Jamie Foxx
Actor, singer, comedian
Jamie Foxx
Eric Marlon Bishop, professionally known as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer-songwriter, rapper, stand-up comedian, and talk radio host. As an actor, his work in the film Ray earned him the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a musical/comedy.
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Here's A GIF Of Riz Ahmed's Swimsuit Rap On 'Girls'
Huffington Post - 13 days
Riz Ahmed, a fresh-faced candidate to become the internet’s newest boyfriend, rapped in a bathing suit on Sunday’s season premiere of “Girls.” Here’s a GIF. You’re welcome. On the heels of his Golden Globe-nominated role in the bleak miniseries “The Night Of” and his turn as a Rebel Alliance fighter in the battle-torn “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” it appears Ahmed is finally getting to have some fun. On “Girls,” he plays Paul-Louis, a Long Island surfing instructor who takes a liking to Hannah while she attempts to write an article about how wealthy women are co-opting the waves just like they co-opted yoga. Hannah being Hannah, she has no patience for surfing lessons or sand ― until Paul-Louis shows her some special attention. (Beware spoilers below!)  Out dancing one night, after Hannah spills some sort of red cocktail all over her bosom and grinds on the floor, Paul-Louis steps up to the DJ booth for a little surprise: “Slow Jamz.” Ahmed displays his well-documente ...
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South by Southwest Film Fest to world premiere 'Baby Driver' with Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm
LATimes - 26 days
The year’s film festival calendar continues to roll right along, with the South by Southwest Film Festival on Tuesday announcing  its feature film program. The SXSW event in Austin, Texas, has become established in the festival landscape as a vital place for discovering new talent as well as a...
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'Hidden Figures' Keeps No. 1 Spot at Box Office as Newcomers Fail
Wall Street Journal - about 1 month
The first box-office bombs of 2017 have landed. Four new releases -- Jamie Foxx’s “Sleepless,” Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night,” Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” and the children’s movie “Monster Trucks” -- all failed to register with moviegoers. “Hidden Figures” held its top spot with an estimated $26 million in the U.S. and Canada over the four-day weekend.
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Jamie Foxx goes undercover in the moody but rote Vegas cop thriller 'Sleepless'
LATimes - about 1 month
More honesty in criticism is one of my New Year’s resolutions, so here goes: “Sleepless,” a Las Vegas-set cop thriller starring Jamie Foxx, actually put me to sleep for a few minutes. Fortunately, like the character who bumps his head and almost drowns in a women’s spa, I wasn’t unconscious for...
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Revisit Jennifer Hudson Belting Out 'And I'm Telling You' On The 10th Anniversary Of 'Dreamgirls'
Huffington Post - 2 months
Christmas Day marks 10 years since “Dreamgirls” was released in movie theaters. The film, based on the 1981 musical of the same name, starred Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé and Anika Noni as the members of a Detroit girl group known as the Dreams.  It went on to earn around $154 million at the worldwide box office and won the 2007 Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture ― Comedy or Musical, while Hudson won both the Golden Globe and the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Effie White.  In honor of the film’s 10th anniversary, it’s time to revisit Hudson’s show-stopping rendition of “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going,” which she sings to Jamie Foxx’s character.  You probably can’t hit those high notes, but that’s no reason not to sing along. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Name A Trump Christmas Movie
Huffington Post - 3 months
Greg Schwem invites Twitter users to submit their own PEOTUS holiday movie ideas with the hashtag #NameaTrumpXmasMovie. Follow Greg @Greg Schwem Say what you want about Twitter; no social media platform encourages the world's creativity and comedic tendencies quite like a clever hashtag and 140 characters. See last weekend's kerfuffle following the Hamilton curtain call, when a cast member from the Broadway smash musical delivered a prepared message to performance patron and Vice President-elect Mike Pence on immigration and diversity. Pence, critics argue, is a fierce opponent of both, judging from an assortment of his policies while governing Indiana. Within hours, the hashtag #NameaPenceMusical was trending and the social media world piled on, with suggestions ranging from the hilarious ("The Book of More White Men") to the angry and pointed ("Rent ... But Only to Straight People"). Thoroughly entertained by such variety, I spent the weekend refreshing my Twitter feed ...
