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Backstage 2016 Readers’ Choice Award Nominees Announced!

19 July 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

You voted for them, and now the Backstage Readers’ Choice Award nominees are finally here! We tabulated over 6,000 responses from Backstage readers to determine your favorite headshot photographers, acting studios, summer camps, and more. Check out the results below! Next, the voting process for finalists will open July 25 and close Aug. 7, and winners will be announced in our Sept. 1 print issue. Be sure to vote for the people you nominated, and spread the word! This is your chance to help out future aspiring actors by giving your seal of approval. On that note, congratulations to all of this year’s nominees—officially ranked among the best of the best, you’re all winners in our book! More information for the July 25 voting process is still to come, so stay tuned on Backstage.com. And good luck!  Favorite Headshot Photographer (NYC) Barry Morgenstein The Headshot Truck David Noles Peter Hurley Favorite Headshot Photographer (L. »

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Debbie Allen & Norm Nixon -- Still Bumping, Still Grinding ... After 32 Years! (Video)

19 July 2016 3:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_9duv3xik"]] "Grey's Anatomy" star and legendary choreographer Debbie Allen is still gettin' it on the dance floor with her ex-nba husband Norm Nixon. Norm played 12 seasons of pro hoops and Debbie's been a dancing star for decades -- so, who do you think had the better moves at her weekend white party? Check out the video. The dance-off went down on a yacht in Marina del Rey. Debbie threw the bash for her non-profit Debbie Allen »

- TMZ Staff

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2016 Emmy Contenders: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

7 June 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Last year, Margo Martindale triumphed in this category with her turn on “The Americans,” a show that has been woefully underrepresented at the Emmys. While she could repeat this year, she will have to battle some fierce competitors in the form of previous winners.

Both Allison Janney [“Masters of Sex”] and Carrie Preston [“The Good Wife”] have won for their roles before. And several potential nominees are previous winners. Diana Rigg was previously nominated here for her work on “Game of Thrones”; she scored a win in 1997 for “Rebecca.” Ellen Burstyn [“House of Cards”] is an Emmy winner in this category for “Law & Order: Svu,” and has seven noms and two wins total. [Don’t forget Burstyn is beloved; she was famously nominated for her work in “Mrs. Harris,” which consisted of fewer than 20 seconds of screen time.]  Laurie Metcalf has three Emmys from “Roseanne,” but her work as the ex-wife of Louis C.K. in “Horace and Pete” is unlike anything we’ve seen her in before. Stockard Channing has won two Emmys, both in 2002, and could score a third for the final season of “The Good Wife. »

- Jenelle Riley

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Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo on Meredith's Sudden Romantic Detour: 'We've Got to Lay This on Fans Gently'

12 May 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Grey’s Anatomy, you bait-and-switchy bastard.

Just as Thursday’s penultimate Season 12 episode had begun laying the groundwork for a Nathan-Maggie romance, Shonda Rhimes threw out one of her signature curve balls by having Meredith lock lips (and then some) with Grey Sloan’s newbie surgeon. Of course, the hookup was as surprising as it was inevitable. Ever since Martin Henderson arrived on the scene last fall fans had pegged his doc as “The New McDreamy.” But even the actor himself was thrown by how the romp went down.

RelatedGrey’s Anatomy Finale Video: [Spoiler] and [Spoiler] are Getting Married!

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'Grey's Anatomy' Episode 12.23 Photos: Do Owen and Amelia Take Their Relationship to the Next Level?

27 April 2016 10:14 AM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Official photos from season 12 episode 23 of Grey's Anatomy, airing Thursday, May 12 at 8pm on ABC.

"At Last" -- Owen and Amelia take their relationship to the next level; Alex gains some clarity on his future with Jo; and Callie and Arizona continue to struggle with the current custody arrangement. Guest starring is Debbie Allen as Catherine Avery, Samantha Sloyan as Penny Blake and Wilmer Valderrama as Kyle Diaz. »

- editor@buddytv.com

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Grey's Anatomy Cast Hints at 'Potential Disaster' in Season Finale

26 April 2016 12:47 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It wouldn’t be a Grey’s Anatomy finale without a calamity or two. And it appears this year will be no different.

