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Stars: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson, Travis Tope, Joshua Leonard, Andy Abele, Gary Cole, Edward Herrmann, Ed Lauter, Arabella Field, Denis O’Hare | Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Earl E. Smith | Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
When you think about it, John Carpenter and Wes Craven are to blame. Without them we wouldn’t have the stone-cold genre classics Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street. And without them we wouldn’t have their dubious legacy of derivative sequels, remakes and reboots that has plagued multiplexes for going on fifteen years now.
Outside of such an environment, a remake of (or sequel to?) The Town That Dreaded Sundown would never have been greenlit. The blind greed of studio executives is the only logical explanation for this movie’s existence. The creative merit of the enterprise certainly evades me.
Perhaps you need some context; I certainly did. The original was a 1976 slasher »
- Mark Allen
Sean "Diddy" Combs and Mary J. Blige will reunite, this time on the small screen, as guest stars on the season finale of ABC's hit comedy "black-ish," in an episode set in the 1920s Harlem Renaissance. The episode, "Pops' Pops' Pops," finds Jack and Diane (Miles Brown, Marsai Martin) looking for clues about their roots for their class assignment, a history of the Johnson family. But they can't find anything out about the family's past. Pops (Laurence Fishburne) comes to the rescue with a colorful story of how "Pops' Pops' Pops," great-great grandfather, Drexler Johnson, bet the future of the Johnson family against a ruthless gangster, Elroy Savoy. Combs will appear as Savoy, the gangster in question, owner of the swinging Savoy club where the Johnson ancestors all met (including Anthony Anderson as Drexler and Tracee Ellis Ross as showgirl Bea). Blige will play Mirabelle Calais, the club headliner. Renowned choreographer. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Jim Parsons has won this four of the last five years, but will love of "Transparent" finally get Jeffrey Tambor an Emmy after multiple losses for both "The Larry Sanders Show" and "Arrested Development"? Both will surely be nominated, though beyond that it's much slimmer pickin's than the comedy actress category (which is kind of a great thing). Read More: Watch: Billy Crystal and Josh Gad Get Meta In New FX Series 'The Comedians' Louis Ck ("Louie"), Don Cheadle ("House of Lies") and/or Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes") could return. Billy Crystal ("The Comedians"), Anthony Anderson ("Blackish") and/or Will Forte ("Last Man on Earth") could make it in for their series' first seasons... And maybe "Shameless" will successfully petition to remain eligible here, bringing William H. Macy back. We'll see. Below are predictions for best comedy actor from both Indiewire Awards »
- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers
Jim Parsons has won this four of the last five years, but will love of "Transparent" finally get Jeffrey Tambor an Emmy after multiple losses for both "The Larry Sanders Show" and "Arrested Development"? Both will surely be nominated, though beyond that it's much slimmer pickin's than the comedy actress category (which is kind of a great thing). Read More: Watch: Billy Crystal and Josh Gad Get Meta In New FX Series 'The Comedians' Louis Ck ("Louie"), Don Cheadle ("House of Lies") and/or Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes") could return. Billy Crystal ("The Comedians"), Anthony Anderson ("Blackish") and/or Will Forte ("Last Man on Earth") could make it in for their series' first seasons... And maybe "Shameless" will successfully petition to remain eligible here, bringing William H. Macy back. We'll see. Below are predictions for best comedy actor from both Indiewire Awards...
- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers
Raven-Symone attends the premiere of Fox’s ‘Empire at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on January 6, 2015 in Hollywood, Calif. (Getty)
She has been cast as Rhonda, the gay sister of Dre (Anthony Anderson), according to Entertainment Weekly. The siblings are uncomfortable discussing Rhonda's sexuality and compete with one another for a better spot on their mother's (Jenifer Lewis) annual rankings, which she lists every December, the mag reported.
The singer/actress Instagrammed a selfie on Tuesday with "Black-ish" makeup artist Nadyne T. ...
