Shaquille O'Neal, Ken Jeong
to do pilot for reality show
Shaquille O'Neal and Ken Jeong are trying out as comedy teammates.
TBS said it has ordered a reality series pilot that will test the pair's ability to take on odd jobs.
The pilot, with the working title "Unqualified," could be the basis for a series.
The concept: O'Neal and Jeong try to master jobs including mall rent-a-cop, substitute schoolteacher and train conductor.
TBS said basketball great and sports commentator O'Neal and doctor-turned-actor Jeong showed their chemistry when they appeared on the series "Drop The Mic."
Rapper's death blamed
on accidental overdose
Rapper Mac Miller died from an accidental overdose caused by a combination of cocaine, alcohol and the powerful opioid fentanyl, a coroner's report released Monday said.
The Los Angeles County coroner's report named Miller's cause of death as "mixed toxicity" of the three substances found in his system.
The 26-year-old Pittsburgh native, who frankly discussed his depression and addiction in his rhymes, died suddenly on Sept. 7. He was known to many as Ariana Grande's ex-boyfriend.
Film of Aretha Franklin
will finally be released
More than 46 years after it was shot, the Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" will finally be released, ending one of the most tortured and long-running sagas in documentary film.
The late gospel singer's estate and film producers said Monday that "Amazing Grace" will premiere Monday at the DOC NYC film festival with the full support of Franklin's estate. The film, largely shot by Sydney Pollack, captures Franklin's performance at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles' Watts neighborhood in January 1972.
The music from the two performances was released as a landmark double live album in 1972. But Pollack's footage proved impossible to edit at the time because he failed to sync the sound.