ENTERTAINER, AUTHOR & MAN OF VISION FONZWORTH BENTLEY SHOWS OFF HIS TRUE “C.O.L.O.U.R.S” NEW “EVERYBODY” VIDEO KICKS OFF iTUNES’ NEW “MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK” SECOND SEASON OF REALITY SHOW ON THE WAY
Everyone’s favorite gentleman, Fonzworth Bentley, host of MTV’s hit reality series “From G’s to Gents,” has scored with the single “Everybody” – featuring two big pop culture icons Kanye West and Andre 3000. The single is featured on his long-awaited album CoolOutrageousLoversOfUniquelyRawStyle (C.O.L.O.U.R.S.), which is set to release Spring 2009.
The “Everybody” video, which also features Kanye West and Andre 3000, was directed by newcomer Dion Watkins, a graduate of USC Film School, Masters program. Watkins wanted the theme of the video to be an ode to groups like the Temptations that were part of an era when artists took pride in their image and had a certain mystique. With tight synchronized dances and slick lyrics, the video will debut on a new and free weekly feature on the iTunes Store called “Music Video of the Week” on October 7.
Bentley, who has shown his mentoring skills with the contestants of the reality show “From G’s to Gents”, is looking for 15 new G’s to take under his wing for a second season which will start taping later this year and airs at the top of 2009. Again the men will be educated in everything from Style and Grace, Etiquette, Chivalry and Business Skills. The men will LEARN that with the right tools, every G has the ability to be a true Gentleman — and a real shot at finding success. The G that makes it to the end of the competition will win $100,000, membership into The Gentleman’s Club and leave having the skills to succeed in the real world.
In 2007, Fonzworth Bentley released his first book, using the same concept as the show, Advance Your Swagger: How to Use Manners, Confidence and Style to Get Ahead. It received praise from one of Bentley’s mentors, Russell Simmons “The right book at the right time written by the right man.”