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16 items from 2013


‘Booty Call’ Director Jeff Pollack Found Dead on California Beach

26 December 2013 1:27 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jeffrey Ian Pollack, who directed “Booty Call” and was a producer on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” was found dead Monday on a running trail in Hermosa Beach, Calif. He was 54.

The Hermosa Beach Easy Reader said Pollack was already deceased when a woman reported finding his body on the area known as the Greenbelt. He was said to be an avid runner.

For several years, Pollack partnered with Benny Medina, the manager on whose life “Fresh Prince” was based. The two formed Handprint Entertainment, a management company with clients including Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Tyra Banks. He also had producing credits on shows including “The Tyra Banks Show” and “The Fighting Temptations.”

Usually credited as Jeff Pollack, he directed and co-wrote the 1994 basketball drama “Above the Rim,” starring Duane Martin and Tupac Shakur; the 1997 comedy “Booty Call,” with Jamie Foxx and Vivica Fox; as well as 1999 comedy “Lost and Found, »

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‘Booty Call’ Director Jeff Pollack Found Dead on California Beach

26 December 2013 1:27 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jeffrey Ian Pollack, who directed “Booty Call” and was a producer on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” was found dead Monday on a running trail in Hermosa Beach, Calif. He was 54.

The Hermosa Beach Easy Reader said Pollack was already deceased when a woman reported finding his body on the area known as the Greenbelt. He was said to be an avid runner.

For several years, Pollack partnered with Benny Medina, the manager on whose life “Fresh Prince” was based. The two formed Handprint Entertainment, a management company with clients including Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Tyra Banks. He also had producing credits on shows including “The Tyra Banks Show” and “The Fighting Temptations.”

Usually credited as Jeff Pollack, he directed and co-wrote the 1994 basketball drama “Above the Rim,” starring Duane Martin and Tupac Shakur; the 1997 comedy “Booty Call,” with Jamie Foxx and Vivica Fox; as well as 1999 comedy “Lost and Found, »

- Pat Saperstein

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The Real Husbands of Hollywood Recap: I Thought Bobby Was Dead

30 October 2013 7:48 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

What happens when you’re the husband but your wife is always topping you? You are Duane Martin and Tisha Campbell, or at least the version of Duane and Tisha featured on last night’s edition of The Real Husbands of Hollywood. Both are actors whose stars were brightest back in the nineties, though to Tisha’s credit, she has a bit more bragging rights than her hubby, given her role on the aughts ABC family comedy My Wife & Kids. She never lets him forget it, and despite the two enjoying new beginnings via the Tisha and Duane show, Duane is quick to note, “Even at home she’s treated like the star and I’m treated like the extra.” I almost thought to woo-woo-woo Duane in that pitiful moment, only the reality quickly set in. I mean, that’s Tisha Campbell, a.k.a. Yvonne, a.k.a. Gina Waters, »

- Michael Arceneaux

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Bet Networks Presents Its Fall 2013 TV Preview Lineup

8 August 2013 2:31 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Highlights include a new series from T.D. Jakes, titled Mind, Body & Soul, as well the return of Real Husbands of Hollywood, Bet Hip Hop Awards, Black Girls Rock and and the Soul Train Awards. Full details via press release from Bet below: New York, Aug. 8, 2013 -- This fall Bet Networks unleashes a star studded lineup of original programming and specials that promises to speak to your mind, body, soul - and tickle your funny bone starting this October. The all-star cast of Real Husbands Of Hollywood Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe, Nick Cannon, Jb Smoove, Duane Martin, Cynthia Kay McWilliams and Nelly are back to deliver a spanking new season that promises Bigger laughs and even Bigger »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Getting silly with The Real Husbands of Hollywood

12 April 2013 9:48 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Real Housewives ... franchise has become a parody of the rich, spoilt and bitchy. Now come the husbands in a spoof by standup comedian Kevin Hart

Back in the mists of time (2003), a frothy programme called The Oc ruled its timeslot with an iron fist, and quietly gave birth, somewhat circuitously, to one of the most enduring reality-show formats in modern television. Josh Schwartz's superior teen soap introduced to us the character Julie Cooper – later Julie Cooper-Nichol – a bored, spoiled housewife with a rough background that she was trying to keep hidden in the upper-crust society in which she was now embedded. Hers was a world of charity dinners, balls, committees and cotillions, where she was decked out in ridiculously expensive designer clothes, alongside other rich, bored women doing the same.

