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Thursday, March 23, 2006
CBS3's Ukee Washington Chides Cousin Denzel
The KYW morning anchor (above) mocked-complained this morning as he introduced an interview with his Oscar-winning megastar cousin, Denzel Washington. Ukee had a small part in Denzel's Manchurian Candidate remake, but no invite to be in Denzel's latest, Inside Man, a caper flick that opens tomorrow. "Was my performance that bad? I didn't get nothing. Not even a call!" kids Ukee. Denzel quickly turned the tables, joshing Ukee's so big time, no way to get past his "peeps." Couldn't even get Ukee to lend his poor Hollywood relation a couple of bucks. "I'll tell you what," said Denzel. "We'll do An American Gangster. ... in September. We'll be here. Me and Russell Crowe are doing it with Ridley Scott." (Does here mean Philly? No, sorry to say, the interview was in New York.) By the way, Inside Man, a Spike Lee joint, is pretty good, says a review. Penn's commencement speaker, Jodie Foster, also stars.