Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The house is rockin' and the laughs are rollin' as comedians Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show), D. L. Hughley (The Hughleys), Cedric The Entertainer (The Steve Harvey Show) and Bernie Mac (Life) meet in this riotously comedy summit directed by Spike Lee. Inspired by the highest-grossing comedy tour in history, The Original Kings of Comedy captures four of today's hottest stand-ups live and uncensored, and in engaging backstage footage and interviews. Emcee Steve Harvey and his fellow funnymen take rib-tickling aim at sports personalities, church services, bill collectors, hip-hop and much more. For comedy fans and anyone who could use two hours of non-stop laughs, The Original Kings of Comedy is a royal treat.
THE ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY
The sublime vocal stylings of Mary J. Blige have won over an impressively large and dedicated following. Her subtle blend of R&B and hip hop appeals to a diverse selection of listeners, and her live shows provide ample opportunity for Blige to show off her amazing range. In this release she takes to the stage at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, performing a run through of all her hits in front of a capacity crowd. Among them are "Be Happy," "I'm The Only Woman," "You Gotta Believe," and two special duets; "Whenever I Say Your Name" with Sting, and "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" with Elton John
MARY J BLIGE LIVE FROM THE HOUSE OF BLUES
It's Harlem 1987. Sixteen year old Claireece Jones - who goes by her middle name Precious - is an illiterate, overweight black girl. She is pregnant with her second child, both children fathered by her biological father, who has continually raped her since she was a child, but who she doesn't see otherwise. Her infant daughter, Mongo - such named since she has Down Syndrome - lives with Precious' grandmother. Precious lives with her mother Mary, who abuses Precious both physically and emotionally. Mary does nothing but smoke, watch television and collect welfare through fraud (as she doesn't ever look for a job) and believes that education does nothing for Precious, who she would rather also collect welfare if only to bring money into the household. To escape her life, Precious often daydreams of herself in glamorous situations. Because of her current pregnancy, Precious' principal transfers her into an alternative school. In dealing with the school's sympathetic teacher Miss Blu Rain.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance. In the film, Yance (Epps) is a hood who goes to jail for possession of drugs. He is given a choice: 5 years in jail or a couple of months in boot camp. He chooses boot camp and finds out it is tougher than he thought it would be. He braves it through and comes home a better man. He then has to deal with the real world, and never gives up no matter what the odds.
FIRST TIME FELON
Monday, August 25, 2014
EPISODE 1 "Meet Brown Meadows"
Lively but surly Leroy Brown (David Mann) attempts to open and operate a retirement home in the sitcom spun off from "Tyler Perry's House of Payne." First up: Brown gets help in his venture from a doctor (Lamman Rucker). Debuts: David Mann as Mr. Leroy Brown, Tamela Mann as Cora Simmons, Lamman Rucker as Dr. Will Brown, Denise Boutte as Sasha Brown, Juanita Jennings as Ms. Edna Foster, Tony Vaughn as Colonel Cleophus Jackson, and K Callan as Ms. Daisy LaRue
EPISODE 2 "Meet London and the Competition"
Brown tries to fill a handyman position and settles on an aspiring lawyer. Meanwhile, Sasha decides to work as a nurse for Brown. London Sheraton (Arielle Vandenberg), an alluring but dim-bulb "celebutante," begins her community-service term at Brown Meadows. Debuts Antonio Jaramillo as Jesus Hernandez and Arielle Vandenberg as London Sheraton
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EPISODE 3 "Meet the Dependents and the Divas"
When two troubled foster kids arrive at the Brown home, Sasha and Will consider being their foster parents. Meanwhile, diva duo London Sheraton and Miss Daisy take part in a battle of wits when they appear on a local TV show.
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EPISODE 4 "Meet Your Family"
Chaotic actions in the house prompt Brown to organize a surprise "family day" for the residents, but the sole family arrival is the Colonel's estranged daughter.
