Friday, July 31, 2009

New Urban 3-D Animation Series Titled "Da Jammies" Launches!

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Veteran television producer Ralph Farquhar and production partner Dwayne Corbitt of FarCor Studios recently announced a pact with distributor TF1 International for overseas distribution of their latest project Da Jammies, a new 3D animated music series, to the animation industry and fans during a panel presentation at the 2009 Comic-Con convention. TF1 will launch the series at the next MIPCOM and MIPCOM Junior World Entertainment Content Market in Cannes, France held October 3 – 9, 2009.

The producer of such Disney hits as The Proud Family and Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior, Farquhar’s ground-breaking new animated sitcom was developed in partnership with Toon Farm, LLC and is set to redefine the genre with its fresh new approach to quality urban family programming.

Combining hip-hop dance, music and fashion in a way never before seen in animation, Da Jammies follows five diverse ‘tweens from the suburbs who attend a performing arts middle school. Novelist, Dolla, MoMo, Seven and LaLa study singing, dancing and music in hopes of one day achieving their dreams of superstardom – and learn big life lessons along the way. Da Jammies tackles the sometimes difficult life lessons of growing up today, yet never loses its fun, engaging approach.

“The whole concept of urban family entertainment that reflects the lifestyle and musical tastes of multicultural families has been largely ignored by the industry,” said executive producer Farquhar. "We're programming for an underserved audience, armed with beats and stories that the entire family can sit down and enjoy together.”
Annabel Bighetti, Senior Executive VP Sales and Acquisitions for TF1 International stated, “We’re thrilled to offer to the international market this new 3D animation series about multicultural kids attending a performing arts middle school, who sing, dance, rap and dream of becoming famous.”

Domestically, the studio is in negotiations with several networks to air the 13-episode series. Viewers can log onto http://www.4kids.tv/da-jammies to watch a complete episode, give feedback and cast their votes to see Da Jammies on the CW 4 Kids programming lineup.

Da Jammies was developed by Ralph Farquhar and Dwayne Corbitt for FarCor Studios, created by Aulsondro “Novelist” Hamilton and William “Dolla” Chapman II and produced by Kathleen Zuelch.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Comedian AJ Johnson Has Heart Attack in NY!

We just discovered that comedian and actor Anthony “AJ” Johnson probably best known from several films such as Friday, Players Club, I Got The Hook Up, House Party 1 and 2, and more, had a heart attack at LaGuardia Airport in New York yesterday on his way to a comedy show. Currently Johnson is resting comfortably Jamaica Hospital in Queens, NY. More news on this story as it develops.

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Behind The Scenes: An Interview With... Special K

video Here is another interview from Behind-The Scenes- of Martin Lawrence's show titled Martin Lawrence Present 1st Amendment on Starz. This week's interview is with comedian Special K, check it out and tell us what you think and don't forget to check out the show Starz every Friday! Check out your local listings for time.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Late Nite's New Urban Look Coming Soon!

In case you haven’t heard the news, the Jay Leno Show set to premiere on NBC at 10 PM Monday thru Friday every night is not the only thing new this fall. This fall it looks like there will be a new crop of late night talk shows set to premiere similar to the year when The Orlando Jones Show launched on FX, or when Magic Johnson launched his talk show titled The Magic Hour and when the Keenan Ivory Wayans Show (Hosted by Wayans) and VIBE Magazine’s late night talk show (Hosted by comedian Chris Spencer then comedian Sinbad) all aired at the same time in 1998.

Well, this year it looks like there is a new crop of comics set to launch a new late night talker in the fall. First up is the George Lopez show titled Lopez Tonight, set to be broadcast on TBS with a launch date of Nov. 9th. Lopez's show will air weeknights at 11PM and will air a half-hour earlier than The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien and Late Show With David Letterman, and is strategically placed to begin as the new Jay Leno Show ends its national broadcast.

The next late night talker is from comedian Wanda Sykes, with her own show titled The Wanda Sykes Show, launches her own style of weekly talk show on Nov. 7th on FOX.

