Friday, October 30, 2009

Jamie Foxx Joins The Animation Ranks With New Show Based On The Foxxhole!

We just heard from our sources that comedian and actor, (and of course Oscar-winner) Jamie Foxx, is about to voice himself in his new animation project titled The Foxxhole. We also hear what the animation project is about - and get this- the comedy project is loosely based on his Sirius/XM satellite radio program that goes by the same name, The Foxxhole.

Anyway, Foxx and his tight-knit crew of comedian buddies which include Speedy, Lewis Dix, Clayton Thomas, Corey Holcomb and many more convene weekly at The Foxxhole to discuss everything from politics to music to STDs as they do on the actual radio show. The series will also follow Foxx’s whirlwind life as an A-list star and his crew’s attempts to define their own careers. Foxx and Marcus King will executive produce and Lance Crouther will write the pilot. Stay tuned for more news as this develops.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mo'Nique Has The HOTTEST Oscar Buzz For Her Role In Precious!

The last couple of days we have noticed that there is quite a lot of Oscar buzz, and this week, it seems that the buzz in the Hollywood industry has gotten a little louder. We can say for certain that our Hollywood insiders have started to take notice of Lee Daniels' new film titled Precious: Based on Push a Novel by Sapphire as it has been winning over audiences since it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last January. The drama featured a strange cast of some experienced and some inexperienced actors including Mo'Nique, Lenny Kravitz and Mariah Carey as they stunned the Sundance faithful during its world premiere.

Anyway, since the film premiered in January, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry got behind the film as Producers to support the film, and most recently things have really started to spin out of control for the film, as we heard tonight that the comedian Mo’Nique is a shoo-in for an Oscar nod, which would make her the first ever African American female comedian in over a decade since Whoopi Goldberg to be nominated for an Oscar!

Sure. this could change between now and December when the Academy casts their votes, but as of this writing Mo'Nique is in the lead for Best Supporting Actress.

The film Precious: Based on Push a Novel by Sapphire opens in select theaters November 6th.

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The Rick James Biopic News on Humor Mill TV!

Here is an interview that Humor Mill TV did with Rick James' daughter Ty James as she discusses her Dad, his new film coming to life and who is in talks to play Rick James in the lead role. Check out the interview here!

The Queens Of Comedy Gather On The Mo'Nique Show!

If you remember a couple of weeks ago we reported that there was going to be a Queens Of Comedy Re-Union of sorts, as its seems the Queens, comedians Ms. Laura Hayes, Adele Givens, Sommore and Mo’Nique were having a gathering on The Mo’Nique Show. In case you have been under a rock for the last couple of months, The Mo'Nique Show is BET's late night talk show which features comedian Mo’Nique as the Host interviewing her guests.

Well, as we stated previously, the time is now here. The show we told you about will be broadcast on Thursday October 29th at 11PM PST.

The Queens Of Comedy Tour, originally produced by Walter Latham, was ultimately captured live onstage in Memphis during their triumphant and filmed for a theatrical release.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Urban Ocean's 11 Film Titled Trump Heist Moves One Step Closer To Reality

Just in case you haven’t heard, there is about to be an urban version of the hit film Ocean’s Eleven that recently starred George Clooney, Brad Pitt and the late Bernie Mac (to name a few) that will hit the big screen, which will be produced by Imagine Entertainment and Universal Studios. There have been several new developments since we last reported and we have the latest news.

We have discovered that the film is now official and will be directed by Brett Ratner (which no official announcement has been made about his involvement yet), and so far several stars are about to jump on board and sign. Our sources tell us that there will be an official announcement soon, and that the lead for this film looks like it will be Eddie Murphy who will play the leader of the crew of con artists, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Chris Tucker are reportedly in consideration to join the cast. Ratner has hired Ocean’s Eleven scribe Ted Griffin to re-write the script and has completed location scouting in New York for the film.

There has been talk of several top notch actors to play the lead role of the villain, including Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson but that has not been confirmed yet.

In case you are wondering what the film will be about, Trump Heist is an action crime comedy that tells the story of a bunch of employees of the Trump Tower who conspire to rip off the building’s residents.

Anyway, we will have more info on this as it develops.

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The George Lopez Late Night Show Prepares For Battle!

