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Wayans Brothers Developing ‘The Black Family’ for TBS

June 30th, 2010 No comments
Marlon and Shawn Wayans...

Marlon and Shawn Wayans...

Blame it on Obama.  Seems they want to blame everything on Obama these days so why not do an animated series on TBS about an interacial family and make if funny?

Well they have the right people behind this one as Keenan Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans are working with the network to create ‘The Black Family’  a new series from the comedic brothers. 

Guess with the success of Tyler Perry’s pr0grams on TBS the programming biggies there see value in urban themed content.  Bout time.

These guys can be pretty funny when it comes to ethnic humor if you ever watched them do stand-up comedy.  So a ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ comedic approach in animation just might work.

Especially if they blame it on Obama.  Although the thought of Sarah Palin anywhere near the White House could make for humor as well.

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Elijah Wood in First TV Series on ‘FX’

June 30th, 2010 No comments

FX has landed a big name to star opposite Jason Gann in a new comedy series.  Elijah Wood from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ has signed on to be part of the Australian born program ‘Wilfred’ to play the character ‘Ryan’ in that new series on American television. 

Elijah Wood

Gann created the ‘Wilfred’ project.  And will actually be ‘Wilfred’ in the U.S. version.  This marks Woods first entry in to series television.  Here’s how the show was described and please if you can tell us what it really means…ready?

“…about a guy (Elijah Wood), the girl next door and a mixed-breed dog, Wilfred, who is part Labrador retriever and part Russell Crowe on a bender.”

What the hell is he talking about?

Anyway there you have it.  Let us know what you think.

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Justin Bieber, LeAnn Rimes and Enrique Iglesias Headline Holiday Special

June 29th, 2010 No comments

Throw in Nick Cannon as host along with the cast of the new ‘Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ movie and you have one of the July 4th holiday’s hottest television programs.   It all starts at 9PM eastern on Sunday July 4th and of course there will be the nation’s fourth largest fireworks display following the concert. 

Justin Bieber

Bieber pretty much is the headliner for this televised event that will also be the prelude to his historic 75 city ‘My World’ tour, the title of his new CD. 

Iglesias has sold out concerts and gone platinum and gold with CD’sin 32  countries.  LeAnn Rimes is th youngest winner of a Grammy Award along with selling more than 37 million copies of her music.

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Steve Carell Says “Bye”…Larry King Out, Katie Couric to CNN…”No”

June 29th, 2010 No comments
Tina Fey and Steve Carell

Tina Fey and Steve Carell

Well a lot of official announcements and a few unhappy networks in the TV business.  Steve Carell has told E! News that he wasn’t kidding when he told BBC Radio that he was done with the show.  Maybe he might tell Jeff Zucker over at NBC about his decision.  “It was time for my character to go” Carell told E!

 

Larry King finally mans up and tells CNN that he will leave the network’s ‘Larry King Live’ in the fall.  He plans to spend time with his on again off again wife who pulled a Jennifer Capriati and popped more pills than what the prescription called for from the pharmacy. 

Now the word on Katie Couric says CNN wanted her to replace King in his slot which probably would be considerably less pay than the $15 million bucks she brings in reading the ‘CBS Evening News’ and we do mean reading.  But CBS is in no position to let her go so they might as well re-up for the same money or less as the news division continues to work hard at being the number three evening newscast.

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‘Savoir Faire’ King George Hamilton Gets New TV Land Show

June 28th, 2010 No comments
George Hamilton and son GT Hamilton...

George Hamilton and son GT Hamilton...

How does he keep that fabulous tan and age so gracefully and coolly.  George Hamilton, who keeps up with Betty White as the aging performers that viewers want to see, is getting a new show focused on him and his kids.

No name for this program yet coming to TV Land but Hamilton and his two sons Ashley and George (GT) Thomas will be featured in the show.  The elder Hamilton and Ashley will play two perennial bachelors, then having 10 year old George come to Los Angeles to live with them.

Kinda of a cable version of ‘Two and a Half Men’ ya think?

TV Land seems to be the network moving forward and fast.  With the coming of ‘Hot In Cleveland’ which premiered with solid viewers and liked by critics, George Hamilton’s show joins a group of new original programs on the network.

