Monthly Archives: August 2013

Totally Biased

‘Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell’ Kicks Off On FXX With Tracy Morgan & Chris Rock As Guests!

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell will kick off on FXX next week with a guest lineup of comedy all-stars:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Jim Gaffigan (Bob’s Burgers)

Thursday, September 5, 2013 Tracy Morgan (30 Rock)

Monday, September 9, 2013 Chris Rock (Grown Ups 2)

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, from Bell and Executive Producers Chris Rock, Chuck Sklar and Keri Smith Esguia, stars standup comedian W. Kamau Bell as he hilariously dissects politics, pop culture, race, religion, sex and the media from his own unique point of view. The show features Bell’s commentary, live guests, sketch comedy and taped segments. A half-hour series, Totally Biased is shot in New York City before a live studio audience, and airs on FXX Monday through Thursday nights at 11:00 PM ET/PT, with Best of the Week “Mix Tape” episodes airing Sunday nights at 11:00 PM ET/PT. The show is produced by FX Productions.

Previous guests include Don Cheadle, Rachel Maddow, John Oliver, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Wanda Sykes, David Alan Grier, George Takei and musician/activist Tom Morello.

FXX debuts September 2. Viewers can go to www.GetFXX.com to find out where to watch.

Ced again

Cedric The Entertainer Preps Launch Of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ On Sept 2nd!

NEW YORK, NY (JULY 29, 2013) – Stand-up comedian and popular film and television actor Cedric “The Entertainer” debuts as the new host of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” this fall as the hit game show launches its 12th season in national syndication on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2013. “Millionaire” contestants will find themselves laughing all the way to the bank this season with the infusion of Cedric’s spontaneous humor and unpredictable fun into television’s most exciting game show. All new episodes of “Millionaire” with Cedric “The Entertainer” as host premiere September 2. Check local listings or go to http://www.millionairetv.com for time and channel.

A comedian with widespread appeal, Cedric is best known for his work on the record-breaking “Kings of Comedy” tour with Steve Harvey, the late Bernie Mac and D.L. Hughley, which led to the hit film “The Original Kings of Comedy.” Cedric currently stars in and executive-produces TV Land’s sitcom “The Soul Man” (with co-star Niecy Nash). He transitioned from stand-up comedian to television actor in 1996, making his acting debut on The WB’s “The Steve Harvey Show.” Cedric also will be featured in Disney’s upcoming animated film “Planes,” set to premiere August 9.

As America’s richest game show, “Millionaire” continues to be the only game show to offer a
$1 million prize to each and every contestant. Since “Millionaire” debuted in syndication in 2002, contestants have won over $80 million! “Millionaire” features contestants from all over the country and remains a game where anyone can win big. Featuring cleverly written trivia questions that reveal fun and entertaining facts, the game offers contestants and viewers alike a playful learning experience filled with dramatic suspense that keeps everyone on the edge of their seats.

“Millionaire” is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Rich Sirop is the executive producer. “Millionaire” is taped at Metropolis Studios (106 & Park) in New York City. Visit “Millionaire’s” website at: http://www.millionairetv.com.

HOW TO PLAY “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE”
Every weekday, contestants on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” are given the extraordinary chance to win life-changing money by answering 14 entertaining pop culture and general knowledge trivia questions. “Millionaire” implemented several changes to gameplay in 2010, infusing more excitement, comedy, playfulness and fun into the show for both the contestant and home viewer.

Contestants are given three lifelines to help them reach the top prize on the show – one “Ask the Audience” lifeline and two “Jump the Question” lifelines. If a contestant “jumps” over a question, he or she does not have to answer the question, but they forfeit the money attached to the question. The “Phone a Friend” and “50-50″ lifelines are no longer part of the game. The famed “Hot Seat” is gone and both the contestant and host now stand throughout the game.

The game is divided into two rounds. In the first round (questions 1-10), questions are shuffled and the monetary values behind the questions are randomized and hidden. Contestants do not find out the monetary value of each question until after they correctly answer it. With dollar values ranging from $100 to $25,000 in the first round, contestants can answer an easy question and be rewarded as much as $25,000, while a relatively hard question could only land them $100. Money earned from each correct answer is added to the contestant’s “Millionaire Bank.” Contestants who walk away from the game in the first round are able to take home half of their accumulated Millionaire Bank. Contestants leave with $1,000 if they answer incorrectly on a question in the first round of the game.

In the second round of the game (questions 11 – 14), contestants play “Classic Millionaire,” with only four questions remaining – valued at $100,000, $250,000, $500,000 and finally, $1 million. In “Classic Millionaire,” the questions get progressively harder. If a contestant walks away from the game in the second round, he or she is able to take home their entire accumulated Millionaire Bank. An incorrect answer in the second round of the game enables the contestant to walk away with $25,000 in winnings.

With “Millionaire’s” fresh and fun new format, no two games are alike and each contestant’s path to $1 million is unique and unpredictable!

 

 

Willie Brown

Willie Brown & Friends Coming To TV On A New Gospel Comedy Network!

(Atlanta) – Comedian/ventriloquist Willie Brown is bringing his hilarious brand of clean comedy to television with the upcoming reality television comedy special “Willie Brown & Friends Gospel Comedy Live”.  The TV special will tape its first episodes during performances on Friday, September 6th and October 11th at the Comedy Clinic Studio  in Atlanta, GA. Widely known for his appearances on BET’s Comic View, HBO, Showtime Network’s “Barbershop” Series and “The Rickey Smiley Show,” Brown is one of the most sought after Christian  comedians in America.

