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The NBA Playoffs Tip-Off with Timberlake and Foxx

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 17th 2010 8:21PM
jamie_foxx_justin_timberlake_nbaThe post-season has arrived for the National Basketball Association. The NBA Playoffs are upon us, starting today on ABC and ESPN, and tomorrow night on TNT, and that means the networks are shifting into overdrive to present all the games, all the action, and -- especially -- all the stars to the viewing public. Shaq, Kobe, LeBron, Dwayne, Dirk, Rajon ... if you're a fan, you don't need the last names. That's how big the star power is for NBA elite players.

It's perhaps even bigger than the NFL or any other major league. And that's one reason why the NBA is not the number one sport in America, but it is the number one marketed sport. That's a point illustrated in the new promo for the TNT broadcasts featuring music and movie stars Jamie Foxx and Justin Timberlake extolling the virtues of the NBA playoffs.

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'In Living Color' Turns 20: Happy Anniversary!

by Jason Newman, posted Apr 14th 2010 4:00PM
In Living ColorTwenty years ago, on April 15, 1990, 'In Living Color,' the brash, outspoken sketch comedy show created by Keenan Ivory Wayans, premiered and subsequently changed the rules of sketch comedy. In its skewering of pop culture and satirizing of race-based issues, the mostly black cast combined trenchant lampooning (Michael Jackson, Mike Tyson) with original characters (Homey D. Clown, Fire Marshal Bill) to create a show that remains groundbreaking to this day.

Just as notable, the show became a launching pad for everyone from Jim Carrey and Jamie Foxx to then-choreographer Rosie Perez and Jennifer Lopez (the latter earning her first high-profile job as one of the show's "Fly Girls").

To commemorate the anniversary, we take a look back at some of the best musical parodies the show had to offer. And good luck not getting nostalgic -- or rueful -- of the '90s if you remember these.

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Tina Fey Grills Oprah Winfrey on Relationship With Jamie Foxx (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 6th 2010 5:25PM
Oprah WinfreyTina Fey got to turn the tables on Oprah Winfrey and pressed the talk show queen about her relationship with Jamie Foxx.

"What is going on with you and Jamie Foxx?" Fey asked Winfrey on 'Oprah Winfrey' (weekdays, syndicated). "Because I feel like he might be in love with you ... there's an energy, he's putting something out."

Winfrey denied anything romantic, claiming the two were just friends, but Fey seemed skeptical. Winfrey sounded impressed with Fey's questioning -- and flirty footage. "That's good," Winfrey said with surprise. "That's a real question."

Watch the video after the jump.

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TV Casting: Gabourey Sidibe to Host 'Saturday Night Live'

by Andrew Scott, posted Apr 1st 2010 9:45AM
Gabourey SidibeTake that, Howard Stern: Gabourey Sidibe, fresh off her Best Actress nomination for the critically acclaimed film 'Precious,' will reportedly host the Apr. 24 episode of 'Saturday Night Live,' with musical guest MGMT. In the meantime, fans can also look forward to Sidibe's new gig on 'The C Word,' which will premiere Mon., Aug. 16 on Showtime. [E!]

More casting news after the jump.

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Jamie Foxx Returning to Fox

by Scott Harris, posted Mar 29th 2010 10:30AM
When we first heard the news that Jamie Foxx was developing a new television show, we thought the same thing you did: Boy, he's really getting into this 'Laverne and Shirley' remake. (Which his reps have since denied.) But as it turns out, while his latest project does feature the return of a classic series, it's one that is perhaps a bit more understandable for Foxx: 'In Living Color.'

Well, sort of. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Foxx is teaming with former 'In Living Color' writers Fax Bahr and Adam Small to develop a new "urban-flavored sketch-comedy show" for Fox.

Foxx, of course, rose to super-stardom thanks to his role on 'In Living Color,' which ran from 1990-1994, while Bahr and Small went on to create Fox's seminal sketch series 'MADtv.'

