R&B acts on television this week include:
Lil Rounds, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Monday.
Natalie Cole, who performs on ‘American Idol’ (FOX) on Wednesday night.
Jamie Foxx, who is interviewed and performs on ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ (Syndicated) on Thursday.
R&B/Soul acts on television this week include:
Adele, who performs on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Monday.
Robin Thicke, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Tuesday.
Natalie Cole, who visits ‘Larry King Live’ (CNN) on Tuesday to discuss her desperate need of a kidney transplant.
Wednesday’s ‘Tavis Smiley’ (PBS) features a tribute to Marvin Gaye, the 25th anniversary of the legendary singer’s death.
CBS spoke with Natalie Cole about her Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for ‘Still Unforgettable’, who expressed her excitement that the project was acknowledged. “Really, it’s because of my father that I made this record,” she said of her late father Nat King Cole. “Because it’s a tribute to so many of the artists that either I met or grew up listening to when I was younger.” She added, “I think that my dad without even really having to push himself, he was all about quality and consistency, and I’m so glad that I inherited that same thing from him.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Natalie Cole is promoting her new CD while undergoing kidney dialysis three times a week. CNN’s Denise Quan spoke with the veteran R&B singer, who talked about challenges. “I think I went through the poor me phase. Oh pity me. I felt like I was close to death taking that Interferon when I was on hepatitis, but I almost died for real.” She now says her hepatitis is under control, and hopes to become a candidate for a kidney transplant in a couple of months. Video of the interview at Turner.com has since been removed.
‘Entertainment Tonight’ host Mary Hart sat down with Natalie Cole to discuss her diminishing health. The singer contracted Hepatitis C due to past drug use. Hart visited ‘The Early Show’ on Thursday (October 23) to discuss her interview. “They told me … ‘Your lungs have filled up with fluid and your kidney is functioning at 10 percent,'” Cole said her doctors told her, “They would have found me either unconscious or dead. I think I was on my way out. I was in denial that I was close to dying until after three, four days of being hospitalized and them putting me on dialysis. I had a lot of time to think. The first thing I knew is that I will never work the same way again. Three hours a day, three times a week [during dialysis] I just sit there and am glad that there is something to keep me going.” Watch the clip below.