July 6, 2016
ISSUE | RACIAL PREJUDICE 'All lives matter' misses the point When actor Jesse Williams made a moving speech at the BET Awards about systemic racism in our society and the deaths of so many unarmed black men across the country, I thought people of all races would try to let the knowledge soak in. The slogan "All lives matter," used in a letter Thursday, does not begin to touch on systemic racism in our culture. All it does is detract from a major and relevant issue that plagues this country in an attempt to highlight a class that has not been oppressed in our society.
June 27, 2016
Game of Thrones. It's time - already - for the Season 6 finale, "The Winds of Winter," so bring your best theories about what happens next (i.e., who might be dying). 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO. Ray Donovan . Season 4 premiere finds Ray (Liev Schreiber) trying to mend some fences, and Abby (Paula Malcomson) dealing with some bad news. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. BET Awards. Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, the stars of ABC's Blackish , host the 16th annual awards show, which will feature a tribute to Prince scheduled to include Sheila E., Philadelphia's the Roots, and Janelle Monae.
June 9, 2016 |
Bobby: Whitney drugged at wedding I mean no disrespect, but Bobby Brown sure seems to be getting a kick out of raking up old stories - and not very flattering ones - about his late daughter and late ex-wife. In a clip from a 20/20 interview that was to run Tuesday, Brown recalled that he caught Whitney Houston on their wedding day, "hunched over a bureau, snorting a line of coke. " Drugs played a part in Houston's 2012 death, as they did in the death of their daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown , who died last year at 22. Bobby Brown, 47, followed up the ugly memory with a defense of Houston.
June 9, 2016 |
Philly's own Amber Rose and ex Wiz Khalifa can officially move on - the couple has reached a divorce settlement. And where did they celebrate? A strip club. Make it rain away the pain. TMZ.com reported that in the settlement, Amber gets $1 million thanks to the couple's prenup (of which Wiz still owes her $644,000). She also gets $14,800 a month in child support for their 3-year-old son, Sebastian "Bash" Taylor Thomaz . That's enough money for Tattle to call Amber "mommy.
July 1, 2015 |
NBC and Trump part ways Perennial presidential hopeless Donald Trump recently said a mouthful about Mexican immigrants: They are "bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists, and some, I assume, are good people. " Well, the doors have come off the tricycle, to coin a unique phrase. Univision was first to say adiós : It will no longer run Trump's Miss Universe Pageant. Now, NBC (spooked, no doubt, by a 200,000-signature petition to dump Trump) says he's fired.
June 29, 2015 |
* NURSE JACKIE . 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. Is there another show that's nailed the frustration of loving an addict more than this one? Sunday's series finale, "I Say a Little Prayer," isn't likely to find Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco) living happily ever after. Is it too much to hope, though, that she'll at some point be living one day at a time? * HUMANS . 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC. In this British-American adaptation of a Swedish sci-fi series about a future that includes humanoid robots, William Hurt stars as an aging engineer who's clinging to his outdated "synth.
July 1, 2014 |
THE BET Awards are the most casual of the awards shows (anything but black tie goes), the most self-promotional (rare was the presenter who didn't a push a TV show, movie or album) and the most sponsored. It seemed as if not a minute went by without seeing a logo or hearing a product placement. Strong on music (auto-tuning and backing tracks allowed) and spectacle, the BET Awards suffer from some of the same problem as the Grammys: In attempting to lure younger viewers, the show makes it seem as if there are no black entertainers over 40 - no singers who don't come out of rap and hip-hop.
May 16, 2014 |
Kelly Rowland weds in secret The rumors are true: Destiny's Child Kelly Rowland , 33, tied the knot with manager Tim Witherspoon before 30 guests in a secret ceremony Friday in Costa Rica, People and RadarOnline report. Boldfacers at the do included Michelle Williams , Solange Knowles, and a Jay Z -free Beyoncé . Hugh Jackman's bod 'n' mind The latest comic-book film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, has a real treat courtesy of Wolverine.