Foreman tips musical scales

July 23, 1991|By Los Angeles Times

Are you ready for George Foreman, singer? Home Box Office has hired Foreman to be host of his own entertainment special, but there seems to be some kind of conflict as to exactly what kind of show it will be.

HBO wants Foreman to do comedy. Foreman wants to sing.

"If they're going to [get] me up there before an audience and with a microphone, then I want to sing," he said. "They're going to put the camera on and think the jokes are coming out, and I'm going to sing. I want to be a singer."

Foreman went on to say he is going to try to develop what he called a "TV style" of his own. " . . . It's going to be between Howard Cosell and 'Amos 'n Andy,' " he said.

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