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Monday, August 22, 2016




Data Hard: Wow, the talk show host WROTE a book!

Rolanda Watts: Yeah, That's me. I wrote Destiny Lingers...
Watts attempt to hard sell me the book, by price & was willing to give me a discount, due to being handicapped.

Data Hard: How come you didn't get another talk show?

Watts: What!?

Watts found her big break, in 1994. Her syndicated,late night talk show- Rolanda replaced another talk show. That was- The Les Brown Show, by the famed, positive, motivational speaker. Watts also appeared as Vivica Shaw on Sister-Sister,a narrator for the entire 16+ year run on the Judge Joe Brown show & is Professor Wiseman on Curious George on PBS.

Data Hard: (repeats question) I liked it. It was a good show.

Watts (thinking & grinning): I wanted to do other things. I've done both acting & writing...There's more to life, than talk shows. 

Data Hard: ...Continued Success.

Watts (angry smirk): OK, thank you.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


AT&T* AUDIENCE Network today announced the cast for its new original series, "ICE" from global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) and Antoine Fuqua'sFuqua Films.
Ten hour-long episodes are currently in production in Vancouver. They will air in 2016 exclusively on bothDIRECTV and AT&T U-verse.  
Joining the "ICE" cast are Cam Gigandet ("The Magnificent Seven," "The Twilight Saga" franchise), Jeremy Sisto ("Law and Order," "Suburgatory"), Ray Winstone ("The Departed"), Judith Shekoni ("Heroes Reborn," "The Twilight Saga" franchise) Raymond Barry ("Training Day"), and Donald Sutherland ("The Hunger Games" franchise).
"ICE" is a high-impact, serialized crime drama that follows the Green Family, as they plunge into the underbelly of the Los Angeles diamond trade. Jake (Gigandet) and Freddy (Sisto) are half-brothers brought together by their father Isaac (Barry), the patriarch behind G&G Diamonds and their uncle Cam (Winstone). After wildcard Freddy kills a prominent diamond dealer, his brother Jake must bail him out and save the family business from a crime lord of the Los Angeles diamond trade (Shekoni). Jake must endure all of this while maneuvering amongst jewelry thugs, blood diamond deals, false certificates, the Feds, and Pieter Van De Bruin (Sutherland), a ruthless Afrikaanz diamond merchant who now heads up an Antwerp-based diamond cartel with the same cutthroat skills he applied as a surgeon in the South African armed forces.
Antoine Fuqua ("The Magnificent Seven," "The Equalizer," "Training Day") is directing the first episode and serves as executive producer. The original series is written and executive produced by Robert Munic("Fighting," "The Cleaner"). eOne produces the show in association with AT&T and also controls international rights to the series.
"ICE" builds on AT&T's relationship with eOne, which serves as the studio on AUDIENCE Network's dynamic series "YOU ME HER" and "ROGUE".
AUDIENCE Network offers a compelling lineup of original, provocative content. Its growing slate of critically acclaimed original series includes:
  • MMA drama "KINGDOM," starring Frank Grillo and Nick Jonas
  • "Poly-romantic" comedy "YOU ME HER" starring Greg PoehlerRachel Blanchard and Priscilla Faia
  • Suspense-drama "ROGUE," starring Cole HauserMeaghan Rath and Ashley Greene
DIRECTV and U-verse customers can find the AUDIENCE Network on U-verse Channel 1114 and DIRECTV Channel 239. They can also live stream it on the DIRECTV App and U-verse App for smartphones and tablets, and
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand name and not by AT&T Inc.