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Studio 5: Cutting Up the Funny

Film director Malcolm D. Lee takes us inside the latest cut of The Barbershop comedy franchise. And twin sisters Rhonda and Shonda deliver a dose a laughter to the Studio 5 set, in a discussion on some the day’s latest headlines. Read Transcript


Efrem: SECONDS AWAY

ON "STUDIO 5."

THE TRUTH IS WE HAVE TO

DO THIS.

Efrem: BARBER SHOP

OPENS AT NUMBER TWO AT THE

BOX OFFICE.

WE SIT DOWN WITH THE

DIRECTOR.

A DOUBLE DOSE OF LAUGHTER

WITH THIS COMEDY DUO IN

"STUDIO 5," WHICH STARTS

RIGHT NOW.

> WHAT'S GOING ON,

HUNGRY BLACK FOLKS?

WHO WANTS SOME NON-PROFIT

GANGSTER GRUB.

SOUL FOOD TO SAVE SOULS.

I'M MALCOLM D. LEE,

DIRECTOR OF "BARBER SHOP,

THE NEXT CUT," AND I'M IN

"STUDIO 5."

Efrem: THANKS,

MALCOLM.

HE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE

FILM WRITERS AND DIRECTORS

OF ALL TIME, AND HE IS

SITTING DOWN WITH US IN

JUST A BIT.

WE'RE TALKING "BARBER

SHOP," "THE BEST MAN," AND

MORE.

FIRST, LET'S RUN WHAT

ENTERTAINMENT STORIES ARE

TRENDING THIS WEEK.

THIS IS YOUR TOP FIVE FROM

"STUDIO 5."

HERE IS A QUESTION FOR

YOU: IS POPE FRANCIS A

KATY PERRY FAN?

*

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FIVE, THE POP SINGER WINS

A COURT BATTLE AGAINST

LOS ANGELES NUNS.

SHE OFFERED THE NUNS

NEARLY $15 MILLION FOR

THEIR CONVENT, BUT THEY

DECIDED TO SELL TO SOMEONE

ELSE.

ONE PROBLEM: THE NUNS

DON'T OWN IT; THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH DOES.

SO THE COURT SIDED WITH

PERRY.

NOW WE'LL SEE IF THE

VATICAN AGREES.

> ON TO NUMBER FOUR:

KATHY LEE GIFFORD OPENS UP

ABOUT HER TRIP TO THE HOLY

LAND.

ISRAEL HAS BEEN

IMPORTANT TO ME SINCE I

WAS 12 YEARS OLD, WHEN I

CAME TO FAITH.

Efrem: SHE TRAVELLED

WITH A GROUP FROM VARIOUS

FAITHS, BUT SAYS THE TRIP

CHANGED THE PERSPECTIVE OF

THOSE WHO DIDN'T BELIEVE

IN JESUS BEFORE.

*

* THE POWER OF YOUR WAY

Efrem: NUMBER THREE:

17-YEAR-OLD AUGUSTA ZOMA

HAS A BIG DECISION TO

MAKE.

I TOOK OUT MY PHONE AND

STARTED LOOKING AT EACH

SCHOOL, AND I YELLED AND

STARTED SCREAMING.

Efrem: ALL EIGHT IVY

LEAGUE COLLEGES ACCEPTED

THE HIGH SCHOOLER.

SHE CREDITS HER SUCCESS TO

THE SUPPORT OF HER

PARENTS.

> AT NUMBER TWO: COUNTRY

STAR BLAKE SHELTON

RELEASES A GOSPEL SONG ON

HIS NEW ALBUM.

* I'M STANDING IN MY

SAVIOR'S SHADOW *

Efrem: SHE HELPED HIM

WITH THE SONG AND SAYS --

IT CAME DEEP FROM

BLAKE'S SOUL.

Efrem: AND NOW THE

DRUMROLL TO NUMBER ONE: R

& B STAR CHRIS BROWN OPENS

UP IN A NEW DOCUMENTARY

CALLED "WELCOME TO MY

LIFE."

