*”Dish Nation,” the 30-minute entertainment news program has been re-upped by Fox Television stations through 2014. “Nation” features three popular morning radio show teams talking entertainment headlines including comedian/radio host Rickey Smiley cohorts Ebony Steele, Headcrack, Rock-T and Gary. “Dish Nation” averaged 1.3 million viewers in January and boasts a stronger 18-34 showing than any other freshman syndicated program, including the “Steve Harvey Show” and “Katie Couric.”
*Funk/Jazz master George Duke appeared on the Mother Love radio show this past Friday, February 1 at 2pm Pacific / 5pm Eastern. Duke dished on his new CD, producing projects, upcoming tours with Stanley Clarke (Clarke-Duke Tour 4), the Soul Train Cruise and so much more. You can HEAR it here.
*Congratulations are in order for playwright/filmmaker David E. Talbert. The playwright/filmmaker and his wife Lyn are the proud parents of a baby boy named Elias David Talbert. The couple’s son was born on January 10 and weighed 8 lbs, 7 oz and was 21 inches long. BTW, Talbert’s next production is film called “Baggage Claim” and is based off his 2005 novel by the same name. It will star Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Djimon Hounsou and Trey Songz.