Angus T. Jones
Angus Turner Jones is an American actor. Jones is best known for playing Jake Harper in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, for which he won two Young Artist Awards and a TV Land Award during his 10-year tenure as one of the show's main characters. Jones was born in Austin, the older of two sons. Jones's first film role was as a five-year-old in the 1999 film Simpatico. From 2001 to 2003, he had supporting roles in films including See Spot Run, The Rookie, Bringing Down the House, George of the Jungle 2, The Christmas Blessing. In 2003 Jones was cast in the sitcom Two and a Half Men as Jake Harper, the "half man" of the title, a 10-year-old living with his divorced father and hedonistic uncle; the show, though never critically acclaimed, was a success, was the most popular sitcom in the United States for most of its run, with an average audience of around 15 million people. In 2010, Jones became the highest paid child star in television at the age of 17 when his new contract with Two and a Half Men guaranteed him US$7.8 million over the next two seasons, amounting to US$300,000 for each of the 26 episodes.
During the show's ninth season, which ran from 2011 to 2012, Jones's character Jake was given more adult storylines: he was portrayed as a heavy marijuana user, as well as being sexually active both with girls his own age and older women. The final episode of season 9 shows Jake joining the army. At the annual PaleyFest held in Los Angeles, California in March 2012, who had turned 18 during the ninth season, said that he was uncomfortable with the new storylines, saying that it was "very awkward" to do the "adult thing" while not an adult. In October 2012, Jones described his path to a newfound religious faith in detail during an interview with Seventh-day Adventist–sponsored Voice of Prophecy radio program. In November 2012, Jones said that he had been baptized and no longer wanted to appear on Two and a Half Men, calling the show "filth" and saying it conflicted with his religious views, he encouraged people to stop watching the show. His views gained the attention of the media after Jones appeared in a video posted on the YouTube channel of ForeRunner Chronicles, an independent ministry run by Christopher Hudson.
Jones issued a statement the next day clarifying his position. Soon afterwards, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America released a statement indicating that the Forerunner Chronicles is not associated with the Adventist Church and that Hudson is not an ordained Seventh-day Adventist pastor. Producers for the show said he was not expected back on the set until 2013, as his character does not appear in the last few episodes of season 10. CBS announced in April 2013 that he would be downgraded to recurring status for season 11, but he did not appear at all during Season 11, he was replaced on the show by Amber Tamblyn. On March 18, 2014, Angus T. Jones announced his departure from the show, stating he had been "a paid hypocrite". However, he returned in a cameo for the series finale in Season 12, "Of Course He's Dead", which aired February 19, 2015. In 2016, Jones joined the management team of Tonite, a multimedia and event production company started by Justin Combs and Kene Orjioke. Jones attended University of Colorado Boulder after a Half Men.
On June 7, 2008, Jones joined other stars including Dakota Fanning, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Val Kilmer in lending their support to the First Star Organization to help abused and neglected children. In August 2008, Jones joined other stars such as Madeline Zima, Thom Barry, Brandon Barash at the annual "Rock'N Roll Fantasy Camp."On October 4, 2008, Jones joined Miranda Cosgrove, Meaghan Martin, Ray Liotta, Selena Gomez, Shailene Woodley to attend the Variety's Power of Youth benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. In October 2009, Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer presented Jones with the award for the Rising Star of 2009 at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Rising Star Gala. Jones has supported the anti-bullying alliance Be A Star co-founded by The Creative Coalition and WWE. Angus T. Jones on IMDb Angus T. Jones at AllMovie "Angus T. Jones". TV Tropes
Robert Bruce Simonds Jr. is an American film producer and the founder, chairman and CEO of STX Entertainment, which creates, distributes and markets film, digital media, live events and virtual reality. The company bridges the gap between the US, with additional partnerships around the globe. According to The Wall Street Journal, in its first four years, Simonds more than tripled the company's valuation to an estimated US$3.5 billion. In September 2017, it was reported that STX Entertainment may be close to an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In April 2018, the company announced. Prior to STX, Simonds was an independent film producer whose over 30 films have generated more than $6 billion in worldwide box office revenue. Simonds was born in Phoenix, the son of Robert Bruce Simonds Sr. a businessman. He graduated from Yale University. From 1990 to 2012, Simonds produced over 30 Hollywood studio films, including the Adam Sandler films Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy and The Waterboy.