THE APOLOGETIC AND AT

TIMES REPENTANT

26-YEAR-OLD ADDRESSES HIS

ASSAULT OF SINGER RIHANNA

IN 2009.

I WENT FROM BEING

AMERICA'S SWEETHEART TO

BEING PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER

ONE.

Efrem: AND THOSE ARE

YOUR TOP FIVE FROM "STUDIO

5."

> MALCOLM D. LEE HAS

DIRECTED "THE BEST MAN, MAN," MAN,"

"THE BEST MAN HO HOLIDAY,"

AND SO MANY MORE.

HE ADDS "BARBER SHOP, THE

NEXT CUT."

IT DISCUSSES GANG VIOLENCE

WITH A DOSE OF LAUGHTER

AND A MESSAGE OF HOPE.

WE'RE TALKING WITH MALCOLM

ABOUT BOTH IN THIS "STUDIO

5" INTERVIEW.

WHATCHA SAYING?

HOLD ON.

[YELLING]

Efrem: HERE ON THE

SET OF "BARBER SHOP, THE

NEXT CUT," THE DIRECTOR

AIMED TO STRIKE THE RIGHT

TONE WITH A STORY SET IN

THE WINDY CITY.

WE'RE DEALING WITH A

LOT OF REALLY TOUGH ISSUES

WHEN IT COMES TO GANG

VIOLENCE AND GUN VIOLENCE

IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO.

WHICH IS REALLY GROUND

ZERO FOR GUN VIOLENCE IN

AMERICA.

SO I FELT LIKE WE WANTED

TO SET THE RIGHT TONE, BUT

AT THE SAME TIME, NEVER

LET THE AUDIENCE FORGET

THAT THEY WERE IN A

COMEDY.

SO YOU PLAY A CELEBRITY

BARBER AND I'M MR. MOM.

YOU'RE THE ONE WHO SAID

YOU WANTED TO SPEND MORE

TIME WITH MY AUNT KENNY?

ARE YOU COMPLAINING WHEN

KENNY ASKED IF HE COULD

SPEND THE REMAINDER OF

HIGH SCHOOL WITH US, I WAS

COOL WITH IT.

BUT HE HAS DONE NOTHING TO

HELP OUT.

IT IS A NEW

SITUATION --

IT HAS TAKEN YEARS --

[YELLING]

YO, DO YOU ALL NEED A

MINUTE?

BECAUSE WE'LL ALL LEAVE.

I'M GONNA LEAVE.

Efrem: HOW DIFFICULT

WAS IT TO NAVIGATE THAT.

SPIKE LEE'S DIRECTIVE

DIDN'T GO OVER SO WELL

WITH THE AUDIENCE.

HOW WELL WAS IT IN TERMS

OF THIS BEING A COMEDY AND

NAVIGATING THAT

CONVERSATION ABOUT THE

VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO?

THE KIND OF BALANCE OF

STORY-TELLING OF THIS

NATURE IS REALLY IN MY

WHEEL HOUSE.

I TAKE PRIDE IN THE FACT

I'M ABLE TO BALANCE TONE

VERY WELL.

AND THIS IS AN ESTABLISHED

FRANCHISE, ALSO.

I KNEW I WANTED TO MAKE IT

FUNNY, AND I KNEW I HAD TO

TREAT THE VIOLENCE OR THE

THREAT OF VIOLENCE VERY

SERIOUSLY.

AND IN MY PAST MOVIES, I

FEEL LIKE I DO THAT WELL.

AND I'VE TRIED TO STRIKE

THAT BALANCE BECAUSE, TO

ME, IT'S LIKE YOU'RE

TELLING A STORY THAT IS

REAL AND GROUNDED.

LIFE IS NOT JUST ONE WAY.

LIFE IS NOT JUST ALL

COMEDIC OR ALL DRAMATIC OR

EMOTIONAL.

PEOPLE AREN'T ONE WAY OR

ANOTHER.

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE

A RANGE OF EMOTIONS AND A

RANGE OF THINGS THAT THEY

FEEL, THINK, AND SEE.

AND I WANTED TO EXPRESS

THAT ON FILM.

I TRY TO DO THAT AS MUCH

AS I CAN IN MY FILMS.

