Comedian @TonyRock talks about threats he’s gotten from “fans”


#TaniaOnTheScene Host of the newly revamped legendary talent competition “Apollo Live”, and the recently added series regular on BET’s “Reed Between the Lines,” comedian and actor Tony Rock continues to prove his exceptional star talents.

The funny man is bringing the laughs to the  Gotham Comedy Club this weekend.

We sit down and talk about everything from who he thinks is funnier than him, to threats he’s gotten from fans, and what to expect from his shows this weekend.

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Oscar-winning actor, comic genius: Robin Williams dies at 63 from suspected suicide


#TaniaOnTheScene - Sadly, we say goodbye to a great actor.

Robin Williams was found dead in his home on Monday around noon.

Over the years, Williams struggled with alcohol and cocaine addiction, and as of late, struggled with severe depression.

The international superstar’s first major role was as a lovable alien in the TV series “Mork and Mindy.” He was also known for his many roles, from “Good Will Hunting,” to “Dead Poets Society,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Jumanji” and more.

The 63-year-old reportedly died in what appears to be a suicide from asphyxiation.

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'Robocop': Remake


#TaniaOnTheScene - “Robocop" is a movie about a very smart, technically proficient crew that, when a good man has been seriously injured, takes the living organism apart and puts it back together with synthetic pieces. It feels like the movie was made the same way.

The filmmakers started with the original, 1987 slick sci-fi actioner starring Peter Weller and directed by Paul Verhoeven. They disassembled it, eliminating some of the wilder political satire, and making the violence mostly bloodless. Then they added better effects, a stronger supporting cast, and a different ending.

It’s not as alive anymore – but it works. The cynical touches are still here, only updated (the cyber cop is now an outgrowth of a drones program, and the film’s news breaks are delivered by a mad Bill O’Reilly clone played by Samuel L. Jackson).

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The Ultimate House Party with Kid N’ Play


#TaniaOnTheScene - @fadaknowsbest and I went back to Miami for another great event. This one was hosted with a live performance by the legendary Kid N’ Play. If you know the movie “House Party,” then you’ll love this recap. It captures the essence of what it was like in the 90s.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 tops US box office

#TaniaOnTheScene - Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs was based on a 1978 children’s book. The animated sequel has debuted at number one in the US, taking $35million in its first weekend.

In doing so, it surpassed the original movie, which took $30.3m (£18.7m) during its opening weekend in 2009.

Last week’s top film, Prisoners, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman slipped to second place.

Formula One movie Rush, which depicts the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda, took third spot.

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Rejoice! Dave Chappelle is Back!

#TaniaOnTheScene - Dave Chappelle, who’s generally kept a low profile since the end of “Chappelle’s Show” eight years ago, is about to come back in a big way.

Chappelle is the headliner for Funny or Die’s "Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival," which kicks off August 23 in Austin, Texas. The tour, which also includes Flight of the Conchords, Demetri Martin and Kristen Schaal, will run through 13 cities in five weeks, concluding in Mountain View, California.

Oh, it’s not like Chappelle has been in hiding; in fact, he’s touring the Southeast right now, and will be playing three shows in Nashville and five in Atlanta in the coming weeks. But in recent years the comedian’s best-known public appearances have been occasional drop-ins at L.A.’s Laugh Factory and spots on “Inside the Actors Studio.”

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All-White Yacht Party in South Beach, Hosted by Boris Kodjoe RECAP


#TaniaOnTheScene -  On 3/23/13, Plush Illusions put together a yacht party in South Beach. The all-white extravaganza was hosted by Boris Kodjoe, with music by Fergie n Springer from Power 96, a fashion show by Sarahi Jeans, and much more.

FadaKnowsBest and I did the dirty work of putting together footage so that you can feel as if you were right there as we sailed away.

Check it out:

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