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Kerry Washington Wins Big At NAACP Awards - See Red Carpet Pics!

February 2nd, 2013 9:36am EST
Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington took top honors on Friday night at the 2013 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards.
 
The actress, 36, won three awards: Best Supporting Actress ("Django Unchained"), Best Actress in a Drama Series ("Scandal") and President's Award for her public service work on behalf of President Barack Obama.

Washington is the first African-American woman to lead the cast of a primetime drama since Diahann Carroll in "Julia" over 30 years ago. Carroll gushed: "I think she's enjoying one of the great moments of her life right now in our industry."...
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Q&A: 'The Client List' Star Naturi Naughton: 'There Are So Many Things I Want To Do'

April 8th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Naturi Naughton
Lifetime's The Client List premieres tonight (10 PM ET/PT). You've seen the saucy ads of Jennifer Love Hewitt as Riley Parks, who works at a day spa that has a little something extra going on. But she's not the only one who's a part of the story.

I recently caught up with singer/actress Naturi Naughton, who co-stars with Hewitt in the Lifetime original series, to ask her about her role in the new show, her experience coming off the similarly sexy The Playboy Club, and her other aspirations.

What was the moment when you decided on an entertainment career?

I was pretty young when I decid...
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'Waiting To Exhale' Sequel To Go Ahead Without Whitney Houston

February 15th, 2012 9:08am EST
Waiting To Exhale
Executives at Fox are pressing on with plans for a Waiting To Exhale sequel, despite the recent death of star Whitney Houston.

The late soul superstar was keen to get started on the project with co-stars including Angela Bassett and director Forest Whitaker and recently spoke of her hopes for the movie during an interview promoting what will now be her final film, Sparkle.

And castmate Loretta Devine told MTV News on Monday that when she last spoke to Houston "she told me how excited she was to start production on Waiting to Exhale 2 with Angela, Lela (Rochon) and myself".

Despite Housto...
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'Modern Family' Dominates The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards (See List Of Winners)

September 19th, 2011 7:41am EDT
Modern Family
Modern Family came full circle at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, winning the very first honors of the night and closing the show by topping the prestigious Comedy Series category.

Mad Men looked set to dominate the night, going in with 19 top nominations, and it continued its winning streak for the best drama title for the fourth year in a row.

But the stars of the period drama didn't fair so well - Jon Hamm was a four-time loser for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Kyle Chandler claimed that prize for his role in Friday Night Lights, while Julianna Margulies beat t...
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Angela Bassett: Full Cast Returning For 'Waiting To Exhale' Sequel

May 5th, 2011 9:20pm EDT
Angela Bassett
Actress Angela Bassett has confirmed rumors she's reuniting with Whitney Houston for a sequel to 1995 film Waiting To Exhale.

The hit romantic movie, about the love lives of four female friends in Phoenix, Arizona, was a big screen adaptation of Terry McMillan's 1992 book of the same name, and Bassett reveals the follow-up, based on the author's 2005 novel Getting to Happy, is in the works.

And the star claims the full original cast, including Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon, are all on board for the upcoming project - which will see Forest Whitaker returning as director.

Speaking on chat...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Water For Elephants,' 'Madea's Big Happy Family' & More

April 18th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Water for Elephants
This weekend I was finally able to see the Duncan Jones sci-fi/thriller “Source Code,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal. After viewing it though, I’m fairly certain that Hollywood is attempting to compensate for mindless action flicks, by making ludicrously complex and confusing sci-fi movies like “Source Code.”

While the premise of a lone soldier being forced to travel back in time for 8 minutes at a clip sounds promising, the way that the tale is told, does not allow you to get emotionally invested in the characters.

As he did with his debut film “Moon,” Jones adeptly handles themes of isolat...
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'Glee' Recap: Originality Wins Regionals

March 16th, 2011 3:33pm EDT
GLEE: New Directions perform at Regionals in the Original Song
Gwyneth’s gone and ‘Glee’ has a brand new gimmick to trot out this week. The episode, aptly called ‘Original Song’ is designed to showcase just that – brand new never-before-heard tunes that are as irresistible as all the karaoke tracks that have come before.

The concept has been brewing for a while now. Rachel Berry will put her musical genius and emotional baggage on the line for the sake of the glee club and New Directions will perform a completely original ditty at Regionals. However, her current set list (My Headband and Only Child) leaves more than a little to be desired and Finn ta...
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'Glee' Takes An 'Original Song' To Regionals

March 16th, 2011 10:41am EDT
GLEE: Kurt 'Original Song'
This week, New Directions decided to work with original songs, rather than the classics they’ve worked with in the past. Will it be the winning combination the club needs to stay in the running?

Coach “World Wide Sue” is all over this episode, thank heavens, and she’s great right out of the gate when she tells Mr. Schue she’s gotten My Chemical Romance to say no to the rights to the song he had his heart set on for the clubs ‘showstopper’ at Regionals. It seems she slept with the drummer. Although it later turns out that she forged the ‘cease and desist’ order, and actually slept with the...
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Check Out 'Lottery Ticket' On DVD, Blu-ray, On Demand & Download

November 17th, 2010 7:50am EST
Lottery Ticket
Kevin Carson (Bow Wow) has just won $370 million in the Mondo Millions Lottery. But the Lottery Claim Office is closed for a long holiday weekend, so before he can collect, Kevin must figure out how to keep a lid on his good fortune and survive the next three days.

As his prize news spreads, Kevin quickly discovers the good, the bad and the ugly in his friends and neighbors. It’s funny what people will do when money is involved – and this free-wheeling comedy has your winning entertainment numbers.

Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Loretta Devine, Ice Cube, Keith David, Terry Crews, ...
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Review: 'For Colored Girls' Would Have Been Better Suited For The Small Screen

November 3rd, 2010 10:00am EDT
Four Colored Girls
A good movie either needs the big screen, the big budget, or big stars to be worthy of an audience as large as Tyler Perry's. “For Colored Girls” would make a wonderful first season of a cable (or TBS) drama.

Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls" is one of those movies that follows interconnecting stories of people going through struggles. The domestically abused, the sexually assaulted, accidentally impregnated, the barren, and hopelessly devoted. Think “Valentines Day” with rape.

The movie is not unlike that of a, or, well, six lifetime films in that it's about women who don't need men. Or ...
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'For Colored Girls' Review: 'Two Jews Are Conflicted Over 'For Colored Girls' (Video)

November 1st, 2010 12:20pm EDT
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'For Colored Girls' directed by Tyler Perry is based on the award winning play, 'For Colored girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf'. The film weaves together the stories of nine different women...some strangers, some acquaintances. Eventually, crisis, heartbreak and two horrific crimes bring these women together and they realize that they're not so different after all. Perry has assembled an amazing cast of actresses, including Kimberly Elise, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Loretta Devine, Whoopi Goldberg and Janet Jackson. What is it like to be a woman of color in...
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Sexy Black Stars Rock The 'Colored Girls' Red Carpet (Photos)

October 26th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Kerry Washington
Ntozake Shange's Obie Award-winning play exploring the plight of black women makes the leap from stage to screen in "For Colored Girls," an ensemble drama directed by Tyler Perry.

The film stars Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Hill Harper, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray.

Many of the actresses showed up to the New York City premiere last night (including Kerry Washington, above), looking lovely on the red carpet.

Ciara

Janet Jackson

Thandie Newton

Estelle

Kimberly Elise
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Friends, Lovers And Special Guest Stars On 'Eli Stone'

December 10th, 2008 11:31am EST
Seal
Things just keep on chugging along on "Eli Stone," despite word of the series' impending doom. This week, Eli (Jonny Lee Miller) takes some time off from wooing rich clients and/or saving the world and instead focuses on helping someone very near and dear to him, his assistant Patti (Loretta Devine). Other continuing storylines concern Jordan's (Victor Garber) disintegrating marriage and the Dowd/Taylor baby saga, the latter of which features a special appearance by Seal. So let's check in on our favorite San Franciscans (well, aside from Danny Tanner of course), shall we?

Fun at th...
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Eli Takes Down A Philanthropist On 'Eli Stone'

December 3rd, 2008 11:13am EST
Eli Stone
It has been a few episodes since Eli (Jonny Lee Miller) and Jordan (Victor Garber) started their own firm, and things have been going anything but smoothly since. The duo lost most of their former employees to Posner & Klein, are having a tough time attracting clients that will pay the bills, and are just finding the San Francisco legal waters to be rough in general. Things pick up right where they left off last time - with Eli having alienated the firm's biggest client by choosing to represent his son in an emancipation hearing.

Emancipating LJ (err…I mean JJ)

In the previous E...
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'Eli Stone' Recap: Atonement Ain't Easy

February 29th, 2008 9:28am EST
Eli Stone
The episode begins with a standard "previously on Eli Stone" recap as opposed to the creative, Eli-narrated openings from weeks prior. Too bad, those were pretty much the only interesting component of the show. So anyway, after the generic recap, things start off with Eli (Jonny Lee Miller) and Maggie (Julie Gonzalo) in Hawaii. It doesn't appear to be a very pleasant trip as it takes less than a minute for Maggie to start being obnoxiously annoying. It's going to be a long hour.

After a brief opening scene, the clever writers insert a little time jump, and we go back three days. ...
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'Eli Stone' Pilot: Not Just Another Lawyer Show

February 1st, 2008 8:40am EST
Eli Stone
Meet Eli Stone

Eli Stone (Jonny Lee Miller) has a pretty nice life. He is an intelligent, sophisticated graduate of Stanford Law who is one of the top associates at a very successful law firm in San Francisco. He has a beautiful fiancée (Natasha Henstridge) who also happens to be the boss' daughter. He believes in owning a great wardrobe, having fine accessories and working hard. Only one problem - that's not who he wanted to be.

When he was younger, Eli had visions of changing the world. Instead of working for noble causes, however, he finds himself working for clients who, ...
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Despite The Strike, TV's Mid-Season Offerings Are Promising

December 19th, 2007 10:13am EST
American Idol
With DVR "To Do" lists rapidly shrinking as most shows head into reruns and no new episodes in sight, it might seem like there's nothing to watch.

For the next couple of weeks that may be true, but the broadcast networks have rolled out new, strike-edited winter schedules for our viewing pleasure. A multitude of reality shows provide cheap and easy ways to fill in scheduling holes.

Before you groan or let hours of your life disappear while you watch "The Baby Borrowers," take a look at some of the new and returning scripted offerings coming to your television as early as January...
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Fantasia Barrino To Play Herself in Lifetime Movie

May 5th, 2006 2:59pm EDT
Fantasia Barrino
Principal photography begins this month in New Orleans on the Lifetime original movie Life Is Not A Fairy Tale: The Fantasia Barrino Story, (working title). The telefilm is inspired by the true story of Fantasia Barrino, a teenage single mother who overcame poverty, sexual abuse and illiteracy by using her incredible voice to rise to national prominence as the winner of American Idol. Fantasia will grace the title role, playing herself in the movie.

Prolific actress Loretta Devine has been cast as Fantasia’s grandmother, Addie Collins and Viola Davis stars as Fantasia’s mother, Dia...
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