WHAT IS GOING ON,

HUNGRY BLACK FOLKS?

WHO WANTS SOME NON-PROFIT

GANGSTER GRUB.

SOUL FOOD TO SAVE FOOL'S

SOULS.

THAT'S WHAT YOUR UNCLE

WAS POPPING, SLEEK.

DID SHE JUST SAY SLEEK?

THERE IS A WHOLE

DICTIONARY OF WORDS.

FLIP THROUGH IT.

YOU WON'T SEE "SLEEK"

ANYWHERE IN THERE.

WHEN YOU'RE DEALING

WITH THOSE KIND OF ACTORS,

ESPECIALLY COMEDIC ACTORS,

YOU'VE GOT TO KIND OF LET

THEM GO BECAUSE YOU'LL GET

THE LEFT RESULTS THAT WAY.

I DIDN'T CAST THESE PEOPLE

NOT TO BE FUNNY.

DO WHAT IS ON THE PAGE,

BUT IT IS A COMEDIAN'S JOB

TO FIND WHAT IS FUNNY IN

THE MOMENT.

AND THEY FEED OFF ONE

ANOTHER.

I ALWAYS ENCOURAGE THAT.

EVEN WHAT WAS THOUGHT OF

AS A FOUR-PAGE SEEN, AND

IT ENDS UP BEING A 10-PAGE

SEEN -- I WAS MIDWAY

THROUGH MY POST WITH ALL

OF THE DAILIES, BUT YOU

HAVE TO DO THAT AND SIFT

AROUND AND FIND WHAT IS

BEST FOR THE STORY AND

WHERE THE COMEDY IS GOING

TO LAND.

SO FOR ME IT IS DIFFICULT,

FOR SURE, BUT I ENCOURAGE

IT TO HAPPEN.

Efrem: BEYOND "THE

BARBER SHOP," HE IS THE

WRITER AND DIRECTOR BEHIND

THE ROMANTIC CO COMEDIES,

"THE BEST MAN," AND "THE

BEST MAN HOLIDAY."

EVERYONE WOULD LIKE TO

KNOW, WHEN DO WE GET "THE

BEST MAN WEDDING"?

THERE IS A DESIRE ON MY

PART TO DO THE SEQUEL, AND

A DESIRE ON THE CAST PART

AND DESIRE ON THE STUDIO'S

PART.

IT'S REALLY GOD GLESS ALL

OBLESS ALLOF THE ACTORS, THEY'RE ARE

ALL WORKING.

I'M HOPING IN THE NEAR

FUTURE WE'LL GET THAT OFF

THE GROUND BECAUSE THE

SCRIPT IS WRITTEN.

AND WE'RE WRESTLING WITH

THE BUDGET.

AND IT IS A MATTER OF

TRYING TO SCHEDULE

EVERYBODY.

Efrem: BECAUSE THERE

WAS A BIG WAIT BETWEEN THE

FIRST AND SECOND.

HOW LONG WAS IT?

14 YEARS.

Efrem: I KNEW IT WAS

A LONG TIME.

IT WASN'T CERTAINLY BY

DESIGN, BUT I WASN'T

PLANNING ON MAKING A

SEQUEL RIGHT AWAY ANYWAY,

BETWEEN THE FIRST AND THE

SECOND FILMS.

I WANTED TO LIVE SOME LIFE

FIRST.

I WANT TO HAVE THE

CHARACTERS LIVE SOME LIFE.

THIS TIME AROUND, WITH

"THE BEST MAN WEDDING," I

WANT TO MAKE IT THE

FUNNIEST OF THE FRANCHISE.

IT WILL HAVE HEART AND

EMOTION TO IT AS WELL, BUT

THE PLAN IS TO MAKE IT

FUNNY AND SEXY.

Efrem: "BARBER SHOP,

THE NEXT CUT," IS IN

THEATERS NOW.

BUT THE LANGUAGE IS NOT

APPROPRIATE FOR YOUNGER

AUDIENCES.

IT IS RATED PG-13.

> STILL AHEAD HERE ON

"STUDIO 5"...

