9 items from 2015
Comedy Central’s beloved sketch-comedy series “Key & Peele” is back with all-new episodes. The Peabody Award-winning and five-time Emmy Award-nominated series featuring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele returned with the first of eleven all-new episodes this week, Wednesday, July 8, airing at 10pm. An array of guest stars will include: Tatyana Ali, Bo Burnham, Kate Burton, Jessica St. Clair, Rob Corddry, Regina Hall, Tricia Helfer, Melanie Lynskey, Adam Pally, Mekhi Phifer, Rob Riggle, Rebecca Romijn, Will Sasso and Nick Searcy in the all new episodes. Viewers can expect new personalities as well as the return of their favorites, like Obama and his anger translator, Luther, along with Meegan and Andre; and then there's Shaboots and T-Ray, who are featured in the new video clip released this morning, embedded below. In it, the pair, in a TEDTalks kind of environment, deliver some hard truths about the female body to their entirely male audience. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Comedy Central’s beloved sketch-comedy series “Key & Peele” is back with all-new episodes. The Peabody Award-winning and five-time Emmy Award-nominated series featuring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele returned with the first of eleven all-new episodes this week, Wednesday, July 8, airing at 10pm. An array of guest stars will include: Tatyana Ali, Bo Burnham, Kate Burton, Jessica St. Clair, Rob Corddry, Regina Hall, Tricia Helfer, Melanie Lynskey, Adam Pally, Mekhi Phifer, Rob Riggle, Rebecca Romijn, Will Sasso and Nick Searcy in the all new episodes. Viewers can expect new personalities as well as the return of their favorites, like Obama and his anger translator, Luther, along »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Set to screen next month at the La Film Festival, Mark Columbus’ short film “Teachers” starring Tatyana Ali and Jordyn Barber (pictured above), focuses on the complications and realities of high poverty education in the United States, “capturing the difficult and emotional experience educators face when dealing with students with troubling situations." In the film, Ali plays a dedicated but frustrated high school teacher, Faith, who has a student Ellie (Barber) who’s been in the 10th grade twice, and will repeat again, if she doesn't excel on the final exam. Further... “Anxious and unnerving to that idea, Ms. Mayfield confronts Ellie, attempting to instill passion »
Bet has also hopped on board the nostalgia train, announcing at its upfront presentation Thursday that it plans to revamp “Punk’d,” the hidden-camera show originally hosted by Ashton Kutcher that ran on sister network MTV. A host was not named at the presentation.
The upcoming slate also includes “Zoe Moon,” a sitcom starring Brandy Norwood as a single mom, and “Chasing Destiny,” a singing competition show featuring Destiny’s Child alum Kelly Rowland as she searches for the next big girl group.
“Black consumers experience Bet Networks differently than any other network because of our 35 years of history, tremendous experience and insights. We continue to give our viewers what they want – high-quality content that respects, reflects and elevates them,” said Bet Networks chair-ceo Debra Lee. “With more hours of original programming than ever before, our new shows coupled with our returning hits like ‘Being Mary Jane’ and ‘Nellyville’ make »
- Whitney Friedlander
Cast members, friends and special guests Sean “Diddy” Combs and Jamie Foxx gathered at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Monday night for the premiere of “Brotherly Love,” a West Philly-set love story executive produced by Queen Latifah.
Keke Palmer stars in the drama about a family struggling to make major life decisions after the death of its patriarch. Palmer plays Jackie, an aspiring musician trying to navigate her budding career and her tumultuous relationship with her boyfriend, while her brother Sergio (Eric D. Hill Jr.) is the nation’s number one high school basketball player confronting the pressures of fame.
“I felt like my generation never had a film that depicts teen life in a very authentic way,” Palmer said, emphasizing that the film allows for “really experiencing the subjects of sex, violence, poverty — all the things that go with coming of age.”
Palmer’s point was reiterated by co-star Quincy Brown. »
- Marianne Zumberge
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While you were catching up on beauty sleep, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air‘s Tatyana Ali and Will Smith met for a photo opp over the weekend, reinvigorating our current obsession with the ’90s classic. Seriously, between Fallon’s take on the show’s open and Smith revisiting the theme song, Fresh Prince has been having a good 2015. Can we please get a full-blown cast reunion before year’s end? We miss Karyn Parsons.
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- Emily Exton
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Powerful speeches, a Pda moment...so what else happened at the 2015 Black Girls Rock! show? Oh, just Will and Ashley chillin' out, maxin' and relaxin' all cool. At the Saturday event, presenter Will Smith reunited with Tatyana Ali, who played his younger cousin on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The actress, now 36, posted on her Instagram page a photo of the heartwarming backstage reunion. "Backstage @blackgirlsrock @mbib #imagineafuture #nofilter #fam #tatyanaali #willsmith #Freshprince," she wrote. And did the 46-year-old actor pay tribute to his iconic '90s sitcom character with his outfit? Will wore a purple, indigo and black patterned jacket that brings to mind »
Tatyana Ali says she was "touched" to see the famous "Daddy" episode of "Fresh Prince" struck such a chord with LeBron James ... and says she knew it was a special moment when they were filming the show. Ali -- aka Ashley Banks -- was on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" on Reelz and said she was always proud of the show for dealing with tough social issues ... including absentee fathers. Earlier in the day, LeBron had posted »
- TMZ Staff
9 items from 2015
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