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Jamie Foxx, Hilary Swank and more team up for Global Down Syndrome fashion show
CNN - 3 months
Jamie Foxx is a good big brother.
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Emma Stone Still Feels Some Type Of Way About Andrew Garfield Over One Year After Split
Huffington Post - 5 months
Their “Spider-Man” love may have died along with Gwen Stacy back in 2014, but Emma Stone still feels some type of way for co-star and one-time boyfriend Andrew Garfield. The 27-year-old covers the November issue of American Vogue sporting a new pixie cut and a crop top to promote the throwback romantic musical “La La Land.” But it’s a different love story that got her talking in the accompanying interview about her rise to red-carpet royalty.  “[He’s] someone I still love very much,” Stone told the magazine about her relationship with Garfield, before joking, “I’m really glad you’re sitting down so I can tell you.” Stone and Garfield dated for four years before calling it quits for good in April 2015 after a much-reported on-and-off period. The pair won over Hollywood with their electric (hat-tip Jamie Foxx) chemistry in two “Spider-Man” films, as well as they way they turned the tables on paparazzi to support various charities. Also, they were supercute. “It’s been inter ...
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2016 Emmy Gift Lounges
Huffington Post - 5 months
The Emmy Awards over the weekend prompted Hollywood to celebrate the festivities with various gift lounges around town. Below is a sampling of what celebs were invited to attend and the goods that were being shared with them. PILOT PEN AND GBK's PRE-EMMY LUXURY LOUNGE at the L'Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills: Chef Filippo Sinisgalli from Il Palato Italiano was on hand from Italy to provide one-bite food samples while gifting oversize loaves of his baked Panetone Milanese. Swedish bed company Hasten's was showcasing their mattresses and bedding, while gifting a three-night stay in a five-star Swedish resort. For those who preferred something more tropical, Belmont Resort on the Caribbean island of St. Martin was also gifting stays. Plastic surgery center Viva Youth gave out gift certificates for $1000 towards services, while Heal and Soul hand] certificates for a private yoga session, massage and magnet healing session. Jane Lynch with Pilot Pen. On the electronic ...
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Verizon says 'Can You Hear Me Now?' tagline is now irrelevant
Yahoo News - 8 months
Technically Incorrect: After Sprint hires the guy who recited the famous line in Verizon commercials, a Verizon ad shows Jamie Foxx sniffing that no one talks on the phone anymore.
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Jamie Foxx is 'very happy' with Katie Holmes, his friend Claudia Jordan says
LATimes - 8 months
The old Katie Homes-is-dating-Jamie Foxx story is back, but this time there’s a real person to attribute it to: Claudia Jordan. The former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star confirmed the relationship Tuesday on the Allegedly podcast hosted by comedian Theo Von and filmmaker-journalist Matt Cole...
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21 Times That Celebrity Dads Shared The Messy Side Of Parenting
Huffington Post - 8 months
When you're dealing with diaper blowouts, baby vomit and utter exhaustion, any reluctance to talk about the messy parts of parenting tends to fly out the window.  Even famous parents know this to be true. In honor of Father's Day, here are 21 spot-on quotes from celebrity dads who are more than happy to discuss the down and dirty of fatherhood.  1. On newborn bodily fluids: "I've never had more poop on my person." -- Justin Timberlake 2. On kid germs: "Kids are like buckets of disease. Last week I got a flu that I caught because my daughter coughed into my mouth." -- Louis C.K. 3. On dad style:  "Every dad should own cargo pants because they have a lot of pockets. Pacifiers and bottles and diapers and wet wipes and crackers and little toy dinosaurs and candy for treats for any child that has behaved or when you’re trying to bribe them. Yeah, cargo pants." -- Taye Diggs 4. On frightening bodily fluids: "They vomit a lot. For a second, I thought I needed ...
