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Friday's cyber attack instituted a massive blackout that affected a roster of popular websites including Twitter and Netflix. The outages lasted long enough to give users a reason to panic, then later to vent once access was restored. Netflix and Twitter are back up and running, but after the outage, celebrities like Steve Harvey and Jimmy Kimmel, along with TV series Mr. Robot and Black Mirror (whose new season debuted on Netflix the same day), responded to the blackout via tweets about the unexpected internet downtime. The long-awaited season premiere of Black Mirror inspired fans to use the show as
- Ezinne Ukoha
The former NFL quarterback, who was married to the Bravo personality from 2011 to 2013, reveals to talk show host Steve Harvey on Wednesday’s episode of The Steve Harvey Show that his past relationship with Williams could be described as a “rocky road.”
“When it comes to the institution of marriage, I think it is the highest levels of the Super Bowl of a relationship. And you have that someone that you say, ‘You know what, »
Mike & Molly‘s Billy Gardell has signed on to guest-star in the Fox comedy as the contractor heading up the massive renovation on Schmidt and Cece’s money-pit of a new home, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Gardell’s potentially recurring gig kicks off in November.
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Kordell Stewart is ready to tell his side of the story. On an episode of The Steve Harvey Show airing Wednesday, the former NFL star opens up about his ex-wife Porsha Williams and sets the record straight on rumors surrounding his sexuality. Stewart, whose book Truth: The Kordell Stewart Story was released earlier this year, begins by addressing ongoing gay rumors while talking to host Steve Harvey. "I wanted to wait until I had the opportunity to speak to you about this," he says. Stewart then recounts a story dating back to 1998 in which a when a friend called him saying he heart he had been arrested in the park having "lewd acts" performed on him by a transexual »
It's showtime! Steve Harvey will host a re-imagined two-hour Showtime at the Apollo TV show special on Fox, Monday, December 5, 2016 at 8:00pm Et/Pt. He will also host a second, one-hour special to air in early 2017. Could this be a trial balloon for a Fox series revival? The original variety show ran in syndication from 1987 until it ended in 2008. The Apollo Live reboot ran for three seasons on Bet.For the first couple of seasons, various celebrities hosted Showtime at the Apollo, with co-host Kiki Shepard (1987-2002) Sinbad took the role of regular host from 1989 to 1991. After his departure, the show reverted to revolving guest hosts until 1993, when Steve Harvey -- who began his stand-up career at the famed »
Some “Family Feud” contestants crack under the pressure — especially during the stressful Fast Money round. Kai Trimble is not one of those “Family Feud” players. She absolutely smashed the first round of the game show’s final segment, scoring a whopping 194 points all by herself earlier this week. The confident Kai even appeared to drop an “I told you so” to host Steve Harvey on her way back to the family. With four of the five Number 1 answers on the board, Kai left partner Laurence only needing six points. She got those on the first question, with three to. »
- Tony Maglio
Lawrence, who was a co-creator and star of the 5-season sitcom, said in a statement to People, “Tommy was not only a great costar but he was a great man and friend. He always brought with him his spirituality a positive attitude and so much joy. I am sad the world lost a great talent and that I lost a wonderful friend. God bless him and his family.”
Ford played Tommy Strawn — best friend to Lawrence’s »
Ford, who was a star on the ’90s comedic sitcom Martin, was hospitalized at the time of his death, a rep for the actor confirmed to People. He had been hospitalized and on life support after suffering a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen, according to TMZ.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykhal Ford,” Ford’s family said in a statement obtained by People. »
The latest Brooklyn Nine-Nine guest star already knows his way around a TV precinct house.
Jimmy Smits, who spent five seasons playing a cop on NYPD Blue, will guest star as Amy Santiago’s father on the Nov. 22 episode of Fox’s police comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the Thanksgiving-themed episode, Mr. Santiago is a retired cop who loves his daughter very much… and a guy Jake wants to impress very much. (Yeah, good luck with that, Jake.)
When celebrities take a break from their careers, they often branch out into other businesses. Some start their own fashion lines or skin care products like Victoria Beckham or Demi Lovato. Others release fragrances or cookbooks, like Britney Spears or Chrissy Teigen. But then there are the celebrities who go on to continue in the entertainment industry. You know who we're talking about—the celebrities who go on to host their own talk shows. Sure plenty of celebrities have done this and have become rather successful. Just take Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Harvey and Wendy Williams, for example. But what about the celebrity talk show hosts who flopped (Sorry, Chevy »
Steve Harvey will host “Showtime at the Apollo,” a two-hour event and reimagining of the classic talent showcase series, in which Harvey will celebrate his return to the famed theater, where he launched his own career, and where he’ll be… Continue Reading → »
The special, airing Dec. 5 at 8/7c, will feature musical and comedy performances from huge stars, the network announced Wednesday. Plus, it’ll feature a new take on Apollo‘s famed “Amateur Night,” with up-and-coming artists performing in front of the notoriously fickle Apollo crowd. (Those who don’t quickly win over the crowd risk getting booed off the stage.)
