Appraising Black-Ish and Its Satisfying, Imperfect First Half

On Wednesday night, Black-ish aired its requisite Christmas episode, the fall finale, which featured Andre (Anthony Anderson) campaigning to be the first Black Santa for his annual office party. One of the show's simple, burdensome tasks as a Black family sitcom that also directly tackles race is to merely succeed. In… » 12/11/14 4:10pm 12/11/14 4:10pm

Natasha Lyonne and More Very Cool People Really Want You to Vote

Joan Jett! Tracee Ellis Ross! Carrie Brownstein! A dancing ovary puppet! Everyone you ever thought was cool got together and remixed "Bad Reputation" to help you vote in next week's midterm elections on Nov. 4th. Why? The War on Women rages on and Republicans are trying to stop The Ladies from voting because we … » 10/28/14 6:10pm 10/28/14 6:10pm

How to Get Away With Murder and Black-ish Picked Up for Full Seasons

There will be enough Viola Davis, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross to go around at least until May sweeps, as both Black-ish and the Shonda Rhimes-produced How to Get Away with Murder have been been ordered for full seasons by ABC. Like Annalise Keating, I am glowering at an invisible camera in celebration. » 10/10/14 9:50am 10/10/14 9:50am

Chris Brown Thrown Out Of Rehab, Back in Jail

Only a few weeks ago it seemed that Chris Brown was doing so well. He had been undergoing residential treatment for anger issues (as well as recently diagnosed Bipolar and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and was said to be cooperating and progressing. But yesterday, Brown was discharged from the treatment facility in… » 3/15/14 11:30am 3/15/14 11:30am

Flirty Frocks and Hideous Hose at the Elle Women in Television…

Last night at the Elle Women in Television Celebration held at Soho House in West Hollywood, the fashion was all over the place: Formal black feathers, vivid yellow fringe, a shiny metallic short suit. While many of the awesome ladies in attendance looked great, there were, as always a few misfires. Let's take a look. » 1/25/13 1:10pm 1/25/13 1:10pm

Stars Rock The Red Carpet At NAACP Image Awards

Last nights' NAACP Image Awards honored members of the African-American community (Aretha, Stevie) for various achievements, but one of the great unspoken achievements of the evening was the red carpet-wear. The women, on the whole, all looked beautiful, sophisticated, and fresh: America Ferrera was radiant, Chandra… » 2/15/08 12:30pm 2/15/08 12:30pm