In anticipation of National HIV Testing Day on June 27th, the Screen Actors Guild, the Black AIDS Institute, Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA), Palms Residential Care Facility and the Beverly Hills/Hollywood branch of the NAACP will host an HIV screening event and press conference at the national SAG headquarters featuring Black celebrities being tested for HIV in front of the cameras. Those who plan to attend and publicly take an HIV test at the press conference include: Hosea Chanchez (“The Game”) , Tatyana Ali, Jimmy Jean-Louis (“Heroes”), Regina King, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Hill Harper, and Henry Simmons.

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Hosea Chanchez, star of the CW hit show The Game stopped by to promote the show on the CW affiliate in New York. Hosea chats it up a he discusses how his grandmother has had a positive impact on his life and how it can be pretty hard to find a woman who can live up to his standards.

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In Touch Weekly had the opportunity to interview our favorite actor Hosea Chanchez on the red carpet during the Weekly Summer Stars event in Los Angeles. Hosea divulged information on which he refers to as his classic beauties of which he has always loved. (Hosea appears in the video around the 3:54 mark.)

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Hosea Chanchez currently stars as “Malik Wright” on The CW’s hit sitcom “The Game,” which has started airing new episodes. Chanchez’s acting talent, and instinctive sense of humor have made Malik a truly multidimensional character, a star NFL quarterback who is a player on and off the field. Chanchez opened up to Variety.com by answering a few questions on who gives him inspiration to what are his favorite books.


Total number of books I own: 300
Book I’m reading:
“A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle
Three books that mean a lot to me: The Bible “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle
What book would you like to see brought to the bigscreen and what book do you hope never gets adapted?:
“The Alchemist”/ “The Book of the Dead”
Last film I saw: “The Other Boleyn Girl” directed by
Justin Chadwick
Three films that mean a lot to me: “The Color Purple,” directed by Steven Spielberg “Carmen” “The Shawshank Redemption,” directed by Frank Darabon
Who do you think is the best actor in Hollywood at the moment? (male or female)
Will Smith
If you could play any real-life person in a movie, who would it be and why? My Dad’s life
Song currently playing in my iPod: “Diamond Girl,”
Ryan Leslie
Three songs that mean a lot to me:When Your Life Was Low,”
Joe Sample and Laylah Hathaway “Someday,” Donny Hathaway “What’s Goin’ On’” Marvin Gaye
Ever feel that certain song lyrics were written with you in mind?: Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin’ on”
Concert that changed your life: Michael Jackson’s Victory tour, which covered the “Thriller” album
Guilty pleasures: * TV: “Nip/Tuck”

* Film: “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”

* Reading material: Playboy

* Web sites: imdb

* YouTube video: singing baby

Best hangover remedy? Spicy Bloody Mary

What’s more dangerous: a mountain lion or a bitter ex? A bitter ex. At least you know the mountain lion wants to kill you...maybe

Would you rather see a Lakers game next to Jack Nicholson or a Knicks game next to Spike Lee? Jack Nicholson. Spike Lee seems too serious.

What helps you get out of bed in the morning?: ”The Today Show”

Who do you look to for inspiration?: First God, but I try to look to everything in front of me.

Who was your celebrity crush growing up? Janet Jackson, Stacey Dash, Alyssa Milano, and Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies) from “Saved by the Bell.”

What's the biggest upside of the Internet and what is its biggest downside?: You can bargain shop from your bedroom and not feel guilty about haggling people for lower prices. Downside is when you haggle people for lower prices, you can’t guilt trip them into giving you lower prices.

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Hosea Chanchez, who stars on the CW's sports comedy/drama "The Game," which was recently renewed for a third season, tells the National Ledger that he has been surprised at the amount of professional athletes who watch the show. "We've actually been told by professional athletes -- and a lot of people in that industry who are trying their hardest to get on our show -- that we're one of the few who got in right," claims Chanchez about the content of the show, which follows the fictional lives of several professional football players and their wives. "It's a complete honor to do something and do it correctly." While Chanchez is admittedly not a football fan, he says there is one athlete he would like to see be a guest star on the show. "I would love to see Michael Jordan come on the show." Now, wait a second! "I know he's not a football player," adds Chanchez with a laugh, "but he is the man."

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Lil' Kim appeared on the CW series "The Game" last night. In the episode entitled "Media Blitz" Lil' Kim did a music video with Malik (Hosea Chanchez) for her new song "Chillin Tonight."

"Chillin' Tonight" is rumored to be her next single to drop and included on her fifth studio album, the follow up to "The Naked Truth" (2005).

Listen: Lil' Kim - "Chillin Tonight"
Plus you can watch a snippet of "The Game" guest starring Lil' Kim

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