“Cleveland, Peter’s level-headed (and sorta hen-pecked) drinking buddy on the animated Fox series Family Guy, could be getting his own show. Fox and 20th Century Fox are developing a spinoff centered on the character, written by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, Mike Henry (who voices the character), and Simpsons alum Rich Appel, who is an executive producer on Fox’s other animated MacFarlane series, American Dad. The project is tentatively titled (wait for it…) Cleveland. “
* Ok, its not my born day but it sure feels like it, now that I can I dream all day of Cleveland’s monotone passive aggressive hotness. If you aren’t familiar, here is a classic Family Guy ep where Quagmire sleeps with Cleveland’s wife Loretta. (click here to watch, if the viewer below isn’t working)
My friend and colleague Erik Parker was a longtime editor/writer at The Source and Vibe, but now, thanks to MTV Jams (what up Tuma!) he does a series called The Parker Report. Not to get off topic, but judging by the MTV Jams and VH1 Soul programming….clearly, the freedom that their staffs have by not being under the same scruntiny as the franchise channels, is really helping them do cooler stuff. (not that I can watch it because of stupid stupid Time Warner cable!)
Anyways, here’s the latest Parker Report, addressing the epidemic of grown men jumping and flailing their limbs like marionettes in the club because a 16 year old with a paint pen t-shirt on tells them to….
tomorrow night I’m gonna be repping for my Kreen team, with the homie Park Jin Young aka JYP, at his show at Madison Square Garden. JY will be showcasing his new stable of acts, The Wonder Girls, G-Soul, J-Lim (who has been working with Big Boi from Outkast), and Min (who is Lil’ Jon’s project). Should be fun, but I’m scared ishless of stages, so wish me luck : )
If you’re a fan of Asian pop (like Rain, Boa, etc) then please come thru. If not, you could still come as a cultural experiment ; )
All week I’ve been reading MTV New’s “Weezy Week” with varied reaction….some stories were just fawning Weezy propaganda, lol, no diss (“Mary J Blige called me and showed love after my arrest!”). While other stories revealed a humble Wayne (“I would never go back at 50. He’s a trillionaire”) or a regretful Wayne, both of which were interesting .
But today’s story shows an introspective, vulnerable Lil Wayne that I can relate to and respect. Shaheem Reid talked to Weezy about his obvious and disturbing addiction to promethezine/codeine cough syrup.
“Everybody wants me to stop all this and all that. It ain’t that easy.”
“Do your history, do your research,” he vented. “It ain’t that easy — feels like death in your stomach when you stop doing that sh–. You gotta learn how to stop, you gotta go through detox. You gotta do all kinds of stuff. Like I said, I’m a selfish-ass n—a. I feel like everything I do is successful and productive. It’s gonna be hard to tell me I’m slipping. It’s hard to sit and tell a n—a ‘Stop.’….”
But then in a flash, you can see that Wayne puts his fireman guard right back up….because he is mentally justifying what he’s doing to himself, with macho indignation.
“Let me do me. Everybody’s got their thing,” he continued with frustration. “Why focus on me? Don’t compare me to no one. Don’t compare me to no one who has passed, and why they passed. I can walk out this b—h right now and get hit by a bus. Don’t judge me. You wanna judge me, put on a black gown and get a gavel….”
Sadly, at the end of the interview, Wayne describes what life is like backed in a corner. And I’m sensing a definite fatalistic resentment there, which is a bad sign to me.
“Everybody around here be looking down. I deal with it. … I never been one to run. I stand there and take it and throw it right back at them b—hes. That’s’ always been my game….
“It’s inspiring me, but I’mma tell them now they better stop,” he warned. ” ‘Cause they [are trying to] push me off the edge. If I jump, I’m taking the world with me. That’s my word.”
In Wayne’s World (inside his head), family and friends are the enemy. Lean is the only one who truly understands him.
kinda like “Thank you and You’re Welcome”….I guess everyone is in a grateful mood these days. Good.
Anyways, MJB and Hov were at Hot97 today, talking up the big tour. And when Ciph asked about the rumors of a Nas Jay-Z duets album, Hov icily dismissed it as poppycock, lol….but we all knew that anyways.
Meanwhile, Nile from Youheardthatnew, already has the collabo Hov and Mary did to ramp up the buzz for the tour. Surprise surprise. You can hear it here.
“According to SEVERAL of my close Def Jam sources all hell is breaking loose on Ludacris DTP imprint. Apparently when the label brought all their R&B artists to perform at Spotlight for LA Reid, along with a bunch of industry heads in NYC earlier this week, the feedback was less then thrilling. The performances were SOHH lackluster that a source told me that LA told Luda that he can take his acts and “hit the road”.
As of right now Bobby Valentino, Shareefa, and the extremely talented Stephan Jones, AKA Mr. Ordinaray has all been dropped. Sources close to Bobby claim that the artist plans on dropping his next untitled CD on iTunes. No word yet on where Shareefa, and Steph Jones will end up.
Word on the streetz is that DTP heads are planning on severing ties with Def Jam over all the drama.”
Well, yes, I’m hearing some confirmation that DTP is leaving Def Jam, but that “it was a mutual agreement.” There were differences in vision between DTP and LA Reid and that Luda’s label wanted more of a major push.
Knowing Luda, Chaka and Jeff Dixon, they’ll be more than good in their next move. We’ll see which artists survive the trip.
Ahh, there’s nothing better than a secret inside source. Especially when they’re reliable. But still, I had to check with a second trusted homie just to be sure…and the scoop checks out. Props to good sources : )
On Sunday night, when Lil’ Wayne was performing at Newark Symphony Hall, he had a special someone waiting in the wings for him.
Not Trina. Not Farrah. Not Solange. Not Lauren. Not Karrine. Not even Toya…..
Lil’ Wayne got that old thing back with Nivea.
Rumor has it that Weezy put a 50k bounty on Nivea’s heart, like maybe the reward goes to whomever convinced her to come back around? Sounds nuts, but hey, celebs do weird things. And, maybe its not too far fetched when you look back at what Lil Wayne said at the end of his rambling youtube self-promotional spiel in July 2007….Completely out of the blue, Weezy shouts out Nivea and says “The door’s wide open, Nivea, I’m waiting.”
And now with Nivea getting a divorce from The Dream, the door seems to be open both ways : )
Stay tuned for more details. You can see photos from the show over at whatspoppin.net. And check out Weezy’s adamant stance on doing things that might be bad for his health (ahem, sippin on some….) in this new MTV News article.
So if you were watching the MissInfoTV webcam then you got to enjoy the action live as it was happening (well, as much as you could see in the dark club from the upstairs balcony with a lot of other folks talking at me at the same time as I was trying to listen to Common rip, lol….and forgiving my jumpy bumpy webcam work, lol….not to mention adding insult upon injury the fact that I didn’t properly highlight the action so you could enjoy later….doh).
But have no fear, because Mikey Fresh is the fastest bestest video-to-youtube man of the year…..and thankfully, he just sent me the clips of all the night’s highlights. So enjoy, and show him love at his Mikey Fresh Blog.
Here’s some of my favorite moments…..you can click more for the rest. And I’ll have more details and photos later : )