>5"...CHONDA AND

RHONDA ARE WARMING UP TO

BRING US A DOSE OF

LAUGHTER.

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "STUDIO 5."

WE ARE INTRODUCING A NEW

SEGMENT CALLED "A DOSE

OF -- "FIND ME A DOSE OF

LAUGHTER."

WELCOME CHONDA AND

RHONDA -- YOU GUYS ARE

TWINS.

IF WE LOOK CLOSELY, WE CAN

SEE THAT.

YES.

Efrem: AND YOU GUYS

BRONC THBRING THE FUNNY TO

REAL-LIFE SITUATIONS.

TWINS?

YES.

Efrem: AND YOU'VE

BEEN MAKING PEOPLE LAUGH

FOR HOW LONG?

36 YEARS.

Efrem: WE'VE PULLED

SOME THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN

POPULAR ON OUR WEBSITE.

THE FIRST, TRAYS MORGAN TRACY MORGAN

HAS BEEN TALKING WITH

OPRAH ABOUT HIS NEAR-DEATH

EXPERIENCE.

HAVE YOU FOLLOWED THAT?

WE HAVE.

THE FIRST THING THAT

SPEAKS OUT TO ME IS THE

GREEN SOUP THAT HE SAID

HIS FATHER HAD.

[LAUGHTER]

OF ALL OF THE THINGS HE

COULD SAY.

WAS HE A PIMP IN A FORMER

LIFE?

WAS HE AN ORDERLY?

IS HE SURE IT WAS HIS DAD?

[LAUGHTER]

THE THING WE LIKE THE

MOST, TRACY MORGAN IS

COMING BACK TO LIFE.

HE WAS RESURRECTED.

THE STORY WAS COMING OUT

AROUND EASTER.

THE PASSING WAS COMING

SOON.

[LAUGHTER]

WHAT GOOD MARKETING.

Efrem: NEXT UP, WE'VE

GOT KANYE WEST SINGING

GOSPEL MUSIC, AND JUSTIN

BIEBER PRAYING WITH KANYE.

THESE CELEBRITIES SEEM TO

BE EMBRACING CHRIST NOW.

WHAT A BETTER TIME THAN

NOW.

OBVIOUSLY, IT DOESN'T

HURT.

IT WAS TRENDY.

IT IS TRENDY TO BE SAVED

NOW.

Efrem: IT'S TRENDY?

IT IS!

[LAUGHTER]

I SAY, LISTEN, JESUS

CAME -- THEY SAID HE WAS

FROM A LONELY PLACE, AND

FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW,

THAT WAS THE HOOD.

GO FOR IT.

BE SAVED.

BE FOR REAL.

LIVE.

Efrem: I LIKE IT.

YOU GUYS ARE PARENTS --

YES.

Efrem: I'M A PARENT.

WHEN I HEAR THIS NEXT

STORY, I ALWAYS FEEL

INADEQUATE AS A PARENT.

WE HAVE A YOUNG WOMAN WHO

HAS GOTTEN INTO ALL EIGHT

IVY LEAGUES SCHOOLS.

I'M GOING TO MESS UP HER

NAME.

IT IS AUGUSTA UAMANSUMA.

VERY GOOD.

IT IS AMAZING.

YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR

KIDS PREPARED.

I TELL MY KID, LISTEN,

CHEAT.

DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO.

[LAUGHTER]

SHE HAD A 106?

HOW IS THAT EVEN

POSSIBLE?

MY DAUGHTER HAS A

LITTLE BIT OF KAREEM IN

HER, SO HOPEFULLY THAT

WILL WORK.

[LAUGHTER]

IT IS VERY IMPRESSIVE.

SHE IS SUPER IMPRESSIVE

IMPRESSIVE.

Efrem: I WILL

CELEBRATE MY 15-YEAR-OLD

CLEANING UP HIS ROOM.

AND SHE GETS INTO ALL

EIGHT IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS.

I'M JUST TRYING TO GET

MY 4-YEAR-OLD TO SPEAK

CLEARLY.

Efrem: IT'S COMING.