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How Was Jay Leno's First Episode Back At 'The Tonight Show?'

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 2nd 2010 11:02AM
Tonight ShowIt's like he never left, isn't it?

Jay Leno returned to 'The Tonight Show' last night, and he pretty much settled back into the groove right away. Of course, there really wasn't much groove to "settle back into" since the 10PM 'Jay Leno Show' was 'Tonight 2.0,' a carbon copy of the 11:35 show with just a time change (oh, and no desk).

He still did his long monologue, he still bantered with Kevin, he still interviewed guests. It's not like he was going to drastically change anything. Jay was Jay and he did was he always does.

What didn't he do? Well, he didn't acknowledge Conan O'Brien at all. I guess that's no surprise since he didn't acknowledge Johnny Carson on his first show back in 1992. But you would think that he would have said something about Conan since it was the major TV story for the past few months, but he didn't. As the opening 'Wizard of Oz' takeoff showed, they really do want to make believe all of this was a dream. Good to see Betty White make a cameo though.

So let's get to the nitty gritty:

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Leno's First Guests on 'Tonight' Include Sarah Palin and the Cast of 'Jersey Shore'

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 22nd 2010 5:50PM
LenoJay Leno will be back behind the desk (yes the desk is coming back! and the couch!) on NBC's 'The Tonight Show' when the show returns after the Olympics are over (March 1, next Monday). So who will Jay have as guests his first big week back? Why, Steve Guttenberg and Carrot Top, of course!

Well, OK, actually he has some bigger names than that. The guests his first week are Jamie Foxx, Lindsey Vonn, and Brad Paisley (Monday), Sarah Palin and Shaun White (Tuesday), the cast of 'Jersey Shore,' Chelsea Handler, Apollo Ohno, and Avril Lavigne (Wednesday), Matthew McConaughey and Jason Reitman (Thursday), and Morgan Freeman and Meredith Vieira (Friday). Media Decoder also has his second week of guests, and they include 'American Idol's' Simon Cowell and 'Twilight's' Kristen Stewart.

No word yet on who David Letterman will have on his show next week. I know, it would be fun to see Conan but something tells me that's not going to happen yet.

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Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel Are New Laverne and Shirley (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 10th 2010 3:00PM
Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel developed a friendship while working together on 'Valentine's Day' and now consider themselves BFFs. The actresses talked about their close relationship while appearing together on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC), and agreed with a comment by co-star Jamie Foxx that "they're the new Laverne and Shirley."

But, who considers themselves Laverne, and which one is Shirley? Watch the clip to find out.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Jamie Foxx on Taking his Daughter to the Grammys (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 5th 2010 4:30AM
David Letterman, Jamie Foxx, GrammysYou'd think that it must be pretty cool to be Jamie Foxx's daughter. Even if you think your dad is the lamest thing on the planet, hey, at least you get to go to the Grammys and hang with all the cool people like Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.

Then again, we're not sure how cool it would be to do that and have your dad break into a chorus of 'Bad Romance' on the red carpet. Foxx stopped by 'Late Show with David Letterman' (weeknights, 11:30PM ET on CBS) to talk about the experience of taking his daughter Corinne -- who's in the 'Oh my God' stage -- to the Grammys.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Jamie Foxx Sings and Gives Valentine's Advice on 'GMA' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 4th 2010 1:30PM
Jamie Foxx appeared on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC) and changed the lyrics to 'Blame It On the Alcohol' to make it G-rated for a group of kids in attendance, gave Valentine's Day advice and previewed a new song during his interview.

Fox changed the lyrics to his Grammy winning song featuring T-Pain by removing references to alcohol, suggested that a personal phone call is better than a text on Valentine's Day, and sang a few bars from a new song written by Justin Timberlake.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Jamie Foxx Offers Bawdy Obama Impression on 'Lopez Tonight' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 11th 2009 11:39AM

Showcasing his talent as a lothario with a flair for mimicry, Jamie Foxx breaks out a Barack Obama impression that, he says, helps greatly in the sack.

