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‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Television Show, Eddie Murphy Involved…Why Not!

August 31st, 2012 No comments

So Eddie Murphy is not expected to take a role in the proposed television version of Beverly Hills Cop but he’s working with a huge name that has solid credentials and this could be a reality.  Shawn Ryan, the brains behind one of TV’s most gritty cop dramas in The Shield on FX, is joining the group including Eddie Murphy to pitch the small screen version of Beverly Hills Cop.

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

Axel Foley will return but Eddie Murphy is not expected to play the city trained now moving up to the West Side of Beverly Hills Cop.  Eddie Murphy is looking at a behind the scenes role and an occasional part in the new production that is being put together by Sony Pictures.   Axel Foley is going to be in Detroit as the Chief of Police while his son will be the Beverly Hills Cop in the proposed new TV series.

There were three versions of Beverly Hills Cop on the big screen which starred Eddie Murphy created between 1984 and 1994.  The movies grossed over $700 million and turned out to be the best of the best for Eddie Murphy.  A fourth Beverly Hills Cop film was on tap but never materialized.

More to come.

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The Best of The West Wing, President Bartlett Rocks Radio Talk Host (YouTube Video)

August 30th, 2012 No comments

While we’re watching the coverage of the Republican National Committee convention in Tampa, Florida it brings back one of the best  video pieces of The West Wing, one of the most solid episodes of that show.

Can’t beat great television right?  Nope!

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“Make My Day,” Says Clint Eastwood, Pitches America on Mitt Romney (YouTube Video)

August 30th, 2012 No comments

This is why you don’t let old people get in front of a camera or a microphone.  But that shit Clint Eastwood did on stage at the the Republican National Committee just cracked me up.  He was funny as hell.

I won’t watch another Clint Eastwood movie and I like all Clint Eastwood movies especially when he’s kicking as.  But this video is funny.  I like old people when they look stupid and Clint Eastwood looked pretty stupid.

But you gotta like this video.

Rick Thomas

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Barack Obama's Response to Clint Eastwood

Barack Obama’s Response to Clint Eastwood

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“Bye, bye, so long, farewell…I’ll be back,” Say ‘Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts

August 30th, 2012 No comments

Well I gotta say this is personal.  It’s been a pretty bad week or a couple of weeks for me.  This whole fight against breast cancer is taking it’s toll.  One friend had a double mastectomy last week.  I’ve known her for over 10 years now and her battle has not been one that has been easy.  Another friend’s daughter who is only 32 years of age went through the same procedure this summer.

Yes just 32.

My friend, well she’s not having a good time right now.  It hasn’t been easy for her over the last six months of dealing with a child, her only child, with breast cancer.  It’s been an effort to get her the emotional help she needs to deal with this disease.

Robin Roberts Says Goodbye for Now on 'Good Morning America'

Robin Roberts Says Goodbye for Now on ‘Good Morning America’

I have another friend her age that was diagnosed at 18 years old.  18 years of age.  Yes, this definitely has been a rough week for me.

And then my own mother.  Well she’s a 20 plus year survivor of breast cancer.

Some good news, right?

Right?

So I turned on Good Morning America this Thursday morning.  Gotta give NBC”s Today Show some credit.  Matt Lauer gave me the impetus to turn on Good Morning America as even he mentioned the battle that Robin Roberts is experiencing with her post breast cancer diagnosis. And that today was her last day.  Probably for a very long time.  Before she returns to Good Morning America.

Oh yeah, I’ve had better weeks.

But then, remember, there’s mother.  There is a reason to be positive.  There really is.

Robin Roberts is simple awesome.  A fighter.  An amazing talent.  And she will be taking leave from Good Morning America to begin her medical leave from a bone marrow transplant.

This will not be an easy leave as Robin Roberts is expected to be out of action for a minimum of four months.  A long four months that will take her away from the ongoing battle with the Today Show as Good Morning America is now number one in audience delivery.

I read an article about how this may affect that battle.  What the hell is wrong with people in the media?  Who cares about ratings.  I guess emotionally I have a different thought process about this.

Let’s see.  Ratings…dying of breast cancer.

Robin Roberts is a fighter.  She will win this battle, God be my witness.  As I told my friend that was diagnosed at 18 years of age it was not time for her to leave me.

Yeah I’m a selfish sonofabitch aren’t I?

Better than doing a write-up about how Robin Roberts loss will affect the ratings over at Good Morning America.

There’s a better day coming for all of those affected by this malady called breast cancer.  Robin Roberts will win.  All of those in my circle will win.  As they have.  So I’m looking forward…four months from now.  When Robin Roberts returns to Good Morning America.

