Baltimore Ravens honor Michael K. Williams with his whistle from ‘The Wire’

A whistled rendition of “The Farmer in the Dell” rang through M&T Bank Stadium ahead of the Baltimore Ravens’ victory on Sunday, honoring an iconic Baltimore character and the late actor who brought him to life. The tune was an homage to Michael K. Williams, who starred in the Baltimore-set series “The Wire” as Omar…Continue Reading

Anthony Johnson, ‘Friday’ actor and comedian, has died

Anthony “AJ” Johnson, an actor and comedian best known for his performance as Ezal in “Friday,” has died, his representative LyNea Bell told CNN Monday. He was 55. “The world of Comedy has truly been shaken, again. Our BH Talent family is heartbroken about the loss of the iconic legend of stage and screen Mr.…Continue Reading

Elizabeth Olsen’s Emmy dress was designed by her sisters

Elizabeth Olsen’s Emmy Awards dress was designed by her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The “WandaVision” actress wore a cream-colored dress from the Olsen’s line The Row, launched in 2006. She topped the gown with Chopard earrings and Stuart Weitzman shoes. Olsen’s stylist Elizabeth Stewart revealed the designers were behind the dress on Instagram. “#SisterLove,”…Continue Reading

#EmmysSoWhite … again

There was more diversity in the Emmys presenters Sunday night than there was in the actual winners — and people have feelings about that. #EmmysSoWhite trended on Twitter after not a single actor of color won in the acting categories despite a record number of diverse nominees this year. Strong contenders — including the late…Continue Reading

Fall TV: ‘The Big Leap’ takes off, and ‘Ordinary Joe’ isn’t your ordinary NBC drama

Broadcasting’s fall TV season gets underway this week with a pair of promising — one might even say out of the ordinary — dramas, a few spinoffs, and a particularly stale new primetime soap. The brand extensions include “CSI: Vegas,” “NCIS: Hawaii,” “FBI: International” and a new “The Masked Singer”-like Fox singing competition “Alter Ego.”…Continue Reading

Gigi Hadid’s baby girl makes rare social media appearance

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s daughter, Khai, turned a year old and her grandmother celebrated the milestone by sharing some photos. Yolanda Hadid posted photos on her verified Instagram account of her with her granddaughter, whose birthday is September 19. “Happy first birthday to our Angel Khai,” read the caption on a series of photos…Continue Reading

Five memorable Emmy speech moments

Ah, live TV, how quickly you can turn us from bitter, grumbling shade factories to weeping messes. The Emmys was no exception. Say what you will about the repeat-filled winners, some of the honorees brought their acceptance speech A-game under a kind of extreme duress most of us can only imagine (a room of super…Continue Reading

RuPaul makes Emmy history

It’s a night of ru-bilation for RuPaul. The legendary television figure, whose full name is RuPaul Charles, on Sunday night made Emmy history by becoming the most-awarded person of color in the show’s history with 11 wins. The previous record holder was cinematographer Donald A. Morgan, according to the Los Angeles Times. The latest award…Continue Reading

Analysis: Emmys honor ‘The Crown,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘Queen’s Gambit’ as Netflix makes history

Netflix capped a historic night with Emmy wins in two of the three top categories for “The Crown” and “The Queen’s Gambit,” with Apple TV+’s comedy “Ted Lasso” completing a streaming sweep at the 73rd annual Emmy ceremony. In a stunning achievement, Netflix’s 10 wins on Sunday night, coupled with 34 wins at the Creative…Continue Reading

TIFF 2021: Highlights from a film festival that entered the multiverse

No two people have the same film festival experience. There’s the thumbing of the program and picking out titles, making priorities and curating your own double, triple, quadruple bills. There’s the hopping between venues, meeting faces old and new, emerging from dark rooms disappointed or elated or somewhere in between. For press, there’s a lot…Continue Reading

See who won at the Emmys

The 73rd Emmy Awards are in progress. See below for a list of nominees in major categories and check back for winners throughout the night. Additional categories can be found here. Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or TV movie Paul Bettany, “WandaVision” Hugh Grant, “The Undoing” Ewan McGregor, “Halston” *WINNER Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”…Continue Reading

Adele all but confirms Rich Paul is her boyfriend with new Instagram post

Rumors have been swirling for months about the status of Adele’s relationship status, but now she is making it official on her Instagram account. Adele, 33, and Rich Paul, 39, were first linked when Paul told the New Yorker in May they were “hanging out.” The proof appeared in July when the couple attended Game…Continue Reading

How to watch the 2021 Emmy Awards

The Emmy Awards are Sunday night, celebrating the best TV of the year. Here’s everything you need to know. The host Cedric the Entertainer is set to host the 73rd annual event and promises to bring some humor as the show celebrates how TV has helped get us through the pandemic, minus any zingers. “It’s…Continue Reading

The Black Film Archive wants to show the world just how limitless Black cinema really is

Though they go by different names, almost every major streaming service has some type of “Black film” collection, often promoted during the month of February or, during 2020’s Black Lives Matter protests, in the summer. These collections mainly act as an exhibit for the Black movie titles the streamer already has, and as a result,…Continue Reading

How televangelist Tammy Faye Messner became a gay icon

Tammy Faye Messner (formerly Bakker) was camp incarnate. With her wildly over-the-top makeup and garish animal-print ensembles, a penchant for singing Christian disco anthems despite her lack of voice training, and a sense of childlike wonder with which she preached her gospel, she made for compelling TV viewing. Though the televangelist is remembered for all…Continue Reading

TV OT: How the Emmys sounded the alarms for the award-show ratings nightmare. Plus: Casting ‘LuLaRich,’ and ‘On the Verge’

The record-low ratings for last year’s Emmys turned out to be the canary in the coalmine for steep across-the-board drops in award-show viewing — the alarm for an unwelcome wakeup call. Yet if hope springs eternal that those shows can at least partially rebound, challenges associated with the pandemic and shift to streaming only heightened…Continue Reading

Snow Tha Product has proved her doubters wrong

Snow Tha Product is the socially-conscious raptress the world needs right now. Born Claudia Alexandra Feliciano in San Jose, California, to undocumented Mexican immigrant parents, the rapper is set to the judge the US Finals of Red Bull Batalla, the world’s largest Spanish rap battle, this weekend. Despite more than a decade in the music…Continue Reading

Kid Cudi writes tribute to Lil Nas X, while criticizing homophobia in hip-hop

Lil Nas X and his sexuality have somehow become a hot topic of discussion among rappers and hip-hop fans alike. And now, rapper Kid Cudi is standing up for rap’s wunderkind. When Lil Nas X dropped the tracklist for his debut album “Montero” earlier this month, some people criticized the young rapper for having no…Continue Reading

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