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TV briefs: T.I., Kim Zolciak petition, Tyler Perry

By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Atlanta's T.I. has signed a development deal with Warner Brothers which allows the studio to work with him on a potential new series or help cast him on an existing project, according to

T.I. just completed five seasons of his VH1 reality show "The Family Hustle" and has appeared as an actor on shows such as "Boss" and "House of Lies."


A fan posted a petition to get Kim Zolciak back on "Dancing With the Stars" that has drawn more than 20,000 names since it launched yesterday.

She was forced to withdraw on Monday because doctors told her not to fly five days after experiencing a mini-stroke and landing in Northside Hospital for three days.

Petitions alone seldom generate actual change but who knows if "DWTS" lawyers will bend the rules for her this time.

Zolciak really wants back in:


On Stephen Colbert's CBS show this week, he sought out his personality via Myers-Briggs. (He's an INFP by the way, just like Shakespeare and Johnny Depp.)

Stephen Colbert: "What if we find out I have no personality?"

Julie Gross, master practitioner of the Myers-Briggs personality test: "It is simply impossible to have no personality."

"Have you ever met Ryan Seacrest?"


Atlanta's own Tyler Perry was the guest announcer on Neil Patrick Harris' "Best Time Ever" last night.

The two were on the film "Gone Girl" together but didn't share any screen time.

Perry opened by mock multi-tasking, directing a movie or two while also announcing.

Atlanta's Cee Lo Green sang his "F-You" song (clean version) for the karaoke segment.  (The Atlanta dude Julian Jones who played along won $1,000 for filling in the lyrics correctly.)


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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.