We hear that TBS is pulling out all the stops for the new George Lopez late night talk show, titled Lopez Tonight, airing November 9 at 11PM. Lopez has a star studded cast to set things off, and is coming out with all guns blazing. His upcoming guests include Ellen DeGeneres, Eva Longoria-Parker Kobe Bryant, Sandra Bullock, Ray Romano, Jamie Foxx, Jessica Alba, Charlie Sheen, Queen Latifah, Marc Anthony, Ted Danson, Andy Garcia, Larry David, Taylor Lautner, Oscar de la Hoya, Kelly Osbourne, Floyd Mayweather, Eva Mendes, Arsenio Hall and Kathy Griffin among others.

Here is an interesting note: When Lopez Tonight was originally scheduled it was planned to be aired at 11:30 PM weeknights not to conflict with The Mo’Nique Show which currently airs on BET and stars comedian Mo'Nique at the same time slot. Along the way, the TBS Network decided that since the show would capture a completely different audience they moved the show to the 11 o’clock time slot, as they were more concerned about the new Tonight Show that features Conan O’Brien. Anyway, the late night battle continues as Lopez launches his show and as Wanda Sykes will join the fray week nights beginning Nov. 7th on FOX with The Wanda Sykes Show.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

R Kelly Free On-Line Concert!

Here is a clip of R Kelly as he is about to broadcast his first LIVE INTERNET concert for FREE, so you check out the website at this link- for more info. This concert is bought to you by BillboardLive at the Nokia Theater.

Is The White Shadow Coming Back To TV?

Our sources have revealed to us that there is going to be a new version of the very short lived but popular 1978 dramatic series The White Shadow coming to television, and with a new name.

In case you are not familiar with the series The White Shadow, it starred Ken Howard as Ken Reeves, a white former NBA professional who retired from the pro game and got a job as a basketball coach in a predominantly black inner-city high school. The series developed into how a white coach tried to teach his players about life, and how to deal with real life issues.

Anyway, we hear the new series is co-executive produced, written by and directed by actor Larry B. Scott (of Revenge Of The Nerds fame and The Karate Kid fame), with the show to be titled My New Life. The show is still rounding out the new cast but we hear Olivia Brown (of Miami Vice fame), Jazsmin Lewis (Of Barbershop and Three Can Play That Game fame) and Eddie Valez (of General Hospital) is attached so far.

As the news develops on this show we will bring it to you, including which network you can catch it on.

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NBC Adds ANOTHER Urban Comedy Project To Their New Season!

It looks like the NBC Network is stepping it up with more urban shows for the upcoming season as we hear that they added another new urban show to their slate.

Last week we first reported that NBC had landed actor Don Cheadle (of Crash and The Ocean 11 films) and Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder for a new urban half-hour comedy series about brothers who reunite after a long dispute to open a private security company to their own dismay.

Well, this week we hear that NBC has added a new show titled Ordinary People which is about a married couple in their late 20s who are fast-tracked professionals with four kids. The father figure named Kevin, after spending most of his time on the road as a Rolling Stone music reporter, is promoted to columnist and works from home, a change that requires adjustment for everyone in the family.

The show revolves around the real life past experiences of writer Kenya Barris who is also the show’s co-developer and Executive Producer. As of this writing the show has yet to tap an official cast. Stay tuned for more info soon!

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Barbershop 3 Finally Gets A Green Light!

We just discovered from our sources that it looks like the long rumored film Barbershop 3 is finally moving forward. There has been no official word from the studio, but our sources tell us that the film is in the works. As of this writing no one –including Ice Cube and Cedric The Entertainer- has been attached to the film as of yet, and we are not sure if there is a scrip yet, but we do know that the studio has expressed extreme interest in bringing back the entire cast for the film, and has finally gave the film the green light.

In case you missed the two previous films made in 2002 and 2004, the Barbershop films are basically about a day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. The lead character Calvin (portrayed by Ice Cube), inherits the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, Calvin slowly begins to see his father's vision and legacy and struggles with the notion that he just sold it out. The barbershop is filled with characters who share their stories, jokes, trials and tribulations.

