Tiffany Haddish holds virtual meeting to kickstart Girls Trip sequel

Tiffany Haddish isn’t letting social distancing halt work on a Girls Trip sequel.The actress, who found fame with her breakthrough role in the 2017 movie, revealed in a new interview with The Huffington Post that she recently had a group video call on …

Tiffany Haddish isn’t letting social distancing halt work on a Girls Trip sequel.

The actress, who found fame with her breakthrough role in the 2017 movie, revealed in a new interview with The Huffington Post that she recently had a group video call on Zoom with her co-stars Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Accordingly, the conversation quickly turned to a sequel and why production hasn’t started yet, despite them all publicly declaring their interest in making a follow-up.

Haddish then explained that the project hasn’t been greenlit by executives at Universal Pictures because they are waiting for a script, and shared that Tracy Oliver, who co-wrote the original with Kenya Barris, has a treatment ready to go.

“Then it was like, ‘Oh, you guys want too much money,'” the 40-year-old added.

During their group call, Haddish and her co-stars decided to forge ahead on their own and have planned to meet on Zoom on Friday to start writing the script together.

“We might decide not to even make it Girls Trip… Maybe we’ll do a different story just in case no one wants to make Girls Trip 2,” she commented.

The original movie followed lifestyle guru Ryan Pierce, played by Hall, as she travelled to the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans to serve as a keynote speaker with her friends in tow.

Elsewhere in the chat, Haddish also opened up about life in quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“I have a garden. I’ve got plenty of food in the freezer. I got Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime; I’ve got cable. I have a room that I’ve got to clean out. I have so many bills that are a year old that I just paid online,” she joked.

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Paul Schrader blasts producers for shutting down movie due to coronavirus

Paul Schrader has blasted producers for shutting down filming on The Card Counter after an actor was diagnosed with coronavirus.The director, who wrote Martin Scorsese’s films Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, took to Facebook to complain about the situatio…

Paul Schrader has blasted producers for shutting down filming on The Card Counter after an actor was diagnosed with coronavirus.

The director, who wrote Martin Scorsese’s films Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, took to Facebook to complain about the situation, and revealed that production had been stopped five days before it was due to finish “because an LA day player had the coronavirus”.

“Myself, I would have shot through hellfire rain to complete the film. I’m old and asthmatic, what better way to die than on the job?” he wrote in a brief post on the social media site.

And when asked by one follower about the safety of the cast and crew on the set of the film in Biloxi, Mississippi, Schrader simply replied: “It’s a good death.”

The crime drama is being produced by LB Entertainment, in association with HanWay Films, and distributed by Front Row Filmed Entertainment.

In addition to directing, the 73-year-old wrote the script for The Card Counter, which stars Oscar Isaac as a professional gambler called William Tell, who takes a young man, played by Tye Sheridan, under his wing to help him get revenge against a mutual enemy on the casino circuit.

Willem Dafoe and Tiffany Haddish are also starring in the movie, and it’s understood that the actor who tested positive is not one of the main cast members.

Schrader’s film is not the only Hollywood production to be affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Production on Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley movie was halted after its star Tom Hanks, as well as his wife Rita Wilson, contracted the virus, while filming on Marvel movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, was postponed as director Destin Daniel Cretton tested for it, although his results came back negative.

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Tiffany Haddish snacks on pickles mixed with candy

Tiffany Haddish is a fan of making her own sweet and salty snack combinations.The Like a Boss actress has opened up about all of her favourite foods in a video for the Harper’s Bazaar YouTube channel, noting she will often have leftovers for breakfast …

Tiffany Haddish is a fan of making her own sweet and salty snack combinations.

The Like a Boss actress has opened up about all of her favourite foods in a video for the Harper’s Bazaar YouTube channel, noting she will often have leftovers for breakfast and munch on apples, oranges, nectarines, dried apricots, and almonds in-between meals.

But on occasion, Tiffany also likes to mix up her own treats using pickles and whatever candies she has to hand.

“I love a good dill pickle, the big ones that they sell in the big jar. You get those, and you bite the top off, and then you put in a Now and Later, or a Jolly Rancher, or a peppermint in the middle,” she explained. “Wow! When I tell you, delicious flavours to savour! So damn good.”

