Cabaret star Minnelli kicked off the ceremony, which honours movie, TV and music icons, with a performance of Frank Sinatra classic New York, New York at Big Apple venue the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
The night also saw a reunion for Fox, who was presented with the Fan Favorite Award by funnyman Stiller alongside his former Family Ties colleagues.
Other winners included singing duo Daryl Hall and John Oates, who picked up the Music Icon trophy, the stars of Hot In Cleveland handed over the Pop Culture Award to The Facts of Life cast, and U.S. TV host Regis Philbin was presented with the Legend Award by Barbara Walters. »
It's a "Family Ties" reunion! Michael J. Fox reunited with his former on-screen sister Justine Bateman at Sunday's TV Land Awards. In its 9th year, the TV Land Awards ceremony was held in New York City for the first time.
In addition to the "Family Ties" sibs, nearly the entire Cosby family reunited to accept the Impact Award for "The Cosby Show." Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Sabrina Le Beauf, Tempestt Bledsoe, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Raven Symone and Lisa Bonet were all in the house.
Justine Bateman adds some edge to her dress with bold bracelets and knee-high boots.
We still can't look at Bill Cosby without getting a Jello craving. »
Here’s Tyler Perry’s most recent message to his followers, sent out today.
Nothing particularly exciting within it; but what stands out is this this part: “House Of Payne just celebrated its 210th episode… Let me just put this in perspective for you. House Of Payne has done more episodes than Good Times, more episodes than Sanford And Son, and even more episodes than The Cosby Show. The Jeffersons is the only show of this genre to have more episodes.”
Really? So, I guess House Of Payne has already overtaken Fred and Lamont, the Huxtables, and is on its way to topping George and Weezie. That has to be something worth celebrating right?
I’ve really only watched a few episodes of the series, if only to see what it’s like for myself, so that I can at least comment on it. And a few episodes is all »
Diana Ross says hello to 67 today. Born Diane Ernestine Earle Ross, the singer’s music has appeared in many films including Happy Gilmore, Why Do Fools Fall In Love and Slaves Of New York. The film Lady Sings The Blues kick-started her acting career. She later appeared in Mahogany, The Wiz, Out Of Darkness and Double Platinum.
Teddy Pendergrass would have been 61 today. The soulful singer, who sang with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, made his acting debut as a night club singer in the movie Soup For One. His songs can be heard in films such as The Nutty Professor, Undercover Brother and Alfie.
Celebrated TV and film actor Bill Cosby (loved him in Ghost Dad) once had a program called The Cosby Show with seriously fabulous opening credits. Those credits have been remixed to an electronic dance beat, and I'm telling you Sabrina La Beauf has never been funkier. Mysteriously, Lisa Bonet is the worst. Anyway: Have a glorious weekend and let Phylicia Rashad's sashaying lead the way! [YouTube] »
Flashback FridayCelebrating Black Films of 1991For Black films, 1991 was big year. There are a number of all Black films that left memorable impressions on us as well inspired a generation to act. Twenty years later, it's without a doubt these films left a cultural footprint bigger than anyone expected. If it wasn't tackling issues of racism or urban drug trade, the films released in 1991 made brave choices to examine interracial relationships or the detriments of revenge. None of these films would have been possible without the talents of our favorite Black actors and actresses. Today, we're taking a walk down memory lane to remember the films of 1991 and find out where everyone is now.New Jack CityReleased: March 8, 1991 'New Jack City,' was based on the original story and screenplay written by Thomas Lee Wright, and became the prototype for a Black crime drama. It showed crime lord, Nino Brown »
She’s also appeared in The Cosby Show, Clockers, In The House, The Practice, The Steve Harvey Show, Big Momma’s House 2, Disappearing Acts, K-Ville, Drop Dead Diva, House of Payne, Law & Order and Meet The Browns. Pheww! The girl has been working.
The next film project we can expect to see her in is the movie Bolden!, about the first Cornet King of New Orleans, alongside Anthony Mackie, Omari Hardwick, Wendell Pierce, Omar Gooding and Jackie Earle Haley.
