‘QUEENS’ Canceled After One Season + Teyana Taylor, Laura Harrier & Lance Reddick Join ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Remake

ABC’s "Queens" has been dethroned after one season!

In the film world, Teyana Taylor and Laura Harrier have been added to the cast of the White Men Can’t Jump remake. All the entertainment deets inside…

No Season 2 for “QUEENS!”

ABC has dethroned "The Nasty B******" after giving the show the axe after its first season, which included 13 episodes.

The musical drama – helmed by “Scandal” writer Zahir McGhee – starred Eve, Brandy, Naturi Naughton and Nadine Velazquez as four members of a 90s girl group called The Nasty B*tches. It followed the hit Hop Hip group – estranged, out-of-touch and in their 40s –  as they reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had as the ’90s group that made them legends in the hip-hop world.

During the first season, the women were able to squash decade-old beefs with one another, growing closer together before lauding their own record label. Brianna – played by Eve – was shot midseason and went off-screen to “recover,” a scene which was written in to accommodate Eve’s real-life pregnancy.

The series averaged almost 1.9 million total viewers along with a 0.5 demo rating. Out of the eight TV drama that aired on ABC this season, “Queens” ranked last in audience and was only better than “Promised Land” in the demo. According to TVLine, "QUEENS" was the least watched non-CW freshman drama this TV season.

By the way, Eve just experienced her first Mother’s Day here in the U.S. and the U.K.:

 

 
 

 

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Teyana Taylor (Coming 2 America), Laura Harrier (BlacKkKlansman) and Lance Reddick (John Wick) will join the cast of 20th Century Studios’ remake of White Men Can’t Jump. They’ll be joining previously announced cast members Sinqua Walls and Jack Harlow. As we told you previously, folks are NOT here for Jack – who doesn’t have any acting experience – 

No plot details have been released just yet.

Deadline reports:

The film will offer a new take on Ron Shelton’s 1992 sports comedy, starring Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes and Rosie Perez, which saw Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament. Harlow is stepping into the role originated by Harrelson, with Walls taking on Snipes’, and Reddick playing Benji Allen, the father of Walls’ character Kamal. Benji is living with MS and has been Kamal’s coach and support system since a very young age.

Veteran music video director Calmatic, who helmed the upcoming House Party remake for New Line, is mounting the reboot. Kenya Barris wrote the script with Doug Hall and is producing via his Khalabo Ink Society banner. Blake Griffin, Ryan Kalil and Noah Weinstein are exec producing through their Mortal Media banner, alongside Doug Hall and E. Brian Dobbins.

Previously, Kenya Barris said the film isn’t exactly remake of the original film. It’s moreso an inspiration for the new basketball comedy they’re trying to create.

 

 
 

 

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As of now, the character descriptions for Teyana and Laura have not been released. We’ll keep you posted on a release date when it’s available.

The original cast of White Men Can’t Jump – Wesley Snipes, Rosie Perez and Woody Harrelson – celebrated the film’s 30th anniversary during the 94th Academy Awards.

Photo: Gavin Bond/ABC

#Coming2America Reactions: Wesley Snipes Steals The Show, Teyana Taylor SLAYS, Nomzamo Mbatha’s Bomb Breakout Role

Coming 2 America took us BACK to Zamunda & Queens for another round of laughs. Wesley Snipes was the film’s favorite, Teyana Taylor served up slayage and everyone’s talking about Nomzamo Mbatha’s breakout performance. More inside…

It’s here!

The long-awaited sequel to the hit 1988 original has dropped on Amazon Prime Video and everyone is talking about it on social media.

Coming 2 America served up all the nostalgic feels as several of the film’s actors returned to reprise their roles, including Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Garcelle Beauvais, Paul Bates, and Louie Anderson.

The star-studded cast also featured new faces, including Hollywood vet Wesley Snipes, singer/actress/dancer Teyana Taylor, “Supermarket Sweep” host Leslie Jones, “Power” star/R&B crooner Rotimi, "The Last O.G." star Tracy Morgan, comedian Michael Blackson, "Crashing" actor Jermaine Fowler, If Beale Street Could Talk actress KiKi Layne, and comedienne Luenell.