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Get ready for more Raven-Symoné! After recently showing up on Empire to completely throw us (and Jamal) for a loop by announcing that Jamal (Jussie Smollett) was her baby daddy, Raven's TV comeback is about to continue with a new role on another one of TV's big new shows. E! News has confirmed that the former Disney Channel star will soon be appearing on ABC's Black-ish as Dre's (Anthony Anderson) gay sister, Rhonda. EW first reported the news, and described this sibling relationship as a "playful rivalry" as they compete to take the top spot in their mother's (Jennifer Lewis) rankings. Though the two are very close, Dre and Rhonda have a hard time openly discussing her »
One of the hardest bouts of growing pains experienced by adolescents is that rite of passage known as the high school experience. In high school one is subject to discovering their own sense of self-identity and purpose. In fact, sometimes the social factor is crucial because the cost of belonging in social-related circles is vital in a four-year commitment to belonging among your peers.
The tension is high to belong and get along as your search for excellence in good grades, social interaction and the overall learning experience is important. However, not every youngster can cope with what they are faced as the obstacles to excel are demanding in high school. Hence, the potential to become “an outsider” is inevitable and the unlikeliest label that no one can overcome no matter how much they try.
The movies have been instrumental in capturing such heavy-handed angst and frustration of the tortured »
- Frank Ochieng
Jimmy Kimmel is doing all he can to end racism in America. The late night host said according to a recent study, black people have an average of eight white friends, while white people on average have only one black friend. To combat this problem, Kimmel on Wednesday debuted Brothr, an app similar to Tinder, to help white people meet and become friends with black people. Also Read: Oscars 2015: The Nominees (Photos) Anthony Anderson, the star of ABC’s “Black-ish,” demoed the app in a taped segment. When a white person logs in to Brothr, the app shows them all the black people currently. »
- Joe Otterson
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
Will Smith is a multi-talented guy, but let's be honest. We love him best for "Gettin' Jiggy With It" (not to mention the "Fresh Prince" theme song), and he entered the "Late Show" stage rapping his biggest hit. '90s dream come true!
Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the Oscars, and he visited "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to chat about his process for coming up with jokes. Basically, all his good topical zingers have been stolen by Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and every late night show ever, and now he's hoping for a last minute scandal he can work into the show.
You guys! Jimmy Kimmel teamed up with his »
- Mehera Bonner
[Brightcove "4062741422001" "" "" "auto"] Zut alors! On Wednesday's episode of black-ish, we meet Zoey's new boyfriend. Also named Andre, like her father (Anthony Anderson), this Andre (Julian De La Celle) is from Marseilles and has managed to captivate the ladies of the Johnson household with his incredible charm - much to the chagrin of the Johnson boys.As we learn in an exclusive clip from "Andre from Marseille," French Andre's father fixed cleft palates in Guatemala for Doctors Without Borders, and Andre dug wells: "Oui. We were trying to find zee clean water for zee orphans." "Zorphans?" Andre Jr. (Marcus Scribner) mocks, trying to »
- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl
This Sunday, over 3,000 dolled-up guests will traverse 500 feet of red carpet on their path into the 87th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre (where it’ll be hosted for the 14th time). But before they reach for that first glass of Piper-Heidsieck brut during the ritzy Oscar cocktail hour, a series of events, benefits, award shows and gifting suites will properly launch the festivities. Here’s where the industry’s brightest will be primping, prepping, donating and gallivanting in the days leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night.
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Where: L.A. SAG-aftra office, 11 a.m.
Why you don’t want to miss it: Industry vets will examine the evolution of black male characters throughout film history and »
- Jasmin Rosemberg
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NBA All-Star Weekend kicked off in high gear yesterday, as various celebs from the sports and entertainment world put their athleticism on display in the 2015 Sprint Celebrity game. Kevin Hart, Ansel Elgort, Anthony Anderson, and Common were just some of the names on hand trying to lead their respective team to victory.
The game was played at the world famous Madison Square Garden and was nothing short of entertaining. Nick Cannon squared off with Hart in an old-school dance battle prior to tip-off, Keke Palmer gave an impressive rendition of the National Anthem and there was even a Dave Chappelle sighting. Check out our thoughts on the night, along with some pics and social media highlights.
