Whoopi Goldberg Has Some Pretty Dumb Ideas About Racism

On Thursday's edition of The View, the panel brought up First Lady Michelle Obama's "revelation" that the Obamas still get racially profiled. While President Obama has been mistaken for a waiter and a valet, Michelle was recently asked to assist a customer during a visit to Target. Whoopi Goldberg doesn't see any of… » 12/18/14 12:50pm Thursday 12:50pm

Lifetime's Whitney Biopic Will Address Her Rumored Gay Lover Robyn

Lifetime's Whitney Houston biopic, Whitney, which premieres in January and might not be terrible, will cover the rumored romantic relationship between Houston and her best friend Robyn Crawford. Given how the network covered sexual predator R. Kelly in its Aaliyah biopic, it's no surprise that they're going there. » 12/16/14 3:30pm Tuesday 3:30pm

Here's Lea Michele Singing 'Let It Go' for Glee's Last Season

The final season of Glee premieres on Jan. 9 and there's now a promo video featuring Lea Michele belting "Let It Go," a choice that's apropos and annoying at the same time. According to this 20-second teaser, Rachel and Kurt are back at McKinley to revive the Glee Club, but Sue's gonna give them hell. » 12/16/14 10:50am Tuesday 10:50am

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

Aaron Sorkin Is Hurt You Think The Newsroom is All About Him

Sunday's episode of The Newsroom, and its clumsy handling of a rape plotline, garnered quite a bit of criticism, both here and elsewhere. This bothered Aaron Sorkin, because even Sorkin the Great is not impervious to other peoples' opinions of him: Monday night at the Writers Guild Association, he was "surprised by… » 12/09/14 4:50pm 12/09/14 4:50pm

Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis Star in Ryan Murphy's Scream Queens

As American Horror Story has proven, when Ryan Murphy gets attached to an actor, he sticks with 'em, through and through. Over the last couple seasons, 23-year-old Emma Roberts has proven to be his golden child, of sorts, landing strong leading roles in Coven and Freak Show. In Scream Queens, his new comedy-horror for… » 12/08/14 7:10pm 12/08/14 7:10pm

Aaron Sorkin Upset Writer Broke the Sacred Trust of the Writers' Room

After The Newsroom's ridiculously over-the-top rape subplot aired last night, Alena Smith, a writer on the show, tweeted out her experience in the writer's room during the episode's creation. "When I tried to argue, in the writer's room, that maybe we skip the storyline where the rape victim gets interrogated by a… » 12/08/14 4:10pm 12/08/14 4:10pm

A Terrible Episode With Worse Timing: The Newsroom Tackles Campus Rape

The last three seasons of The Newsroom have been both fascinating and infuriating: a depiction of nuts-and-bolts newsjournalism so fantastical that it couches its sanctimonious shaming in righteous idealism. It is show creator Aaron Sorkin's Herman's Head-style universe, where ethics are shouted down unto the people… » 12/08/14 12:50pm 12/08/14 12:50pm

CW's Royal Teen Drama Reign Showed a Graphic Rape Scene

Reign—the CW's cheesy and historically inaccurate drama about a teen Mary Queen of Scots (by way of Coachella)—is no stranger to scenes featuring sex and violence, but last night's episode, which featured the graphic rape of one of the series' lead characters, has many viewers saying that the show has taken things too… » 12/05/14 6:10pm 12/05/14 6:10pm