Eddie’s real-life daughter, Bella Murphy, played his on-screen daughter, Omma:

That’s Eddie’s real-life daughter Bella playing Akeem’s daughter Omma. Turns out perfect comedic timing runs in the (royal) family. #Coming2America pic.twitter.com/jPJjZsWtFK

— Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) March 6, 2021

It was like a family reunion with several new additions you didn’t mind coming over.

Not to drop any spoilers, but the first scene of the movie takes us to the wealthy African nation of Zamunda inside Prince Akeem’s (who eventually becomes king) massive royal palace.

Turning Rick Ross’ ATL home into Zamunda palace?

"He has a beautiful estate. It truly was a palace" – @TracyMorgan#NBA #NBATwitter #TheJump #Coming2America pic.twitter.com/Tmz79dQCQt

— The Jump on ESPN (@NBATheJump) March 3, 2021

Rapper Rick Ross opened the doors of his estate (that sits on 235 acres) in Fayetteville, Ga. to help bring the African nation to life. Much of the film was filmed in Atlanta and production needed a space big enough that could deliver African royalty through the screen. Sayless. Rozay’s 109-room palace that spans over 45,000 square-feet (previously owned by boxer Evander Holyfield) was the perfect location. 

The MMG honcho made a cameo in the film as a soilder of General Izzi’s army.

Who else noticed Rick Ross in the movie #ComingToAmerica2 pic.twitter.com/99Hg6VhPNZ

— Loyal (@lawalsadiq4) March 6, 2021

WARNING! Mini-spoilers ahead!

It seems everyone’s favorite character was General Izzi, played by Wesley Snipes, who is Prince Akeem’s main rival in the film. He played the villian role very well and was very funny. Peep reactions below:

#Coming2America Wesley Snipes stole the show for me! Him and is Step Team. pic.twitter.com/ww2vmjm7VK

— Ayokari Hoyes (@AyoSoJoyful) March 5, 2021

Please cast Wesley Snipes in more everything. #Coming2America pic.twitter.com/jJgdF8GddO

— Akeem Hands 2024 (America in Good Hands) (@AkeemHands) March 6, 2021

I’m happy they made another one because it feels like a family reunion and it celebrates just how GREAT the first movie is. Wesley Snipes and Leslie Jones kill it #ComingToAmerica2 pic.twitter.com/G016BiZgiS

— cowtown5 (@texasoccer5) March 6, 2021

#Coming2America was good fun. Sure, it’s ripe w/ predictable storylines & dialogue, but if you enjoy the comedic antics of Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Arsenio Hall & Leslie Jones, there’s enjoyment to be found. The costumes should 100% get some awards recognition. pic.twitter.com/Zbufl6mzDf

— Kyle A. Hickman (@kyle_a_hickman) March 6, 2021

You gotta see Coming2America if for no other reason.. It’s to see the return of ‘Sexual Chocolate’ My brothers @TracyMorgan and @wesleysnipes killed it.. https://t.co/zy9vfzXAuI

— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) March 6, 2021

On the fashion front (shoutout to designer Ruth E. Carter), Teyana Taylor served up ROYAL REALNESS:

No thoughts, just Teyana Taylor in #Coming2America pic.twitter.com/laawvEUV8w

— Blk Girl Culture (@blkgirlculture) March 6, 2021

One thing I will say, Teyana Taylor looked goodt #Coming2America pic.twitter.com/gTvbcJeMrO

— Monroe’s $avage (@unapoLOgetic318) March 6, 2021

Teyana Taylor. that’s the tweet. pic.twitter.com/9Yc2czT7Tf

— Dix (@The_Nate_Dixon) March 6, 2021

Even Gladys Knight noticed:

Omg Thank youuuuuuuu https://t.co/9SzxUZjoWB

— TEYANA M.J. SHUMPERT (@TEYANATAYLOR) March 6, 2021

Tey looked AH-MAZING.

