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Biz Markie, Rapper, DJ and ‘Crank Yankers’ announcer, Lifeless at 57

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Rapper and DJ Biz Markie, who’s greatest recognized for his 1989 hit “Only a Buddy” and who was the announcer on the raunchy puppet sequence Crank Yankers, has died. He was 57.

“It’s with profound disappointment that we announce, this night, together with his spouse Tara by his aspect, Hip Hop pioneer Biz Markie peacefully handed away,” an announcement from Markie’s rep to our sister web site Variety reads. “We’re grateful for the numerous calls and prayers of help that we’ve got acquired throughout this troublesome time.

“Biz created a legacy of artistry that can ceaselessly be celebrated by his trade friends and his beloved followers whose lives he was capable of contact by way of music, spanning over 35 years,” the assertion continues. “He leaves behind a spouse, many relations and shut associates who will miss his vibrant character, fixed jokes and frequent banter. We respectfully request privateness for his household as they mourn their beloved one.”

The Harlem native, who stole a scene in 2002’s Males in Black II, performed variations of himself on reveals corresponding to black-ish and Empire. He additionally labored as a voice actor on animated sequence corresponding to SpongeBob SquarePants, Journey Time and Mad. Markie made an look as a superhero on the kids’s providing Yo Gabba Gabba! and often visitor starred on the favored sketch present In Dwelling Shade within the Nineteen Nineties.

Markie’s reason behind loss of life is unknown right now. The rapper, born Born Marcel Theo Corridor, was hospitalized in April 2020 attributable to problems from diabetes. The beloved and outspoken beatboxer additionally suffered a stroke whereas in a diabetic coma in 2020.

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[VIDEO] ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 4 Trailer, Premiere Date

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Cancel your New 12 months’s Eve plans, Cobra Kai followers: Season 4 is ready to premiere December 31, Netflix introduced Saturday as a part of the streamer’s “TUDUM” international fan occasion.

Together with the premiere date, Netflix additionally launched a teaser from the model new season (embedded above), and it’s chock-full of flying fists and hilarious one-liners, as Johnny and Daniel’s now-combined dojos prep for the All Valley Event. However they’re not the one new partnership on the town: The clip additionally exhibits the primary actual footage of Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) again in motion at Cobra Kai.

Within the Season 3 finale of the karate dramedy, Johnny and Daniel determined to affix forces to tackle Johnny’s former mentor John Kreese and the usurped Cobra Kai dojo. We additionally noticed Kreese make a telephone name to an previous buddy, main many followers to (rightly) speculate that the character of Terry Silver would make his long-awaited return to the franchise. As we now know, Griffith is certainly again to reprise his Karate Child Half III function.

And if all of this Cobra Kai information didn’t kick sufficient ass, the sequence additionally landed a super-early renewal for Season 5 again in August.

Able to bow to your sensei? Watch the teaser by urgent PLAY on the video above — then tell us what you assume within the Feedback! 

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[VIDEO] ‘The Sandman’ Teaser Trailer — Netflix Neil Gaiman Adaptation

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No, you’re not dreaming: You’re about to enter The Dreaming.

The video above affords a primary take a look at Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of The Sandman, starring Tom Sturridge (Sweetbitter) because the titular character, aka Morpheus, aka Dream of the Limitless. First revealed at Netflix’s “TUDUM” world fan occasion on Saturday, the footage offers us a glimpse into the world hinted at in a behind-the-scenes video launched in June.

Netflix is looking the sequence, which is predicated on Gaiman’s DC Comics, “a wealthy mix of recent delusion and darkish fantasy by which up to date fiction, historic drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven.” The Sandman will comply with Dream — in addition to those that’ve been affected by him — as he goes about placing proper the errors he’s made throughout his very lengthy existence.

The solid additionally consists of: Gwendolyn Christie (Sport of Thrones) as Lucifer, Charles Dance (Sport of Thrones) as Roderick Burgess, Boyd Holbrook (Narcos) as The Corinthian, Patton Oswalt (Joyful!) because the voice of Matthew the Raven, Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Good Place) as Demise, Jenna Coleman (Physician Who) as Johanna Constantine, Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck) as Ethel Cripps and David Thewlis (the Harry Potter movies) as John Dee. Gaiman additionally serves as a co-writer and an government producer on the sequence.

Press PLAY on the video above, scroll by means of the brand new character artwork beneath, then hit the feedback together with your ideas!

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[VIDEO] ‘Bridgerton’ Season 2: First Footage of Anthony and Kate

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We’ve identified for months that Bridgerton Season 2 relies on Anthony (performed by Jonathan Bailey), Daphne’s older brother.

Very similar to writer Julia Quinn’s E book 2, The Viscount Who Cherished Me, Anthony and his marital pursuits will take centerstage within the Regency-era drama. And Phoebe Dynevor, who costars as Daphne, will return within the extremely anticipated follow-up to assist her sibling discover his soulmate.

On Saturday, Netflix launched the primary footage from Season 2 throughout its “TUDUM” international fan, and it centered on Anthony’s turbulent romance with Kate Sharma, performed by Intercourse Training‘s Simone Ashley.

Kate is described as a wise, headstrong London newcomer “who suffers no fools — Anthony very a lot included.” Battle arises, as followers of the books know, as a result of Anthony is supposed to marry Kate’s youthful sister Edwina (newcomer Charithra Chandran), however he has extra chemistry with the meddlesome Kate.

Bridgerton has already been renewed for Seasons 3 and 4, and a Queen Charlotte spinoff is within the works. The prequel collection can be centered on the origins of Queen Charlotte (Season 1’s Golda Rosheuvel) and govt producer Shonda Rhimes will pen it. The drama will discover the younger royal’s ascension to the throne earlier than she grew to become wig-tastic in addition to her love life in a gossipy, candy-colored world. This spinoff is particularly noteworthy as a result of the scene-stealing character was created for the collection and doesn’t truly seem in Quinn’s books.

Queen Charlotte isn’t the one character with a break-out present on the horizon. Per Netflix, forthcoming spinoff collection may also function a younger Violet Bridgerton (performed in Season 1 by Ruth Gemmell) and a younger Woman Danbury (Adjoa Andoh).

What stays unclear is that if Rege-Jean Web page will return for a speculated Bridgerton Season 2 cameo. Requested by the British GQ if his beloved and lusted-after Duke of Hastings would possibly present up in some capability, Web page didn’t reply however did say, “Isn’t there one thing great about being stunned by what you weren’t suspecting?”

Are you enthusiastic about Bridgerton Season 2? Drop your ideas within the feedback. 

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