Another mix Tiffany discovered as a child and still occasionally likes to do involves dipping a pickle in Kool-Aid powder.

“Now, it sounds like diabetes but I tell you, it feels like success,” the 40-year-old insisted.

Elsewhere in the chat, Tiffany also shared her hack for making the ultimate nacho dish.

Armed with two bags of chips, the star will then make a visit to a “ghetto” ice cream truck.

“You get a bag of Doritos and you buy a bag of Fritos, you mix those two chips together. Then you tell them to put two scoops of chilli inside that bag with cheese on top and jalapenos! Mmmm, that’s the good life!” she exclaimed.

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Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne bonded over drinks to prepare for Like a Boss

Tiffany Haddish invited Rose Byrne for drinks so they could establish a friendship like their characters in Like a Boss.In the new comedy, Haddish and Byrne play Mia and Mel, who have been best friends for two decades and are co-founders of a beauty br…

Tiffany Haddish invited Rose Byrne for drinks so they could establish a friendship like their characters in Like a Boss.

In the new comedy, Haddish and Byrne play Mia and Mel, who have been best friends for two decades and are co-founders of a beauty brand.

When the Girls Trip star got the Like a Boss script and learned she might be playing the Australian actress’s best friend, she decided to reach out and invite her for drinks so she could see if they had the chemistry required to convincingly play longtime pals.

“We hung out for four hours,” the comedienne told InStyle magazine. “We’re sitting, we’re drinking, we’re eating, we’re laughing. Having so much fun. We just instantly connected. I was like, ‘Girl, I think we should walk down the street and see a psychic to see if we were sisters or cousins in a past life.’”

But the Bridesmaids actress admitted she was nervous to meet Haddish because she feared they might not get on as well as they needed to.

“I was so nervous,” she shared. “The most important part of the movie is that we’re besties and have that connection. And we’re so different — but we figured out that we have so many things in common. We’re exactly 5 feet 6 and a half, have really small ears, were born in 1979…”

Mel and Mia’s friendship is tested when Claire Luna, played by Salma Hayek, invests in their small company, and the Mexican actress couldn’t help but gush about her co-stars.

“The three of us were very different from each other, and that makes for a richer experience,” she said. “I just fell in love with them.”

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Tiffany Haddish never had acne until she started making movies

Tiffany Haddish only began to suffer from acne after her movie career took off. The 40-year-old actress made her breakthrough in movies with her scene-stealing role in 2017’s Girls Trip, and has been working non-stop ever since, with appearances in fi…

Tiffany Haddish only began to suffer from acne after her movie career took off.

The 40-year-old actress made her breakthrough in movies with her scene-stealing role in 2017’s Girls Trip, and has been working non-stop ever since, with appearances in films such as Night School, Nobody’s Fool, Like a Boss, and The Kitchen.

Although she is enjoying her successful career, Tiffany has now admitted to Allure that her skin has paid the price for her busy work schedule and the heavy make-up she is required to wear on set.

“Before I was famous, my beauty regimen was: Wash your a*s, wash your face, moisturise,” she shared. “It was simple because I didn’t wear make-up every day. Now I’m shooting movies and TV shows, constantly putting make-up on my face, constantly being outside. Oh, my gosh, I break out so bad. I’d never had acne until I started doing a lot of movies.

“You’ve got to have the right stuff to dig that make-up out of your pores. I use that Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil. After filming Girls Trip – they put that heavy make-up on you and you’ve been sweating all day in that New Orleans weather – I was breaking out for a whole year.”

Tiffany’s skin started to improve once she invested in the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Cleansing Skincare Device, which uses sonic technology to brush and deeply cleanse the skin.

When she’s filming, the comedienne uses the Tatcha cleanser and makes sure she puts coconut oil “all over my face” before she goes to bed, while she also likes to whip up a mask made from Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay and apple cider vinegar and apply the mixture once a week.

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Jennifer Lopez dazzles in custom ballgown at 2020 Golden Globes

Jennifer Lopez pulled out all of the stops for the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night.The superstar, who was nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture category for her role in Hustlers, turned up to The…

Jennifer Lopez pulled out all of the stops for the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night.

