On the promo trail for the Season 3 premiere of Insecure, which hits HBO this Sunday evening, Issa Rae appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
During the interview she talked about how it took her mom a while to watch the show and she even referred to it as porn!
“It’s taking her some getting used to,” said Rae.
“I want to tell her that’s how I got here (laughs). The fourth episode of our second season was a bit racy, and she texted me and said ‘You’re basically making porn. I don’t know if this is HBO doing this or if this is you, but I can’t watch this anymore. I was like ‘Mom, if you don’t like this episode, you definitely shouldn’t watch episode six.
Her mom didn’t but they watched a future episode as family later.
“We watched the second to last episode at their house as a family and she went upstairs. I was genuinely hurt…but just last month she caved and decided to watch the episodes and said it wasn’t too much and she loves it…now she likes the show!”
In August, the network revealed its new season lineup of shows, introducing a slate of original programs that reflect the interests of what it called its “adultster” audience – “adults who are balancing new responsibilities with their desires to stay current with what’s happening in music and pop culture.”
Amongst the new titles announced was the greenlight of a new series titled Black Ink Crew, which centers on a successful Harlem tattoo shop staffed by a tight crew of employees, who boast hip hop stars, athletes and celebrities as clients.
It’s a reality TV series obviously; here’s the breakdown:
Enter the world of the “Black Ink Crew” and meet the girls and guys that run this black-owned and operated tattoo shop on 113th and Lennox, right in the heart of NYC’s Harlem. The employees are a tight, but totally dysfunctional “family.” For many of them, this shop is the key to turning their lives around, and for some of them, it’s their first legitimate job off the streets. Black Ink is more than just a tattoo shop to the people who work there. The shop is also a magnet for hip-hop stars and athletes, but the real flavor comes from the quite colorful characters that walk into the shop on a daily basis. Inside the doors of Black Ink, you never know what you are going to get. From the sexy new girl on the block, Dutchess, to the party animal of the group, Puma, the characters are crazy, sexy and, most of all, loveable. This hour-long docu-series follows the lives of Ceasar, Dutchess, Alex, Sassy, Puma, and O’Sh!t, as they work, live, party, and hang out in Harlem. “Black Ink Crew” explores the friendships, crushes, rivalries and craziness that comes when a group of friends become family.
Black Ink Crew is executive produced by Dan Cesareo, Doug DePriest and Ken Martinez for Big Fish Entertainment.
Announced a weeks ago, VH1 has set the new series’ premiere date for Monday, January 7th at 9 PM ET/PT, and ahead of that, the show’s first trailer has been release, link shown below:
One thing we can be sure we’ll see in tomorrow’s mid-season finale of The Walking Dead is the intro to Chad Coleman as Tyreese in AMC’s hit zombie series… just in time as Rick preps for a showdown with the Governor. But what else can fans expect in tomorrow night’s episode? As the title of this post says SPOILERS AHEAD, so if you prefer to be surprised, you probably should stop reading now.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, posted yesterday, showrunner Glen Mazzara revealed some scoop on Sunday’s mid-season finale.
Of note are the following:
– When asked whether Rick and The Governor will finally meet, Mazzara said “Not yet.“- In response to whether Andrea and Michonne would reunite, Mazzara said “I would hope so.”
– And with Michonne returning to Woodbury, and The Governor thinking she’s dead (Merle lied, telling him Michonne was dead), what might that mean for all 3 – Michonne, Merle and The Governor? Mazzara replied that there will definitely be a showdown between Michonne and The Governor; he doesn’t say what the outcome of that face-to-face will be though. He added that Rick, Daryl, Michonne and Oscar will attack from the gates of Woodbury, which I think we saw in the promo. He doesn’t comment on what this might do to the relationship between Merle and The Governor, when the Governor realizes the Merle lied to him.
– As for whether Andrea will now see The Governor’s true colors, Mazzara said, “The veil is lifted!” – And maybe the most crucial revelation he made in the interview was when he was asked whether members of Rick’s contingent, or The Governor’s will die, Mazzara replied, “It’s the midseason finale, there have to be some deaths!” Further, he stated, “Definitely. The question is: By whose hands?” READ MORE…
Clutch your remote. The time clock has run out for Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall and they will not be returning for the next season of “The Game.” Hiphollywood.comfirst reported that an exclusive source informed them Tia and Pooch were given walking papers and would not be back as their characters, Melanie and Derwin, for the next season of the series which has already been renewed. At the time, the news was just a rumor, but then radio host Dede McGuire tweeted that Tia told her she was fired from the show and then Tia sent her own tweet confirming the news:
“Just wanted to let all my fans know that I will not be returning to The Game for season 6. It was an incredible run and I had lots of fun.”