Comic actor John Witherspoon, best known for his role as Ice Cube’s father in the “Friday” movies, has died at age 77.
Witherspoon had a long career in stand-up comedy, television and movies dating back more than 40 years. But he was best known by fans of the cult-hit comedy for playing Willie Jones, the father of Ice Cube’s character in ‘Friday’ that spawned two sequels and an animated series.
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Chris Tucker has disappointed many a fan during his appearance a few days ago on The Tom Joyner Morning Show.
The “A” list comedian/actor hit up Joyner’s morning radio show last Friday and denied he’ll be participating in “Last Friday,” the highly anticipated final “Friday” sequel.
In earlier reports, Ice Cube hinted that Chris was on board, although he admitted that nothing was final until Chris showed up on set.
Tucker spoke to Joyner and his crew about his issues with Uncle Sam as well as his desire to return ot stand-up comedy, but when asked about the Friday sequel, Tucker says he doesn’t think ‘it would be as special’ to do another one.
[sidebar: didn’t he do like a THOUSAND of those RUSH HOUR sequels? chile puhlease… ]
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The final “Friday” movie sequel wouldn’t be complete without both Ice Cube
and Chris Tucker
and if the rumors are true, the world can finally rest a little easier.
The movie poster above hit the net a few days ago, giving all indications that “Last Friday” is finally coming to fruition. As you know, Cube had been in talks with all members of the “Friday” movie’s original cast of characters and Tucker was the one missing link.
[READ: Ice Cube Admits “Last Friday” Sequel is “All About Chris Tucker”… ]
Earlier this year, word on the curb was that Tucker didn’t feel that his revisiting the role of “Smokey” would be good for his Christian image, however with the IRS and Ice Cube both beating down his door, it looks like Chris has finally had a change of heart!
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Remember Craig and Smokey from the hilarious “Friday” series?
Well it’s been a few years since Ice Cube (O’shea Jackson) and Chris Tucker took on the role of the popular bff’s but now it’s being reported that the two, along with the rest of the cast from the original “Friday” movie will be reprising their roles in a 4th sequel.
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