Have you been watching Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice?" If so, you've noticed that Arsenio Hall has been making some major noise. Well, as a result, three major networks have expressed interest in bringing Arsenio back to TV. No word on whether it would be a daytime or nighttime show. However, wouldn't it be great to have Arsenio back on TV?
I remember being a teenager and doing nothing at 10 every night but waiting for Arsenio to come on. Every celebrity who had ever been hot in the '90s made a stop by the show. Arsenio had a way of creating as much excitement around the B and C list celebrity as he would the A list celebrity.
Speaking of the B & C list celebrity, "The Arsenio Hall Show" provided a vehicle for even those people to get exposure. Johnny Carson had his guest and so did David Letterman. But Arsenio had guests on that we never got a chance to see on Carson and Letterman. Could you imagine seeing Tupac Shakur on the couch with Johnny Carson? However, he was a guest on Arsenio. Arsenio gave the "urban" superstars a place to go to be seen by their audience.
Some of my favorite TV moments were from "The Arsenio Hall Show." Remember the episode where Eddie Murphy was a guest and Michael Jackson made a surprise appearance?
Or the episode where MC Hammer came on and introduced the world to the new gangster version of himself"
Unforgettable Moments such as those made for good late night television for the urban audience. Regardless of whether Arsenio's new show airs in the daytime or at night, I'm sure it will be hip and exciting and I will be tuning in for sure.
Tyler Craig and Big Sean
You don't have to go to work on Memorial Day Weekend...at least most of us anyway. Why not check out a great comedy show on this Friday and Saturday (May 26-27)?
Tyler Craig returns to the Bartlett Comedy Spot this weekend, and also on the show is comedian Big Sean. Admission is $15. Show times are at 7:30 and 10 p.m. each night. The Bartlett Comedy Spot is located at 5709 Raleigh-Lagrange.
For more information call 901-590-3620.
The Loretta McNary Show
Wanna be a part of a live studio audience? Then join my friend Loretta McNary for three amazing shows, with live musical performances, awesome guests and tons of fun on (June 1).
The tapings of The Loretta McNary Show are always free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The show is taped at the McNary TV Studio located at the Hickory Ridge Mall 6075 Winchester Road, next to Sears.
For more information, visit http://www.lorettamcnary.com.
Ledisi coming back to Memphis
Songstress Ledisi returns to Memphis as she brings the "Be Good To Yourself Tour" to the Orpheum on July 14th. I am planning to see her for the fourth time. I can't get enough of this girl at all, lol.
Oh yeah, also on the show is Eric Benet. I'm really digging his latest song "Real Love." Tickets are available at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office or at all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.