Kanye West Unveils Name of His New Album
Kanye West is under oath to deliver dopeness. Starting with the title of his so-close-you-can-almost-taste-it seventh solo LP, Mr. West took to Twitter to drop the name of his coveted new work: So Help Me God. The title was accompanied by an image believed to be the album cover, which is a 13th century Monastic symbol for the Virgin Mary, according to Variety. It’s just one step closer to the next offering from Yeezus, which could drop any day now.
Will Smith Scores No. 1 Film with Focus
Is Will Smith ever gonna fall off? No. The blockbuster star is back on top of the box office with the con artist thriller Focus, which pulled in $19.1 million in its opening weekend. The film outsold Kingsman: The Secret Service ($11.8 million) and Fifty Shades of Grey ($10.9 million), both in their third week since release. It’s a modest victory for Smith, whose last movie, 2013’s After Earth, was a sci-fi flick with his son Jaden that did underwhelming numbers.
Halle Berry Wants to Star in an Angela Davis Biopic
Halle Berry has played a wide range of movie roles, from drug addict to Marvel superhero. But believe it or not, there’s still one casting that remains on her bucket list: activist Angela Davis. The impossibly 48-year-old actress told The Guardian she considers an Angela Davis biopic a passion project.
“She’s just fascinating: the era she lived in, the Black Panthers and all that they stood for, and her connection to it, or not to it,” Berry said, adding that it’s not the ideal time for her to develop a film, nor would she do so without the 71-year-old icon’s blessing. “I have a lot of respect for how she lived her life.” Jay Z, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and James Lassiter executive produced the 2012 documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, which chronicles her life and how her social activism landed her on FBI’s Most Wanted list.