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News,Television

A Black Woman In The 'Friends' Writers Room Sued Once Sued For Sexual Harassment

It's safe to say that there are many out there who believe that Friends is not the ideal depiction of New York City, a city known as a multicultural melting pot. Many of that can be traced back to the writers room. If a writers room isn't inclusive, chances are that can bleed on screen. And judging by the predominantly white cast of Friends, the racial makeup of the behind the scenes...

News,Broadway

'Soul Train': Musical Based On Iconic Program And Don Cornelius To Hit Broadway In 2021

The story of Soul Train is currently being revisited in the BET series, American Soul. The musical dance program, which was created from 1971 to 2006, was created by Don Cornelius, who served as its host and executive producer. Now, the musical show is going thorough another rebirth on the Broadway stage. In an announcement made this week, Soul Train will be made into a musical that...

News,Television

Attention Writers: Lee Daniels Announces Workshop For Diverse Voices

Lee Daniels is well known for being the creator of the Fox musical dramas Star and Empire, as well as the Academy Award-nominated director of Precious. Now, the writer and filmmaker is giving fellow Black writers and other marginalized creatives the opportunity to have their voices heard. Daniels, under his banner Lee Daniels Entertainment and Represent by OMV, is launching a...

News,Television

'The Bernie Mac Show' Creator Larry Wilmore Explains Why The Show Was Created

11 years after his passing, the legacy of actor and comedian Bernie Mac continues to live in on. In an interview on The D.L. Hughley Show, writer and comedian Larry Wilmore discussed his reasoning for creating The Bernie Mac Show. The show, which was loosely based on Mac's stand-up routines, aired on Fox from November 2001 to April 2006. Larry Wilmore Reveals Why The Bernie Mac...

News,Film

'Merry Liddle Christmas': Kelly Rowland To Star In Upcoming Holiday Movie Based On Her Own 'Christmas Catastrophe'

Kelly Rowland is no stranger to the acting game. The Grammy-winning songstress has showcased her acting talents in films such as Think Like A Man, as well as television shows such as American Soul. Now, Rowland is gearing up to produce and star in an upcoming holiday film.  Entertainment Weekly is exclusively reporting that the former Destiny’s Child band member will star in Merry...