> THIS ONE, THE

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

LORD, IF ALL OF THEM

COME INTO OFFICE WITH THAT

NICE BROWN HAIR, BLACK

HAIR.

BY THE TIME IT IS OVER,

THEY HAVE THE SILVER

STRESS HAIR.

BERNIE SANDERS, HE ALREADY

HAS IT.

SO WE FEEL LIKE IT WILL

HAVE THE REVERSE.

HE WILL BE LIKE BENJAMIN

BUTTON.

HE WILL BE LIKE THE

MILLENNIALS THAT FOLLOW

HIM.

OR HE'LL BE THE GRIP

KEEPER.

AND TRUMP, YOU KNOW, AS

A SCHOLAR OF THE WORD, OF

THE LORD --

Efrem: HERE WE GO.

-- IT SAYS THOSE WHERE

THERE IS CONFUSION, THERE

IS NOT THE LORD.

AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE

PART IS IN HIS HAIR WITH

TRUMP, SO THERE IS

CONFUSION.

WE DON'T EVEN NEED TO

TALK ABOUT IT.

IT IS NOT HAPPENING.

[LAUGHTER]

Efrem: CHONDA PIERCE

IS A COMEDIENNE.

SHE TRAVELS THE COUNTRY,

AND SHE HAS A DOCUMENTARY

OUT CALLED "LAUGHING IN

THTHE DARK."

SHE TALKS ABOUT LOSING HER

HUSBAND AND LOSING HER MOM

AND BATTLING DEPRESSION,

AND SOMEHOW SHE STILL

MANAGED TO LAUGH AND IS

BACK ON TOUR.

HOW DOES LAUGHTER HELP YOU

GUYS GET THROUGH?

YOU TALKED ABOUT HOW

LONG WE'VE BEEN DOING

COMEDY.

WE ACTUALLY STARTED COMEDY

FROM BEING BULLIED.

WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER,

BEFORE PEOPLE WERE

THREATENING TO KILL EACH

OTHER, AND THINGS LIKE

THAT WITH BULLYING,

CHILDREN WOULD PICK ON THE

WORST THINGS.

OUR HAIR WAS FUNNY ON THE

SIDE.

[LAUGHTER]

SO KIDS WOULD MAKE FUN

OF US.

AND HOW MANY MORE

TREATMENTS DO YOU GOT?

AND OUR MOTHER HAD A

LITTLE GIRTH AND SHE WAS

ASKED IF SHE WAS HAVING

TRIPLETS.

SO IT BECAME OR DEFENSE

MECHANISM, TO THE FUNNY.

I TEACH, AND I'M ALWAYS

TEACHING MY STUDENTS, YOU

DON'T HAVE TO FIGHT.

AND THEY ARE LIKE, YOU

MEAN TO TELL ME YOU HAVE

NEVER FOUGHT IN YOUR LIFE?

NO, I WAS NOT.

BUT THERE WERE SOME TIMES

I WAS BEING SURROUNDED BY

GIRLS.

I LOOKED TO MY LEFT, MY

HOME GIRL, SHE WAS GONE.

I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO

BE BATTLE, BU BEAT, BUT I TALKED MY

WAY OUT OF IT.

AND I'VE NEVER BEEN IN A

FIGHT.

BECAUSE THERE IS A GIFT

GOD HAS GIVEN US, TO MAKE

PEOPLE LAUGH.

Efrem: THE LAST

THING, YOUR SHIRT?

IT'S BASICALLY, I'M NOT

GOING TO DO THAT.

IT'S A WAY OF SAYING NO.

BUT YOU'VE GOT TO SAY IT

SO FAST, AND PEOPLE DON'T

REALLY UNDERSTAND.

AT CHURCH WE DO IT ALL OF

THE TIME, WE SAY, YOU'RE

YOUNG.

YOU'LL BE ABLE TO DO IT.

Efrem: LET'S NOT SHOW

MY WIFE THOSE T-SHIRTS.

WELL, CHONDA, RHONDA,

THANK YOU.

YOU GUYS ARE AVAILABLE TO

TRAVEL ANYWHERE AND

DELIVER CLEAN COMEDY.