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Showtime announces Jamie Foxx comedy 'White Famous,' premiere dates for 'Shameless,' 'Homeland' and more
LATimes - 9 months
Fresh from announcing a Daniel Craig-led foray into the Jonathan Franzen universe, Showtime announced return dates for four of its programs and another potential newcomer. The network announced a pilot order for “White Famous,” a new half-hour comedy about a young black comedian crossing over into...
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Inside Katie Holmes & Jamie Foxx's Mysterious Relationship: Decoding the Signs, the Sightings and the Denials - E! Online
Google News - 9 months
E! Online Inside Katie Holmes & Jamie Foxx's Mysterious Relationship: Decoding the Signs, the Sightings and the Denials E! Online At this point, Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have either never met or they're married with a baby on the way, depending on who you ask. Suffice it to say, they do know each other, have known each other for a long time and have spent plenty of time together. Jamie Foxx Trying To Impress Mystery Woman Amid Rumors That His Wedding With Katie Holmes Has Been Called ...International Business Times Jamie Foxx Caught With Mystery Woman Amid Katie Holmes Split RumorsRadarOnline Wait a Minute: Are Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx Expecting a Baby?BET (blog) Parent Herald -Enstarz -AceShowbiz -The Inquisitr all 29 news articles »
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jamie Foxx
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 48
    On January 18, 2016, Foxx rescued a young man from a burning vehicle that crashed outside the actor's home.
    More Details Hide Details The driver, Brett Kyle, was driving his truck "at a high rate of speed" when the truck left the road, traveled into a drainage ditch and rolled over multiple times. Shortly after, Kyle was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
  • 2015
    Age 47
    In 2015, Foxx's voice was featured in the chorus on Ariana Grande's new song, "Focus".
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    Foxx released his fifth studio album, Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses, on May 18, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details It debuted atop the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts and at No. 10 on the Billboard 200.
  • 2014
    Age 46
    Foxx's daughter Corinne made her formal debut at the Bal des débutantes in November 2014 and was named Miss Golden Globe 2016 on November 18, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, Foxx filmed a public service announcement for Do Something to promote food drives in local communities. Foxx has been involved in feuds with co-stars LL Cool J (Any Given Sunday) and Colin Farrell (Miami Vice).
  • 2013
    Age 45
    In 2013, Foxx was cast as President James Sawyer in White House Down alongside Channing Tatum.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Foxx appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as the villain Electro, and co-starred with Quvenzhané Wallis in Annie, Sony's Will Smith and Jay-Z produced update of the comic strip-turned-musical. Director Oliver Stone has also confirmed that Foxx will play Martin Luther King Jr. in his upcoming Steven Spielberg-produced biopic. October 2014 Deja Vu duet with Dionne Warwick appears on the Feels So Good album released by Dionne.
    Appearing at the 2013 NAACP Image Awards, Foxx praised the achievements of black people, saying that "black people are the most talented people in the world".
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  • 2012
    Age 44
    While hosting Saturday Night Live on December 8, 2012 to promote Django Unchained, Foxx joked about being excited "to kill all the white people in the movie".
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    On November 25, 2012 at BET’s Soul Train Awards, Foxx joked: "It's like church in here.
    More Details Hide Details First of all, giving honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama." The joke led to condemnation from some Christians, to which Foxx responded: "I'm a comic and sometimes I think people get a little too tight."
    In 2012, Foxx starred in the title role of the Quentin Tarantino written and directed Django Unchained.
    More Details Hide Details Foxx starred alongside his Ray co-star Kerry Washington, as well as Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson. In an interview about Django Unchained, Foxx told Vibe magazine: "As a black person it's always racial.... when I get home my other homies are like how was your day? Well, I only had to be white for at least eight hours today, or I only had to be white for four hours." The filming was emotional as Foxx said, "It’s tough shooting when you’re in plantation row and that’s where your ancestors were persecuted and killed."
  • 2011
    Age 43
    In 2011, Jamie Foxx also featured on the rapper Pitbull's album "Planet Pit", in the song "Where Do We Go".
