Janelle Monáe to Star in ‘Antebellum’ to Debut On-Demand on Sept. 18

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Lionsgate has announced a new film, Antebellum, which will star Janelle Monáe and written and directed by advocacy filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz. The new release will premiere as Premium On-Demand on September 18, while hitting theaters in international markets. The announcement was made by Joe Drake, Chairman, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, who is aiming […]

Chris Rock’s ‘Saw’ Reboot Gets Pushed Up to Summer 2020

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He might’ve been “never scared” in his classic 2004 standup comedy special of the same name, but Chris Rock will definitely be trading in laughs for horrific screams when he debuts his Saw reboot next year. As an added bonus, it’s now being reported that we’ll see his revision of the epic horror series a […]

Mary J. Blige Inks First Look Deal With Lionsgate

After delivering outstanding performances in Netflix’s, Umbrella Academy, and Mudbound, Billboard reports Mary J. Blige inked a first look deal with Lionsgate studios. “I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Lionsgate,” stated Blige of the union. “They are incredible collaborators and have been natural partners from when we first started talking. I can’t […]

Tyler Perry Plans to End Madea Franchise

Tyler Perry Plans to End Madea Franchise

The Madea era is coming to an end with a stage tour and final film, Tyler Perry’s a Madea Family Funeral. Tyler Perry made the official announcement during a Sirius XM talk on Monday, clarifying,“I just don’t want to be her age [still] playing her.” Madea, who was 68 when she was first presented in […]

Mona Scott-Young and Lionsgate TV Agree to Partnership Deal

Mona Scott Young to Release Fiction Novel, 'Blurred Lines'

Mona Scott-Young has seemingly been VH1’s savior with her Love & Hip Hop series that have hit major metropolitan areas and pushed all the beef, career ambitions and love drama to the forefront. But now she is hitting a new level. Page Six reports Mona has signed a deal with the television division of Lionsgate […]

Talk About ‘Power’: Lionsgate Buys Starz For $4.4 Billion

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This week, Lionsgate bought premium cable network Starz for $4.4 billion in cash and stock. Starz currently boasts buzzy shows like Power, Survivor’s Remorse and Outlander. “This transaction unites two companies with strong brands, complementary assets and leading positions within our industry. We expect the acquisition to be highly accretive, generate significant synergies and create a […]

The Wendy Williams Show Extended Until 2020


It’s no secret who the current queen of daytime talk shows is. Wendy Williams has secured her spot with her tea-spilling, controversial and always comical talk show, The Wendy Williams Show. Last year Wendy secured a deal with Lionsgate for 2022, and news broke this morning [Wednesday, January 20] from Fox distributor Debmar-Mercury that The Wendy […]