“There’s definitely a potential disaster,” confirms Kelly McCreary (Maggie) of the May 19 season-ender, before quickly adding, “There’s a lot of disaster potential, let’s put it that way.”

PhotosMay Sweeps/Finale Preview: Get 100+ Spoilers, Plus Exclusive Photos!

Co-star Jesse Williams (Jackson) says viewers should prepare themselves for a “bigger climax” than last year’s closer, which focused mostly on the aftermath of Derek’s death. “This finale is outrageous,” he declares. “The stakes are very, »

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Yoshimoto Kogyo to Open Okinawa Film School (Exclusive)

21 April 2016 8:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Japanese talent agency, Yoshimoto Kogyo is to launch an entertainment school training a wide range of film, music and performing arts personnel.

The school will be located in the island prefecture of Okinawa, where Yoshimoto today kicks off the 8th edition of its Okinawa International Movie Festival (April 21-24,) The school is expected to open its doors from 2018.

“Several candidate locations in Okinawa Prefecture are being assessed, as Yoshimoto Kogyo discusses with local governments and other parties involved,” the company said in a statement. “The entertainment school is bound to help young people and children from throughout Japan and Asia identify and nurture their dreams of finding work they love,” the company said .

Courses will typically last two years. The school also envisages summer schools, open training and overseas programs.

Advisors putting together the syllabus include Tony award winner Hinton Battle, U.S. talent agency Creative Artists Agency, and Chicago improv school The Second City. »

- Patrick Frater

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Michael Keaton Ranks Prince 'Among the True Greats'

21 April 2016 5:11 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Michael Keaton may have been the caped star of the 1989 Tim Burton-directed Batman, but Prince's multi-platinum-selling Batman soundtrack, which spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, also played a major role. As Variety reports, while the pair did not collaborate directly during the film, Keaton had spent time on a transcontinental flight with Prince, who passed away on Thursday.

The Spotlight star said he was a Prince fan long before their Batman affiliation. "I put him up there with Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder, Miles [Davis] among the true greats, »

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'Grey's Anatomy' Episode 12.21 Photos: Will Amelia Take Meredith's Advice?

11 April 2016 3:23 PM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Official photos from season 12 episode 21 of Grey's Anatomy, airing Thursday, April 28 at 8pm on ABC.

"You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side" -- Stephanie's relationship to Kyle becomes complicated. Meanwhile, Meredith encourages Amelia and Owen to take a chance and choose to be a real couple. Arizona and Callie are at odds and put their friends in the middle of an uncomfortable situation. Guest starring Wilmer Valderrama as Kyle Diaz. The episode was directed by Debbie Allen. »

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TV Land Icon Awards Celebrate Classics With John Stamos, Debbie Allen, Norman Lear

10 April 2016 11:18 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Television mega-fans gathered Sunday night to honor icons John Stamos, Debbie Allen and Norman Lear for their contributions to history, both on and off the screen at the first TV Land Icon Awards. Hosted by George Lopez, the event took a playful and touching look back at the careers that have helped to change the face of television.

Honored with the Timeless Icon Award for his extensive career, John Stamos was joined by his co-stars and friends for the evening. “He’s had the spectrum of a career that a lot of performers dream of having, and I’m so proud of him,” said “Full House” co-star Dave Coulier.

“He’s lovely,” Paget Brewster said of her “Grandfathered” co-star, “otherwise I wouldn’t be here because these things make me nervous. He’s a really funny, kind, generous, thoughtful guy, which is kind of gross that anyone that good looking »

- Shelli Weinstein

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'Grey's Anatomy' Episode 12.16 Photos: Meredith and Amelia's Relationship Woes

17 March 2016 4:50 PM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Official photos from season 12 episode 16 of Grey's Anatomy, airing Thursday, March 31 at 8pm on ABC.