In the shop there is Eddie (Cedric The Entertainer), an old barber with strong opinions and no customers. Jimmy (Sean Patrick Thomas) is a highly educated barber with a superiority complex who can't stand Isaac (Troy Garrity), the new, white barber who just wants a shot at cutting some hair. Ricky (Michael Ealy) is an ex-con with two strikes against him and is desperately trying to stay straight. Terri (Eve) is a hard-edged woman who can't seem to leave her two-timing boyfriend. And lastly there's Dinka (Leonard Earl Howze), a fellow barber who is madly in love with Terri but doesn't get the time of day.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Gary Owen Confirms Working With Martin Lawrence For New Show!

For this week’s episode of Humor Mill TV, we catch up with comedian Gary Owen who was speculated to have a show with Martin Lawrence. The story had gone around for many months and we were able to confirm with Owen about the show, and he even speaks about how they hooked up, and more. Check out the hilarious interview!

NBC Takes A Leap With New Urban Comedy Series!

We hear that the NBC Network is about to stock up with more comedy on their slate to assist in the Jay Leno sweepstakes, and their new gamble is now in the urban field. Word has it that actor Don Cheadle (of Crash and The Ocean 11 films) and Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder were recently tapped to head up a new half-hour comedy series about brothers who reunite after a long dispute to open a private security company to their own dismay. The laughter will be based upon how the brothers interact with each other as the story line develops. McGruder will write for the show and be an Executive Producer along with Cheadle, and Universal is Producing the show. No word yet on who will portray the other brother for the show.

We are not sure what this means for FOX’s new sitcom Brothers that stars Michael Strahan and Daryl “Chill” Mitchell,meaning if two urban show about brothers can coexist, but hopefully both shows will be around so we can talk about it.

Up next for Cheadle is the very much anticipated films Iron Man 2, The Avengers and Brooklyn's Finest and McGruder is currently taping and putting the finishing touches on a new season of The Boondocks.

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The Janky Promoters Finally Opens To A Very Limited Release

We just got word that the new film from Ice Cube and Mike Epps, one of the most anticipated comedy films of the year titled Janky Promoters, was finally released- and it slipped right past us BECAUSE the studio released it with a very limited theater run. The studio, Third Rail Releasing, didn’t expect the very limited release and made very many moves to get it released theatrically so it wouldn’t go straight to the DVD shelves. As you may already know, the film had its release date moved at least three times- and that’s just the amount of times we know of.

The film also stars Young Jeezy, Lahmard Tate, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Tamala Jones, "Lil' JJ" James Lewis, Glenn Plummer, and Juanita Jennings as it follows the shenanigans of a pair of shady concert promoters (Cube and Epps), self-described "Modesto's finest," who get in over their heads when they get a shot at booking a big-name hip-hop act. As with any film starring Epps and Cube, complications come in the form of a pot-growing neighborhood nemesis named Mondo and Cube's character's son (Nickelodeon star Little JJ), who is under contract with the old man. From this point on there are many similarities to many of their past films, but we will let you be the judge. Check out the film in a very limited release.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rick James Biopic Coming To Life As A Feature Film, Will It Star Terrence Howard?

Today we discovered that another biopic is in the works as a feature film, and this time the film will be about R&B icon, Rick James. As we all know, James was an extremely popular R&B and funk singer in the late 1970s and 1980s, scoring four #1 hits on the U.S. R&B charts. Among his best-known songs are "Superfreak" and "You and I".

In addition to his music, he gained notoriety for his wild lifestyle: later in life, James' drug abuse led to widely publicized legal problems.

All of this is said to be documented in the upcoming film, and we discovered this news from James' daughter Ty James.

We even heard that there are discussions with actor Terrence Howard (of Hustle & Flow fame) to play the lead role but nothing has been finalized yet. For more information about the film check back here as we will broadcast the entire interview on Humor Mill TV shortly.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

BET Brings The Game Back For Overtime!

According to the cast of the former CW TV show, The Game, it looks like what we reported several weeks ago has finally come to pass. It seems that The BET Network has stepped up to save the show and picked up the show from the CW network to produce and broadcast a fourth season of the show. As of this writing, we hear that the entire cast of the show including Tia Mowry, Pooch Hall and Wendy Raquel Robinson are all being flown to Atlanta to commence shooting the series.