Simonds has produced a number of highly-profitable cult films, including Joe Dirt and Half Baked. Based on his producing credits, Simonds has had the single best studio track record for profitability on his films. In 2012, Simonds and Bill McGlashan and managing partner of private equity firm TPG Growth, began conceptualizing and building a film and multimedia company that would make and distribute star-driven, commercial content to be distributed worldwide. In 2014, STX Entertainment was formally launched with financing led by TPG Growth, the company secured investments from Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital and other individuals including Gigi Pritzker and William "Beau" Wrigley, Jr. II. Serving as chairman and CEO of STX, Simonds hired entertainment industry veterans to build his executive team including former Viacom Entertainment Group COO Thomas B. McGrath and former CEO of Crest Animation Noah Fogelson. Former Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson and former Disney and Fox production and marketing chief Oren Aviv soon followed.
Discovery Communications' former CFO Andrew Warren and former Paramount Pictures and Condé Nast communications head Patricia Röckenwagner joined the executive team. The company has multiple divisions: film, which includes family content. In 2016, the company received additional investment from Chinese Internet company Tencent and Hong Kong-based telecommunications company PCCW, East West Bank's chairman and CEO Dominic Ng. In 2017, the world's largest international television and broadband company Liberty Global invested an undisclosed amount in the company. Funds from that round of financing will be used to continue to build STX Entertainment's TV division, further expand internationally and make acquisitions. STX Entertainment's Board of Directors is composed of investors and industry veterans including: Simonds, McGlashan, David Bonderman, John Zhao, Gigi Pritzker, Janice Lee, Tracy Cui, Frank Biondi, Dominic Ng, Carmen Chang, Bruce Mann. At launch, the film division of STX focused its efforts on creating a new model.
Rather than pursuing the traditional distribution process, the company secured direct distribution agreements with North American theater chains AMC, Cinemark, Marcus Theatres and Carmike Cinemas. In early 2015, the company signed a multi-year television output agreement to release films to Showtime Networks and its multiplex channels Showtime, TMC and Flix, covering STX theatrical releases through 2019. In April 2015, the company entered a multi-year partnership with Universal Studios Home Entertainment for Universal to handle marketing and distribution services for Blu-ray, DVD and VOD platforms for STX theatrical titles in North America; that same month, STXfilms closed a three-year slate deal with Huayi Brothers, one of China's largest film studios, enabling the companies to co-produce and co-distribute 12 to 15 films annually. In 2015, STXfilms acquired its first film at the Toronto International Film Festival, purchasing the worldwide rights to Hardcore Henry for $10 million USD. In January 2017, STXfilms signed a three-year marketing and distribution agreement with Luc Besson's EuropaCorp Films USA to release their upcoming slate of films.
STXfilms projects have included Bad Moms. STXfilms has announced The Happytime Murders starring Melissa McCarthy.
See Spot Run (band)
See Spot Run is a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. See Spot Run released an EP titled Traces in 1993, their first full-length album, Ten Stories High, was released in 1997 on DEP/Universal. The band gained success with "Weightless", the title track and lead single from their second full-length album which reached No. 9 on the BDSrock chart, No. 6 on the top 40 chart, No. 5 on the all Canadian chart. The song was certified by Neilson BDSradio as the highest charted independent song on the rock chart since the inception of BDS", it received the "Breakout Single of The Year Award" by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters. The band won the "Concert of the Year Award" from Wire Magazine shortly after. See Spot Run released their 5th album "Pretty Holiday" on July 29, 2016; the first single is a cover of the Talking Heads hit "Burning Down The House" See Spot Run released Gonna Getcha in late 2007. The title track was picked up by the hit TV series Degrassi:The Next Generation; the episode featuring the song was aired on the N Network in the USA in February 2008 and on the CTV Network in Canada in March 2008.
