Ozzy Osbourne, Snoop Dogg, MC Hammer
Ever since Ozzy Osbourne invited cameras to document his dysfunctional family life back in 2002, networks have been trying to recreate the same magic by giving musicians reality shows to call their own. Now, 1990s superstar MC Hammer is jumping on the family-themed reality bandwagon with his new series Hammertime (premiering Sunday, June 14 at 10 pm/ET on A&E).
Mr. Gangsta's Paradise himself is back on the scene, but this time instead going the hip-hop route, Coolio is taking things into the reality realm by documenting his life as a single dad of four teens/young adults in his new Oxygen series, Coolio's Rules. Plus: The rapper explains how he is pursuing a catering business with his "ghetto gourmet." Anyone up for some "Blasian" food?
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Ed McMahon is a host, pitchman, veteran of two wars, rapper, and the greatest TV sidekick ever. Yes, we said it: Ed McMahon is a rapper. He tests out his mic skills in new ads about his recent financial troubles, but in a visit to our studio he sang some impromptu blues. He also talked about the 50th anniversary of his partnership with Johnny Carson, his friendship with Coolio, and his family's important contribution to the world of condiments. We love this guy.
Coolio by Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
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