Monday, May 24, 2010

Actress Paula Patton Lands New Comedy Films!

We hear that actress Paula Patton, (who is probably now best known for her roles in the films Precious and in Just Wright) is in negotiations to star in the new wedding-themed black comedy film titled Jumping the Broom.

We hear the film is slated to start shooting this summer in Nova Scotia.

The film, written by Arlene Gibbs and Elizabeth Hunter, follows the clash of two black families from opposite ends of the socioeconomic background at a weekend wedding in Martha's Vineyard. We hear that Patton would play the female lead of the wealthy family.

We also hear that Bishop T.D. Jakes, Curtis Wallace, Tracey Edmonds, Glendon Palmer and Elizabeth Hunter are producing the film, and so far, no other actors are attached but offers have been sent out and no one has signed on yet.

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Mel B Lands New Comedy Show!

We just discovered that Ex-Spice Girl, (and former girlfriend of Eddie Murphy now turned baby momma) Mel B will star in a new documentary styled comedy show for The Style Network titled The Mel B Project (the name could change later) and we hear that is slated to premiere Labor Day weekend. The show will follow the star along with her new husband and two daughters as she goes from live shows to acting stints, and what life is like after her run on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.

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Guy Torry Lands On Hot Concert Tour!

We just discovered comedian and actor Guy Torry (probably best known for his acting performances in Pearl Harbor and American History X and his sport anchoring stints for ESPN) has just landed a gig opening for one of the hottest tours going across the country; The Jill Scott/Maxwell Tour.

We discovered that the tour has been touring for several weeks and is a 20 city tour, and we also discovered that the tour has been doing so well that there is talk that there will be more dates added.

So far, no confirmations on that just yet, but we will get back to you on that as soon as we find out!

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Wayans, Jamie Foxx & Don Cheadle All Land Projects On Fall TV!

The TBS network just released their show line up for the upcoming season, and we first discovered that The Wayans family is in the mix. Up first from The Wayans is a project titled The Black Family which is a animated series ab out a blended interracial family, the Blacks. The show will be executive produced by Keenan Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans. No word yet if they will lend their voices to the show. Also involved in the show is executive producer/writer Ali LeRoi (of Everybody Hates Chris fame), executive producer/artist Todd Goldman, and executive producer Rick Alvarez from Ice Cube's Cube Vision camp.

We also discovered Jamie Foxx is also in the fall line-up with TNT as he will take a shot at dramatic TV as he will executive produce and write a new show titled Miss Philly, which will be set in the pristine suburbs and urban war zones of Philadelphia, where the mayor has hired the first African-American police commissioner. As you can imagine, chaos ensues when she takes over the new position.

Finally among all of the upfront news we heard, there is some big news for all of the Don Cheadle fans as we discovered that he will also be coming to TV. We hear that Cheadle will serve as the executive producer of an as-yet-untitled medical show set in 1971 Los Angeles, where a group of idealistic doctors open an urgent-care clinic in hopes of upholding the values that inspired them to become doctors. No word yet if he will be starring in the show but our sources said to expect him to make several guest appearances.

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Is This The New Show That Will Take Over Where The Chappelle Show Left Off?

We just got a sketch comedy video from the folks over at Purple Stuff TV, created by Brandon Broussard,which is a hi-larious sketch comedy show. Its style falls somewhere between SNL and In Living Color. Check out the trailer that got them their six figure pilot deal. Tell us your thoughts on thoughts on the show and email us at

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Comedian Thomas Ward Makes Comedy History In Adult Entertainment Industry!

We just discovered that another comedian has been able to create comedy history! Comedian Thomas Ward pulled off another brilliant Bill Cosby impression as he was able to jump from the normal boundaries of comedy with his impression and land in adult entertainment. This Cosby impression of his in the film Not The Cosby's was able to win an AVN Award (an Award given out to those in the Adult Entertainment industry) without having to perform a sex act in the film, and while being the first African American to take home this honor.

Ward was able to walk away with an Award for his "Non-Sex role" in the film. This was considered the "Year of the Parody" in Porn and Not the Cosby's won an a tie with the X-File's Parody.

The AVN Awards are currently airing on cable television on Showtime as this year's show was hosted by Comedy Central's Dave Atell, and also featured comedian and Margaret Cho who was also a presenter.

The film Not the Cosby's also won for Best Director. As stated previously, the Awards are currently being aired on Showtime.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jamie Foxx Lands ANOTHER New Film With An All-Star Cast!

We just discovered that actor/comedian/singer Jamie Foxx has added ANOTHER new film under his belt that he is scheduled to film.

