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Call, Andy: Alleged Fraudster Jen Shah Deflects From #RHOSLC ‘Racism’ Tweets With Blame Shifting Story ‘[It’s] Because I’m Brown!’

Heather Gay and Jen Shah hashed out their complicated relationship on Sunday's new episode of "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City," where Shah complained that her former bestie Heather Gay didn't empathize with her struggles as a Brown girl living in the city.
Tags: Reality TV, Television, Jazz, Salt Lake City, Andy, Celebrity News, Shah, Brown, SMH, The Side-eye, Really, True Or False, RHOSLC, The Real Housewives of salt lake city, Jen Shah, Hate It or Love It


Kerry Washington Pays Tribute To ‘Brilliantly Talented’ Michael K. Williams At The 2021 Emmy Awards

The beloved actor, who passed away on September 6, was nominated at this year's Emmy Awards for his role on HBO's 'Lovecraft Country.'
Tags: Hbo, Television, Kerry Washington, News, Newsletter, Jazz, Emmys, Michael K. Williams, R.I.P, For Your Information, For Discussion, Emmy Awards


Entertainment Icon Debbie Allen Accepts Governors Award At The Emmys: ‘I Am Trembling With Gratitude And Grace’

As she receives this award, Debbie Allen joins the ranks of Lucille Ball, Johnny Carson, Walter Cronkite, Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis and Tyler Perry, who have all received the Governors Award since it debuted in 1978.
Tags: Television, News, Newsletter, Jazz, Emmys, Tyler Perry, Debbie Allen, Congratulations, For Your Information, For Discussion, Governors Award, Theater & Dance, Emmy's


The Late Michael K. Williams, Sterling K. Brown, and Aunjanae Ellis Expected To Win EMMYs Tonight, Here’s Who Else Is Nominated

Michael K Williams and Jonathan Majors are up for their outstanding roles in the HBO Horror Drama series "Lovecraft Country" while Billy Porter is being nominated for what could be his second award for his role in FX's "Pose."
Tags: TV, Television, Actors, Jazz, Emmys, Celebrity News, Michael K Williams, Billy Porter, Sterling K. Brown, Jonathan Majors, The Emmy Awards, 2021 Emmys, Lovecraft Country Emmy, CELEBITY, Aunjanae Ellis, Pose Emmy Award


The Activist: reality TV show to be ‘reimagined’ as documentary after backlash

CBS says it will drop X-Factor-style competition from celebrity-fronted show after widespread criticismA reality TV show that planned to pit activists against each other in an X-Factor style contest judged by celebrities is to be drastically “reimagined” after it sparked a backlash from campaigners.The Activist, which had been due to air in the US in late October, prompted incredulity among many campaigners and elsewhere when its format was revealed last week, with many labelling it a “tone-deaf...
Tags: Music, Reality TV, Television, Usher, Media, Activism, Film, US, World news, US news, Culture, Television & radio, Television industry, Global development, Cbs, US television industry


Glory days: what does success mean in 2021?

Our panel of stars – from Brian Cox and Lena Dunham to Edgar Wright and Rina Sawayama – reflect on what creative contentment means to themScreenwriter, It’s a Sin Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Television, Radiohead, Culture, Television & radio, Lena Dunham, Brian Cox, Edgar Wright, Paramore, Russell T Davies, Anish Kapoor, Adam Buxton, Rina Sawayama, Rosie Kay Dance Company


Alanis Morissette criticises ‘salacious agenda’ of HBO film about her life

The singer has spoken about about Jagged, premiering at the Toronto film festival, for its ‘reductive take’ on her lifeAlanis Morissette has spoken out against a new HBO documentary about her life and its “salacious agenda” as it premieres at the Toronto film festival.The 47-year-old singer had agreed to be interviewed for the film Jagged but has released a statement to express disappointment in how her story has been told. She said it was “during a very vulnerable time” during her third postpar...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Television, Documentary, Toronto, US news, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Alanis Morissette, Morissette


Hurry up and wait: the joys of slow culture

In the streaming age, sleeper hits such as Schitt’s Creek and The Morning Show have replaced quick successes, confirming culture is a marathon not a sprintModern Toss on the art of the slow burnIf one thing guarantees a TV hit in 2021, it’s a lukewarm reception. Take Ted Lasso, a sitcom about a perky, naive American football coach transplanted on to British soil. Its first season premiered last summer to barely any fanfare – but little by little came mass critical reconsideration. The show ended...
Tags: Music, Television, Film, Culture, Television & radio, Schitt's Creek, Schitt, Ted Lasso


Her Mic Was ON: Big Booty-ed Chlöe Bailey’s Insanely Sexy VMAs Show Sparks Beyoncé “Replacement” Conspiracies

