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Cedric the Entertainer

Cedric the Entertainer Talks About His 'Hot in Cleveland' Spin-off & 'DWTS' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 3rd 2011 3:45PM
Cedric the Entertainer made some news on his appearance on 'The Wendy Williams Show,' (weekdays, syndicated on Fox). The actor and comedian revealed he's been getting recruited by 'Dancing With the Stars,' and also talked about a 'Hot in Cleveland' spin-off that's in production focusing on his raunchy, former R&B-singing minister character.

On the 'Dancing' front, Cedric confirmed that they'd been recruiting him and showed off a few moves, but didn't seem inclined to join the show unless they "let you do your thing." Regardless, the audience appreciated his moves.

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Cedric the Entertainer Is a Singing Minister on 'Hot in Cleveland' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 25th 2011 6:16AM
Cedric the Entertainer, 'Hot in Cleveland'With Elka and Fred engaged on 'Hot in Cleveland' (Wed., 10PM ET on TV Land), they sought the services of a minister, and found Cedric the Entertainer. Meanwhile, the girls got Elka so worried about her wedding that she turned into the episode's title, a 'Bridezelka.'

She even sent Joy in her place to meet with the minister. After he complimented her hair, she immediately shouted, "I want to have sex with you!"

It was the name of a song he'd recorded before he received the calling into the ministry. This set up the first of two recreations of the song in this episode.

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Two Contestants Walk Away With $80,000 on 'It's Worth What?' Premiere (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 20th 2011 1:06AM
Cedric the Entertainer, 'It's Worth What?'While it wasn't a million-dollar pay day, two women walked away with a pretty cool cash settlement in the inaugural installment of 'It's Worth What?' (Tue., 8PM ET on NBC). When their earnings reached $80,000, Melissa and Annabel struggled to feel a strong urge to keep playing.

Even host Cedric the Entertainer's reminder that they could double that to $160,000 wasn't really swaying them. After all, if they were wrong on their next guess, their earnings would drop back to $10,000.

The format of the show has contestants trying to determine the values of various collectible and antique items. They have to then be able to compare two items and figure out which one is worth more money.

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Cedric the Entertainer Previews New 'It's Worth What?' Game Show on 'The Talk' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 12th 2011 6:40PM
Cedric the Entertainer previews 'It's Worth What?' on 'The Talk'Anyone wondering what Cedric the Entertainer's new game show 'It's Worth What?' will actually look like got a preview Tuesday on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS). Cedric gave the ladies a preview, challenging them to guess the prices of several items that could either be junk or expensive antiques.

Cedric had with him two items -- a black velvet and white taffeta gown once worn by Princess Diana for a charity event in 1985, and an acoustic guitar signed by Elvis Presley. The hosts were charged with figuring out which item was worth more. Leah Remini was the tie-breaker, and went with the guitar.

The signed guitar was worth $30,000, a lot of money to be sure. But the dress was worth twice as much. Sharon Osbourne, who had voted for the dress, was not happy. Hopefully the contestants on Tuesday's 'Worth What?' premiere will be less contentious.

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Cedric the Entertainer Tells Kimmel About Singing with Prince (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 17th 2011 8:45AM
Cedric the EntertainerCedric the Entertainer stopped by 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC) and reminisced about the time he performed on-stage with Prince.

He told Jimmy Kimmel how he'd previously been over to Prince's house for one of the diminutive rocker's "crazy parties in the midle of the night," and even described the house for us: "It's a 'Prince' house. ... It's got all kinds of sparkles and glitter and stuff ... there's fireworks going off inside ... "

Later on, Cedric was in the crowd at a Prince gig when the singer called him up on-stage to sing along with 'Raspberry Beret.' Performing live shouldn't hold any terrors for such a seasoned veteran of the stand-up circuit, but there was a snag. Cedric didn't know any of the words.

Thankfully, he managed to keep it together and bluffed his way through the verse by humming and mumbling in the right key. Then, at the crucial point he belted out the chorus: 'Raspberry Beret!'

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'Hot in Cleveland' Readies Spin-Off Starring Cedric the Entertainer

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 18th 2011 6:00PM
Cedric the Entertainer'Hot in Cleveland' is prepping a spin-off, but it's not for who you'd expect. Nope, Betty White is staying put.

However, the creator of 'Cleveland' is working on a spin-off centered around Cedric the Entertainer and a character who has yet to be introduced. The potential new series will see Cedric play a minister.

"Cedric is hilarious, and I'm so happy to do this show with him," Suzanne Martin, creator and executive producer of 'Hot in Cleveland,' said in a statement. "We are going to have a lot of fun developing and exploring his role as a minister."

The pilot script will be co-written by Cedric and Martin, with Martin serving as executive producer of the series. 'Hot in Cleveland' executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner will also work on the untitled potential series.

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Ferguson, Cedric the Entertainer Think Willie Nelson's Pot Bust Is Absurd (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Dec 3rd 2010 7:15AM
Cedric the Entertainer Talks Pot on 'Late Late Show'Craig Ferguson is upset about Willie Nelson's recent arrest for pot. He broke the news to Cedric the Entertainer on 'The Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS). "No way! Are [the cops] still doing that? Come on," Cedric said. "That's like arresting Snoop Dogg for smoking weed."

The host said, "I'm not saying whether they should legalize it or not legalize it, but they should make an exception in the case of Snoop and Willie."

But Ferguson pointed out Nelson was an easy target, as Texas law enforcement discovered the marijuana when his tour bus was passing through a border control point. "It's an easy ticket," agreed Cedric. Ferguson joked, "Oh, I wonder if there's any pot on Willie Nelson's tour bus?"

