Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Howie Mandel: ‘I’m The Rapper Of Reality TV’

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Howie Mandel is finally gaining street cred for Deal Or No Deal and feels like the rapper of reality TV.

Mandel is up for an Emmy for “Outstanding Host for a Reality-Competition Program” and is thrilled to be getting props for his work.

He equates his Emmy nod to a rap artist finally getting a Grammy nomination, because, as he puts it, “We’re finally getting recognized after trying for so long. We’re the rappers of reality TV.”

And Mandel is feeling straight-up gangsta.

He adds, “I’d like to be referred to from this point on only as MC Howie.”

He says Deal Or No Deal is the “best job” he’s ever had, and thanks his wife every day for persuading him to take the game show gig.

He has big aspirations for his hosting future and adds, “I’d like to be the next Bob Barker!

The new season of Deal Or No Deal premieres August 25 on NBC. The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards air September 21 on ABC.

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