Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kim Cattrall Lands New Series

Kim Cattrall is best known for her spot on comedic timing in Sex and the City as
sex pot publicist Samantha Jones. I was pleased to learn that she is returning to television as the star of a reboot of the British comedy Sensitive Skin.

The show revolves around the mid life crisis of the lead character, and Cattrall is going to executive produce the show alongside Don McKellar.

The show is set to air in Canada first and is still looking for a U.S. network to pick it up. HBO was one of the original networks interested but that deal fell through.

CBS Buys Queen Latifah's Talk Show

Queen Latifah has proven herself a force to be reckoned with in film, music, television, and as a producer. Next fall she will be returning to television screens on a daily basis as the host of The Queen Latifah Show on CBS.  The show will cover a host of topics including pop culture and human interest. Will and Jada Smith are also on board as co producers along with Latifah’s own Flavor Unit Entertainment.

Even with the talk show gig, Latifah will still make films under her production umbrella.  Flavor Unit is rumored to have several films under production.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Jobs for Members of Hollywood Black Pack

Morris Chestnut will be joining the Showtime hit Nurse Jackie for season 5. He will play a former army medic who joins the staff as a trauma doctor.

This comes on the heels of the news that Larenz Tate and Nia Long will be joining the Don Cheadle led ensemble of House of Lies. Tate is playing Don's brother on the show. No word on who Nia will be playing as of yet.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Official Trailer/Poster for Iron Man 3

One of my favorite actors is Robert Downey Jr., and I think his best role is that of Iron Man. In the role of Tony Stark, Robert gets to play up his best attributes: his wit and undeniable sex appeal which is really evident in this role. It seems like a long time until May but Iron Man 3 promises to kick off the summer movie season in a big way. It looks to be a tad darker than the previous films and the romance between Pepper and Tony is definitely on which will thrill the fans of the superhero and his lady love. Check out the trailer below.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Beyonce Will Headline 2013 Super Bowl

I am not a football fan, but I will be catching the halftime show featuring Beyonce. The Grammy winner announced her participation in the Super Bowl festivities by posting this cute pic to her website.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Web Star Issa Rae Scores W/ ABC Deal/Tyler Perry Brings His Brand to OWN

IssaHeadshot  The web series The Misadventures of An Awkward Black Girl  has been very good to Issa Rae. The cyber hit which has grown in popularity since its debut has struck a cord with fans like myself who can relate to her character J's work and love woes.I find myself following the show's monthly episodes like I once did the soaps. Will J find a better job than the one she has with Gut Busters, a weight loss company? Will J and White Jay her boyfriend ever get horizontal? Will the office bitch Nina ever get her comeuppance? These and many more questions keep me tuning in but the best news this week was hearing that Issa and Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and Private Practice producer Shonda Rhimes will be co producing Issa's first foray into network t v with the pilot I Hate L A Dudes.  Shonda's a hit making machine so all eyes are on this project to follow in the footsteps of her other hits and to put Issa in a prime position to become a major player in Hollywood.

Speaking of major players, Oprah Winfrey has brought Tyler Perry on board OWN to create some scripted content for the network. While a lot of you hate on T P's success you have to admit the man has the midas touch when it comes to scoring big in t v and film.  I'm sure Oprah will have final say over what eventually comes on the air waves so those that have tired of Madea can rest tonight knowing that Tyler will probably stay away from the character and introduce new characters and possibly even delve into some dramatic territory. Whatever the case I'm sure it will be a success for the network!