Watch The New Ridiculously Action-Packed Trailers For ‘The Fate of the Furious’

How do you top a tank as seen in the last installment of the Fast and Furious movie franchise? Add the ability to remotely hack into automobiles and add a submarine this time around.

It would seem as the idea of well-known good guys turning on their friends will be the major theme in action flicks this year (see the next Transformers movie). In F8 the leader of our favorite pack of skillful drivers, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) has gone “rogue” and join forces with the extremely beautiful hacker Cipher (Charlize Theron) to wreak havoc.


With their former leader now becoming a thorn in their side, Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is now charge and heads up the operation to bring down Cipher and bring in Dominic.

The gang all returns but they are getting some help in the form of their former nemesis from F7, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) who has no qualms with taking on Dominic. F8 looks to take it to another level and from the looks of the trailer Director, F.Gary Gray has accomplished that goal. Checkout the ridiculously action-packed trailer for The Fate of the Furious above!

The Fate of the Furious zooms into theaters April 14th! To catch up on the history of the storied franchise head here to learn about the film franchise’s historic movie timeline.



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Fly Recap: 10th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards & Gala Presented by The Lincoln Motor Company


ESSENCE, the preeminent brand for African-American women, proudly honored remarkable moments and performers in film and television at yesterday’s 10th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards & Gala. Honoring Hollywood’s “Next Generation” the 2017 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards were presented to Janelle Monáe, Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi.

Known as one of  Oscar week’s most exalted and star-studded events, the red carpet included celebrity appearances and guests such as Gabrielle Union, Shonda Rhimes, Viola Davis, Pharrell Williams, Common, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Laverne Cox, Alfre Woodard, Holly Robinson Pete, Sherri Shepard, Tyrese Gibson, Alfred Enoch, Letoya Luckett, Quvenzhane Wallis, Debbie Allen, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Loni Love, Margaret Avery amongst others. Cynthia Erivo offered a heart-wrenching solo performance between honoree acceptances.


Powerhouse actress Aja Naomi King was presented the Lincoln Shining Star Award by Viola Davis. Multi-talented singer, songwriter, actress, and model Janelle Monáe was presented the Breakthrough Award by Pharrell Williams. Issa Rae was presented the Vanguard Award by Debbie Allen and Yara Shahidi was presented the Generation Next Award by Tracee Ellis Ross. 

The ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards & Gala will be televised as an ESSENCE and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network special, airing on Sunday, March 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.

The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala was presented by The Lincoln Motor Company and sponsored by AT&T, Coca-Cola, Colgate® Optic White®, GEICO, L’Oréal Paris, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Walmart.

Please visit for highlights and behind-the-scenes footage from the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala.  Follow Essence on Twitter @essenceonline #BlackWomenInHollywood and join in the discussion at

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Last Night in NYC: The Cast of The Fate of The Furious Takeover NYC To Reveal The Film’s Trailer!

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It’s here! The trailer for the eighth film in the storied Fast & Furious movie franchise has finally arrived and it looks pretty damn good!

We know, we know how can they top the billion dollar beast that was last film Furious 7? Well it looks like director F.Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) will be taking Fast & Furious to another level for the 8th film. Saturday the title of the latest chapter in the Fast & Furious saga was revealed and last night F.Gary Gray alongside the film’s stars Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, The Rock, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges and more took over Times Square’s 56 video billboards to reveal the trailer for the highly anticipated film.


Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life.  But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.  

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.

For THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell.  In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar® winner Helen Mirren.  The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.

F.Gary Gray promises to deliver a Fast & Furious experience we have never seen before with #F8 and we believe he will. If you don’t believe us, check out the trailer below:

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The Fate of The Furious is in theaters and IMAX April 17th, 2017! Checkout some photos from #F8 in the gallery below.

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PHOTOS: Universal Pictures


Watch: Marlon Wayans Channels Jada Pinkett Smith | Tyrese on Dating Taraji | Tara on Amina & Peter [Video]


Our family over at Essence Live caught up with Love & Hip-Hop New York‘s Tara Wallace, Comedian & Fifty Shades of Black Marlon Wayans and It’s Not You, It’s Men co-host Tyrese Gibson, as they discussed a few topics at hand during their visit to the set.

Check out the interviews after the jump…

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Tyrese Gibson’s New Artist: Kristal – “Silhouette” [SFPL Tunes]

Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina – Kristal Lyndriette appears back on the scene as a solo artist on singer Tyrese‘s label, Voltron Records. You may remember Kristal being in a past girl group called RichGirl, which the group was formed by Rich Harrison and managed by Tina Davis.

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In Fly News: @JacobLatimore Begins Filming Lead Role in “Black Nativity”

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Black Nativity, a modernized take on Langston Hughes’ classic musical, stars Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Luke James, Tyrese Gibson and Jacob LatimoreEve’s Bayou helmer Kasi Lemmons is producing the Fox Searchlight pic, which started production today in New York. William Horberg and Celine Rattray are producing. 

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[New Music] @Tyrese “Stay”

Tyrese gives an emotional statement of “Stay”! Seriously, this is one of the toughest tracks we’ve heard from him to date.

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[Mag Covers] Tyrese Gibson x Taraji Henson covers Ebony Magazine

The successful duo, Tyrese Gibson x Taraji P. Henson covers Ebony Magazine’s first-ever 50 Finest List. We must admit, these two are definitely our favorites in hollywood to date.


[Video] Tyrese Gibson on Chelsea Lately…

Tyrese Gibson Chats with Chelsea on The Opening Weekend of the Fab 5 (Fast and the Furious), Being a new author, Fatherhood and being Tweeted by Oprah (Because I WOULD DIE).

And Chelsea Gives me everything I NEED. She’s straight Hilarious. All The Time, and Tyrese all though subtle was a great guest.

Check it out.

-Stay Fly!