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‘American Idol’ Auditions Set

June 28th, 2010 No comments

10 years of ‘American Idol’ on FOX, yes 10 years and still going, well strong if you talk to the people at FOX but if you look at the decline in audience, there will be a lot of questions this coming season. 

Who the hell cares.  It’s still the show that has launched a lot of careers in the music industry and has given a lot of wannabes the opportunity to reach for their dream.        american-idol-logo

So now comes auditions for this upcoming season and the dates have been set.   July 17th is Nashville, July 21 Milwaukee, July 26 is New Orleans, August 3rd East Rutherford, August 11th is Austin and August 19th in San Francisco. 

The age group for entries is now 15 to 28 and you can go to www.AmericanIdol.com for more information.

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Tori Spelling Talks to Dead People…Chats with Farrah Fawcett

June 26th, 2010 No comments

So we have three people here who are apparently in touch with each other and Tori Spelling, who will be hosting a new show on Oxygen, has been chatting with Farrah Fawcett through psychic John Edward.

You remember he had a show on some network way back when people really found him of interest called ‘Crossing Over’ which you have to admit was pretty interesting.  Now he’s hooked up with Tori and they’ve been doing these psychic friends readings with her looking to reach out to her dad Aaron, producer of ‘Charlies Angels’ back in the 70’s.

Tori Spelling

Tori tells ‘Out’ magazine that while John was trying to contact daddy, Farrah Fawcett jumps through and tells John to tell Tori to tell her drug addicted, partying son Redmond that she was doing “these specific call outs for things they would understand.”

See that’s why we know this is wrong because they’re not ‘call outs’ but ‘shout outs’ so we don’t buy any of this. 

Tori is a little nutty but we still like her.  She and her baby daddy will be working on that Oxygen show ‘Tori and Dean: Weddings’ which is only a working title but that show will have Tori working with the bride and Dean working with the groom to deal with the ups and downs of getting to the altar. 

No word if John Edward will be doing readings for the couples featured in each show.

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Great Week for Summer Concerts…Check Out Photos from Morning Shows

June 26th, 2010 No comments
Alicia Keys...

Alicia Keys...

Maxwell, Alicia Keys and her little roll of a baby showing off in a hot outfit, both took the stage last week.  Maxwell did his thing on NBC’s ‘The Today Show’ with a incredibly sexy show which had women in the audience fawning like a Beatles concert.  And Alicia Keys showed no stopping of working through her pregnancy as this concert on ‘Good Morning America’ where she rocked the crowd in New York and then will be off on her way to Los Angeles to perform at the BET Awards.  Check out the cool photos of both.   

Maxwell

Maxwell

 

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Meet Darryl Willis, BP’s New Face on Television Commercials

June 26th, 2010 No comments

This poor guy.  Well anyone is better than that moron Tony Heyward, the current CEO of the now hated and reviled destroyers of American coastline BP, or British Petroleum. 

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Darryl Willis is now the face of BP, a brother that happens to be a much better spokesperson for the embroiled company.  Anything is better than a guy with a British accent telling Americans how he’s going to fix our shorelines after virtually screwing everyone down there in the process. 

Darryl Willis is the Vice President of Resources for BP as a title.  It’s probably a newer version of Human Resources which is normally the executive position most major companies hire either women or minorities to fill.  Now he’s up front and personal on all BP television commercials which will probably make this company a bit more like-able if that is possible at all in any manner for this company.

But ridding themselves of Tony Heyward as the out front guy for this mess is probably the most brilliant move BP has made since day one of this mess.  From a marketing standpoint it is genius.

Let’s send Tony Heyward back to his 50 foot yacht and let Darryl Willis, no matter how we feel about his ‘human resources’ condescending role is with BP, fix this problem in many more TV commercials. 

Watch Darryl’s commercial here.  And let’s hope this mess gets fixed no matter who is the out front spokesperson for BP.

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Cynthia Nixon’s New Role Takes Her to Showtime

June 25th, 2010 No comments

Fresh off the heels of the latest version of ‘Sex and the City’ has one of the four ladies moving to Showtime on the upcoming season one of ‘The Big C.’

Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon

Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon will join the cast as ‘Rebecca’ a friend of the lead character Laura Linney.  She will be featured in four episodes of the new series which hits the pay network on August 16th.

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