A year later, an annoying voiceover heralded the arrival of Desperate Housewives. Then, somewhere deep in the offices of Us network Bravo, »

- Bim Adewunmi

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Chris Rock Joining The Cast Of Hit Show

8 April 2013 6:48 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Chris Rock is joining the cast of "The Real Husbands of Hollywood," replacing Robin Thicke for the second season of Bet's acclaimed reality show parody. HipHollywood exclusively reported the news.

The show, which stars and is produced by comedian Kevin Hart, has been a ratings and critical hit for Bet ever since debuting in January. Alongside Hart, the regular cast of the show includes J.B. Smoove, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe and Duane Martin as comedic counterparts to the successful "Real Housewives" franchises. Anthony Anderson will also be joining the cast of the show this season.

"I just watched the show and it just seemed like they were having so much fun. I said, 'I want to have fun,'" Rock said. He recently shared a stage with Hart at the now-infamous Comedy Cellar show in February, in which Rock, Hart, Dave Chappelle, Bill Bellamy and Marlon Wayans unexpectedly performed a »

- The Huffington Post

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'Real Husbands of Hollywood' Talk Deals, Larry David and Whether Their Show is Real (Video)

3 April 2013 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Things got real when the Real Husbands of Hollywood got together for The Hollywood Reporter’s reality heat list photo shoot. The stars ragged on each other, implied series co-creator Kevin Hart was ripping them off, and revealed which parts of the show are authentic. In addition to Hart, the Bet hit comedy also stars Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, J.B. Smoove, Nick Cannon and Robin Thicke as fictionalized version of themselves. Photos: THR's Reality Heat List: Sean Lowe, Kim Kardashian and Others Who Sizzle When informed the finale pulled 6 million viewers, Kodjoe asked if they get any extra

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- THR Staff

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Khloé Kardashian Odom Tapes Guest Spot on Real Husbands of Hollywood

11 March 2013 7:11 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Khloé Kardashian Odom just injected a little more reality into the Real Husbands of Hollywood. The E! star and mom Kris Jenner are guest-starring on an episode of the hit Bet sitcom, a spoof of the Real Housewives franchise that combines improv and scripted plot points. "Rhoh season 2!!! Thank you@kevinhart4real for such a fun experience," Khloé wrote today along with an Instagram pic of her, Kris and comedian Kevin Hart.  Rhoh premiered in January and has been renewed for a 10-episode second season. Hart's costars include Nick CannonJb Smoove, Robin Thicke, Boris Kodjoe and Duane Martin. "Now getting ready for a fun day of »

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Real Husbands of Hollywood: Renewed for Season Two

8 March 2013 4:04 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Bet has announced that Real Husbands of Hollywood will be returning for a second season. They've ordered a dozen episodes.

The first season has 10 episodes and wraps next Tuesday, March 19th.

Here's the press release:

The Real Husbands are coming back!

Bet Networks announced on Friday that the hit "semi-reality" series Real Husbands of Hollywood will be returning for a second season. The show, starring Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, J.B. Smoove and Robin Thicke, brought in more than four million viewers in its debut season. Season two will return with 12 new episodes.

The ground-breaking series, dubbed the "fakest reality show ever," gives viewers an insight into the "real" life of breakthrough comedian Hart and his Hollywood friends as they navigate their way through stardom alongside — or in spite of »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'Real Husbands of Hollywood' renewed for Season 2 on Bet

8 March 2013 11:29 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Bet is still wedded to the "Real Husbands of Hollywood," officially ordering Season 2 of the semi-scripted reality spoof starring Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, J.B. Smoove and Robin Thicke.

The entire cast is expected to return for a 12-episode second season, which will also feature a recurring role for hip-hop star Nelly.

"Real Husbands" premiered to an impressive 4.14 million viewers back in January, but subsequent episodes have averaged around half that audience.

The series, created by Hart and dubbed the "fakest reality show ever," follows the misadventures of several men married to women in the entertainment industry. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Bet Renews 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' For 2nd Season w/ Star-Studded Guest Line-up

8 March 2013 10:08 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

I guess Bet has another hit show on its hands! I gave it a try (watching 3 episodes), but it never quite grew on me. But clearly a lot of you are watching, so you should be pleased with this news. Full details via press release from the network below... The All-star Cast Of "Real Husbands Of Hollywood" Led By Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, J.B. Smoove And Robin Thicke Receives A Second Season Pickup From Bet Networks New Season Features Celebrity Appearances from Nelly New York - March 8, 2013 - Earlier this year, more than 4 million viewers tuned in for the series premiere of "Real Husbands of Hollywood" on Bet Networks. Today, the network announced a »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Bet Renews 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' For 2nd Season w/ Star-Studded Guest Line-up

