Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Don Cheadle: From Hotel Rwanda to House of Lies

BY: GURU JAY


From Hotel Rwanda to House of Lies, Don Cheadle has come a long way. Great actors come along in not so great times. And Don defines greatness.

You see Cheadle can play anyone, and he does it all too well. Moreover, he is instantly recognizable whether at the Waldorf Astoria or up in Harlem at the Cotton Club. Everybody likes Don Cheadle.

He readjusts his mirrors when the time is right. Plus, there is never a dull moment with the movie star in the driver's seat. I'm also interested in seeing Don Cheadle take his director's chair to the next level.

The chemistry between Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell is amazing. Maybe, I'll write a blog about Bell pretty soon. Didn't he bring the best out of her? Cheadle brings out the best in people because he is the best. That's why actors enjoy working with him. They strive for greatness together.

You see he has fans all over the world. Cheadle's starred in blockbusters and critically acclaimed films alike. It is incredible watching him perform with Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man and Captain America. What is more, he easily plays good cop/ bad cop. The Brooklyn's Finest actor has finely tuned his instrument. Who can deny Don Cheadle's talented abilities?

I feel Don Cheadle is elite because of his dedication. How else do you explain why House of Lies ran 5 successful seasons on Showtime? Without commitment at the top, nothing really happens.

Here's the truth about House of Lies. The show could have gone on forever. Cheadle's that much of an asset to any cast. Whatever the situation you put him in, he continually rises to the occasion.

Does he disappoint sometimes? Sure. I think Traitor was a blunder on his part. Still, you can't succeed without learning from failure.

I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Ellen DeGeneres Should Make Oprah Money

BY: GURU JAY

Ellen DeGeneres Should Make Oprah Money


The generous Ellen DeGeneres generates electricity on the Ellen show. When the lights are out, the first thing you do is call the electric company. How about giving Ellen a call the next time this happens. I can't make any promises but I'm sure she'll at least make you smile.

For 14 years Ellen has been doing exactly that and eating the cake. Everyday on the Ellen Show is like your birthday. You never know what's up her sleeves. The celebrity is full of surprises.

Soon, she'll be giving away cars to everybody like Oprah did. Like orange is the new black, Ellen is the new Oprah. You watch.

Wouldn't it be great if she starred on the Netflix hit OITNB? At a minimum, she could make a cameo or maybe voiceover even. Who's waiting?


Her creativity assists in an entertaining experience. Speaking of experience, who else in showbiz (but Oprah) can match her clout?

Another thing- what if she did Carpool Karaoke with James Corden? That's why I love celebrities and entertainment so much. There's a whole lot we can do. Let your imagination run wild and I'll take you there.

Do you like the Ellen show? I'll say it again! Ellen DeGeneres is a standup gal. You like to watch her because she's amazing at monologues and interviews.


Last week was premiere week on Ellen. I got a chance to watch the full Friday show live. In case you missed it, Tom Hanks made a grand entrance. What is more, DeGeneres donated her largest gift in history to her home state of Louisiana. As you may know, Louisiana got hit hard by flooding recently.


Ellen couldn't stand by and watch this devastation. This is why Britney Spears (who took the famous Ed O'Neill Selfie) joined the team. Right now, it is incredible that the talk show host is backing up her words with action.  

I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!