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Robin Thede to Host Weekly Late-Night Show on Bet

Robin Thede on “The Nightly Show”

Robin Thede is returning to late-night TV. The former “Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore” head writer and contributor will host and exec produce “The Rundown With Robin Thede” for Bet. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news.

Thede, who made history as the first black female head writer on a late-night comedy show, will “take on the week’s headlines in politics and pop culture with a fast-paced, no-holds-barred show that will feature social commentary, sketch comedy, and pop culture parodies,” THR reports.

Race will be an integral part of “The Rundown,” but not its sole focus. “This is going to be a show that is absolutely geared to a black audience and told from a black, female perspective,” Thede tells THR. “Does that limit it to only race issues? Absolutely not. It’s going to be things that matter to the community, but it’s also a recap of politics and pop culture from the week. It’s things that matter to my audience and to people who care what I think.”

Using a certain recently-ousted Fox News host as an example, Thede jokes, “If Bill O’Reilly calls a woman ‘hot chocolate,’ this is definitely going to be a show you want to tune in to hear what we have to say about it. When that stuff happens and other shows comment on it, it’s always as an observer, not as a witness. As a black woman, I can tell you how that would make me feel and tell you the jokes that would make sense to me and the community that Bet serves.”

Along the same lines as “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” and the upcoming late-night shows from Sarah Silverman and Iliza Shlesinger, Thede believes she can best make her mark in a weekly format. “We can take more of a helicopter view of the week and pick out things that spoke to our audience and have fun with those and tailor it,” she observes, and “the field pieces will be more evergreen.”

Chris Rock, also set to exec produce “The Rundown,” comments that supporting Thede was “a no-brainer.” Describing her as “good and funny in front of the camera and amazing behind the camera,” Rock tells THR, “Robin is really talented and she deserves a shot. I’m happy Bet stepped up and think people are going to like her.”

Joining Thede and Rock as executive producers are Lilly Burns, Genevieve Aniello, John Skidmore, and Tony Hernandez.

Thede served as a regular cast member of “The Nightly Show” beginning in its second season. She was the head writer for Wilmore at the 2016 White House Correspondents Dinner and during her tenure at “The Queen Latifah Show.” Thede has also written for several Bet Awards ceremonies and “The Real Husbands of Hollywood.”

Check out Thede’s “Black Lady Sign Language” segment on “The Nightly Show” below.

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Denzel Washington's Jay Z Impression Is Just Too Good

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Denzel Washington's Jay Z Impression Is Just Too Good
Denzel Washington showed off his impersonation skills during an appearance on The Queen Latifah Show back in 2014, and we're still not over it. After Queen Latifah tried to get Denzel to rap, he got shy, shifting gears to talk about his relationship with rapper Jay Z. He said, "I was in the studio with Lenny Kravitz, and he was doing something with Jay Z. . . . It was 'Change Clothes.'" As Denzel imitated Jay Z's laugh, Queen Latifah cracked up, saying, "That's exactly how he is!" Watch the funny interaction above, and then check out Denzel's recent reunion with his childhood librarian for her 99th birthday. Related:Denzel Washington and His Wife Show Off Their 33-Year Marriage on the Red Carpet
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Get a Sneak Peek Inside Vanessa Williams's July 4 Wedding

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Get a Sneak Peek Inside Vanessa Williams's July 4 Wedding
Vanessa Williams tied the knot in a stunning July 4 ceremony, and now the world is finally getting a peek at her wedding video. The actress, who married Jim Skrip in Buffalo, NY, on the Summer holiday, stunned during her Egyptian-themed ceremony and reception. In the video, Vanessa is seen getting ready before walking down the aisle toward Jim. The priest's emotional speech can also be heard as more footage of the pair's big day is played. Vanessa announced her engagement during an appearance on The Queen Latifah Show in September 2014, about two years after she and Jim started dating. Keep reading to watch the video and see stunning photos of her 14-carat gold-plated extravagant invites by Adorn.
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Queen Latifah on ‘Bessie,’ Her Past and What She’ll Conquer Next

Queen Latifah on ‘Bessie,’ Her Past and What She’ll Conquer Next
Queen Latifah has never shied away from a battle.

