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24-7, Comedy, Entertainment, Eva Longoria, Film, Hulu, Kerry Washington, Leslie Odom Jr., Little Fires Everywhere, News, Old its Blues, Scandal, Television, Video -

  Kerry Washington has a ton of projects in the works, and she just landed the leading role in an upcoming film directed by Eva Longoria. The Scandal alum will be the leading lady in 24-7, a comedy that’s reminiscent of Dolly Parton’s iconic film, 9-5. Washington will executive produce the film that centers on […]

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  Kevin Hart may be best known for his stand-up comedy skills and his blockbuster films, but the actor/comedian is ready to take over the small screen as well. According to Variety, the funny man is set to co-produce a family-friendly comedy series for ABC entitled Don’t Call It a Comeback and is teaming up […]

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We can’t wait for all the laughs in store from Amanda Seales, who scored her own comedy special on HBO. The Insecure star will debut her hour-long stand-up special on the network early next year and she already has the title picked out. The special will be called I Be Knowin’ and according to the […]

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The 2018 People’s Choice Awards went down on Sunday night at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and a few of our favorite stars went home with a trophy. The award show aired live on E! and featured tons of famous faces who seemed happy to take a break from the treacherous fires that left […]

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  Dave Chappelle is doing his part to get people to the polls on Tuesday. The comedian has been making personal phone calls to Maryland voters to encourage them to cast their vote for his longtime friend, and Democratic nominee for governor, Ben Jealous.  “Put me on your speakerphone, please,” Chappelle said in a video […]

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It looks like Robin Thede will be making a triumphant return to the small screen and we can’t wait. Although BET pulled the plug on Thede’s groundbreaking, late-night show, The Rundown with Robin Thede after one season, this woman is on her way back into our homes. According to Variety, Thede is working on a […]

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As Louis C.K. continues his comeback tour—recently stepping up from unplanned appearances at marquee comedy clubs in New York to scheduled sets—controversy has circled the comic yet again. There is, of course, the specter of whether it’s appropriate for Louis to begin headlining at comedy clubs again; it’s been a…

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A long time ago (2016), in a land similar to our own but very different (pre-Trump America), comedy was about the absurd. Presidents were fun to make fun of because they were confined by the stature of the office. It was fun to imagine how they would be if they were a more extreme version of their staid selves. It’s…

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If you aren’t familiar with Terence Nance, he is a triple threat! Nance is the writer, director, executive producer (and star!) of HBO’s latest genre-bending series for the culture, ‘Random Acts of Flyness.’ During CultureCon in NYC, theGrio’s Natasha S. Alford chatted with him about his HBO “Random Acts” and his creative process. The series is nothing like […]

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  Alec Baldwin is facing some backlash from Black twitter after a recent comment raised flags about his own racism. The actor believes Black folks love him because of his hilarious portrayal of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live but his comment has some people raising eyebrows. “I don’t know how to say this and […]

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Niecy Nash was dissed and dismissed and she’s not taking it lying down. The actress took to social media to explain how she was treated by a popular event planner in Los Angeles. According to the Claws star, she received a personal invite to the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers Polo Club in Los […]

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  Damon Wayans is currently starring on FOX’s Lethal Weapon reboot, but the actor revealed his plans to quit the show as soon as he’s finished filming season 3. During an interview with EurWeb, he announced he’s done with the series. “I’m going to be quitting the show in December after we finish the initial […]

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Tichina Arnold is co-satrring in CBS new comedy, The Neighborhood alongside Cedric The Entertainer and she couldn’t be happier about it. “He’s so cute. I’ve known Cedric for over twenty-something years, he and his wife and he’s a great family guy. He’s just a good guy all around and I can’t believe I have never […]

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Comedians Lil’ Rel Howery and Tiffany Haddish are besties. While both of their stars are shining brighter with each new role and opportunity, things were always this golden for the both of them.

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A busy schedule is nothing new for funnyman Kevin Hart. When Hart is not acting, you can catch him in a city near you polishing off his latest comedy special. If not on tour, he’s writing books, inking deals and overseeing his own production company while being a husband and father of three. Right now, […]

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  Kevin Hart is readying the release of his latest film, Night School, and making the publicity rounds with his co-star, Tiffany Haddish.  While plenty of people want to know about the longtime friends’ film, others are still wondering how the comedian managed to stay married after his explosive cheating scandal made headlines last year. […]

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David Alan Grier is back on the big screen in the comedy/horror flick, Arizona. The quirky film that’s full of dark humor is a departure from the roles we’re used to seeing Grier play. and that’s part of the reason he was interested. “These are the kind of movies I want to make. These crazy, […]

