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ABC's rap drama "Queens" showed so much promise after hip-hop stars Brandy Norwood and Eve signed on in 2021.

"Power" star Naturi Naughton completed the dream team. Then Eve announced her pregnancy and took a break from filming, though she did appear in the series finale.

Their efforts weren't rewarded. "Queens" only managed to draw 1 million viewers and a 0.2 in the all-important 18-49 age demo.

ABC announced the series was canceled last week.

"Queens" centered around four middle aged hip-hop stars struggling to recapture their fame in their 40s after reuniting '90s group the Nasty Bitches.

Twitter users reacted to the cancellation over the weekend.

One user wrote: "Bummer!! Wanted to see where it would go next!! #QueensABC..."

While another tweeted: "#QueensABC was not cancelled because it was bad, it was cancelled because the pacing of the show was break neck speed. It made it so hard to watch."

A third person wrote: "Well this is the worst news I got today. #queens #queensabc."
 

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ABC's employees are outraged after the network dismissed demands to fire Whoopi Goldberg for saying the Holocaust wasn't racist.

More than six million Jews were murdered across Europe during the Holocaust between 1941 and 1945.

On Monday, The View co-host claimed the Holocaust was not "about race" because Nazis and Jews were both white.

She then doubled down on the claim on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday night.

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On Tuesday, she returned to The View and apologized on-air before interviewing the CEO of The Anti-Defamation League about anti-Semitism.

"I misspoke," the 66-year-old comedienne and TV host said. "It was about race. I stand with the Jewish people, as I always have."

A senior ABC News source told DailyMail.com that staff are "stunned" by the network's refusal to fire Goldberg.

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Conservative comediennes Diamond & Silk noted the network was so quick to fire comedienne Roseanne Barr over racist comments towards Valerie Jarrett.

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Goldberg, born Caryn Elaine Johnson, is convinced she is Jewish. "My mother did not name me Whoopi, but Goldberg is my name," she said. "It's part of my family, part of my heritage, just like being black... I just know I am Jewish. I practice nothing. I don't go to temple, but I do remember the holidays."

She also said, "people would say 'Come on, are you Jewish?' And I always say 'Would you ask me that if I was white? I bet not.'"

Whoopi's mother, Emma Johnson, reportedly said the family's slave name was "not Jewish enough" for Goldberg to become a star.

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Shonda Rhimes reveals why she parted ways with ABC in 2017 after writing and producing hit TV series on the network for 15 years.

Rhimes' hit shows include Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Rhimes said she decided to leave ABC in 2017 and go over to Netflix because she was tired of the disrespect.

According to THR, Rhimes and network bosses clashed over budget issues, content, and, in 2016, an ad for then-presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

"I felt like I was dying," Rhimes told THR, "Like I'd been pushing the same ball up the same hill in the exact same way for a really long time."

Rhimes, 50, recalled an incident that left her disillusioned with ABC.

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The showrunner had been given an all-inclusive pass to the theme park as part of her deal with the network, and when she asked for an extra pass for her sister and her daughter, Harper (pictured), an ABC executive allegedly asked her, "Don't you have enough?"

Rhimes made her decision to leave ABC and join her pals, Barack and Michelle Obama at Netflix.

She shared her concerns with Netflix's co-CEO Ted Sarandos over breakfast in 2016.

"I said, 'I just want to be in a place where I can make stuff and no one's going to bother me or make me feel like I'm beholden, and he was like, 'That sounds great to me.'"

But Rhimes said the grass wasn't much greener on the other side.

She said she experienced a "real culture shock" at Netflix, having to get comfortable with large crowds of people in her meetings.

"50 people, if you're as introverted as I am, is terrifying," she said.

"Rookie" star Afton Williamson abruptly quit the show last week over allegations of sexual harassment and racial discrimination against cast and crew. Williamson, 34, explained her decision in a lengthy Instagram post.

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Tracee Ellis Ross is asking network bosses for a raise to close the pay gap between her and Black-ish co-star Anthony Anderson -- even though he has more responsibilities than she does.

Ellis Ross is battling ABC network bosses for equal pay despite the fact that Anderson holds dual roles as actor and executive producer on Black-ish.

Ellis Ross says earning the same pay as Anderson is fair because it symbolizes equality in Hollywood.

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