Also…

Introducing @NomzamoMbatha Remember her name. #Coming2America pic.twitter.com/r0TCOd4WZc

— Cori Murray (@corimurray) March 6, 2021

South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha, who stars as Akeem’s son Lavelle’s love interest and royal barber Mirembe in the film, has also been getting love online from fans.

Seeing @NomzamoMbatha name on Coming to America is so important for all South African girls

— Nompumelelo Ledwaba (@Mpoomy_Ledwaba) March 5, 2021

Happy @NomzamoMbatha Day!!!
Congratulations Zamo, you’ve work extremely hard for the moment. We are all proud of you! #Coming2America pic.twitter.com/Ib0tf0aeGf

— Terry Pheto (@TerryPheto) March 5, 2021

Only checked it because of Nomzamo Mbatha and Trevor noah pic.twitter.com/6A0fyHMwho

— Michael Mhlanga (@Michaelmike211) March 6, 2021

The movie’s a 10/10. Wesley Snipes killed his role as General Izzi. King Akeem’s daughters are so beautiful. Nomzamo Mbatha slaying as usual. When I heard Davido’s “shekpe” A 10/10!!!!

#Coming2America pic.twitter.com/arDOMP7l9w

— 20-10-2020 (@Zainy_jubril) March 6, 2021

Folks got hype when they saw Nigerian-American Davido performing his music in the film:

@davido performing "Assurance" in Coming 2 America has got to be the highest of heights for afrobeats yet….for me!

Thank you for all the hard work @davido . You ain’t really need to put in this much work but you do it anyway, for the culture!

— eLDee (@eLDeeTheDon) March 5, 2021

Davido made an appearance #comingtoamerica2 #Coming2America pic.twitter.com/e4KcvxIUeQ

— Wale Gates (@walegates) March 6, 2021

.@davido performing “Assurance” in #Coming2America[via: @chinweke1] pic.twitter.com/IjJxQXVcYw

— The NATIVE (@NativeMag) March 5, 2021

It was an absolute pleasure sharing a set with a few legends that held the key to my childhood laughs. Thank you @amazonstudios !! It was an absolute pleasure and I’d do it all over again! Coming 2 america out now! pic.twitter.com/SuRp5FknQb

— Davido (@davido) March 5, 2021

There seems to be mixed reviews online about the film. See some responses and reactions below:

Man BLACK SIMPLY DONT CRACK!!! Man they look GOOD!! BEAUTIFUL/ROYALTY at its BEST! #Coming2America

— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 5, 2021

I really enjoyed watching #Coming2America it was nostalgic going down memory lane with the old characters coming back.

— Chris (@1christabella1) March 5, 2021

#Coming2America … it was funny … but extra asf ….. i didn’t like it

— Jennifer Hill (@Jiggythegenie) March 5, 2021

#Coming2America brought back so many amazing memories. They brought the whole cast back and so many other big names. No it’s not better than the original but it’s worth a watch for sure. Watching it makes you happy if you watched the 1st one, that’s for sure.

— MrsLaurenOLauren (@LaurenoLauren) March 5, 2021

 

Coming to America 2 was FUNNY

— Robert L. Stephens III (@RLStephens3_) March 6, 2021

 

 

IT WAS FUCKING AWFUL! https://t.co/PSVqQjH201

— Purple haze (@LeesaTheBoss) March 6, 2021

 

 

They did not have to remake Coming to America. Feels like they just dumped millions of dollars into it and hoping that would be enough.

— Big Wavey (@wavey_guwop) March 6, 2021

 

 

Coming to America 2 is a good movie. Watch it. One thing we should appreciate is that we all have types of movies we watch. Coming to America 2 was hyped and it raised expectations from people. Watch it with an open mind. Some watch DC movies and to some those are not good at all

— Bula (@browb22) March 6, 2021

 

 

Overall, we enjoyed the film and we appreciated how the storylines and themes were "updated" to reflect our society now. If you haven’t yet, check out Coming 2 America steaming on Amazon Prime Video now. Tells us in the comments YOUR thoughts about the movie.