"When It Hurts So Bad" -- Meredith's relationship with Will takes a turn: Meredith takes a step forward with Will but quickly regrets it; Maggie senses a disconnection with Andrew; and Amelia reevaluates her relationship with Owen. Meanwhile, Catherine comes into town and really shakes things up with April and Jackson. Guest starring are Samantha Sloyan, Scott Elrod, Debbie Allen, Irene Choi, Kyle Wise, Vivian Nixon, Michanne Quinney, Eva Ariel Binder and Aniela Gumbs. »

- editor@buddytv.com

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The subversive messages snuck into Melrose Place

16 March 2016 11:36 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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For 2 years in the 1990s, an art group snuck props containing hidden political messages into Fox’s glamorous soap, Melrose Place

When it comes to matters of morality and ethics, Us TV Networks are notoriously strict on what their shows may or may not depict. Remember the episode of Friends in which Rachel and Monica fight over the apartment’s last condom? After the fuss following Seinfeld’s condom episode, NBC stopped the creators from showing an actual condom wrapper, hence the use of a generic box.

The same went for A Different World episode Time Keeps On Slippin, when Producer-Director Debbie Allen was forced to have a character point to a handbag rather than show a packaged condom.

A similar stringent attitude applies to alcohol and drug references. In The Italian Bob episode of The Simpsons when Lisa gets drunk, Fox banned producers from showing her »

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Roots The Complete Series Comes to Blu-Ray in June

1 March 2016 1:26 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Even as a new version of the classic mini-series is in the works, Warner Bros. is aiming to please fans by bringing the entire original series of Roots to the high definition format with a slew of bonus features.  Come inside to learn more!

If you're a fan of the original Roots series, or weren't old enough to remember the iconic mini-series, then you're in luck.  Today WB has announced a new blu-ray set to bring the entire series to blu-ray with loads of special features that dive into the heart of the story on June 7, 2016.  All the details are below: 

The groundbreaking, acclaimed television miniseries that captivated the entire nation and won multiple awards, Roots, will be released on Blu-ray™ for the first time, by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) on June 7, 2016. The legendary family saga, which follows the inspiring story of Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton, Transformers: Rescue Bots, »

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Essence Lunch Guest Oprah Believes That ‘When Black Women Are Together, a Sacred Space Can Be Conjured’

26 February 2016 3:06 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Essence hosted its ninth annual Black Women in Hollywood awards luncheon Thursday at the Beverly Wilshire, where celebrities including Zendaya, Chris Rock, Keke Palmer and Nick Cannon gathered to celebrate the impact of black women in entertainment.

“The idea that we gather in this space to speak each other’s names in praise and raise each other up in celebration, that’s a divine moment,” said Oprah Winfrey, who’s televising the awards event on Saturday at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on the Own Network.  She continued, “As my friend and prolific storyteller, Ava DuVernay, who’s not here today because she’s shooting a new series for Own, says, ‘When black women are together, a sacred space can be conjured.’ So I say, let the conjuring begin.”

Winfrey referenced Essence’s 2013 Fierce and Fearless Award recipient Gabrielle Union, citing the actress’s acceptance speech as influential in creating a dialogue about inclusion. »

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Essence Lunch Guest Oprah Believes That ‘When Black Women Are Together, a Sacred Space Can Be Conjured’

26 February 2016 3:06 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Essence hosted its ninth annual Black Women in Hollywood awards luncheon Thursday at the Beverly Wilshire, where celebrities including Zendaya, Chris Rock, Keke Palmer and Nick Cannon gathered to celebrate the impact of black women in entertainment.

“The idea that we gather in this space to speak each other’s names in praise and raise each other up in celebration, that’s a divine moment,” said Oprah Winfrey, who’s televising the awards event on Saturday at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on the Own Network.  She continued, “As my friend and prolific storyteller, Ava DuVernay, who’s not here today because she’s shooting a new series for Own, says, ‘When black women are together, a sacred space can be conjured.’ So I say, let the conjuring begin.”

