|Wed, June 15, 2011 at 7:57 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Thanks to his ubiquitous smash single "F*** You," hit album "The Lady Killer," and successes with Gnarls Barkley, singer-songwriter and rapper Cee Lo Green has already conquered the music business.
Now he's going after television. Not content with his judging role on the new hit TV show "The Voice," he is also hosting his own chat show, "Talking To Strangers," which debuts on June 22 on Fuse, a cable television music channel, and features Kelly Rowland, Train, Keri Hilson and Lupe Fiasco.
Green, 37, recently talked about the new show, his early struggles and why he admires firefighters.
Q: How did your new TV show come about?
A: "The people at Fuse TV have great taste! They came to me and I thought it would be a cool thing to do, and it is."
Q: What can people expect?
A: "You'll be seeing a variety of interviews with other musicians and live performances, which is pretty rare in music TV these days. You don't see full-on performances anymore, but my guests are doing four or five songs. And the way the show is taped, the audience isn't present for all the interviews, so they come in for the performances."
Q: Any surprises so far in doing the show?
A: "I think the surprise is the quality of content. What makes the show different is that it's me interviewing other artists about their lives and careers."
Q: You're now on two shows. Are you planning to take over TV completely?
A: "I think I can be in two places at once."
Q: Are you surprised how well "The Voice" is doing?
A: "Yes and no. I think it's just going to get bigger and bigger, and I've been pleasantly surprised at how much great talent is out there, and I'm just glad that my ears still work and that my heart still works."
Q: You're touring over the summer with Rihanna, you've got your TV shows, a hit album. Are you at the peak of your career?
A: "Yeah, I'm finally an overnight success -- after 18 years of hard work (laughs)".
Q: "You just reworked your big hit "F*** You" into "Thank You" for the volunteer firemen cause. How come?"
A: "I did it because my mother was one of the first black firewomen in Atlanta, Georgia, where I grew up, so I did it in her honor, and for all the volunteers."
Q: What did you inherit from her?
A: "Heart. That woman was all heart."
Q: And your dad?
A: "Nuts! (laughs hard). I'm a Gemini, so it's that split personality thing."
Q: Were you ever really down and out?
A: "Not like Tyler Perry, who was living out of his car before he finally made it, so not that bad. But we were all living at The Dungeon, which was a home recording studio in Atlanta. It was this basement with just dirt floors where we did a lot of the early recordings."
Q: You're famous for your outrageous costumes, like wearing the feather suit to the Grammys. How big an influence was Elton John?
A: "The b
|Thurs, March 31, 2011 at 11:56 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Nothing like a mega-hit to keep you busy.
Cee-Lo Green, who flew back to Los Angeles this week to re-do "Forget You" as a benefit song for the nation's volunteer firefighters, will return to Europe next week to resume a concert tour and then will tour this summer with Rihanna.
Fresh off his feather-bedecked Grammy Awards performance with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jim Henson puppets, Cee Lo also is part of the upcoming NBC music reality show "The Voice," among other projects. He appeared in the recent Points of Light volunteer service gala attended by the four living former presidents, singing with Sam Moore of the classic Sam & Dave duo.
Before heading into the studio to record "Thank You" for Procter & Gamble Co.'s Duracell batteries' firefighters campaign, the Atlanta-born singer-songwriter gave some quick comments on his popular "Gnarls Barkley" duo ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬" so dubbed as a parody of famous people's names_ and his penchant for dressing up in outrageous costumes. Some excerpts:
AP: Are you related to Sam? And do you get asked a lot if you're related to Al Green?
Green: No, I called him 'Uncle Sam' as a tribute ... I get asked that on Al Green. It kind of became a joke with my friends. (He's not. His birth name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway.)
Q: Christina Aguilera. Gwyneth Paltrow. Rihanna. Who's the next woman you're going to be performing with?
A: Oprah Winfrey. I'm going to do her show for the first time. Hopefully, it will be the start of a friendship.
Q: What's the wildest or favorite costume you've dressed up in?
A: The most notable is going to be the Grammy show. That was an homage to Elton John's 1977 performance of "Crocodile Rock" on The Muppet Show.
Q: Who's your favorite Muppet?
A: Animal! (laughing).
Q: What's your favorite reality TV show?
A: To be totally honest, I'm not really much of a fan of reality TV. I don't really have one; I wish I did.
Q: Did you ever hear from Charles Barkley about the name?
A: We were going to have him accept an award with us, but it didn't work out. He's been a good sport about it.
By DAN SEWELL, AP Business Write
|Fri, March 04, 2011 at 3:35 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Honors nominees and Gives Skin Care Tips to Women of Color
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 4, 2011
After her whirlwind appearances at the Golden Globe Gifting Suite, The Grammy's, and the 19th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party hosted by Sir Elton John; Christine Heathman, Master Aesthetician, CEO and Founder of GlyMed Plus and the GlyMed Plus Institute of Skin Science™ is pleased to congratulate her friends Cee-Lo Green (Grammy winning performer of the smash hit single, "Forget You") and legendary singer, song writer and Motown Icon, Smokey Robinson.
"The NAACP Awards was established to honor the outstanding achievements of people of color and I would like to congratulate Cee-Lo Green and Smokey Robinson on their nominations!" States Christine Heathman. "Halle Berry, Mary J. Blige, Loretta Devine, Vanessa Williams, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott and Beyonce Knowles are some of the finest performers of Hollywood. These fine entertainers are not only skilled at their craft, but they are also known for their beauty and glowing complexions."
Do you desire flawless complexions like the Hollywood stars? Christine has advice for the everyday woman to achieve healthy, glowing skin.
African American skin is more sensitive than Caucasian skin and finding a product to perform synergistically to address acne, PFB (ingrown hairs), pigmentation, dry skin and other skin challenges has created disappointment in many people of color. Not all products that are commercially available work with African American skin, despite the marketing hype. GlyMed Plus is a highly respected professional only product developed by Ms. Heathman, CME, LMT and licensed Master Esthetician and available only through the finer spa’s and skin care clinics in the USA and other countries. Christine Heathman has over 20 years of clinical success for skin of color.
Acne is always a challenge for African American skin because oil glands are larger and more plentiful than in Caucasian skin. Purchasing a product from television advertisements for this condition is not advisable because people of color have unique skin conditions that need a professional product. Having the correct product, and treatment is critical. Skin of color is more susceptible to dark spots because it reacts to ultra violet rays by producing color instead of burning. Sunscreen is a must to help prevent hyperpigmentation. Loss of hydration (water in the skin) is far greater than in fairer skin causing dryness. Selecting the correct moisturizing formula to balance the skin’s ecosystem for skin of color is fundamental. Important advise for skin of color is to use a professional only product such as GlyMed Plus if you want results and balanced skin for a lifetime.
Christine will be sharing her expertise on how to transition skin from winter to spring Friday morning, March 4, 2011 on KTVU channel 2 – Utah’s #1 News Station, CBS affiliate in Salt Lake City. Christine Heathman will appear and present expert skin care tips on having the most healthy, younger looking skin possible and advise the Utah audience how aging skin can be effectively managed to look youthful and healthier.
About Christine Heathman
Christine Heathman, CEO and Founder of GlyMed Plus/Advanced Aesthetics is the innovator behind GlyMed Plus Purely Professional products which are used in spas & medical clinics all over the world. Christine is skin care advisor to many Hollywood celebrities who use her fantastic, high end, professional only products. Christine has appeared as a guest expert on The Doctors and on Lifetime TV Channel’s The Balancing Act. GlyMed Plus/Advanced Aesthetics offers a complete range of professional only products, combi