Monday, August 31, 2009

Bad Boys 3 Jumps On Track!

We just discovered that it seems our speculations were right a couple of months ago. If you remember, we placed a story stating that we heard Hollywood execs were trying their best to bring back Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for a third installment of the Bad Boys films action franchise.

Well, it seems that we were right, and that Hollywood has taken the first step towards that goal. We have just learned that Columbia Pictures have commissioned writer Peter Craig to begin work on a new screenplay for Bad Boys 3.

We have to state that although the film project is still in its early stages, Columbia Pictures hope to entice Smith and Lawrence back to the series as Miami, Florida police detectives, bringing Transformers director Michael Bay and producer Jerry Bruckheimer back on board, all of which was confirmed by Hollywood Reporter this morning..

The original Bad Boys release hit cinemas in 1995, grossing a conservative $141 million worldwide, while Bad Boys 2, the sequel released eight years later, was a global box office smash, taking profits of $273 million.

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Humor Mill TV- Interview With Shaquille O'Neal

Here is an interview with NBA All Star center Shaquille O'Neal by our host Red Grant, as O'Neal discusses his venture into the comedy world and why he thinks comedy is the way to go. We also get a couple of his random thoughts as only Shaq does 'em. Check out the interview here!

For those of you who haven't heard, Shaq launched the All Star Comedy Series with Codeblack Entertainment is is preparing to launch a comedy series and comedy tour. Check out our upcoming interviews from this event at Club Nokia at LA Live in Los Angeles, as we will have more interviews with comedians Kevin Hart, DeRay Davis and Chris Spencer to name a few, plus we will have the latest news

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Rickey Smiley To Put On Comedy & Musical Tour!

Our sources have told us that comedian and actor Rickey Smiley is about to make some moves in comedy that not too many have ventured before successfully! First, we hear Smiley is planning a comedy and musical concert series and Smiley will go on tour with singer Fantasia (of American Idol fame), tentatively titled Rickey Smiley & Friends. We hear the tour will go out this fall and this winter, and we will have more news sure to come as this develops.

As you all know by now Smiley has been very successful on radio and is currently in 32 markets across the country, and currently we also hear that there may even be a television show on the horizon. No word yet on what type of show it will be, as we hear the show is in the early stages of development.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Stand Up Comedy Special- Angus Black

Here is a portion of a comedic performance by comedian DC Curry on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on the Starz Network. Make sure you check out each new episode every Friday Night (Check your local listings)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Comedian With The Next Reality Show- Luenell?!

We just discovered that the comedian known as Luenell may be the next comedian to be tapped for her own reality show and star in another new film. You may remember her from touring on the Katt Williams comedy tour several years ago and in last year’s comedy filmBorat.

Well, we discovered that Luenell is also going to be in the new film titled All About Steve starring Sandra Bullock which opens in theatres everywhere on September 4th. If you remember, Luenell was also seen in Californication, VH1's I Love The New Millennium, Reality Bites Back, performing on Martin Lawrence 1st Amendment Standup, Chocolate News, Spring Breakdown and Head Case, just to name a select few.

No word yet on which network the reality show will be broadcast on but as soon as we find out we will let you know.

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Behind The Scenes: An Interview With... Chris Reid

Here is a behind-the-scenes interview with comedian Don "DC" Curry as he discusses how he feels when he hits the stage. You can check out his comedy performance on thos week's episode on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on the Starz Network. Make sure you check out each new episode every Friday Night (Check your local listings)

Stand Up Comedy Special- Chris Reid

Here is a portion of a comedic performance by comedian Chris Reid (formerly of Rap group Kid N Play and the House Party film franchise) on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on the Starz Network. Make sure you check out each new episode every Friday Night (Check your local listings)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Humor Mill TV- One One One With... Rob Stapleton

Here is the latest Humor Mill TV edition, as we interview New York's own comedian Rob Stapleton. In this interview he discusses his upcoming projects plus he gives us the latest news on the tour blazin the country right now The Top Dags Of Comedy Tour. Check out the complete interview here!

Behind The Scenes: An Interview With... DC Curry

Here is a behind-the-scenes interview with comedian Don "DC" Curry as he discusses how he feels when he hits the stage. You can check out his comedy performance on thos week's episode on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on the Starz Network. Make sure you check out each new episode every Friday Night (Check your local listings)

Stand Up Comedy Special- DC Curry

Here is a portion of a comedic performance by comedian DC Curry on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on the Starz Network. Make sure you check out each new episode every Friday Night (Check your local listings)

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Monday, August 24, 2009

The Elise Neal Issue***


Here is the new issue featuring actress Elise Neal as she discusses her new reality show, her career, and more! Plus we follow up with our stories from the past month, all inside. CLICK THE LINK TO THE FAR RIGHT TO OPEN UP ISSUE!!!!!

