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News- Support Jamie Foxx
« on: January 24, 2006, 06:25:05 AM »
In case you haven't gotten the e-mail already.....

"Jamie Foxx - Music Special Controversy on NBC

Please take the time to forward the below message to everyone in your address book. NBC is not doing any marketing & publicity on Jamie's Music Special on NBC because he stood his ground and wouldn't have any white guest as they requested.    To make it even worse he had two controversial guest stars, that do not fit the "NBC profile" on his show.    Tune in to find out who they are.    They are purposely putting his show up against the second week of American Idol in hopes that it will fail.    This will give them the excuse to never give another black person a music special because "it doesn't work".    Let's show them that it does work, and that we support each other. Tivo Idol, and watch Jamie. I saw the taping, it is a good show.

J Foxx making history on NBC. This is the first time NBC has ever aired   an entire young urban African American cast on a music special. We need to
show support. This was not an easy sell for Jamie and he stood his ground   to make it happen the way he saw fit.


There will be surprise specialguests."

Re: News- Support Jamie Foxx
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2006, 07:58:30 AM »
I don't watch tv that much (other than recorded shows on tivo) so I believed the hype as well..but here's an article to counter that claim...

E-MAIL MAKES WILD CLAIMS AGAINST JAMIE FOXX’S NBC’S SPECIAL: Widely circulated missive attacks network for alleged sabotage.
Multi-talented performer responds to the Eva Longoria romantic rumors

Someone tried really hard to start some drama surrounding tomorrow night’s airing of Jamie Foxx’s “Unpredictable” special on NBC.

      Despite television promos that have been airing since last week, Foxx’s two-hour interview accessibility via satellite and a nationwide telephone press conference with reporters on Monday – not to mention interviews in Time and TV Guide and a guest spot this evening on “The Tonight Show” to promote the special – an e-mail is being passed around to industry insiders and the general public claiming the network is deliberately trying to ambush the program by refusing to promote it and throwing it under the “American Idol” bus.

      The e-mail - of course from an unknown source - says NBC “is purposely putting his show up against the second week of “American Idol” in hopes that it will fail.” It further states: “This will give them the excuse to never give another black person a music special because ‘it doesn't work.’” 

      The author of the e-mail also says that “NBC is not doing any marketing and publicity” on the special “because he stood his ground and wouldn't have any white guests as they requested.”

      Responding to EUR’s request for comment, NBC would only say “we don't comment on baseless rumor and speculation.” However, Foxx’s publicist Alan Nierob confirmed to EUR’s Lee Bailey that the Oscar winner had indeed spent Monday morning talking to media outlets via satellite and telephone, in addition to the interviews for Time and TV Guide.

      Filmed at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, “Jamie Foxx - Unpredictable: A Musical Journey” features such R&B and hip-hop artists as Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Angie Stone, Snoop Dogg, The Game and Common. 

      The performances will include his current hit single “Unpredictable,” a duet of the remake “Love Changes” with Blige, and a medley of “Gold Digger” and “With You” with Snoop Dogg and The Game.

      Playwright and author David E. Talbert, who co-produced and staged the special, came on board after receiving a sudden phone call from Jamie's manager, Marcus King.

      “The next thing I know, I'm in Miami with Jamie Foxx on the set of ‘Miami Vice’ putting the pieces together,” Talbert says. “Really it's Jamie's story, my job was to take what was in his head and bring it to life theatrically.”

      According to NBC, the “inspirational special centers on the milestones of Foxx’s life and his musical influences growing up in Texas.  Dramatic vignettes lead up to each musical performance and portray childhood conversations with his grandmother and family minister, as well as life-changing events such as falling in love and the birth of his daughter.”

      The Jamie Foxx "Unpredictable" special airs Wednesday night, at 8pm E/P on NBC and re-airs Friday night.

      *In other Jamie Foxx news, the red hot actor/comedian/singer told reporters during his press conference call Monday that he and "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria are NOT an item. 

      Ever since they were spotted together at Mary J. Blige's after-party for the Golden Globes, the two Texans have sparked romantic rumors, despite her link to San Antonio Spurs player Tony Parker.

      "I told Tony I would look after her," Foxx explained.



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Re: News- Support Jamie Foxx
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2006, 08:03:39 AM »
Don't believe the hype!


Re: News- Support Jamie Foxx
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2006, 11:53:29 PM »
to believe or not to believe thats the question, my non-employed behind watches enough tv to believe the hype since i've yet to hear a damn thing about this special...when i got the email i was like huhhhhhhhhhhhh?? especially since jamie foxx is about the hottest thing out there.....


Re: News- Support Jamie Foxx
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2006, 02:52:38 PM »
I had to work late and missed it.  Anyone see it?  Was it good?