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20Dec
2011
10

“Looking Back On Love” With Lenny Kravitz & The Film Maker

Looking Back On Love Official Poster.
DrFunkenberry.com Exclusive Looking Back On Love Official Poster.

DrFunkenberry.com Exclusive Looking Back On Love Official Poster.

"Looking Back On Love" is a new Lenny Kravitz documentary  focusing on his recording of "Black & White America" and 2 years of his life.

The film, directed by grammy nominated Mathieu Bitton, follows Lenny Kravitz to the Bahamas, New Orleans, and Paris.  It gives you an all access look into Lenny with studio sessions, family, and intimate moments.  The attention to detail is vast.  It is like getting every nook and cranny of your favorite muffin and savoring it with your favorite drink.  It really makes me wish more artists would do behind the scenes footage like this.

The movie was premiered at the Grammy Museum and we were able to talk to Lenny and the film maker about "Looking Back On Love" and more.

Lenny participated in a Q and A, and I made sure to ask a few questions during that time.

For full article and interview, CLICK HERE!

15Dec
2011
54

Jesse Johnson Announces He Is Leaving The Original 7ven/The Time

Jesse Johnson Photo: Jeremiah Freed
Jesse Johnson Photo: Jeremiah Freed

Jesse Johnson Photo: Jeremiah Freed

It seems the band formerly known as The Time may be the band formerly known as The Original 7ven as Jesse Johnson has announced he is leaving the band.

Jesse Johnson took to his Facebook Fan Page to make the announcement;

Hello Babies,
 I don't really think I'll be performing with the Original 7 (or The Time if your nasty) any more! We simple don't see eye to eye on anything. Love the guys, but I feel in my heart it's "Time" to walk away while we're all still friends. May Peace be you.
 PeaceLove,
  Jesse Johnson Bey ♥

Wow.  So, I am wondering if this will derail all plans for a tour and to promote the album in 2012.  I mean, how can you tour as The Original 7ven when it would actually be 6?

The Original 7ven. Promo Photo

The Original 7ven. Promo Photo

The band announced their reunion earlier this year and with the reunion came the name change as they no longer could be called "The Time" due to Prince owning the name.  All this ground work and a funky album and......now this.

We wonder what the other boys in the band think of this news?-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Time To Fix Your Clock......

15Dec
2011
3

Howard Stern Is New “America’s Got Talent” Judge

Howard Stern. Photo: Sirus
Howard Stern. Photo: Sirus

Howard Stern. Photo: Sirus

In what is sure to shock the PTC and others, Howard Stern made it official by announcing he is the new judge of "America's Got Talent" this morning.

Howard Stern replaces Piers Morgan and the show wanted Howard so bad, they are moving the entire show and other judges to New York so Howard does not interrupt his radio show, which is based in New York.

I am sure the NBC executives are extremely pleased.  NBC is struggling for a hit and the attention and controversy that will follow Howard and wondering what he will say next will entice people.

He is not as raunchy as he used to be and is a perfect choice for a judge.  Still, it is going to ruffle some feathers.

What do you think of the choice?-DocFB

Diagnosis:  The King Of All Media Strikes Again.....

14Dec
2011
2

Video: Kanye & Jay Z Perform “N****’s In Paris” For 10th Record-Breaking Time!

Kanye & Jay Z took their "Watch The Throne" tour to the L.A. Staple Center for a 3rd time, and performed "N****'s In Paris" for a record-breaking 10th time.

The night before, they performed it 9 times.  The night before it was 8 times.  Over the tour, they have been performing it over and over, but not the numbers they did in L.A.

I don't know the excitement of hearing the same song performed 10 times but people are going nuts over this song.  That's Cray....so to speak.

Check it out history being made as this is video of the 10th time they performed "N****'s In Paris" for the 10th time.-DocFB

Diagnosis: 3 and a half hours of hip hop til you don't stop.....

14Dec
2011
4

George Clooney Knows How To Manage His Millions

George Clooney Photo: Nigel Parry for Esquire
George Clooney Photo: Nigel Parry for Esquire

George Clooney Photo: Nigel Parry for Esquire

George Clooney will be on the cover of the January issue of Esquire Magazine talking about his millions, a killer script, and his clout.

