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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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.
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 “After Midnight” is right up my alley.
People might have differing opinions about whether they’d want Jimmy Fallon to host “The Tonight Show,” but probably everyone would agree they’d want him to host their kid’s birthday party.
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… More
Rolling Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts made an ultra-rare TV appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Watch Charlie perform with his jazz quartet …
First, Jimmy Fallon’s band played a nasty song to herald Michele Bachmann’s arrival on “Late Night” last year, and Wednesday night, Jay Leno skewered her in a bit on “The Tonight Show.”
Forty years ago, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Eve special was created to give young people an alternative to a seasonal institution, bandleader Guy Lombardo.
Will Drake and Tony Bennett be the next to pair off on one of Bennett’s “Duets” tunes? Maybe not. But the rapper and crooner are among the guest who’ll perform on NBC’s “New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly” special on Dec. 31.
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… More