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    During the summer of 2011, Foxx was involved as a producer in In the Flow with Affion Crockett on Fox.
    More Details Hide Details Foxx released his fourth album, Best Night of My Life, on December 21, 2010, featuring the singles "Winner" (featuring Justin Timberlake and T.I.), "Living Better Now" (featuring rapper Rick Ross) and "Fall for Your Type" (featuring rapper Drake). On October 7, the RCA Music Group announced that it was disbanding J Records along with Arista Records and Jive Records, meaning that all artists (including Foxx) previously signed to the three labels will release their future material on the RCA Records brand.
    In April 2011, Foxx voiced Nico, a canary in the movie Rio.
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  • 2009
    Age 41
    Jamie Foxx hosted the 2009 BET Awards ceremony on June 28, 2009, which featured several tributes to pop star Michael Jackson, who had died three days prior to the show.
    More Details Hide Details As well as performing "Blame It" with T-Pain and "She Got Her Own" with Ne-Yo and Fabolous, Foxx opened the show with a rendition of Jackson's "Beat It" dance routine and closed the show with a cover of The Jackson 5's "I'll Be There" with Ne-Yo. "We want to celebrate this black man. He belongs to us and we shared him with everybody else.", said Foxx during the ceremony.
    On April 6, 2009, Foxx, a longtime fan of country music, performed the George Strait song "You Look So Good in Love" at the George Strait Artist of the Decade All-Star Concert.
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    On the April 17, 2009 episode of The Jamie Foxx Show, Foxx and his co-hosts made several sexually suggestive and disparaging jokes regarding the teenage singer Miley Cyrus.
    More Details Hide Details Several days later Foxx issued a public apology on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in response to growing public outcry and televised criticism by Cyrus's father, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 39
    In September 2007, Foxx was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: "was one of the most amazing days of my life," said Foxx.
    More Details Hide Details In April 2009, Foxx played the lead role in the dramatic film The Soloist. A few months later in October 2009, he played a starring role alongside Gerard Butler in the thriller Law Abiding Citizen. Foxx released his third album titled Intuition in 2008, featuring Kanye West, T.I., Ne-Yo and T-Pain. The album's first single, "Just Like Me" featuring T.I., was promoted by a video directed by Brett Ratner which featured an appearance by Taraji P. Henson. The second single "Blame It" featured T-Pain and became a top 5 single on the Billboard Hot 100 and a number-one single on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The "Blame It" music video, directed by Hype Williams, features cameo appearances by Forest Whitaker, Samuel L. Jackson, Ron Howard, Quincy Jones and Jake Gyllenhaal, amongst others.
    On January 22, 2007, Foxx launched The Foxxhole, a channel on Sirius Satellite Radio featuring talk-radio programs, stand-up comedy albums and music primarily by African-American performers, as well as much of Foxx's own material.
    More Details Hide Details Foxx's own talk-radio variety program The Jamie Foxx Show airs Friday evenings on The Foxxhole with guests including musicians, actors and fellow comedians; co-hosts have included Johnny Mack, Speedy, Claudia Jordan, The Poetess, Lewis Dix, Yvette Wilson, T.D.P and Tyrin Turner.
    Foxx's musical career has also included a number of collaborations. In 2007, he recorded the song "She Goes All the Way" with country superstars Rascal Flatts for their Still Feels Good album.
    More Details Hide Details Foxx performed backing vocals for artist/songwriter Tank. He featured alongside The-Dream on Plies' "Please Excuse My Hands." He also appeared alongside Fabolous on the remix of Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent". Foxx collaborated with rapper The Game on the track "Around the World". Foxx also featured on T.I.'s single "Live in the Sky" from the album King.
  • 2006
    Age 38
    On December 8, 2006, Foxx received four Grammy Award® nominations, which included Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for Love Changes featuring Mary J. Blige, Best R&B Album for Unpredictable, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for Georgia by Ludacris & Field Mob featuring Jamie Foxx, and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for Unpredictable featuring Ludacris.
