‘Power’ Season 6 Production Shut Down After Car Crash Kills Crew Member On Set

Starz production halted on “Power” season 6 after one of the crew members was hit and killed by a vehicle on set.

Pedro Jimenez, who has worked as a parking production assistant on the hit drama series since 2014, was setting up cones for a shoot on Douglass Street in Cobble Hill when he was hit by a coworker and killed.

He was 63

Production was halted out of respect for Pedro’s family and to give the cast and crew time to grieve.

“Power” stars, 50 Cent,Naturi Naughton,  Omari Hardwick, Lala Anthony and Joseph Sikora took to IG to pay their respects to Pedro.

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Thank you Omari for these much needed words today. On behalf of myself and my Power family…prayers and love for our GRACIOUS Pedro and the Jimenez family🙏🏽its a sad day😢Love More. Live More. Laugh More. Rest in Heaven Dear Pedro ❤️—————————————————————————#Repost @omarihardwickofficial I sit next to my family as i type this post of a day gone the worst. Started as a regular ole workday for everyone of us. Ironically for me the night prior saw me as part of the special CNN Heroes annual gala honoring local yet worldwide heroes. I found myself presenting to 1 of those heroes. And now, as the man who was given the challenge of quarterbacking this very formidable team into 6 successful seasons of play, i find myself presenting along with my colleagues & producers this tragic tragic news of one of our work family members losing his life on the job. Unless under a rock ….all of you who have rooted for me & this show…..have heard me pay homage to our crew over & over & over again. I was born a team player & will leave this earth as one. On this “just another work day”, we all were & are faced with the harshest of realities that a wife has lost her husband, children their father & friends…..their beautiful hardworking GRACIOUS Pedro. As the QB of this show & as the face of the network, this has of course affected me. But as a person in communication & exchange of spirit as much as i was with good ole Pedro…i’m rocked. NO team ever imagines losing a teammate. Let alone like this. On behalf of ALL of us here at Power, we send our deepest condolences to the entire Jimenez family & God, we ask that you warmly receive our good ole Pedro. Please send up prayers for the Jimenez family while loving on your own 🙏🏽

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I sit next to my family as i type this post of a day gone the worst. Started as a regular ole workday for everyone of us. Ironically for me the night prior saw me as part of the special CNN Heroes annual gala honoring local yet worldwide heroes. I found myself presenting to 1 of those heroes. And now, as the man who was given the challenge of quarterbacking this very formidable team into 6 successful seasons of play, i find myself presenting along with my colleagues & producers this tragic tragic news of one of our work family members losing his life on the job. Unless under a rock ….all of you who have rooted for me & this show…..have heard me pay homage to our crew over & over & over again. I was born a team player & will leave this earth as one. On this “just another work day”, we all were & are faced with the harshest of realities that a wife has lost her husband, children their father & friends…..their beautiful hardworking GRACIOUS Pedro. As the QB of this show & as the face of the network, this has of course affected me. But as a person in communication & exchange of spirit as much as i was with good ole Pedro…i’m rocked. NO team ever imagines losing a teammate. Let alone like this. On behalf of ALL of us here at Power, we send our deepest condolences to the entire Jimenez family & God, we ask that you warmly receive our good ole Pedro. Please send up prayers for the Jimenez family while loving on your own 🙏🏽

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We Dont Want It : ‘Sister Act 3’ Is On The Way Without Whoopi Goldberg

‘Sister Act 3’ is officially in the works, but Whoopi Goldberg will have no parts of it.

via EW:

Anyone with very specific memories of shouting “Salve Regina” at the top of their lungs while on a middle school choir field trip might find this news particularly interesting: 25 years after Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit debuted with one of the best sequel titles this side of Reno, Sister Act 3 is now in development for Disney’s upcoming streaming service, EW has learned.

Regina Hicks, an executive producer on HBO’s Insecure, and Karin Gist, showrunner of Fox’s Star, are penning the next chapter in what began as the saga of Deloris Van Cartier for Disney+. Plot details are currently unknown, but the biggest question remains: will Whoopi Goldberg make an official return? Sadly, it doesn’t seem that way, despite what she said in the past.

“It is our understanding that this is not a continuation and Whoopi is not involved,” a rep for the actress told EW.

Reps for Disney did not immediately respond to EW’s requests for comment.

Goldberg starred in the first Sister Act of 1992 as Deloris, a Las Vegas lounge singer who witnesses her mob boss boyfriend commit murder. She’s placed in a nunnery in witness protection and becomes Sister Mary Clarence. Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, Harvey Keitel, and the late Bill Nunn also starred. In addition to Sister Act 2, the film spawned a Broadway musical, which featured a part for Goldberg.

