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  Actress Countess Vaughn says she’s in an abusive relationship. She alleges her longtime boyfriend David Benjamin Richard Whitten threw bleach in her face and now she’s seeking an order of protection. She adds that she’s been victimized by Whitten for years.   TMZ is reporting that the ’90s sitcom star claims Whitten threw bleach at her face back in […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Guillaume, who rose from squalid beginnings in St. Louis slums to become a star in stage musicals and win Emmy Awards for his portrayal of the sharp-tongued butler in the TV sitcoms “Soap” and “Benson,” has died at age 89. Guillaume died at home Tuesday in Los Angeles, according to […]

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You probably knew that Tamar Braxton was hospitalized a couple of weeks ago, forcing her to drop out of “Dancing with the Stars.” She was subsequently released and looked as though she was doing fine. Now comes word that Tamar had to be rushed back to the hospital again with another serious unknown condition. On […]

Black-ish has been one of the few positives in ABC’s sitcom programming this year. While initial criticism seemed to feel the shoe was stereotypical in one way or another, subsequent episodes have found the show fits that sweet spot between The Cosby Show and Dear White People. Show creator Kenya Barris, 40, (pictured below) already […]

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*UCLA‘s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African-American Studies published a study recently that proves TV shows that have ethnically diverse lead cast members, writers and crew bring in bigger audiences than shows with less diversity in these areas. The study is called “Hollywood Diversity Brief: Spotlight on Cable Television.” “It’s clear that people are watching shows […]

The nighttime soap, The Haves and the Have Nots, on OWN already has at least one prominent celebrity fan – our own Tom Joyner. His crush on actress Tika Sumpter, who plays Candace, is one of the reasons, but there’s plenty of acting talent on the show. Gavin Houston, who plays Jeffrey Harrington is another fan […]

NEW YORK – New York’s famed Cotton Club may have closed over a half century ago, but its reputation as a showcase for black talent remains strong. The new Broadway musical “After Midnight” is an exuberant tribute to the Black dance and music performers who made the club legendary. Conceived by a partnership between City […]

For IPAD/IPOD users: Star Jones has reason to be excited about life these days. Not only is the TV personality working on a new multi-host talk show that she’s already shot the pilot for, she’s in the best heart health of her life. For Jones, though, that came after a lot of struggle. “I’m in […]

In a now classic “Scandal” scene, Rowan Pope told his only daughter Olivia that he was both “the hell and the high water” and that it was time for her to hightail it out of Washington on the private plane he had at her disposal and disappear after it was revealed that she and the […]

Gladiators, you’ve had to go the whole summer without your “Scandal” fix but tonight the wait is over. “Scandal” is back and star Kerry Washington already told the Tom Joyner Morning Show it’s going to be a doozy. So get ready. Here is a roundup of all things “Scandal” from more clips from tonight’s show […]

Some people are fly by night stars that shine brightly for a brief moment, then flame out. Actor Blair Underwood is not one of those people. Underwood has enjoyed a lengthy career, maybe because he’s so versatile. He’s played lawyers and doctors and boyfriends good and bad both on TV and in movies like “Set […]

“Baggage Claim” opens in theaters today and while Paula Patton is the movie’s star, Jill Scott as her best girlfriend Gail steals every scene she’s in. With her impressive cleavage and comic timing, Scott takes off in the role while playing off a supporting cast of popular Black actors – and Adam Brody from “The […]