George sat down with Esquire recently and shared his money tips:

“I didn't put money in the stock market. To me that's like Vegas without the dancing girls — none of the fun, no gambling or dancing or drinking — and you don't get to participate. So I paid off my house in cash when I could. It's about having a foundation for when things go bad. I still have that mentality. When things go badly, I'll have this piece of land I can sell first, and then I have this piece of land I can sell second. You always think that way.”

The Cloonsteer also discusses his need for a killer script:

“Good storytelling sets you up. There's a scene at the end of Michael Clayton where I get into the car and say, "Just drive." It's a close-up of me and we're driving. Everybody really loves that scene because it just stays on me the whole time. And people ask, ‘What was going through your head’ The truth of the matter is if you showed that scene at the beginning of the movie, people would say, ‘I'm bored out of my mind.’ So that shows you that it's not the actor that's doing that — it's the story that led to that and got you there. The trick as an actor is not to sell it. Let the story do the work.”

George as well talked about his Hollywood power:

"I have a real interest in pushing some of the limits of things that studios don't want to make. Because I can. I won't be able to at some point in the near future. But right now I can, and while I can, I want to do it. So when you're eighty years old and they ask you what you did, you can go, ‘When I had the keys to the car, I drove it as fast as I could and as hard as I could. I took it to places that the owner didn't really want me to take it.’ That's a fun thing to do. Understanding that at some point they're going to come back and repossess the car. I don't mind that. I just want to be able to say we gave it a shot when we had the time.”

Sounds cool to us.  What do you think?-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Hope I look that good at 50

14Dec
2011
3

Video: The Doc Talks About Watch The Throne And Lenny Kravitz

I just came from "Watch The Throne" and decided to make this video. I talk about Kanye, Jay Z, and Lenny Kravitz.

The day before "Watch The Throne" I saw the Lenny Kravitz documentary "Looking Back On Love" directed by Mathieu Bitton. Very awesome.

So Kanye West and Jay Z performed "N****'s From Paris 10 times in a row.  There will be video of that shortly.

For now, enjoy my way too long bearded self talking.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  What's with the hand gestures?

14Dec
2011
12

PRINCE/NPG Calgary Afterjam Tonight! Tickets On Sale Now!

Prince Photo: Randee St. Nicholas
Prince Photo: Randee St. Nicholas

Prince Photo: Randee St. Nicholas

Prince and the NPG are going to have an Afterjam tonight in Calgary. Tickets are on sale now.  Prince is in the midst of the final dates of his Welcome 2 Canada tour.

Tickets can be purchased HERE!!!!!!

Tickets will also be sold at the door.  You may need cash though.

Not only will there be an afterjam in Calgary, but there will be afterjams/parties in Vancouver, Victoria, and Seattle.  (The main show is in Tacoma, but the event will be in Seattle.)

There is nothing hotter in the winter then a PRINCE/NPG afterjam!-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Get Wild....like U know U need 2......

12Dec
2011
7

Really? The Hottest Woman Of All Time Is……

Jennifer Aniston File Photo
Jennifer Aniston File Photo

Jennifer Aniston File Photo

Mens Health just released their votes for the hottest woman of all time and it is one of your "Friends", so to speak.

Jennifer Aniston was voted number 1 hottest woman of all time, according to the readers of Mens Health Magazine.

They put Marilyn Monroe at number 3 and Madonna at number 5 so the list is all over the place.  Just in case you were wondering....Angelina Jolie is number 10.

You can check out the full list HERE.

I am going to stay out of this for now...but what do you all think of the list?-DocFB

Diagnosis:  You know whoever is dating the doc is the hottest woman of all time.  What?

12Dec
2011
1

2 Year Old Kid Rapping Video Goes Viral In A Major Way

We wonder how soon until he gets signed. A 2-year-old Nigerian kid is rapping with his father and he has serious flow.

Khaliyl Iloyi, 2 years old, is the son of Femi Iloyi aka smooflow is in a group with Roucheon and together they are called Royal Priesthood.

They pulled out the video camera and caught Khaliyl all smiles and rapping with his father.

I'm loving it and wanted to share.  Ellen even featured it on her show last week.

Check it out above and let us know what you think.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  I can understand him more than Lil Wayne.....what?