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EPISODE 5 "Meet Your Maker"
The gang stages a retrospective of Miss Edna's life when she becomes despondent; Brown questions Jesus' sexual orientation.
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EPISODE 6 "Meet the Babies"
When Brianna's pregnant-teen friend goes into labor, Brown must deliver the baby alone; Miss Daisy vanishes.
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EPISODE 7 "Meet the Dangerous & the Deadline"
Sasha’s past comes back to haunt her when an old abusive boyfriend, Teddy, is released from prison and comes to see her. When she rejects him, he abducts her. But Teddy underestimates Cora--she's Madea’s daughter, after all. Meanwhile, London loses Brown’s winning raffle ticket for a Couples' Cruise to the Bahamas, leaving him until midnight to find it. Brown enlists everyone to help him find the ticket. Each resident woos Brown in hopes to be chosen to go on the cruise with him. Special Guest Star: Gary Sturgis as Teddy
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EPISODE 8 "Meet the Faithless and the Faithful"
Brown enters a Gospel Choir contest which he’s lost 6 straight years to the flamboyant Deacon C. Cecil Cleveland of the Greater Mount Mariah Missionary Built on a Rock Baptist Church. This year, Brown thinks he has a secret weapon: the legendary Mother Martha Lane. But the 93-year-old Mother Lane “goes home” before the competition. Yes, that “home”. Mean- while: Cora’s childhood friend Tina, a preacher's wife, visits. She's frustrated with her marriage and decides to find her wild side. Cora tries to rein her in and help her save her marriage.
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EPISODE 9 "Meet the Truth"
Brianna has been acting out at school and is suspended for threatening some kids who were bullying Joaquin. Sasha, Will, and Carmen try to find out what is bothering her. Will and Carmen aren’t successful, but Sasha finally uncovers Brianna’s secret: she was sexually abused by her mother’s boyfriend. Meanwhile, 2 geeky frat boys from the house next door (they couldn't get into a real frat house) steal Pop Brown's portrait from Brown Meadows as a prank. Their faculty advisor, Russell Merriweather, makes the boys work for Brown to make up for their prank, and everyone in the house runs them ragged. Also: Russell asks Cora out, but the date backfires when Edna and London convince Cora to dress too sexily--Russell liked the real, down-to-earth Cora just fine. They agree to try again.
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EPISODE 10 "Meet the Future"
Cora and Russell have gone on several more dates and she's smitten with him. London, Daisy and Edna spy on Cora and Russell whenever he comes over. Brown becomes afraid that Cora will fall in love with Russell and move away, leaving him alone. Brown interrogates Russell, scaring him away. Will and Sasha are caught off-guard when Carmen Martinez announces that a former foster family of Brianna and Joaquin’s has decided to adopt them. Sasha and Will are shocked; they've grown close to the kids. At first the kids are excited about moving to a fancy new house, having their own rooms, etc., but they realize how close they've grown to Will, Sasha, Brown, Cora, and the residents, and they don't want to leave. As the episode ends with Carmen taking them to their new family, Will tells Sasha that they will try to get them back.
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EPISODE 11 Meet the parents
Will and Sasha try to find a way to get Brianna and Joaquin back, before the Turners adopt them. Brown and the Colonel hatch a plot of their own to get the kids back, once and for all. Brown also thinks the frat boys next door are growing marijuana and leaps into action.
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EPISODE 12 Meet your match
Brown secretly sets Cora up on a date through an online dating website after he starts feeling guilty about causing Russell to flee. Elsewhere, Miss Daisy gets a little help for her audition from Jesus and London but, predictably, things don't work out quite as planned.
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EPISODE 13 Meet the profits
Brown starts charging the residents (and Cora) for amenities around the house - and it gets WAY out of hand: pay toilet, vending machine in the kitchen, parking meters, etc. The residents plot their revenge on Brown. Meanwhile, Will feels threatened when Sasha is offered a job that pays more than he makes.
