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Misty Copeland Remembers Her Former Collaborator Prince: 'He Will Forever Live On'

2 May 2016 3:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

People all around the world have been speaking out on Prince's legacy since his death on April 21. Among those is ballerina Misty Copeland - the first-ever African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theater (Abt) - who previously worked with Prince earlier on in career. "I wouldn't be in this place in my career had I not met him," Copeland tells People at the launch of the new Misty Copeland Barbie. "[Had I not] been influenced by him and experienced being on stage with him." Today, Copeland credits Prince's influence and guidance in helping her to evolve as an artist in »

- Diana Pearl, @dianapearl_

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Misty Copeland Remembers Her Former Collaborator Prince: 'He Will Forever Live On'

2 May 2016 3:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

People all around the world have been speaking out on Prince's legacy since his death on April 21. Among those is ballerina Misty Copeland - the first-ever African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theater (Abt) - who previously worked with Prince earlier on in career. "I wouldn't be in this place in my career had I not met him," Copeland tells People at the launch of the new Misty Copeland Barbie. "[Had I not] been influenced by him and experienced being on stage with him." Today, Copeland credits Prince's influence and guidance in helping her to evolve as an artist in »

- Diana Pearl, @dianapearl_

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'Lopez': TV Review

29 March 2016 10:39 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Given that George Lopez has already had a sitcom, George Lopez, that ran on ABC from 2002-2007, producing 120 episodes spanning six seasons (well, the first season only had four episodes), then 286 Lopez Tonight shows on TBS from 2009-2011 and 10 episodes of the failed sitcom Saint George in 2014 on FX, you have to wonder why he needs or wants another show with his name on it. But he does, and has, and this one, not surprisingly, is called Lopez and premieres Wednesday on TV Land. And you know what? This time he might have hit

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- Tim Goodman

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TV Review: ‘Lopez,’ ‘Hoff the Record’ Both Feature Stars Playing Themselves

28 March 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Just to prove there ought to be moratorium on sitcoms in which stars play themselves, two arrive the same week. TV Land’s George Lopez vehicle, “Lopez,” has the better platform, but is actually less interesting (and funny) than “Hoff the Record,” a British import built around David Hasselhoff, which lands on Mark Cuban’s “Do I even get that?” channel, Axs TV. And if that’s not enough, stay tuned, since Showtime’s “Dice,” featuring Andrew Dice Clay, is just around the corner.

Both “Lopez” and the six-episode “Hoff” spoof their respective stars’ image, but the latter is more pointed — at times uncomfortably so — in lampooning Hasselhoff, the premise being that he decamps for the U.K. seeking change and desperate for money, having pretty well exhausted all of his avenues in the U.S. Indignity upon indignity follow over the course of six episodes, with his U.K. »

- Brian Lowry

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CBS Orders Multi-Cam Comedy Pilot from ‘Tosh.0’ Co-Creator

29 January 2016 6:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has given a pilot order to multi-cam comedy “The Great Indoors,” from “Tosh.0” co-creator Mike Gibbons.

Gibbons will write and executive produce the project, which hails from CBS Television Studios. “The Great Indoors” centers around an adventure reporter who must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine.

Gibbons’ previous credits include producing three iterations of “The Late Late Show,” from Craig Kilborn through James Corden, along with “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” for which he won an Emmy Award, and “Lopez Tonight.”

CBS has four other comedy pilots in contention for 2016-17 season, “The Kicker,” from “30 Rock” producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock; “My Time/Your Time” from “How I Met Your Mother” creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas; “Superior Donuts” from “Odd Couple” exec producer Bob Daily; and an untitled comedy based on Australian series “Upper Middle Bogan. »

- Laura Prudom

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Check Out The First Poster For Mike Epps’ Comedy Meet The Blacks

28 January 2016 5:09 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Feast your eyes on the first poster for Mike Epps’ hilarious new comedy Meet The Blacks. The film will release nationwide on April Fool’s Day (April 1st) – no joke!

In the meantime, check out the trailer.

From writer/director/producer Deon Taylor, Meet The Blacks is comedy/horror hybrid spoofing the hit film “The Purge,” and stars Mike Epps (“The Hangover,” “50 Shades of Black,” “Resident Evil: Apocalypse”), George Lopez (“Lopez Tonight,” “Swing Vote,” “Balls of Fury”), Mike Tyson (“The Hangover” series “Scary Movie 5”), Bresha Webb (NBC’s “Truth Be Told”), Zulay Henao (“True Memoirs of An International Assassin”) as well as a ‘who’s who’ of pop culture personalities including Gary Owen (“Ride Along”) Charlie Murphy (“The Chappelle Show”), Tameka “Tiny” Cottle (VH1’s Ti & Tiny with Rap artist husband Ti), gossip columnist Perez Hilton, Paul Mooney (Richard Pryor’s longtime writing partner), Vine star Andrew Bachelor, and comedians Lil Duvall, »

- Michelle McCue

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