She was 16 years old when she told Michael Kenneth Williams that she wanted to be a rapper. She jokes that the actor didn’t believe her, but Williams says that had more to do with his lack of faith in the industry than in his belief in Latifah.

“Female rappers were relatively taboo, so I was like, ‘Ok, that’s cool. Be all you can be!’ ” Williams recalls with a laugh. “But in my wildest imagination, I didn’t think she would really become what she is today, simply because I’d never seen it before. Who makes it out of the ’hood and does that? But she proved me wrong.”

These days, the 45-year-old rapper-turned-actress-turned-mogul sits at the helm of a $100 million business, Flavor Unit Entertainment (named for the group of emcees she belonged to at the start of her
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Vanessa Williams Stuns in Her Gorgeous Wedding Pictures

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Vanessa Williams Stuns in Her Gorgeous Wedding Pictures
Vanessa Williams tied the knot with Jim Skrip in Buffalo, NY, last Saturday, looking beautiful in her wedding dress on the big day. In pictures from the pair's ceremony, they're seen smiling as their guests take pictures and hold up sparklers. At one point, Vanessa was also seen standing on a set of stairs holding her gorgeous bouquet. Vanessa announced her engagement during an interview on The Queen Latifah Show in September 2014, about two years after she and Jim started dating. The couple met while they were on vacation in Egypt, and after Jim proposed, Vanessa posted a picture of her engagement ring on Instagram. Keep reading for sweet pictures of Vanessa and her husband, then check out more celebrities' Summer weddings!
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Vanessa Williams Marries Fiance Jim Skrip

Vanessa Williams and fiancé Jim Skrip tied the knot Saturday, July 4, in front of their families and friends in an intimate wedding in Buffalo, N.Y. Williams announced her engagement in September during an episode of The Queen Latifah Show. “I got engaged,” she confessed after Queen Latifah teased her about being blinded by her new […]

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Vanessa Williams Weds

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Vanessa Williams Weds
It was a Fourth of July to remember for Vanessa Williams.

The "Ugly Betty" alum tied the knot with Jim Skrip in a ceremony attended by family and friends on July 4, Vanessa's rep confirmed.

Vanessa and Jim – a former accountant – met while traveling through Egypt.

Photos: Celeb Couples Who Wed In 2015

She announced her engagement in September on "The Queen Latifah Show."

It's the third marriage for the 52-year-old actress. She was previously married to Ramon Hervey and former basketball star Rick Fox.

Photos: Celebrity Wedding Pics

Vanessa has ...

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'Single Ladies' Returns Tonight to a Rebranded Centric - "The First Network Designed for Black Women"

Announced early last year, Centric, formerly known as Bet on Jazz, Bet Jazz, and Bet J, and launched in September 1996 as a spin-off cable television channel of Bet, is being rebranded, yet again - this time as a specifically black woman-focused network, calling itself "the first network designed for black women." Those rebranding efforts continue to take shape in 2015, starting with the relaunch of the network's pickup of the canceled VH1 drama series "Single Ladies," which premieres tonight, March 18, 2015, which will air on both Centric and Bet (for those without Centric). Centric also previously announced an exclusive co-production deal with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment to produce new content for the network. Also, Flavor Unit Entertainment’s talk show, "The Queen Latifah Show," which was just canceled by CBS, will also be airing in primetime on Centric. “We are thrilled to be working once again with...

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Why Can’t Queen Latifah Keep a Daytime Talk Show?

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Queen Latifah turns 45 today, and she certainly has a lot to celebrate. She’s a beautiful, talented, and award-winning entertainer (two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Grammy, plus an Oscar nomination for her role in Chicago) with a wicked sense of humor. She’s getting some early awards buzz for her portrayal of Bessie Smith in the upcoming HBO film Bessie (due May 16), so her acting return is on the horizon. However, with Latifah’s second self-titled talk show getting canceled in November — the last episode aired March 6 — it seems like she can’t quite conquer the couch-and-coffee world. She has all the equipment, so what gives?