Though the band had French-language versions of some of their singles, they released their first full-length French-language album Super-héros sous peu in late 2008 through DEP/Rocket9 Music. See Spot Run was the opening act at Rogers Sarnia Bayfest for Bon Jovi on July 6, 2008, Stone Temple Pilots with Our Lady Peace on July 13, 2009. See Spot Run was the first band to launch an album from Toronto's Air Canada Centre with Weightless on May 3, 1999; the band sang the national anthems at the opening ceremonies for the Air Canada Centre as the Toronto Raptors hosted the Miami Heat on January 28, 2000. "Weightless" appeared on one of the first episodes of the North American show Queer as Folk. They appeared on Popular Mechanics for Kids; the song "Gonna Getcha" was used in an episode of the hit Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation. Official website
"Atomic Dog" is a song by George Clinton from his 1982 album Computer Games. The track was released as a single in December 1982 and became the P-Funk collective's last to reach #1 on the U. S. R&B Chart; the single failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 although it has attained a level of stature since partly due to its having been sampled in several hip hop songs. George Clinton's P-Funk reached its commercial and conceptual height during the late 1970s after the release of Mothership Connection and a series of spectacular concert tours; each of these concerts ended with a climactic descent of a giant spaceship from the rafters. However, as the band and their concept of funk grew, the organization became entangled in internal dissension, legal disputes, creative exhaustion. “Atomic Dog” was the P-Funk collective's last single to reach #1 on the U. S. R&B chart. According to Clinton, most of the song's lyrics were ad-libbed during the recording process. Although "Atomic Dog" is now regarded a classic in black popular music, it was at first held back from radio stations.
George Clinton's bad reputation in the industry, his political consciousness, a general move towards more youthful-looking acts, kept his songs from being circulated on radio stations. Only after strong sales was the song put on the air; the single “Atomic Dog” was released in December 1982 and reached #1 on the R&B charts, but missed the Hot 100 by just one position. The song has been included in trailers and TV spots for many films, including 102 Dalmatians, Toy Story 2, Rugrats Go Wild, Hotel for Dogs, The Shaggy Dog, Finn on the Fly, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Menace II Society; the song is used during timeouts of New York Liberty basketball games, during which the team's canine mascot Maddie will pump up the home crowd by dancing to the song. "Atomic Dog" was the subject of Bridgeport Inc. v. UMG, Inc. et al.. A lawsuit filed in 2007 by the holders of the composition rights to "Atomic Dog" against the producers of "D. O. G. in Me," a song recorded by the R&B and hip-hop group Public Announcement and included on their 1998 album, All Work, No Play.
In its complaint, Bridgeport claimed that "D. O. G. in Me" infringed its copyright by repeating the phrase, "Bow wow wow, yippie yo, yippie yea" and the sound of rhythmic panting throughout the song, by repeating the word "dog" in a low tone of voice at regular intervals as a form of musical punctuation. A jury found that the defendants had willfully infringed Bridgeport's rights and awarded statutory damages of $88,980. In a November 2009 decision affirming the lower court ruling, Circuit Judge Martha Craig Daughtry of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit described the circumstances surrounding the creation of "Atomic Dog": Songwriters David Spradley, Garry Shider, George Clinton created "Atomic Dog" in a recording studio in January 1982, working without a written score... Testimony at trial indicated that the song was composed spontaneously – Spradley recorded the initial tracks in the studio and recalled that "when George arrived he had been partying pretty so he was, you know, feeling pretty good," and was unsteady at the microphone.
Spradley and Garry Shider "got on either side of him. We just kind of kept him in front of the microphone" while Clinton recorded the vocal tracks that same night... Testimony by David Spradley... demonstrated that Clinton exercised some degree of creative control over the panting by instructing the performers to create a certain rhythm. The court further described the "Bow Wow refrain" as the best-known aspect of the song – "in terms of iconology the functional equivalent of'E. T. Phone home'" – and held that the jury did not act unreasonably in concluding that there was substantial similarity between the two works. Bulmer, John. Devil Music: Race and Rock And Roll. Troy, New York: Russell Sage College Press. Friedman, Ted. "Making it Funky: The Signifyin Politics of George Clinton's Parliafunkadelicment Thang".1993. Vincent, Rickey. Funk: The Music, The People, the Rhythm of One. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. ISBN 0-312-13499-1. Song Review at Allmusic Songs That Sample "Atomic Dog" Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Paul Anthony Sorvino is an American actor, opera singer, businessman and sculptor. He portrays authority figures on both sides of the law, is best known for his roles as Paulie Cicero, a portrayal of Paul Vario in the 1990 gangster film Goodfellas, NYPD Sergeant Phil Cerreta on the TV series Law & Order, he held supporting roles in A Touch of Class, The Rocketeer and Romeo + Juliet. He is the father of actor Michael Sorvino. Sorvino was raised in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, New York City, his mother Angela Maria Mattea was a homemaker and piano teacher, born in Connecticut, of Italian descent. His father, Ford Sorvino, was an Italian immigrant, he attended Lafayette High School, where he was classmates with painter Peter Max, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. He began his career as a copywriter in an advertising agency, where he worked with John Margeotes, founder of Margeotes and Weiss, he took 18 years of voice lessons. While attending The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, he decided to go into the theatre.
