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Black-ish: Season Four Ratings

Despite another sizable slide in the ratings last year, the Black-ish TV show was in no danger of cancellation. Thanks to its demo numbers, the family comedy remained a top-five performer for ABC, was in the top 10 in terms of total audience size, and spawned a Freeform spinoff called Grown-ish. This fourth installment ensures it will have sufficient episodes for a salable syndication package, so will Black-ish be cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned. An ABC sitcom, Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Peter Mackenzie, Jeff Meacham, Jenifer Lewis, Deon Cole, and Laurence Fishburne. Dre (Anderson) and Rainbow (Ross) Johnson want to give their children the best, and they're determined that best will include a strong sense of cultural identity and respect for the past, as their foundation for a bright future. In the
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Black-ish: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five on ABC?

Vulture Watch What changes are in store next for Dre and Rainbow Johnson and family? Has the Black-ish TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Black-ish season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A family comedy airing on the ABC television network, Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Peter Mackenzie, Jeff Meacham, Jenifer Lewis, Deon Cole, and Laurence Fishburne. Dre (Anderson) and Rainbow (Ross) Johnson want to give their children the best, and they’re determined that best will include a strong sense of cultural identity and
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Drag Race All Stars Recap: Was the Right Queen Snatched From the Game?

Drag Race All Stars Recap: Was the Right Queen Snatched From the Game?
Perhaps in honor of guest judge Kristin Chenoweth, the queens turned wicked on Thursday’s RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, which (almost) served up the biggest surprise ending of the season.

But let’s back up for a minute, because the drama started way before anyone got into costume. While sashaying through the workroom, Shangela discovered a note from Thorgy Thor that Trixie Mattel chose to hang in her workspace — one that read “F–k that shady bitch,” with an arrow pointing to Shangela’s name.

Naturally, Trixie could not — for the life of her!!! — understand why this would upset Shangela.
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ episode 4 recap: Who came out on top in ‘All Stars Snatch Program’? [Updating Live]

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ episode 4 recap: Who came out on top in ‘All Stars Snatch Program’? [Updating Live]
In Thursday’s fourth episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” Season 3, the remaining seven queens were tasked with impersonating famous celebrities in the game show challenge that riffs on “Match Game.” Which contestant came out on top as this week’s winner? And were Gold Derby’s predictions correct that either Chi Chi DeVayne or BeBe Zahara Benet would be eliminated?

See ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’: Was the right queen eliminated in ‘All Stars Snatch Program’? [Poll]

Below, check out our minute-by-minute “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” recap of Season 3, Episode 4, titled “All Stars Snatch Program,” to find out what happened Thursday, February 15. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite queens and who you think will ultimately join the list of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winners. Keep refreshing/reloading this page as we’ll be updating live.

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Drag Race All Star D.J. 'Shangela' Pierce Recalls Glee-king Out Over Sjp, Cozying Up to the X-Files Duo and More

Drag Race All Star D.J. 'Shangela' Pierce Recalls Glee-king Out Over Sjp, Cozying Up to the X-Files Duo and More
D.J. Pierce (aka Shangela Laquifa Wadley) returns to the RuPaul’s Drag Race stage on Thursday (VH1, 8/7c) for another season of All Stars — and he’s been busy since we last saw him.

In addition to his work on the big screen — he even appears in Lady Gaga’s upcoming A Star Is Born remake — Pierce has guest-starred on a handful of sitcoms and dramas since debuting on television in 2010. From having a kiki with Sarah Jessica Parker on the set of Glee to helping Scully and Mulder solve an out-of-this-world crime on The X-Files, Pierce has found
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Stylish Ensembles! See the Casts of Your Favorite Shows at the 2018 SAG Awards

Throughout awards show season, a lot of your favorite characters from hit shows occasionally cross paths on the red carpet, but the fun and unique aspect of the SAG Awards is that the entire cast of nominated shows celebrate together thanks to the SAG-specific “Best Ensemble” categories.

And this year, many of the nominated casts wore glitzy, color-coordinated looks that are so glamorous and so different from their on-screen costumes that we broke down each and every standout style, below.

This Is Us

The This Is Us cast clearly sent out a Pearson family group text before they hit the carpet,
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SAG Awards predictions secret: Size matters for comedies like ‘Orange is the New Black,’ ‘Glee,’ ‘Desperate Housewives’ …

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SAG Awards predictions secret: Size matters for comedies like ‘Orange is the New Black,’ ‘Glee,’ ‘Desperate Housewives’ …
When it comes to rewarding the best comedic cast on television, the SAG Awards often simply go with the biggest cast. Recent winners like “Orange is the New Black” (2014-2016), “Glee” (2009), “Desperate Housewives” (2004-2005) and “Ally McBeal” (1998) all prevailed thanks in part to having the most cast members on the voting ballot. Interestingly enough, all four of these were also hour-long dramedies, which suggests SAG voters are more apt to give the prize to large casts when they’re also in large productions.