The Queen Latifah Show’s first run lasted a little more than two years (1999-2001), and its recent reboot barely scraped the 15-month mark. Now, it’s not like the show didn’t have promise: the September 2013 premiere was the highest rated talk
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Talkshow Host Race Heats Up 2015 Daytime Emmys

Talkshow Host Race Heats Up 2015 Daytime Emmys
Last year, there was a tie in the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards’ talkshow host category, between Katie CouricKatie” and Dr. Mehmet Oz of “The Dr. Oz Show.”

It’s a dead certainty that double honor won’t be repeated, since “Katie” was canceled. Also, while Oz is still on the air, he spent his summer being grilled before a Senate committee over the promotion of questionable diet aids on his show. How voters handle the scandal remains to be seen.

As for the rest of last year’s nominees, syndication’s “The Rachael Ray Show” continues — with Ray often nominated but winless in the host category — along with “The Talk” on CBS.

ABC’s “The View” is a wildcard for a repeat nom after a rollercoaster year saw the retirement of Barbara Walters, exits of Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, introductions of Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace, and
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NAACP Image Awards: black-ish, Trip to Bountiful, Murder and Scandal Win Big

NAACP Image Awards: black-ish, Trip to Bountiful, Murder and Scandal Win Big
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.

RelatedSAG Awards 2015: Oitnb, Downton, Viola Davis, William H. Macy Win Big

On the drama side, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder picked up a pair of wins each, while Lifetime’s The Trip to Bountiful TV-movie amassed four wins, including for
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Tyra Banks’ New Daytime Talker ‘The Fab Life’ Set to Air in Majority of Us

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Tyra Banks’ New Daytime Talker ‘The Fab Life’ Set to Air in Majority of Us
Seventy percent of the country will syndicate the show, which will be co-hosted by Chrissy Teigen and Joe Zee, among others

Tyra Banks‘ return to daytime has certainly captivated the nation’s affiliates as the syndicated talk show has sold to nearly 70 percent of television stations in the country.

“The Fab Life,” a lifestyle chat show with the former supermodel at the helm, has sold to 24 out of the top 25 markets according to Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution.

“Local station interest and resulting sales for ‘The Fab Life’ have been outstanding,” Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution president,
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YouTuber Brendan Jordan Models Clothing Line For American Apparel

Brendan Jordan knows how to dance, and apparently he knows how to model, too. The 15-year-old vlogger who recently rose to digital stardom after dancing in the background of a local newscast has become a model for American Apparel.

Jordan became an internet sensation back in October 2014 when he was caught “diva-bombing” to some Lady Gaga-inspired moves behind a news reporter in his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada. The video now boasts over 3 million views. Jordan’s quick succession to fame has allowed him to appear on The Queen Latifah show, get a shout-out from Lady Gaga herself, and appear at the December 8 DigiTour event in Las Vegas.

Now, he’s the newest, fabulous face of American Apparel’s latest ad campaign. Jordan is seen posing in four different, brightly-colored outfits giving plenty of attitude (his modeling isn’t too shabby, either). The full text from the ad’s
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Queen Latifah to Pay Laid-Off Talk Show Staff With Her Own Money

Queen Latifah to Pay Laid-Off Talk Show Staff With Her Own Money
Just call her Santa Claus. Queen Latifah is making sure that the laid-off staff of her cancelled talk show is being taken care of for Christmas. I just got word that Latifah is using her own money to pay the show's crew through the holidays even though production has officially shut down. (While original episodes of the show will run through March, the production crew is no longer necessary.) It was announced about a month ago that The Queen Latifah Show had been cancelled after two seasons. Produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, the show included a roster of high-profile guests, including Bill Clinton and Nicole Kidman. "Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team,...
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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

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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

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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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Scandal, black-ish and Oitnb Lead NAACP Image Award Nominations

Scandal, black-ish and Oitnb Lead NAACP Image Award Nominations
With a half-dozen nods apiece, ABC’s Scandal and black-ish, Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black and the Lifetime TV-movie The Trip to Bountiful lead the TV nominees for the 46th NAACP Image Awards, which will be held Feb. 6, 2015 and broadcast on TV One.

ABC meanwhile led all networks, with a total of 26 nominations.

The NAACP Image Awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film. Here are some of this year’s major TV categories; the complete list is here. (Coming later this week: SAG Award and Golden Globe nominations.
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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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