‘Michael J Fox Show’: What’s the verdict?

09/27/2013 3:13 pm0 comments
Fox returns

      By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — Michael J. Fox’s return to TV with NBC’s “The Michael J. Fox Show” is an exciting and inspiring move — there’s no argument there. But will his decision help boost NBC’s comedy slate to its once-untouchable highs? That’s a question [...]

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LGBT Actors

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Actors who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender continue to face discrimination and bias in the entertainment industry, despite supportive stances taken by fellow performers, according to a report released today by the SAG-AFTRA acting union. “We were pleased to see that our membership is overwhelmingly [...]

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Paula Patton tries to finds love up in the air

09/25/2013 5:52 pm1 comment
Paula Patton tries to finds love up in the air

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer “Baggage Claim,” prolific theater and nascent filmmaker David E. Talbert’s homage to the classic Hollywood screwball comedy features a more than attractive ensemble Black cast, but I think it could done with a little more satirical bite to elevate it from its glossy Essence love [...]

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Michael Jackson’s mother has standing to collect damages, judge rules

09/23/2013 5:35 pm0 comments
Michael Jackson’s mother has standing to collect damages, judge rules

  By Alan Duke CNN   LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Jurors in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial have one less question to decide after the judge issued a partial directed verdict in favor of Jackson’s mother Friday. Katherine Jackson has standing to seek damages against concert promoter AEG Live [...]

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Michael Jackson statue not a thriller outside London soccer stadium

09/22/2013 3:53 pm4 comments
Michael Jackson statue not a thriller outside London soccer stadium

The Brits may count themselves as some of the most ardent Michael Jackson fans — tragically, London’s The 02 Arena was to be the site of his farewell tour — but some lovers of the national game might beg to differ. On Thursday, Premiership club Fulham, F.C., which plays at [...]

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‘For Better or Worse’ cast tout new season on the Oprah Winfrey Network

09/18/2013 6:58 pm4 comments
‘For Better or Worse’ cast tout new season on the Oprah Winfrey Network

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Having debuted and then been renewed on TBS, one hoped that Tyler Perry’s sitcom “For Better or Worse” had been given a severe creative shot in the arm now that it is part of the Oprah Winfrey Network. But at the risk of offending its [...]

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Wanda Sykes’ comedy tour takes in her life

09/17/2013 3:34 pm1 comment
Wanda Sykes’ comedy tour takes in her life

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer It may be a bit of bad luck or comic schadenfreude, but the good people of Connecticut are about to be entertained by one of America’s funniest Black comics. Earlier this month Dave Chappelle verbally nuked Hartford — claiming he wouldn’t be sad if North [...]

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Gamers gear up for ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

09/16/2013 7:50 pm30 comments
Gamers gear up for ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

By Doug Gross, CNN When players get their hands on “Grand Theft Auto V” on Tuesday, the gaming world will get another titillating dose of the sex and violence that has come to define the series in the eyes of millions — many of whom have never played it. Early [...]

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‘SNL’s’ ‘Weekend Update’ finds new co-anchor

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SNL's Cecily Strong

By Breeanna Hare CNN   With Seth Meyers preparing to leave “Saturday Night Live” next February to take over NBC’s “Late Night,” the long-standing sketch comedy is tapping fresh talent. Seth Meyers gets ‘Late Night’ host gig In order to ease the transition, particularly on Meyers’ staple “Weekend Update” sketch, [...]

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Beyonce nearly pulled off stage by fan

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Beyonce

By Breeanna Hare CNN   Nothing can stop Beyoncé in the middle of a show — not even being nearly pulled off-stage by a fan. During a recent performance in Sao Paulo, Brazil, an overzealous fan tried to physically remove the star from her perch atop the stage as she [...]

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