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Hollywood Recasts ESPN Radio Host Colin Cowherd… as a Black Guy

OK, this is not usually the way it works in Hollywood. In fact, to the general protestations of various nationalities, Tinseltown has tended to whitewash the racial origins of many a real-life character inspiration so that the role can be played by a Caucasian A-lister.

Not so in the case of ESPN Radio show host Colin Cowherd (pictured). According to a report this afternoon in The Hollywood Reporter, a new sitcom based on the weekday morning personality is gearing up at CBS, with Damon Wayans in the lead, namesake role:

The pilot is written by Bill Martin andMike Schiff (Grounded for Life) and is inspired by acerbic ESPN personality Cowherd. Wayans’ character is named Nick Herd… Cowherd will serve as a producer on the project.

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A Tale of Two Leslie Nielsen Trailers

Even though he was 84, the late beloved Canadian-born actor Leslie Nielsen maintained a busy schedule before he became sick. In the wake of his death last month, two films featuring the performer are looking at very different scenarios.

The first, Stonerville, a low-brow live action comedy co-starring Pauly Shore, snagged an immediate DVD deal with Screen Media Films and is scheduled for release in January. The other, animated work-in-progress The Waterman Movie, has got a Paypal link up at its website soliciting donations.

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