Comedian Cedric the Entertainer sent out a plea to his fans this week to help keep his show “Soul Man” on the air. The series, which co-stars Niecy Nash, premiered earlier this year on TV Land as the network’s second-highest rated series debut, but lost viewers throughout the season. Now Cedric aims to draw support for a letter writing campaign from the show’s fans to help save the series from cancellation. He released an open letter which includes a pre-written text for fans to forward to drum up as much support for the show as possible. Urban Daily
Denzel Washington opened up in an in-depth interview with Hollywood reporter, discussing, among other things, that he learned from others’ experiences and watched YouTube videos of alcoholics to prep for his role of a heavy drinker in his new film, Flight. Although the veteran actor admits to having a drink here and there, he is not a heavy drinker and often gives up all alcohol while filming. ” We’ve all tied one on,” he acknowledges. “But if I had been drinking while I was shooting, it’d be harder to stay disciplined, just to get up in the morning. You are a little more hung over, grouchier. I knew this was an excellent opportunity, and a really good story. So it was something I wanted to do right.” Hollywood Reporter
Singer Alicia Keys joined Rev. Jesse Jackson in drawing around 2,000 people to North Carolina A&T’s campus last week to drive home the importance of voting. She stressed the importance of early voting and the fact that President Obama won North Carolina, a swing state, by a very narrow margin in the 2008 election. “There’s no one here who can say that your vote doesn’t matter,” Keys said
Mariah Carey wished her Twitter followers a Happy Halloween by tweeting a pic of herself as “Goldilocks,” hubby Nick Cannon dressed as Papa Bear and the couples’ twins Monroe and Moroccan decked out in baby bear costumes. Fans can find the family’s Halloween photos at dembabies.com.