Meek Mill docuseries on the way from Roc Nation

Meek Mill docuseries on the way from Roc Nation

Rapper Meek Mill has set a deal with Amazon and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation for a documentary series examining his odyssey through the criminal justice system during the past decade.

The six-part docu-series is targeted to premiere in 2019. Philadelphia-based rapper Robert Rihmeek Williams was released from jail last month after serving nearly five months for a probation violation— for popping a wheelie in an Instagram video without wearing a helmet.

The docu-series will chronicle Mill’s rise to fame and his 10-year battle with Philadelphia judge Genece Brinkley, as well as the larger issue of high incarceration rates for people of color. Roc Nation is producing the untitled project with the Intellectual Property Group and docu filmmaker Isaac Solotaroff.

“I’m grateful for this unique opportunity to share my story and I look forward to collaborating with Amazon Prime Video, Roc Nation and the Intellectual Property Corporation on this incredible series,” Mill said. “Not only will this documentary give viewers an unprecedented look at my life, but it will also allow me to use my public platform to highlight the need for criminal justice reform.”

Mill, Solotaroff, Shawn Carter, IPC’s Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman and Paul Solotaroff are executive producers of the series, which will feature original music from Mill.

“We’re thrilled to be working with such a talented group of producers to bring Meek’s life story to light,” said Heather Schuster, Amazon’s head of unscripted. “Meek’s story of being incarcerated needs to be told and we will have incredible access that takes Prime members beyond the headlines and into his world.”

‘Black Panther,’ ‘Stranger Things’ lead 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards nominations

‘Black Panther,’ ‘Stranger Things’ lead 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards nominations

Black Panther” and “Stranger Things” have earned the most nominations for the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, the cable network announced Thursday.

“Black Panther,” one of the top 10 highest-grossing movies of all time worldwide, leads with seven nominations. It received nods in categories including best movie and best on-screen team, while Chadwick Boseman was nominated for both best performance in a movie and best hero. Additionally, Letitia Wright was nominated in the scene stealer category for her role as Shuri and Michael B. Jordan was nominated in the best villain category for his portrayal of N’Jadaka/Erik Killmonger.

Other movies to earn multiple nominations include “It,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and “Wonder Woman.”

“Stranger Things” scored a total of six nominations, including best show and best on-screen team. Millie Bobby Brown was nominated for best performance in a show for her portrayal of Eleven and Dacre Montgomery scored a nomination for his role as Billy Hargrove in the scene stealer category.

“Riverdale,” “Game of Thrones,” and “13 Reasons Why” were also among the shows nominated for multiple awards.

The show will once again feature non-gendered categories. Tiffany Haddish will host the ceremony, which airs June 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles. Emmy Award-winning producer and director Joel Gallen will executive produce and direct the show.

Read the full list of nominations below.

BEST MOVIE 

“Girls Trip”Universal

“Avengers: Infinity War” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

“Black Panther” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

“Girls Trip” (Universal Pictures)

“IT” (New Line Cinema)

“Wonder Woman” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST SHOW

“13 Reasons Why” (Netflix)

“Game of Thrones” (HBO)

“grown-ish” (Freeform)

“Riverdale” (The CW)

“Stranger Things” (Netflix)

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE

Chadwick Boseman – “Black Panther”

Timothée Chalamet – “Call Me by Your Name”

Ansel Elgort – “Baby Driver”

Daisy Ridley – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird”

“Stranger Things”Netflix

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW

Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things”

Darren Criss – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

Katherine Langford – “13 Reasons Why”

Issa Rae – “Insecure”

Maisie Williams – “Game of Thrones”

BEST HERO

Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther) – “Black Panther”

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) – “Game of Thrones”

Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman) – “Wonder Woman”

Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash) – “The Flash”

Daisy Ridley (Rey) – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

BEST VILLAIN

Josh Brolin (Thanos) – “Avengers: Infinity War”

Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Michael B. Jordan (N’Jadaka/Erik Killmonger) – “Black Panther”

Aubrey Plaza (Lenny Busker) – “Legion”

Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise) – “IT”

BEST KISS

“Jane the Virgin” – Gina Rodriguez (Jane) and Justin Baldoni (Rafael)

“Love, Simon” – Nick Robinson (Simon) and Keiynan Lonsdale (Bram)

“Ready Player One” – Olivia Cooke (Sam) and Tye Sheridan (Wade)

“Riverdale” – KJ Apa (Archie) and Camila Mendes (Veronica)

“Stranger Things” – Finn Wolfhard (Mike) and Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven)

MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE

Talitha Bateman (Janice) – “Annabelle: Creation”

Emily Blunt (Evelyn Abbott) – “A Quiet Place”

Sophia Lillis (Beverly Marsh) – “IT”

Cristin Milioti (Nanette Cole) – “Black Mirror”

Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) – “Stranger Things”

BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM

“Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle”Columbia Pictures

“Black Panther” – Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/ Black Panther), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri)

