Author: Greg Braxton

Jay Pharoah jumps from 'Saturday Night Live' to the fame game of 'White Famous'

Is being “White Famous” really “right famous”? That’s the conundrum African American comedian Floyd Mooney faces when offered the opportunity to move beyond his small but devoted fan base — which is primarily black — to the kind of huge mainstream success where he starts attracting white audiences…. Source: Entertainment

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Robin Thede ready to give 'The Rundown' on BET late night

Ask Robin Thede if she’s nervous about her upcoming plunge into one of TV’s most competitive arenas, and you’re likely to see her tremble — with excitement. A colorful comic, who has scored top writing gigs with Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Larry Wilmore and others, Thede is entering the late-night… Source: Entertainment

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ABC's 'black-ish' gets its 'Hamilton' groove on in season premiere that celebrates Juneteenth

ABC’s “black-ish,” the acclaimed family comedy about an upper-middle class African-American family living in a predominantly white neighborhood, has taken on more than its share of provocative topics, including a debate over the “N-word,” police brutality and President Trump. The fourth season… Source: Entertainment

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Norman Lear plans to boycott Kennedy Center Honors reception hosted by Trump

Legendary producer Norman Lear, one of the honorees of the upcoming Kennedy Center Honors, said he will not attend the pre-awards reception hosted by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in protest of some of the president’s policies. Lear said he will attend the award ceremony at… Source: Entertainment

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CBS Entertainment executives grilled over lack of diversity and female leads

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The Emmys' 'unkillables': They're aging, they're familiar and they're back

The nominations for the 69th Emmys have plenty of fresh blood in marquee categories, including FX’s “Atlanta,” Hulu’s buzz-worthy “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Netflix’s “The Crown.” But the new class will have plenty of old-school company as it competes against what might be called the unkillables… Source: Entertainment

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Bill Maher flunks history during free speech debate with head of Breitbart News

Among the most admirable and reliable qualities of Bill Maher, the host of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” are his pointed intellect and relentless attention to detail. The man really does his homework. At least he did before Friday. In a segment on free speech, Maher demonstrated a remarkable… Source: Entertainment

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Bill Cosby's relationship with African Americans is anything but black and white

A Philadelphia jury has been deadlocked on reaching an answer to the question that has been hovering over Bill Cosby for more than two years — his guilt or innocence in the sexual assault of a former Temple University basketball staffer. But their dilemma and ultimate decision — or non-decision… Source: Entertainment

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The legend and the legacy of Bill Cosby come under scrutiny in his trial

The current criminal trial in which Bill Cosby is accused of sexually assaulting a former Temple University basketball staffer has been marked by vivid testimony about intimate encounters, personal betrayals and deceptive behavior. As the trial in a suburban courtroom north of Philadelphia gets… Source: Entertainment

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For Richard Cabral, 'American Crime' is simultaneously rewarding and heartbreaking

Richard Cabral, the former gang member who turned his back on his criminal past and has won acclaim for his performances on ABC’s “American Crime,” including an Emmy nomination, says working on the show has been rewarding. It can also be “heartbreaking.” Cabral was nominated for the first season… Source: Entertainment

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