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  • FOX buys comedy pilot based on Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo’s life

    Well this looks interesting. According to Deadline, the Fox network has bought a new comedy pilot from Psych creator Steve Franks that will be based off of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo’s life. Entitled DeTour, the single camera comedy “centers on a thirtysomething rock star who, unable to rationalize his success and worried that he may not have the tools to repeat it, walks away from the spotlight at the height of his fame in an effort to rediscover the parts of his life he missed while he was busy becoming a massive success.”

    Cuomo is a Harvard grad, having attended the Ivy League school off and on from 1995 to 2006. The pilot will be largely based his last years earning his English degree after taking a sabbatical from his music career. I wonder if Franks and Cuomo have seen The Undone Sweaters. Let’s line up some auditions for Jim Tews, Andrew Short, and Reid Faylor.

    Joan Rivers hospitalized in after she stops breathing during surgery

    The iconic Joan Rivers was rushed to a Manhattan hospital Thursday morning after she stopped breathing during an operation.

    Reports state Rivers was undergoing throat surgery at a clinic on the Upper West Side when a problem occurred, she stopped breathing, and was rushed to Mount Sinai Medical Center.

    The 81-year-old comedian is currently in critical condition. We will share more news as it becomes available. Read More

    “Full House” may be coming back to TV

    This week in news that might not be new, but totally could be… it seems like the beloved 80′s-90′s sitcom, Full House, might be coming back to TV. According to Variety, a revival of the show is in the works. While nothing is concrete at the moment, there have been talks of Warner Bros. bringing Full House back.

    The series originally aired on ABC from 1987 through 1995 and helped make Bob Saget, John Stamos, and Dave Coulier household names. Stamos recently hinted at a Full House return on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live saying, “We’re sort of working on a twist on a sequel.” If that twist is letting Saget be the foul-mouthed man stand-up fans know and love, then I’m all for it… at least for a few episodes.

    Anjelah Johnson’s Bon Qui Qui drops a cover Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” for the benefit of cosmetics

    You know her, you love her, she’s Anjelah Johnson> aka Bon Qui Qui and she’s back with a new song, “This Is How We Do It (Benefit Remix).” The video remixes the classic This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan and for a brief moment transports the viewer back to the ’90s. Ah yes, the ’90s, what a decade. The video was shot for Benefit Cosmetics.

    Claudia Allwood, Benefit Cosmetics’ US Director of Digital Marketing spoke about the new video and Johnson’s contribution saying, “Anjelah Johnson is one of the most talented, funny female comedians… We wanted to bring this video to life with someone absolutely hilarious who would also be our creative collaborator. She wrote the lyrics and was very close to the production of this video as well.” Read More

    Katt Williams knows who shot Suge Knight because he was there and saw nobody do it, wait what?

    Katt Williams is always good for some interesting news stories. We know that the comedian and Death Row Records mogul Suge Night were seen palling around every once in a while. This weekend Knight was the victim of a shooting out in LA during the VMAs.

    So when TMZ decided to ask Katt Williams what his thoughts were on the topic we got ourselves this video clip. In it, Williams looking like he had himself a late night, declared that he was both at the scene of the shooting, and that “nobody” shot Suge Knight. It all makes perfect Katt Williams sense. Just watch.

    Netflix renews “BoJack Horseman” for a second season

    Well that escalated quickly. After debuting just this past Friday, Netflix has ordered a second season of its new animated comedy BoJack Horseman. According to THR, Netflix has ordered another round of twelve episodes.

    The series revolves around BoJack, a failed ’90′s sitcom star trying to navigate his way through self-loathing, whiskey and failed relationships. Arrested Development’s Will Arnett lends his voice to the role, along with Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris, Community’s Alison Brie, and comedian Paul F. Tompkins. The series was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, with art design by Lisa Hanawalt, co-host of the Baby Geniuses podcast with Emily Heller.

    The first season is available to stream now on Netflix.

    Donald Glover is finally playing Spider-Man

    Miles Morales, voiced by Donald GloverA few years back the internet was clamoring for the opportunity for Donald Glover to portray Spider-Man in the reboot of the live action movie. That role eventually went to Andrew Garfield. Then, about a year later Marvel announced that new, alternate universe version of the web slinger would be portrayed by Miles Morales, a 13 year old kid who was world’s first half-black, half-Hispanic Spider-man. A decision according to the book’s author, Brian Michael Bendis stated was directly related to the Glover/Spider-Man fandom. Glover countered this gesture by sporting Spidey pajamas from time to time on Community. He also relayed that little kids would come up to him at his Childish Gambino shows asking him to autograph the Morales versions of the comic book.

    Fast forward about 4 years time to present day and Donald Glover is Miles Morales. This Sunday, the new season of Disney’s animated series Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors begins and will take Peter Parker through parallel worlds to catch his nemesis, the Green Goblin. In one of those worlds, Peter Parker will encounter the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man and it’s voiced by – you guessed it – Donald Glover. Read More