8 March 2013 10:08 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

I guess Bet has another hit show on its hands! I gave it a try (watching 3 episodes), but it never quite grew on me. But clearly a lot of you are watching, so you should be pleased with this news. Full details via press release from the network below... The All-star Cast Of "Real Husbands Of Hollywood" Led By Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, J.B. Smoove And Robin Thicke Receives A Second Season Pickup From Bet Networks New Season Features Celebrity Appearances from Nelly New York - March 8, 2013 - Earlier this year, more than 4 million viewers tuned in for the series premiere of "Real Husbands of Hollywood" on Bet Networks. Today, the network announced a second season pickup with a 12 episode order for the smart, semi-scripted comedy that is now being labeled the "fakest reality show ever." In "Real Husbands of Hollywood," see what "real life" is »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Bet Renews ‘Real Husbands Of Hollywood’ For Second Season

8 March 2013 9:17 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Bet has ordered a 12-episode second season of semi-scripted comedy Real Husbands Of Hollywood. The series, created by Kevin Hart and Chris Spencer, debuted to more than 4 million viewers in January. Labeled the “fakest reality show ever,” Real Husbands of Hollywood features actor/comedian Kevin Hart and his Hollywood pals as they navigate their way through stardom alongside – or in spite of – their famous wives. The cast includes Nick Cannon, husband of Mariah Carey, Boris Kodjoe, husband of actress Nicole Ari Parker, Duane Martin, husband of actress Tisha Campbell-Martin, J. B. Smoove, husband of the songstress Shahidah Omar and Robin Thicke, husband of actress Paula Patton. Also expected to return for Season 2 is Nelly. “When we launched this series in January, we knew our audience would have as much fun watching it as we had making it, and since it has been on the air, fans have voiced on social media that they want more. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Thoughts On Bet Premieres Of 'Second Generation Wayans' & 'Real Husbands of Hollywood'...?

16 January 2013 9:37 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Bet debuted 2 new series last night - the semi-scripted faux series following the lives of Hollywood husbands, Real Husbands of Hollywood, and the new scripted comedy Second Generation Wayans. The first features Kevin Hart recently divorced, Nick Cannon, husband of Mariah Carey, Boris Kodjoe, husband of Nicole Ari Parker, Duane Martin, husband of Tisha Campbell-Martin, J. B. Smoove, husband of the songstress Shahidah Omar and Robin Thicke, husband of Paula Patton. The second stars Damien Dante Wayans, Craig Wayans, George O. Gore II and Tatyana Ali. Did you watch? I wasn't home at the time, so I missed them both. However, I plan to catch up likely today; or before the next episodes air next week. If you did tune in, thoughts on either or both, after one episode? Funny? Charming? Inventive? Dull? Tedious? Will you be returning for more, or are you done?  Give me the goods...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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Thoughts On Bet Premieres Of 'Second Generation Wayans' & 'Real Husbands of Hollywood'...?

16 January 2013 9:37 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Bet debuted 2 new series last night - the semi-scripted faux series following the lives of Hollywood husbands, Real Husbands of Hollywood, and the new scripted comedy Second Generation Wayans. The first features Kevin Hart recently divorced, Nick Cannon, husband of Mariah Carey, Boris Kodjoe, husband of Nicole Ari Parker, Duane Martin, husband of Tisha Campbell-Martin, J. B. Smoove, husband of the songstress Shahidah Omar and Robin Thicke, husband of Paula Patton. The second stars Damien Dante Wayans, Craig Wayans, George O. Gore II and Tatyana Ali. Did you watch? I wasn't home at the time, so I missed them both. However, I plan to catch up likely »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Kevin Hart Creates the 'Fakest Reality Show' With Bet's 'Real Husbands of Hollywood'

5 January 2013 6:20 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Reality television has been derided as staged and contrived. But comedian Kevin Hart’s upcoming Bet series the “fakest reality show ever,” he says. "We're mocking what everybody is doing." Real Husbands of Hollywood, which bows Jan. 15, spoofs the over-the-top antics of Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise. The program features Hart and real-life friends Jb Smoove, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, Robin Thicke and Duane Martin and occasionally their real-life wives including Cannon’s wife Mariah Carey. Other guest stars include Shaquille O’Neal, Russell Simmons, Nelly and Common.The series, which like Curb Your Enthusiasm is largely unscripted

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- Marisa Guthrie

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