We hear that Foxx has recently joined the all-star cast of the new film titled Horrible Bosses which is a workplace murder comedy film to be being directed by Seth Gordon. The film is about three best friends who, frustrated by their jobs, come to the conclusion that the only solution is to kill one another's bosses.

We also hear that actors Jason Bateman and Charlie Day are on board as two of the buddies, while Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell are in negotiations to play two of the three employers. Word is that Foxx will play a scam artist who offers murder advice to the three pals.

The film is to be produced by Brett Ratner’s Production company Rat Entertainment.

Up next for Foxx; Due Date (with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis) coming out Nov. 5th and an action film with Bruce Willis titled Kane&; Lynch (a video game adaptation film).

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***Ah SKIT- It's Friday*** New Episode!- The Adventures of Super.... Barkkkk!

We KNOW it's not Friday, but since we didn't add last week's skit for the week, we decided to add it today. So, this week's episode is from comedians Del Harrison and Kareem Green, as they present The Adventures of Super....Barrkkk! The video features Ayanna Siverls, Jacquella JQ Funchess, Douglas Streater, Kareem Green and Del Harrison. Tell us what you think!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Humor Mill Presents- The Jestfest: The Director's Panel Series!

The Humor Mill Magazine presents its first entertainment panel : JESTSFEST - The Directors Series. This panel, which features some of Hollywood's top Film and Television Directors, as well as Casting Directors, will answer questions on everything from writing, directing, and casting, to financing and packaging. It's your front row seat for a candid and upfront discussion with where you'll get the real deal on what it takes to make it in the entertainment industry. The Directors who are attending the first panel are Directors Stan Lathan, Tim Story, David E. Talbert and Casting Director Kim Taylor Coleman. For more info please contact us at

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Niecy Nash Issue- Dancing With The Stars!

The new issue is out! Check out the latest comedy and entertainment news, and what is happening in the comedy world! This issue features our cover girl comedian and actor Niecy Nash of The Insider and now on Dancing With The Stars! Nash tells us how excited she was as a girl and how this is a dream come true! Plus we have the latest articles from our gifted writers, and we also have lots of behind-the scenes photos of the Death At A Funeral Movie Premiere and the Mike Epps Presents taping! Click on the cover to open the new issue!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Morris Chestnut On Humor Mill TV Discussing His New Show V & More!

We got a chance to catch up with actor Morris Chestnut (of Love In The Nick Of Tyme, Two Can Play That Game, The Brothers and The Best Man fame) at the Mike Epps Presents... taping in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago at the Nokia Live Theater, which was produced by Codeblack Entertainment. Chestnut discusses his new show on ABC titled V and what the forecast for the upcoming season may look like. Check out the interview here!

Kevin Hart Stars In New Modern Day Version Of The Odd Couple!

We just discovered that a network is going to remake the infamous show of yesteryear The Odd Couple!

In case you are unfamiliar with The Odd Couple, it was originally a 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon, which was followed by a successful film and television series, as well as other derivative works and spin offs, many featuring one or more of the same actors. The plot is about two mismatched roommates, one neat and uptight, the other more easygoing.

The show is about the two characters, one named Felix Ungar, who is a neurotic, neat freak newswriter (photographer in the television series), is thrown out by his wife, and moves in with his friend Oscar Madison, a messy sportswriter. In its original Broadway run, Ungar was played by Art Carney and Madison by Walter Matthau. Matthau was later replaced with Jack Klugman.

Fast forward to 2010 and we hear that Comedy Central is moving the yet to be titled show along with Kevin Hart and Bill Burr. We hear the show is a half hour scripted comedy which is gearing up to be launched this fall and to be produced by 3Arts Entertainment.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Joe Torry Signs With Universal & Moves Forward With New Reality Show!

We just discovered that comedian Joe Torry has been quietly building up some great momentum with several new ventures about to drop in the market, besides just doing standup.
First up, we hear that Torry has recently signed a Voicetone deal with Universal Music Group and a new company titled Krazy Swag Entertainment that will jointly make available their new product on June 29th.
We also discovered a new film project that Torry has taken on, tentatively titled Pawn Shop, (which is being produced by Torry), and he is also taking on a new TV project as he is currently filming a new reality show with his brother Guy Torry. We hear there are several networks interested  which may include BET, VH1 and/or Comedy Central- but we can't say for certain yet. We do know that the full details on the show will be released soon.
Finally, we also discovered that Torry is also becoming a book author, as his new book is going to be titled The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. No word yet on what the book will actually be about, but if we had to guess we would have to say it's his ventures in the stand-up industry and his rise to meteoric fame which began way back as he was the second host of the very popular Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam series on HBO.
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