Showtime At The Apollo is returning to television with a two-hour Fox special on December 5. The re-imagining of the long-running syndicated variety show will be hosted by Steve Harvey, the most in-demand emcee for the last few years. The comedian, who will be joined in the special by comedy and music stars, has a personal connection to the Apollo theater where he launched his career. He also will host a second, one-hour Showtime At The Apollo special to air on Fox in… »
Someone polish Sandman’s tap shoes, stat: Fox has ordered a two-hour “Showtime at the Apollo” special, which will be hosted by Steve Harvey. The event is set for Dec. 5 at 8 o’clock Et/Pt. An additional 60-minute special, also hosted by Harvey, will air in early 2017. Here’s hoping he doesn’t announce the wrong winner. Harvey, like many others, launched his career at the famous Harlem, N.Y. theater. And he won’t be the only star returning to its hallowed grounds — Fox promised that “some of the biggest stars in comedy and music” will be right by Harvey’s side for this. »
- Tony Maglio
A two-hour version of the classic talent showcase from New York’s Apollo Theater will be broadcast on Fox Monday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. A one-hour special will follow in early 2017. The specials will feature elements of the Apollo’s weekly Amateur Night competition, which has been running for 82 years and helped launch the careers of artists such as James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five and D’Angelo.
“Showtime at the Apollo,” featuring the Amateur Night competition and performances by established stars, aired as a syndicated television show from 1987 to 2008 and featured music, comedy, dance and other acts. Harvey served as its host from 1993 to 2000.
“I’m excited to be going back home to the Apollo to celebrate the history of this great theater,” said »
- Daniel Holloway
Special Agent Denise Hemphill revealed that her ex-lover was held back eight times in elementary school, putting him at the ripe old age of 30 — which is exactly how old the baby whose father was dumped in the swamp would be today. (I’m still not exactly sure how Dean Munsch and Co. deduced that the baby is the killer, but to be honest, »
Who’s that girl? It’s Jess. And who’s that guy standing next to her? Your eyes do not deceive you: It is indeed Det. Jake Peralta of Brooklyn’s 99th precinct.
As a result of Fox’s crossover between Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl, the protagonists of its veteran comedies met face-to-face Tuesday night — and if you thought Jake and Jess got into enough trouble on their own…
Our first glimpse of Ms. Day doesn’t come until late in B99‘s episode, “The Night Shift,” which finds Jake and the rest of the squad adjusting poorly to their new work hours. »
The Birth of a Nation film-maker has criticized the press for its coverage of a past rape allegation that has threatened to overshadow his slavery drama
Nate Parker has criticized the media coverage of a past rape allegation that’s cast a shadow over his directorial debut, The Birth of a Nation, calling it “biased” and a “tragedy on so many levels”.
In an appearance on Steve Harvey’s TV show on Wednesday, the actor and film-maker said that the “salacious” headlines written about the 1999 incident made him wonder about the motives of the press. “What are these journalists trying to do?” he asked. “Do they care about anyone involved? Do they care about what we’ve been talking about?”
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- Nigel M Smith
Nate Parker has criticized the media’s coverage of the 17 year-old rape controversy that has embroiled “The Birth of a Nation” filmmaker in recent months.
“What are these journalists trying to do?” Parker asked Wednesday during an appearance on Steve Harvey’s talk show. “Do they care about anyone involved? Do they care about what we’ve been talking about?”
Parker and Jean Celestin, his former Penn State roommate and “Birth of a Nation” co-writer, were accused of raping a fellow Penn State student in 1999 after a party. The unidentified woman committed suicide in 2012.
“It’s a tragedy on so many levels,” Parker said, reiterating that he had no idea the woman had killed herself.
“Are we in the business of headlines or are we in the business of healing?” he asked Harvey, who agreed with the 36 year-old actor-director.
“The media picked it up and began to run with it, »
- Dave McNary
As Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” rolls out in theaters this weekend, the Fvck Rape Culture organization plans to team with artists, filmmakers and women in Hollywood for a silent candlelight vigil at the Arclight Hollywood on Thursday at 7 p.m.
“Frc recognizes the need to hold space for those celebrating the advancement of people of color in Hollywood while continuing to fight for the victims of sexual assault and rape around the world,” read the organization’s statement.
Parker has done several interviews in the run-up to the release, including on “60 Minutes” and on the “Steve Harvey” show. There has been considerable sentiment on social media that his interviews do not show enough remorse for his part in the 1999 rape case in which he was acquitted.
The event’s organizer, Elyse Cizek, a woman of color who is a writer, model and rape victim, told Variety: »
- Pat Saperstein
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