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'Extreme Makeover' -- Laughter Instead of Tears, as Comedians Help Out (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 11th 2010 4:16AM
'Extreme Makeover' -- Laughter Instead of Tears, as Comedians Help Out'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Sun., 8PM ET on ABC), promised a "tear-free" episode. And that's what we got ... almost. In place of the standard sob-fest, the producers guaranteed a completely upbeat show. To accomplish this, they enlisted a bunch of comedians -- including Cedric the Entertainer, Paul Rodriguez and Tommy Davidson.

The series went to Houston, Texas to help the Johnson family, whose house was damaged by Hurricane Ike. As a result of the hurricane, the locks in the Johnson's tiny home had to be opened with a screwdriver. But was just the start of the problems. The floor was rotting, the roof was caving in -- and the family had to eat off of paper plates ... because the weight of real plates would cause their shelves to collapse.

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Jerry Seinfeld Proves He's 'Urban' (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 24th 2010 10:20AM
Jerry Seinfeld, Cedric the EntertainerWhat's Jerry Seinfeld doing at 'Cedric the Entertainer's Urban Circus' (Wed. 10PM on TBS)? Well, he's urban.

"I am urban you know," Seinfeld said. "I was born in Brooklyn." But, Cedric had to school Seinfeld in Brooklyn pride, including the proper way to say Brooklyn.

Seinfeld then pulled out some of "early jokes" including one about Tide detergent. "They always say that Tide gets out blood stains and I say if you've got a T-shirt with blood stains all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem right now."

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Looks Like Nobody Cares About 'FlashForward'

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 19th 2010 1:09PM
FlashForward
Flash forward to 2011 and you'll probably see that 'FlashForward' isn't on ABC's schedule. That's the only thing that one can think after last night's episode. The show returned after several months off the air and was greeted by a huge yawn from viewers. It got the lowest ratings yet, down 10% from the last episode that aired.

In happier news (well, for NBC, not ABC), 'The Marriage Ref' is actually getting better ratings-wise. It was up 8%. I watched last night's episode with Jason Alexander, Martha Stewart, and Cedric The Entertainer and I didn't hate it. I see now what they're going for, and it's entertaining to a point (depending on the celebs they get and the marriage problems presented). It just doesn't seem like a show I can watch every week, and I bet a lot of viewers have that feeling.

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ABC Picks Up Comedies From Carlos Mencia, Cedric the Entertainer

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Jan 6th 2010 11:30AM
It's a well tested theory: comedians tend to do well with sitcoms. At least that's what ABC is hoping, as the Hollywood Reporter confirms that Carlos Mencia and Cedric the Entertainer have struck pilot deals with the network.

Both will be multi-camera comedies, with Mencia's a family comedy that poaches from his own life and stand-up work, set within a multicultural, immigrant-based family. Veteran writers Mitchel Katlin and Nat Bernstein, who collaborated on 'Ally McBeal' and 'Doogie Howser, M.D.,' are signed on as writers for Mencia's show.

Mencia's last big project was heading up the Comedy Central sketch show, 'Mind of Mencia,' which lasted for three seasons.

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Gordon Ramsay's Cookalong was half fun, half terrible

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 16th 2009 12:29PM
Gordon RamsayThis was not what I was expecting.

I don't think I've ever been as confused by a TV show while I was actually watching it. Maybe because Gordon Ramsay's Cookalong was live or maybe it was because Chef Gordon Ramsay had to move at such a frantic pace to get everything done in an hour.

Whatever the reason, I found myself hating the show at first, then kinda liking it, then hating, then liking it, then finding it a little stupid, and then kinda liking it. On a scale of 1 to 10, which 1 being "I hated it" and 10 being "I loved it," I'll give it a 5.

How's that for a politician-like decision?

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On the Scene at 'Gordon Ramsay Cookalong Live'

by Allyssa Lee, posted Dec 16th 2009 9:13AM
It was a kindler, gentler Gordon Ramsay on display in this Los Angeles-based kitchen set. The famously hard-nosed, expletive-spewing foodsmith donned a casual plaid button-down shirt and jeans and didn't utter a single bad word during Fox's 'Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live,' in which the chef showed the nation how to cook a three course meal all in the span of one hour. (In fact, the star of 'Hell's Kitchen' cheekily reminded those of us in the studio audience to mind our language.) There were no dishes cracked, no spit showers to "piss off, and no berating. The only thing that was remotely threatening about the program was the fiery flambé -- well, that, and the chef's tendency to lean uncomfortably close to his female guests.

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Cedric the Entertainer signs deal with ABC

by Julia Ward, posted Nov 28th 2006 4:02PM
Cedric the EntertainerAnother King of Comedy has struck a network television deal. Cedric the Entertainer and Bernie Mac show creator Larry Wilmore are developing a sitcom for ABC. The pilot hasn't been picked up, but if it does eventually make the airwaves, you'll get to see Cedric juggle life as the single father of a teenage girl with his life as a... wait for it... security chief at LAX.

Cedric is, of course, known for his comedy specials and Barbershop films, but did you know that Larry Wilmore is an on-air contributor to The Daily Show and consulting producer to The Office? Personally, I hadn't connected those dots before now. Combining these talents could add up to funny, but the failsafe stand-up material - airport anxiety - could go either way -- a welcome pressure valve letting off America's collective steam or groan-worthy security gags that just aren't funny the 100th time around.

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