We hear that since the entire cast was on board for a fourth season, BET and CBS Television Studios were able to hammer out a lower, cable-appropriate licensing fee with which new episodes could be produced.

According to our source, the idea of BET stepping forward and saving The Game actually came from the show's cast.

After contacting BET, they have neither confirmed or denied this report. More info as this story develops.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bill Bellamy Speaks About New Season Of Who's Got Jokes & More On Humor Mill TV

We have an interview with comedian and actor Bill Bellamy as he speaks about his new season of Who's Got Jokes on TV One and also his thoughts on the casting of Marlon Wayans being cast as Richard Pryor in the new biopic. So check out the interview as our host Kalia Silva asks the questions, and the interview turns into strictly comedy! This season of Who's Got Jokes has started the fourth season so check out the new comedians and more!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Humor Mill TV Presents... Rod Man!

This episode of Humor Mill TV we catch up with comedian Rod Man, and he discusses everything- if he can keep his attention on our interview and not on our host- and he discusses his new projects. Plus check out what he is about to drop in the near future! All of that and more in this HILARIOUS interview- just don't tell his wife!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Actor Keith Robinson Prepares To Drop Hot New R&B Album

Our sources have told us that actor Keith Robinson is definitely one to watch out for in the next couple of months. Why do we say that, you ask? Well, we hear that Robinson, probably best known for his role in Dreamgirls (The Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson film) and This Christmas (the Chris Brown, Idris Elba, Laz Alonso lead film) is about to switch it up a little bit and join the ranks of actor- turned- singer. As we all witnessed in Dreamgirls, Robinson can sing, and we are about to see him show off his skills again as he is about to drop a new album yet to be titled.

Robinson is gearing up to release such future hits like “DJ Lady” and “Gurl” and we hear that he is about drop the album soon.

Robinson is not going to let you forget that he is also an actor, as he is about to drop several new films such as Dear John, When The Lights Go Out, Caught On Tape and Hopelessly in June. All of these films are scheduled to drop soon.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Mike Epps's Reaction On Richard Pryor Casting Caught On Humor Mill TV!

Here is an interview we conducted with Mike Epps outside of The Laugh Factory, and we got a chance to ask him about Hosting The BET Hip Hop Awards, and his thoughts on not being cast in the new Richard Pryor film. Epps talks about his upcoming comedy/hip hop album and more! Make sure you check out more from Humor Mill TV at!

Nick Cannon Celebrates His Birthday This Past Weekend

Check out what happened this weekend; On Saturday, October 10th, actor/comedian and producer Nick Cannon celebrated his 29th birthday with wife Mariah Carey at THE BANK NIGHTCLUB in Las Vegas. Carey presented the birthday boy with a cake in the shape of DJ turntables and a message that read, "Happy bday dj sexy fingers Love M.C.C." Cannon, dressed in a tuxedo, partied in The Bank's DJ booth for over two hours spinning old school hits by New Edition and Michael Jackson while Carey danced by his side.

PHOTO courtesy of WIREIMAGE.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Meet The Brown's Lands 2 More To Cast!

We discovered our sources that Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns has added two new actors to their cast. That's right we hear that actors Terri J. Vaughn (from The Steve Harvey Show fame) and Robert R'ichard (from One On One fame) has joined the cast. We have not yet discovered how their character's will be implemented into the show, but as soon as we do we will let you know!

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Humor Mill TV Presents... Melanie Comarcho!

This episode of Humor Mill TV features comedian Melanie Comarcho as she discusses her new tour WITHOUT Katt Williams but with Red Grant and Luenell, plus she has a thing to say to Tyler Perry and being in his new film! We have all of the latest news about her new projects and more right here!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

New Issue- Featuring Shang- Don't Get It Twisted!!!

Humor Mill TV Present... Shang!

Here is our cover feature of this month's issue SHang as he discusses his career and how he feels about the entertainment industry. Shang also talks about what he would have done differently and what he thinks about the "suits" in Hollywood. All of that leads to a very candid discussion with a comedian who has been in the game for 20 years, and who still speaks his mind!