Finally, there is the show from BET titled The Mo’Nique Show hosted by the comedian and actress Mo’Nique. The show, beginning production in the next month or so, will air on BET this fall and will be set to air Monday thru Friday. No time yet set for when the show will be broadcast.

Hopefully this will not be a repeat of 1998 when all of the shows that year were cancelled because of weak ratings, or because of celebrity boycotts, which resulted in weak ratings for some shows. Anyway, one thing is for certain; we will be watching!

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Behind The Scenes: An Interview With... Ray Lipowski

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Here is a behind-the scenes interview with comedian Ray Lipowski who is one of the comedians set to perform on Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand Up which is currently in the beginning of another season on the Starz Network. Check your local listings for the time in your area.

Katt Williams Cleared Of Gun Charge!

We have just discovered that comedian Katt Williams no longer has gun charges to worry about. The two weapons possession charges he faced in New York City have been rejected by the D.A. because of insufficient evidence. the charges -- filed against Katt back in November after cops allegedly noticed two guns in his car -- were dismissed because the D.A. wouldn't be able to prove them beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Laz Alonzo Issue- Hollywood's Newest Top Dog!

This issue we interview actor Laz Alonso most notably known as the actor from This Christmas who Regina King had an "issue with", but also starred in Fast & Furious, Miracle At St. Anna's, and the new Avatar from Director James Cameron. Plus we give you an inside look at BET Awards Weekend, and there is a tribute to the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson. We have even more new features inside that you are not gonna want to miss! Check it out now by CLICKING THE COVER ON THE FAR RIGHT TO OPEN UP NEW ISSUE!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Katt Williams NOT Bankrupt- Bashed By Ex Employees!!!

After further investigation on the Katt Williams bankruptcy claim that was made to us, (and after additional due diligence by us as looking for the filings of the bankruptcy claims in the state of California) we recently discovered that the claims that were made to us by several former employees of Katt Williams were proven to be false.

Furthermore, our investigation has uncovered that these were individuals who set out to discredit Katt Williams, and for the purpose of our involvement in this matter we apologize on reporting this about Katt Williams, and also apologize for any harm this may have done to him or his family. We had the audacity to print this story that we thought was coming from reliable sources (as they were reliable in the past), so we’d better have the audacity to apologize.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Katt Williams Files For Bankruptcy!

In the long list of controversies surrounding Katt Williams, it looks like this following news might be a serious set back; we just discovered from several sources that comedian and actor Williams has filed for bankruptcy.

This is just some of the latest news that has developed from his camp. In the last 12 months Katt has made the news several times.

On Wednesday, November 5, 2008, he failed to appear as a scheduled guest on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien. This was the first time this had happened on the show since its debut in 1993.

During the early morning of Thursday, November 6, 2008, Williams was arrested on weapons charges in midtown Manhattan after police say they pulled him over for driving a car without license plates. He was released on bail later that day in time for his show at Carnegie Hall.

The following day, at Williams' appearance at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Nov. 7, Katt announced that he would make his final stand up performance on December 31, 2008, citing wear and tear on the road, the need to keep his family together, and a desire to help young up-and-coming comedy acts get their start.

On December 31, 2008, while performing at a New Year's Eve show in Detroit, Katt Williams began to insult Steve Harvey (The Original Kings of Comedy) for calling himself an original king of comedy. Katt stated that Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby are the only original kings of comedy. He went on to say, "How can you be the original if you were not the first?"

Over the New Year weekend, Katt was slapped by a man at a club in Detroit while attempting to perform a freestyle. Katt claimed the altercation was over some jewels he was wearing.

Over the past several years, Katt Williams has been involved in several tours that have grossed over $50 million dollars and several months ago Katt turned down an offer from Comedy Central for over $50 million, not to mention his official retirement from doing stand up over the Christmas holidays.

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DL Hughley Lands A New Radio Show

Our sources have just revealed to us the comedian DL Hughley has landed a job on one of New York’s hottest radio station’s KISS FM.

Hughley joins the ranks of fellow comedian Rickey Smiley, J Anthony Brown, and Steve Harvey as being a comedian on the radio although his show will not be syndicated.

