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Shameless admission: I like watching ABC's The View. It's something of a tradition, in that it was part of my mother's routine while I was her full-time caregiver. But it's always at its best when Whoopi Goldberg is moderating -- she somehow manages to bring wit and wisdom in...
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A show Comedy Central gave the greenlight in 2017 will finally make its way to television next month. The New Negroes stars Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle. And as Vulture reports, it is touted as a hybrid of stand-up comedy sets and live musical performances. Advertisement There are eight episodes in...
Netflix is surprisingly canning the popular Marvel superhero series, Luke Cage just four months after its second season premiere, and just days after the streaming service canceled another Marvel show, Iron Fist. “Unfortunately, ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ will not return for a third season. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful...
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I attended the 2018 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles last Sunday, even getting a sneak peek during a dress rehearsal. While there were some emotionally chilling performances and entertaining segments, I came away thinking that overall this year’s show was lackluster and largely uneventful and that...
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All images: The CW Black Lightning isn’t the first television show to prominently feature black superheroes and it also isn’t the first cape series with a predominately black cast. And yet, Black Lightning is telling a very particular story about black lives that’s unlike anything else on the CW right...
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By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The whispers about "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett started with reports that he had not fully cooperated with police after telling authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist, anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. Then detectives in...

Ice Cube has long been the boss of his own projects, and now he’s got another big one on the way.

Cube’s production company, Cube Vision, is joining forces with VH1 to bring a hip-hop version of Hollywood Squares to …

The “Parts Unknown” Interview with Kam Williams (Reprinted from 2014) Chef, author and world traveler Anthony Bourdain was an outspoken trailblazer with unique insights about food, culture and current events. In this 2014 interview, we spoke about his life, career and his Peabody and Emmy-winning TV-series, Parts Unknown. Kam Williams: Hi Anthony, thanks...
Memphis chef Tamara Eddy comes from a long line of chefs, restaurateurs and caterers. On Sunday, she’ll have the chance to show off her culinary skills to a national audience when she makes her television debut on Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games.” Chef Tam, as she’s known in Memphis, will...
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Moments before Janet Jackson took the stage at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, my heart was already pounding. The montage that played after Bruno Mars ran down the long list of accomplishments that...