One On One With...Ron G

Here is an interview with our Comedian Of The Week, Ron G who discusses his latest spot, his taping at Gotham and he speaks about his career. Plus we ask him about his past show experience and more!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Eddie Murphy & Mike Epps Out, Marlon Wayans Lands Role Of Richard Pryor

As we reported a couple of months ago about comedic actor Eddie Murphy walking away from the Richard Pryor film along with Paramount, it now looks like the Execs quickly moved in to get someone else to replace him, and it looks like that person is comedic actor Marlon Wayans.

To quickly get you up to speed, comedic actor Mike Epps was originally attached but the producers discovered that Eddie Murphy wanted to play Pryor and once that happened, the deal was quickly closed. But once production started word leaked that there were some creative differences and Murphy lost interest in their direction of the film.

Now Director Bill Condon ( of Dreamgirls fame) is still moving forward with Richard Pryor, but as we stated Murphy is out and so are Paramount Pictures and Fox Searchlight.

As the producers set up a new casting call, it seems Marlon Wayans emerged in the lead role. Wayans so impressed producers of the film with his dramatic audition featuring two scenes directly from the film that he landed the part.

In also more surprising move, we also discovered that the film will be produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions at Sony Pictures.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Oprah Winfrey & Chris Rock Team Up For New Comedy Film

We just discovered from our spies over at Lionsgate Films (and our friends at Variety)that Lionsgate plans to partner with Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Films to acquire rights to the GQ Magazine article that was titled Will You Be My Black Friend?”

For those of us who have no idea what the article was about, it was a very funny account by writer Devin Friedman (senior correspondent at GQ) about his stupid attempt to make friends with people of color.

It turns out that this film is going to be developed as a star vehicle for comedian and actor Chris Rock.

After a cocktail party, the writer has an epiphany that his entire social circle is the same color, and the white writer tries to make an attempt to make black friends, down to soliciting prospective pals in a Craigslist ad.

He later discovers that race aside, it is very difficult to make meaningful friends later in life.

The film will be produced by Winfrey, Kate Forte and Carla Gardini.

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Humor Mill TV Presents... Aires Spears

Here we have an interview with comedian Aires Spears who will probably be best known for his stint on MAD TV. We get a chance to talk about all of the comedy shows he has done, he how he feels about the industry after plugging away for almost 20 years! A very candid look in what goes on in Hollywood when you are trying to make it!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Martin Lawrence Speaks About His Thoughts On Touring Again!

We got a chance to catch up with Martin Lawrence last night as he just finished a set at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. We decided to ask him about a potential tour, especially since he has been hitting the stage in Hollywood recently. Martin stated that he just was trying to get a "feel for it" and that he hadn't made a decision one way or another. So, the door is not completely closed -or open- to Lawrence hitting the stage for a national tour. We can say this; we will ask him again in a couple of weeks and get back to you on the scoop!

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Vivica A. Fox Joins New Urban Version Of ABC's The View

We just discovered from our sources that there is about to be an urban version of The View, ABC’s very successful day time talker. We hear that the hosts for the new show (tentatively titled The Mix), are Vivica A. Fox, Tony Rock, Miguel Nunez, Melysssa Ford, and Sheryl Underwood is created and executive produced by Michael Mcquarn (who currently is producing Tyrese Gibson’s new show on BET titled First In) and Tracey Edmonds, and written by comedian Chris Spencer. The show’s first guest is rapper/actor Mos Def and the pilot is currently being shopped to the networks.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Deon Cole Lands Writer Gig On The Tonight Show

We just discovered that Chicago's own comedian Deon Cole has just landed a gig to join the newly revamped Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien on NBC.

After the poor ratings the last couple of weeks for The Tonight Show (they lost out to The David Letterman Show on CBS for the first time in weeks), they executives thought it was time to make a change.

As one of the only African Americans to land that type of job, this is an amazing opportunity for Cole, as he now has the opportunity to land an Emmy for writing and more! Look at it this way; Conan O'Brien was also a writer for The Tonight Show and Saturday Night Live.

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Pic of Deon Cole by Naoe Pix

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Humor Mill TV Presents... Affion Crockett

Here is an interview with comedic actor Affion Crockett as he discusses his upcoming projects and a couple of other things he has going on in Hollywood. Enjoy! (Oh yeah, the sound isn't the greatest because the Laugh Factory was trying to interfere with our feed!!!)

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