Saturday, April 13, 2024

Nick Cannon’s Syndicated Fall Talk Show Could Be Jeopardized by Anti-Semitic Comments and Backing of Louis Farrakhan


Nick Cannon’s blossoming scandals could jeopardize more than just his “Wild and Out” show on VH-1 and his Nickelodeon contract.

Cannon is set to host his own syndicated talk show starting September 21st. The producers are LionsGate’s Debmar- Mercury. The show has been “cleared” in 90% of TV markets and will air on Fox stations.

But the revelations of Cannon’s anti-Semitic remarks on his podcast, “Cannon’s Class,” and his clear approval of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan could cause a major problem here.

Cannon’s ties to Fox TV could also be damaged at “The Masked Singer.”

I’ve asked Debmar-Mercury for a comment, and will report back when I receive it. Their outside rep will only say, “No comment.”


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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