Niecy Nash to Host THE BLACK GIRLS ROCK! AWARDSNiecy Nash to Host THE BLACK GIRLS ROCK! AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

BET Networks and Beverly Bond, CEO, Executive Producer and Creator of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® are excited to announce Emmy-nominated actress, Niecy Nash as host of The 2019 BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® Awards on BET. This year's celebration will tape on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, NJ. The broadcast will premiere on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT on BET. (more...)

Production Has Begun On Screenwriter Radha Blank's New Comedy THE 40-YEAR-OLD VERSIONProduction Has Begun On Screenwriter Radha Blank's New Comedy THE 40-YEAR-OLD VERSION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019

It was announced today that production has begun on Playwright, Screenwriter and Producer Radha Blank's (SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT, EMPIRE) all-new comedy, THE 40-YEAR-OLD VERSION.  Filmed on location in New York City, the film is written by Blank who, in her directorial debut, also leads the cast which includes Peter Kim (SATURDAY CHURCH, THE GOD COMMITTEE) and hip hop wonderkind, Oswin Benjamin, who makes his feature film acting debut. (more...)

VIDEO: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith Star in Trailer for QUEEN & SLIMVIDEO: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith Star in Trailer for QUEEN & SLIM
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2019

From trailblazing, Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe (Netflix's Master of None) and Melina Matsoukas, the visionary director of some of this generation's most powerful pop-culture experiences, including Beyonce's “Formation” and the Nike “Equality” campaign, comes Makeready's unflinching new drama, Queen & Slim. (more...)

Photo Flash: See Beyonce, Donald Glover, and More on THE LION KING Red Carpet!Photo Flash: See Beyonce, Donald Glover, and More on THE LION KING Red Carpet!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019

Filmmakers, talent and special guests celebrated Disney's “The Lion King” tonight in Hollywood. The movie, which opens on July 19, 2019, welcomes beloved characters back to the big screen in a whole new way. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out First Look Of Lena Waithe's Upcoming Film QUEEN & SLIMVIDEO: Check Out First Look Of Lena Waithe's Upcoming Film QUEEN & SLIM
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2019

From trailblazing, Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe (Netflix's Master of None) and Melina Matsoukas, the visionary director of some of this generation's most powerful pop-culture experiences, including Beyonce's “Formation” and the Nike “Equality” campaign, comes Makeready's unflinching new drama, Queen & Slim. (more...)

Cardi B, Beyonce Among Winners at the 2019 BET AWARDS - Full List!Cardi B, Beyonce Among Winners at the 2019 BET AWARDS - Full List!
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

BET Networks honored a powerful and show-stopping lineup of artists, entertainers, cultural icons and inspiring humanitarians across more than 18 categories at the 19th Annual 'BET AWARDS.' The ceremony, hosted by actress and comedian Regina Hall, aired live on BET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 23, 2019. (more...)

Kalen Allen to Host LOVELOUD FestivalKalen Allen to Host LOVELOUD Festival
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2019

Famed internet and television sensation Kalen Allen has been announced as the host for the third annual LOVELOUD Festival Powered By AT&T today. Known for his massively popular online videos that have accumulated over 230 million views globally and earned him a regular guest spot on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kalen has enamored audiences around the world with his one-of-a-kind personality. Having been a featured speaker at last year's festival, LOVELOUD & AT&T are thrilled to have him return this summer to emcee the full day of festivities. On the day of the event, Kalen will also host the official LOVELOUD Festival livestream on @ATT, which reached over 7.2 million fans from around the world last year. (more...)

VIDEO: James Corden and Michelle Obama Square Off in a US vs. UK Dodgeball MatchVIDEO: James Corden and Michelle Obama Square Off in a US vs. UK Dodgeball Match
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2019

Since moving to the United States for The Late Late Show, James Corden has been searching for a way to determine which is better: the UK or the US. Corden enlists Michelle Obama to put together a group of American all-stars, including Kate Hudson, Mila Kunis, Melissa McCarthy, Lena Waithe and Allison Janney, to take on a group of formidable UK opponents. Can James, Reggie Watts, Harry Styles, Benedict Cumberbatch and John Bradley earn honor for Great Britain? (more...)

The Cast Of THE PROM Will Perform at TrevorLIVE New York Gala; Full Lineup AnnouncedThe Cast Of THE PROM Will Perform at TrevorLIVE New York Gala; Full Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

Today, The Trevor Project announced that GRAMMY-Award winning multi-platinum singer/songwriter Daya and the cast of the Broadway musical, The Prom, will perform at the organization's TrevorLIVE New York gala in New York City on Monday, June 17 at Cipriani Wall Street. The organization also announced that Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness will present Cara Delevingne with the 2019 Hero Award, and actor Jonathan Tucker will present Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos with the Champions Award. (more...)

