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The award-winning and critically-acclaimed sitcom “Black-ish” is renowned for its deft ability to tackle controversial contemporary issues while inducing giggles, making it arguably the most bodacious show on network television that’s centered on race and society in this country. It turns out that the network that airs the show, ABC, is not that bold, however.…

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On Tuesday, May 30, “The Real“ welcomes the first African American “Bachelorette,” Rachel Lindsay. The defense attorney and fan favorite on the last season of “The Bachelor” shares her dating deal breakers, the advice she got from her girlfriends and which celebrities she would give her final roses to. The ladies learn “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay has Bieber…

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Joi-Marie McKenzie Entertainment and Lifestyle Writer ABCNews.com Columbia University, M.S. University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. Joi-Marie McKenzie has an impressive position as an entertainment and lifestyle writer for ABC; however, the media company and brand she built before her tenure at ABC is likely more recognizable than her byline. The Fab Empire website covers events…

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I’ve got a confession to make. Ever since my favorite Mexican restaurant added lobster quesadillas to the menu, I’ve been searching for creative ways to afford my culinary fix no less than three times a week. One of my more effective cost-cutting methods was to cut the cord, and remove cable from my long list of monthly expenditures.…

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The last time fans saw “Sandal’s” Olivia Pope and Fitzgerald Grant, the couple was calling it quits after America’s fixer realized she wasn’t quite ready to accept the role of first lady, taking somewhat drastic measures to cut ties from her former lover. What happens next? Viewers might not get to see it all for…

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In unlikey bromance news: it looks like Kanye West’s admiration for Dr. Ben Carson is a mutual feeling shared by the retired neurosurgeon turned Republican presidential candidate. In a recent Vanity Fair interview, the “All Day” rapper beamed with enthusiasm as he recalled his efforts to make contact after being impressed with a speech given by Carson.…

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FOX News may lean conservative and play to white fear, FOX Broadcasting is dripping in delicious chocolate.  History repeated itself as the network enjoyed record-breaking numbers for Wednesday’s “Empire” and “Rosewood” premieres. Empire boasted 16.2 million views while Rosewood enjoyed a strong debut with over 7.4 million views.  In addition to views, Empire broke social…

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The use of the n-word has long been an on-going debate in the black community and Kenya Barris, creator of the hit ABC sitcom “Black-ish,” wants to use his show as a platform to spark more discussion on the subject. In its upcoming second season premiere, youngest son Jack (Miles Brown) sings along to Kanye West’s…

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Scandal

Gladiators, round up! It’s almost “Scandal” time! On Thursday night (Sept. 10), ABC decided to give fans a sneak peek of the hot and heavy action to come by tweeting a trailer of the upcoming fifth season of the hit Shonda Rhimes produced primetime drama. The trailer features Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony…

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Star film and television producer Will Packer recently renewed his production deal with Universal Television. The two-year extension will keep Packer’s Will Packer Productions on board with the company through 2017. Having produced box-office hits like Think Like a Man and The Wedding Ringer, Packer will now spend more time focusing on the world of television.…

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Martese Johnson wants his name cleared. The 20-year-old University of Virginia student made national headlines in March after a run in with campus authorities left him bloody and charged with a pair of misdemeanors. As DailyProgress.com reports: “The violent arrest occurred in the early-morning hours of March 18 outside an Irish pub in Charlottesville as students…

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She may already be ABC’s reigning queen, with a full slate of shows like “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Scandal,” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” on one of the biggest networks, but Shonda Rhimes is just getting started. According to E! News, the controversial TV producer has landed a new show with ABC titled “The Catch.”…

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“Parenthood‘s” Joy Bryant lands her next big role as the co-lead opposite Kim Raver in ABC’s drama pilot “The Advocate.” Inspired by the true story of former talent agent Byrdie Lifson-Pompan, who teamed with Valerie Ulene, a medical doctor and a health education specialist to launch a health care consulting company, “The Advocate” centers around…

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Nia Long and Mike Epps have been tapped to star in ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot, based on the classic John Hughes film starring John Candy, Uncle Buck. According to Deadline, the film is getting a makeover with veteran producer Will Packer at the helm. “Like the movie, the series adaptation, written by Steven Cragg and…

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