Chloe Bailey made her solo performance debut at last night's VMAs and left fans shaking while sparking Beyonce comparisons on Twitter. After giving her audience goosebumps with live singing and insanely sexy choreography, fan conspiracies FLEW  alleging that Beyonce had been grooming Chloe from young to "replace her" as the next iconic perfermance artist.
Tags: Television, Beyonce, News, Jazz, Conspiracies, Chloe, For Your Information, Really, Chloe Bailey, Have Mercey Performance, VMA's


Invites Obtained: Big Brother Makes History With ‘The Cookout’, The First All-Black-Everything, Excellently Assembled, Final 6

It took 23 seasons for the final six contestants of Big Brother to consist of an all-Black alliance. Contestants Azah Awasum, Derek Frazier, Hannah Chaddha, Kyland Young, Tiffany Mitchell, and Xavier Prather now make up the "Cookout alliance."
Tags: Reality TV, TV, Television, Jazz, Arts & Entertainment, The Cookout, Xavier Prather, Big Brother The Cookout, Big Brother's The Cookout


The First Star Wars Balloon at the Macy's Parade Is Somehow a Funko Pop

One day, when the Statue of Liberty has been replaced by a giant Funko Pop; when big-headed, black-eyed figures feature in all our religious iconography; when these vinyl toys are somehow made legally available to hold public office, remember this: the beginning of the end came on November 25, 2021, when an enormous …Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Pop, Artists, Lucasfilm, Balloon, Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, Jeff Koons, Jar, Macy, Adam, Reis, Bobblehead, Funko, Fictional Characters, Grogu


Sorry, Not Sorry: Paul Pierce Still DGAF About How Anyone Feels About His Smoking-With-Strippers IG Incident

NBA legend Paul Pierce told Sports Illustrated he still isn't sorry about the Instagram Live video of him smoking and drinking with strippers that got him fired from ESPN.
Tags: Television, Newsletter, Nba, Jazz, Sports Illustrated, Athletes, Special Events, Celebrity News, Celebrity Interviews, Paul Pierce, Ballers, Paul Pierce Firing, Paul Pierce Stripper Video, Paul Pierce Strippers


“Brat Loves Judy” Exclusive: Love Has Da Brat Hustling HARDER To Get Out Of Bankruptcy! [VIDEO]

Da Brat has a blunt conversation with Jermaine Dupri about how she's urgently trying to resolve her bankruptcy to avoid her issues causing problems for her wife-to-be, Judy aka Jesseca Dupart.
Tags: Video, Reality TV, TV, Television, News, Gay, Musicians, Jazz, Public Figures, Arts & Entertainment, Celebrity News, Judy, Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat, For Your Information, For Your Viewing Pleasure


“We Got Love” Sneak Peek: Teyana And Iman Debate Over Whether Dads Need To Attend Baby Showers

Teyana and Iman's friends Coco and Carrington are expecting, but Carrington is out on the road working and may not be able to make it home in time for the baby shower. Iman reminds the ladies that baby showers are about getting the family set up for their new arrival, but Teyana believes Carrington needs to be there.
Tags: Coco, Reality TV, TV, Television, News, Babies, Actors, Newsletter, Jazz, Athletes, Celebrity News, Iman, Carrington, Iman Shumpert, Teyana Taylor, For Your Viewing Pleasure


Watch Prince Appear on the Muppets Tonight Show & Reveal His Humble, Down-to-Earth Side (1997)

From Frog to Prince: We will always love your music and you. Our hearts are yours. Thanks for being a friend. — Kermit the Frog, April 21, 2016 There was a time when sharing the screen with the Muppets was the ultimate celebrity status symbol. Prince never appeared on The Muppet Show — 1999, the 1982 album that made him a household name, was released the year after the series concluded its run – but he got his chance fifteen years later, with an appearance on the shorter lived Muppets To...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Comedy, Television, College, Muppets, Prince, Sam, Kermit, Thatcher, Blondie, Muppet Treasure Island, Kirk Thatcher, Smollet, Debbie Harry Perform, Hoo Haw


Sarah Harding, singer with Girls Aloud, dies aged 39 from breast cancer

Bringing charisma to the hugely successful band, Harding was diagnosed in August 2020 and wrote a memoir during her illnessThe pop singer and TV personality Sarah Harding, who had 21 UK Top 10 singles as a member of Girls Aloud, has died aged 39 from breast cancer.In a post on Instagram, Harding’s mother Marie said: “It’s with deep heartbreak that today I’m sharing the news that my beautiful daughter Sarah has sadly passed away. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Reality TV, UK, Television, Musicals, Theatre, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock, Television & radio, Stage, Sarah, Harding, Marie, Sarah Harding, Girls Aloud


