Viola Davis shares personal passion with Ellen DeGeneres. (Photo: The Ellen DeGeneres Show)

Viola Davis Talks Growing Up Poor and Hungry, Nas Rocks ‘The Tonight Show’ & More

There’s plenty of black entertainment news to report today including Viola Davis opening up to Ellen DeGeneres about her rough childhood and Nas having a Monday night jam session with Q-Tip and The Roots. Plus, find out which cancelled VH1 show found a home on Centric and other hot (and not) items.

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Can’t Stop Watching: Oprah Looks to Make Broadway Debut, Jill Scott Joins ‘The Voice,’ What’s Hot/Not & More

Oprah didn’t get an Oscar nod for her work in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” but maybe she’ll take home a Tony instead. The media maven’s hoping to make her Broadway debut in “Night Mother,” according to The New York Times.

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Can’t Stop Watching: Toni Braxton & Babyface, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, ‘Black Nativity’ Trailer, What’s Hot/Not & More

I was raised in a home where jazz was played often and anyone who visits my parents’ house will swear, with framed enlarged images of Miles Davis and John Coltrane’s albums prominently displayed, that it’s a shrine to that genre. With that said, news of longtime collaborators Toni Braxton and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds starring in […]

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Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon, and The Roots Perform Amazing Version of ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ – Video

It’s not officially the holiday season until Jimmy Fallon, Mariah Carey, and The Roots perform “All I Want for Christmas Is You” with a kazoo, a xylophone and a group of school children singing backup vocals.  There is something so brilliantly festive and infectious about this take on the classic tune that you can’t help […]

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Top Five: Hail the Conquering, ‘Dancing’ Hero

This week’s No. 1 on the Top Five was a slam dunk: J.R. Martinez winning “Dancing With the Stars” Tuesday night. 1) ‘Dancing’ with a war hero: Battle-scarred J.R. Martinez triumphed on “Dancing With the Stars” this week, edging out Rob Kardashian (and, previously, the other finalist, Ricki Lake) to win the “DWTS” Mirror Ball […]

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