Plus, Nashville preps for National Musuem of African American Music, Divorce Court gets renewed, Beyonce, Jay Z and Pharrell nominated for Webby Awards.
Terrence Howard has joined the cast of Term Life, a thriller about a criminal who takes out an insurance policy on himself to benefit his estranged daughter. Howard plays Sheriff Braydon, a small-town police officer who crosses paths with the two as they’re on the run. [Deadline]
A museum honoring the musical and cultural contributions of African Americans is set to be built in Nashville. The National Museum of African American Music will honor Black musicians throughout the years including influential stars from Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye to Ludacris and Beyonce. Construction is expected to begin in early 2015. [RollingStone]
Real-life courtroom drama is still a big hit. Daytime TV favorite, Divorce Court has been renewed through the 2016-17 season, making it one of television’s longest-running court shows. The show, hosted by Judge Lynn Toler, has seen a four season ratings high and hit a seven-year viewers high with nearly 3 million viewers per episode. [Deadline]
The international Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences has nominated Beyonce, Jay Z and Pharrell Williams for their 18th annual Webby Awards. Beyonce was nominated for Best Celebrity Site, Jay Z for Best Interactive Media Campaign for his album collaboration with Samsung and Pharrell for his online music video “24 Hours of Happy.” Winners of this years awards will be announced April 29. [CBSNews]
Loni Love has scored a role in new film, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. Love will star in the sequel along side Kevin James as his sidekick, battling a group of dangerous art thieves. Production for the film starts this month. [HumorMill]
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