Money Moves: Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions Strikes Overall TV Deal With Universal Studio Group

No matter what's going on in the entertainment world, it's always safe to assume that, behind the scenes, Jordan Peele is somewhere working hard.
Tags: TV, Television, News, Newsletter, Jazz, Mo Money, Congratulations, Jordan Peele, For Your Information, For Discussion, Monkeypaw Productions


‘There’s a lot to unpack’: the dark, difficult life of Rick James

In a new documentary, the defining funk artist’s ups and many downs are examined with a clear eye and a lack of sugar-coatingIn the jarring new music documentary, Bitchin: The Sound and Fury of Rick James, we see a star torn in half. On the one hand, there’s the Rick James who created some of the most popular, distinct and outrageous funk music of the late 70s and early 80s. On the other, there’s a man so lost to his desire for sex, drugs and recognition that his life became an obstacle course l...
Tags: Music, Television, Documentary, Culture, Television & radio, Factual TV, Woodstock, Rick, Rick James, Sacha Jenkins


“Ex-Rated” Exclusive: Intimacy Expert Shan Boodram Brings Her Bedroom Boosting Skills To Peacock’s Spicy Sex And Dating Series [VIDEO]

Sexologist Shan Boodram has a new gig as an intimacy expert on Peacock's spicy dating series "Ex-Rated," hosted by Andy Cohen. She spoke with Bossip about taking risks by filming her segments unrehearsed, spreading the word about vabbing and putting her own bodily fluids under the scope for the world to see.
Tags: Reality TV, TV, Television, News, Sex, Dating, Jazz, Breakups, Andy Cohen, Arts & Entertainment, Peacock, Bossip, For Your Information, For Your Viewing Pleasure, Bossip Exclusives, Freaks


McCartney 3, 2, 1 review – the Fab Four as you’ve never heard them before

This bounteous feast for Beatles fans sees Paul McCartney dive into the back catalogue with producer Rick Rubin – who then does something truly amazingLong before their mop-topped world domination, Paul McCartney and George Harrison went hitchhiking. Paul, being the sensible one, had packed a camping stove and a can of rice pudding. “Ambrosia,” confided McCartney to his interviewer, music producer and Beatles superfan Rick Rubin, who, being American, hid bewilderment at this dismal 63-year-old E...
Tags: Music, Television, George Harrison, The Beatles, Culture, Television & radio, Paul Mccartney, Beatles, Mccartney, George, PAUL, Rick Rubin, Widnes, Link Furniture


Sex Pistols win legal fight against Johnny Rotten over songs

High court judge rules that Paul Cook and Steve Jones are entitled to use material in Pistol TV seriesThe former Sex Pistols frontman, Johnny Rotten, has lost a high court attempt to block the punk band’s songs from being used in a forthcoming drama series.The group’s former drummer, Paul Cook, and guitarist, Steve Jones, sued the band’s ex-singer, whose real name is John Lydon, to allow their songs to feature in Pistol, a TV series directed by Danny Boyle. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Television, Film, UK News, Culture, Television & radio, Punk, Danny Boyle, Sex Pistols, Steve Jones, Johnny Rotten, Paul Cook, John Lydon


David Duchovny: ‘I wasn’t seeing stuff I was desperate to do’

The actor struggled to find shows and films that excited him so he turned to music but reveals that he’ll never say never to another X-Files rebootIn 2015, deep into an acting career that had kept him busy for the better part of three decades, the then 54-year-old David Duchovny released his first novel and his first album. His hit series Californication had just concluded after seven seasons, and while he was hardly done with acting – another, shorter-lived series, Aquarius, premiered that same...
Tags: Music, Television, Culture, Television & radio, US television, William Shatner, David Duchovny, Duchovny, Leonard Nimoy Continue


Q&A Sessions: Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, standing on the shoulders of heroes

Veteran journalist Felicia Mabuza-Suttle tells us about how she dealt with patriarchy, her passion for youth development and why she is a germaphobe The post Q&A Sessions: Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, standing on the shoulders of heroes appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Music, Television, Media, James Brown, Dance, Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, National, Youth Development, Nina Simone, Soweto, Apartheid, Miriam Makeba, Dube, Steve Biko, Black Pride


Hear 45 Minutes of Funky Old Soundtracks from 1960s-70s Japanese Films & TV Shows

