Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Def Poetry Is Back With A Bang!

Today we discovered that Russell Simmons and Stan Lathan (via their Simmons Lathan Media Group) are bringing back poetry via their Def Poetry Jam with HBO with a new show titled Brave New Voices. We hear the new show Brave New Voices will feature 45 different teams of teens from 45 different cites and will be narrated by Queen Latifah. The show is set to premiere on HBO Sundays 11PM beginning on April 5th.

Simmons Lathan Media Group in conjunction with Warner Brothers are in partnerships with Youth Speaks to bring this program to television.

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Mo'Nique's Radio Show Coming Back?

After several phone calls to our sources in radio, we have discovered that comedian and actress Mo'Nique might not be off the radio that long after all. In case you didnt know, The Mo'Nique Show was canceled after several months in syndication by distributor Syndication One, and after leading in all of her key demos in every market.

It should be noted here that Syndication One also released a statement to all news outlets that Mo'Nique was going to have her last day on the air on Wednesday but that never materialized. The last show was really last Friday March 13th, and in the midst of giving her final good-byes to her loyal listeners, she was abruptly cut off in several of her markets.

Anyway, we have discovered that Mo"Nique is in talks with another syndication company and if the deal goes down right, could be back on the air within 30 days.

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Stand Up Comedy Special- Wil Sylvince

Here is a stand up performance from comedian Wil Sylvince at last season's Def Comedy Jam on HBO. Please note, explicit LANGUAGE!!!

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