Actor Al Freeman Jr. is 77 today. The accomplished actor, who began his career in an episode of the 1958 TV series Suspicion, became the first African-American actor to be honored with an Emmy award in the Best Lead Actor category. His credits include a long list of various television programs and movies such as Kojak, Roots: The Next Generation, Dutchman, soap opera One Life To Live and Down In The Delta. Playing Elijah Muhammed in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X may be considered his most memorable role.
Actress Sabrina LeBeauf will be 53 today. The actress is probably best known for her role as Sondra Huxtable on The Cosby Show. She beat out Whitney Houston for that role. She earned a BA in Theatre Arts from UCLA and an Mfa in acting from the Yale School of Drama where she was a classmate of John Turturro, Charles S. Dutton and Oscar-nominee Angela Bassett. »
Like I said way back in Sept 2009 (Here), one of the most overrated TV programs in history, in my opinion, has to be The Cosby Show sit-com on NBC.
Like I said in that piece, black folks went out of their ever-loving, frigging minds about that program, mainly because it was a show about a well-to-do upper middle class black couple with frighteningly perfect kids (“Oh joy! Finally the whole world will see that we’re not all pimps, drug dealers, thugs and prostitutes!” - Really? That’s all it takes to make us happy?) The basic fact was that The Cosby Show was, when you get down to it, just another typical sit-com totally indistinguishable from other sitcoms through TV’s history.
However, for my money, Cosby’s dimly remembered, earlier TV show was far and away a much better program. I’m referring to The Bill Cosby Show »
Outsourced returns to NBC's Thursday night comedy lineup on Thursday, March 17 at 10:30 Pm. Rizwan Manji and Parvesh Cheena are two of the stars of this new show, and they both recently held a conference call to discuss the first season. Take a look at what they had to say below.
Parvesh I understand that you're the one in the cast most likely to be found clowning around with the novelty toys that are props in the show.
Parvesh Cheena: That's true.
It's true are you playing pranks with them on the set? What are some of your favorites and please bear in mind that your costar is on the line to set everyone straight if you don't come clean.
Parvesh Cheena: Of course Rizwan has been the brunt of many of my pranks.
Rizwan Manji: Unfortunately.
Parvesh Cheena: Riz tends to fall asleep during filming »
The Sweathogs will be back in primetime next month. Some of them, anyway.
TV Land will honor the 1970s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter" at this year's TV Land Awards, and its most famous cast member, John Travolta, will be on hand to accept the 35th Anniversary Award. He'll be joined by co-stars Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (Freddie), Ron Palillo (Horshack) and Marcia Strassman (Julie Kotter).
Kaplan, incidentally, has carved out a nice post-comedy career as a poker player. He's won more than $1 million over the years at various poker events, and until recently he was the host of "High Stakes Poker" on Gsn.
The TV Land Awards are scheduled to tape on April 10 in New York »
Welcome Back, Kotter will receive the 35th Anniversary Award at the 2011 TV Land Awards, which tape April 10 and air April 17. John Travolta will reunite with his fellow cast members to accept the honor. (“What?…Where?”) As of now, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (Freddie “Boom Boom” Washington), Ron Palillo (Arnold Horshack) and Marcia Strassman (Mr. Kotter’s wife, Julie) are confirmed to join Vinnie Barbarino. Other names will be announced.
Previously announced 2011 honorees include Regis Philbin (Legend Award), Family Ties (Fan Favorite Award) and The Cosby Show (Impact Award). Welcome Back, Kotter starred comic Gabe Kaplan as Gabe Kotter, a man who returns »
- Mandi Bierly
John Travolta is to reunite with his Welcome Back, Kotter co-stars at the annual TV Land Awards in April.
The Grease star kickstarted his career in the high-school sitcom, playing dumb student Vinnie Barbarino, before finding fame on the big screen, and now he's heading back to class at the TV Land Awards in New York, when he will meet up with his former colleagues Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Ron Palillo and Marcia Strassman.
The comedy show will celebrate its 35th anniversary at the gala.