He made his Broadway debut in the 1964 musical Bajour, six years he appeared in his first film, Carl Reiner's Where's Poppa? starring George Segal and Ruth Gordon. In 1971, he played a supporting role in Jerry Schatzberg's critically acclaimed The Panic in Needle Park starring Al Pacino and Kitty Winn, he received critical praise for his performance as Phil Romano in Jason Miller's 1972 Broadway play That Championship Season, a role he repeated in the 1982 film version. In It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy, he played Harry Walters, real estate salesman randomly picked up by a beautiful woman and raped at gunpoint as a prank, he appeared in the 1976 Elliott Gould/Diane Keaton vehicle I Will, I Will... for Now. He starred in the weekly series We'll Get By, The Oldest Rookie, he directed Wheelbarrow Closers, a 1976 Broadway play by Louis La Russo II, which starred Danny Aiello. In 1981, Sorvino played the role of Italian-American Communist Louis C. Fraina in Warren Beatty's film Reds, he appeared in Larry Cohen's 1985 horror film The Stuff as a reclusive militia leader.
He helped found the American Stage Company, a group that launched several successful Off-Broadway shows, in 1986. In 1991, he took on the role of Sergeant Phil Cerreta on the popular series Order. Sorvino was excited about the role, but would leave after 29 episodes, citing the exhausting schedule demanded by the filming of the show, a need to broaden his horizons, the desire to preserve his vocal cords for singing opera. Sorvino's exit from the series came in an episode in which Sgt. Cerreta was shot in the line of duty and transferred to an administrative position in another precinct, he was replaced on the show by Jerry Orbach. In 1993, Sorvino subbed for the late Raymond Burr in a Perry Mason TV movie, he earlier appeared as Bruce Willis' father in the weekly series Moonlighting, the "Lamont" counterpart in the never-aired original pilot for Sanford and Son. Some of his most notable film roles were caporegime Paul Cicero in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas and Henry Kissinger in Oliver Stone's Nixon.
In addition to Goodfellas, Sorvino played mob bosses Eddie Valentine in The Rocketeer and Tony Morolto in The Firm. Sorvino founded the Paul Sorvino Asthma Foundation, with the goal of building asthma centers for children and adults across the United States. In 1998, he narrated the series "The Big House" for The History Channel. In 1999, he again starred in a TV version of That Championship Season, he lent his voice in Hey Arnold!: The Movie as the main antagonist Mr. Scheck, the evil CEO of Future Tech Industries who wants to convert Arnold's neighborhood into a huge shopping mall. From 2000 to 2002, he had a starring role as Frank DeLucca in the television drama, he starred in the comedy Still Standing as Al Miller, father to Bill. He filmed The Trouble with Cali in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area of Pennsylvania, he directed and starred in the film, his daughter Mira starred in the film. Sorvino played GeneCo founder Rotti Largo in the 2008 musical film Repo! The Genetic Opera. Working with Repo! director Darren Lynn Bousman again, Sorvino plays God in The Devil's Carnival, a short film screened on tour beginning in April 2012.
Sorvino lives between Gilbert, Pennsylvania. He has three children: Mira and Amanda from his first marriage with Lorraine Davis, his daughter Mira Sorvino is an Academy award winner and his son Michael Sorvino is an actor and graduate of Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. On January 17, 2007, news reports detailed that he displayed a gun in front of Daniel Snee, ex-boyfriend of his daughter Amanda, after the man pounded on her hotel door and made threats. Amanda testified that Snee threatened to kill her at a hotel on January 3 in Vermont, she said she called both police and her father. Her 67-year-old father showed up before police, she testified; when police arrived, the young man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, she said. As a deputy sheriff in Pennsylvania, Sorvino was authorized to carry a gun in different states, he did not threaten him. In March 2008, Sorvino and his daughter Amanda lobbied with the Americans Against Horse Slaughter in W
Seattle is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of Washington. With an estimated 730,000 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U. S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area’s population stands at 3.87 million, ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle was again the fastest-growing major U. S. city, with a 3.1% annual growth rate. Seattle is the northernmost large city in the United States; the city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, about 100 miles south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the fourth-largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015; the Seattle area was inhabited by Native Americans for at least 4,000 years before the first permanent European settlers.