 

Photos: Quantrell D. Colbert/Amazon Studios

Kendrick Lamar – Gang Member Lyrics

[Verse 1]
When I jumped off the porch, I was forced into last resorts of a temper gone short
And, of course, when that took it’s course, I was hoarse from yelling out
Demons that fought inside of me taught society how to rejoice
The killers on sight of me, privacy obviously was lost
And the fraud piracy of the streets in my odyssey caught
A bullet that probably destroyed
A good kid in a mad city, slightly annoyed
I walked down the street with no heat
And run into beef when I’m just a vegan
Reekin’ the scent of a saint, sinner smell it then start squeezing
Palace, that’s tumblin’ straight, hit my melon, apparent reason
Probably was because of my cousin causing the blood
That was bloodin’ in public and Kendrick seen with him last weekend, cousin
But you ain’t no kin to me, ‘stead of Kendrick, I’m Kennedy
Assassinate my character, sure that’s your remedy
Fair enough, I got enemies but I don’t bang
But that’s the repercussions like when your cousin is causing the blood
Then you’re by yourself at the Compton parade, he said:

[Pre-Chorus]
Aye, look, homie, I gang-bang (pump, pump)
A gang member, I’m active, I do my thing (pump)
I do my stuff (pump)
I’m really from the sect, tho (pump, pump)
And if you is or ain’t, I still need to know

[Chorus]
Where you from, where you stay or where your grandma stay
Where you from, where you stay or where your grandma stay
Where you from, where you stay or where your grandma stay

[Verse 2]
I seen ’em from afar then I seen a piece of my jaw
Like on the ground, you know the sound when you hear the people in awe
Sympathetic ’cause they like seeing you tryna fight back at a pack of piranhas
I promised three of ’em, beat the black of my back in pyjamas, was almost needed
I should’ve went to sleep and seen some sheep when I greeted the pavement
Got up and seen the shock on their faces like “damn it, he made it”
My luck in the palm of a cherry bomb and they waitin’ to blow up on me, my homies are not alarmed
Then I heard someone’s firearm make a sound like it waved around my direction
I’m guessing this is the part where my heart expected to drop in a second, look at the thoughts
I’m made in the shortest amount of time and in back of my mind I’m like “this the loss I’ma take”
My fate was distraught, a cape and some superpowers can’t save me
I’m probably pushing up daisies before I can make my way to the car
Cross cancel and right before I seen the black glove raisin’ the handle, he said:

[Pre-Chorus]
Aye, look, homie, I gang-bang (pump, pump)
A gang member, I’m active, I do my thing (pump)
I do my stuff (pump)
I’m really from the sect, tho (pump, pump)
And if you is or ain’t, I still need to know

[Chorus]
Where you from, where you stay or where your grandma stay
Where you from, where you stay or where your grandma stay
Where you from, where you stay or where your grandma stay

[Verse 3]
Bitch, I’m bustin’ back
I’ma borrow my uncle’s strap in a minute
Jump in a Civic then wear that bitch on my lap
I was timid but now I’m tempted
And tenants alert me on where you at
I’m a menace when I’m offended
Relentless, I will react
Then somebody sent the dispatch
Of an officer, got his mind made on offin’ ya
That’s a fact when you’re black and undeveloped
Your profile is a felon
I’m bellin’ down Boulevards with my basketball and a backpack
Gym shoes and my nap sack
Hair nappy, my ball cap backwards
And then I look back, strobe lights on my tail pipe
Turned left then I turned right
Turned death ’cause the sirens is loud as the colors of pink and yellow on Wesley Snipes
Pray to God I don’t get sniped
Pray to God that the sunlight stay shining for 30 more minutes
Hope that a witness around when I’m ’bout to cut off the engine
Vengeance of hatred is what I’m facin’
Even though being a criminal ain’t my memo
But this is what he said when I dropped the window:

[Pre-Chorus]
Aye, look, homie, I gang-bang
By the time you hear the next shot, you’ll learn that L.A.P.D. is the biggest gang (pump)
I do my stuff (pump)
I’m really from the sect, tho (pump, pump)
And if you is or ain’t, I still need to know

[Chorus]
Where you from, where you stay or where your grandma stay
Where you from, where you stay or where your grandma stay
Where you from, where you stay or where your grandma stay