CLEAN COMEDY.

Efrem: THE LAUGHTER

DOESN'T END HERE?

WHERE YOU COMING FROM?

Efrem: CHONDA AND

RHONDA RETURN TO KEEP US

ROLLING, NEXT.

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "STUDIO 5."

TODAY WE ARE BRINGING THE

FUNNY WITH COMEDIENNES

CHONDA AND RHONDA, TWINS,

DOUBLE VISION.

WE ARE, INDEED, SEEING

DOUBLE.

THEY'VE GOT A BEAUTIFUL

SET FOR YOU.

THEY'RE GOING TO MAKE YOU

LAUGH.

I'M GOING TO STEP OUT OF

THE WAY SO THEY CAN TAKE

IT AWAY MANY.

>AWAY.

WE LIKE TO TALK ABOUT

THINGS THAT PEOPLE ARE --

THAT THEY LIKE TO STAY

AWAY FROM.

WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE

COUNTRY NOW IS HAVING A

LOT OF ISSUES WITH RACE

RELATIONS.

ABSOLUTELY, YES.

SO WE WOULD LIKE TO GET

RIGHT INTO IT AND TALK

ABOUT IT.

WE WANT TO TELL YOU

WHAT OUR FORMULA IS.

YOU'VE GOT TO KNOW THE

CODE.

ABSOLUTELY.

OH, YOUR CONFUSED WHAT THE

CODE IS.

LISTEN AND PAY CLOSE

ATTENTION, BECAUSE WE'RE

ABOUT TO TELL YOU

SOMETHING THAT IS TOP

SECRET.

IT IS TOP SECRET.

IF YOU'RE AT A FUNCTION

AT YOUR JOB, AND LET'S SAY

A POT LUCK, AND YOU SEE

ONE OF YOUR

AFRICAN-AMERICAN -- WE'RE

GOING TO CALL THEM

BEAUTIFUL -- WE LIKE TO

SAY BEAUTIFUL AND

WONDERFUL.

AND YOU CONSIDER THEM

IN ONE OR TWO OF THE

CATEGORIES, BEAUTIFUL OR

WONDERFUL.

SO YOU SEE ONE OF YOUR

BEAUTIFUL COWORKERS

TALKING TO ANOTHER

BEAUTIFUL COWORKER, AND

THEY SAY...

IT'S REAL QUICK.

IF YOU DON'T PAY

ATTENTION, YOU'LL MISS IT.

IF BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE DID

IT, THEY POINT HERE.

IF THEY'RE WONDERFUL, THEY

POINT HERE.

AT A POT LUCK, THEY SAY

THAT, OH, JANEY, SHE

COOKS.

BARRY COOKS.

AND WE'RE, LIKE, THAT'S

OKAY.

I'M NOT PARTICIPATING.

BECAUSE JANEY GOT CASH.

AND ALL WONDERFUL

PEOPLE HAVE CATS AND THEY

JUMP IN THE POTS WHEN THEY

COOK THE FOOD.

IT IS RACE RELATIONS.

WE'RE WORKING ON IT.

WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY.

MY KIDS WENT TO A

PRIVATE SCHOOL WHERE IT IS

NOT AS -- WHAT'S THE WORD

I'M LOOKING FOR --

DIVERSE.

YEAH.

THERE IS NOT A LOT OF

THAT.

BUT IT IS OKAY, BEAUTIFUL

PEOPLE AND WONDERFUL

PEOPLE, WE DO THINGS

DIFFERENTLY AND WE CAN

LEARN FROM ONE ANOTHER.

ESPECIALLY THE WONDERFUL

PARENTS.

TAKE A SITUATION, A CAR --

ABSOLUTELY.

YOU GET A BRAND NEW

CAR, OR IT DOESN'T HAVE TO

BE A BRAND NEW CAR, BUT

YOUR CHILD HAS TAKEN THE

CAR AND HAVE SNUCK AWAY.

ABSOLUTELY.

AND A WONDERFUL FAMILY,

IT MAY GO A LITTLE LIKE

THIS: I KIND OF SNUCK OUT

WITH THE CAR AND WRECKED

IT, A TOTAL LOSS.