Arthur A. Denny and his group of travelers, subsequently known as the Denny Party, arrived from Illinois via Portland, Oregon, on the schooner Exact at Alki Point on November 13, 1851; the settlement was moved to the eastern shore of Elliott Bay and named "Seattle" in 1852, in honor of Chief Si'ahl of the local Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. Today, Seattle has high populations of Native, Scandinavian and Asian Americans, as well as a thriving LGBT community that ranks 6th in the United States for population. Logging was Seattle's first major industry, but by the late 19th century, the city had become a commercial and shipbuilding center as a gateway to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. Growth after World War II was due to the local Boeing company, which established Seattle as a center for aircraft manufacturing; the Seattle area developed into a technology center from the 1980s onwards with companies like Microsoft becoming established in the region. Internet retailer Amazon was founded in Seattle in 1994, major airline Alaska Airlines is based in SeaTac, serving Seattle's international airport, Seattle–Tacoma International Airport.
The stream of new software and Internet companies led to an economic revival, which increased the city's population by 50,000 between 1990 and 2000. Owing to its increasing population in the 21st century and the state of Washington have some of the highest minimum wages in the country, at $15 per hour for smaller businesses and $16 for the city's largest employers. Seattle has a noteworthy musical history. From 1918 to 1951, nearly two dozen jazz nightclubs existed along Jackson Street, from the current Chinatown/International District to the Central District; the jazz scene nurtured the early careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson, others. Seattle is the birthplace of rock musician Jimi Hendrix, as well as the origin of the bands Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters and the alternative rock movement grunge. Archaeological excavations suggest that Native Americans have inhabited the Seattle area for at least 4,000 years. By the time the first European settlers arrived, the people occupied at least seventeen villages in the areas around Elliott Bay.
The first European to visit the Seattle area was George Vancouver, in May 1792 during his 1791–95 expedition to chart the Pacific Northwest. In 1851, a large party led by Luther Collins made a location on land at the mouth of the Duwamish River. Thirteen days members of the Collins Party on the way to their claim passed three scouts of the Denny Party. Members of the Denny Party claimed land on Alki Point on September 28, 1851; the rest of the Denny Party set sail from Portland and landed on Alki point during a rainstorm on November 13, 1851. After a difficult winter, most of the Denny Party relocated across Elliott Bay and claimed land a second time at the site of present-day Pioneer Square, naming this new settlement Duwamps. Charles Terry and John Low remained at the original landing location and reestablished their old land claim and called it "New York", but renamed "New York Alki" in April 1853, from a Chinook word meaning "by and by" or "someday". For the next few years, New York Alki and Duwamps competed for dominance, but in time Alki was abandoned and its residents moved across the bay to join the rest of the settlers.
David Swinson "Doc" Maynard, one of the founders of Duwamps, was the primary advocate to name the settlement after Chief Seattle of the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. The name "Seattle" appears on official Washington Territory papers dated May 23, 1853, when the first plats for the village were filed. In 1855, nominal land settlements were established. On January 14, 1865, the Legislature of Territorial Washington incorporated the Town of Seattle with a board of trustees managing the city; the Town of Seattle was disincorporated on January 18, 1867, remained a mere precinct of King County until late 1869, when a new petition was filed and the city was re-incorporated December 2, 1869, with a mayor–council government. The corporate seal of the City of Seattle carries the date "1869" and a likeness of Chief Sealth in left profile. Seattle has a history of boom-and-bust cycles, like many other cities near areas of extensive natural and mineral resources. Seattle has risen several times economically gone into precipitous decline, but it has used those periods to rebuild solid infrastructure
Anthony Anderson is an American actor, comedian and game show host. He has starred in his own short-lived sitcom, All About the Andersons, as well as the ABC sitcom Black-ish and the Fox sitcom The Bernie Mac Show during its fifth and final season, he is known for his leading roles in drama series K-Ville, The Shield and as NYPD Detective Kevin Bernard on Law & Order. He has had major roles in feature films such as Me, Myself & Irene, Kangaroo Jack, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, The Departed and Scream 4. Anderson is a regular judge on Food Network's Iron Chef America. Since September 2014, he has served as an executive producer and starred as Andre Johnson on the ABC sitcom Black-ish; as of June 2016, he has served as host of the ABC version of the game show To Tell the Truth. In addition, he has served as guest panelist for various game shows. Anderson was born in California, his mother, was a telephone operator and actress, his stepfather, Sterling Bowman, was a native of Little Rock, who moved to Los Angeles to work in the steel mill industry before opening a chain of three clothing stores.
