Know the ‘Mind of a Man’ and win $10,000 on GSN’s game show hosted by DeRay
By Eunice Moseley
“We surveyed a100 men,” said comedian/actor DeRay Davis about the new game show he is
hosting on the Game Show Network (GSN), “Mind of a Man.” “Seven correct answers you get $10,000.”
The new game show, “Mind of a Man,” has two women competing to see who knows best how
a man thinks. It airs on GSN on Wednesdays at 8/7c. It premiered January 8, 2014 and has an unbelievable 40 episodes
“More women are watching. We’re starting out with 40 episodes.
In January we were the most successful game show of the month,” said Davis about the premiere month of the show. “I’m
hosting as long as women and men are trying to figure each other out.”
women competing will have the help of a panel of special guest celebrities.
went in…I thought they wanted me to be a panelist because I say so much crazy stuff,” DeRay pointed
out. “We have game show police. I can’t make eye contact. There’s a game show rule that I have
nothing to do with picking contestants. A girl was disqualified for knowing me.”
half-hour game show focuses on what men think about dating, marriage, working and all manners of manly pursuits.
The panel is a mix of funny male and female celebrities giving their opinions about what men are thinking.
DeRay Davis, a Chicago native, is a stand-up comedian that, after a move to Los Angeles,
won Comedy Central’s Laugh Riot competition. He then went on to tour with Cedric the Entertainer. Other appearances
include BET’s “Comic View,” Nick Cannon’s “Wild ‘N Out,” Short Circuitz,
and MTV’s “Hip-Hop Square.’
As an actor Davis credits include
Johnson Family Vacation, Barber Shop and Barber Shop 2, Semi-Pro, 21 Jump Street, HBO’s “Entourage,”
“Reno 911,” GI Joe: Retaliation, Jumping the Broom and Scary Movie 4.
more about DeRay Davis at www.DeRayDavis.com and GSN’s “Mind of a Man” at www.GSN.com.
The CinemaScore A- rated Baggage Claim comedy is now on DVD, Blu-ray
and digital HD
The Fox Searchlight distributed comedic film Baggage Claim starring Paula Patton, Adam Brody, Djimon Hounsou, Taye Diggs,
Christina Milian, Jill Scott, Trey Songz, Lauren London, Boris Kodjoe, LaLa Anthony and Derek Luke, and directed
and written by David E. Talbert, is now on DVD, Blu-ray and digital HD via 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Rated by CinemaScore with an A- Baggage Claim, released to theaters September 27, 2013, tripled its $8.5 million
budget with box office revenue of over $22,500,000.
The film follows
flight attendant Montana Moore (Patton), who is smart and sexy, as she searches for someone to get engaged to before
her younger sister Sheree’s (London) wedding. With the help of her fellow attendants Gail (Scott) and Sam
(Brody) she ‘accidently’ meets her past loves again with a plan to pick one in 30 days.
“The character Gail was voluptuous, beautiful, uninhibited and funny,” said David E.
Talbert, the films screenwriter and director, about Montana’s best friend. “When casting her (Jill Scott)
agent called. I said I love your music but this character shows cleavage. She said, ‘I have cleavage’.”
Jill Scott’s cleavage is what you get a lot of in the film along with her great comedic timing and excellent
“My box I put her in wasn’t the box she was in,” David
added. “I had to hold her back!”
He also talked about when he casted
Trey Songz and Tia Mowry-Hardrict.
“Trey Songz, I saw how so much fun he
was,” Talbert said. “And Tia, she is so sweet…she came and wanted to play the crazed and deranged
Baggage Claim is produced by David and Steven J. Wolfe. Known for his
stage plays also Talbert’s credits include a television special documentary “Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable,”
First Sunday starring Katt Williams, Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan; He Said…She Said…But What Does God
Say (2004), Love in the Nick of Tyme, and The Fabric of a Man.
starring in the film are Rickey Smiley, Terrence Jenkins, Affion Crockett, and Jenifer Lewis. Learn more about Baggage
Claim at www.FoxSearchLight.com/BaggageClaim and David E. Talbert at www.DavidETalbert.com.
The 45th NAACP Image Awards’ two-hour special
airs live on TV One Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 9/8c
The 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards will air live on Saturday, February 22, 2014 on a new network, TV One, with
a new producer Reggie Hudlin (Former BET President of Entertainment) for a two-hour special where nominees will
gather to hear who the winners are. The NAACP Image Award, a major fundraiser, has held major red carpeted events
where nominees have received the royal treatment at functions, and at a celebrity filled luncheon hosted by Roland
Martin and Judge Lauren Lake.
The NAACP Image Awards will air on TV One at 9/8c this weekend; it’s
a five year deal with the ten year old Radio One network that is subscribed by over 57 million homes. It’s
the home of “The Rickey Smiley Show,” Roland Martin’s “News One Now,” “R&B
Divas ATL” and its spin-off “R&B Divas LA,” and “Love That Girl.”
Some of my favorite artists, entertainment industry executives and shows that are nominated include
Bill Duke’s “Dark Girls” (OWN); Debbie Allen and Chandra Wilson for their roles in “Grey’s
Anatomy” (ABC); Ethan Dizon and Skylan Brooks representing for The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (Codeblack);
Neicy Nash and Cedric the Entertainer for their roles in “The Soulman” (TV Land); Kevin Hart and Nick
Cannon for their roles in “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET); Brandy Norwood in “The Game”
(BET); LL Cool J in “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS); Regina King in “SouthLAnd” (TNT); Angela Bassett
in ”Betty & Coretta” (Lifetime); Tatyanna Ali in “The Young and the Restless”
(CBS); “The Arsenio Hall Show” (syndicated/CBS); “The Queen Latifah Show” (syndicated/CBS);
China Anne McClain (pictured with sisters - right) for her role in “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney); Eric I. Keys
for his hosting role on “Live Life & Win!” (syndicated/Fox); Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records), Charlie
Wilson (RCA Records), Justin Timberlake (RCA Records), Beyonce’ (Columbia Records), Mary J Blige (Verve/Interscope),
12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight); Fruitvale Station and Mandela Long Walk to Freedom (Weinstein); Michael B. Jordan
(Fruitvale Station), and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave).
part was finding a place…transforming,” said young actor Skylan Brooks who played Mister in the Codeblack
dramatic film The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete. “George Tillman (director) told me I had to bring
everything out…and I pulled it out.”
Another young actor, Eric I. Keyes,
who hosts a young adult news show “Live Life & Win!” that’s syndicated and airs across the
country on the Fox Network said about his nomination that being nominated, “…feels amazing. There are
so many talented people. It’s really exciting.”
The NAACP Image Awards
not only raises funds for its programs to run all year round, but it honors the talents of the up-and-coming artists
providing them with the excitement they need to carry them through to being one of the accomplished that are also
The NAACP Image Awards is sponsored by UAW-Chrysler, FedEx,
AT & T, Hyundai Motor America, Gilead Sciences, Wells Fargo, Ford Motor Company, PepsiCo, Southwest Airlines,
Bank of America, Walgreens, Wal-Mart and General Motors. Tune into TV One Saturday, February 22nd at
9/8c to hear the winners and feel the excitement for yourself. Log onto www.NAACPImageAwards.net and www.TVOne.tv for more information.
Columnist: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse
of Entertainment – she is also a Public Relations/Business consultant and Promotions Director (at-large)
for The Baltimore Times. Her Event: Baltimore "Uplifting Minds II" one day national
entertainment conference (seminar panel & talent competition) at Security Square Mall Sat. April 19, 2014. www.FreelanceAssociatesInc.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com, www.UpliftingMinds2.com).