The Game Goes Into Overtime on BET!

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Black Entertainment Television is in talks with CBS TV Studio (Producers of the former CW show The Game) about ordering a new season of the multicamera comedy show in May after three seasons.Series creator Mara Brock Akil in April pitched CW an hourlong version of the show as a way of to keep it on the network, which was exiting the half-hour comedy business.

Following the show's cancellation, BET began preliminary talks with CBS Studios about possibly taking in the series with new originals. The cable net already runs repeats of of the show. The options on the Game actors have lapsed, so if a deal is reached with BET, CBS Studios would have to make new pacts with them.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Stand Up Comedy Special- Deon Cole

Here is a portion of a comedic performance by comedian Deon Cole on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on the Starz Network. Make sure you check out each new episode every Friday Night (Check your local listings).

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Chris Tucker Is Going On A New Comedy Tour!

We just discovered that comedian and actor Chris Tucker, probably most famous for his Rush Hour film franchise and the film Friday has just recently agreed to put on a comedy tour with AEG Live (Yep, the same people who were about to produce the Michael Jackson Tour). No word yet on set tour date or who will open up for him, but we did discover the tour is set up for about 20-30 cities and is set to begin this fall.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Behind The Scenes: An Interview With... Esau McGraw

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Here is an interview with another comedian Esau McGraw as he talks about what its like to go on stage and how he prepares.
You can check out his latest performance on Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment on the Starz network.

A Comedy Sneak Peek- Performance By Esau McGraw!

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Here is a preview of an upcoming performance of comedian Esau McGraw on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment show that is on the Starz network. The show premieres every Friday, check your local listings.

Steve Harvey Joins Good Morning America!

Hot off the news of getting his book turned into an upcoming film, it looks like there was some more good news for Steve Harvey; he just got another new gig courtesy of ABC's Good Morning America.

Word is he will contribute family and relationship-related segments to the morning program, with his first report scheduled to air tomorrow morning.

Harvey will continue to host his nationally-syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, heard in 60 markets around the nation, and begin pre-production on his new film plus star in an upcoming comedy tour.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Mo'Nique Dedicates A Late Nite Show To Arsenio Hall!

In case you have been under a rock that last couple of months and you have not heard, Mo'Nique is returning to BET this fall for her highly anticipated late night show debut, The Mo'Nique Show on Monday, October 5th. From A-list celebrity guests to sizzling performances by the hottest musical artists in the game, Mo'Nique delivers viewers a fun-filled hour of entertainment every night. With a resident deejay to keep the studio audience on their feet and Mo'Nique bringing the funny as only she can, The Mo'Nique Show will undoubtedly force viewers to extend their bedtime an extra hour.

So far we have gotten word of some of her guests that will happen to drop by on her show, and we are excited about what she has planned, all of which brings back some thoughts of the Arsenio Hall Show.

Speaking of Arsenio Hall, we have heard that Mo'Nique plans on doing a show dedicated to the former talk-show great who had his own show on the air from 1989-1994 and grew to an over night sensation during that time. No word has been leaked out to us when this particular show will air, but we will have the scoop on that soon.

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The Wayans Are Back Again With More White Chicks!

It looks like The Wayans brothers are about to make another leap into familiar territory, and with a familiar title. We discovered from our friends at The Hollywood Reporter and Sony Pictures that The Wayans' are developing a sequel to the 2004 comedy hit
film White Chicks that will see Marlon and Shawn Wayans reprise their roles as sibling FBI agents posing as a pair of white women.

We hear that big brother Keenen Ivory Wayans is on board to direct the sequel, which all three Wayanses are writing. No word yet on the plot of the film. Stay tuned as this tory develops we will give you the latest news!

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Will Packer Moves Forward With Stomp The Yard 2

We just discovered that Director and Producer Will Packer has begun pre-production on his new film Stomp The Yard 2, and the film starts shooting in October.

In this sequel we also discovered that the cast from the previous film- Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-Yo, Brian White, Laz Alonso and Darrin Henson- are all expected to participate (along with a couple of new additions and a new story line) but featured as cameos in this film.

No word yet on what this film will be about, but we will have that info soon.

Missed the original film? Stomp The Yard, which debuted in 2007, was initially about a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles, who after the death of his younger brother, is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black college named Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he is courted by the top two campus fraternities, both of which want and need his fierce street-style dance moves to win the highly coveted national step show competition.

