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Shaq May Be Venturing Into Funny Home Video Territory

Frank Holder’s excellent LA based comedy mag The Humor Mill has shared an intriguing exclusive. Apparently, Shaquille O’Neal and comedian Gary Owen shot a pilot for Tru TV. If the program is a go, it sounds like it will shoot out of Atlanta.

Per the report:

The show is tentatively titled Upload and we hear it is closely based around the former ABC program America’s Funniest Home Videos and will feature funny videos sent in from viewers. What sets the show apart is that Shaq and Gary will not only host, but they will also perform in sketches.

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This Year’s Oscar Scoop Belongs to The Humor Mill Magazine

Although Nikki Finke fanned the flames with a Saturday evening item on Deadline.com, the ultimate props for breaking the news of Eddie Murphy‘s selection as host of the 84th Annual Academy Awards belong to The Humor Mill magazine.

The five-year-old LA digital publication, which sometimes prints a run of hard copies for marketing and newsstand splash purposes, is earning well-deserved recognition today for revealing the Murphy selection Saturday afternoon. Magazine founder Frank Holder ranks the Oscar scoop right up there with a pair of previous widely picked up items about actor-comedian Katt Williams.

“The urban comedy community is really small,” Holder tells FishbowlLA via telephone. “This thing [about Murphy] has been floating around since July, I just hadn’t put it out there. My contacts asked me not to say anything until it was close to being made official. I only wish I had published the story Friday instead of Saturday.”

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