The life of a Japanese film composer in the 1960s and 70s was very different from their American counterparts. “For Hollywood movies, there is a three-month period to write the music after the film has been finished,” says legendary film and television composer Chumei Watanabe. When Watanabe first began working for Shintoho studios, “at first, they gave us five days. Of course, it would usually be shortened…. One time, there was a Toei movie being filmed in Kyoto. The next day was the re...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Japan, Hollywood, Television, Film, College, Quentin Tarantino, Tarantino, Hunter, Kamen, Josh Jones, Watanabe, Toei, Durham NC Follow, Kikuchi


Alexandra Burke: ‘I got asked to bleach my skin after X Factor’

Her career has taken her from pop success to Strictly and the stage. She discusses the pain of racist comments, the joy of duetting with Beyoncé – and the enduring influence of her late motherAlexandra Burke has come out of the pandemic running. Since lockdown eased, the singer has taken part in a reality TV series (she can’t say which) that left her with broken bones and hypothermia, acted in her first film, Pretty Red Dress, and segued to a starring role in the West End musical Joseph and the ...
Tags: Music, Television, Beyonce, Life and style, Culture, The X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing, Joseph, Burke, Alexandra Burke, Nalini, Entertainment TV


On my radar: Domhnall Gleeson’s cultural highlights

The actor on an exhibition that’s like a rave, the best crispy chicken and why he’s having to take a break from Kazuo Ishiguro’s latestDomhnall Gleeson was born in Dublin in 1983. Following his father, Brendan, into acting, he broke through in 2010 with small but memorable roles in Never Let Me Go, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (as Bill Weasley) and True Grit. He played the lead in Frank and a romantic interest in Brooklyn, though he is probably best known as General Hux in the lat...
Tags: Art, Music, Television, Restaurants, Theatre, Culture, Brooklyn, Harry Potter, Edinburgh, Dublin, Enda Walsh, Kazuo Ishiguro, Domhnall Gleeson, Brendan, Gleeson, Hux


757 Episodes of the Classic TV Game Show What’s My Line?: Watch Eleanor Roosevelt, Louis Armstrong, Salvador Dali & More

What would the host and panelists of the classic primetime television game show What’s My Line? have made of The Masked Singer, a more recent offering in which panelists attempt to identify celebrity contestants who are concealed by elaborate head-to-toe costumes and electronically altered voiceovers. One expects such shenanigans might have struck them as a bit uncouth. Host John Charles Daly was willing to keep the ball up in the air by answering the panel’s initial questions for a Myst...
Tags: Facebook, Games, Music, Politics, New York, Science, Television, Youtube, College, America, Broadway, Salvador Dalí, Francis, Dick Cavett, Louis Armstrong, Steve


The X Factor: Simon Cowell’s show is dead – but it has been for years

ITV is cancelling the TV talent show before it ‘fizzles out with a whimper’. After a decade of plummeting ratings, we remember its highs, lows … and Chico TimeIt’s a no from me: ITV confirms The X Factor will not be back“COWELL WIELDS AXE” roared the front page of The Sun today, as it alleged that Simon Cowell, bored of gazing over a world made in his image, has chosen to cancel The X Factor once and for all after 17 years. The story quotes an insider, who says “Simon remains at the top of his g...
Tags: Music, Television, Media, Culture, Television & radio, Itv, Simon Cowell, Simon, Cowell, Chico TimeIt


Idris Elba: ‘I used work to exorcise my demons’

The actor was working as a bouncer when he got a small part in a new show called The Wire. Two decades on, he’s a blockbuster fixture. The Suicide Squad star talks about fighting for his big break, losing his dad, and why acting helped him out of a ‘dark, weird junction’“I appreciate my quiet time, I really do,” Idris Elba tells me, “but I didn’t choose a career in quiet time.” At 48, his life seems relentlessly full of activity, projects, causes, releases. He’s the star of an imminent summer bl...
Tags: Music, Television, Drama, Film, France, Africa, Rap, Culture, Television & radio, Belgium, Suicide Squad, Idris Elba, Luther, The Wire, Elba, TV crime drama


Reclaiming Amy review – the Winehouse family set the record straight

This agonising, intimate programme gives family and friends’ side of the singer’s complicated story, as a riposte to Asif Kapadia’s 2015 documentary AmyIt is now 10 years since Amy Winehouse’s death at the age of 27, and Reclaiming Amy (BBC Two) is a short, sad, sweet film that sees her family and friends give their side of the singer’s complicated story. It is narrated by her mother Janis, and does not attempt to hide its position as a riposte to Asif Kapadia’s 2015 documentary Amy, which, Jani...
Tags: Music, Television, Culture, Television & radio, Amy Winehouse, Michael, Mitch, Amy, Rizzo, Janis, Asif Kapadia, Winehouse, Amy BBC Two



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