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Valentine's Comdy Show at Memorial Auditorium
This Valentine s Day, give your Valentine the gift of laughter at the My Funny Valentine Comedy Jam! The laugh-out-loud lineup coming to Chattanooga will include the funnywoman of daytime talk Sheryl Underwood, the former host of ComicView on BET Arnez J, the host of the new Showtime at the Apollo Tony Rock, In Living Color s Tommy Davidson, and from the Tom Joyner Morning Show Damon Williams. The show will take place Friday, February 15, 2013 AT Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the Memorial Auditorium box office, online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com, or charge by phone 423-642-TIXS.
COMEDIANS TO PERFORM:
SHERYL UNDERWOOD Sheryl Underwood is one of the funniest and topical standup comics working on the road today. As co-host of BET's talk show "Oh Drama!" Sheryl was an immediate hit. BET recognized Sheryl's way with words and sharp appeal and called on her to host her own show "Hollah! Always a member of the BET family, Sheryl was brought back to Comic View with her own segment Sheryl Speaks . Sheryl s voice has been heard on the radio on the Tom Joyner Morning show and Sirius Satellite Radio, on Jaime Foxx s The FoxxHole. Sheryl has appeared on ABC's The View , "Politically Incorrect , the "Late, Late Show" with Craig Kilborn, Chelsea Lately , HBO s Def Comedy Jam, and was a regular on Comedy Central s Tough Crowd . Film credits include Bulworth and Master P's I Got the Hook Up. Sheryl can currently be seen on the daytime talk show The Talk .
ARNEZ J Rapidly becoming one of the most talked about comedians, Arnez J s charisma and physical agility are unforgettable. Arnez can currently be seen in his own One-Hour comedy special for BET, and due to the success of the special, has recently landed the plum role as host of BET s signature standup comedy series Comicview. Arnez made his first television appearance on Showtime s Comedy Club Network. Numerous television appearances soon followed, including appearances on The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, Louie Anderson s Comedy Showcase, Comedy Central s Make Me Laugh, NBC s Friday Night Videos, Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam, his own BET Comic View Grandstand Hour Special and many others. He hasn t stopped since then. Currently, Arnez is going to be filming a new stand up special live from the Wilbur Theater this winter for release soon after.
TONY ROCK Being the brother of an established entertainer, Tony was able to successfully elude the shadows of his older sibling and step into his own limelight. After more than a decade of experience, Tony has proven himself as a skillful comedian, actor, and executive producer. When in New York, he's a regular at the famous "Comic Strip", "Caroline's" and "Stand-Up New York". When in Los Angeles, he's performed at "The Improv", "The Comedy Store", "The Comedy Union", and he hosts Chocolate Sundays at "The Laugh Factory" in Hollywood. Tony has found comfort on the big screen; playing roles in movies such as Three Can Play That Game, alongside Vivica A. Fox, and Life Support, with veteran entertainer Queen Latifah. Tony stepped into the role of executive producer on projects such as The Funny Spot (2008) and The Tony Rock Project (2008), both of which he also hosts. His "Comedy Central Presents" special aired in 2010, and Tony continues to tour comedy clubs and arenas around the country. He will appear in the next season of BET s Reed Between The Lines, and as the host of the new Showtime at The Apollo.
TOMMY DAVIDSON Starting his career as a standup comedian in Washington DC, he was spotted by major concert promoters who booked him as the opening act for A-list touring acts. It wasn't long before he came to Hollywood and was performing stand-up at a number of clubs which led to his first national television appearances, most notably join the uniquely talented cast of In Living Color. His visibility on In Living Color led to three Showtime specials. His elasticity as a performer who delivers on both the big and small screen led to other projects like the lead in the Disney's animated series, The Proud Family and as a host on FOX's The NFL Show, alongside football greats Michael Irvin and Tony Siragusa. He is currently receiving critical raves for a cameo in the award-winning documentary, Just Like Us, a feature film masterpiece which is a cross-cultural study of stand-up comedy bridging all ethnicities. Tommy travels internationally selling out every venue in which he headlines.
