Beyonce x Jay Z’s ‘On The Run’ Tour FILMED For HBO Special + Dr. Dre SUES Chinese Vendors For FAKE "Beats By Dre" Headphones + Meagan Good’s Husband DeVon Franklin Inks New Deal With SONY
In case you don’t get a chance to see Beyonce & Jay Z “On The Run,” you’re still in luck! HBO is set to film a concert special. Meanwhile, Dr. Dre is suing Chinese counterfeiters for selling fake "Beats by Dre" headphones and Meagan Good’s husband DeVon Franklin has landed a new production deal with Sony. Deets inside…
In case you weren’t able to see Beyonce and Jay Z live as they trek across the nation and overseas for their “On The Run” tour, HBO has you covered.
The cable network has teamed up with The Carters (yet again) to film the couple’s Paris stops at the Stade de France (on Sept. 12th & 13th) for a HBO special. The show will feature Bey & Jay as they perform over 40 hits from their catalogues.
This isn’t the first time The Carters have linked up with HBO. You’ll recall the “Partition” singer’s Beyonce: X10 (four 10-minute segments from the Mrs. Carter World Tour) airing before new episodes of “True Blood.” Also in 2013, Jay premiered Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film and Bey’s Life Is But a Dream documentary debuted on HBO.
In other entertainment news...
Dr. Dre (who recently made a nice lump sum selling his BEATS to Apple) is laying down the law on Chinese vendors who are selling counterfeit "Beats by Dre" headphones, using his red “b” logo.
According to TMZ, Dre’s company claims various websites based in China are making some serious cash from the fake headphones, raking in an alleged $135 billion (yes, billion) in revenue.
Beats is suing to stop the sale of the fake headphones, to get ownership of the domain names of all the websites selling the fake headphones AND wants all of the profits the counterfeiters have made thus far. Not mad.
And in other news....
Meagan Good’s husband/preacher DeVon Franklin just inked a new production deal with SONY.
The Hollywood film executive’s production company Franklin Entertainment has teamed up with SONY to develop mainstream, inspirational and diverse content for the company’s portfolio of labels.
In the press release about the deal:
DeVon Franklin will transition from his position as senior vice president of Production for Columbia Pictures to a long- term, first-look producing deal with the studio. In his new role, Franklin will continue to develop and produce mainstream commercial material, including projects that are geared towards the urban and faith-based markets. Franklin will work across feature film and television units at Sony Pictures Entertainment.