OH, NO.

HEY, COME HERE.

BRING IT IN.

IT'S OKAY, WE HAVE

INSURANCE.

ARE YOU OKAY?

I'M FINE.

I'M JUST SO GLAD.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'RE GOOD.

WE'RE GOOD.

YOU WANT TO HASHTAG ME?

I AM.

WE'RE GOING TO BE COOL.

SO THAT'S HOW IT IS

GOING TO GO WITH THE

WONDERFUL PARENTS.

WITH A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY,

NOT SO MUCH.

IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN

THAT WAY.

I'M GOING TO BE THERE

IN 10 MINUTES.

WHAT IN THE WORLD?

UH-UH.

COME DOWN THESE STEPS.

SHANIGA, MA'AM, WHAT

HAPPENED TO MY CAR?

I DON'T KNOW WHAT

HAPPENED.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU

DON'T KNOW?

TELL ME THAT.

I'M SORRY.

YOU KNOW WE AIN'T GOT

NO INSURANCE.

YOU KNOW MY INSURANCE

LAPSED.

IT'S A LITTLE

DIFFERENT.

WE'RE A LITTLE UP TITE.

TIGHT.

Efrem: AND WE ARE

JUST ABOUT OUT OF TIME FOR

THIS EDITION OF "STUDIO

5."

BUT WE'RE ALREADY HARD AT

WORK TO BRING YOU A GREAT

SHOW NEXT WEEK.

AND THAT IS TAKING US TO

NASHVILLE, THE MUSIC CITY,

TO SIT DOWN WITH A COUNTRY

MUSIC LEGEND, DOLLY

PARTON.

I GREW UP KNOWING JESUS

LOVED ME.

I KNEW THROUGH GOD ALL

THINGS WERE POSSIBLE.

I JUST GREW UP WITH THOSE

LITTLE THINGS.

AND WE JUST HEARD THAT ALL

THE TIME.

Efrem: THE LEGEND

SHARES THE STORY OF HER

HUMBLE CHILDHOOD IN THE

FILM "COAT OF MANY

COLORS."

STOP IN THE NAME OF THE

COAT OF MANY COLORS.

Efrem: AND SHE SHARES

EVEN MORE OF THE STORY

WITH US IN "STUDIO 5."

MY GRANDPA WAS A REALLY

GOOD PREACHER.

HE USED TO SCARE ME A

LITTLE BIT.

I WROTE A SONG CALLED

"GRANDDADDY WAS A OLD TOM

PREACHER MAN."

Efrem: AND MALCOLM D.

LEE IS BACK WITH THE POWER

OF UNITING.

I THINK OUR FILM DEALS

VERY SERIOUSLY WITH THE

PROBLEM OF GANG VIOLENCE

AND GUN VIOLENCE IN

AMERICA IN GENERAL.

AND I THINK THAT FOR US,

IT WAS ABOUT SHOWING THE

COMMUNITY THAT THEY CAN DO

SOMETHING ABOUT IT IF THEY

COME TOGETHER AND STAND UP

AND SAY, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

AND IF THEY COME TOGETHER

AS AN ENTIRE UNIT AND BE

UNITED AND SAY, HEY, WE

CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND

DEMAND BETTER OF OUR

CHILDREN, AND MAKE SURE

WE'RE NOT LIVING IN A

STATE OF DISPAIR AND

HOPELESSNESS.

I THINK ALL PEOPLE HAVE IS

HOPE.

THEY HAVE HOPE AND THEY

HAVE FAITH.

I THINK IT IS FAITH IN

THEIR FELLOW MAN AND IN

OUR FAMILY AND OBVIOUSLY

FAITH IN GOD.

Efrem: THAT IS ALL

FOR TODAY ON "STUDIO 5."

UNTIL NEXT TIME, REACH OUT

AND TOUCH ME AT EFREM

GRAHAM ON TWITTER,

INSTAGRAM, AND Facebook.

AND THEN COME ON BACK AND

SEE WHERE "STUDIO 5" TAKES

YOU NEXT TIME.

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