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Don Cheadle and Jimmy Fallon Play a Fun Card Game on 'Late Night' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 26th 2011 5:30AM
Don Cheadle, 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'While we doubt we'll be seeing it on any of the late night poker television shows any time soon, there's something so simple and fun about the card game Jimmy Fallon and Don Cheadle played on 'Late Night' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC).

The premise is simple enough. Each player sticks a card to their forehead, and then proceed to bet on whether or not they think they have the higher card. When your opponent has a low card, you might start to get cocky, but that angst wondering about your own card starts to get into your psyche.

While it was fun seeing Fallon try to bluff Cheadle, the latter revealed a very savvy poker mind. Fallon was saying he had nothing, which made him convinced he had a King or an Ace. It was an Ace, which easily smoked Fallon's three. Admit it, you'll be playing this game with your friends by the weekend.

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Don Cheadle: 'I'll Do Some Heroin' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 2nd 2010 5:15AM
Stephen Colbert, Don CheadleStephen Colbert has a point. If Don Cheadle cared anything about his career or his causes, he'd get out there and kill a hooker or do some heroin.

After Colbert explained his reasoning on 'The Colbert Report' (weeknights, 11:30PM ET on COM), Cheadle promised to get himself into the tabloids one way or another.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Don Cheadle Wants Tim Meadows to Play Him on 'Craig Ferguson' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 25th 2010 3:50AM
Craig Ferguson, Don Cheadle, Tim MeadowsIf you're a busy actor and need someone to sub in for you on a talk show, turn to Tim Meadows. He can play anyone, even Meryl Streep, whom he stepped in for on 'Late Show With David Letterman' the other night.

"To be honest, I've always felt like a 60-year-old white woman," says Meadows. Still, Craig Ferguson isn't buying it, and doesn't think he's up to the challenge of playing Don Cheadle on 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS).

We don't know, though. He's a dead ringer. He just needs to get that "black 'Iron Man'" thing worked out. Or maybe Cheadle needs to get that worked out.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Funny or Die' Delves Into Drunk History (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 22nd 2010 7:47AM
Funny or Die, Drunk History, Will Ferrell, Don CheadleWe knew the 'Funny or Die Presents' (Sat., 12AM ET on HBO) guys would come up with a great way to teach kids about slavery. Have someone ingest two bottles of wine, then narrate the story in a drunken stupor, with Will Ferrell playing Abraham Lincoln and Don Cheadle as Frederick Douglas.

We're quite certain the video will end up in classrooms all across the country, and just think of the spin-off possibilities. Everything from the Wright Brothers to World War II could become a part of the Drunk History archives. Just think about it. That's all we ask.

Watch the video after the jump.

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NBC Signs Adam Carolla, Don Cheadle

by Scott Harris, posted Oct 23rd 2009 2:30PM
Adam CarollaGet out your trampolines, because the dream team is back together. Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel, whose late night cable series 'The Man Show' became a cult hit thanks to such innovative contributions to society as their "Girls Jumping on Trampolines" segment, are teaming up once again for a new NBC sitcom.

According to Variety, NBC has inked a deal with Carolla to star as a contractor whose wife leaves him. Kimmel would co-produce. Since the end of 'The Man Show',' Kimmel has gone on to greater success with 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', while Carolla has appeared on 'Dancing With the Stars.'.

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Don Cheadle's March to Madness bringing college basketball to FX

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 26th 2009 1:02PM
Don CheadleThe title March to Madness is almost too clever for it's own good. How did it take this many years for someone to come up with that one? I love the pitch for this one, too: "a corrupt college basketball program ... cheats its way to the 'March Madness' NCAA basketball tournament." If it's on FX, of course it has corruption.

March to Madness and FX are a match made in heaven. Nobody does the darker side of humanity better than FX. The Shield, Rescue Me, Sons of Anarchy ... even It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia tackles the lowest forms of people. It's a beautiful combination of amazing writing and gut-wrenching acting that make these dirtbag characters teem with life and humanity.

And what a great subject to tackle. There's so much at stake with the NCAA Tournament for the kids and the schools, the drama practically writes itself. The story, we're told, will be from the point of view of an idealistic coach who's struggling with the compromises he makes with his own integrity to get his team where he needs to be. Too bad Don Cheadle's only executive producing, I'd love to see him tackle that role.

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LaToya Jackson to Co-Host 'The View' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 25th 2009 1:30PM
LaToya JacksonLaToya Jackson to co-host 'The View,' Oprah schedules her next book club selection, MTV picks up the rights to 'Skins' and more of today' top TV headlines.

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Don Cheadle getting into the TV business

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 15th 2009 8:15AM
Don CheadleOne of Hollywood's most multifaceted actors just got a little more multifaceted without the aid of surgery or some kind of psychological disorder that makes him think he's a 19th century schoolgirl.

Actor Don Cheadle is making his return to TV land (remember him in Picket Fences?) under his production company, Crescendo Productions.

The deal is with Universal for two years. So far, no shows have been officially announced but he is expected to announce his starting lineup during the Television Critics Association's press tour.

