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This year was filled with so many high-profile splits—both eye roll-inducing and out of nowhere —that it’s hard to decide on the best breakups of the year. But if by "best," you mean messiest, well, that certainly simplifies things.
We narrowed it down to a total of seven (in addition to an end-of-year bonus)--because some couples seemed to succumb to the seven-year itch while for others, it was closer to seven minutes. Sure, breaking up is harder to do when you’re in the public eye. But that said, it's great free publicity for some spotlight-starved celebs—especially reality stars who have suffered the greatest loss of all post-breakup: their TV shows.
Even movie stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow found a way to utilize her separation as a brand-building opportunity. After all, she announced her "conscious uncoupling" with rock star husband of a decade and father of her »
Emphasis on the word "tease" because it's just that, as part of a much longer reel that includes highlights from 2014, and what the premium cable TV network has in store for subscribers in 2015. But I thought I'd share it anyway, while we wait for the eventual release of the first full trailer. The Dee Rees-directed Bessie Smith biopic, stars Queen Latifah stars in the title role. She's joined in front of the camera by Mo’Nique and Khandi Alexander, playing Ma Rainey "Mother Of The Blues," and Bessie Smith's older sister, Viola, respectively. Charles S. Dutton plays William “Pa” Rainey, husband to Ma Rainey; Mike Epps is »
- Tambay A. Obenson
HBO had quite a year in 2014. And by the looks of its upcoming slate, 2015 will be even bigger, with “Game of Thrones” season five, a second installment of “True Detective” and the reimagining of “Westworld” among the programming highlights on the premium cabler’s roster for the new year.
The network recently released its 2014 “Yearender” video, which highlights the channel’s milestones from the past year and looks ahead to next season’s lineup.
The 2015 portion of the video includes previews of upcoming seasons of already-popular shows such as “Girls” and “Game of Thrones,” in addition to a first look at Hugh Laurie’s forthcoming appearance on “Veep.”
In 2015 the network will usher in a robust slate of new programming, which includes “Togetherness,” a series created by Jay and Mark Duplass; the return of filmmaker competition “Project Greenlight” (after its past season aired on Bravo) with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon »
- Marianne Zumberge
Just call her Santa Claus. Queen Latifah is making sure that the laid-off staff of her cancelled talk show is being taken care of for Christmas. I just got word that Latifah is using her own money to pay the show's crew through the holidays even though production has officially shut down. (While original episodes of the show will run through March, the production crew is no longer necessary.) It was announced about a month ago that The Queen Latifah Show had been cancelled after two seasons. Produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, the show included a roster of high-profile guests, including Bill Clinton and Nicole Kidman. "Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, »
Sorry, no trailer yet, but here’s your first look at Queen Latifah as blues legend Bessie Smith in the upcoming HBO movie, "Bessie." Directed by "Pariah" director Dee Rees, the film stars along with Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, Charles S. Dutton and Mo’Nique. The film will chronicle Smith’s life from her early beginnings, to her heyday as "The Empress of the Blues." Expect HBO to broadcast it sometime during the first quarter of 2015. »
Here's a list of TV shows that aired (or were expected to air) during the 2014-15 season (roughly September 2014 to August 2015) and that also won't be back for the 2015-16 season.
Latest updates: TakePart Live (Pivot), Gracepoint (Fox), Kroll Show (Comedy Central), Matador (El Rey), Members Only (ABC), The Queen Latifah Show (syndicated), Hot in Cleveland (TV Land), The Millers (CBS), Perception (TNT), Anger Management (FX), Selfie (ABC), Utopia (Fox), A to Z (NBC), Bad Judge (NBC), and Manhattan Love Story (ABC).
(Not finding a show? Check the 2013-14 season list.)
This list will be updated as the season progresses so feel free to bookmark and check back. If I've missed something, please let me know.
A to Z (NBC)
The story of two young lovers has been cut short thanks to low ratings. »
Nominations for the 46th NAACP Image Awards have been revealed and "Belle," "Beyond the Lights," "Dear White People," "Get On Up," and "Selma" are duking it out for the Outstanding Motion Picture Award.
