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NEW GIGS: Stephen A. Smith SIGNS With SiriusXM, GETS Suspended From ESPN Over Domestic Violence Comments + Sherri Shepherd BUCKLES UP For "Ride Along 2" + Jamie Foxx To Play Mike Tyson In Biopic?

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Stephen A. Smith was suspended from ESPN's "First Take" this week, but he announced a new gig on SiriusXM in the meantime. Also, get deets on new movie roles for Sherri Shepherd and Jamie Foxx.

 

For ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith, there's good news AND bad news.  GOOD NEWS - He's leaving his ESPN Radio gig to head over to SiriusXM where he'll appear alongside Chris "Mad Dog" Russo on Mad Dog Radio for the 1-3 pm timeslot. BAD NEWS (for him) - He was suspended from ESPN's "First Take." He was not fired, but in television, if you miss a day - you miss a lot.

A statement on the First Take website read,

"ESPN announced today that Stephen A. Smith will not appear on First Take or ESPN Radio for the next week. He will return to ESPN next Wednesday."

The suspension (of sorts) came after Stephen's comments on domestic violence went viral and sparked outrage.  On Monday, Stephen apologized for the remarks calling them "the most egregious error of my career."
 

In other new jobs.......

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Now that Sherri Shepherd is saying goodbye to her daily gig as a co-host on "The View", she's in even greater demand as a comedic actress. Well, hopefully.

Her first post-"VIEW" gig will be alongside Ice Cube and Kevin Hart inRide Along 2. Tim Story is set to direct again and "The Hangover" star Ken Jeong and"Newsroom" star Olivia Munn have also joined the cast. They're aiming for a January 15, 2016 release and Ice Cube and Will Packer have signed on as producers.

This is Sherri's last week on "The View" but fans will see soon in Chris Rock’s upcoming film Top Five.  The movie is set to debut at the Toronto Film Fest (Sept 4-14).

 

In other movie announcements...

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Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx (shown playing a boxing character on "In Living Color") will likely play Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic. While the movie is still in the infancy stage, Mike is very excited about the project.

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Speaking to ABC NEWS, Mike (pictured above at Comic-Con clowning around with the brand new Beats by Dre Pill XL speakers), says he's met with Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx about collaborating on a project:

"Me and Jamie Foxx have been talking and he's willing to take that role and portray me as Mike Tyson, doing my life story. 'I think he's splendid because he's really up to par. I think he would do a magnificent job. He doesn't have the physicality but he will. He's able to ... get bulky, so he's capable of doing it in the future."

We'll keep you posted as more deets about the project are revealed.  

 

Photos via Sherri Shepherd's Instagram/Getty Images/ Beats by Dr. Dre.

 


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