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State of the Union Address: How the Networks Are Covering

  • The Wrap
TheWrap’s guide to television coverage of President Barack Obama’s speech, including who’s anchoring the broadcasts and providing analysis

President Barack Obama will give his seventh annual State of the Union address on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Et, with expected topics including national security, immigration, health care and the environment. Sen. Jon Ernst (R-ia) is expected to provide the Republican response.

After the president’s address, while the Republicans are giving their response and the networks are starting to break down their analyses, Obama will be preparing for something altogether different. His administration has invited three YouTube
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Your Full 46th NAACP Image Awards Nominees!

Nominations for the 46th NAACP Image Awards have been revealed and "Belle," "Beyond the Lights," "Dear White People," "Get On Up," and "Selma" are duking it out for the Outstanding Motion Picture Award.

Winners will be announced on Friday, February 6, 2015 in a two-hour televised event on TV One.

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

Here's the complete list of nominees for the 46th NAACP Image Awards:

Television

Outstanding Comedy Series

. "black-ish" (ABC)

. "House of Lies" (Showtime)

. "Key & Peele" (Comedy Central)

. "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix)

. "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (Bet)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

. Andre Braugher - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox)

. Anthony Anderson - "'black-ish" (ABC)

. Don Cheadle - "House of Lies" (Showtime)

. Keegan-Michael Key - "Key & Peele" (Comedy Central)

. Kevin Hart
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Chris Rock, Beyoncé, 'Selma' and more pick up NAACP Image Awards nominations

  • Hitfix
Nominations for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards were announced today across categories in film, television, music and the literary world. In the film arena, top nominees were Amma Asante's "Belle," Gina Prince-Bythewood's "Beyond the Lights," Justin Simien's "Dear White People," Tate Taylor's "Get On Up" and Ava DuVernay's "Selma." Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be announced on Feb. 6. And remember to keep track of the season via The Circuit! Film Outstanding Motion Picture "Belle" (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films) "Beyond The Lights" (Relativity Media) "Dear White People" (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions) "Get On Up" (Universal Pictures) "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture Amma Asante, "Belle" (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films) Antoine Fuqua, "The Equalizer" (Columbia Pictures) Ava DuVernay, "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) John Ridley, "Jimi: All Is By My Side" (XLrator Media) Gina Prince-Bythewood, "Beyond The Lights
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‘Selma’ & ‘Get On Up’ Lead NAACP Image Awards Nominations

  • Deadline
Paramount’s Selma, Universal’s Get On Up and Lionsgate’s Dear White People are among the Outstanding Motion Picture nominees for the NAACP’s Image Awards, which will be bestowed live on TVOne on February 6. On the TV side, Shonda Rhimes’ ABC trifecta of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder are all up for best drama. Here is the full list:

Film

Outstanding Motion Picture

Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)

Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media)

Dear White People” (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)

Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)

Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Chadwick Boseman – “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)

David Oyelowo – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Denzel Washington – “The Equalizer” (Columbia Pictures)

Idris Elba – “No Good Deed” (Screen Gems)

Nate Parker – “Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – “Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)

Quvenzhané Wallis
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‘Get On Up,’ ‘Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Score NAACP Image Award Nominations (Full List)

‘Get On Up,’ ‘Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Score NAACP Image Award Nominations (Full List)
Belle,” “Beyond the Lights,” “Dear White People,” “Get On Up” and “Selma” have grabbed top film nominations for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards.

The Image Awards will be handed out Feb. 6 in a ceremony telecast live by TV One.

Get On Up” star Chadwick Boseman, “Selma’s” David Oyelowo, Nate Parker of “Beyond the Lights,” Gugu Mbatha-Raw of “Belle” and Tessa Thompson of “Dear White People” are among the actors who were cited.

Boseman, Oyelowo and Mbatha-Raw are all portraying real-life people.

In the TV heat, ABC freshman “Black-ish” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” Bet’s “The Game” and “Being Mary Jane” were among the top nominees. ABC did well, earning three of the five drama-series nominations. Also notable was Lifetime’s scoring seven of the 10 nominations in the two lead acting categories for telefilm/miniseries/dramatic special.

(Pictured: “Dear White People
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‘Get On Up,’ ‘Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Score NAACP Image Award Nominations (Full List)

‘Get On Up,’ ‘Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Score NAACP Image Award Nominations (Full List)
Belle,” “Beyond the Lights,” “Dear White People,” “Get On Up” and “Selma” have grabbed top film nominations for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards.

Get On Up” star Chadwick Boseman, “Selma’s” David Oyelowo, Nate Parker of “Beyond the Lights,” Gugu Mbatha-Raw of “Belle” and Tessa Thompson of “Dear White People” also earned top acting noms. The Image Awards will be handed out Feb. 6 in a ceremony telecast live by TV One.

