Press/Video: Michael B. Jordan Surprises Schoolkids

As if we didn’t already have enough reasons to love him, Michael recently posted a video of him surprising a group of schoolkids doing jumping jacks on Instagram. Check out the adorable video below.

Video: Michael B. Jordan Just Challenged Will Smith to a Cook-Off

Ever wonder if Michael B. Jordan was a good cook? Well he must be feeling pretty confident, because he just challenged Will Smith to a cook-off via Instagram. Check out his impressive skills in the video below. I don’t know if Will Smith will accept, but if he does my money is on Michael.

Press: Michael B. Jordan confused a Lil Wayne quote for a line from Black Panther

If it was up to Michael B. Jordan, Lil Wayne might be in line to write Black Panther 2.

EW has exclusive video of Jordan’s appearance on MTV’s SafeWord, where the actor plays a round of “Wakanda or Weezy?” The mission in the game is to decide if a quote is from a rapper or Jordan’s hit film Black Panther.

Tiffany Haddish makes a special cameo in her “ovulating boots” to read the line: “I do what I want to do and I’m gonna do that till the day I die.”

Sounds like something Erik Killmonger might say, right? Well, that’s what Jordan thought too, but the correct answer is actually Lil Wayne.

More like, Wakanda F(orever) Baby.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

You can check out the accompanying video here.

Press/Video: Michael B. Jordan Surprises Fan Who Took Cardboard Cutout of Him to Prom

Michael B. Jordan knows how to treat his fans right.

The Creed actor, 31, surprised super-fan Audeva Agyeman after she took a life-size cutout of him to prom as her date earlier this year. Agyeman thought she was invited to the Creed 2 set just to look around and was told Jordan wouldn’t be there.

“I thought that was super sweet so I just wanted to do something special for her and get her to come by and check out the set,” Jordan says in a video of the surprise before sneaking up behind Agyeman.

Agyeman immediately freaks out and runs into Jordan’s arms before hilarious saying, “Oh my gosh, you’re touching me!”

Jordan posted the video of the whole exchange on his Instagram.

“I had to surprise @de.gye after hearing about her taking me (kinda. Lol) to Prom. She had no idea we would bring her to the set of @creedmovie but you know I had to show her some love since I couldn’t actually be her date,” he wrote alongside the video.

The former high schooler first went viral when she posted pictures of her with the cutout at prom, explaining that she had to come up with a date last minute.

“After not being able to get a prom date from procrastinating and waiting ’til the last minute, i spent 3 hours making my sexy prom date,” she wrote after the dance, captioning several photos of herself posing affectionately with the cutout.

When her post got picked up by The Shade Room’s Instagram account, Jordan popped up in the comment section to give Agyeman his seal of approval.

“This is called commitment,” Jordan wrote, along with some playful emojis.

Source: People

Press/Video: Michael B. Jordan on His Intense ‘Creed 2’ Diet, Plus: His Sweet Comments About Tiffany Haddish

Michael B. Jordan is fighting for a good cause!

“Extra’s” Terri Seymour sitting down with Michael at his MBJAM fundraiser for lupus, a disease that his own mother battles.

Jordan is about to hit the big screen with Sylvester Stallone again in the highly anticipated “Creed 2.” He said, “This is the first time I’ve ever come back to do a sequel to anything.”

Michael said he trained even harder this time, sharing, “The diet was a little stricter. I ate like four or five times a day… Worked out two to three times a day. A lot of cardio and just boxing a lot.”

The 31-year-old is up for an Emmy for his HBO drama “Fahrenheit 451.” He commented, “I’m on a high right now. I’m really enjoying it.”

Jordan is hoping he can make it to the ceremony, despite his busy schedule. He said, “I’m trying to make sure I’m gonna get there ’cause I’m gonna be filming my next project, so hopefully we can work out a way for me to be in the building.”

Perhaps he could take Tiffany Haddish if he goes? The funnywoman recently made it loud and clear she has a huge crush on him. Michael gushed, “Tiffany, she’s amazing. She’s so funny and talented.”

Michael was joined by Jamie Foxx at MBJAM at Dave & Buster’s, where they raised $250,000 for lupus. He shared, “It wasn’t just my mom going through it, everybody in the family kind of went through it. So I kind of wanted the celebration, the fundraiser, the charity so everybody can be involved.”

His mom is “pretty proud” of his work. Michael said, “I think she’s proud. She’s always crying.”

His mom is currently in remission. She shared, “Everything sort of worked out really, really well for me and I’m just grateful for all of it. I really am.”

