In a shocker, it looks like actor/rapper/producer Ice Cube is coming
to television in his first starring vehicle! That’s right, according
to Deadline, Cube is going to star in a new series titled Eye For An
Eye which is looking like its going to be a dramatic series for the FX
Network. Here is the article;
EXCLUSIVE: In what would be his first TV starring vehicle, Ice Cube is
set to topline and executive produce Eye For An Eye, a drama series
project in development at FX. The project hails from Ice Cube’s
company Cube Vision and Jeff Kwatinetz’s Prospect Park, which
developed the idea together. Eye For An Eye centers on a complex man,
played by Ice Cube, who is a veteran paramedic. After too many years
of leaving the scenes of violent crimes with a victim struggling to
live in the back of his ambulance, he snaps and starts going eye for
an eye. When his thirst for revenge proves addictive, his personal
life spirals out of control as he tries to reconcile it with his
newfound life as a vigilante. Cube and his Cube Vision partner Matt
Alvarez are executive producing with Kwatinetz and Prospect Park’s TV
partner Josh Barry. A search is underway for a writer to pen the
script. In TV, Ice Cube is executive producing the TBS sitcom Are We
There Yet? based on his 2005 movie. UTA-repped Ice Cube recurs on the
series, which has a 100-episode order. On the film side, he is working
with New Line on a new installment in his hit Friday franchise. He
next stars in Rampart and 21 Jump Street. Both Ice Cube and Prospect
Park have a relationship at FX: Ice Cube executive produced the
network’s docu series Black. White., while Prospect Park produces FX’s
breakout comedy Wilfred. Prospect Park also has comedy GILF, from
Wilfred co-creator and star Jason Gann, in the works at FX, one of
eight series project the company has set up around town.
This week, pop star and wife of comedian Russell Brand is hosting
Saturday Night Live. But she’s not doubling as the musical guest– that
would be too much to ask. For your pleasure, here’s the promos for
Saturday’s showing, starring Kenan Thompson. Check out Perry’s
impression of her husband.
As we’ve reported earlier this week, a new Patrice O’Neal album, Mr. P. will be released Feb. 7, 2012. We learned today that all the proceeds will go to his family. You can pre-order it now. You can listen to a sample and check out the full track list here.
O’Neal suffered a stroke on Oct. 19 and died of complications this week. O’Neal was a longtime diabetic. He was 41.
On Oct. 26, some of Patrice O’Neal’s closest friends — including comedians Colin Quinn, Robert Kelly, Rich Vos and Keith Robinson — gathered together on the Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM to announce the sad news the veteran comedian had suffered a stroke and was in bad shape. We learned on Tuesday that O’Neal had died the morning before. His booking agent, Matt Frost said the following in a statement:
It is with terrible sadness we must report that Patrice O’Neal has passed away this morning at 7:00am due to the complications of the stroke he suffered on October 19. Many of us have lost a close and loved friend; all of us have lost a true comic genius. His mother, who was also his best friend, was at his side. Patrice is survived by his wife, Vondecarlo; his step daughter Aymilyon, sister Zinder, and his mother Georgia. The family wishes to thank all of the fans and friends who have expressed an outpouring of love and support for Patrice these past weeks. We ask that you please respect the family’s request for privacy at this difficult time.
In a news item that we meant to post yesterday, comedian and radio show host Steve Harvey announced on his radio show that he would be retiring from doing stand up. He stated that his last performance would be at the next Hoodie Awards, (annually held in Las Vegas) and that he would bless the stage one last time.
This really comes as no surprise as Harvey has taken on many gigs, from hosting his radio show to also hosting the new season of Family Feud. We still stand by our prediction that when the day time talk show he is in preproduction on begins to air that he will retire from his radio gig.
Last week, actor Tiny Lister was stopped by celebrity website TMZ and he made several claims about Chris Tucker and speaking with him about the new Friday film that was in development. If you didn’t see the interview here it is;
What’s funny, is Chris Tucker (who was in the first film) was on stage this past weekend in Oakland at The Paramount Theater denying EVERYTHING about the conversation.