What does this statistic mean in terms of predicting the 2018 SAG Awards? “Orange is the New Black” once again boasts the biggest comedy cast with a record-setting 45 men and women nominated for the Netflix prison series. That’s up from 37 cast members in 2016, 34 in 2015, and 40 in 2014. Of this year’s other nominated ensembles, Netflix’s “Glow” consists of 18 cast members, followed by HBO’s “Veep” at 15, ABC
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Jenifer Lewis Has Thoughts on Auditions: "Are You Out of Your F—ing Mind?"

Jenifer Lewis' IMDb page reads like the greatest hits of popular culture from the last three decades.

The actress, now the salty matriarch on Black-ish, has appeared in A Different World, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Girlfriends and Living Single — almost always the mother or an aunt. And those are just her TV credits. She also starred in What's Love Got to Do With It, The Preacher's Wife and The Princess and the Frog — again, usually tackling maternal roles. So the title of her new memoir, The Mother of Black Hollywood, came quite naturally.

Lewis,...
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Critics Choice Awards Winners: Who Took Home the Gold?

The 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards were held on Thursday night, and the event honored the biggest creative and acting forces on the small screen.

As expected, Big Little Lies, The Handmaid's Tale and Feud: Bette and Joan were well represented in terms of wins while Netflix racked up 20 nominations, but how many of them became wins?

Find out below!

Best Drama Series

American Gods (Starz)

The Crown (Netflix )

Game of Thrones (HBO)

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) — Winner

Stranger Things (Netflix) This Is Us (NBC)

Best Actor In A Drama Series

Sterling K. BrownThis Is Us (NBC) — Winner

Paul GiamattiBillions (Showtime)

Freddie HighmoreBates Motel (A&E)

Ian McShane – American Gods (Starz)

Bob OdenkirkBetter Call Saul (AMC)

Liev SchreiberRay Donovan (Showtime)

Best Actress In A Drama Series

Caitriona BalfeOutlander (Starz)

Christine BaranskiThe Good Fight (CBS All Access)

Claire FoyThe Crown (Netflix)

Tatiana Maslany
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Critics' Choice Awards: Big Little Lies, Sterling K. Brown and More TV Winners

Critics' Choice Awards: Big Little Lies, Sterling K. Brown and More TV Winners
The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards were held on Thursday night, honoring the year’s biggest achievements on screens both big and small.

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Netflix entered the race with the highest number of nominations (20 total!), though FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan had the distinct honor of being the most-nominated individual series. But as we were reminded during the broadcast, getting nominated is just the first step.

Scroll down for the complete list of TV nominees and winners, which will be updated throughout the night,
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Critics' Choice Awards 2018: Netflix, FX's Feud Lead TV Nominations

Critics' Choice Awards 2018: Netflix, FX's Feud Lead TV Nominations
Nominees for the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced Wednesday, setting the stage for a clash of the small-screen titans next month.

Though Netflix is leading the pack with 20 total nominations, it’s FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan that emerged as the most-nominated show, with five of its performers also scoring individual nods. FX’s Fargo and HBO’s Big Little Lies also fared well, earning five nominations a piece.

The winners — including those in the film categories, which you can read here — will be announced during a live ceremony airing Thursday, Jan. 11 at 8/7c on The CW.
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27th Annual Divas Simply Singing Event

Divas Simply Singing!, the longest consecutive running musical AIDS benefit in the United States, hosts its 27th annual fundraiser for The D.I.V.A. Foundation at the Taglyan Cultural Center in Hollywood California Saturday, December 9.

27th Annual Divas Simply Singing

Produced and hosted by Tony Award nominee, Spirit Award Winner, honored AIDS activist and D.I.V.A. Foundation Founder Sheryl Lee Ralph, the event will be most intimate gathering in the organization’s history – a cocktails, dinner and evening of song and entertainment in a unique club setting that will give all in attendance an up close experience with the performing artists.

