A Look at Entertainment
by T.J. Moore –
Golden State Warriors’ superstar Stephen Curry is set to trade his basketball for some golf clubs.
Curry and his production company, Unanimous Media, are teaming up with ABC to produce and star in Holey Moley, a mini-golf competition series that will show case mini-golf lovers from around the country as they compete on the course. But it’s not your typical course, or a typical night out at the local “putt-putt.”
Every episode will consist of three rounds culminating in three finalists taking on the daunting “Mt. Holey Moley” finale. One winner per episode will take home $25,000, along with a “Golden Putter” trophy and Holey Moley plaid jacket.
“Unanimous is incredibly excited to partner with ABC on Holey Moley, said Jeron Smith, co-founder and CEO of Unanimous Media. “We aim to use entertainment as a vehicle to bring families together, [and] this show will surely bring laughter and enjoyment to households around the country. Miniature golf is a staple pastime, and the show will be fun, intense, and unpredictable. Our collective love of sports and family-centric entertainment made this a perfect project for our first television series.”
Curry will serve as executive producer and resident golf pro on the show. The show’s on-camera talent will include ABC and ESPN sportscaster Joe Tessitore, Hangover’s Rob Riggle, and Jeannie Mai of The Real.
The suspect in the fatal shooting of beloved rapper Nipsey Hussle was formerly charged with murder on April 4, according to NBC News. In addition to the murder, Eric Holder, 29, was also charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office with two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Holden’s attorney, Chris Darden, entered a not guilty plea on Holder’s behalf. Holder could face life in prison if convicted.
After her New Year’s Eve performance went viral for all the wrong reasons, Tiffany Haddish will give a second stand-up performance in Miami.
“I’m going back this summer and I’m going to do a big show,” Haddish revealed during a recent taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live. “And anyone who has a ticket from New Year’s Eve from that night, they can get in for free if they present the ticket. If they don’t, the tickets will be like $20.”
In a recent interview with Variety, Empire star Taraji P. Henson opened up about the fallout of Jussie Smollett’s alleged hate crime controversy.
“We’ll never be the same. No one will ever be the same. We are forever changed and it’s sad,” Henson said.
But Henson remains a level, calm, presence on the set.
“You just got to be strong because the devil wants you weak, and the devil wants to catch you in a vulnerable moment and make you believe things that’s not true.”
Henson was one of Smollett’s vocal defenders in the immediate aftermath of the incident.
“When I know someone, there’s nothing you can say to make me flip on them, and that’s what we miss in this world. We need people to stand by us. Whatever happened to that? Why are we so easy to believe strangers over people we know?”
After Chicago Police dropped all sixteen charges against Smollett, they plan to sue the actor for the cost of the investigation. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s police chief sent the actor a letter on March 28 demanding that he pay $130,106.15 within a week.