This year's awards take place at New York's Javits Center. Other honourees include beloved TV personality Regis Philbin (Legend Award), sitcom Family Ties (Fan Favorite Award) and The Cosby Show (Impact Award). »
John Travolta will reunite with the cast of Welcome Back, Kotter at the TV Land Awards 2011 where the 1970s sitcom will receive the 35th Anniversary Award. Welcome Back, Kotter, which ran from 1975-1979, revolved around an inner-city high school teacher, Mr. Kotter (Gabe Kaplan) who returns to his alma mater to teach a new generation of under-achieving misfits nicknamed the “Sweathogs.” No word yet if Kaplan, on whose real-life experiences the comedy was based, will be at the reunion, but scheduled to appear with Travolta are co-stars Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Ron Palillo and Marcia Strassman. Previously announced honorees at this year's TV Land Awards include Regis Philbin (Legend Award), Family Ties (Fan Favorite Award) and The Cosby Show (Impact Award). »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Find out why this reader hated this year's Oscar show so much - I Mean . . . What?! In the wake of the show, check out this reader's top 10 past wins - Carly's Critiques This blogger got so close to seeing all the Oscar-nominated films! - Ciara Lavelle Get excited for the season two premiere of Tlc's reality show Sister Wives - Stars of Reality Wow, check out Keshia Knight Pulliam (The Cosby Show's Rudy) all grown up - Iz a Trend »
Is it warm in here or is it the hideously loud sweaters we're wearing? Actually, the rise in temperature probably has more to do with the hot photos this one-time child star has just taken. Seriously, the sight of this gal all grown up has us wanting to take a cold shower. Or, at the very least, cool off with a Coke. So who is it? It's Keshia Knight Pulliam! As youngest daughter Rudy Huxtable on the classic '80s sitcom The Cosby Show, her wise-beyond-her-years wit was only matched by her killer grin. Of course, as Rolling Out magazine's cover girl, the House of Payne actress proves she now has killer »
CBS ends actor's Us show with offensive comments on radio show and alcoholism seen as causes
Oh, the irony. If Sheen had taken his own counsel he might not now be losing his job. And America would not be losing its biggest hit comedy series of the past decade – Two and a Half Men.
In a curt announcement, CBS said it had decided to cancel this season of shows "based on the totality of Charlie Sheen's statements, conduct and condition". Sheen, America's highest paid TV actor, stands to lose $14m (£8.7m) in earnings.
Filming of the 30-minute show had been due to restart next week after Sheen's latest bout of rehabilitation for drink and drugs, »
- Ed Pilkington
Tyler Perry has entertained audiences for years now with many film and television programs one of which is House of Payne and Volume Six of the popular show is now out on DVD. The series airs on the cable channel TBS and is sort of a cross between The Honeymooners and Family Matters. The show is the brainchild of Perry and has been on TV since 2007. It is currently in its seventh season.
House of Payne revolves around a middle-class African-American family that lives in a suburban part of Atlanta, Georgia. The family consists of many multi-generational members. They include patriarch Curtis Payne (Lavan Davis), a grumpy overweight fire chief who mirrors Ralph Kramden. The matriarch Ella (Cassi Davis) is more down to earth and caring and is the perfect yin to Curtis’ yang.
- Randall Unger
Whether it's as Clair Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" or Gilda in "For Colored Girls," Phylicia Rashad has built her career on playing strong and memorable women. In the new Halle Berry film "Frankie & Alice," based on a true story of a go-go dancer who suffers from dissociative identity disorder, Rashad continues that tradition and tackles the role of Edna Murdoch, Berry's on-screen mother. Rashad says she didn't think twice about accepting the role because it's a "fine, very well made film." Rashad, a native of Houston, Texas, is also honing her talents behind the scenes. On March 23, the Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles will present Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," directed by Rashad. She spoke with Essence.com about "Frankie & Alice" and reprising "A Raising in the Sun." Here's what you said:Jai commented via Facebook: "I loved her in 'The Old Settler.'"Vanessa »
The Us Navy has rewarded Bill Cosby with an honorary rank. According to CNN, the comedian attended a ceremony on Thursday in Washington to speak about his early life in the service. "I wasn't a bad boy, I was just sort of left to wander around," said Cosby, who served as a hospital corpsman as a young man. The Cosby Show star joined the Navy in 1956. "I don't want to join the Army (more) »
- By Mike Moody
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