The superstar, who was nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture category for her role in Hustlers, turned up to The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California rocking a custom-made white silk Valentino gown with dramatic gold and green bow detailing on the bodice.

Jennifer topped off her look with Harry Winston jewellery, a Judith Leiber bag, and had her brunette locks swept back into a plaited bun – with the hairstyle reminiscent of the look she wore in a key scene in her 2002 film Maid in Manhattan.

The actress, who lost out to Laura Dern for her performance in Marriage Story, was styled by Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, and accompanied by her sportsman fiance Alex Rodriguez on the red carpet. Alex sported a tuxedo for the night, and in a post on Instagram, joked that he looked like the 50-year-old entertainer’s security guard.

“Head of @jlo security, reporting for red carpet duty! @goldenglobes,” he wrote.

Apart from Jennifer’s eye-catching ballgown, a major trend for the night was the colour pink.

Priyanka Chopra, who served as a presenter, opted for a stunning pastel pink off-the-shoulder Cristina Ottaviano dress with delicate drapery. She completed the ensemble with Christian Louboutin shoes and Bulgari bling.

Meanwhile, Tiffany Haddish stood out in a pink Galia Lahav dress, Isla Fisher made a statement in a fuchsia Monique Lhuillier gown, and Adam Driver’s wife Joanne Tucker sported a hot pink silk outfit with high neck and oversized sleeves.

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Salma Hayek was tempted to get lip fillers for Like a Boss

Salma Hayek was tempted to get lip fillers to play a larger-than-life beauty entrepreneur in her new movie, Like a Boss.The actress wanted to go all out with her portrayal of Claire Luna, who offers to buy a beauty company run by Mia and Mel, as played…

Salma Hayek was tempted to get lip fillers to play a larger-than-life beauty entrepreneur in her new movie, Like a Boss.

The actress wanted to go all out with her portrayal of Claire Luna, who offers to buy a beauty company run by Mia and Mel, as played by Rose Byrne and Tiffany Haddish in the film.

Wanting to impress director Miguel Arteta with her commitment to the role, Salma has now revealed she went to the extremes with her character preparation.

“First, I wanted to do Botox and inject my lips, which I’ve never done,” she said in an interview with InStyle magazine, explaining that because of a back-to-back shooting schedule, she wasn’t allowed to get Botox injections, so opted for fillers instead.

Heading to her friend, dermatologist Dr. Maurice Dray, Salma confessed she was unaware of how much the procedure would hurt.

“My friend Dr. Dray said, ‘I don’t know if you’re going to be happy because it’s going to hurt super bad.’ I said, ‘Well, let’s give it a try.’ He put the first needle in my mouth, and I immediately said, ‘No! Forget it! I’m done!'” the 53-year-old laughed.

After backing out of the fillers, Salma wore prosthetics instead.

“So instead it became, ‘How do I make it look like I have lip injections?’ And we got these huge teeth,” she added.

Elsewhere in the interview, the mother-of-one revealed that she is fully embracing getting older and has her mother and grandmother to thank for her no-nonsense approach to ageing.

“My mother always demonstrated the importance of ageing gracefully. I never saw her or my grandmother being afraid of getting old. And so, I don’t have that fear,” Salma shared.

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Elisabeth Moss: ‘I’d never read any script like The Kitchen’

Elisabeth Moss signed on to star in The Kitchen because she’d never seen a mob movie featuring three women.The Handmaid’s Tale actress appears alongside Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish in the new gangster drama, which follows the three women a…

Elisabeth Moss signed on to star in The Kitchen because she’d never seen a mob movie featuring three women.

The Handmaid’s Tale actress appears alongside Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish in the new gangster drama, which follows the three women as they take charge of their husbands’ criminal empire after they are sentenced to prison.

Regarding the project, Moss has now explained that she wanted to be involved due to the “unique” plot.

“I thought it was a really unique script. I hadn’t read anything like it. I had certainly not seen a mob movie starring three women,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “I thought the idea of these really flawed, interesting, complex women who are not superheroes, who are not good at what they do at first, who make mistakes — and there are major consequences to the violence and the mistakes that they make — that was a very real story.”