According to a DNA analysis, Anderson descends from the Bubi people of Bioko Island, from the Tikar and Fulani people of Cameroon. Anderson has stated. Although this experience was a blow to his ego, he did meet his future friend and fellow comedic actor Guy Torry there, who consoled him after the show and encouraged him to keep getting up on stage, he and Guy would act together in the Eddie Murphy film titled Life. Anderson is an alumnus of the Hollywood High School Performing Arts Magnet's Class of 1988 and Howard University, he trained with actors such as Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. Anderson stars in and executive produces the hit ABC series, Black-ish, alongside Laurence Fishburne and Tracee Ellis Ross, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for this role. His past television work includes a lead role in the teen series Hang Time as Teddy Broadis, he had many one-off and guest roles on major series such as NYPD Blue, Malcolm & Eddie, In the House, Ally McBeal.
Recurring roles were on several series such as The Bernie Mac Show. He was the central character in the short-lived series All About the Andersons, which lasted for one season on The WB. Anderson joined the cast of the long-running NBC crime drama television series, Law & Order in 2008, he starred in two other crime series, Fox's K-Ville and Fox's cable channel FX's The Shield. Anderson's series Eating America, with Anthony Anderson was a summer show in 2014, having him go to different towns in America which host "food festivals" highlighting a specific type of food, he is a regular judge on Iron Chef America. Anderson is one of the few judges to taste dishes from all the Iron Chefs on the show. In the Ultimate Bar Food battle, he served as bartender/sous-chef for Iron Chef Bobby Flay opposite Masaharu Morimoto and fellow judge Simon Majumdar. In 2013, Anderson signed on to host the celebrity-driven, family game show called Wall of Fame produced by Endemol USA for NBC where one family attempted to answer pop culture trivia questions while guessing whether members of the celebrity "Wall of Fame" delivered the correct answers to those same questions.
Eight one-hour episodes were taped at the time, the series was never aired on. Since his film debut in Liberty Heights, Anderson has been performing as an actor in comedic roles, for many years. Among his more prominent feature films are: Kangaroo Jack, one of his first films as a leading actor, My Baby's Daddy, Hustle & Flow, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London and King's Ransom which, to date, is his only starring role. Anderson had a small role in the Academy Award-winning Martin Scorsese film The Departed. In June 2010, he was cast in a minor role in Scream 4. In 2009, Anderson directed a one-minute short film featuring his Order co-star Jeremy Sisto; the short was made for the Responsibility Project, a joint initiative of NBC and Liberty Mutual Group. The short aired during the In The House episode "Reality Bites" on October 16, 2009, he is married to wife Alvina. The couple have two children and Nathan. Anderson has been active in diabetes awareness. Playing for the Alzheimer's Association, in 2011, Anderson won $250,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Anderson and second assistant director Wayne Witherspoon were accused of raping a 25-year-old extra in a trailer on the film set of Hustle & Flow on July 27, 2004. The alleged victim accused Anderson and Witherspoon of forcibly removing her clothing, photographing her naked body, digitally penetrating her. A witness claimed to have heard the alleged victim's screams and to have seen her run naked from the trailer, she was treated at St. Francis Hospital; the charges were dropped on October 6, 2004 because the judge ruled that there was no probable cause to try the case. Anderson was sued for sexual assault in September 2004 by another woman who claimed that Anderson made sexually suggestive remarks and assaulted her in his dressing room on the set of All About the Andersons. On July 20, 2018, it was revealed that he is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for another sexual assault allegation. On September 4, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office announced that it would not be filing charges against Anderson due to lack of evidence.
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