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NBCUniversal Short Film Festival Finale Will Celebrate Diversity

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NBCUniversal Short Film Festival Finale Will Celebrate Diversity
The 12th annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival has announced comedian-actor Kym Whitley as host of its finale, with This Is Us actor Chris Sullivan and members of the Pitch Perfect 3 cast slated as presenters. The finale screening and awards will take place October 18 at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood. The festival celebrates diverse stories while finding the next generation of storytellers. Admission to the screening and awards is free and open to the…
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Young & Hungry: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Six on Freeform?

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Vulture WatchWill Gabi and Josh ever get it together? Has the Young & Hungry TV show been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on Freeform? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Young & Hungry season six. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?Airing on the Freeform cable channel, Young & Hungry stars Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley, and Rex Lee, with Bryan Safi recurring. The Freeform TV series features food blogger, Gabi Diamond (Osment), who becomes the personal chef of wealthy tech entrepreneur Josh Xander Kaminski (Sadowski). After they develop feelings for one another, the plot thickens. The fifth season kicks off with Gabi and Josh try to prove to everyone
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Lena Waithe's Emmy-Winning Master of None Episode Was Inspired by Her Real-Life Story

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Lena Waithe's Emmy-Winning Master of None Episode Was Inspired by Her Real-Life Story
Lena Waithe made history on Sunday night, becoming the first-ever black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing.

Taking the Emmys stage with co-writer and Master of None castmate Aziz Ansari, Waithe received a standing ovation from the star-studded audience.

Waithe thanked her mother “for inspiring the story and letting me share it with the world,” and gave a shout out to her “Lgbqtia family.”

“I see each and every one of you,” she said. “The things that make us different are our super powers.”

Standing ovation for Aziz & Lena! #Emmys #MasterOfNone pic.twitter.com/iFmpWcdlyr

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW
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Jamie Foxx Throws an Epic Lego Ninjago-Themed Back-to-School Party for Daughter Annalise - See the Photos!

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Jamie Foxx Throws an Epic Lego Ninjago-Themed Back-to-School Party for Daughter Annalise - See the Photos!
Most kids don’t look forward to September, but going back to school is a reason to party when Jamie Foxx is your dad.

The actor threw a Lego Ninjago-themed party on Saturday to celebrate the start of the school year for his 8-year-old daughter Annalise and her pals.

The event featured a performance by 12-year-old rapper Baby Kaely and a Ninj-yoga session.

Foxx’s bash was crashed by Lego Ninjago, with whom he posed for photos alongside reality star Laura Govan and her children. The 49-year-old actor also smiled for a photo with Annalise and her cousins.

Other familiar
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Young & Hungry: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Six on Freeform?

Vulture WatchWill Gabi and Josh ever get it together? Has the Young & Hungry TV show been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on Freeform? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Young & Hungry season six. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?Airing on the Freeform cable channel, Young & Hungry stars Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley, and Rex Lee, with Bryan Safi recurring. The Freeform TV series features food blogger, Gabi Diamond (Osment), who becomes the personal chef of wealthy tech entrepreneur Josh Xander Kaminski (Sadowski). After they develop feelings for one another, the plot thickens. The fifth season kicks off with Gabi and Josh try to prove to everyone
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Young & Hungry: Season 5B Won't Air Until 2018

Fans of Young & Hungry may have to wait awhile for new episodes of the Freeform TV show. Recently, star Aimee Carrero revealed the second half of season five won't air until 2018.The sitcom stars Emily Osment as Gabi Diamond, a food blogger who becomes the personal chef of wealthy tech entrepreneur Josh Xander Kaminski (Jonathan Sadowski). The cast also includes Carrero, Kym Whitley, and Rex Lee.Read More…
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Young & Hungry: Season Five Ratings

While Young & Hungry was originally given a season orders of 10 episodes, back in January, Freeform doubled the total order to 20. A couple of weeks before that, the cable channel decided not to move forward with the proposed spinoff. Were the two decisions related? Although the ratings saw a small increase last season, will the sitcom be able to build on its growth? Will Young & Hungry be cancelled or renewed for season six? Stay tuned.Young & Hungry stars Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley, and Rex Lee, with Bryan Safi recurring. The Freeform TV series features food blogger, Gabi Diamond (Osment), who becomes the personal chef of wealthy tech entrepreneur Josh Xander Kaminski (Sadowski). After they develop feelings for one another, the plot thickens. The fifth season kicks off with Gabi and Josh trying to prove to everyone that they won’t let feelings
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Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Kym Whitley get readings from Theresa Caputo on Long Island Medium

Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Kym Whitley both get readings from Theresa Caputo on tonight’s Long Island Medium — along with Jim O’Heir and Wendi McLendon-Covey. The season finale is titled The Spirits of Hollywood and sees the celebrities sit down for readings with Theresa. Kim is joined during hers by her husband Kroy Biermann and comes as she is set to make a big return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta next season. Kim is a long-time fan of Long Island Medium and in 2013 told her fans on Twitter how she was “obsessed” with watching the show. Watching Long Island Medium!!! I’m...read more
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Oscar Pre-Parties 2017: Inside Alfre Woodard’s Sistahs Soiree, Chanel, Bulgari & More

Oscar Pre-Parties 2017: Inside Alfre Woodard’s Sistahs Soiree, Chanel, Bulgari & More
There is always a lot to celebrate during Oscar week, but many of this year’s special occasions toasted to something in particular: a historical year for Oscar nominations by the Academy. Diversity and inclusion was front and center for celebrations throughout the week, from Alfre Woodard’s Sistahs Soiree, to Common’s pre-Oscar dinner (pictured above), to African-American publications Ebony and Essence toasting to black Hollywood at their respective fetes.

Women were also a part of the conversation. While the landmark moment for people of color was applauded, the ladies in the industry were still pushing for progress at the Women in Film’s annual cocktail reception, which sprinkled in motivational speeches from Brie Larson and Meryl Streep with the hors d’oeuvres.

Take a peek inside this year’s pre-Oscar celebratory gatherings below:

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Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree:

Progress, not politics, was what
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‘Young & Hungry’ Season 5 Gets Supersized With 20 Episodes

‘Young & Hungry’ Season 5 Gets Supersized With 20 Episodes
“Young & Hungry’s” fifth season will be supersized.

Freeform has given a back order to the comedy, well ahead of its Season 5 premiere, bringing the season to a total of 20 episodes, a source tells Variety. The season will be split into two parts with the first half debuting on Monday, Mar. 13 at 8:00 p.m, and the second half airing at a later date.

Each season of “Young & Hungry” has spanned for 10 episodes, except for its sophomore season, which had 20 episodes. The comedy was renewed for a fifth season back in Oct. 2016.

The back order comes after “Young & Hungry’s” fourth season wrapped up in August 2016, performing well in young, female-skewing demos in its Wednesday at 8 p.m. timeslot. The show ranked as the top original ad-supported cable comedy for the summer season among Adults 18-34.

The series follows the complicated relationship between a wealthy entrepreneur, Josh (Jonathan Sadowski), who hires a food blogger, Gabi
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Freeform Orders Additional Episodes of 'Young & Hungry'

Freeform is serving up more Young & Hungry.

The network has ordered more episodes of the comedy, which stars Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley and Rex Lee. The fifth season will debut on March 13 at 8:00 p.m., while back half of the season will air at a later date.

In the fourth season finale, Gabi (Osment) and Josh (Sadowski) decided to be “friends with benefits,” much to the group’s chagrin, after their previous attempts at a relationship went awry. In the new season, the pair try to prove to everyone that...
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Long Island Medium: Season Nine Renewal and Start Date Announced by TLC

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Did Theresa Caputo see this one coming? TLC has renewed her Long Island Medium TV show for a ninth season, which premieres Sunday, February 19th at 8:00pm Et/Pt.Rosie O'Donnell, Billy Gardell, Ta'Rhonda Jones hears, Mo'Nique will guest star in the Long Island Medium season nine premiere. The new season on TLC will also include appearances by Jim O'Heir, Carson Kressley, Kim Zolciak-Biermann, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Christopher Atkins, and Kym Whitley.Read More…
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Young & Hungry: Betty White to Appear in Season Five of Freeform Series

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Betty White is coming to Freeform. Deadline reports the Hot in Cleveland star will appear in season five of Young & Hungry.The comedy revolves around a food blogger (Emily Osment) who goes to work for a wealthy tech entrepreneur (Jonathan Sadowski) as his personal chef. The cast also includes Rex Lee, Aimee Carrero, Jayson Blair, and Kym Whitley.Read More…
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Betty White Set To Guest Star On ‘Young & Hungry’

