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Raw Deal: Chris Rock Executive Producing New Comedy Show

Comedian Chris Rock is executive producing a new sketch comedy pilot for Comedy Central starring young comic Deshawn Raw. The show, “D-Raw,” will be comprised of sketches featuring Raw and his diverse group of friends and their experiences as they ...
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Anderson Cooper: Revamping Talk Show To Boost Poor Ratings

When Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show, “Anderson” returns for its second season on Sept. 10, the show will have a new name, format and a new studio home. The 45-year-old TV journalist’s revamped show will now be called “Anderson Live” ...
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CONFIRMED: Kevin Hart Hosting 2012 MTV VMAs

Comedian Kevin Hart is apparently in final negotiations to host the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Sources close to the 32-year-old comic confirm the rumor originally reported by HumorMillMag.com that Hart’s deal to host the award show “is pretty much ...
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Her OWN Show: La Toya Jackson Lands Deal For Reality ...

La Toya Jackson is set to star in her own reality series on Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN Network. The show, titled “Life With La Toya” will premiere in early 2013. The 56-year-old entertainer, once considered the black sheep of the Jackson ...
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Not So Funny: Christian Group Wants Cedric The Entertainer’s “The ...

Is TV Land’s “The Soul Man” blasphemeth? A Christian conservative watchdog group called One Million Moms sure thinks the Cedric The Entertainer and Niecy Nash fronted sitcom is! The 30 minute comedy, which became TV Land’s second-highest rated series premiere ...
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Tia Mowry: Lands New Gig After “The Game”

Tia Mowry has landed a new starring role following her surprise departure from BET’s “The Game” early this year. The 34-year-old actress, who also stars alongside her twin sister Tamera Mowry-Housley on the Style Network reality series “Tia & Tamera,” is ...
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Tristan Wilds: Returning to “90210” After Illness

Tristan Wilds is returning for season five of the CW drama “90210.” The 23-year-old actor, who plays Dixon on the series, had to leave the show and missed several episodes at the end of last season after getting sick with ...
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Gladys Knight: Paris Jackson Should Respect Her Elders

The “Empress of Soul” Gladys Knight was a guest co-host on the CBS’s “The Talk” yesterday and had some choice words for Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris Jackson. The 68-year-old music icon, who acknowledged she knows the family very well and recently ...
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Frankly Speaking: Oprah Winfrey Talks Black Men Being Mislabeled

“People don’t recognize this, but oftentimes when you are – particularly a black man in our culture, and a lot of people will disagree, but unless you’re a black man you don’t know what I’m talking about – when you ...
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On Hold: Revamped “In Living Color” Being Held By Fox

Fox Network entertainment chief Kevin Reilly had disappointing news for fans anticipating the reboot of the sketch comedy series, “In Living Color.” During his executive session at the Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel ...