Kevin Hart and Jamie Foxx to Team Up for Black Phantom

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Philly funny man Kevin Hart is everywhere these days. His hit comedies Ride Along and About Last Night are currently playing in theaters, and he’s got a slew of projects in the works, including a new one with Jamie Foxx. Variety reports that the two will pair up to star in Black Phantom, a film by Ride Along writer Tim Story that ”follows a double-crossed mob hitman who enlists the help of the Black Phantom, the same African-American hitman who had been sent to kill him.” More on the project here.

 

MORNING TEA: Bradley Cooper,
Kevin Hart, Tina Fey Nominated for
MTV Movie Awards

mtv movie awardsPhilly will be well represented at this year’s MTV Movie Awards: Bradley Cooper is in the running for Best Male Performance for American HustleTina Fey (alongside Amy Poehler) is up for Best Cameo Performance in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and Kevin Hart nabbed two nominations — Best Comedic Performance for Ride Along, and he and Ice Cube are nominated together for Best Comedic Duo in the same film. My guess is that Hart is a shoe in, especially for Best Comedic Performance, since he just took home a similar prize at the way-more-prestigious NAACP Spirit Awards.

The MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Conan O’Brien, airs Sunday, April 13, at 9 p.m. on MTV.

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Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell and T.I. to Make a Movie Together

Philly comedian Kevin Hart used this Instagram photo to announce his latest film, a project with fellow funny man Will Ferrell and rapper T.I.

The caption to the photo read: ”Me & Will Ferrell are about to do a movie together people!!! All I can say is HOLYSHIT & and happy to say that brother/Friend @troubleman31 will be apart of this amazing project as well!!! My hustle never stops!!! This could be legendary people!!!!”

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PHOTO: Kevin Hart Attends Screening of About Last Night at the Prince

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Producer Will Packer, Regina Hall and Kevin Hart on the red carpet last night for the screening of “About Last Night” at the Prince Theater.

Gentleman paparazzo HughE Dillon reports that Philly’s Kevin Hart attended the screening of his upcoming comedy About Last Night at the Prince Theater. “Hart told the audience that, because he’s from Philly, it was important for him to screen the movie here,” Dillon says. 

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Philly’s Kevin Hart Has the No. 1 Movie in America

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Kevin Hart and Ice Cube in a scene from Ride Along.

Grantland reports that Ride Along, Philly comedian Kevin Hart’s movie with Ice Cube, is No. 1 in the country: “Two records for Ride Along, right off the bat: biggest January weekend, edging out Cloverfield’s $40.1 million, and highest-grossing original comedy debut since Ted hit in June 2012. Per Box Office Mojo, the viewership breakdown was “57 percent female, and 54 percent over the age of 25. The ethnic breakdown was 50 percent African American, 30 percent Hispanic, and 12 percent Caucasian.” So there’s another little piece of data to gesture toward the next time an influential Hollywood exec assumes all movies should always be geared toward white men. More on Kevin Hart, though: He has at least three more movies coming this year, and a sequel to Ride Along has been in development since April 2013.” We’ve been saying it awhile now, but it’s true: This is the year of Kevin Hart. 

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart Giving out Free Cheesesteaks at Jim’s

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As announced in this hilarious video, Philly native Kevin Hart was in town with his Ride Along co-star Ice Cube giving out free cheesesteaks to their legion of fans at Jim’s Steaks on South Street. Before hitting up Jim’s, though, the duo took in Sixers practice and stopped at Mitchell & Ness.

See HughE Dillon’s photos of Kevin Hart and Ice Cube after the jump. »

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