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Ice Cube, Common, Cedric The Entertainer And Eve On "Barbershop: The Next Cut"

By: Donna Freydkin

Having someone rub your scalp, maybe give you a head massage, spruce up your 'do, has its perks. Entire films have been made about the goings-on at beauty salons, after all.

"When you sit in that chair, you feel like you can let go of everything. You're able to talk to him about relationships and spirituality and what's going on with women. I'll try different rhymes on him," says Common of his barber.

He's co-starring in "Barbershop: The Next Cut," opening Friday, alongside Ice Cube, Eve and Cedric the Entertainer. The crew is back, and this time, dealing with neighborhood violence and how to stop it. It's the third installment of the popular series: 2004's "Barbershop 2: Back in Business" grossed $65 million and 2002's "Barbershop raked in $75.1 million.

But speaking of Cedric, the comedian can appreciate a little pampering. Yes, he loves to relax.

"If you're at the barber, or getting a facial, or getting your nails done," says Cedric.

Wait, excuse us, but he's an aficionado of spa treatments?

"You don't get to be this chocolaty without getting exfoliated. You got to scrub that. That's alpaca. It's in those kind of environments where you find yourself in intimate scenarios. They feel like therapy. You have a pact with them that (what you say) can't go any further," he says.

We defy anyone, and we do mean anyone, to talk to Cedric and keep a straight face. The veteran comedian goes from riffing on spas to discussing his fashion idea: canine formalwear. So really, how did the cast manage to shoot an entire film without busting a gut?

"Luckily everyone is a pro. As a comedian you live to break somebody in a scene. Especially Cube. If you can break Cube, that's like winning. He's Ice Cube. Even when he's having a good time, he's like, 'Yeah, that's funny.' The energy on the set was one where we loved challenging each other,' says Cedric.

Common, who won a best original song Oscar for "Glory," from "Selma," says it's part of yet another day at the office. "It's one of those things. You just gotta laugh, man. How you gonna keep a straight face when Ced is going off like that?" he says.

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Of the two men, one takes longer to get ready than the other. "I probably do. We haven't had a contest but my barber really takes a long time. Maybe Cedric's barber does the same thing too. I be wanting my beard to be right," says Common.

One of the funniest scenes in the film involves Ice Cube being accosted for selfies by female fans. It's an issue that just about every celebrity faces to varying degrees.

"Yeah, that's been a pet peeve of mine the last couple of years. It's ruined meeting people. People would rather get the picture before they meet you. They take the picture and walk off. It's all about their social media. 'Look what I did today.' I'm a statue to you. You didn't fan me out for real because you didn't bother to meet me," says Cedric.

As for Common, don't try to be coy with him, and don't accost him. Just be nice. "As long as someone asks. What I don't like is when someone takes a picture and you don't even know. A selfie, if they ask, I'm all cool with it. It's all good," he says.

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Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve, Ice Cube, and Cedric The Entertainer in publicity portrait for the film 'Barbershop', 2002. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
Anthony Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer, Sean Patrick Thomas, Ice Cube, and Eve in movie art for the film 'Barbershop', 2002. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
Ice Cube during 'Barbershop' Premiere - Los Angeles at Archlight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 26: Actor Cedric The Entertainer attends the premiere of the film 'Barbershop' on August 26, 2002 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Cedric The Entertainer sitting in barber chair the shop in a scene from the film 'Barbershop', 2002. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
Cedric The Entertainer, Eve, Ice Cube chatting in the shop for the film 'Barbershop', 2002. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
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Actor Cedric the Entertainer poses for a photo at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles, Jan. 25, 2004. Cedric's newest film is "Barbershop 2: Back in Business," the follow up to 2002's "Barbershop." (AP Photo/Ann Johansson)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 20: Actors Cedric the Entertainer (L) and Ice Cube (R) pose at the after-party for MGM's 'Barbershop 2: Back in Business' at the Annex on January 20, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 17: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white) Cedric The Entertainer attends 'Barbershop: The Next Cut' advanced Atlanta VIP screening at Regal Atlantic Station on March 17, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Warner Bros)
Actors Anthony Anderson, Deon Cole, Liz Dozier, Ice Cube, Regina Hall, Cedric the Entertainer and Common at the Chicago premiere of Barbershop: The Next Cut, at the Kerasotes Showplace Icon Theatre on Monday, March 14, 2016 in Chicago. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)
Cast members Ice Cube (R) and Common pose at the premiere of "Barbershop: The Next Cut" at TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Cedric the Entertainer and Ice Cube arrive at the DC screening of Barbershop 3 at AMC Mazza Gallerie 14 on March 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shannon Finney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 12: Common, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Eve and Ice Cube attend SiriusXM's 'Town Hall' With The Cast Of 'Barbershop: The Next Cut': Town Hall To Air On Eminem's Exclusive SiriusXM Channel Shade 45 at SiriusXM Studios on April 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

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