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Steve Harvey's Book Gets A Film Role

It looks like Steve Harvey is still making some waves with his relationship book, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man. It seems that Producer/DirectorWill Packer and Screen Gems thinks it will make a good film and approached Harvey about turning it into a film, and they are moving forward with the project.

In case you haven’t heard, Harvey wrote the book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man as a book of advice for women seeking to better understand their male counterparts, an exercise inspired by a segment on Harvey's syndicated morning radio show.

We hear that Screen Gems is currently on the look out for writers for the new comedy that will revolve around an ensemble cast.

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Actress Vivica A. Fox Joins The Cast Of Pastor Jones

We just discovered some news from actress Vivica Fox as she has just inked a multi-episode deal to star in the upcoming series titled Pastor Jones. The deal, inked with Nulite Entertainment, calls for Ms. Fox to play Dr.Hunter, an ex-girlfriend of Pastor Jones', who recently joins Grace United Christian Church.
Nulite Entertainment will produce 75 episodes of the show, based on the popular character, Pastor Jones, played by actor Jean Claude LaMarre. Other talent includes Sheryl Lee Ralph, Clifton Powell, Paula Jai Parker and Marcello Thedford.

Since its debut in 2006, Pastor Jones, which stars LaMarre, has sold more than 2 million units on home video, grossing approximately $8 million in sales. The movies have amassed a large Christian following among African-American audiences with inspirational storylines, dealing with themes of abuse, infidelity, redemption and faith. Lamarre is now venturing into television with this new half hour comedy also entitled Pastor Jones. With an amazing cast and hilarious story lines, Lamarre is set to make his mark on the small screen.

An independent filmmaker, LaMarre has produced a successful string of straight-to-DVD hits targeting the urban market, including Gang of Roses, Nora's Hair Salon 1 and 2, and Brothers and Arms. Most recently, LaMarre has produced, directed and starred in the controversial Color of the Cross. He also owns and operates the website BlackChristianMovies.com, which is the leading subscription based Christian movie site on the internet.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

VIBE Magazine Is Back!

We have just discovered that VIBE Magazine, which officially closed its doors on June 30th, has officially been resurrected. It seems that a group of investors named Intermedia Partners, a New York-based media industry private equity fund and its property, Uptown Media has put together a plan to bring the urban hip hop magazine back to the news stands.

First, we hear VIBE will initially relaunch on Vibe.com with the print edition appearing by the end of the year, followed by quarterly- or four times a year beginning in 2010.

Vibe's new leadership will include original Vibe team members Robert Miller and Leonard Burnett; Uptown Magazine Co-Founder Brett Wright and Blackrock Digital Partners Chris Smith and Parker McNaughton.

An important item to note is that despite Quincy Jones stating that he wanted to save the magazine, he is not involved in the new purchase.

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Here is the newest comedy and entertainment news, with our Host Rodney Perry and our guest host Rion Evans! This edition we have the latest news from Katt Williams, DL Hughkey, David E Talbert, Elise Neal and more! Plus Rodney Perry drops a bomb on us about the new Mo'Nique Show on BET! Check it out here

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Behind The Scenes: An Interview With... Guy Torry

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Up next we have another interview with comedian and this interview is with comedian and actor, writer Guy Torry (most recently of the film The Last Stand). Torry talks about what he feels like when he hits the stage and how most comedians really feel when they go on also. You can check out his latest performance on Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment on the Starz network.

Behind The Scenes: An Interview With... Brooklyn Mike

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Here we have another interview with comedian, this time we have New York's ownBrooklyn Mike, who talks about what he feels like when he hits the stage. You can check out his latest performance on Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment on the Starz network.

Chris Rock's New Trailer For His Documentary Film

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If you remember we reported several months ago comedic actor Chris Rock is taking a new venture- a new film titled Good Hair, to the big screen. Looks like Rock finally finished his documentary that examines the cultural pressures that forces black women into expensive, often painful methods to care for their hair. Rock said he first got the idea to explore the subject during a tour stop in Atlanta in the mid-1990s, when he came across a glitzy convention for black stylists known as the Bronner Brothers Hair Show.

The film follows Rock from the Bronner brothers show to neighborhood salons, businesses dealing in hair-care products and the streets of India, where the hair weave industry is rooted.

Rock recently screened the film at the Sundance Film Festival where it was received with an enthusiastic reception, bolstering his hopes that it can find a broad audience. Good Hair will be released in October in theaters.

Here is the trailer for the new film.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Actress Elise Neal Jumps Into Reality Television

We just discovered that actress Elise Neal (most famously of The Hughley's) has joined the ranks of actresses such as Vivica A. Fox with her own reality show titled Sexy, Single and Starving.