On 'Lopez Tonight,' Foxx adopted the Commander in Chief's distinctive cadence and style of speaking in an impression that's both amusing and disturbing at the same time. Thought you'd never hear bawdy bedroom talk in an Obama voice? Thanks to Foxx, yes we can.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Leno Weekly: Jamie Foxx, Wanda Sykes & more!

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 9th 2009 6:30PM
Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be MeWelcome to the inaugural edition of "Leno Weekly." As you may have noticed, there were no daily reviews of The Jay Leno Show this week. We felt that while it was important to cover the show for the first few weeks, the time for daily reviews has passed. NBC had promised that this would be a bold new comedy venture for prime-time network television. It's not.

That's not to say that it doesn't have its value or historical significance. Whether it succeeds or fails, it's still a big deal that NBC abandoned scripted television at 10pm. It's kind of like when ABC threw Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? on fourteen times a week to prop up their broken schedule a decade or so ago.

For those of you still interested in how the experiment is playing out, "Leno Weekly" will be a weekly roundup of the highlights and lowlights of Leno's primetime show, including clips. For those who don't think The Jay Leno Show deserves any kind of coverage at all on TV Squad ... now you only have one article a week to ignore!

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TV News Daily: 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' Earns 10.6 Million Viewers

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 24th 2009 2:00PM
Jon & Kate Plus 8 and Eve

'Jon & Kate' earns record ratings, Eve joins the cast of 'Glee,' MTV greenlights Audrina Patridge's reality show pilot and more TV news.

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American Idol: 1 of 5 goes home

by Kona Gallagher, posted Apr 30th 2009 12:20AM
kris allen american idolOkay you guys: after watching last night's performances, you cannot call me crazy because of my love for Kris Allen. I know my adoration for Anoop was irrational, and while I was sad that he went home last week, I knew he wasn't going to win. But Kris? Kris should win. Of the five contestants who performed last night, his would be the only CD I would consider buying.

My dad, however, thinks that Adam is in a class of his own and no one can touch him. That he'll win and nobody else even deserves to be in the competition. I pointed out the fact that he scream-sings all of his songs, but my dad was hearing none of it. My father is also tone-deaf -- not that that means anything.

Anyway, since we couldn't talk last night, I had to get that all off of my chest before we get into the Taylor Hicks and the Jaime Foxx and the elimination in tonight's show. Regardless of who leaves tonight, Adam's going to win and I'm going to be sad. Everything leading up to that is just going to be vague disappointments. Let's get started!

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Right now on Cinematical

by Kona Gallagher, posted Apr 26th 2009 10:00AM
The folks at our sister site Cinematical are working hard to give you news and reviews of the best -- and worst -- the silver screen has to offer. Here are some of their musings on the latest blockbusters, indies, and everything in between:

  • I don't really understand this whole Twilight phenomenon, but I'm pretty sure the success of those damn glittery vampires is directly proportional to the huge boner America seems to have for American Idol contestant Adam Lambert. Anyway, if that's the sort of thing you're into, I have one word for you: TwiCon!
  • I originally heard this story on NPR (what's up, NPR name-dropping nerd?) and thought it was fascinating. I want the movie to be good, but the trailers haven't exactly been setting my world on fire. Read Cinematical's review of The Soloist and see if it's worth checking out.
  • Regardless of how good or bad The Soloist is, I'll still love Robert Downey, Jr. Cinematical Seven takes a look at Underrated Robert Downey, Jr. movies.
  • I'm really interested in seeing The Carter, the Lil' Wayne documentary. My interest has only grown since I've heard that Lil Wayne wants to block The Carter's release. Perhaps that was his plan all along? Well played, Master Wayne.
  • Jamie Foxx playing Mike Tyson in a biopic? Okay, I'm in.

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