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Martin Lawrence Preparing a Return to TV?

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 5th 2011 2:00PM
Martin LawrenceMartin Lawrence is eying a return to TV with a new CBS project.

According to Vulture, CBS and Lawrence are in negotiations to have the actor star and executive produce a comedy series.

No writer has been named.

The 'Big Momma's House' actor shot to fame with the Fox series 'Martin.' Airing from 1992-1997, the comedy produced 132 episodes and helped make a still-struggling Fox a major network player.

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Martin Lawrence Had Justin Bieber Stop By His House and Surprise His Daughters (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 23rd 2011 6:15AM
Martin Lawrence talks Justin Bieber, 'Lopez Tonight'Martin Lawrence has pull. Now, for all you teenage girls out there, don't expect your own dads to be able to do what Lawrence did for his daughters. He told George Lopez on 'Lopez Tonight' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on TBS) about how disappointed the girls were when he promised a visit from Justin Bieber a couple of weekends ago, and the teen pop star didn't show up.

"You ain't got no pull, Dad!" they told him.

So this past weekend, he made it happen. This time, he kept it a surprise from the girls, too.

"How did they react?" Lopez asked.

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Regis Proclaims His Love for Dressing in Drag (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 8th 2011 1:00PM
Regis Philbin Dresses in DragRegis Philbin one-ups Martin Lawrence of the upcoming 'Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son' by proving the actor isn't the only one who enjoys dressing up as a woman on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated).

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Martin Lawrence on Teen Daughters: 'Is It Cool to Follow Them When They Start Dating?' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 8th 2011 3:15AM
Martin Lawrence, 'Late Show with David Letterman'If Martin Lawrence's fifteen-year old daughter watched his appearance on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), you can bet she's going to be wary about telling her dad about any upcoming dates. Lawrence lamented that his eldest daughter is starting to notice the boys.

But Lawrence had an idea that probably most fathers of teenage girls have considered at one time or another. "Is it cool to follow them when they start dating?" he asked.

Sure, there was laughter back and forth between him and David Letterman, but you could see in his eyes that it was something he'd thought seriously about. Otherwise, your baby girl is out there with some strange man and who knows what's happening.

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Martin Lawrence on Getting Older -- and Fatter (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 8th 2010 9:05PM
Martin Lawrence on Getting Older -- and FatterMartin Lawrence is turning 45. And if that fact doesn't make you feel old, then maybe you don't remember when he started out as a young star on the sitcom 'Martin' ... 18 years ago. Lawrence celebrated his birthday by appearing on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated), where he discussed some of the issues that come along with the aging process.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Martin Lawrence Producing Comedy for TV One

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Jan 5th 2010 12:00PM
Martin Lawrence is back, this time as executive producer of a new African-American comedy for cable network TV One. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Lawrence will work on 'Love That Girl!' set to star Tatyana Ali ('The Fresh Prince of Bel Air'). The show is written and directed by Bentley Kyle Evans who worked with Lawrence on the hugely successful 'Martin' from 1992-1997.

Described as a sexy comedy about a divorcee who comes back home and begins work at her father's Southern California real estate office, 'Girl' will capitalize on the black comedy revival happening on cable networks like TBS. Shows such as Tyler Perry's 'House of Payne' and 'Meet the Browns' also started off modestly before being nationally distributed by TBS.

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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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What does it take to get banned from SNL?

by Joel Keller, posted Mar 27th 2007 11:04AM
Sinead O'Connor ripping up the pope's pictureApparently not much, according to this list on Wikipedia, which is part of a larger list of infamous SNL moments. Now, this being Wikipedia, it's hard to say if all the incidents listed are true; in fact, Wikipedia themselves have flagged the entry for not adequately citing sources. But, from what I've read about the history of the show, most of these incidents actually happened.

Anyway, the list carries the most infamous transgressions, like Sinead O'Connor's tearing of the Pope's picture, Martin Lawrence's raunchy monologue, and Elvis Costello playing "Radio Radio" when Lorne Michaels specifically told him not to. But, sometimes, all you have to do is go off script, as Adrien Brody and Charles Grodin found out, to garner a lifetime ban. Or just come unprepared, as Louise Lasser found out. Interestingly enough, Andrew Dice Clay isn't on the list, even though he did a monologue that was probably even more raunchy than Lawrence's. I think the Wikipedia readers just missed that one.

[via digg and Zimbio.com]

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Teri Hatcher to get the James Lipton treatment

by Joel Keller, posted Sep 5th 2006 11:36AM
Teri HatcherIsn't it just about time that James Lipton and Bravo put Inside the Actor's Studio to rest? The roster of guests for the show is starting to get just a bit silly. For every quality actor like a Dustin Hoffman, who did the show for the first time this year, there seems to be about four guests who have a questionable connection to acting, like Martin Lawerence and Barbara Walters. Even the episode with Dave Chappelle, while it was entertaining, was nothing more than an examination of why he flipped out and left Chappelle's Show. I'm not really sure what the students who actually take this as a for-credit class are learning from these subjects.

Which brings me to the news that Teri Hatcher will appear on the show on September 18. Yes... Teri Hatcher. Yeah, she's an actress, so I'm sure she'll have something to teach the students in the audience. But, just reading the press release on the show, it seems like Lipton's going to ask her just as much about the non-acting, near-tabloidy aspects of her career than how she motivated herself to say "They're real, and they're spectacular!" I agree with Whitney Matheson, who first linked to the press release: they've officially run out of guests.

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