We did discover that New Line Cinemas is close to closing the deal and Cube is personally reaching out to everyone trying to bring them back to the film. The wish list is for Tucker to join Katt Williams, Mike Epps, Terry Crews along with John Witherspoon and the rest of the gang.
If you remember, several months ago we told you that comedian Mike Epps had joined the new cast of the new film titled Sparkle. Well, while on the set this past Thanksgiving, we discovered that Epps had a turkey giveaway.
Check out the details that we were told from our friends over at Radio Facts;
Mike Epps, who is the lead role of Satin in the Sony Film Sparkle did a Turkey Giveaway in conjunction with the City of Detroit Community Access Center and fed over 400 families for the holidays. “I wanted to make sure I gave back to the community while working here on Sparkle,” states Epps. In addition to working on Sparkle, Mike Epps also has two sold out comedy shows in Detroit at the Fox Theatre.
Dunder Mifflin’s most prolific office manager has found a new gig on Showtime that will premiere January 26th. “Inside Comedy,” a documentary series by Steve Carell and David Steinberg, will feature celebrity comedian interviews with some of stand-up’s best ever.
According to stagetimemagazine.com, “The half-hour series features Steinberg interviewing some of the world’s biggest comedians such as Chris Rock, Ellen DeGeneres, Jerry Seinfeld, Don Rickles and Jonathan Winters, as they share career-defining moments, personal struggles and the idols that inspired them.”
“Inside Comedy” appears to be one of the most unique and original documentary series to ever explore the lives of comedy’s biggest names. AmericasComedy is definitely looking forward to it’s premiere.
Along with the aforementioned big names, the show plans to include Robin Williams, Larry David, Brad Garret, Sarah Silverman, and newly crowned oscar host Billy Crystal.
Steinberg will also play the roll of host and director. The series is scheduled to have up to 10 episodes.
The quirky TV comedy Arrested Development is coming back to life thanks to Netflix’s video streaming service. The on-demand streaming media giant is giving the series a second chance.
Arrested Development will be available for instant viewing to all Netflix subscribers in 2013. The show that revolved around the formerly wealthy Bluth family and featured Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Portia de Rossi, Michael Cera, David Cross and Jeffrey Tambor, had a three-season run on Fox from 2003 to 2006. Netflix did not specify if the original cast would be returning or the number of episodes planned.
Twentieth Century Fox Television and Imagine Television will produce the series. Once a show is cancelled, it hardly ever happens that it’s brought back for the second time.
“‘Arrested’ always was about as unconventional as they get, so it seems totally appropriate that this show that broke the mold is smashing it to pieces once again,” commented Imagine Entertainment co-founders Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.
Comedian Carlos Mencia has been working hard lately, losing over 70 pounds and perfecting new material for his upcoming Comedy Central special, “Carlos Mencia: New Territory.” Mencia chatted recently with the New York Times about his life since the days of his hit show “Mind of Mencia.”
One issue the 44 year-old comedian discussed was the huge controversy over him stealing jokes from various performers. Mencia said he remembered thinking, “I was defeated. (It was) so untrue, it’s so far gone, I’m done.” He went on to add, “I don’t know what to say. That was the beginning of the realization that, like it or not, I’m complicit in this.”
The comedian had no problem calling out some of his enemies during the interview, including “Fear Factor” host Joe Rogan. “Guys like Rogan literally want to ruin my career. That’s unbelievably cruel and hurtful, and I never want to be that guy,” Mencia said.
Despite the turmoil and the hit to his reputation caused by all the accusations, Mencia remains optimistic about his future, which includes a chance at redemption during his Comedy Central special: “I have an opportunity to do something really amazing,” he said, “to have gone from nothing to ‘Mind of Mencia’ to having all of this controversy to now being able to do it again. I get the opportunity to become Carlos Mencia all over again. It’s a great place to be.”
At long last, Adam Sandler’s movie career has been matrixized. (Matricized?) Below, his movies are plotted on a brilliant-shitty axis as well as a serious-silly axis. I think after today’s reviews we can pretty much guess where Jack and Jill has landed. Hint: it’s the most crowded quadrant. Also, really? Click is in the “brilliant” hemisphere?
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