What have the critics said about Jamie Foxxs new show “From G to Gents”?”
FROM G’S TO GENTS follows 14 self-described “G’s” (men who think that being hard and tough is the solution to all situations) as they attempt to transition from bad boy to gentleman — and win $100,000. The streetwise guys start by joining a fictitious but exclusive Los Angeles “gentlemen’s club” hosted by stylish hip-hop artist Fonzworth Bentley. Then, with the help of life and style coaches — as well as some well-known music artists — the contestants learn life skills ranging from basic table etiquette to professionalism. They then must apply their new skills in a series of challenges. Each week the cast has a chance to vote someone out of the club. The three who get the most votes must face Bentley, who decides which unfortunate fellow’s membership will be revoked. The last remaining member wins the prize.
Foxx & Fonzworth Bentley: Real Men On A Mission When Oscar winner Jamie Foxx was asked what constitutes a gentlemen, he deferred to the man who he says personifies the word. He’s Fonzworth Bentley, the famous and flawlessly dressed, umbrella carrying and proper-speaking style icon and former butler of Sean “Diddy” Combs. “When I think of a gentleman, I think of a man that can adapt, someone that can be effective and accepted in all social situations,” says a very matter-of-fact Fonzworth without hesitating or having to contemplate the definition before a huge Beverly Hills ballroom of writers at the summer session of the Television Critics Association. “It’s being the best you can be,” he adds. After Fonzworth released a book last year on the subject entitled, “Advance Your Swagger: How to Use Manners, Confidence and Style to Get Ahead,” the former butler and Foxx joined forces with reality show hit maker Chris Arego (the mastermind behind such TV shows such as “Flavor of Love,” and “T