Hughely accepts the role on the radio right after his wildly controversial show on CNN titled D.L. Hughley Breaks The News was cancelled- on the heels of stating that the Republican National Convention “literally look[s] like Nazi Germany”. Word is Hughley also approached CNN about being permanently based in Los Angeles, where his family lives. To accommodate this, CNN agreed upon a new role where he will be a contributor for the network based in Los Angeles despite his show being cancelled.

With KISS FM it looks like Hughley will be broadcasting from Los Angeles.

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Ice Cube's New Comedy Project For TV!

We just got word from our folks at TBS that they have just acquired Ice Cube's new television version of the film Are We There Yet?. According to TBS the show will be loosely based on the film with some slight character changes and characters, and they are going to pick up 10 episodes with an option of 90 more if successful. The show is slated to launch in June 2010.

We hear that Ice Cube’s production company Cube Vision is set to produce, while Ali LeRoi (of Everybody Hates Chris fame) will write the show.

Actor Terry Crews (of Everybody Hates Chris fame) is set to start in the show as Nick with occasional appearances from Ice Cube. No other actor has been attached to the project yet, but we hear that Cube plans to add a couple of comics to the show.

Humor Mill TV- One One One With... Larry Lancaster

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This week's new episode of Humor Mill TV catches up with one of Baltimore's finest comedians, Larry Lancaster. We discuss his new projects and more- as he is being interviewed by our Host comedian Red Grant, so we ask him why he is in Los Angeles and what that means for him.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Eddie Murphy Out Of Beverly Hills Cop 4 & In Trump Heist

We have just discovered that comedic actor Eddie Murphy is not going to do Beverly Hill Cop 4, regardless of the internet rumors that are floating around. The reason is plainly simple; Murphy does not like the script. We can say that Director Brett Ratner is working with some writers to work the script to make another pitch to Murphy, but so far that door is closed.

We can also say that Murphy loves the new script from Ratner titled Trump Heist (the movie that we mentioned months ago and is a Universal film). Murphy has agreed to star in that film as Ratner is currently trying to surround Murphy with a great cast, with actors like Sidney Poitier, Chris Tucker, and Chris Rock just to name a few. So far, no one but Murphy has agreed to star in the film but word is that Rock is officially close to signing on as well.

Trump Heist has been pitched as an urban version of Ocean’s 11, and is about the employees of the Trump Tower in New York who conspire to rip off the building's residents.

Stay tuned, as we will have more news on this story as it develops.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Roc The Mic Volume 4

We have decided to try something new and because you have asked, we are adding music! So, check out our new MIXTAPE titled Roc The Mic Volume # 4, as its featuring new music from Jamie Foxx, his new song titled Digital Girl, which also features rappers Drake & Kanye West. Plus there is some classic comedy from Eddie Murphy and comedian Vincent Oshana. CLICK THE TITLE OF THE PODCAST AND THE MIX WILL BEGIN!!!

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Martin Lawrence Begins To Develop Big Momma's House 3

A couple of weeks ago, the news broke that Martin Lawrence was about to jump into television again in a new animated series for the FOX network based on his experiences growing up in Washington D.C., plus a one is a single-camera series for the Starz Network that revolves around an interracial family.

Well it looks like that there is more up Lawrence's sleeve in the film area also. Our sources have discovered that Lawrence and his production company, Runtelldat Productions, have begun to develop one of his successful franchise films, Big Momma’s House 3. The film series revolves around Lawrence’s character as an FBI agent who disguises himself as an old lady to protect a beautiful federal witness and her son. No word yet if actress Nia Long will reprise her role in the film.

Speaking of television, don’t forget to check out Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up as Season Four Premieres July 17th at 11PM ET/PT on the Starz Network, Hosted by comedian Doug Williams.