Source: Extra

Press/Video: Michael B. Jordan Praises ‘Big Brother’ Jamie Foxx As They Face Off in Basketball Shoot Off

There’s nothing like a basketball battle to bring out the rivalry between two Hollywood A-listers!

Actor pals Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan faced off in an action-packed shoot off at Dave & Busters in Hollywood, California, on Saturday. And, while things got humorously heated — like when Foxx faced a shortage of (basket)balls — Jordan opened up about how the two are in fact like family.

“I met Jamie when I was about 17/18 — when I was really young and first moved out here,” the Black Panther star told ET before the “Pop A Shot” battle, which was part of his second annual MBJAM fundraiser for Lupus LA. “Playing basketball together, we had a lot of mutual friends and he’s just always been a mentor and a big brother to me. So, when I finally had something I could call somebody out to, I was like, ‘Hey, can you show up and help support this cause?’ and it was an easy conversation.”

Following Foxx’s appearance on the orange carpet, the two pals went up against each other over several rounds, with Foxx scoring 59 hoops to Jordan’s 43 during one bout, before Jordan took the last round scoring 61. Every hoop raised $20 for Lupus LA.

Having experienced a whirlwind few years as his starpower rocketed thanks to Creed and Black Panther, the support of an industry veteran like Foxx, 50, has been invaluable to the 31-year-old actor and philanthropist.

The greatest thing he has taken away from Foxx — who recently took a moment while hosting the 2018 Bet Awards to praise Jordan for having “moved everybody [and] changed the culture,” with Black Panther — has been learning about “longevity.”

“He’s a multi-faceted, talented man who can do so many different things and he’s always found a way to do what he cared about — drama, comedy, action, hosting,” Jordan said. “He’s a man who wears many hats. I’ve also [learned from him] just being able to never take yourself too seriously. Just have fun and enjoy yourself.”

While enjoying themselves was clearly the theme of the afternoon, the friends may soon get down to work together on the movie, Just Mercy.

Based on the book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, the court drama is based on a true story and will see Jordan starring as Bryan Stevenson, a lawyer fighting for equal justice. Foxx is reportedly in talks to play Bryan’s client, a death row inmate.

Jordan also reprises his role as Adonis Creed, opposite Sylvester Stallone, in Creed 2, which hits theaters on Nov. 21. The sequel follows Adonis as he prepares to go up against the son of one of his biggest enemies under the guidance of Rocky Balboa (Stallone), and Jordan teased that fans can expect some new but familiar characters.

“There’s a lot of familiar faces that weren’t really present in the Creed franchise, but were in the Rocky world,” he shared. “It’s going to be action-packed, but there’s still a lot of character and a lot of story.”

Jordan also has the 2019 Netflix series Raising Dion (which he’s producing and starring in) and the animated series gen: Lock (with David Tennant) in the works, so it’s no surprise he was relishing some downtime at the event.

Family, friends and fellow Lupus LA supporters including Master of None’s Lena Waithe, Suits and Shameless star Scott Michael Campbell, 13 Reasons Why’s Meredith Monroe, A Wrinkle in Time’s Storm Reid, TV host Mario Lopez and This Is Us actors Niles Fitch and Mackenzie Hancsicsak also showed up.

The celebs, many of whom brought their kids, were joined by 200 lupus patients and their families who attended the event for free courtesy of sponsors, and enjoyed sliders, mac and cheese, cotton candy and photo booth fun in between playing arcade games.

But as he sweetly planted kisses on her forehead while they hit the orange carpet, it was Jordan’s dear mom, Donna, who was clearly his most special guest at the bash, which raised more than $250,000 before it had even ended and was accompanied by an ongoing online auction. The money will benefit Lupus LA, which helps sufferers of the inflammatory disease that affects more than 1.5 million Americans — including Selena Gomez, Nick Cannon and Donna — and over 60,000 people in LA County alone.

Jordan was only a young boy when Donna was diagnosed and he has since worked tirelessly with Lupus LA chairman and patient, Adam Selkowitz, to bring awareness and funds to the cause.

“With my success in the entertainment industry, being able to find an organization like Lupus LA and becoming an ambassador and then to put on my own charity fundraiser has been great,” said Jordan, who was previously presented with Lupus LA’s 2015 Loop Award for his work as an ambassador for the organization. “It’s just me trying to do my part.”

“My mother is the inspiration behind MBJAM, and my personal superhero,” he later added while addressing the crowd. “With lupus, it’s not just the one person that’s affected, it’s the whole family. I want to thank you all for coming out to support a cause that means so much to me and my family.”

Source: ET Online