Screenwriter Andrea Berloff, who makes her directorial debut with the film, added that she wanted to get in the director’s chair for the first time because The Kitchen felt like a film she had to make.

“I’ve never seen a story like this before. I’ve never seen an authentic mob movie for real with women at the heart of it. That was fresh and different and, in my opinion, that’s the only way a movie gets made today is by doing something different,” she shared. “Audiences are letting us know that they’re tired of the same old thing, and we have to keep reinventing ourselves, and I think a fresh, different story is the way to do it.”

McCarthy, who is perhaps best known for her comedic roles, added that she found it fun to be playing a ruthless criminal.

The Kitchen is in cinemas now.

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Tiffany Haddish joined Chris Hemsworth’s comedy at the mention of strippers

Chris Hemsworth didn’t need much to sell his new buddy cop comedy to Tiffany Haddish because she was on board the moment he uttered the words “strip club”. The Thor star thought Haddish would be the perfect partner for his forthcoming project, Down Un…

Chris Hemsworth didn’t need much to sell his new buddy cop comedy to Tiffany Haddish because she was on board the moment he uttered the words “strip club”.

The Thor star thought Haddish would be the perfect partner for his forthcoming project, Down Under Cover, in which they play detectives intent on cracking a casino heist surrounding a troupe of Australian male erotic dancers.

But instead of letting their agents discuss the idea of working together, Hemsworth decided to do it himself after falling in love with the script, penned by Kevin Can Wait writer Peter Hoare.

“I got on the phone with her and I said, ‘Listen, it’s really difficult, I’ve never pitched anything before so forgive me, I’m a little nervous,'” Hemsworth recalled.

“She goes, ‘Nah, let’s go, let’s go! I wanna hear it!’ I’m like, ‘Alright, it’s Australians and it’s a strip club…’ She goes, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, honey – you got me, I’m in!’ So that was the pitch!”

Down Under Cover will reunite Hemsworth with his Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who have signed on to join the actor as producers.

The movie was one of the hottest properties sold at the recent Cannes Film Festival in France, where the global rights were snapped up by officials at Paramount Pictures. The project, which is said to draw inspiration from films like 48 Hours, Rush Hour and The Heat, is expected to begin production early next year.

Haddish will next be seen in the comedy Bad Trip, alongside Eric Andre and the crime drama The Kitchen, opposite Melissa McCarthy and Elisabeth Moss.

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Rose Byrne only uses clean beauty products since becoming a parent

Rose Byrne has overhauled her beauty kit and now only uses “clean” cosmetics.The Australian actress, who is known for her flawless complexion and glossy brunette locks, shares sons Rocco, three, and Rafa, 19 months, with her actor partner Bobby Cannava…

Rose Byrne has overhauled her beauty kit and now only uses “clean” cosmetics.

The Australian actress, who is known for her flawless complexion and glossy brunette locks, shares sons Rocco, three, and Rafa, 19 months, with her actor partner Bobby Cannavale.

While Rose is “total beauty junkie,” she has recently cleaned out her bathroom cabinet and now sticks to using natural or sustainable products.

“I’m totally into clean products. I’m a big fan of True Botanicals and their Nutrient Mist, and I love Goop and Juice Beauty,” she told U.S. InStyle magazine. “But what’s particularly interesting when you’re breastfeeding or pregnant is what you’re allowed and not allowed to eat. It’s like, ‘Wow, why don’t I just do that all the time?'”

When off-duty, Rose keeps her make-up to a minimum, simply opting to groom her eyebrows and apply some colour to her lips. But she always wears sunscreen no matter where she goes.

“In Australia, we have one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. I remember talking about it in PE and health class. So growing up you’d slap on some sunscreen and slap on a hat. It’s so ingrained in me,” the 39-year-old stated.

Elsewhere in the chat, Rose spoke about her upcoming movie Limited Partners, in which she and Tiffany Haddish play friends who start a beauty company together. Salma Hayek also has a role in the flick, and the star looked to her castmate for all sorts of advice.

“Salma Hayek, who’s also in the movie, was particularly helpful because she’s had beauty lines. We’ve been friends, and I talked to her a lot about what’s involved and what it takes. It’s such a competitive landscape,” she added.

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