It’s time for some Friday Funnyness.
Soooo, how ’bout some snarkiness, courtesy of the one and only Touré.
*The last time Michelle Obama and Jimmy Fallon were together on his “Late Night” series, they entertained us with the “Evolution of Mom Dancing.” Last night, on her first visit to the “Tonight Show” under Fallon, she appeared with the host and fellow guest Will Farrell in one of Fallon’s most popular “Late Night” sketches, “Ew!”
The premise: Fallon is a pre-teen girl named Sara whose every other word is “ew” – as in “Ew, that’s gross.” She hosts a talk show in her basement where guests discuss things that may or may not warrant an “ew” reaction. Her guests last night were her friend Stacy (Farrell) and Michelle Obama. (Watch above.)
For her sit-down interview, the First Lady chatted about family life in the White House and promoted her Let’s Move initiative. She also put in a plug for her husband’s health care law. (Click through to watch.)
On the challenge of raising two young daughters, ages 12 and 15, in the rarified world of the White House, she laughed, “They want nothing to do with us.”
Know the ‘Mind of a Man’ and win $10,000 on GSN’s game show hosted by DeRay Davis
The new game show, “Mind of a Man,” has two women competing to see who knows best how a man thinks. It airs on GSN on Wednesdays at 10/9c. It premiered January 8, 2014 and has an unbelievable 40 episodes for this this season.
“More women are watching. We’re starting out with 40 episodes. In January we were the most successful game show of the month,” said Davis about the premiere month of the show. “I’m hosting as long as women and men are trying to figure each other out.”
The two women competing will have the help of a panel of special guest celebrities.
“I went in…I thought they wanted me to be a panelist because I say so much crazy stuff,” DeRay pointed out. “We have game show police. I can’t make eye contact. There’s a game show rule that I have nothing to do with picking contestants. A girl was disqualified for knowing me.”
The half-hour game show focuses on what men think about dating, marriage, working and all manners of manly pursuits. The panel is a mix of funny male and female celebrities giving their opinions about what men are thinking.
DeRay Davis, a Chicago native, is a stand-up comedian that, after a move to Los Angeles, won Comedy Central’s Laugh Riot competition. He then went on to tour with Cedric the Entertainer. Other appearances include BET’s “Comic View,” Nick Cannon’s “Wild ‘N Out,” Short Circuitz, and MTV’s “Hip-Hop Square.’
As an actor Davis credits include Johnson Family Vacation, Barber Shop and Barber Shop 2, Semi-Pro, 21 Jump Street, HBO’s “Entourage,” “Reno 911,” GI Joe: Retaliation, Jumping the Broom and Scary Movie 4.
The CinemaScore A- rated Baggage Claim comedy is now on DVD, Blu-ray and digital HD
*The Fox Searchlight distributed comedic film Baggage Claim starring Paula Patton, Adam Brody, Djimon Hounsou, Taye Diggs, Christina Milian, Jill Scott, Trey Songz, Lauren London, Boris Kodjoe, LaLa Anthony and Derek Luke, and directed and written by David E. Talbert, is now on DVD, Blu-ray and digital HD via 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Rated by CinemaScore with an A- Baggage Claim, released to theaters September 27, 2013, tripled its $8.5 million budget with box office revenue of over $22,500,000.
The film follows flight attendant Montana Moore (Patton), who is smart and sexy, as she searches for someone to get engaged to before her younger sister Sheree’s (London) wedding. With the help of her fellow attendants Gail (Scott) and Sam (Brody) she ‘accidentally’ meets her past loves again with a plan to pick one in 30 days.
“The character Gail was voluptuous, beautiful, uninhibited and funny,” said David E. Talbert about Montana’s best friend. “When casting her (Jill Scott) agent called. I said I love your music but this character shows cleavage. She said, ‘I have cleavage’.”
Jill Scott’s cleavage is what you get a lot of in the film along with her great comedic timing and excellent acting ability.
“My box I put her in wasn’t the box she was in,” David added. “I had to hold her back!”
He also talked about when he cast Trey Songz and Tia Mowry-Hardrict.
“Trey Songz, I saw how so much fun he was,” Talbert said. “And Tia, she is so sweet…she came and wanted to play the crazed and deranged girlfriend.”
Baggage Claim is produced by David and Steven J. Wolfe. Known for his stage plays Talbert’s credits include a television special documentary “Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable,” First Sunday starring Katt Williams, Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan; He Said…She Said…But What Does God Say (2004), Love in the Nick of Tyme, and The Fabric of a Man.
