The Cleveland Show is about to get really secretive.
On the Fox animated comedy's Season 4 premiere (Sunday, Oct. 21 at 7:30/6:30c), fittingly titled "Menace II Secret Society," Cleveland discovers a secret hip-hop society headed by Kanye West. (Cleveland makes the discovery after confronting Kanye for not sharing credit for the megahit they created together, "Be-Cleve in Yourself.")
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Members of this "Hip Hop Illuminati" include Bruno Mars, will.i.am, American Idol judge Nicki Minaj and ?uestlove, all of whom lend their voices to the episode. You can see their animated characters in our exclusive first-look photo below:
Science has partnered with Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am to premiere the new special i.am.mars: Reach For The Stars. The program, which will debut on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10/9c, features will.i.am as he creates the single "Reach for the Stars," which became the first song to be broadcast back to Earth from the Mars landing of NASA's Curiosity spacecraft.
"Ever since I was a child, I have been obsessed with space travel, so hearing 'Reach for the Stars' broadcast back to Earth from Mars was one of the great thrills of my life," says will.i.am.
The pop princess is about to get some help from a Black Eyed Pea! Sources confirm to TV Guide Magazine that singer and record producer will.i.am will join new X Factor judge Britney Spears as a mentor for her crop of contestants during the Judge's Home round on the upcoming second season of Fox's reality singing competition. Spears and will.i.am recently collaborated on a track entitled "Sexy Sexy" for his new solo album #willpower, due out Oct. 15.
Will.I.Am will join Jessie J as a coach on the U.K. edition of The Voice, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"I'm proud to be doing The Voice U.K. because the U.K. was the first place I saw success," the Black Eyed Peas front man said. "It's the place I'm the most creative outside of home."
If you need further proof that the lyrics of Black Eyed Peas songs are not worth committing to memory, watch this video. In it, Head Pea will.i.am performs the group's current single, "Don't Stop the Party," alongside Belgian singer-songwriter Stromae on French TV's Taratata. As he raps his lines ("This is that original /This has no identical / You can't have my digital / Future Aboriginal...") he appears to be reading them off his cell phone...