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Jaleel White: ‘The World Can Be Our Focus Group in Terms of the Internet’

CAPTION: "If you don't like some aspect of an episode, put it up on the comments board!" Jaleel (above) instructs us.

"If you don't like some aspect of an episode, put it up on the comments board!" Jaleel (above) instructs us.

Jaleel White, who was – and remains – adored by millions as uber-nerd Steve Urkel on ABC’s Family Matters, is ditching the airwaves for cyberspace.

Interviewed on TV Talk, Jaleel says it’s the sorry state of the medium that made him a star that drove him to take refuge in digitaldom.

“It was funnier than anything I’d read for TV this season,” he tells host Shaun Daily of the script for his new online sitcom, Road to the Altar, which premiered June 15.

“That’s what people don’t really understand: The material for TV is just getting watered down and watered down.

“I had to take a step back and say, ‘J, where are you getting your laughs from these days?’

“I get my laughs from stuff people forward me, or, quite honestly, cable-channel reality shows. So I realized, just with that combination in itself, that I had to do the project,” the funnyman, 32, continues.

CAPTION: I don't! On set with costars Leyna Webber (left) and Tara Ochs.

I don't! On set with co-stars Leyna Webber (left) and Tara Ochs.

Jaleel also applauds empowering nature of digital media.

“What we did represents the type of comedy that I would like to see more of in the future.

“The world can be our focus group in terms of the Internet. We don’t need four executives standing in the way.”

To hear Jaleel’s full interview, click here.

To watch Road to the Altar, click here.


Catch ‘The Mix’ Tonight – at Its New Time!


For the fourth and fabulous week now, Shaun Daily brings you The Daily Mix.

But tonight, this fast and furious show – which features highlights from the best of our unmatched mix of social-radio programming – comes to you at a new time: 9 p.m. ET.

On the new edition of The Mix you’ll find out:

—Why The Simpsons star Harry Shearer opted to go digital-only with his latest musical project;

—Who Joe “Donnie Brasco” Pistone is backing in the presidential race;

—Which Family Matters star talks about his nasty domestic-abuse battle in an exclusive broadcast interview. (Hint: it’s not Steve Urkel.);

—How the hero of Kim Wayans’ new kids’ book – Amy Hodgepodge – got her name; and

—Which legendary comedian has a reality-TV show in the works with his equally legendary partner.

So don’t miss The Mix, now every Monday at 9 p.m. ET!

EXCLUSIVE: Darius McCrary-Karrine Steffans Blow-up Caught on Tape

Darius McCrary is sick and tired of being bashed by estranged gal pal Karrine “Supahead” Steffans for allegedly attacking her with such force that she “passed out.”

So the Family Matters star has brought out evidence galore—in the form of photos apparently showing that Karrine in fact attacked him.

Darius spoke with BlogTalkRadio exclusively about his domestic-abuse dispute with Steffans, and released images (below) of what he says is their altercation.

Darius: Was in real danger.

Darius: Was in real danger.

“I hope Karrine gets help. She might need to be committed,” Darius tells Dawn Olsen, host of BlogTalkRadio’s GlossLip Radio.

In August 2007, Karrine filed a report with the L.A.P.D. claiming McCrary “choked her ’til she passed out.” Though the case was dropped, the couple’s relationship remained stormy in the ensuing months.

On June 5, 2008, the Confessions of a Video Vixen author reportedly went looking for Darius after not seeing him for several days. When she found him in the garage below the L.A. recording studio where he was cutting a new album, he backed up over her in his car and ran over her foot, she claimed in a police report.

But that same day, an L.A. Superior Court judge issued a temporary restraining order against Steffans, in which Darius said he never hit her with his car. Rather, Karrine “jumped on the trunk of my car and then the roof of my car. She started beating my vehicle and windows,” as well as used “her fist” to try to and break through his windshield.

“Karrine really scared me that night. She went crazy—and caused substantial damage to my car,” Darius tells us.

Karrine:

Karrine: Went ballistic.

Now, BlogTalkRadio has obtained images from a security camera that Darius says back up his story about the June 5 altercation. He also says the video will be entered as evidence in a Burbank Civil Court hearing today, at which he is expected to be issued a permanent restraining order against Karrine.

“Throughout this whole ordeal, she Karrine has been trying to drum up attention for herself by putting lies out there online,” says Darius. “While I have always gone through the proper legal channels, and treated Karrine with nothing but love, she has handled her business differently – by creating situations that do not reflect the truth. Her allegations have no merit at all.

“I’m breaking my silence now for Continue reading