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Wnba star Skylar Diggins, scored 13 points and lead her West squad to the promise land. But that wasn’t enough to land her Mvp, as Hart took »
The 46th annual NAACP Image Awards on Feb. 6 were a stirring celebration of some of the year’s most entertaining and influential African-American artists. With the likes of Will Smith, Gabrielle Union, Octavia Spencer, and the cast of “Orange Is the New Black” in attendance, the multicultural awards show received a rousing start from host Anthony Anderson, who opened by dancing to his own rendition of “Uptown Funk” through the aisles of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Taraji P. Henson, currently electrifying TV audiences on Fox’s new hit “Empire,” took home statues both for outstanding actress in a motion picture, for “No Good Deed,” and for entertainer of the year. She was presented the latter by Oprah Winfrey; Winfrey later accepted the outstanding motion picture award as a producer of “Selma,” which beat out “Belle,” “Beyond the Lights,” “Dear White People,” and “Get On Up” amid widespread controversy over its »
Stars like Angela Bassett, Anthony Anderson, Uzo Aduba and David Oyelowo hit the red carpet at the NAACP Image Awards on Friday, and now we’re giving you a chance to win the same gift bag they were given.
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Behold the NAACP Image Awards, where somehow Antoine Fuqua did a better job directing "The Equalizer" than Ava DuVernay on Best Picture winner "Selma" or Gina Prince-Bythewood on "Beyond the Lights." Lots of dubious choices like that throughout this year's 46th annual awards, which tends to be a bit of a tradition, actually. Check out the nominees here, the full list of winners below and the rest of the season's offerings at The Circuit. Film Outstanding Motion Picture "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture Antoine Fuqua, "The Equalizer" (Columbia Pictures) Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture David Oyelowo, "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Taraji P. Henson, "No Good Deed" (Screen Gems) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Common, "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Carmen Ejogo, "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) Outstanding Independent Motion Picture "Belle" (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ »
- Kristopher Tapley
The NAACP Image Awards gave top honors to civil rights film “Selma” and ABC series “How to Get Away With Murder” and “Black-Ish” during Friday night’s ceremony, which aired live on TV One from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Hosted by “Black-Ish” star Anthony Anderson, it also gave special recognition to music mogul Clive Davis, who receive the Vanguard Award; director Spike Lee, who was given the President’s Award, while this year’s Chairman’s Award went to Attorney General of the United States, Eric H. Holder, Jr. Also Read: Beyoncé, Sam Smith, ‘Selma’ Among Early 46th NAACP Image Awards Winners On Thursday, »
- Jethro Nededog
ABC’s black-ish was TV’s big winner Friday evening at the NAACP Image Awards — which celebrate the achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those who promote social justice through creative endeavors — by topping five comedy categories, including collecting acting kudos for leads Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
A number of famous faces gathered together in Pasadena, Calif., tonight for the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards, which recognizes the best in African-American achievements in entertainment, including TV, movie and music. Selma, How to Get Away With Murder, Black-ish and Taraji P. Henson were among the top honors tonight, but before we get to some of the big winners, let's recap a few highlights from the live telecast... Host Anthony Anderson instantly got the energy up by opening the show with his own rendition of "Uptown Funk," and was even joined by a few dancers on stage. Although their moves and Anderson's remix were surely admirable, the best part of their performance was when they had to dance »
The 46th NAACP Image Awards aired tonight on TV One and we have the complete list of winners!
The event, hosted by Anthony Anderson, featured presenters such as Will Smith, Russell Simmons, Keegan-Michael Key, Taraji P. Henson and Tracee Ellis Ross. Prior to the award show, Affion Crockett and Chris Spencer hosted a gala dinner on Thursday announcing the winners for 45 non-televised categories.
Oscar-nominated Selma was awarded the top film honor, while ABC's freshmen series black-ish and How to Get Away With Murder took home the evening's top TV awards. But it was Empire star Taraji P. Henson who stole the show, snagging Entertainer of the Year (presented by Oprah Winfrey), as well as Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for her turn in No Good Deed.
Check out the list below to see who walked away as big winners.
Entertainer Of The Year:
Excellence in the film and TV arts will be celebrated on TV One for the 46th NAACP Image AwardsThe 46th NAACP Image Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson, will broadcast Live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium from 9-11 p.m. Et (Pt tape-delayed) on February 6 on TV One. A one-hour pre-show airing live from the red carpet will air from 8-9 p.m. Et (Pt tape-delayed).Will Smith, Russell Simmons, John Gaskin III, Keegan-Michael Key, Valeska Gutierrez, Nicole Beharie, Taraji P. Henson, Mehcad Brooks, Lamorne Morris, and Tracee Ellis Ross are the second round of presenters scheduled to present at the 46th NAACP […] »
- April Neale
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