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Programming Highlights; June 7, 2010

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Today’s Programming Highlights:


michael-perryAt 7 PM Book Club Girl welcomes Michael Perry, author of Population: 485, a humorous, heartfelt memoir of living in a ramshackle Wisconsin farmhouse, faced with 37 acres of fallen fences and overgrown fields—and a pregnant wife who intends to deliver their baby at home.


stupidcancershow-7At 9 PM The Stupid Cancer Show host Matthew Zachary welcomes young adult survivor Jason Varounis, the Patient Advocate Foundation’s Chief of External Communications Erin Moaratty, and the Cancer Support Community’s Senior VP of Research and Training Mitch Golant.


paul-odenAt 9 PM What’s Brewin host George Brew goes one-on-one with Paul Olden, who took over Yankee Stadium announcing duties after last year’s retirement of then-98-year-old Bob “The Voice of God” Sheppard. A 12-time Super Bowl announcer, Paul will weigh in on Bob’s legacy.


pj-mortonAt 9 PM Mutha Knows host Mutha kicks it with music producer PJ Morton—whose dad is gospel legend Bishop Paul S. Morton. Having worked with such A-listers as India.Arie, Erykah Badu and LL Cool J., PJ’s releasing his own album, Walk Alone.


jeff-fridayAt 9 PM Inside Urban Hollywood’s Tanya Kersey sits down with Jeff Friday, founder of the American Black Film Festival, which gets under way June 23 in Miami, and features Night Catches Us with Kerry Washington, and Suicide Dolls with LaQuita Cleare.


tc-carsonAt 10 PM Let’s Be Frank gets busy with TC Carson, who played Kyle Barker opposite Queen Latifah on the Fox series Living Single. TC and castmate Anthony Glover will chat about their roles in the Houston’s Ensemble Theater Company’s production of Five Guys Named Moe.


phil-proctorAt 11 PM The Worst Show on the Web cuts loose with Phil Proctor, who has voiced characters in such hit flicks as Dr. Doolittle and Toy Story, and is an original member of the The Firesign Theatre comedy troup—which embarks on a new tour this month.


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‘Obsessed’ Producer Will Packer: Would Beyoncé Think She’s ‘All That’?

Before he’d met her, Hollywood wunderkind Will Packer wondered if Beyoncé might cop an attitude.

"She's really a sweet human being inside and out," Will tells us of Beyoncé (above).

"She's really a sweet human being inside and out," Will tells us of Beyoncé (above).

And who could blame him?

The Naughty Girl singer has won seven Grammy Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, six MTV Music Video Awards and six Soul Train Music Awards.

What’s more, according to the lastest Forbes figures, between her music, fashion and endorsement deals, last year she raked in a whopping $80 million.

Interviewed on Inside Urban Hollywood, the 34-year-old Rainforest Films chairman discuss- es working with Beyoncé on her new thriller, Obsessed, which he produced – and she executive-produced.

“We’d already begun shooting the film before Beyoncé’s first days, and it was one of those things where we didn’t know how it would be when she showed up, because everything was going really, really smoothly,” Will, whose other big-screen credits include Three Can Play That Game, with Vivica Fox, and This Christmas, with Delroy Lindo and Mekhi Phifer, tells host Tanya Kersey.

CAPTION: Lights, camera, humility: Will (left) on the "Obsessed" set with Idris Elba and Beyoncé.

Lights, camera, humility: Will (left) on the "Obsessed" set with Idris Elba and Beyoncé.

“So it was like, ‘OK, are we going to have Beyoncé show up with 50 people and fans and paparazzi and ‘diva’ attitude – and is it going to rock the boat of what we got going?’

“And she didn’t at all. She came in ready to work. Tremendous work ethic,” he adds.

“For her, it was about elevating the material. She didn’t shy away from some of the more challenging aspects of the role in terms of emoting.

“Nor did she shy away from the physical aspects of the role. Nor did she shy away from the work she had to do with the other actors.

“She came in ready to play.”

To hear Will’s full interview, click here.