“I really felt the need to offer Christian comedians and performers a national platform where their gifts and talents can be seen and celebrated”, says Brown.  “There is such a great need for this brand of entertainment in our society today. People go to church to get filled up with the word, but after they get home there are few TV shows that will keep you uplifted.  This show represents an entertainment alternative for families to enjoy clean and funny entertainment”.

Hosted by Brown, with his famous sidekick Woody; the cantankerous Uncle Rufus, and the “mother of all mothers of the church” Aunt Tee, the comedy special will feature an all-star lineup of nationally known comedians like Chinnitta Morris aka “Chocolate,” Marty Simpson, Victor Terrell, Vyck Cooley, Lisa Mills and Anna Douglas. The program is part of a larger movement by Brown to create more faith-based and family friendly programming.  “We are planning to have the first twenty-four hour clean comedy channel”, says Brown. “Imagine being able to come home from work and turn on the TV at any time and see gut wrenching, non-stop clean comedy that you and your kids can enjoy together”.

Willie and his wife Sherry Brown own The Clean Comedy Clinic Inc.  www.cleancomedyclinic.com, a booking agency for gospel comedians all around the world.  They also run the Youth Vision Builders Inc. nonprofit that provides mentor program for children ages eight to eighteen throughout the southwest metro-Atlanta area. A portion of the proceeds from the shows will go to support Youth Vision Builders Inc.

Show times for both nights are 7pm and 9pm and ticket prices are $20.00 per person. For more information about “Willie Brown and Friends Gospel Comedy Live” call (770) 871-1197 or visit www.cleancomedyclinic.com.

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Steve Harvey SHow

TV History Made: ‘The Steve Harvey Show’ Celebrates 17 Years Since It’s Launch!

Another moment in comedy history slipped past us last week; we discovered that August 25th was the 17 year anniversary of one of the best comedic sitcoms to ever hit the airwaves; The Steve Harvey Show!

That’s right, the WB sitcom aired for six seasons from August 25, 1996 to February 17, 2002 and was created by Winifred Hervey and directed by Stan Lathan of HBO’s Def Comedy Jam fame. The show starred Steve Harvey as Steve Hightower as a has-been 1970’s funk legend who became a music teacher/Vice-principal at Booker T. Washington High School on Chicago’s West Side. Budget cutbacks meant Steve also had to teach drama and art, much to his surprise. The show also starred Cedric The Entertainer as Cedric Robinson who was the coach at the high school, and Steve’s long-time best friend. We discovered quickly that the two Original Kings Of Comedy were on their way to super stardom right then and there.

We also have to mention the other shows stars, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Merlin Santana, William Lee Scott, and Terri J. Vaughn just to name a few and this show was the beginning of many great things for many stars of this show.

Today, Steve Harvey is now on the radio (The Steve Harvey Morning Show), on a game show (Family Feud), has several other film projects coming such as Think Like A Man 2 and more.

Cedric The Entertainer has a new game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, a hit sitcom in The Soul Man and many films under his belt and several on the horizon.

They sure don’t make shows like this anymore, do they?

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TLC

Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes Sister Talks About New Project & New TLC Biopic!

Here is an interview where we catch up with Reigndrop Lopes, younger sister of Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes of girl super R&B group TLC at the Peachtree Village International Film Festival in Atlanta.

Lopes shares her thoughts on her new musical project plus her thoughts on the new VH1 biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story which stars KeKe Palmer, Lil Mama and Drew Sidora due to debut in October.

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Check out the teaser below;

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Kwame

Kwamé Talks About New Projects From Chante Moore, Algebra & Busta Rhymes!

Here is an interview we conducted with Hip Hop artist, performer and producer Kwamé  (probably most famous for his hit album Kwamé the Boy Genius Featuring A New Beginning) talks with us about having longevity and being behind the scenes at the Peachtree Village International Film Festival in Atlanta.

The artist, also well known for his polka dot attire continues to leave his mark on the industry producing music with new music from artists Chante Moore, Algebra and Busta Rhymes and he talks about their new projects in the interview and more!

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Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx At The Let Freedom Ring Ceremony: ‘Renew The Dream’!

Here is a clip that Jamie Foxx stated today at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony commemorating 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. (This clip is via The Washington Post)

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Cedric

Cedric The Entertainer Talks Style For New Game Show ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’!

As comedian and Original King Of Comedy, Cedric The Entertainer prepares to open a brand new season of hosting the new game show Who Wants To Be a Millionairehe is preparing to bring in a brand new look with the game show starting with himself as host.  With that being said, Ced steps up show with his fashion and style and with his comedic personality.

The news outlet Entertainment Tonight happened to get a chance to sneak in to his dressing room as he prepared for a taping and took a quick look at his wardrobe and more as Ced prepped to enter season 12 for the show.

Who Wants To Be a Millionaire premieres September 2, on ABC.

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Brad James

Interview With ‘For Better Or For Worse’ Star Brad James!

Here is an interview with Brad James of Tyler Perry’s ‘For Better Or For Worse’ that’s set to drop season 3 this fall. James talks about the new season, working with Tyler Perry, and his upcoming film titled Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman and Terrance Howard just to name a few.

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Matty Rich

Interview With Director Matty Rich At The PVIFF in Atlanta!

Here is an interview we conducted with Filmmaker Matty Rich (probably best known from the films Inkwell and Straight Out of Brooklyn) as he was honored at the 8th Annual Peachtree Village International Film Festival in Atlanta this past weekend.

What you probably don’t know about his is his work behind the scenes with several video games such as the very popular game from Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed (just to name a few)and about his own gaming company he launched awhile ago as he intends to turn several of those games into feature films.

Check out what Rich says about being honored at the festival and more in the interview below;