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Coffee Talk: John Legend Sells Miami Drama to HBO

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John Legend attends the 19th annual City Harvest An Evening Of Practical Magic at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.
John Legend
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See what we're chatting about over instant coffee:

• John Legend may be finishing up his fourth studio album, but he's also keeping busy in the movie world. Legend sold his drama Down Lo to HBO for development, reports Deadline. The film will take a closer look at Miami's music, sports and fashion scenes with personal stories from athletes, models as well as a closeted gay rapper. There's no word on when the film will make its debut. [Deadline]

• A taping of NBC's The Voice got a little out of hand last week. A crazed Usher fan proceeded to shout, yell and even blow a whistle to get his attention. After being asked to stop, the young fan continued to cause a stir. Eventually, she was asked to leave and was escorted out of the studio. According to reports, none of the judges were shaken up by the overzealous fan. [New York Post]

• Will and Jaden's Smith's new sci-fi thriller, After Earth, has a new premiere date. The M. Night Shyamalan directed film will now debut in theaters on May 31 instead of June 7. The film was allegedly pushed up to avoid competition with Man of Steel, which is set to premiere on June 14. After Earth will now go head-to-head with thrillers The Purge and Now You See Me. [Hollywood Reporter]

• There's been much hype and anticipation over Beyoncé and Andre 3000's remake of Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" for the Great Gatsby. Today, a 90-second sneak peek has surfaced. Click here to listen. Share what you think. [Vibe]

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