“IT” – Finn Wolfhard (Richie), Sophia Lillis (Beverly), Jaeden Lieberher (Bill), Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie), Wyatt Oleff (Stanley), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben), Chosen Jacobs (Mike)

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” – Dwayne Johnson (Smolder), Kevin Hart (Mouse), Jack Black (Shelly), Karen Gillan (Ruby), Nick Jonas (Seaplane)

“Ready Player One” – Tye Sheridan (Wade), Olivia Cooke (Samantha), Philip Zhao (Sho), Win Morisaki (Daito), Lena Waithe (Aech)

“Stranger Things” – Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Noah Schnapp (Will), Sadie Sink (Max)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

Jack Black – “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

Tiffany Haddish – “Girls Trip”

Dan Levy – “Schitt’s Creek”

Kate McKinnon – “SNL”

Amy Schumer – “I Feel Pretty”

SCENE STEALER

Tiffany Haddish (Dina) – “Girls Trip”

Dacre Montgomery (Billy Hargrove) – “Stranger Things”

Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom) – “Riverdale”

Taika Waititi (Korg) – “Thor: Ragnarok”

Letitia Wright (Shuri) – “Black Panther”

BEST FIGHT

“Atomic Blonde” – Charlize Theron (Lorraine) vs. Daniel Hargrave (Sniper), Greg Rementer (Spotter)

“Avengers: Infinity War” – Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch) vs. Carrie Coon (Proxima Midnight)

“Black Panther” – Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) vs. Winston Duke (M’Baku)

“Thor: Ragnarok” – Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) vs. Chris Hemsworth (Thor)

“Wonder Woman” – Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) vs. German Soldiers

BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

“Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story”

“Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated”

“Gaga: Five Foot Two”

“Jay-Z’s Footnotes for 4:44”

“The Defiant Ones”

BEST REALITY SERIES

“The Kardashians”

“Love & Hip Hop”

“Real Housewives”

“RuPaul’s Drag Race”

“Vanderpump Rules”

Mike Myers cries over ‘Austin Powers’ co-star Verne Troyer

Mike Myers cries over ‘Austin Powers’ co-star Verne Troyer


Mike Myers was so heartbroken at the untimely death of his “Austin Powers: Goldmember” co-star Verne Troyer that he was moved to tears on television.

“Verne was a fantastic human being,” Myers, 54, said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday, choking up. “I worked with him for a long time … I always just want to make that point that, as written, Mini-Me is like almost a prop,” Myers said. “But he brought it up off the page, made it better than written and we ended up giving him more and more stuff to do.”

“He was sweet,” Myers sighed. “I miss him.”

Troyer passed away on April 21 at 49 years old after a long struggle with alcohol abuse, having been hospitalized for possible alcohol poisoning weeks earlier.

Myers revealed that he attended a memorial for the pint-size actor and praised Troyer’s skills as a comedian and dancer.

“He died at 49, he wasn’t supposed to live past his teens — and you saw 150 years of life in this photo montage [at the memorial service],” he said.

Myers also recalled that at a state dinner for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during Barack Obama’s presidency, both Trudeau and Obama asked Myers about Mini-Me — showing that a “small human” could have a huge impact on the world.

“Every day you see him, you go, ‘Wow! That is a small human,’” Myers said. “But by the end of the day, you just saw Verne.”

Drake and Rihanna aren’t friends

Drake and Rihanna aren’t friends

After years of on-again, off-again dating, Drake and Rihanna aren’t even platonic pals anymore.

In an interview with Vogue, the “Ocean’s 8” star reminisced about Drake’s fawning presentation of her Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV VMAs, as well as the billboard he rented in her honor, and came off as miffed that he made her share her moment with him.

“The VMAs is such a fan-focused awards show, so having that energy around me, and knowing the people who had received the award in the past, made it feel like a big deal,” Rihanna, 30, said in the magazine’s June 2018 issue. “Waiting through that speech was probably the most uncomfortable part. I don’t like too many compliments; I don’t like to be put on blast.”

Their relationship, which was only briefly public after eons of under-the-radar romancing, fizzled shortly after.

She admitted, “We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. It is what it is.”

For his part, Drake, 31, has played the field since their split, reportedly getting flirty with Bella Hadid and actress Bria Vinaite — but may still carry a torch for RiRi based on his cryptic social media posts.

Rihanna confirmed to Vogue that she’s currently in a relationship, though she wouldn’t say with whom — but she has been spotted getting cozy with Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel.

Between her music, movies and booming cosmetic and fashion lines, the Bajan beauty previously found it difficult to balance work and play, but finds herself in a much better space now that she’s 30.

“Even mentally, just to be away from my phone, to be in the moment, that has been key for my growth. Now, when I come to work, I’m all in. Because before you know it, the years will go by. I’m glad I’m taking the time. I’m happy,” she said. “I used to feel guilty about taking personal time. But I also think I never met someone who was worth it before.”