Winfrey referenced Essence’s 2013 Fierce and Fearless Award recipient Gabrielle Union, citing the actress’s acceptance speech as influential in creating a dialogue about inclusion. »

- Alyssa Sage

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Are April & Jackson Getting Divorced? ‘You Will Know Their Marital Status by End of Episode’

24 February 2016 3:31 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

This week’s “Grey’s Anatomy” departs from the show’s normal course with a special episode dedicated solely to the relationship between April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson (Jesse Williams).

The full hour will be packed with flashbacks, filling in loopholes of the troubled couple’s 12-year romance from the time they first met at Mercy West to their wedding — yes, you will see the wedding — to April leaving Jackson after they tragically lost their baby.

By the end of the episode, viewers will find out what Jackson was going to say to April in the recent midseason finale and their relationship status will be revealed.

“What I can say is that you will know their marital status by the end of the episode,” Drew tells Variety. “There will be some semblance of closure to some degree — ish. There’s a big ish there!”

Here, Drew tells Variety more details about the flashback-filled episode, »

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'Dance Moms' Recap: Why is Abby Being So Mean to Maddie?

23 February 2016 11:55 AM, PST | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Last time on Dance Moms, we witnessed an inkling of Abby starting to care about the team for once after she argued about costumes that she didn't bother to help pick out in the first place. Maybe the girls practicing with Debbie Allen hit her harder than she originally let on, or maybe she just didn't want to make it obvious that she'd be back to her normal self once Maddie returned to the team full-time. And guess what? Maddie is officially back in this episode, titled "Maddie is Back," and prepared to dance in something other than the group performance. 

The girls are back at the Aldc La, and Maddie is excited to be back. "I did have so much fun filming a movie, but it's great to be back," Maddie says. She admits that she's a little clueless as to what's happening with Abby based on her prior absence. »

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New Grey’s Anatomy Season 12,Episode 11 Official Spoilers,Description Hit The Net

18 February 2016 11:33 AM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, ABC revealed the new,official synopsis/description for their upcoming "Grey's Anatomy" episode 11 of season 12. The episode is entitled, "Unbreak My Heart, " and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty interesting stuff go down as they're going to show us how one of Jackson's patients is doing. We're also going to be treated to major flashback action, featuring April and Jackson's long history from when they first met, and more! In the new, 11th episode press release: April And Jackson's Relationship Status Is Revealed. Press release number 2: The evolution of April and Jackson's relationship will get revealed through a series of flashbacks dating back to when they first met. Simultaneously, we are going to follow the years-long progress of one of Jackson's patients. Guest stars feature: Samantha Sloyan as Penny Blake, Debbie Allen as Catherine Avery, Maya Stojan as Tatiana, Robert Baker as Charles, Caitlainne »

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Tony Goldwyn Teases Scandal's Winter Premiere: 'Fitz Is Alone Really for the First Time in His Life'

5 February 2016 7:35 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Scandal is almost back - and it's taking a big leap forward. "We start six months after the last episode ended, so you sort of flash-forward," Tony Goldwyn, who plays President Fitzgerald Grant, told People and a group of reporters at the U.S. Premiere of Debbie Allen's Freeze Frame Gala Performance in Beverly Hills on Thursday. "We're going to be very focused on the upcoming presidential campaign and our fantasy political world," Goldwyn revealed. And as Gladiators can recall, it seems as though Fitz may no longer be with Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). In the midseason finale, Pope »

- Mariah Haas

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Tony Goldwyn Teases Scandal's Winter Premiere: 'Fitz Is Alone Really for the First Time in His Life'

5 February 2016 3:35 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Scandal is almost back - and it's taking a big leap forward. "We start six months after the last episode ended, so you sort of flash-forward," Tony Goldwyn, who plays President Fitzgerald Grant, told People at the U.S. Premiere of Debbie Allen's Freeze Frame Gala Performance in Beverly Hills on Thursday. "We're going to be very focused on the upcoming presidential campaign and our fantasy political world," Goldwyn revealed. And as Gladiators can recall, it seems as though Fitz may no longer be with Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). In the midseason finale, Pope moved out of the White House after getting an abortion. »

- Mariah Haas

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