TV

50 CENT – THE MONEY AND THE POWER “REALITY” SHOW TRAILER

50 Cent’s new MTV “reality” show ‘The Money And The Power’ will debut in the US on November 6th. When it does eventually air in the UK I doubt that I will be tuning in on a regular basis. I’m tired of watching fake, scripted “reality” show vehicles. It’s just lazy television. But I am loving Fifty’s new pearly white teeth! I might just tune in to stare in to his mouth. Will you be tuning in?

CLASSIC TV CLIP OF THE DAY: BOYZONE’S TV DEBUT

Now my UK visitors will remember 90s Irish boy band Boyzone who exploded on to the pop scene in 1994, and later split in 1998 when lead group member Ronan Keating decided to embark on a successful solo career, but became majorly pissed off when he failed to break the US market (lol). The group reunited earlier this year and are currently touring the country, but their comeback has received a somewhat lukewarm reception. Anyway check out Boyzone’s TV debut back in 1993 on the Irish entertainment []

PICS OF THE DAY: VH1 HIP HOP HONORS 2008

The annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors event took place last night (October 2nd) at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. [Click on photographs to enlarge] Wyclef and Naughty By Nature’s Treach Rapper/Actress Eve Slick Rick Wyclef and Busta Rhymes Lil Jon Slick Rick Busta Rhymes De La Soul EPMD  Cypress Hill MC Lyte Host comedian Tracy Morgan Ghost Face and Biz Markie Chuck D and Flavor Flav KRS-One Tracey Morgan Fat Joe My Jim Jim (call/email me Jim!) Freekey Zekey, Jim Jones and []

MTV GREEN LIGHTS NEW DIDDY SCRIPTED “REALITY” SHOW

Entertainment mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs has joined forces with Emmy winning producer Mark Burnett to lead the search for the next music superstar on a newly approved MTV reality series. The show, titled StarMaker, was greenlit by the network for January 2009. It will feature a group of aspiring solo artists handpicked by Combs, who will compete against each other for a chance to obtain stardom while living together. Contestants will go through StarMaker boot camp, in addition to being evaluated on []

VIDEO: CHRIS ROCK ON 106 & PARK

This is funny in so many different ways. Chris taking shots at BET, 106 & Park and southern rappers, the continuous cheering and clapping (for no reason), the girls standing behind Chris (especially the one wearing an afro)… Hilarious… …  

TYRA BANKS SHOW: WOMEN WHO BLEACH THEIR SKINS AND THEIR CHILDRENS SKIN

These women need HELP and I think they are aware they have issues….  SERIOUS issues….. At the start I was hurling abuse at these women, but now I just feel sad for them. It’s people within our own community who have made them feel this way about themselves. Family members and so-called friends with their off the cuff remarks always making reference to their darker skin complexions, who have made them go to such extreme lengths to achieve lighter skin.  I remember a good friend of mine telling me []

VIDEO OF THE DAY: R KELLY SPEAKS ON PORN CHARGES FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE ‘NOT GUILTY’ VERDICT

R Kelly’s spoken publicly for the first time since being cleared of child pornography charges in America. The R&B star, 41, said he had come out of the experience stronger and hoped to move on with his life and career. Asked by Black Entertainment Television (BET) if he had a weakness for teenage girls, he replied: “When you say teenage, how old do you mean? “I have some 19-year-old friends, but I don’t like anyone illegal if that’s what we are talking []

B.E.T CHIEF REGINALD HUDLIN RESIGNS

Black Entertainment Television chief Reginald Hudlin has resigned. Hudlin is returning to his “entrepreneurial roots” as an independent producer, according to an internal memo Thursday from BET Chairwoman and CEO Debra Lee that was released publicly by BET. BET executive Stephen Hill, who’s in charge of music programming and talent, will serve as interim entertainment president during the search to replace Hudlin, Lee said. Continue Reading….