Black-ish Addressed the Spanking Debate in the Best Way Possible

Spanking was the topic of Wednesday night's episode of Black-ish, titled "Crime and Punishment." It's a debate that never really ends, and one that boiled over last month after disturbing news that Adrian Peterson beat and left bruises on his son and called it a "whooping." Instead of implying that there's a morally… » 10/23/14 11:45am 10/23/14 11:45am

Botched Season 2 Trailer Promises More Awful Plastic Surgery Screw-Ups

"I'm literally dying for a nose job. Who wants to look natural?" says a person in the trailer for the second season of Botched. The E! show that spotlights society's obsession with cosmetic enhancement is returning in 2015, which means more crooked breasts, nose jobs and questionable out-of-country plastic surgery… » 10/21/14 1:50pm 10/21/14 1:50pm

You'll Be Seeing a Lot More of Leslie Jones on SNL

Comedian Leslie Jones has earned a spot as a season regular on Saturday Night Live (or what they call a featured player). Jones was one of the black writers that SNL hired following heavy criticism over their lack of diversity. The gig started off rocky for her, though, after controversy over her Weekend Update bit… » 10/21/14 1:00pm 10/21/14 1:00pm

What Would Jezebel Do: Surviving Walking Dead, Episode 2

I don't have kids, but I imagine that one of the scariest things in the world must be knowing that you can't always fully protect them. All you can do is lie or tell ugly truths about reality. That dilemma is even more of a palpable stress in zombie-America and especially for Walking Dead's Rick. Having abandoned most… » 10/20/14 12:45pm 10/20/14 12:45pm

​An Appreciation for the Black Music in Black-ish

Wednesday night's episode of Black-ish opened with Trick Daddy's "I'm A Thug." This was a great and special thing. As Trick Daddy's street socio-political anthem plays in the background, Anthony Anderson's character Andre does a voiceover rant about the importance of Black ownership: "Credit hasn't always been the… » 10/16/14 3:50pm 10/16/14 3:50pm

The Real Is Winning, So Just Give It A Second

To use the friend analogy: The Real is that friend you'd rather ignore who ends up being sort of entertaining. You're more than likely to wince through a full episode. It's as "not great" as it is "not awful." And the majority of the reactions I've seen have been tepid or apathetic at best. Which is why it's so… » 10/15/14 9:30pm 10/15/14 9:30pm