DAMON WILLIAMS Damon William s numerous television appearances include BET's ComicView as well as his own one-hour special. He's been featured on BET LIVE and hosted several episodes of the legendary Showtime at the Apollo. In 1999, Damon performed for more than 300,000 fans as the opening act for the highly successful Kings of Comedy Tour, establishing him as one of the elite comics in the nation. And finally, Damon maintains his weekly comedy showcase at B'n'J's in Matteson, IL, and often opens for the hit sketch comedy team "Forgotten City" at Second City. He can currently be heard on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's expected to be one of the top movies of the year. And with "Interstellar" soon hitting theaters, we'll see whether the predictions will come true. The movie is set in the near future -- after Earth has been hit with a blight that wipes out most of its food sources. Enter Matthew McConaughey -- or at least his character. He plays a widowed pilot who is asked to leave his children behind to head out on a space mission to find out if there are any other planets where humans can thrive. McConaughey says he didn't quite grasp the science behind the movie. He says it took him more than five hours to get through his first read of the script. Even then, he had questions for director Christopher Nolan and the astrophysicist who was helping with the production. The movie opens next week.
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Matthew McConaughey says once he got a handle on the science behind "Interstellar," he was able to dive into the role.
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Sound of Matthew McConaughey from the trailer for the movie "Interstellar."
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Nicole Kidman can pretty much get whatever kind of part she wants these days. But that wasn't the case when she was 5 -- and she missed out on a coveted role. She says she wanted to play Mary or maybe an angel in her school's nativity play. But she ended up cast as a sheep. She says she still remembers her costume: one of those fleece-looking car seats cover converted into an outfit by her mom. She says playing a sheep wasn't her finest moment as an actress, but she "felt amazing." She says she "bleated through the whole play" and even got a laugh -- and she was hooked. Kidman stars in "Before I Go To Sleep" a movie about a woman whose memory is wiped clean every night.
Nicole Kidman recalls her first acting role.
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Nicole Kidman says while she wanted a bigger role, she was thrilled with her first acting part.
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Gregg Allman is no longer involved in a lawsuit filed by the family of a movie crew worker killed by a train during the shooting of a movie about the musician. Lawyers for the parents of Sarah Jones say they have decided to dismiss all claims against Allman and two other parties. The decision was made after going over thousands of documents and other evidence in the case. The attorney says it's clear Allman "had no involvement" in any of the decisions that led to Jones' death. Allman was an executive producer of the movie based on his life story -- but has moved to distance himself from the project since the crew member's death. Members of the crew were struck by a freight train as they worked on a rail bridge. CSX says it denied the film crew access to the area.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chris Brown has settled a lawsuit stemming from his punching a man outside a Washington D.C. hotel a year ago. The lawyer for the man who suffered a broken nose in the incident says his client and Brown have reached a deal on a lawsuit. No details on how much the settlement was worth. Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault on Sept. 2. The singer admitted hitting Parker Adams, who tried to get in a picture the singer was taking with two women outside the W hotel in October 2013. Brown was sentenced to time served.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some people are criticizing reality TV star Tiny Harris -- for failing to keep it real when it comes to her eyes. She's drawing fire from social media haters and some eye doctors over a procedure she underwent to have her eyes permanently lightened. They were once brown; now they're ice gray. Harris is thrilled with the results, telling ABC she had the cosmetic eye implants done in Africa. She says of her new eyes: "they're amazing." Some medical pros aren't so impressed. New York ophthalmologist James Tsai says such cosmetic procedures are illegal in the U.S. And he says those who have the procedure run the risk of getting glaucoma, cataracts, bleeding in the eyes -- or problems with their corneas.
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a tug-of-war between two divisions within ABC -- entertainment and news. "The View" will now come under the command and control of ABC News. The move ends an 18-year run with the daytime chat-fest being under the network's entertainment wing. It may prove to be a hollow victory. The show's ratings have dropped since shifting to a new set of hosts going into this season. The current panel is made up of Rosie O'Donnell, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez -- and the lone holdover from the glory days, Whoopi Goldberg.
"GAME OF THRONES"-SUSPENSION
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) -- "Game of Thrones" is a popular TV series. But a slogan from the HBO show wasn't as well received when it ended up posted online by a New Jersey professor. Francis Schmidt teaches art and animation at Bergen County Community College. He says he was suspended eight days after posting a photo of his 7-year-old daughter wearing a T-shirt with the slogan: "I will take what is mine with fire and blood." Now school officials have overturned the punishment, saying the suspension may have violated his constitutional rights. Schmidt said that school officials wondered if the reference was a threat against a dean, who was one of the people who saw the online post.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- If you see a rather large fellow decked out in an Elvis costume today, take a close look -- you might have seen him on TV. Jorge Garcia says he has forked over $3,700 on a "Dragon" jumpsuit, styled after the kind Elvis Presley used to wear. It's white with colorful dragons stitched into the front and back. Garcia says he always wanted to have one -- and now that he has made good money from "Lost" and "Hawaii Five-O," he decided to splurge.
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