Rick Thomas

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Finally Legal, ‘Lost’s Doug Hutchison’s Courtney Stodden Gets Load of Skin Flick Producers

August 30th, 2012 No comments

Well she’s now 18 years of age and that seemed to be what the couple has been waiting for since Lost actor Doug Hutchison decided to marry Courtney Stodden who happened at that time to be 16 years of age.

Um, he was 51.  Yes 51.

Happy birthday Courtney.  Welcome to being an adult.   White males are getting all sweaty right about now.  Because Courtney Stodden the minor is now Courtney Stodden the adult who is getting calls from porn video producers who are interested in her 18th birthday.

Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden

Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden

Why?

Because at 18 years of age she can do, well, just about anything she wants to do and since she pretty much has zero talent, taking off her clothes is the next best thing to keeping this couple from getting evicted from their current residence.

Doug is not happy with Courtney Stodden’s present attention.  Who would be.  If your wife was getting phone calls from porn video producers would you be happy about it?

Hell no.

“I woke up this morning and I got flooded with a whole bunch of porn offers,” she told TMZ.com.  And according to TMZ.com Courtney Stodden said she’s looking at all comers no pun intended.

Courtney Stodden

Courtney Stodden

Lost actor Doug Hutchison apparently is not too happy about his wife’s new attention.  What the hell did you expect moron?  “He’s a little concerned about what his wife’s going to do,” she said which banging 14 guys in front of a camera.

Yeah, you’re pretty lost Doug.

That’s what you get when you marry a woman 35 years younger than you.  Good luck pal.

Rick Thomas

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Hey, Yo Vinny? Freaking Chadrools at ‘Jersey Shore’ Get Whacked as in Canceled by MTV

August 30th, 2012 No comments

OK so was this unexpected or not?  MTV has canceled it’s hugely popular Jersey Shore with the final season six set to begin on the network on October 4th.

Oh no!  It’s the end of Snooki and JWOWW!  No more of The Situation or any scenes of drunken, partying or vomiting on television that has created a complete new culture for young people who want to remain unemployed or financing the college careers for the children of lawyers who advertise for DUI’s on The Maury Povich Show.

Jenni “JWOWW” Farley and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi

Yes Jersey Shore is over.  Jersey Shore has been officially canceled by MTV.  Jersey Shore still sits atop every other program on MTV as far as viewers is concerned which at one point reach 9 million people who tuned in to watch the mess.  Jersey Shore.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

Too bad Chris Christie could not have made the announcement during the Republican convention.  The New Jersey Governor has been waiting for this day as his own personal brand.  But fear not Chris Christie.  Snooki & JWOWW really is Snooki & JWOWW as that spinoff show enters in to its second season.

These people just won’t go away!

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Too Much Dolph Ziggler ‘SmackDown’ Sex for Comedy Central’s ‘Last Comic Standing’s Amy Schumer

August 29th, 2012 No comments

How much sex it too much sex?  And what is athletic sex?  Really, somebody tell me because I must be missing out on something cause I’ve never heard the phrase “athletic sex” in my entire sexually active life.

I gotta get a life.

Seems WWE SmackDown wrestler Dolph Ziggler’s sexual prowess in the form of combining that with Comedy Central’s Last Comic Standing act Amy Schumer is a bit too, too much for her.

Never heard that from a woman before.  “Honey you’re doing me too long, too many times, it’s just too much!”

Well apparently Amy Schumer has had her fill  of ex-mate Dolph Ziggler in the form him being “too athletic” and she went on the Howard Stern radio program to do what is called a tell all.

And it seems she told all.

Amy Schumer 'Mostly Sex Stuff' on Comedy Centra

Amy Schumer ‘Mostly Sex Stuff’ on Comedy Centra

“The sex was too athletic,” Amy Schumer told Howard Stern.

Huh?

How often was the athleticism?  “Always,” she continues.

But wait.  There’s more to this story as it gets even better for Amy Schumer.

And she was OK with the so called athleticism of Dolph Ziggler but it seems the steroids took hold because according to Amy Schumer “he was spinning me like a Globetrotter.”

Amy Schumer 'Mostly Sex Stuff' on Comedy Central

Amy Schumer ‘Mostly Sex Stuff’ on Comedy Central

Amy Schumer was OK with the wild and crazy sex at the beginning but it became a bit too much for her so the couple became an ex-couple.

Now her previous boyfriend seem to have a different problem.  He was one of those dudes that did not give Amy Schumer the attention she wanted and most men know that if you don’t give women attention you can bet they will find attention somewhere else.

Believe me that’s true.

So one guy gives her too much attention and sex.  Amy Schumer tosses him to the curb.  The next boyfriend gives her no attention, he gets tossed.

Women.  Can live with them…period.