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I like Dennis Hopper's character in Crash - VIDEO

by Jane Boursaw, posted Sep 12th 2008 10:03AM
Crash Trailer and Video ClipI posted last week about the new series Crash, premiering on Starz on Oct. 17. It's been a long time coming. I started hearing buzz about a TV series shortly after the film debuted in May, 2005, and the cast looks good (though I know some of you disagree with me).

The lineup of the ensemble drama includes Dennis Hopper, D.B. Sweeney, Ross McCall, Clare Carey, and Luis Chavez, among others. I also appreciate the fact that Paul Haggis and Don Cheadle, who worked on the film, are producing the TV series. So whatever else happens, I have to think they'll keep the integrity of the film intact.

The Crash press kit is now online, and it's interesting to watch the trailer and hark back to the movie. Some of it looks the same -- like the shot of a cop feeling up a woman -- and the racial tension is definitely in place.

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Crash gears up with cast

by Jane Boursaw, posted May 30th 2008 8:22AM
Shortly after the release of 2005's Crash in theaters, I remember reading that a TV series based on the film was in the works. I even pitched the story to a TV trade magazine, but the editor didn't go for it. She must have guessed the show would be years in the works, and she was right.

Three years later, a TV series is finally starting to gain some steam. The Hollywood Reporter just posted a story that five actors have joined the cast of the series produced by Don Cheadle, Paul Haggis (pictured), Mark R. Harris, Robert Moresco, Tom Nunan, and Bob Yari, all of whom were involved with the movie. Produced by Lionsgate, the series is anticipated to premiere on Starz in 2009.

Here's a rundown on the actors who've just signed. It's interesting that most of these folks are not big-name actors, which I find refreshing in an era where many mega-movie stars are crossing over into TV:

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Starz first series will be Crash

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 26th 2008 10:38AM
Cheadle HaggisStarz, the cable network, is getting into original production and their first project will be based on the 2005 Best Picture Oscar-winning film Crash. Glen Mazzara, whose credits include Life, The Shield, Stand-Off and Nash Bridges, has been named executive producer/showrunner for the drama series. Lionsgate TV will co-produce with Starz, and they've greenlighted 13 episodes.

The controversial film, which dealt with the intersecting lives of a myriad of people living in Los Angeles in just 48 hours, centers on the character of Detective Graham Waters. Waters, a police detective, is struggling with his career, his drug addict mother and a criminal brother. The role was played by Don Cheadle (Picket Fences), who was also one of the film's producers. He is expected to reprise the part in the Starz production and may even direct a few episodes. In addition, director/co-writer/producer Paul Haggis and others from the film are also on board for Starz.

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The Daily Show: March 22, 2007

by Annie Wu, posted Mar 23rd 2007 9:40AM
Jon Stewart"Welcome Back, Hotter": Al Gore has become a strange Hollywood sweetheart, so he's bound to be met with jealous cries and annoying "yes or no" questions in DC. The "flaming baby" graphic was awesome. I want that on a t-shirt.

"Showdown At Justice: Hereunder referred to as the 'Nonvoluntary Lawyer Disemployment Program' vis a vis certain events on or around 7 December 2006 (C.F. Appendix B, Codicil IX, Paragraph 7)": Tony Snow is being a big baby over a lot of things. Actually, Jon seems genuinely fed up with him.

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Lessons in modern language usage from Oprah Winfrey

by Karina Longworth, posted Dec 27th 2005 8:02PM
Today's Oprah – actually, I think it was a repeat - featured the entire cast of Paul Haggis' Crash (which Oprah, as she reminded us ad nauseum, "looooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvved") talking about racism. I tuned in late (all the better to misinterpret out of context, my pretties), but I caught an ... um ... interesting segment about  linguistics.

When I turned the TV on, Oprah and Don Cheadle were talking over, and almost yelling at, each other. Apparently they were right in the middle of an intense debate over the proper use of the "N Word". Then Terrence Howard (who, the cynics amongst us will point out, is campaigning for Oscar nods on at least 2 performances and, as such, probably wants to be seen as Nice Guy) tells Oprah that he's decided to stop using it; Cheadle vehemently explains why he's opposed to pressuring people into limiting their linguistic choices. As if to bully him into breaking the tie for her side, Oprah turns to Ludacris. "Cris, would you consider not using The Word?" Visibly uncomfortable., Luda smiles. "Uh, I feel the same way Don does about it." Then, all of a sudden, out of nowhere, Sandra Bullock pipes up:

"As long as we're going to stop using words," she says (and I'm totally paraphrasing), "Can we stop with the bitch and the ho, for women?"

The crowd goes wild. Completely silent during the previous portion of the conversation, all of a sudden there are 200 mild-mannered housewives gone wild, hooting and cheering and stomping their feet. And then ...

Ludacris: We can stop when women stop calling themselves bitches.

Sandra Bullock: I don't call any woman a bitch. (pause, then, totally straight-facedly) Unless she is one.

Cut to some kind of language expert, sitting in the crowd. "80 years ago, you could call a woman a broad. We don't do that anymore."

Oh. Really? Whoops.

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