Michelle Obama Joins James Corden for an International Dodgeball GameMichelle Obama Joins James Corden for an International Dodgeball Game
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2019

Former First Lady Michelle Obama joins James Corden for an epic international dodgeball game that will kick off the week of London broadcasts of THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN. The Emmy Award-winning series returns to Corden's native U.K. to broadcast four special episodes from the historic Central Hall Westminster, Monday, June 17 – Thursday, June 20 (12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Ava DuVernay's QUEEN SUGAR Announces Five More Female DirectorsAva DuVernay's QUEEN SUGAR Announces Five More Female Directors
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

Critically acclaimed drama series “Queen Sugar,” from creator and executive producer Ava DuVernay (“When They See Us,” “13th,” “Selma”), has announced the addition of five female directors to the season line-up: Lacey Duke, C. Fitz, Pratibha Parmar, Deborah Kampmeier and Stacey Muhammad. This marks 32 female filmmakers the series has hired to make their U.S. scripted television directing debuts. In addition, guest stars Cree Summer and Bryan Terrell Clark join the cast on the upcoming fourth season returning Wednesday, June 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

The Trevor Project's Trevorlive to Honor Kelly Ripa and Mark ConsuelosThe Trevor Project's Trevorlive to Honor Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2019

Today, The Trevor Project announced that talk show host, actress and producer Kelly Ripa and actor and producer Mark Consuelos will jointly be honored at the organization's TrevorLIVE New York gala with the Champions Award for their continued allyship and commitment to supporting The Trevor Project's mission to end suicide among LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning) young people. The organization will also honor EY with the 20/20 Visionary Award for the company's work supporting LGBTQ inclusion around the world and creating a sense of belonging for all EY professionals. In addition, actress, comedian and writer Nicole Byer and actor, director and digital producer Eugene Lee Yang will co-host TrevorLIVE New York, the organization's annual star-studded signature fundraiser, on Monday, June 17 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. As previously announced, actress, musician, and style icon Cara Delevingne will be honored with the 2019 Hero Award. (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, 5/21-5/24Scoop: Upcoming Guests on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, 5/21-5/24
by TV Scoop - May 21, 2019

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, 5/21-5/24, airing on ABC! (more...)

Photo Coverage: CASAMIGOS Celebrates The Met GalaPhoto Coverage: CASAMIGOS Celebrates The Met Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2019

Serena Williams, Kim Kardashian West, Travis Scott, Trevor Noah, and La La Anthony hosted Up&Down's 6th annual Met Gala after-party with owner Richie Akiva. (more...)

SHOWTIME Picks Up Hit Drama Series THE CHI For Third SeasonSHOWTIME Picks Up Hit Drama Series THE CHI For Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

SHOWTIME has picked up the hit drama series THE CHI for a third season. Created and executive produced by Emmy® winner Lena Waithe (Boomerang, Master of None) and executive produced by Academy Award®, Emmy and Golden Globe® winner Common (Selma), THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. The cast includes Jason Mitchell (Mudbound, Straight Outta Compton), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme) and Armando Riesco (Bull). The second season is currently airing Sundays at 10 p.m. PT/ET. (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, 4/29-5/3Scoop: Upcoming Guests on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, 4/29-5/3
by TV Scoop - Apr 26, 2019

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, 4/29-5/3, airing on ABC! (more...)

THE PROM's Caitlin Kinnunen Will Perform 'Unruly Heart' at the GLAAD Media AwardsTHE PROM's Caitlin Kinnunen Will Perform 'Unruly Heart' at the GLAAD Media Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019

GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced today that star of the Broadway LBGTQ-themed musical phenomenon "The Prom," Caitlin Kinnunen, will perform the show's LGBTQ youth anthem 'Unruly Heart' with the NYC Youth Pride Chorus at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York on Saturday, May 4, 2019. (more...)

The Trevor Project to Honor Cara DelevingneThe Trevor Project to Honor Cara Delevingne
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2019

Today, The Trevor Project announced that actress, musician, and style icon Cara Delevingne will be honored at the organization's TrevorLIVE New York gala with the Hero Award for her commitment to supporting The Trevor Project's mission to end suicide among LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning) young people. TrevorLIVE New York, the organization's annual star-studded signature fundraiser, will be held on Monday, June 17 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. (more...)

Lena Waithe's TWENTIES Gets Series Order at BETLena Waithe's TWENTIES Gets Series Order at BET
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2019

On the heels of the second season pick up of critically- acclaimed BOOMERANG series BET Networks announces continued partnership with Lena Waithe as it green lights her single-camera comedy series “Twenties.” Created and written by Waithe when she was in her early 20s the eight-episode half-hour series, follows the adventures of a queer black girl, Hattie, and her two straight best friends, Marie and Nia, who spend most of their days talking 'ish' and chasing their dreams. “Twenties” is a scripted show about friendship, finding love, and messing everything up along the way. (more...)

Lena Waithe Joins Season Three of WESTWORLDLena Waithe Joins Season Three of WESTWORLD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2019

According to The Wrap, Lena Waithe will join the third season of HBO's Westworld. She joins previously announced Aaron Paul. Waithe's character details have yet to be revealed. (more...)

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