    More Details Hide Details Following on from these successes, Foxx went on to appear in the box-office hits Jarhead, Miami Vice and Dreamgirls, which lifted his profile even higher as a bankable star in Hollywood. 2007 brought him the lead role in the action thriller film The Kingdom opposite Chris Cooper, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner and Ashraf Barhom.
    At the 2006 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards, Foxx won Best Duet/Collaboration with Kanye West for "Gold Digger" and tied with Mary J. Blige's "Be Without You" for Video of the Year.
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  • 2005
    Age 37
    Foxx released his second studio album, Unpredictable, in December 2005.
    More Details Hide Details It debuted at #2, selling 598,000 copies in its first week, rising to #1 the following week and selling an additional 200,000 copies. To date, the album has sold 1.98 million copies in the United States, and was certified double Platinum by the RIAA. The album also charted on the UK Albums Chart, where it peaked at #9. Foxx became the fourth artist to have both won an Academy Award® for an acting role and to have achieved a #1 album in the U.S, joining Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Barbra Streisand. Foxx's first single from the album, the title track "Unpredictable" (featuring Ludacris), peaked in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 singles and also made the UK Top 20 singles chart; the track samples "Wildflower" by New Birth. The second US single from the album was "DJ Play a Love Song," which reunited Foxx with Twista. In the UK, the second single was "Extravaganza", which saw Foxx once again collaborate with Kanye West, although Foxx did not feature in the song's music video.
    In 2005, Foxx was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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    In 2005, Foxx featured on the single "Georgia" by Atlanta rappers Ludacris and Field Mob, which sampled Ray Charles' hit "Georgia on My Mind".
    More Details Hide Details Foxx would also portray Ray Charles in the biographical film Ray (2004), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Foxx is the second male in history to receive two acting Oscar nominations in the same year for two different movies, Collateral and Ray (the only other male actor to achieve this feat being Al Pacino).
  • 2003
    Age 35
    In April 2003, Foxx was involved in an incident with two police officers who were attempting to escort him and his sister out of Harrah's casino in New Orleans.
    More Details Hide Details Employees claimed the Foxx party had failed to show identification upon entry. Originally charged with trespassing, disturbing the peace, battery on police officers and resisting arrest, Foxx pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace in exchange for the other charges being dropped, and was sentenced to a six-month suspended jail term with two years probation and a $1,500 fine. Studio albums
    In 2003, Foxx featured on the rapper Twista's song, "Slow Jamz", together with Kanye West, which reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #3 on the UK Singles chart.
    More Details Hide Details His second collaboration with Kanye West, "Gold Digger," in which Foxx sang the Ray Charles-influenced "I Got a Woman" hook, then went straight to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, remaining there for 10 weeks.
    In 2003, Foxx made a cameo in Benzino's music video for "Would You", which features LisaRaye McCoy and Mario Winans.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 26
    In 1994, Foxx released an album (on the Fox record label) entitled Peep This, which was not successful due to low album sales.
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  • 1992
    Age 24
    Foxx made his film debut in the 1992 comedy Toys.
    More Details Hide Details His first dramatic role came in Oliver Stone's 1999 film Any Given Sunday, where he was cast as a hard-partying American football player, partly because of his own football background. Five years later, Foxx played taxi driver Max Durocher in the film Collateral alongside Tom Cruise, for which he received outstanding reviews and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
  • 1991
    Age 23
    Foxx joined the cast of In Living Color in 1991, where his recurrent character Wanda also shared a name with Redd's friend and co-worker, LaWanda Page.
    More Details Hide Details Following a recurring role in the comedy-drama sitcom Roc, Foxx went on to star in his own sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show, from 1996 to 2001.
  • 1989
    Age 21
    Foxx first told jokes at a comedy club's open mic night in 1989, after accepting a girlfriend's dare.
    More Details Hide Details When he found that female comedians were often called first to perform, he changed his name to Jamie Foxx, feeling that it was a name ambiguous enough to disallow any biases. He chose his surname as a tribute to the black comedian Redd Foxx.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on December 13, 1967.
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