Category Archives: Film & TV

Rain Pryor, Daughter of Richard, Brings ‘That Daughter’s Crazy’ to the Screen


*If your daddy is Richard Pryor, the greatest comedic talent that ever lived, sooner or later you’re going to have to come to terms with that.

Every time you write or say your full name, people are going to ask if you are related to Richard Pryor. So you can imagine what someone who looks just like him must go through.

Oh you can’t?

Well Rain Pryor is ready to show you that and more as she brings her play, “That Daughter’s Crazy,” – a documentary (and spin on her father’s 1974 comedy album, That N–ger’s Crazy ) to the screen at the Best of the African Diaspora International Film Festival Continue reading

Old Geezer’s Answer to ‘Lick’ Question on Family Feud Get’s Steve Harvey’s Head Shakin’ (Watch)

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*As the host of the once corny TV game show, “Family Feud,” you’ve got to give it to Steve Harvey. He has made the show worth watching. Harvey’s deadpan expressions alone–following an answer he didn’t expect from a contestant, makes it worth tuning in to.

So you can imagine the look on his face when an elderly contestant named Gene gave his honest opinion as he answered one of the questions on the prompt.

The question: “Name something that has to be licked.”

Now, since Family Feud is still, basically, a “family” show – you’d expect this old dude to say something like, a lollipop or a stamp.

But no. SMH. Continue reading

Caught On Camera: Couple ‘Acts Out’ Eric Garner Death Scene as Reporter Speaks (Video)

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See the couple in the rear?

*Too bad more folks don’t believe in karma. If more people did, I know they would think twice before doing some of the crazy sh*t they do. They would also have a better understanding of the ish that happens in their own lives; you know, that stuff that seems to happen to you, “out of the blue.”

Yes, I have a point.

It’s the bad move one Caucasian couple made when they decided to position themselves behind on-camera reporter Allison Kaden and act out the scene of Eric Garner as police held him in a choke-hold until he ceased to breath.

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HBO’s Church of Scientology Documentary Set to Piss Off a Lot of Celebs


*Cue the lawyers and other supporters of the controversial Church of Scientology because some ish is about to go down! For one, when you start attacking people’s faith base, well – ‘dems fightin’ words…and for another, HBO must have their dukes up because they are putting the finishing touches on a scandalous documentary on the Church, according to The Hollywood Reporter, who describes the film as “a bombshell” that will reveal why it has a hold on some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Er, you DO know brother, Isaac Hayes, was one of ‘em, right?

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Bill Cosby ‘Late Show’ Interview Dug Up: Is This ‘Creepy’ or What? Considering…(Watch)

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*A v-e-r-y interesting video “starring” Bill Cosby has resurfaced. It’s nearly 13 years old according to the age (65) that Cosby admits to Sofia Vergara, who he interviews while sitting in the host chair. The comedian is in full Cosby swing as he talks to the Latin beauty as she makes her first appearance on American television.

…and the reviews are in!

It’s kinda creepy in light of what’s going on now. Continue reading

Some of the Most Famous People Who Died from Cancer…A Moving Tribute (Watch)

International Reggae superstar singer Bob Marley was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in 1977. He died in 1981.
International Reggae superstar singer Bob Marley was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in 1977. He died in 1981 at the age of 36.


*What with tomorrow being Thanksgiving, I feel it’s timely, and touching, to share this video with you. Maybe you can watch as you travel to work by bus or train; or maybe as you ride to work in the carpool. What are you doing for lunch? Maybe watch it on your tablet as you sit for a while to eat your sandwich or drink your Latte.

I’m not gonna lie. I just stumbled upon this video. And please don’t look at this as a “downer” but it shows so many people of note, celebrities, who have died from cancer. I was so moved by it as I watched because, well…

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.

And as families of all sorts come together, chances are there will be a moment when someone notices who is not there.  Continue reading

Artist ‘Finger Paints’ Awesome Hyperrealistic Portrait of Actor Morgan Freeman (Video)


*Count yourself pretty hard to impress if you don’t find this portrait of actor Morgan Freeman to be absolutely AMAZING. An 18-year-old British artist used his fingers to create the ultra-realistic picture of the actor – capturing all the characteristics we have come to know him by. The distinguished gray hair, calm, direct stare, on a face punctuated with tiny moles.

Artist Jack Ede spent a period of 137 hours to create this drawing of the actor and documented his step-by-step process via Instagram and YouTube. Continue reading

What Your Career Can Look Like if Shonda Rhimes Doesn’t Like You (Watch)


*Just ask Katherine Heigl.

She quit being the character Izzy on “Grey’s Anatomy” years ago (her final episode aired Jan 21, 2010), and she is just now resurfacing on TV with her new NBC series, ” State of Affairs.”

But the wrath of Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the long-running show, who has made her negative feelings about Heigl public in interviews, is still following the actress.

A lot of times, when stars leave a hit show like a Grey’s Anatomy, without being fired, its because they either got a new series or want to try their hand at film. But Heigl’s absence from TV and film immediately following her resignation from the show (which her colleague,  Ellen Pompeo said was due to “hurt feelings” and money) appeared to be the first sign that Rhimes had been left with a bad taste in her mouth. And it didn’t help when rumors began to surface claiming the actress was a “Diva” and less than pleasant to work with.

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Katherine Heigl

But Katherine Heigl’s long absence has apparently given her time to think about some things (and most likely, she is getting guidance from a good publicist on the “how to’s” moving forward) and now she is taking the high road when she is asked about Rhimes.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Rhimes candidly noted that she’s grateful there are “no Heigls” among the cast members on Scandal.

When asked about the comments of her former boss on Extra this week, Heigl was diplomatic and said she wishes Rhimes well.

“It sucks,” she told Mario Lopez. “I’m sorry that she feels that way, and I wish her nothing but greatness, and I have nothing negative to say about Shonda. I’m a big fan of her work. I watch Scandal every week. I’m sorry she’s left with such a crappy impression of me. I wish I could do something to change that. Maybe I will be able to someday.”

When Heigl made her much-publicized return to network television Monday with  State of Affairs., she knew she didn’t come alone. She was aware that she brings a bad reputation about her professional behavior with her, and admits to Extra,

“There’s nothing I can do about this except to sort of prove it wrong.” And the only way for me to prove it wrong is for people to have a work experience with me that doesn’t speak to that at all,” she adds.

Watch her interview with Mario Lopez directly below: