BET Networks's Stephen Hill, ABFF Awards honoree Diahann Carroll, Nicole Friday and Jeff Friday, ABFF Founder and CEO, at the ABFF Awards in Beverly Hills. (Photo: Soul Brother/ Hilton)

10 Reasons to Watch the ABFF Awards

Want to know why events like the ABFF Awards, a Golden Globe Award-styled ceremony that honors black achievement in television and film, exist? Because Hollywoodn’t. That cleverly stated phrase may seem simplistic, but 20 years ago, it led Jeff Friday to create the American Black Film Festival and, this year, the ABFF Awards (also called […]

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Regina King on “American Crime”: “I like subject matter that is provocative and taboo”

The story just keeps getting deeper and deeper on “American Crime” but for viewers that just means we’re getting pulled in more and more to this excellent drama. With the rape allegations against Taylor (Connor Jessup) out in the public now, everyone is reeling as the investigation gets more and more complex as more secrets and […]

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Review: ‘American Crime’ Raises the TV Drama Bar in Covering Teen Male Rape

If we’re in the new Golden Age of Television, one of the reasons is solid, thought-provoking, intelligent programming like the second season of ABC’s drama “American Crime.” With some returning actors from the first season playing new characters involved in a new crime, this season takes the action to Indianapolis, Indiana, where an upscale community is […]

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Zoe Saldana covers The Hollywood Reporter (Image: The Hollywood Reporter)

Regina King To Direct ‘Scandal’ Episode, Zoe Saldana Covers THR & More

The weekend’s here and this is what’s buzzing today: Regina King’s got a busy schedule coming up and this year’s looking really good for Zoe Saldana. Plus, there’s my watchlist and what’s hot (Audra McDonald’s openness about her suicide attempt) and not (criticism about Nicki Minaj’s new album cover). Enjoy!

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Samuel L. Jackson to Host BET Awards

LOS ANGELES ( – Somebody better bring the bleep button into the shop for a tune-up: Samuel L. Jackson is hosting this year’s BET Awards. The “Snakes on a Plane” star’s hosting gig was revealed Tuesday by the network, along with nominees for this year’s event. Past hosts for the ceremony, which was launched in […]

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