Opening at 2,662 locations, Ride Along is essentially the comedy version of Training Day. In the rookie role is Kevin Hart, who has established a strong brand thanks to supporting turns in movies like Think Like a Man ($91.5 million) and his incredibly popular stand-up work (last Summer’s Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain earned $32.2 million).
Meanwhile, Ice Cube assumes the role of the veteran cop; Cube’s last headlining role was 2008 box office bomb The Longshots, so it’s unclear if he’s much of a draw these days. The movie’s real strength, though, can be found in its tagline: “Propose to this cop’s sister? Rookie mistake.” That line clearly explains what the movie is about, and suggests that there is something here for both men and women (one of the keys to comedy success). It also helps that ads deliver plenty of amusing gags, including a very memorable one involving Hart and a shotgun.
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This particular “Infrared 23” edition features a tumbled white leather upper with perforated black leather detailing, elephant print paneling and infrared accents. The Air Jordan 3 Retro “Infrared 23″ will be available at Kinetics beginning January 18, followed by Jordan Brand stockists near you.
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The mega-mansion features 10 bedrooms, a 12-seat screening room, a gourmet kitchen, a billiards rooms, an arcarde parlor, four bars, and a large gym complete with sauna and steam room. You’ll find such amenities as marble flooring and lush (some would argue gratuitous) carpeting.
Outside there’s an infinity pool, spa, waterfalls, gazebos, basketball and tennis court.
The home is being sold with all the furnishings acquired with the property from the Murphy family, including a Shrek-themed bedroom, and a rare Luigi Colani designed Schimmel Pegasus piano (rumored to be one of only 14 ever built).
Boston’s Bodega recently had the opportunity to work with Mark McNairy on a cap-toe boot for this winter season. The classic silhouette features a grey and black suede upper with camouflage accents on the toe and heel. Additionally, the lower is equipped with a smooth rubber sole along with a quality Goodyear welt yielding a subtle yet noticeable trim. The “Camo Toe” boots will be available at Bodega for $450 USD beginning January 18.
The ultra-luxurious Maybach is making a return to compete with the ever-luxurious Bentley Mulsanne and Rolls-Royce Phantom.
The new cars will be ultra-long-wheelbase versions of the company’s new flagship S Class model. The autos will have larger, rectangular rear doors for effortless ingress and egress, and the rear compartment will contain every creature comfort needed to work or recline in comfort while someone else takes care of the driving.
When Mercedes first revived the Maybach luxury brand, in 2002, it did so with two cars — the long wheelbase Maybach 57 and even longer wheelbase 62, which were meant to be Mercedes’s even more luxurious answers to a resurgent Rolls-Royce.
Based on an older S Class platform, they were devised to offer rear seat passengers an experience equivalent to flying business class — fully reclining leather seats, panoramic glass roof, a wine chiller and slide-out solid wood picnic tables. Also adding to the exclusivity was the price. An entry-level Maybach57 S cost $381,000 and a Maybach 62 $394,000, while limited edition versions commanded price tags of up to $1 million.
Despite finding a cult following within the rap community — Rick Ross loves them so much his record label was named in their honor and Jay Z and Kanye West took power tools to one in an act of extreme customization in the video to the track “Otis” — the marque bombed so badly that Mercedes’s parent company, Daimler, was forced to pull the plug in 2011.
THR reports that the sports network’s 10th annual Super Bowl pre-party will be held at Manhattan’s trendy Pier 36 at Basketball City on Jan. 31. With the theme “New York State Of Mind,” the bash will commemorate the Big Apple’s first ever Super Bowl, complete with a 40-foot red carpet, skyscrapers and starry skyline.
To keep in line with the theme, it’s only right that the self-proclaimed “King Of New York” Kendrick Lamar made an appearance. The Grammy nominated rapper will also be joined by Robin Thicke and Jermaine Dupri to get the crowd hype for the big game, which will be broadcast on Feb. 2. This year’s half-time performers Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers will have big shoes to fill after King Bey’s energetic performance last year.
The party weekend will continue with two Maxim pre-parties happening the same night and on Feb. 1 at Espace in Manhattan, with KDot also making an appearance at Saturday’s event.