The so-called golden age of ass has made big butts desired and celebrated in ways we know they very much weren’t for black women growing up. A good friend of mine, Tracee Ellis Ross, touched on this childhood insecurity in a recent interview.
Just three months after receiving her first Emmy for her work on ABC’s Black-ish, Tracee Ellis Ross has received her first Golden Globe. After nearly two decades appearing on television (she starred in BET’s highly successful Girlfriends for eight years), it’s about time.
Why do adults blink so much?
Apparently, Stephen Colbert loves asking cast members of the TV show Black-ish what such a bizarre, incomprehensible word could mean. He’s heard “black” before, and the colloquial add-on “ish,” but combined? Luckily for him, Tracee Ellis Ross has both patience and the desire to promote her show.
In any discussions about diversity, people of color tend to bear the burden of the conversation when it should be the other way around. Black-ish creator and writer Kenya Barris was openly perturbed about this issue during a recent panel.
In today’s Tweet Beat, Paul and Tracee kick it, Reese Witherspoon mourns and Chris Brown is making some changes.
In today’s Tweet Beat, Tracee Ellis Ross was the luckiest teen in the world, Spencer Pratt gives up easily and my mother would have murdered me if I had done what the Kardashians did to Kris Jenner.
In an episode that graciously skated around party politics, Wednesday night’s Black-ish took on the notion of the rare Black Republican. The problematic issue at hand: Junior joining the Young Republicans Club.
In today’s Tweet Beat Anna Faris and Chris Pratt continue their adorable streak, Amy Schumer and Tracee Ellis Ross look great together and Ashton Kutcher gets philosophical.
On ABC's hit series Black-ish, about an extended upper-middle-class family going through typical suburban family motions with a gimlet eye towards race, characters have an incredible sense of style that sets the tone for the show. Colors are bright, styles are simultaneously nuanced and over the top, while the…
On Tuesday, Deadline Hollywood's Nellie Andreeva dissected the swell of actors of color in television's casting rooms and leading roles, writing that minorities might be snatching too many jobs. I mean, what are the white actors supposed to do in this kind of climate?
Essence held its eighth annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon in Beverly Hills on Thursday. Two-thirds of the outfits have already been stolen by me and I'm not sorry. Here are some of the outfits—originally worn by the likes of Laverne Cox, Tracee Ellis Ross and Teyonah Parris—that are now in my closet.
Last week I published a piece on this site about how a white dude at the opera called me "disgusting" after I refused pull back my naturally curly hair. I wrote that my hair looked "more Tracee Ellis-Ross in Black-ish than Diana Ross's 1983 Central Park performance." Translation: I was having a tame hair day. And now,…
Another holiday, another reminder via Instagram that celebrities are kinda sorta not really just like us, but in some ways they are. Unlike Thanksgiving's embarrassment of riches, however, Christmas brought out some impulses of humility, with a lot of celebs showing off their families, their festivities, and their…
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…
In an essay for Entertainment Weekly, Tracee Ellis Ross talks about the importance of black women on primetime television having the freedom to wear their hair the way it grows out of their heads.
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 …
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.
People of color are taking over … the fall television schedule. From Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis to Octavia Spencer and Tracee Ellis Ross, it’s a long overdue change on network TV.
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…