It looks likes George W. has company. A new face is now in the crosshairs when it comes to saying something “silly.” The View’s freshman co-host Sherri Shepherd is building her own wing in the YouTube library of celebrity bloopers. Of all the sistahs Bill Geddie and Barbara Walters paraded upon that stage they chose the one person who would rack up so many video bloopers in so short a time. Who knows what their criteria for co-host was. Comedians, late night talk shows and Saturday Night Live will have a steady stream of material.
Though already green lighted for release in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, South Korea Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, Will Smith’s new sci-fi thriller, “I Am Legend”, has yet to be approved by China.
Actor and well-informed critical-thinker Danny Glover was on Tavis this week talking activism and his new film. “Honeydripper,” a music-infused drama set in Harmony, Ala., in 1950, follows the owner (Glover) of a faltering juke joint who reluctantly hires a young electric guitarist in a last-gasp attempt to attract patrons. To a large extent, the film captures the transitional moment from the blues to rock ‘n’ roll. Directed by John Sayles, the cast also includes Charles Dutton and Lisa Gay Hamilton.
Is Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson following the yellow brick road of Hollywood? She’s broken-off her long romance with a maintenance engineer for an NFL player, re-taped her performance for tonight’s Movies Rock television show, made the Barbara Walters 10 Fascinating People list and grabbed a small role in the over-hyped “Sex and the City” film. They say go big or go home, Dorothy.
On the Friday talk shows: Tavis Smiley interviews author Nathan McCall, and Nightline visits with musician Wyclef Jean.
He’s everywhere and with just about everybody. Entertainment Tonight, Eva Langoria, Melissa Joan Hart, and Rachel Ray, to name a few. And to add to his beefy resume, now television star and former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Mario Lopez will be starring alongside R&B singer Christina Milian on CW’s comedy pilot, “Eight Days a Week”.
Kanye West and Amy Winehouse lead Grammy nominations with Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain also in the thick of the hunt.
“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” [Bertrand Russell]