Do you remember Old Spice's "I'm on a horse" commercial? Yes. We all do, vividly. It was cinematic fortitude bathed in zealous satire via a jet-fuel delivery reminiscent of the golden age of the burlesques Catskills. But what ever became of the ad's star: Isaiah Mustafa, that pronounced young thespian who drove our energies to hysteria? A few things: he was on Chuck a bunch of times, and a movie here and there, including this summer's Horrible Bosses. And now, the athlete-turned-actor will find his place on ABC's Charlie's Angels.
Mustafa will play ex-fiancee to Angel Annie Ilonzeh and a lawman himself: Detective Ray Goodson. Although both characters will be operating on the "good" side of the law, they will frequently find themselves at odds with one another, due to the nature of their relationship.
Charlie's Angels will debut on ABC on Thursday, September 22 at 8/7c. Mustafa himself will first appear about about four episodes into the season.
Marvel Studios has long been developing a film based on its urban vigilante Luke Cage, and a handful of African American leading men have been interested in portraying the bare-knuckle bruiser, from Terrence Howard to Jamie Foxx to Tyrese Gibson to Idris Elba. The most interesting name thrown into the mix was Isaiah Mustafa, a.k.a. Old Spice Guy, who rose from obscurity to be known nationwide as the face of the product. Since then he's picked up roles in Madea's Big Happy Family and Horrible Bosses, but from the look of this self-made promo video the aspiring movie star REALLY wants to play Cage.
I can't even begin to count the ways in which this is wrong. Number one: It's too over-dramatic; that is, until Mustafa gets his hot, sticky love scene in there. Number two: He's playing the character like every other "dark, gritty" hero on the market these days, and Cage is a bit less wound up than that. And the glowing eyes definitely don't help either. I think I'll pass on Old Spice Guy, and after watching his promo video below I think you will too. Don't get me wrong, it's funny: in all the wrong ways.
Sharon Stone is amazed shamed Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has entered an anger management course after calling castmate T.R. Knight an anti-gay slur--because she always uses the ‘f’ word to refer to her gay friends.
The outspoken Basic Instinct star claims it's "absurd" Washington has been sent to therapy.
She tells the New York Post, "I've been called a bitch--and a lot worse--for years. And you know what, so what? People who think that aren't going to change their minds.
"And I wouldn't dream of sending them to therapy to 'rehabilitate' their feelings. How absurd.
"Please--I call all my gay friends 'big fags'."
Washington has entered a 30-day anger management program in a bid to keep his Grey's Anatomy job.
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