In the TV heat, ABC freshman “Black-ish” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” Bet’s “The Game” and “Being Mary Jane” were among the top nominees.

(Pictured: “Dear White People”)

Here is a full list of Image Award nominees:

Motion Picture

Outstanding Motion Picture “Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films) “Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media) “Dear White People” (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions) “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures) “Selma” (Paramount Pictures
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Don Mitchell, 'Ironside' Actor, Dies At 70

Don Mitchell, co-star in the original Ironside television series, died of natural causes at his Encino, Calif., home on Dec. 8, according to the Los Angeles Times. Mitchell was 70.

In the NBC series, which ran from 1967 to 1975, Mitchell played Mark Sanger, the ex-con-turned-aide and bodyguard to Raymond Burr’s wheelchair-bound titular character, Robert T. Ironside. Mitchell reprised the role of Sanger in the 1993 reunion special, the TV film The Return of Ironside.

Blair Underwood starred in a short-lived revamping of the series, which aired on NBC earlier this year.

Mitchell's other television credits include appearances on CHiPs, Wonder Women, McMillan & Wife, I Dream of Jeannie and the soap opera Capitol. He also starred in the 1973 blaxploitation movie Scream Blacula Scream, also featuring Pam Grier and William Marshall.

Mitchell is survived by two daughters from his second marriage to actress Judy Pace.

–Molly Trinkoff

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Adam Lambert’s “Glee” Debut and Bob Newhart Returns to “The Big Bang Theory”

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Damon Wayans, Jr. will continue to appear on New Girl for the rest of the season. Wayans was originally signed to appear in four episodes but that has been extended to last the rest of the season.

It’s just missing a dvd of Dirty Dancing and a case of tissues.

Fox has ordered Fatrick for next season, a comedy by Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 creator Nahnatchka Kahn. The series follows a man who was fat as a child and is now looking back at how trying to survive being a chubby kid affected him in adulthood. After the genius of Apartment 23, I think I’d be willing to sample a show called “Kardashians Reading Phonebooks” if Kahn wrote it.

With Matt Lauer‘s contract ending on 2015, The Hollywood Reporter says that NBC is evaluating potential replacements for him. THR says that Willie Geist,
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Elinor Karpf-Hager, Writer for TV, Dies at 73

Screenwriter Elinor Karpf-Hager, who with husband-writing partner Stephen Karpf penned episodes of “The Name of the Game” and Kung Fu,” as well as the theatrical film “Adam at 6 A.M.,” died Oct. 21 in Moorpark, Calif. She was 73.

During a career that spanned the late 1960s to the early 1990s, Karpf-Hager also co-penned the TV movies “Marriage: Year One,” “Rolling Man,” “Gargoyles,” “Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell” and “Letters From Frank” and the 1976 miniseries “Captains and the Kings.” The Karpfs also created the daytime drama “Capitol,” which ran on CBS during the 1980s.

Karpf-Hager earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in radio/TV/film from Northwestern U.

She is survived by husband Robert Hager Jr.; two sons and a daughter; and eight grandchildren.
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Film Review: Kevin Spacey Comes Up Aces in ‘Casino Jack’

Chicago – The halls of the Capitol Building are paved with money. It takes a long time beyond civics class and history to realize that. Kevin Spacey illustrates that concept precisely playing “super lobbyist” and convicted larcenist Jack Abramoff in “Casino Jack”.

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Jack Abramoff’s story is a typical eye glazer for the average news consumer, but his actions effect everyone all the time.It is his story as an arch conservative con man, spewing religion while at the same time robbing people blind. And it’s all legal because the guys he has in his pockets make the law.

Basically the story revolves around Abramoff and his partner Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper), as they set up specific lobbying efforts on behalf of Native American casinos. They use these “retainers” from their clients to peddle influence with key people in Washington, including the new Speaker of the House, Tom Delay
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Brigitte Nielsen Previews the PRISM Awards

<div id="storyText" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"><div id="story" style="margin-bottom:8px;">Hollywood stars descended on Capitol Hill this week to honor groundbreaking mass media depictions of substance abuse and mental health issues with a preview of the 12th annual PRISM Awards -- co-hosted by our own <strong>Victoria Recano</strong> and airing simultaneously on seven cable networks on Saturday! &nbsp; <strong>Brigitte Nielsen</strong>, who very publicly kicked her addictions on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," was on hand to speak about her experiences. "It's an emotional day, it's an amazing day," Brigitte tells "The Insider." "It's nice to be back in Washington for this purpose. I'm celebrating one year and two months of sobriety, no cigarettes, and it's going to be the first time talking in public and in this place." A recovering alcoholic, Brigitte says, "I will be in treatment for the rest of my life but I'm loving it. I've got a second chance at life -- I've got my
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