Goldberg first mentioned the “different direction” for Sister Act in September on Good Morning Britain (around the 3:25 mark of the below video).

“We’ve been all over Disney begging and they’ve decided that they’re going to go in a different direction with Sister Act. So it won’t be Sister Act 3, it’ll be a brand-new rendition of Sister Act,” the EGOT winner said. “And I guess I’ll walk through a scene and that’s how they’ll say I was part of it.”

Sister Act 3 joins a number of other titles Disney hopes will build up its Disney+ streaming library. These include live-action television series around Avengers movie characters, like Loki, Scarlet Witch, Winter Soldier, and Falcon. Diego Luna and Pedro Pascal are also getting their own series based in the world of Star Wars: one on Luna’s Rogue One character and the other titled The Mandalorian.

There is NO ‘Sister Act’ without Sister Mary Clarence — PERIODT.

Michelle Williams Announces Break Up From Fiancé Chad Johnson

Michelle Williams and pastor Chad Johnson engagement is OFF.

A Fearless Michelle broke the news via Instagram Story on Friday morning — the same day she dropped her new single, “Fearless.”

“I still remain fearless,” she wrote in simple white text on a black background. “I guess I still remain single! Things didn’t work out. The healing that needs to take place is a must! I don’t wanna destroy another relationship. Blessings to him, his family and ministry. #FEARLESS”

The pair announced their engagement in April of this year. They met on a spiritual retreats back in 2017.

Dick Wolf Developing ‘New York Undercover’ Reboot

The incredibly talented Dick Wolf is reportedly developing a “New York Undercover” reboot for ABC and im NOT here for it

Wolf’s agent and WME head of television Rick Rosen shared the news during a Q&A at the Paley Center on Tuesday.

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

The reboot, which Wolf’s agent and WME head of television Rick Rosen cryptically mentioned Tuesday during a Paley Center panel, is written by Ben Watkins (Amazon’s Hand of God), with Wolf and his Universal Television-based Wolf Entertainment banner’s Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski attached.

The drama would be a co-production between Universal Television and ABC Studios.

Universal Television, Dick Wolf and ABC declined to comment on the project – I guess because it’s too early for the chatter.

“New York Undercover” starred Malik Yoba, Michael DeLorenzo, Lauren Velez, Patti D’Arbanville and Josh Hopkins and was one of the dopest dramas on television between 1994-1998.

Rick Rosen ALSO said, “It’s a franchise you can redo that doesn’t necessarily have to have the same cast.” 🤔🤔🤔

I just have one request can yall release seasons 1-4 Please and Thank You. Leave the classic show alone

Tyler Perry Pays $430,000 in Two Atlanta Walmarts to Cover ALL Layaway Items

Tyler Perry will find a way to give back no matter what or where. When your BLESSED be an blessing to others!

The filmmaker gives like no other , this time at two Atlanta-area Walmarts on Thursday to pay for every outstanding layaway item registered at the stores as of this morning.

via TMZ:

We’re told Perry dropped $178k at one store in ATL and another $256k at a nearby store in Douglasville.

All the customers have to do to collect their outstanding items is pay a penny at pickup.

Add this to a laundry list of charitable acts by Tyler in 2018 … and it’s safe to say he’s on the Nice List.

This warms my hearts!

It’s Over?! Cardi B Says She and Offset Are DONE

Cardi B and Offset have broken up.

The #1 rap chick in the game right now took to Instagram to share that she’s been “trying to work things out” with Offset for some time, but they haven’t been able to get it together.

She says that it “might take time” to get a divorce.

Take at look the video below :

Lee Daniels Settles $5 Million Lawsuit With Damon Dash

Lee Daniels finally paid Damon Dash his money.

If you recall, Dame ran up on Lee and went ham over the $2 million loan he gave him.

He followed-up by filing a lawsuit. News reports say both sides have settled.

via TMZ:

According to docs, obtained by TMZ, both sides agreed to drop the matter and each will pay their own attorney’s fees. As we first reported … Dame was livid about the cash he’d given Lee to make a couple of movies. In fact, he got in Lee’s face during a Diana Ross concert earlier this year … demanding the dough.

Damon’s next step was filing the suit for $5 million — due to interest and lost profits.

Lee made it clear to us … he’d settle the debt, and thanked Dame for supporting his projects when no one else in Hollywood would.

The docs don’t reveal any financial details … but based on Lee’s own words, it’s a good bet he forked a hefty chunk of change to Dame. 

Whatever amount of money Damon got in the settlement, he’s satisfied with it. He tells TMZ … “I’m good. Just happy 2 people from the culture could work things out.”

Glad Damon Dash got his coins!