News

Could Nick Cannon play Richard Pryor?

Could Nick Cannon play Richard Pryor?

NICK CANNON:Can he pull off Richard Pryor? Photo: Associated Press

Nick Cannon has sparked rumors he is to portray comedy icon Richard Pryor in a new project after dropping a number of hints on Instagram.com.

The rapper/actor shared a picture of Pryor online on Friday with the caption, “I’m feeling his spirit. I hope y’all (sic) ready for the next level in my career. #GameChanger #Pryor (sic).”

After showing off a retro hairstyle and beard at the BET Awards on Sunday night (29Jun14), fans began commenting on Cannon’s new look, and a photo comparison to Pryor appeared to hit home.

Cannon re-posted the shot with the caption “Now y’all (sic) get it!”

The “America’s Got Talent” host continued to fuel the rumors on Monday night by sharing a picture of Pryor smoking, and suggesting he is imitating the bad habit to get into character, writing, “Picking up smoking cigarettes for the next few months so forgive me if I smell like an ashtray. #KidsDontTryThis #CancerSticksSuck #AnythingForTheCraft #HopeIDontGetAddicted #LeftHandChainSmoking #ActorLife #NotAGame #Ncredible (sic).”

Cannon has not given any further details about the project. Director Lee Daniels has previously been attached to a potential biopic of the “Brewster’s Millions” star, with Eddie Murphy and Michael B. Jordan rumored to be in the running for the role.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

roseanne

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

in Viral Videos

Promposal FAIL

19-overlay3

A high schooler's prom proposal doesn't go as planned.

in Music

This week’s top country tracks

zacbrown

LISTEN: This week's top country tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Music

Record Store Day celebrates all things indie

recordstoreday

Record Store Day celebrates thousands of independent music stores across America.

in Music

Hear a decade of hits in this epic Carrie Underwood mashup

13-overlay3

DJ Earworm mixes up the"Before He Cheats" singer's biggest hits.