Sheryl Lee Ralph wins 1st Emmy and gives a heartfelt speech

Sheryl Lee Ralph recently brought everyone to tears with her acceptance speech and heartfelt song after receiving her first Emmy Award despite being in the industry for 45 years. Watch the speech below.  She began her acceptance speech with a song from the soul titled “Endangered Species” by Dianne Reeves, which is about the struggles […]

Sheryl Lee Ralph discusses new POTUS role and protection from pandemic

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sheryl Lee Ralph stars as President of the United States, Kelly Wade, in Freeform’s new series “Motherland: Fort Salem.” The acclaimed actress, well-known for her real-life role as a health advocate in our community, also dedicates her time to education. Rolling out spoke with Ralph about her on and off-screen roles and what we all […]

Best Dressed from the 2018 Essence Festival

Another Essence Festival has come and gone, refueling us with great music, food and community. There were so many amazing events, from the HBO “Insecure” party to the beauty and style expos. Black folks came out styling at this year’s festival, including some of our favorite celebrities. Here are some of my favorite looks from the Essence […]

Sheryl Lee Ralph shares why ‘Unsung’ took her to a dark place

My conversation with actress Sheryl Lee Ralph  couldn’t have taken place at a better time. Sheryl was one of the presenters at the 2016 McDonald’s 365 Black Awards. It was on the gold carpet where we got a chance to catch up. My dialogue opened with asking Sheryl Lee Ralph to share her highlights from […]

Living legend Sheryl Lee Ralph gives advice to aspiring actors

Sheryl Lee Ralph has graced the entertainment industry for almost four decades. Her performance as Deena in the Broadway play “Dreamgirls” garnered her a Tony nod in the early ’80s and made her a household name. Thirty years later, Beyoncé played the same role in the movie Dreamgirls. Ralph has paved the way for so many […]

See how Hollywood met Southern hospitality at the Unbridled Eve prelude party

Hollywood was treated to some Southern hospitality when the 7th annual Unbridled Eve Derby Prelude Party came into town. The event — a prelude to the Kentucky Derby and Unbridled Eve Derby gala, which takes place in Louisville, Kentucky in May — was held at The London West Hollywood on Jan. 7. The gathering treated handpicked celebrities […]

Sheryl Lee Ralph weighs in on Mo’Nique being blackballed by Hollywood

Mo’Nique caused a media blitz last week when she claimed that hit filmmaker Lee Daniels recently told her that she’d been blackballed by Hollywood. Now, fellow actress Sheryl Lee Ralph is weighing in on the matter and showing her support for Mo’Nique. As previously reported, Mo’Nique opened up about being blackballed in an interview with […]

Sheryl Lee Ralph backing off-Broadway musical ‘Mighty Real’

Sheryl Lee Ralph backing off-Broadway musical ‘Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical’ Sheryl Lee Ralph and her organization, The D.I.V.A. Foundation, are lending their support to a play detailing the life of disco singer Sylvester. Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, is a theatrical work that will touch on Sylvester’s glamorous lifestyle and style of […]

Tia Mowry-Hardict’s Nickelodeon sitcom renewed for a 2nd season

Congratulations are in order to actress Tia Mowry-Hardict as her sitcom, “Instant Mom,” has just been renewed for a second season on Nickelodeon. The show about a party girl who instantly becomes mom to three kids when she marries their doctor father has become somewhat of a sleeper hit for the network. Unlike most networks, […]

Sheryl Lee Ralph and Adina Howard share personal stories on ‘Life After’

On the “A” w/Souleo   Before Sheryl Lee Ralph sat down to film her episode of TV One’s hit docu-series, Life After she wasn’t sure where life would take her next. This surprising confession comes from a woman who earned a Tony Award nomination for originating the role of Deena Jones in the Broadway classic Dreamgirls; won over […]

Russell Simmons, Mary J. Blige and More React to the 2nd Presidential Debate

Last night, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney squared off for their second presidential debate. And, the night was full of electric moments as the two candidates pulled out all the stops and pulled off their gloves for one of the most heated debates we’ve ever seen. But, just as electrifying were the […]

Nicki Minaj, Russell Simmons and Other Stars Mourn Sherman Hemsley

Joy and laughter turned to silence and cries yesterday, July 24, when fans across the globe learned that beloved TV sitcom star George Hemsley had passed away at the age of 74. For years, Hemsley wowed fans while playing the seminal role of George Jefferson, first alongside Archie Bunker in “All in the Family,” and […]

Life Lessons From Sheryl Lee Ralph: The Original Dream Girl

Reclaiming Diva: Life Lessons from the Original Dream Girl by Sheryl Lee Ralph Famed actress Sheryl Lee Ralph just published her first book recounting her life as an actress in Hollywood, her rise to stardom, becoming an activist, and what makes a true DIVA. Reading this book is like having a conversation with Ms. Ralph as she provides the reader with […]

Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph Pens Memoir, Wendy Williams Calls it ‘Inspirational’

If you’re able to name-drop and say that you’re the original Deena from the production of Dreamgirls on Broadway, then who can argue with you when you redefine what a diva is? Television and film actress Sheryl Lee Ralph is a special diva. She’s unique because she understands that it takes more than lights, camera […]