The new reality show also stars Claudia Jordan of NBC's Deal or No Deal and The Apprentice) and Melyssa Ford (of Days Of Wrath fame).

The show is based on the actresses and their plight in Hollywood of trying to land certain roles and the everyday life of being a star. We hear the show is set to premiere soon on cable television. Stay tuned as we will have more news on the show soon!

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

DL Hughley Joins Jay Leno Show!

We just discovered that comedian DL Hughley will not only be working as a correspondent for CNN, but he was also recently added to the new Jay Leno Show this fall.

In case you didn’t know, NBC has announced that the new Jay Leno Show, set to air at the coveted 10PM slot Monday thru Friday, will feature Hughley and a cast of others as people on-the-street as comedy correspondents. Hughley will join comedians Mikey Day, Rachael Harris, Jim Norton, The Dan Band and NBC Nightly News’ Brian Williams to partake in news-based comedy segments.

If you were thinking that the show will be similar to Leno’s The Tonite Show, we hear that the format will be changed to include more comedy segments and comedy skits. Guests will be interviewed at the desk a la The Tonight Show, but the format will be shifted around so that there is a greater emphasis on comedy even though the desk will still be there and Leno will still be interviewing guests.

The new show is set to debut September 14th.

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Behind The Scenes: An Interview With... Gary Owen

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Here is an interview with comedian Gary Owen, who has been mentioned in many Martin Lawrence rumors of a possible TV show. Anyway, Owen discusses his ritual and how he feels right before he takes the stage. You can check out his latest performance on Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment on the Starz network.

Behind The Scenes: An Interview With... Turae Gordon

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Here is an interview with comedian Philly's own Turae Gordan, who discusses what it's like to take the stage and what he does to prepare before each set. You can check out his latest performance on Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment on the Starz network.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Rapper Bow Wow Joins New Ice Cube Comedy Film

Variety has confirmed a story that we told you about several months ago; it seems that director Ice Cube is back in the saddle with his new comedy film titled Lottery Ticket which we hear is going to star rapper Bow Wow. Several months ago we heard that the producers were looking at Tracy Morgan (who they later decided was too old for the part) and maybe even Brandon T. Jackson. Our sources say that the producers of the project Alcon Entertainment (Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove) along with Evolution partners Mark Burg,Oren Koules and Matt Alvarez of Ice Cube's production company, Cube Vision, decided to lean another way instead of the normal route of hiring an up- and-comer comedian as in the past.

The film Lottery Ticket revolves around a young man, portrayed by Bow Wow, living in the projects who has to survive a three-day weekend after his opportunistic neighbors find out he's holding a winning lottery ticket worth $350 million. The film will be directed by music video pro Erik White, who will make his feature directorial debut on the project, which is set to begin production in Atlanta in October.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Humor Mill TV- Exclusive Interview With Director David E. Talbert

videoHere is an interview with Director, Producer and Writer David E. Talbert who is probably best known for his work in the gospel play circuit. Such plays as The Fabric Of A Man and Love In The Nick Of Tyme are his most recent work, plus Talbert has also produced a television reality show titled Black Stage, in which actors and singers compete to win a part in one of his plays. Talbert also recently directed the Ice Cube/Tracy Morgan/Katt Williams film First Sunday. Here is an interview with the director as he discusses his upcoming projects including his two new films and his newest play.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tracy Morgan's Star Continues To Rise!

In case you haven't heard, comedic actor Tracy Morgan continues to shine in Hollywood, as he continues to put his problems of his past farther behind. Morgan, currently filming a comedy titled A Couple Of Dicks with Bruce Willis- which is about two cops whose adventures include locating a stolen baseball card, rescuing a woman, and dealing with gangsters and their laundered money -has several new films on his plate.

The new films titled Nailed and the other film Freshman Roommates looks like sure comedy hits. Nailed is an original political satire about a naive small town waitress who accidentally gets a nail buried in her head, causing erratic and outrageous behavior that leads her to Washington DC. There she falls for a dashing, but clueless, Congressman who searches for the courage to save her. The film stars Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal and will be released this fall.

Freshman Roommates is currently in the pre-development stages and Morgan was just recently cast in the film.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

TV One Jumps Into Reality Series With LisaRaye

We just discovered some news from TV One; we hear they are working on a new reality series featuring film and TV star LisaRaye who you may remember is also the former First Lady of the Turks and Caicos. The series will begin production this fall with filming scheduled to take place in Los Angeles and the Turks and Caicos, following LisaRaye as she works to rejuvenate her acting career and take charge of her personal life. It looks like they will broadcast eight 30 minute episodes will debut them in early 2010.

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