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EPISODE 14 Meet the class
Cora gets a job substitute teaching, thinking she'll be teaching "little angels". But she is tested when she's assigned some of the toughest students in the school. Meanwhile, Brown and London compete in a "fashion showdown" for a NY designer.
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EPISODE 15 Meet mommie dearest
Brianna and Joaquin's mother (Tanya) returns from jail. She finds out Will and Sasha are planning to adopt the kids, but she's determined to get them back so she can live off the welfare checks from her kids. Meanwhile, the Colonel starts taking the "little blue pill" to improve his romantic life only for Brown to accidentally take a handful and he's up all night.
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EPISODE 16 Meet the matchmaker
Will and Sasha are determined to fight Tanya, and keep her from taking the kids. Meanwhile, London and Jesus continue their love/hate relationship.
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EPISODE 17 Meet career day
Will convinces Brianna to let him come to "Career Day" at her class, since her real father is in prison. She agrees, but is terribly disappointed when Will can't come because of an emergency at the hospital. Brown tries to fill in for Will, and it's...interesting. Brown decides to change his flamboyant ways, after his Career Day appearance, and acts and dresses much more conservatively.
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EPISODE 18 Meet the cousins
Will has a lot of explaining to do when Sasha discovers photos on his cell phone from a bachelor party. Meanwhile, Mr. Brown searches his family tree and finds out that Mrs. Daisy's ancestors owned his family.
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EPISODE 19 Meet the body
Brown is driving everyone crazy, preparing for the arrival of a magazine reporter who's doing an article on the house. Right before the reporter arrives, Edna informs Brown that her lover has died up in her room, and the residents have to try to get rid of the body before the reporter finds out. Brianna rejects Sasha's mothering efforts, when Sasha buys her a fancy dress for the upcoming cotillion
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EPISODE 20 Meet the Mexican
Jesus gets himself in trouble when he lies to his father who is about to visit, telling him that he is a successful lawyer, who owns a house and servants. Meanwhile, London is expecting a visit from her wealthy father, and is heartbroken when he doesn't show up.
SEASON ONE EPISODE 20
Sunday, August 24, 2014
In Brooklyn's Crown Heights, where West Indian Rastafarians and other Blacks live next door to the Jewish Lubavitch community, ethnic tensions are high. After a minor car crash, the headstrong Judah and other Jewish youths who patrol as vigilantes confront Scratch, a mouthy African-American hustler. Passengers in the cars make eye contact: Sol, a hip-hop musician, songwriter, and artist (Scratch's friend), and Sara, who is betrothed to Judah but wants to go to college and be on her own. Over the next few days, while Scratch and Judah's conflict escalates in violence, Sara and Sol connect in ways that echo Sheba and Solomon. friendship puts them in danger.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their annual family reunion/grudge match. Reluctantly along for the ride are Nate's wife, who's only in it for the kids; their rapper-wannabe son; their teenage daughter who's fashioned herself as the next Lolita; and their youngest, whose imaginary dog Nate just can't seem to keep track of. Can the Johnsons survive each other and all the obstacles the road throws at them to make it to Caruthersville, Missouri? Can they find Missouri?
JOHNSONS FAMILY VACATION
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
After a high-speed freeway chase puts Madea (TYLER PERRY) in front of the judge, her reprieve is short-lived as anger management issues get the best of her and land her in jail. A gleeful Joe (TYLER PERRY) couldn't be happier at Madea's misfortune. But Madea's eccentric family members, the Browns (DAVID and TAMELA MANN), rally behind her, lending their special "country" brand of support. Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Joshua Hardaway (DEREK LUKE) is on the fast track to career success. But Hardaway lands a case too personal to handle – defending young prostitute and former drug addict Candace Washington (KESHIA KNIGHT PULLIAM) – and asks his fiancée and fellow Assistant District Attorney Linda Holmes (ION OVERMAN) to fill in on his behalf. When Candace ends up in jail, Madea befriends the young woman, protecting her in a "motherly" way as only Madea can.
MADEA GOES TO JAIL
Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.
ARE WE DONE YET