Denzel Washington clears up ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ rumor

Denzel Washington doesn’t remember clashing with Ellen Pompeo on the set of “Grey’s Anatomy.” The “Training Day” star — who directed the “Grey’s Anatomy” star in a 2016 episode of the ABC medical drama’s 12th season, titled “The Sound of Silence” featuring a storyline where Ellen had her jaw broken by a epileptic patient — has […]

Tito Jackson requests this song be played at his funeral

Tito Jackson wants one of his own songs played at his funeral. The 68-year-old musician wants his track “Love One Another” — from his latest album Under Your Spell — played as he is laid to rest because he would want the song’s message to inspire the mourners. When asked by NME which song he […]

Naturi Naughton reminds us she’s a triple threat talent in ‘Queens’

Naturi Naughton

Naturi Naughton reminds us she’s a triple threat talent in the ABC series “Queens.” The series centers on four women in their 40s who are former members of a popular ’90s hip-hop group. Naughton stars as “Jill Da Thrill,” a hard-core rhyme spitter who’s working to balance her sexuality and spirituality. The ensemble cast also […]

Nina Simone’s granddaughter defends Chloe Bailey’s risqué performance

Chloe Bailey, one half of the dynamic R&B duo Chloe x Halle, made her solo television debut Friday, June 18, 2021, on ABC’s “Juneteenth: Together We Triumph — A Soul of a Nation Special,” performing a cover of Nina Simone’s 1965 classic “Feeling Good.” Many viewers felt the singer’s set was simply too sexy for […]

Lex Scott Davis embodies brains, beauty and toughness in ABC’s ‘Rebel’

Lex Scott Davis

Lex Scott Davis stars in ABC’s new drama series “Rebel.” Inspired by real-life activist Erin Brokovich, the series follows Annie “Rebel” Bello (actress Katey Sagal), a legal advocate without a degree. Davis plays Cassidy, Rebel’s daughter with second husband Benji Ray (actor James Lesure), a corporate attorney. Speaking to rolling out, Scott discusses Cassidy’s background and what […]

Tika Sumpter excited to show character’s evolution on ‘Mixed-ish’

Tika Sumpter Mixedish

Tika Sumpter is excited to show how her character, Alicia Johnson, on ABC’s comedy series “Mixed-ish” is evolving into a boss this season. With Alicia now working as a partner at her father-in-law’s law firm, the entire Johnson household prepares itself for a shift in their routine. Speaking to rolling out, Sumpter explains how her […]

Yara Shahidi developing new cannabis comedy, ‘Smoakland’

“Grown-ish” star Yara Shahidi is making a few power moves behind the camera and developing a new comedy about the cannabis industry called “Smoakland” with her production company. Shahidi launched 7th Sun Productions with her mother and business partner Keri Shahidi last year, and they will partner with ABC Signature, Freeform and writers Jewel Coronel […]

5 notable Black sitcom reunions (videos)

Do you remember running to the television to catch a new episode of your favorite sitcom? Whether you were dreaming to enroll at Hillman College, wanting to become an honorary family member of the Banks of Bel-Air, or fantasizing about kicking it after school at The Den, it is a universal truth that Black sitcoms […]

Nicholas Pinnock and Joy Bryant usher in new chapter on ABC’s ‘For Life’

Nicholas Pinnock & Joy Bryant

Season two of ABC’s hit drama series “For Life” ushers in a period of transition and adjustment. Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock) wins his retrial without compromising his principles. Awaiting him outside prison walls is his wife, Marie (Joy Bryant), who has her own challenges ahead as they reacclimate. Ahead of the premiere, rolling out spoke […]

50 Cent explains his approach to storytelling on ABC legal drama ‘For Life’

50 Cent explains

The meteoric rise of Curtis “50 Cent“ Jackson as a television producer and actor continues. Expanding beyond the STARZ network, Jackson’s second signature crime drama series, “For Life,” returns for a second season on ABC. Ahead of the season premiere, rolling out caught up with the Queens, New York, native, who serves as executive producer […]

‘Black-ish’ stars Marsai Martin and Miles Brown discuss growing up on, off TV

Marsai Martin and Miles Brown

For seven seasons, Marsai Martin and Miles Brown have grown up before our eyes as Diane and Jack, the youngest members of the Johnson family on the hit ABC comedy “Black-ish.” Today, young adulthood is fully within their sights. During an interview with rolling out, the accomplished young actors discuss how their personal growth and […]

Anthony Anderson, Marcus Scribner deepen bond in 7th season of ‘Black-ish’

Black-ish Star Anthony Anderson

“Black-ish” continues to be a force in television ratings and conversation-starting. Returning for its seventh season on ABC this week, the Johnson family continues to evolve. Speaking to rolling out, Anthony Johnson (Dre) and Marcus Scribner (Dre Jr.) weigh in on the upcoming season. Additionally, art will continue to imitate life as the upcoming election […]

Hit producer Shonda Rhimes reveals why she ditched ABC for Netflix

Shonda Rhimes felt like she was “dying” working in network television. The 50-year-old producer — who created the hit medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” — has revealed she quit ABC to join Netflix in 2017 because the streaming platform gave her more freedom. Recalling her conversation with Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, Rhimes explained: “The first thing […]

Leslie Jones adds game show host to growing résumé with ‘Supermarket Sweep’

Leslie Jones Supermarket Sweep

Comedienne and actress Leslie Jones is adding game show host and executive producer to her already impressive résumé. This fall, Jones heads to ABC network as host and executive producer of the game show “Supermarket Sweep.” Originally airing on ABC from 1965 to 1967, the 2020 reboot of the hit show puts Jones firmly in […]

Nelly, Skai Jackson join other celebs for season 29 of ‘Dancing With the Stars’

“Dancing with the Stars” is waltzing its way back on to TV screens this September. Season 29 of the popular celebrity dance competition will premiere Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, and the new all-star cast has been announced. On Wednesday morning, Sept. 2, the all-star cast that will be taking over the ballroom this season was […]

Jimmy Kimmel catching heat for not addressing blackface controversy

The heat beneath comedian and late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has been turned up after he chose to go on vacation instead of apologizing for wearing blackface and saying the N-word in the 1990s. A cacophony of cries calling for ABC to fire the host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” began after it was uncovered […]

Multiple talk shows to be filmed without audiences have been revealed

Starting on Monday, March 16, 2020, some ABC and CBS talk shows will join a number of others who have cut their “live audience” due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, ABC said: “As a precautionary measure, we have decided to temporarily suspend the live audience for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” beginning Monday, March […]

Michael Ealy calls ‘Stumptown’ on-screen relationship more vibe than romance

Michael Ealy Stumptown Character

Michael Ealy calls “Stumptown” character’s on-screen relationship with Dex more of a vibe than a romance. “Stumptown” is based on the graphic novels by Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth, and follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders, Avengers), an ex-Army veteran turned private investigator. Juggling PTSD and caring for her brother, Parios finds herself at odds with both […]

Beyoncé takes fans behind the scenes of her ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ album

Beyoncé gave fans an inside look at the making of her The Lion King: The Gift album with a TV special. The 38-year-old superstar — who voiced Nala in this year’s The Lion King remake —released the LP inspired by the Disney movie, which features collaborations with the likes of husband Jay-Z, their 7-year-old daughter […]

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