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Cee Lo Green near deal for NBC sitcom

Cee Lo Green is working yet another deal. CREDIT: AP

Cee Lo Green is working yet another deal. CREDIT: AP

Atlanta’s busy Cee Lo Green is hoping to get a bit busier, if that’s even possible: he is nearing a deal to do a sitcom loosely based on his life for NBC, according to Deadline.com.

The former member of Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley and current judge on NBC’s “The Voice” recently appeared in the Whitney Houston film “Sparkle’ and the TV Land sitcom “The Soul Man” starring Cedric the Entertainer.

According to Deadline.com, Ali Leroi, co-creator of ‘Everybody Hates Chris” and “Are We There Yet?” will write the comedy. His co-judge on “The Voice” Adam Levine is making his own acting debut on “American Horror Story” on FX.

The colorful Green recently popped by Atlanta with his sister to launch non-profit GreenHouse Foundation to promote “green” education. And he had to postpone a Las Vegas show because he’s too busy.

“The Voice” returns on Monday at 8 p.m. for its third season.

I will later post what Simon Cowell had to say about “The X Factor.”

And the EW says the show has offered a judge’s seat for Enrique Iglesias. Others in talks: Adam Lambert, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

20 comments Add your comment

Deirdre

September 7th, 2012
9:04 am

I have to admit, from the first time I heard the song “Forget” You, I have liked CeeLo.

Harriett

September 7th, 2012
9:09 am

I actually like Cee Lo, too, D. He’s kind of charming and goofy.

I clicked here and watched : http://entertainment.msn.com/video/?videoId=fc7a8c1e-f843-11e1-8e59-0d83c954006e&from=en-us_msnhp Then, I had to admit that I do miss Simon–at least that Simon.

Deirdre

September 7th, 2012
9:36 am

If we could have “that” Simon back, I would welcome him but we didn’t have that Simon for at least 2 years before he left. Now I think of Simon as “self-indulgent”…..one of his favorite criticisms!

Sam-A

September 7th, 2012
9:38 am

Deirdre: Have you seen the “teen to early 20’s” flasher driving around in a “burgundy and cream” golf cart? How weird, and if someone gave chase, you’d think he’d be easily caught!

AS this isn’t really “Idol related” – we’ve still been posting on the Kellie P one – should we be moving over here for the day?

Harriett

September 7th, 2012
9:38 am

Me, too, D, but the link made me nostalgic for the old Simon. I hated the person he was on Idol his last years.

Rickster

September 7th, 2012
9:43 am

Along with the lovely & gracious Mrs. Rickster, I just start laughing everytime I see CeeLo.

JTesla

September 7th, 2012
10:05 am

Of the judges on The Voice I like CeeLo the most. He’s got class. Odd class, but class none-the-less.

Lyndsey Marie... 3 thumbs up

September 7th, 2012
10:16 am

he has short arms

Sam-A

September 7th, 2012
10:37 am

I think Harriett’s video really makes Brit look like a tool – she had a nasty, sour look on her face from the moment that boy walked on stage, long before he opened his mouth. And just spit out a “thank you” for the flowers. I don’t know that song, but betting Brit’s version isn’t a whole lot better than the delusional kid’s. I did like when Demi (that her name?) told Simon if she had a pig, she’d name him Simon.

Deirdre

September 7th, 2012
11:18 am

LOL, Yes Lyndsey, he does have short arms.

Demi often calls Simon “dad” or even “grandpa” I think I might like her!

Sam, I answered your flasher question on the other blog but you probably saw it but the answer is still no. Heaven knows I keep looking for him!!!! ;-)

Deirdre

September 7th, 2012
11:29 am

There is a report that the judges for Idol have all been signed and an announcement will be forthcoming…my guess is next week when The Voice debuts. Mariah, Nicki, Keith and Enrique are all on board.

4 judges…yuck…although, if Fox is intent on keeping every performance show at 2 hours, then there’s plenty of time…..time which COULD be used to highlight the singers but, hey, who wants that? she said sarcastically

JTesla

September 7th, 2012
11:45 am

Well I’m quite cynical of anything Simon does, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Demi has been coached on how to act with Simon. That shtick worked when an older woman was there to foil Simon (Paula), I can’t see it working with someone as young as Demi. After the initial laughs the act won’t reflect well on her.

As for Idol and 4 judges… oh well. I can’t say what others will do, but the idea alone raises my apathy towards the whole show. I’ll give everything a chance, even X-Factor, but it’s going to take something special to keep me watching. So far they haven’t proposed anything that is close to special.

Deirdre

September 7th, 2012
12:20 pm

new thread up. Rodney is on fire today!!!! ;-)

August

September 7th, 2012
2:17 pm

I loved the SNL skit they did about him “Gettin Freaky in the ATL with Cee Lo Green”

Mecq

September 7th, 2012
3:10 pm

I adore Cee-Loo….I’ve been a huge fan since GoodieMob..However his first solo album slams from track1-track 21….AWESOME..released in 2003 and still on my playlist. He is so extremelly talented. He exhibits talent in all genres, Rock,R&B, HipHop, Neo Soul.

Mecq

September 7th, 2012
3:22 pm

Correction the project stated was released in 2002…….10years and I hear something new everytime I listen…!!!

Kat

September 7th, 2012
3:45 pm

This part confused me:
“I will later post what Simon Cowell had to say about “The X Factor.” And the EW says the show has offered a judge’s seat for Enrique Iglesias. Others in talks: Adam Lambert, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.”

I was wondering when Simon began to consider bringing those people onto the X Factor show??? Then, I realized we had changed to talking about “AI.” That or else Rodney will post about Simon’s thoughts on “AI.”

Rick James

September 7th, 2012
5:45 pm

Ride it until the wheels fall of Cee Lo..

Pippy Short Stockings

September 9th, 2012
7:31 pm

That man has the smallest hands I’ve ever seen!

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