Betty White has been tapped to guest star in an episode on the upcoming fifth season of Freeform’s hit comedy series Young & Hungry. White will play Ms. Wilson, Gabi's (Emily Osment) neighbor who she encounters after a misunderstanding with Josh (Jonathan Sadowski) leaves Gabi confused about what to do. Ms. Wilson reluctantly helps Gabi figure out her next steps. Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley and Rex Lee also star. White will next be seen in a guest spot on Fox’s Bones in a…
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Young & Hungry: Andy Buckley (The Office) Joins Season Five

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Andy Buckley is heading to Freeform. Entertainment Weekly reports The Office star has joined season five of Young & Hungry.The comedy revolves around a food blogger (Emily Osment) who goes to work for a wealthy tech entrepreneur (Jonathan Sadowski) as his personal chef. The cast also includes Rex Lee, Aimee Carrero, Jayson Blair, and Kym Whitley.Read More…
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TV News Roundup: Bianca Del Rio to Star in Logo Comedy Specials

TV News Roundup: Bianca Del Rio to Star in Logo Comedy Specials
In today’s TV news roundup, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner Bianca Del Rio lands her own Logo special, Melanie Field and more join “Heathers” TV spin-off, and more.

Development

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 winner Bianca Del Rio will star in two original half-hour comedy specials entitled “Not Today Bianca,” following the famed drag queen as she takes on Hollywood. Guest stars will include “Drag Race” host RuPaul, Kristen Johnston (“The Exes”), Tori Spelling (“90210”) and more. “Not Today Bianca” is set to debut on Logo this December.

Casting

TV Land announced further casting for the upcoming TV adaptation of the 1988 cult classic “Heathers.” Melanie Field has been cast to play Heather Chandler, with Brendan Scannell as Heather Duke and Jasmine Mathews as Heather McNamara. Field, Scannel and Mathews join Grace Victoria Fox as Veronica Sawyer and James Scully as Jd. The script is written by Jason Micallef (“Butter”) and is set to be directed by Leslye Headland
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‘Young & Hungry’ Gets Season 5 Renewal On Freeform

Freeform has handed a fifth-season renewal to Young & Hungry. Production on new episodes of the San Francisco-set comedy starring Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley and Rex Lee will begin next week for a 2017 premiere. Young & Hungry wrapped up its fourth season on August 3 with strong season-to-season gains in total viewers and adults 18-49, the cable net said. "Young & Hungry was the No. 1 cable comedy among adults 18-34 during its most recent…
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Young & Hungry: Freeform Star Announces Season Five Renewal

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Looks like Freeform has an appetite for more Young & Hungry. Today, star Emily Osment announced the series has been renewed for a fifth season.The comedy stars Osment as a food blogger who begins working as the personal chef to a wealthy tech entrepreneur. The cast also includes Jonathan Sadowski, Rex Lee, Aimee Carrero, Jayson Blair, and Kym Whitley.Read More…
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Sherri Shepherd Is Happy Her Surrogate Drama Is Behind Her: ‘I’m Really at Peace’

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Sherri Shepherd Is Happy Her Surrogate Drama Is Behind Her: ‘I’m Really at Peace’
It’s been more than a year since Sherri Shepherd was locked in a nasty custody battle with her ex-husband Lamar Sally — but now, the former View co-host says she’s happy the drama has finally settled down.

“It feels good that I’m through that and done and able to just smile and just breathe,” Shepherd tells People.

The comedian/actress was ordered by a court to pay support for a child she had through a surrogate with her ex-husband in April 2015. She asked the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to review her case, but was denied in March. Though
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Outfest’s 2016 Screenwriting Lab Fellows Share Their Transformative and Affirmative Experience

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The Screenwriting Lab at Outfest, Los Angeles’ Lgbt Film Festival, offers a platform to tell important stories. In the program’s 19th year, writers Michael Colucci, Kellee Terrell, Chanelle Tyson, Jen Richards and Michael Walek not only got to work with professionals to hone their skills and develop their stories in a three-day, mentor led workshop, but also got to see their visions come to life during the Screenwriting Lab’s Live Stage Reading at Outfest on Tuesday night.

Read More: Outfest 2016 Opens With A Heavy Heart And A Message of Hope

With actors including Elaine Hendrix, Zackary Drucker, Mather Zickel, Jason Stuart, Kym Whitley and Alexandra Grey, the reading presented select segments from each writer’s scripts. From gay ancient Greeks to a young girl exploring her sexuality to transgender women navigating Chicago, it was a powerful and emotional journey through the important and varied stories of the lab’s fellows.
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