Electric Ladies! Janelle Monae To Be First Musical Guest On “The Maya Rudolph Show”

Maya Rudolph Photo: ranker.com

Maya Rudolph is getting her own variety special on NBC and it will feature Raphael Saaddiq as the band leader and the first musical guest will be none other than Janelle Monae!

Janelle Monae Photo: Meredith Jenks for Marie Claire

"The Maya Rudolph Show" will air May 19th at 10 P.M. and feature several of her former SNL cohorts like Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, and Andy Samberg. The show will also feature Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell, and Craig Robinson.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Always good to see Janelle in the light. Even better when it is with Maya.


DiCaprio To Star In New Chris Nolan Flick

Leonardo DiCaprio/©Reuters
Leonardo DiCaprio/©Reuters

Leonardo DiCaprio/©Reuters

Variety is reporting that Leonardo DiCaprio is wrapping up negotiations to star in the Chris Nolan (Memento, The Dark Knight) directed sci-fi thriller Inception, which Nolan wrote. Filming is set to get underway this year, with a targeted release of summer 2010. 

Nolan and Emma Thomas will produce the film for Warner Bros.


MGM Gets In Bed With YouTube

The Lion has gotten into bed with YouTube.

The venerable studio, eager to monetize its library however possible, will allow YouTube to stream certain MGM pics and TV skeins in their entirety in exchange for ad coin. Deal reps a significant step forward for Google¹s video sharing site, which has been heavily courting Hollywood to broaden its offerings beyond short user-generated fare.

The site recently began streaming TV episodes and indie films in their entirety, but until now, it has only streamed clips of studio pics. Pact gives the site a better chance to compete against Hulu, the joint venture of News Corp. and NBC Universal, which streams TV episodes and pics in their entirety.

As is often the case with such deals, MGM is limiting its offerings to protect ancillary markets: It will initially allow YouTube to stream will begin streaming certain action pics such as "Bulletproof Monk" and "The Magnificent Seven",  along with clips from pics such as "Legally Blonde" It will also stream episodes from the skein "American Gladiators" in their entirety.

James Bond movies are not part of the deal.

For the full article, check out Variety.-Dr.FB