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Classic Comedy Skit- Men On Film From Fox's In Living Color

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Here is another skit from the show In Living Color, which debuted on the young FOX Network. this sketch features comedians Damon Wayans and David Alan Grier, except this time instead of reviewing films, the Men have their take on Fitness, which is also titled, Men On Fitness.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

BET's Michael Jackson Coverage Of Memorial Tuesday

BET serves up a full day of coverage titled Michael Jackson: In Remembrance starting with an encore episode of 106 & Park at 9a ET with Jackson videos and more; at 1030a ET, BET will re-air Forever the King: A Tribute to Michael Jackson followed by an encore airing of Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough: Michael Jackson Special at 11a ET. BET's News team will begin its live memorial coverage at 12p to 4p ET from both L.A. and New York with BET News correspondent Jina Johnson joined by guest reporters Lola Ogunnaike and April Woodard. Later today, BET will re-air Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough: Michael Jackson Special at 4p ET and 106 & Park with more tributes to Jackson at 6p ET.

Humor Mill TV- One One One With... G-Thang!

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This week the Humor Mill TV catches up with comedian G-Thang outside the Improv Comedy club in Hollywood. Being interviewed by comedian Red Grant, things just get crazy! Check out the interview here!

Trailer- Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself

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Here is the latest film from Tyler Perry titled I Can Do Bad All By Myself which stars Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez, Brian White and Mary J Blige. The film hits the theaters on September 11th.

Stay tuned right here for the news as it comes!

Friday, July 3, 2009

BET Exec Responds To 2009 BET Awards Backlash

*****UPDATED******Due to the overwhelming response we heard from our readers and viewers because of the Michael Jackson Tribute at the 2009 BET Awards, and due to the major uproar being steered towards the network, we reached out to BET for a response- and got one from a very high level executive at BET.

If you have not heard by now, an open letter was written to the network by Director and Activist Byron Hurt, and it has been posted to several major websites. Hurt, the letter’s author, complained about many things, from the performances, specifically Lil’ Wayne’s to much more. He states in his letter that “it’s sad and unfortunate that your network, owned by Viacom, continues to crank out mediocrity and perpetuate negative stereotypes of black men, women, and children.” The letter has continued to circulate around the internet, and finally has garnered a response from the Executive who wishes to remain anonymous.

The Exec does address many concerns that you have emailed us about, and first and foremost he responds to the lack of attendance from certain people who were not present for the BET Awards, which was supposed to be a tribute to Michael Jackson who passed away two days earlier. He States, “Berry Gordy, Diana Ross... Too distraught to make live public appearances. Usher, Omarion, Justin (Timberlake)... All in Europe. At the end of the day, not everyone can adjust their schedules or emotions. HOWEVER it should be noted that we (BET) did NOT call Janet (Jackson) to participate; we respected their call for privacy. Her folks called us and we are honored... and are proud to say that the family enjoyed our upbeat, humorous, heartfelt tribute. THAT'S what matters.”

On the performances, especially Lil Wayne’s, the Exec continues on by saying, “… We appreciate the support of folks and are proud to have done this show, and pay tribute to Michael Jackson AND salute regular folks doing super-regular things; The 3 doctors from Newark... Mayor James Young from Philadelphia, MS, and the folks from Food From The Hood who are growing and selling their own vegetables... And making money for their college education. There was really so much positive in this show that I wish folks would focus on. If it helps, we fully admit the girls on Young Money was unplanned and regrettable. Wayne's heart was in the right place (trying to please his daughter) even if the execution wasn't.”

It should also be noted that the Executive has assured us that BET has plans to produce a show dedicated to Michael Jackson in the very near future.

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BET's Michael Jackson Tribute That Never Aired!

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Still upset that BET didn't have a proper tribute to Michael Jackson? Well, our sources told us that they ran out of time! But if they had the time they would have broadcast this tribute that they produced specifically for the show.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Skank Robbers Featuring Jamie Foxx & Martin Lawrence

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If you got a chance to see the 2009 BET Awards, then you got a chance to see a comedy skit that Jamie Foxx premiered during the show that featured Foxx and comedic actor Martin Lawrence. For those of you who don't know, the skit was made in preparation for the show BUT Foxx has a comedy sketch show he is prepping for broadcast this fall. This sketch was just a sample. Enjoy!

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