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Tracee Ellis Ross & 'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris Are 'Tired Of Talking About Diversity'

Tracee Ellis Ross rocks a yellow jumpsuit while attending the Disney ABC Television Group’s 2016 Summer TCA Tour on Thursday (August 4) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 43-year-old actress was joined by her Black-ish co-stars Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Yara Shahidi, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Marcus Scribner, Jenifer Lewis, creator-executive producer Kenya Barris and executive producer Jonathan Groff.

During their Black-ish panel, Kenya and Tracee got frustrated when a reporter asked them what percentage of the show’s audience was black.

“I will be so happy when diversity is not a word,” Kenya expressed (via Variety). “It doesn’t matter who’s watching our show. The fact is that they’re watching it. And I feel like every question at every panel… I get so tired of talking about diversity. These are amazing, talented actors and amazing writers who give their all and they don’t have to do this. It’s crowding the conversation. We always have to box everything in. Isn’t it just a good family show? It’s specifically about a black family. We’re not denying that. But don’t you see yourself in it? Don’t you see your family in it? Why is that important, who watched the show? Why does it matter? Why do we keep having to have these conversations?”

“Those questions continue the conversation in a direction that does not help the conversation,” Tracee added.

Also in attendance at the 2016 Summer TCA Tour was The Real O’Neals stars Martha Plimpton and Jay R. Ferguson.

FYI: Tracee is wearing SAFiYAA.

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'Roots' 2016 - Full Cast List & Character Descriptions

The 2016 remake of the Roots mini-series premiered on History Channel tonight and you can meet the full cast right here.

Malachi Kirby was introduced to the world in the first night of the mini-series as the important character Kunta Kinte.

Other stars who will be featured in the four episodes include Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, and more!

Roots is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family’s will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte who is captured in his homeland in The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America where he’s sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in U.S. history – including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation.

Click inside to meet the cast of Roots… More Here! »

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Kerry Washington & Viola Davis Celebrate Honorees At Kennedy Center Gala 2015!

Kerry Washington is gorgeous in a gown while attending the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors Gala held at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday (December 6) in Washington, D.C.

The 38-year-old Scandal star was joined at the event by Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon, Steven Spielberg, host Stephen Colbert and his daughter Madeleine, Cicely Tyson, Tyler Perry, Julie Chen, George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson, and Laurence Fishburne with his wife Gina Torres.

“Dinner at the State Department for the #KennedyCenterHonors sitting with my dear friend #CicelyTyson,” Kerry captioned with her Instagram post. “Yup! There’s 2 Kerrys at the Dept of State tonight.”

The gala will broadcast on December 29 at 9:00p.m. ET/PT on CBS!

FYI: Kerry is wearing a Marchesa gown, a Bvlgari clutch, and Christian Louboutin shoes.

25+ pictures inside of Kerry Washington and others at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors GalaMore Here! »

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Bellamy Young, Katie Lowes & More Celebrate ABC at TCA Party!

Bellamy Young, Katie Lowes, and Guillermo Diaz flash a smile while attending the 2015 Summer TCA Tour ABC Party held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday (August 4) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The Scandal stars were joined at the event by Grey’s Anatomy‘s Camilla Luddington and James Pickens Jr, The GoldbergsWendi McLendon-Covey, Black-ish‘s Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne, and Fresh Off the Boat‘s Constance Wu and Community‘s Ken Jeong.

“*sigh* #RoughLife Stuck between these cuties at #ABC’s #TCA2015,” Bellamy tweeted along with a selfie of herself with How To Get Away With Murder stars Matt McGorry and Jack Falahee. “Love our #ShondaLand family & these sexy fellas.”

FYI: Bellamy is wearing Tamara Mellon sandals and Sylva & Cie jewelry. Katie is carrying a Nancy Gonzalez clutch.

30+ pictures inside of Bellamy Young, Katie Lowes and others at the party… More Here! »

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'Batman v Superman' Comic-Con Trailer is Online - Watch Now!

A brand new, three-and-a-half minute trailer for the upcoming movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted during 2015 Comic-Con and you can watch it online here!

The film stars Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman. In this new trailer, we are also given good looks at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

Here is the movie’s synopsis: Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’ most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Also starring in the film are Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jason Momoa, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, and Ezra Miller.

Make sure to see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in theaters on March 25!


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Comic-Con Trailer
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'Hannibal' Canceled By NBC After Three Seasons

Hannibal has been canceled by NBC after three seasons on the air.

The critically acclaimed series, starring Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, and Laurence Fishburne, served as a prequel to the movie The Silence of the Lambs.

“NBC has allowed us to craft a television series that no other broadcast network would have dared, and kept us on the air for three seasons despite Cancellation Bear Chow ratings and images that would have shredded the eyeballs of lesser Standards & Practices enforcers,” executive producer Bryan Fuller said in a statement. “Jen Salke and her team have been fantastic partners and creatively supportive beyond measure. Hannibal is finishing his last course at NBC’s table this summer, but a hungry cannibal can always dine again. And personally, I look forward to my next meal with NBC.”

Click inside to read the statement from NBC on the cancellation… More Here! »

Uzo Aduba Presents 'Black-ish's Anthony Anderson with Award at NAACP Image Awards 2015

Uzo Aduba hits the stage at the 2015 NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday evening (February 6) in Pasadena, Calif.

The Orange is the New Black actress was joined by her co-star Laverne Cox for the red carpet event.

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During the show, Uzo presented Black-ish star Anthony Anderson with the award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.

In addition to Anthony, his co-star Tracee Ellis Ross took home Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, their on-screen daughter Yara Shahidi won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and the show itself took home Outstanding Comedy Series.

FYI: Laverne is wearing a Gustavo Cadile gown. Tracee is carrying a Corto Moltedo clutch.

20+ pictures inside of the Orange is the New Black ladies and the Black-ish cast at the awards… More Here! »

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