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  Eddie Murphy is heading back to the big screen. According to Deadline, the actor has signed on to star in an upcoming comedy inspired by the 1993 hit Grumpy Old Men. The original flick starred Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon as neighbors engaged in a life-long feud that’s taken to the next level when they both […]

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D.L. Hughley is returning to his roots as a stand-up comedian with a new special on Netflix and we’ve got an exclusive sneak peek at the trailer. D.L. Hughley: Contrarian hits the streaming service on September 18 and in it, the actor, comedian, and political commentator goes in on just about everything.  Performing at the […]

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Amanda Seales is a lot of things: comedian, intellect, actress, opinionated Instagram commentator, among many other labels. But did you know she’s also the host of one of the best game shows the world has ever seen?

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Fun fact: The first time I saw comedian Janelle James perform, while sitting in the audience of a 2015 taping of Wyatt Cenac’s comedy showcase, “Night Train,” I knew she was someone I wanted to know. The woman was strumming my pain and singing my life, hilariously lamenting the state of once-epic breasts and proposing…

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Comedy, Entertainment, Film, Girl's Trip 2, Girls Trip, Girls Trip sequel, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Will Packer -

It looks like the Flossy Posse will reunite for a Girls Trip sequel and we are so here for it. Regina Hall hinted that the follow up to the incredibly successful comedy is in the works which means we may be in for more big laughs and it seems like Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish will definitely […]

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Niecy Nash may be getting a new gig. According to reports, the Claws star just sold a pilot for her late-night series Naked with Niecy Nash to TNT. Nash will host and executive produce the series that would have her tackling issues of love, sex, romance and relationships with regular folks. If it’s picked up, it will […]

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Comedy, Entertainment, Film, Girls Trip, Kevin Hart, Night School, Night School trailer, She Ready, Tiffany Haddish, Will Packer -

A new trailer for Night School just dropped and we’re already bracing ourselves for the film’s debut. The film is based on a story written by its star, Kevin Hart, who will team up with longtime friend and Hollywood “It” girl Tiffany Haddish for the film based on a band of misfits who enroll in adult education […]

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ATLANTA — At Porsche Cars North America’s new $100 million headquarters — at the northeast corner of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport — some of the luxury sports car manufacturer’s interiors have been converted into a big-deal sports agency. There’s an adjacent high-speed test track, an off-road course and a gallery of classic Porsches. There’s a virtual […]

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The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah is wondering how he can land on Donald Trump’s Hit-List of Black folks that he takes aim at on social media.

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Tiffany Haddish has a ton of new projects heading to the big and small screens but she may  have a new man to focus on if these rumors are true. Several sources are speculating that the Girl’s Trip star has nabbed a new beau and is dating the NYC-based socialite, Unik Ernest. Page Six describes […]

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Paramount just announced that Jill Scott and Michelle Buteau will star in The First Wives Club reboot. The studio will transform the 1996 film that starred Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, and Sarah Jessica Parker into a 10-episode television series and we are here for it. Jill Scott has been killing her acting gigs […]

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#Whobitbeyonce, Beyoncé, Bresha Webb, Ciara, Comedy, Entertainment, Film, Glamour, LevelUpChallenge, Sanaa Lathan, Television, Tiffany Haddish, Tiffany Haddish #LevelUpChalenge, Tiffany Haddish Glamour cover, Tyler Perry, Video -

  Tiffany Haddish is ready for her close up on the cover of the latest issue of Glamour and the comedienne nailed every shot. Inside, she opened up about ho her life has changed since her epic rise to fame and served up some little-known facts. Here are 7 things we learned from the candid […]

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  Kid Fury is teaming up with Lena Waithe to bring a new comedy series to HBO. The comedian, blogger, and podcaster best known for his hit podcast, The Read, will write and co-executive produce the series alongside the Emmy-winning Waithe, who recently inked a first-look deal with Showtime. According to Variety, Other executive producers […]

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  It looks like fans of Lena Waithe have something to celebrate. The Emmy-winning writer, actress, and creator of The Chi just inked a first-look deal with Showtime, pricing she’s just getting started. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Waithe will develop new dramatic and comedic projects for the network that’s already home to her hit, […]

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  Issa Rae is on fire and shows no signs of slowing down. The actress is gearing up for the third season of her hit show, Insecure and riding high after her recent Emmy nomination. We caught up with the talented beauty at #Insecurefest in Los Angeles over the weekend to find out how she […]

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  George Lopez is known for speaking his mind, and the comedian recently pulled a prank that has plenty of people pissed. Earlier this week, the funny man decided to post a video pretending to urinate on Donald Trump‘s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and now some of POTUS’ supporters are adamant that […]

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