments, using “more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes” in a taping of a new episode of the YouTube talk show Uninterrupted The Shop. The producers behind The Shop, which is executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, have decided against airing the episode […]

TIFF: Unmasking Hockey’s Troubled Racial History in ‘Black Ice’

Canadians have long defined themselves through the game of ice hockey, some more than others. Despite the NHL success of such Black Canadian players as Grant Fuhr, Tony McKegney, Devante Smith-Pelly, Wayne Simmonds, Darnell Nurse, Evander Kane and P.K. Subban, the nation’s winter pastime has remained a bastion of whiteness. With the documentary Black Ice, […]

Netflix Nabs LeBron James’ ‘The Redeem Team’ 2008 Olympic Documentary

Netflix has picked up the documentary The Redeem Team, about the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team looking to reclaim the gold medal for Team USA at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Netflix plans an Oct. 7, 2022 release for the film executive produced by Olympians Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. “I’m excited for everyone […]

‘South Park’ Lambastes Matt Damon, Other Stars Who Peddled Crypto in New Paramount+ Special

[This story contains spoilers for South Park: The Streaming Wars Part 2.]  South Park — as per usual — did not pull any punches when the series went after a number of stars for promoting cryptocurrency prior to the market taking a huge dive this year. In South Park: The Streaming Wars Part 2, the […]

‘Hustle’ Acting Coach on Key to Working With NBA Stars and First-Time Actors

When filmmaker Jeremiah Zagar got called to the big leagues to direct Adam Sandler in Netflix’s Hustle, he drafted a key teammate from his last film to make the leap along with him. Noëlle Gentile, a onetime public school theater teacher in Brooklyn and upstate New York, spent months working with athletes-turned-actors Juancho Hernangomez, Anthony […]

Naomi Osaka Launching Media Company With LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill

Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka is getting into the entertainment business, launching a media company in partnership with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Company. Osaka and her longtime agent and business partner Stuart Duguid are behind the production banner, which is called Hana Kuma. Osaka and Duguid also launched their own athlete representation banner in […]

Octavia Spencer Inks Production Deal With ID, Discovery+, October Films

Oscar-winning actress and producer Octavia Spencer has signed a development and production deal with ID, discovery+ and October Films to create premium unscripted true crime TV content. Spencer and her production company, Orit Entertainment, will work with October Films to produce a slate of series and specials that Spencer, discovery+ and true crime and justice network […]

Adam Sandler, ‘Hustle’ Team on Collaborating With Producer LeBron James and NBA Player Cast

Basketball superfan Adam Sandler is taking his love of the game to the next level, starring in the Netflix sports drama Hustle as a washed-up NBA scout who takes a risk on an extraordinary player he discovers playing street ball. Sandler was not only portraying a member of the Philadelphia 76ers franchise, but was surrounded […]

High School Basketball Star Mookie Cook to Play Young LeBron James in Drama ‘Shooting Stars’ (Exclusive)

Young LeBron James has been found. Marquis “Mookie” Cook, a high-ranking high school basketball player, has been cast as the NBA superstar in Shooting Stars, Universal and SpringHill Co.’s adaptation of the 2009 book by James and Buzz Bissinger. Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin is also starring in the ensemble drama, which began filming this […]

McDonald’s All-American Game Feature Doc in the Works (Exclusive)

jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy co-directors Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah are at work on a feature documentary about the McDonald’s All-American Games, high school basketball’s biggest stage. Simmons and Ozah’s production banner Creative Control, Roc Nation and Known Studios are joining forces to produce the film with the working title The All Americans: The […]

LeBron James’ ‘The Shop’ Moves From HBO to Uninterrupted’s YouTube Channel

When The Shop returns for its fifth season on March 4, LeBron James’ talk show will be broadcast from a new home. The Emmy-winning program created by Paul Rivera and Randy Mims for Uninterrupted is relocating from HBO exclusively to YouTube. The series premiered in August 2018. According to James’ SpringHill company, which created the […]