Rick Thomas

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Snatching Defeat From the Mouth of Victory, Republicans Lose Again as Delegates Throw Peanuts at Black CNN Camera Woman

August 29th, 2012 No comments

What a mess.  What a true mess.

This is exactly what the Republican Party could do without.  Once again grabbing defeat out of the mouth of victory.  Well Chris Christie kinda lost the race with his “I, I, I” and “me, me, me,” prime time chat on national television which quite frankly let everyone know that fat boy will be running for President in 2016.

Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida

Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida

That’s if Mitt can’t pull off a miracle.

Which he will need after an ethnic intimidation type incident that took place at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

A female CNN camera person covering the event for the network experienced the worst of the worst of the Republican party.  And give the GOP credit.  They excised the two perpetrators immediately after the racist incident.

Here’s what happened.

An African American camera woman was at the convention doing her job for CNN when two simpleton morons attending the event began throwing peanuts at her and shouting “this is how we feed animals.”

Not a good way to start a presidential campaign for Mitt Romney.  Gee, comma.  I thought most people knew better.

Well the RNC surely reacted the proper way throwing the racist duo out of the convention.  But you can bet one thing.  The Democrats are sending a CSI team to find out who these two morons are and where they live…at the same time calling their advertising agency to put together commercials to run prior to the November election.

What was CNN’s response?  “CNN can confirm there was an incident directed at an employee inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum earlier this afternoon.  CNN worked with convention officials to address the matter and will have no further comment.”

Seems not to be a good thing to be black and work for CNN.

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Baby Mama Drama All Set, Snooki, Jionni Drop Lorenzo Dominic LaValle

August 26th, 2012 No comments

Here we go.  More Snooki in the news and all over the world wide web today as Snooki Polizzi and Jionni LaValle became Mom and Dad early this morning bringing in Lorenzo Dominic LaValle is the new kid on the block for the reality couple.

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The Snooki “Baby Bump” is Over

Yes the baby bump days have ended.  It’s now time for Snooki and Jionni to be like a lot of new Moms and Dads as they will be changing dirty diapers and getting no sleep, essentially ending the party for the Jersey Shore peeps and really having to be parents.

In typical Italian style fashion, a rep for Snooki said “The world just got another Guido” in the coming of Lorenzo Dominic LaValle.  Snooki Tweeted “I had my little man last night, healthy at 6 pounds!  HE’S MY WORLD!”

Jionni LaValle

Jionni LaValle

Apparently Jionni was not in view of the delivery with Snooki when she dropped baby Lorenzo.  In a previous interview Snooki said she did not want him there when she delivered because “he’ll never touch me again,” which is probably the words most expectant fathers use when watching all hell come out of their baby’s mama.

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ABC’s ‘Bold and Beautiful’ Move, Football’s Michael Strahan Joins Kelly Ripa on “LIVE with Kelly & Michael”

August 26th, 2012 No comments

In probably a surprising move, Disney ABC Domestic Television made a huge statement on the syndicated network’s flagship program LIVE with Kelly Ripa.  Former New York Giants football star Michael Strahan has replaced Regis Philbin in the co-host chair next to Kelly Ripa.

What?

Yes, the 40 year old still looks like he could chase down a few running backs FOX NFL Sunday personality is the next co-host of the daytime program.  Which would be the first time an African American gets a full time role on this important ABC show.

FOX NFL SUNDAY Pregame Analyst: Michael Strahan

FOX NFL SUNDAY Pregame Analyst: Michael Strahan

The network could be following a trend on daytime television finally understanding that after the genre lost a huge asset in the Oprah Winfrey show ending and that to put more color on the screen is a solid strategy.  Oprah Winfrey shows mainstream viewers that African American people on television is no longer a scary proposition.

For many years networks were concerned about white viewers and their reaction to seeing black faces on television until Bryant Gumbel broke the mold on the Today Show.  Since then it has still been a challenge for network executives to put faces of color on screen beyond Oprah but that seems to be changing.  With Michael Strahan, the media hype behind Steve Harvey’s new daytime show, placing that program before or after Ellen DeGeneres is an important positioning for that program.

With the changing focus in America today highlighting true melting pot, putting persons of color in front of the camera is no longer taboo.   Take NBC, the network that cheered about diversity in the past with no action forward and that company’s solid effort to use more faces of color on their network and cable programming.  An important foundation and ABC seems to be following suit.

Michael Strahan’s integration in to LIVE with Kelly Ripa was announced on the show this morning  So Michael Strahan will be a very busy guy as you can expect that for programming reasons both ABC and FOX Sports will enjoy the cross promoting of Michael Strahan’s brand throughout both networks.

Rick Thomas

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