*Wow! What an unexpected treat! The legendary Ron Isley doing an impromptu performance to warm up the crowd before taping “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”
At age 72, this legend is not retiring anytime soon, as he recently dropped his album This Song Is For You,with the first single “Lay You Down” ft. Trey Songz.
And while their collaboration takes one back to a special place in time, Isley recently took it back with a real back-tracker of a song: the Isley Brother’s 1969 classic “It’s Your Thing.”
The singer was accompanied by The Roots at this surprise performance; demonstrating how to properly hype a crowd, and solidifying the reason he’s still in the game.
*The Arsenio Hall late-night syndicated talk show will officially bow in Fall 2013 as CBS TV Distribution (CTD) has sold the strip to stations in more than 85% of the country, reports Deadline.com.
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Tribune Broadcasting was CTD’s original producing partner that provided the anchor station group with its 17 stations, including the top three markets. Now the show has been cleared in all of the top 50 markets.
In addition to the Tribune, CBS Television and local TV stations that initially signed on, stations from Sinclair Broadcasting, LIN Television Stations, Belo Corp., Cox Enterprises, Media General, Post-Newsweek Stations, Newport Television, Raycom Media and The Grant Group have also picked up the show.
*Since some folks consider him to be a minstrel, er, entertainer, it should as no surprise that Herman Cain is taking his act, oops, GOP presidential campaign to late night TV.
If you can’t wait to see Herman Monster do his thang on the comedy stage where he belongs, you’ll be thrilled to know he’s been booked to appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” tonight on ABC.
Tonight’s appearance could be just what one-time Godfathers Pizza CEO needs: A momentary respite from the sexual harassment problems that the press has been hounding him about for the past week or two.
Cain has repeatedly denied ever sexually harassing anyone and tried to return to normal campaigning Friday with a speech in Washington, D.C., about the economy.
We have the feeling that even if Kimmel doesn’t bring up the sex questions, he’s going to find a way to make Mr. can squirm and look even more foolish than he already does on his own.
Hmm, we think we’ll pop some popcorn for this one.