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  • Paul Walker's daughter Meadow honors her late father with Instagram tribute: 'Thinking of you'

    Co-stars like Jordana Brewster and Tyrese Gibson posted comments reacting to the sweet tribute.

  • 'Fast & Furious' star Tyrese Gibson slates The Rock for 'breaking up the family' with 'Hobbs & Shaw'

    The squabbling in the Fast & Furious 'family' is shaping up to Christmas Day levels of tension, with Tyrese Gibson taking a swipe at Dwayne Johnson over new spin-off Hobbs & Shaw.

  • Celebs like the Jonas Brothers and Busy Philipps are taking the FaceApp challenge, others call out

    The trend sees people applying the “old” filter from an app called FaceApp, often with hilarious and disturbing results. They then share the selfie, which is often a realistic transformations of the users face.

  • ‘Morbius’: Tyrese Gibson Posts Pic From Set Of Spider-Man Spinoff

    Today we have the first photo from the set of Morbius, courtesy of Tyrese Gibson. Check out the shot of him with director Daniel Espinosa below. Jared Leto stars in the Spider-Man Universe spinoff based on the Marvel Comics antihero Morbius the Living Vampire. The Oscar winner and Suicide Squad alum plays Dr. Michael Morbius, […]

  • Tyrese Gibson in Talks to Join Jared Leto in Sony Marvel Movie ‘Morbius’

    Tyrese Gibson is in talks to join the cast of Sony’s “Morbius,” an individual with knowledge of the deal has confirmed to TheWrap.The “Fast & Furious” star’s potential role is being kept under wraps. Gibson would be the fourth major star to join the film alongside Jared Leto, Matt Smith and Jared Harris. The film will star Leto as the titular vampire, who debuted in the “Spider-Man” comics as a scientist turned into a bloodthirsty villain after an ill-fated attempt to cure a blood disease. Morbius later became the antihero star of his own comic book series in the 1990s.Daniel Espinosa will direct from a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach producing with Lucas Foster. Palek Patel will oversee the project on behalf of Sony.Gibson is represented by APA, Isabella Castro Voltron Management, and John Tishbi of Pearlman & Tishbi, LLP. The talks were first reported by Variety.Read original story Tyrese Gibson in Talks to Join Jared Leto in Sony Marvel Movie ‘Morbius’ At TheWrap

  • Tyrese Gibson to Star as R&B Legend Teddy Pendergrass in Biopic From Warner Bros

    Warner Bros. has acquired the life rights of Teddy Pendergrass and will produce a biopic with Tyrese Gibson to star as the R&B legend.Donald De Line (“Ready Player One”) will produce through his De Line Pictures studio banner, along with Lee Daniels (“Empire,” “The Butler”) and Gibson via his Voltron Pictures. The studio has also tapped Little Marvin, creator of Amazon’s upcoming event series “Them,” to write the screenplay, which will chronicle the amazing and tumultuous life journey of one of the greatest R&B performers of all time.Teddy Pendergrass’ widow, Joan Pendergrass, is an executive producer.“I am honored to take this journey. This is the role that I feel I was born to play,” Gibson said in a statement. “Teddy Pendergrass embraced me and before he passed put the responsibility on my shoulders to tell his story,” commented Gibson.  “Being here in this time and in this space and moment with Lee Daniels, Donald De Line, Little Marvin and Warner Bros. is an answered prayer.  Teddy, I just hope we make you, your wife and family proud… Here we go.”Also Read: Taron Egerton Sings Elton John's 'Tiny Dancer' in New 'Rocketman' Teaser (Video)Born Theodore DeReese Pendergrass on March 26, 1950, Teddy was raised by Ida Geraldine Pendergrass, a single mother whose husband, Jesse Pendergrass, left the family while Teddy was still a young child.Pendergrass rose to initial fame in the early 70s as the lead singer of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes before skyrocketing to stardom as a solo artist, releasing four consecutive platinum albums between 1977 and 1981 (then a record for an African-American R&B artist).  His extensive body of work included numerous hits such as his No. 1 selling R&B single “Close the Door,” making him as one of the top male sex symbols in music.Also Read: Aretha Franklin Biopic 'Respect' at MGM Taps Liesl Tommy to DirectBy the dawn of 1982, Pendergrass was perhaps the greatest R&B male artist of all time.  But on March 18 of that year, while driving his Rolls Royce, Pendergrass lost control on Lincoln Drive in the East Falls section of Philadelphia, hitting a guard rail, crossing into opposing traffic and careening into two trees.  He suffered a spinal cord injury that left him a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the chest down.Suicidal after the accident, Pendergrass would struggle to come back from the tragedy with the help of an extraordinary psychiatrist — himself also a paraplegic, and to learn how to sing all over again with the help of a dedicated specialist.  Three years later, on July 13, 1985, Pendergrass would make an emotional return to the stage at the historical Live Aid Concert at Wembley Stadium in London in front of 100,000 people and over 1.5 billion television viewers.  For the next two decades, he would continue his successful solo career until announcing his retirement in 2007 and established the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance to help those with spinal cord injuries prior to his death in 2010.Gibson, who is a multi-Grammy nominated singer, is currently shooting “Black and Blue” for Sony’s Screen Gems banner, and he will soon begin filming on the ninth installment of “The Fast and the Furious” franchise.Also Read: Prince-Inspired Movie Featuring His Music in the Works at UniversalHe rose to prominence after being hand-picked by John Singleton for the title role in “Baby Boy” and his subsequent feature film, “Four Brothers” with Mark Wahlberg and André Benjamin, but he really blew up with key roles in the “Transformers” and “Fast and Furious” franchises, both of which have grossed more than $5 billion each at the box office.Gibson’s sixth studio album “Black Rose” was released independently by his label Voltron Recordz and distributed by Caroline Records. “Shame” was nominated for two Grammy Awards and was No. 1 on the R&B charts for 16 weeks.  “Black Rose” debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.Gibson is represented by APA, Isabella Castro of Voltron Management, and John Tishbi of Pearlman & Tishbi, LLPRead original story Tyrese Gibson to Star as R&B Legend Teddy Pendergrass in Biopic From Warner Bros At TheWrap