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The cast and creator of the ABC comedy Black-ish gathered Friday night at a “For Your Consideration” event to celebrate the show’s freshman season. The night’s festivities included a panel moderated by Larry Wilmore (who helped develop and write the first half of the season before moving over to The Nightly Show), a screening of the upcoming season finale, and a meet-and-greet with the cast, including leads Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. At the beginning of the panel, Wilmore asked creator and executive producer Kenya Barris about the inspiration behind the show’s unique title. “I
- Liz Isenberg
Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and starring Addison Timlin, Travis Tope, Gary Cole, Joshua Leonard, Anthony Anderson, Denis O’Hare, Edward Herrmann and Veronica Cartwright, the Jason Blum-produced The Town That Dreaded Sundown is a remake of the seventies horror of the same name is inspired by the unsolved ‘Moonlight Murders’ that took place in the American border town of Texarkana in 1946.
Set in a world where the original film exists and is very much part of the public consciousness, The Town That Dreaded Sundown picks up 65 years later, where the quiet streets of Texarkana are once more plagued by a masked maniac who bears a striking resemblance to the same Phantom Killer who wreaked havoc decades earlier. Is it a copycat crime? Has someone seen the original film too many times, or is it something even more sinister? A lonely high school (Addison Timlin), with dark secrets of her own, »
Oprah Winfrey, Michael Strahan and Lee Daniels are among the guests and presenters expected at the Paley Center’s tribute to African-American achievements in television, to be held May 13 in New York.
The tribute will highlight milestones such as the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, and the 35th anniversary of network Bet. It will feature influential industry pioneers sharing television moments that impacted American culture and spurred social progress.
“Television, more than any other medium, has paved the way for social change, and this momentous African-American tribute is a great expression of the Paley Center’s mission to highlight the critical role of media within our society,” said Maureen J. Reidy, president and CEO of the Paley Center.
- Seth Kelley
Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called ‘moonlight murders’ begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching him.
Everyone knows A Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday The 13th, Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – including their respective remakes over the last few years. Less known to the general populace is Charles B. Pierce’s 1976 slasher The Town That Dreaded Sundown, in which a hooded killer terrorizes a small town in Arkansas following World War II. Perhaps that’s simply because it’s not as good as such aforementioned classics, but that’s still nothing to stop the perpetual influx of »
- Edward Gardiner
The eighth annual Television Academy Honors are set, and a pair of freshman series and two HBO projects are among the six recipients. The honors recognize programs that have used the power of television to shift cultural acceptance and influence the hearts and minds of the viewer. Episodes or entire series are eligible. Here are this year’s honorees, which descriptions provided by the TV Academy: black-ish "Crime and Punishment" (ABC)– Although Dre (Anthony Anderson) and… »
The TV Acad kudos, which are distinct from the Primetime Emmy Awards, recognize programs that harness the influence of television to make an impact on a range of social and cultural issues.
Also recognized this year are HBO’s AIDS drama “The Normal Heart” and documentary “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert.” Espn’s “E: 60″ docu-series is honored for the “Dream On: Stories of Boston’s Strongest” episode about the lives of those affected by the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
“These programs have enlightened viewers, prompted discussion, raised social awareness and are sparking change,” said Bruce Rosenbloom, Television Academy chairman-ceo in announcing the 2014 selections.
The eighth annual TV Academy Honors ceremony will be held May 27 at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. Dana Delany will return as host. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's The Town That Dreaded Sundown provides some classic scares, so it's fitting that this new one-sheet has employed a classic poster artist. Graham Humphreys, justly lauded for his Nightmare On Elm Street, Evil Dead and FrightFest work, has composed this beautiful old-school image for the film. We've also got some work-in-progress shots.Nominally a remake of Charles B. Pierce's 1976 slasher, Gomez-Rejon's film is actually a bit more interesting than that. The new version takes place in a world where the previous film exists and everyone has seen it. Gomez-Rejon wanted to explore the notion of a town that suffered a real-life horror and then came to be defined by a movie version. You can read his thoughts in more detail in Empire's interview here.The Town That Dreaded Sundown stars Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Gary Cole, Anthony Anderson, the late Edward Herrmann, Ed Lauter and Denis O'Hare. »
Hollywood will be invading Washington for the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner — aka “the Nerd Prom” — on April 25. TheWrap has learned that the following film and TV stars will be attending: “Scandal” actresses Darby Stanchfield and Bellamy Young; “Modern Family” cast members Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet; “Selma” director Ava DuVernay; “black-ish” leads Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross; “House of Cards’” actor Michael Kelly; and “Game of Thrones” actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Among other media personalities invited are actor-playwright Eric Bogosian, “The Nightly Show” host Larry Wilmore and swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen. Also Read: »
- Ira Teinowitz
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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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Access Hollywood)
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.
Icon Mann Industry Panels
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
-Renaud Jean Baptiste Jr.
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.
The Real Mvp
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 »
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