Viola Davis will play former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama in the forthcoming Showtime series First Ladies. Davis and her life partner Julius Tennon will executive produce the project through their company JuVee Productions, Yahoo News reports.
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La La Anthony, Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton and the rest of the cast of Power celebrate its final season with a Saks Fifth Avenue window display on August 19 in New York City.
Oprah hosted the Premiere Of OWN's David Makes Man TV series at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles on Tuesday. In David Makes Man, a 14-year-old genius looks for a way out of the projects in his poverty-stricken Florida neighborhood.
Tyler Perry's new series Sistas is coming to BET Network, Deadline.com reports. The new series follows four successful Black women from different walks of life who bond over their longterm single status.
Emilia Clarke says she was blindsided by the major plot twist involving her character Daenerys Targaryen in the season finale of Game of Thrones on Sunday.
The much-hyped biopic "The Bobby Brown Story" aired on Black Entertainment Television Tuesday night. The most talked about scene was the rumored hotel room fight between the New Edition singer and pop icon Janet Jackson.
Viewers of HBO hit show "Insecure" were irate when they learned fan favorite Lawrence (Jay Ellis) was not returning for season 3. The series' showrunner Prentice Penny said Lawrence was written out of the show so that Insecure's co-creator, writer and star Issa Rae can grow and mature.
ABC is desperate to boost ratings for Black-ish spinoff Grown-ish, starring Yara Shahidi as college freshman Zoey Johnson. The first 2 episodes received low ratings and negative reviews, mostly due to Yara's annoying narration and all around bad acting by her supporting cast.
A New York Times' TV critic says Grown-ish is "still finding its identity" -- that's the mark of death in TV critic lingo.
So ABC/Freeform is pinning their hopes on a new character: Cassius "Cash" Mooney, played by tall, dark and handsome newcomer Abraham D. Juste.
Abraham, who goes by the nickname da'Vinchi in real life, plays a star shooting guard on the basketball team at Zoey's mythical California University. He instantly catches Zoey's eye when he asks for directions to the library, and the two hit it off.
Gabrielle Union has a new TV series lined up when Being Mary Jane ends with a 2-hour series finale next year. According to Deadline.com, Union, 44, is set to star in a Bad Boys TV spin-off -- 14 years after she played sexy Special Agent Syd Burnett in the original film.
Director Ryan Murphy has set the record for casting the most female impersonators in regular roles in a scripted TV series. The previous record was set by director Lee Daniels in his scripted TV series Star.
Fox TV's Star features three transgenders: Miss Lawrence, Amiyah Scott and newcomer Sidney Starr.
50 Cent taunted the producers of FOX TV's Empire on Instagram.com on Monday. Empire was once considered competition for the rapper's hit Starz cable series Power.
TNT's series premiere of its dark comedy Claws hit social media like a stick of dynamite on Sunday night. The reviews from bewildered viewers were a mix of awe and confusion.
Claws is about a tight knit group of nail artisans who work at a Palmetto, Florida nail salon that fronts as a prescription drug laundering operation.
The cast of TNT's "dark comedy" Claws posed on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere on Friday. Claws is about a group of nail techs in tiny Palmetto, Florida whose devotion to each other is tested when one of them commits murder. The crew includes L-R: Judy Reyes, Jenn Lyon, Carrie Preston, Niecy Nash and Karrueche Tran.
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Fox TV has lost so much commercial ads revenue on the one-time smash hit Empire, that the program was renewed for a 4th season to recoup the losses.
According to TV by the Numbers, Empire's ratings have fallen steadily since the debut season, but it's still the No. 1 drama (and No. 2 show overall) among adults 18-49 on the broadcast networks.
Lee Daniels' new scripted TV series STAR is the probably the worst show on television. The reviews are in, and STAR is a certified mess.
"'Star' isn't even the good kind of bad," writes the Chicago Tribune, "Lee Daniels' new Fox drama is just bad".
Were you wondering whatever happened to Empire star Jussie Smollett's album? The 33-year-old California native signed a recording deal with Columbia in the midst of the hype surrounding the wildly successful 1st season of the soap opera musical.
Lee Daniels is here to save America. The sensitive, openly gay director cares so much about America that he sacrifised a black actress' spot so he could make the star of his TV series Caucasian.
Viewers who tuned into last night's season 3 premiere of 'Empire' were distraught to see Rhonda Lyon lost her much-hyped fight to Anika Calhoun.
Last night's Empire season 3 opener took up where season 2 left off. Pregnant Anika Calhoun (Grace Gealey) and Rhonda Lyon (Kaitlin Doubleday) fought in a duel to the death.
The sociopath, Anika, already killed Rhonda's baby to secure her unborn baby's rightful spot as heir to the Lyon empire.
Click the link to see which one of these ladies will haunt your dreams this season on Empire.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!
Socialites Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's scripted reality TV series "The Rob & Chyna Show" premiered last night on E!
I didn't watch it, but social media had a field day shading the couple's scenes on Twitter.com and Instagram.com last night.
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E Network has cancelled the third season of I Am Cait. This post was originally published back in April when Radaronline.com first announced E! Network's plans to cancel Bruce Jenner's poorly-rated docuseries after season 2.
Season 3, episode 5 of 50 Cent's scripted TV drama 'Power' aired last night on Starz. Click below for the recap, courtesy of EW.com.
Warning: Spoilers ahead!
Season 3 of 50 Cent's scripted drama Power premiered on Sunday with an episode titled "Call Me James".
TVfanantic.com has the recap below.
Laverne Cox continues to push the tranny and cross-dressing agenda in a new scripted television series, Deadline reports.
Cox, who was born Roderick Laverne Cox in Mobile, Alabama, will play a transvestite/cross-dresser in upcoming CBS legal drama Doubt, it was announced on Saturday.
In last night's episode of Fox TV's Empire, Hakeem Lyon makes a fool out of himself (again) at a tacky press conference where he unveils the new Empire logo with his face replacing his father's.
It turns out he was stringing Camilla along to get her and her "wife" Mimi to hand over control of Empire to him.
That noise you heard last night was Walking Dead fans smashing their big screen TVs after watching the shocking season 6 finale.
As you probably heard, one of the season regulars is killed off by TWD comic book baddie Negan, the ruler of the Saviors who made his debut last night.
Fox TV's soap opera musical “Empire” hit rock bottom in the ratings last night. According to TVbytheNumbers, only 9.1 million viewers tuned in to watch the midseason break on Wednesday night. That's a drop of over 2 million viewers in one week!
Empire saw its biggest drop in the all-important adult 18-49 ratings point per household (3.2). Last week's ratings point was 4.4!
Fox TV's Empire just set another record for declining ratings on a week-by-week basis for a scripted TV series.
Not even a threesome between Empire mogul Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), 51-year-old investor Mimi Whiteman (Marisa Tomei) and a sultry nubile woman could spark interest in Lee Daniels' sinking ship.
'Empire' director Lee Daniels persuaded 5-time Grammy winner Mariah Carey to guest star in upcoming episodes of 'Empire'.
'Empire' creator Lee Daniels is reportedly auditing teenage girls to play a new character on Fox TV's 'Empire' named Betty Barz.
TVLine reports that the teenager who wins the role must be "moody, outspoken, and unapologetically butch" -- with emphasis on butch. Not unlike openly gay rapper Siya (pictured above) who stars in Oxygen's reality show, Sisterhood of Hip Hop.