Bob Sumner, ‘Def Comedy Jam’ co-creator launches ‘LAFF MOBB’s We Got Next’ on ASPIRE, airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. EST
Bob Sumner co-creator of HBO’s ‘Def Comedy Jam’ launches new comedy show on ASPIRE, ‘LAFF MOBB’s We Got Next.’
*“It was time to rearrange the furniture, go back to old conventional style comedy,” said Bob Sumner co-creator of the highly successful HBO “Def Comedy Jam,” which helped to launch the careers of such comedians as Chris Tucker, Martin Lawrence and Joe Torry). “I was instrumental in the success of HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam.” We received a lot of criticism for the language. Comedy is not about four letter words it’s a point of view.” Continue reading
*Excuse me if I don’t join the rest of y’all in celebrating this year’s Best Picture Oscar movie, “12 years A Slave.”
I’m already on record as this being a continuum of subservience movies that is trying to revive a cruel social reality through art and sentiment, so my conclusion shouldn’t be a surprise. But this race was a foregone conclusion.
Hollywood made this movie with the intent of it securing its place in movie history. That couldn’t be done without the Oscar. Continue reading
Director Antoine Fuqua arrives to the 2013 UCLA Neurosurgery Visionary Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 24, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California
*Director Antoine Fuqua will next take on the world of boxing in “Southpaw,” a drama written by “Sons Of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter.
Jake Gyllenhaal will star in the pic as a welterweight champion who rises in his profession while his personal life falls apart, reports Deadline.com. The movie, financed by The Weinstein Company, is scheduled to begin production this summer.
Fuqua was looking at a number of projects to helm but decided on “Southpaw,” and his deal closed last night, according to Deadline. Still to cast is the other lead, Titus “Tick” Willis, a former fighter who was forced to retire after losing an eye and was on his way to becoming a pro trainer but retreated after his son was killed.
The project is being produced by Fuqua, Alan Riche and Peter Riche.
Director Steve McQueen, winner of Best Picture for “12 Years a Slave”, poses in the press room during the Oscars at Loews Hollywood Hotel on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood
*The Daily Breeze, a newspaper in Southern California, probably thought it was being clever when it ran the following front page the morning after “12 Years a Slave” won the Oscar for Best Picture:
Needless to say, more people saw the headline as racist than clever and editors got an earful from readers — most calling it the worst headline ever.
*The movie “The Son of God” is the first time the story of Jesus has been on the big screen in about 10 years since Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.” ”The Son of God” is a story of the mightiest power of heaven overcoming the mightiest power on earth. The Roman Empire was the most powerful and far-reaching kingdom the earth had seen up to that point. They were ruthless, intolerant, and loyal to their god, Caesar. Then along came Jesus introducing His kingdom in the midst of it all. Continue reading