Tuesday, April 23, 2024

“Empire”: Cosby Show’s “Cockroach” Actor to Host Weekly Live Streaming Parties


Remember Cockroach, Theo’s pal from “The Cosby Show”? Well, he’s been tapped by Lee Daniels’ casting director sister to host weekly streaming “Empire” parties. Carl Payne, who is also the stepfather to Bobby Brown’s oldest son, will anchor the events. Leah Daniels Butler is also looking for on air correspondents to help Payne report in from various cities. I guess the idea is to make watching “Empire” a total social networking event.

Here’s the notice from “Empire” land:

“Empire Wednesday” is seeking on-air correspondents to host an 18 week live stream event from the weekly “Empire” viewing parties  held in cities nationally; created by Henry Butler and hosted by Leah Daniels Butler and Shawn Holiday; Empire Wednesdays began as weekly viewing parties in Los Angeles and Chicago for season one of the #1 television show “Empire”. Expanding the brand for season two, Empire Wednesday will now be held in multiple markets (see below) nationally and linked together via a live stream from each city.  Joining the team for season two, actor Carl Payne will anchor the live stream event.

So far “Empire Wednesday” will emanate from Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Des Moines, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Seattle, St. Louis and Washington D.C.

What to do? Post a recent .30 second video on YouTube, email a link of the video to EmpireWednesdayCasting@gmail.com.  Be sure to tag #EmpireWednesday in your YouTube video and then share it on Facebook  and tag “Empire Wednesdays” – with an S. Encourage your friends and followers to view, like, post and re-post your submission.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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