Winners will be announced on Friday, February 6, 2015 in a two-hour televised event on TV One.
The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.
Here's the complete list of nominees for the 46th NAACP Image Awards:
Outstanding Comedy Series
. "black-ish" (ABC)
. "House of Lies" (Showtime)
. "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix)
. "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (Bet)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
. Anthony Anderson - "'black-ish" (ABC)
. Kevin Hart »
Nominations for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards were announced today across categories in film, television, music and the literary world. In the film arena, top nominees were Amma Asante's "Belle," Gina Prince-Bythewood's "Beyond the Lights," Justin Simien's "Dear White People," Tate Taylor's "Get On Up" and Ava DuVernay's "Selma." Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be announced on Feb. 6. And remember to keep track of the season via The Circuit! Film Outstanding Motion Picture "Belle" (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films) "Beyond The Lights" (Relativity Media) "Dear White People" (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions) "Get On Up" (Universal Pictures) "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture Amma Asante, "Belle" (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films) Antoine Fuqua, "The Equalizer" (Columbia Pictures) Ava DuVernay, "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) John Ridley, "Jimi: All Is By My Side" (XLrator Media) Gina Prince-Bythewood, "Beyond The Lights »
- Kristopher Tapley
Paramount’s Selma, Universal’s Get On Up and Lionsgate’s Dear White People are among the Outstanding Motion Picture nominees for the NAACP’s Image Awards, which will be bestowed live on TVOne on February 6. On the TV side, Shonda Rhimes’ ABC trifecta of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder are all up for best drama. Here is the full list:
Outstanding Motion Picture
“Dear White People” (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
- The Deadline Team
The Image Awards will be handed out Feb. 6 in a ceremony telecast live by TV One.
“Get On Up” star Chadwick Boseman, “Selma’s” David Oyelowo, Nate Parker of “Beyond the Lights,” Gugu Mbatha-Raw of “Belle” and Tessa Thompson of “Dear White People” are among the actors who were cited.
Boseman, Oyelowo and Mbatha-Raw are all portraying real-life people.
In the TV heat, ABC freshman “Black-ish” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” Bet’s “The Game” and “Being Mary Jane” were among the top nominees. ABC did well, earning three of the five drama-series nominations. Also notable was Lifetime’s scoring seven of the 10 nominations in the two lead acting categories for telefilm/miniseries/dramatic special.
(Pictured: “Dear White People »
- Variety Staff
“Get On Up” star Chadwick Boseman, “Selma’s” David Oyelowo, Nate Parker of “Beyond the Lights,” Gugu Mbatha-Raw of “Belle” and Tessa Thompson of “Dear White People” also earned top acting noms. The Image Awards will be handed out Feb. 6 in a ceremony telecast live by TV One.
(Pictured: “Dear White People”)
Here is a full list of Image Award nominees:
Outstanding Motion Picture “Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films) “Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media) “Dear White People” (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions) “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures) “Selma” (Paramount Pictures »
- Variety Staff
The nominees for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards were announced Tuesday, lauding the year's best films and television shows -- among other artforms -- featuring people of color.
"Selma" led the pack with eight nominations, including nods for best picture, best actor (David Oyelowo), three supporting actor nods (André Holland, Common, and Wendell Pierce), and two supporting actress nods (Carmen Ejogo and Oprah Winfrey). Director Ava DuVernay was also nominated for her work behind the camera.
A partial list of nominees in television and movies is below. For the full list -- including nominees in the music and literature categories -- click here.
The NAACP Image Awards, presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, »
- Katie Roberts
Ever since Oprah ended her reign as daytime talk show queen, many jumped at the chance to fill in those shoes. This included rapper/actress turned talk show host, Queen Latifah. She has been hosting a reboot of her previous daytime talk show The Queen Latifah Show. The show dealt with issues she felt passionate about, as well as general human interest shows. However, much like the original version it fell short of high enough ratings and was cancelled. Remaining episodes will air through out early 2015. Here is what she had to say about the news that came from late November.
