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  • Russell Simmons Signs New First-Look Deal with HBO, Sets Def Comedy Jam Anniversary Special

    Jul 30, 15 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *HBO has signed a new overall first-look deal with producer Russell Simmons and his new media company All Def Digital (ADD). The pact calls for the Def Jam Records co-founder and his digital team to develop new projects for the cable channel. His previous two-year deal included an executive producer role on Steve McQueen’s upcoming […]

  • Russell Simmons Returning to HBO with New Deal

    May 24, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Music and TV producer Russell Simmons has inked a two-year first-look deal with HBO, bringing him back to the premium cable network that ran his groundbreaking series “Def Comedy Jam.” Under the pact, Simmons will create and develop projects for the channel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam, which ran from 1992-97 […]

  • Sheryl Underwood Celebrates B’Day, Preps for Biography

    Oct 26, 12 by EURpublisher02 3 Comments

    *News broke today that after three seasons on the air, “The Talk” has seen the most growth among daytime network talk shows – while reigning champ “The View” posts year-to-year losses. In terms of viewers, “The Talk” is currently averaging 2.294 million this season, according to Nielsen, up 337,000 (17 percent) from the 1.957 million […]

  • Flashback: Ced the Entertainer Remembers Def Comedy Jam

    Oct 13, 11 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *With his “Hot in Cleveland” spinoff moving forward on TV Land, Cedric the Entertainer took some time out to reflect on his journey thus far, which began with his first big break courtesy of Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons. “Definitely for me one of the great eras of comedy was those early 90s when […]

  • Comedy Central Adds Simmons/Lathan Stand-Up Series

    Feb 22, 10 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *Comedy Central has ordered a six-episode half-hour stand-up series from Russell Simmons and Stan Lathan, the network announced today. The as-yet-unnamed multicultural series hosted by JB Smoove, (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) will shoot in Los Angeles on Feb. 24 and 25 at the El Rey Theater and is set to premiere this summer. “We’ve been trying […]

  • Chris Rock, Keenan, Harvey, Katt in Showtime’s ‘Why We Laugh’

    Feb 3, 10 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *“Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy,” a film examining the history and cultural influence of American black comedy, premiere’s tomorrow (Feb. 4) on Showtime at 8 p.m. Directed by actor-producer-director Robert Townsend, the documentary, which screened last year at Sundance, features interviews with prominent scholars, politicians, cultural critics, and a host of notable […]