Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Terrell Owens pitching sitcom loosely based on his life

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As he gets closer and closer to the end of his football career, receiver Terrell Owens is doing everything he can to lay the foundation for the continuation of his money-for-nothing lifestyle.
According to The Daily, T.O. is shopping a sitcom titled 8 & 1.  Naturally, T.O. would be the star.
“It’s loosely based on my life and my career.  I have four kids by three different moms,” Owens said.  “It will showcase my skills as an actor, which is something I want to do after football.”
Owens, who currently is recovering from a torn ACL, would play “Terrell O’Neal” (why even bother to revise the name?), an NFL player nearing the end of his career.  The fictional T.O. lives with his mother, his best friend, two women with whom he fathered children, and four kids.
“It’s no different from football — it’s all about hard work,” Owens said about acting. “I have a good work ethic.  If I can put the same effort into acting.  Now I watch a movie and I pay attention to camera angles and body language.  It’s 3-D.”
But it’s not just about hard work.  It’s about talent.  And based on his past efforts to play himself, both on Tosh.0 and Owens’ now-defunct reality show on VH1, his acting talent doesn’t match his football talent.
Of course, the lack of acting talent didn’t impede Roseanne Barr or Jerry Seinfeld.  So maybe T.O. is onto something.
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Message to T.O.:  We know you "love me some me".  That's fantastic.  But I don't think that we all "love us some you".  I guess we will have to wait for the show to find out though.

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