Also starring in the film are Rickey Smiley, Terrence Jenkins, Affion Crockett, and Jenifer Lewis. Learn more about Baggage Claim at www.FoxSearchLight.com/BaggageClaim and David E. Talbert at www.DavidETalbert.com.
The 45th NAACP Image Awards’ two-hour special airs live on TV One Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 9/8c
*The 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards will air live on Saturday, February 22, 2014 on a new network, TV One, with a new producer Reggie Hudlin (Former BET President of Entertainment) for a two-hour special where nominees will gather to hear who the winners are. The NAACP Image Award, a major fundraiser, has held major red carpeted events where nominees have received the royal treatment at functions, and at a celebrity filled luncheon hosted by Roland Martin and Judge Lauren Lake.
The NAACP Image Awards will air on TV One at 9/8c this weekend; it’s a five year deal with the ten year old Radio One network that is subscribed by over 57 million homes. It’s the home of “The Rickey Smiley Show,” Roland Martin’s “News One Now,” “R&B Divas ATL” and its spin-off “R&B Divas LA,” and “Love That Girl.”
Some of my favorite artists, entertainment industry executives and shows that are nominated include Bill Duke’s “Dark Girls” (OWN); Debbie Allen and Chandra Wilson for their roles in “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC); Ethan Dizon and Skylan Brooks representing for The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (Codeblack); Neicy Nash and Cedric the Entertainer for their roles in “The Soulman” (TV Land); Kevin Hart and Nick Cannon for their roles in “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET); Brandy Norwood in “The Game” (BET); LL Cool J in “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS); Regina King in “SouthLAnd” (TNT); Angela Bassett in ”Betty & Coretta” (Lifetime); Tatyanna Ali in “The Young and the Restless” (CBS); “The Arsenio Hall Show” (syndicated/CBS); “The Queen Latifah Show” (syndicated/CBS); China Anne McClain for her role in “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney); Eric I. Keys for his hosting role on “Live Life & Win!” (syndicated/Fox); Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records), Charlie Wilson (RCA Records), Justin Timberlake (RCA Records), Beyonce’ (Columbia Records), Mary J Blige (Verve/Interscope), 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight); Fruitvale Station and Mandela Long Walk to Freedom (Weinstein); Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave).
“The challenging part was finding a place…transforming,” said young actor Skylan Brooks who played Mister in the Codeblack dramatic film The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete. “George Tillman (director) told me I had to bring everything out…and I pulled it out.”
Another young actor, Eric I. Keyes, who hosts a young adult news show “Live Life & Win!” that’s syndicated and airs across the country on the Fox Network said about his nomination that being nominated, “…feels amazing. There are so many talented people. It’s really exciting.”
The NAACP Image Awards not only raises funds for its programs to run all year round, but it honors the talents of the up-and-coming artists providing them with the excitement they need to carry them through to being one of the accomplished that are also nominated.
The NAACP Image Awards is sponsored by UAW-Chrysler, FedEx, AT & T, Hyundai Motor America, Gilead Sciences, Wells Fargo, Ford Motor Company, PepsiCo, Southwest Airlines, Bank of America, Walgreens, Wal-Mart and General Motors. Tune into TV One Saturday, February 22nd at 9/8c to hear the winners and feel the excitement for yourself. Log onto www.NAACPImageAwards.net and www.TVOne.tv for more information.
(Syndicated Columnist: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment – she is also a Public Relations/Business consultant and Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. Event: Baltimore “Uplifting Minds II” one day national entertainment conference (seminar panel & talent competition) at Security Square Mall Sat. April 19, 2014. www.FreelanceAssociatesInc.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com, www.UpliftingMinds2.com).
*Darrin Dewitt Henson rocketed to stardom on the Showtime hit series “Soul Food” as the sexy but sometimes troubled Lem.
Now he’s on the big screen in the romantic comedy, “Black Coffee.”
“It’s really about a person of color in America and not using excuses for what you can do for yourself,” Henson proclaimed about the film now in limited release nationwide.
Regina Hall began her acting career in the late 1990′s while simultaneously earning a master’s degree from New York University. With numerous film and television credits to her name, Regina has since emerged as one of Hollywood’s most sought after comedic actresses.
Last fall, she was seen reprising her role in the sequel The Best Man Holiday, alongside Terrence Howard, Taye Diggs, and Sanaa Lathan, which opened #1 at the box office. In June, she will again star opposite Terrence J, Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson and Michael Ealy in the sequel Think Like a Man Too.
*’About Last Night‘ is in theaters tonight!
Spend your lovers day, with Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Michael Ealy, and Joy Bryant. Their romantic comedy follows new love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom.
Comedian extraordinaire Hart says you will have a great Valentine’s Day if you watch ‘About Last Night.’