As I look back on it, I’m in shock at how many people have come on the show, supported the show and all the great things. I’ve been able to spend other people’s money to change people’s lives, which is the best thing to be able to do, »
- Sarah Peel
Last week, Warner Bros. announced the star-studded cast for its second DC movie of 2016, Suicide Squad, with the DC supervillain ensemble set to feature Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) as Rick Flagg, Will Smith (Hancock) as Deadshot, Cara Delevingne (Pan) as Enchantress, Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) as Boomerang, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club). During a chat with Comic Book Resources, Suicide Squad creator John Ostrander has shared his thoughts on the casting, and the movie in general…
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“I wouldn’t have guessed that it would have been one of the properties that they would do quite so quickly”, states Ostrander. “That’s a heck of a slot. It’s the first movie after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. That places them pretty high and sure, that pleases me… »
- Gary Collinson
Ostrander says: "I wouldn't have guessed that it would have been one of the properties that they would do quite so quickly. That's a heck of a slot. It's the first movie after 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'. That places them pretty high and sure, that pleases me."
Ostrander says he has "no problem with the casting" and that "movies are different and separate entities from comics. They have different needs, and they have to find ways to get a lot of people into seats."
He does seem very happy with the choices of Tom Hardy and Jared Leto though: "What I am really impressed by with all of the casting is that they are getting some very good actors to play these parts. »
- Garth Franklin
Announced earlier this year, Centric, formerly known as Bet on Jazz, Bet Jazz, and Bet J, and launched in September 1996 as a spin-off cable television channel of Bet, is being rebranded, yet again - this time as a specifically black woman-focused network, calling itself "The first network designed for black women. Those rebranding efforts look like they'll really start to take shape in 2015, starting with the relaunch of the network's pickup of the canceled VH1 drama series "Single Ladies," which will premiere in the spring of 2015. Centric also announced an exclusive co-production deal with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment to »
- Tambay A. Obenson
“The first mandatory stop … in the awards season” – New York Times “The Hollywood Film Awards has become a pre-Oscar showcase” – Los Angeles Times “The Race Is On! The Hollywood Awards Launch the Push toward Oscar” – Associated Press The Hollywood Film Awards® made it’s television debut live from the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 (8:00-10:00 Pm, live Et/delayed Pt) on the CBS Television Network. To celebrate the ceremony’s premiere, CBS expanded its primetime Friday night lineup, beginning at 7:30 Pm (live Et/delayed Pt) with a red carpet pre-show and capping the night with a star-studded one-hour post-show at 10:00 Pm (live Et/delayed Pt) hosted by “CBS This Morning’s” Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell. The Hollywood Film Awards launch the awards season. Over the past 17 years, prior honorees have gone on to garner many Oscar nominations and wins. The 2014 winners are: »
Queen Latifah is the latest victim of the tough economics and harsh realities of making a show work in national television syndication. It is expensive to launch a new syndicated show, hard to make inroads against entrenched competitors (some have been on for decades), and the failure rate in the early years is extraordinarily high as Katie Couric learned last season and Ricki Lake the year before. Latifah’s show had middling ratings but it needed to do a lot better to survive. It is expensive for Sony to produce and market and was pricey for stations to license — so it
- Alex Ben Block
Queen Latifah's daytime talk show is coming to an end. The program is currently in its second season and will conclude in March, with production carrying on until the end of the year. The actress and host thanked her fans and crew by posting the following message on the show's Facebook account, shortly before TMZ broke the news: "Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed 'True Grit'! Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running." The heartfelt message continued, "Your Family, Partners, Staff and Crew showed up with you every step »
"The Queen Latifah Show" has been canceled.
“We want to thank Dana, the producers and the entire staff of 'The Queen Latifah Show' for creating a program that we are all very proud of," Sony Pictures Television said in a statement. "Thank you also to our terrific station partners and advertisers who supported the show.”
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Queen Latifah posted a note on Facebook on Friday, addressed to ...
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