“We are always trying to find creative ways to continue to raise HIV/AIDS awareness,” Ralph says. “Anytime you put on an event for over 25 years, there’s the danger of becoming old, too familiar and having the community take you for granted. So this year,
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‘Black-ish’ Star Jenifer Lewis Has No Problem Playing Hollywood’s Mother (Exclusive)

‘Black-ish’ Star Jenifer Lewis Has No Problem Playing Hollywood’s Mother (Exclusive)
Since making her Broadway debut in Eubie! in 1979, Jenifer Lewis has become a fixture onscreen with roles on A Different World, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Girlfriends and Meet the Browns, as well as starring in films like Jackie’s Back and The Cookout. She’s perhaps best known for playing a string of iconic mothers; her onscreen offspring includes Taraji P. Henson (Not Easily Broken), Angela Bassett (What’s Love Got to Do With It), Whitney Houston (The Preacher’s Wife) and Tupac Shakur (Poetic Justice).

“I was everybody’s mama because I was a born leader,” Lewis boasts to Et. She has no qualms about the mothers she’s played, or even about taking on the roles that some of her colleagues in Hollywood may have viewed as stereotypes.

“Obviously, I’ll do anything,” she says with a laugh. “I don’t care what it is; for that kind of money, I’ll play the
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Black-ish: Season Four Viewer Votes

Do Dre and Rainbow Johnson keep it real for their kids in the fourth season of the Black-ish TV show on ABC? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Black-ish is cancelled or renewed for season five. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all the Black-ish season four episodes below. An ABC sitcom, Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Peter Mackenzie, Jeff Meacham, Jenifer Lewis, Deon Cole, and Laurence Fishburne. Dre (Anderson) and Rainbow (Ross) Johnson want to give their children the best, and they’re determined that best will include a strong sense of cultural
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Whitney Houston Refused Therapy, Says black-ish Star Jenifer Lewis

Whitney Houston Refused Therapy, Says black-ish Star Jenifer Lewis
In her memoir The Black Mother of Hollywood — excerpted exclusively in the current issue of People — black-ish star Jenifer Lewis opens up about a candid moment she had with legendary singer Whitney Houston.

“Whitney and I took to each other like eggs and bacon,” Lewis writes of her The Preacher’s Wife costar.

“Lordy, we laughed, sang and acted a fool together! I loved Whitney, not only for her extraordinary talents but for her warmth and humor. it became more and more clear that she carried heavy burdens,” Lewis continues of Houston, who was found submerged in the bathtub in
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‘Black-ish’ Star Jenifer Lewis Says She Convinced a Man Not to Rape Her

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‘Black-ish’ Star Jenifer Lewis Says She Convinced a Man Not to Rape Her
Black-ish” star Jenifer Lewis said she literally acted her way out of being sexually assaulted. Lewis recently detailed an experience from her early 20s to People, saying she opened her door to who she assumed was a delivery man who tried to rape her in New York City. “Suddenly a guy came into my apartment with a knife,” the actress said. “He tried to rape, but I talked myself out of that. It was the greatest performance of my life.” The actress said she was able to convince her would-be rapist that she had a sexually transmitted disease that he would.
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How black-ish's Jenifer Lewis Talked Her Would-Be Rapist Out of Assaulting Her

How black-ish's Jenifer Lewis Talked Her Would-Be Rapist Out of Assaulting Her
Jenifer Lewis thought she was opening the door to a delivery man.

“Suddenly a guy came into my apartment with a knife,” the black-ish actress tells People of being in her early 20s in New York City. “He tried to rape, but I talked myself out of that. It was the greatest performance of my life.”

Lewis, 60, says she convinced her would-be assailant that she had a venereal disease that would make him sick if he attempted to have sex with her. She details the harrowing incident — along with her battle with sex addiction and bipolar disorder — in her memoir The Black Mother of Hollywood,
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Black-ish Grandma Jenifer Lewis Opens Up About Her Battle with Sex Addiction and Bipolar Disorder

Black-ish Grandma Jenifer Lewis Opens Up About Her Battle with Sex Addiction and Bipolar Disorder
Jenifer Lewis is not one to hold anything back.

“We are as sick as our secrets, so I tell everything,” says the 60-year-old singer and actress, who lived with undiagnosed bipolar disorder and a sex addiction through her 20s.

Now starring on the ABC sitcom black-ish, Lewis, who proudly says she’s worked as the mom of “every black actor in the business,” is revealing her journey to a happier, healthier life in her memoir The Mother of Black Hollywood, excerpted exclusively in the current issue of People.

Lewis writes in her memoir that her sex addiction really kicked in
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'Black-ish' Star Jenifer Lewis Settles with La Fitness Over Trainer Ripoff

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Jenifer Lewis, the grandma on "Black-ish" just lined her pocket with $13,000 courtesy of La Fitness after suing over a crooked gym employee. Lewis claimed in a lawsuit she met an La Fitness front desk manager at the West L.A. club. She says they got chummy, started dating, and 3 months into the relationship he convinced her to loan him money for a movie he was producing. She says he fleeced her for $50k. She sued
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