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'BlackAF' Gets Picked Up for Season Two by Netflix

#blackAF is coming back for a second season!

The comedy from creator Kenya Barris, starring Kenya and Rashida Jones, has been picked up for a second season, Netflix announced on Tuesday (June 23).

Here’s the show’s synopsis: “Loosely inspired by Barris‘ irreverent, highly flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture, #blackAF flips the script on what we’ve come to expect a family comedy series to be.”

It continues, “Pulling back the curtain, #blackAF uncovers the messy, unfiltered and often hilarious world of what it means to be a ‘new money’ black family trying to get it right in a modern world where ‘right’ is no longer a fixed concept.”

Kenya plays a heightened version of himself with Rashida starring as his wife. They’re children are played by Genneya Walton, Iman Benson, Scarlet Spencer, Justin Claiborne, Ravi Cabot-Conyers, and Richard Gardenhire Jr.

#blackAF season one is available for streaming on Netflix now.

Check out all the shows Netflix has renewed in 2020 so far!

The 'Parks & Recreation' Special Raises $3 Million For Feeding America

It’s only been a day since the Parks and Recreation Special aired and it has already raised a ton of money for Feeding America.

Stars Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Adam Scott, Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Retta, Aziz Ansari, and more reunited for the event, which saw Leslie Knope trying to keep up with her friends during quarantine.

The special episode benefited Feeding America and has raised $3 million dollars so far, which includes the $500,000 in matching donations from State Farm, Subaru of America, NBCUniversal and the producers, writers, and cast.

Fans are able to contribute to the fund through May 21 at FeedingAmerica.org/ParksandRec.

“Thank you to everyone who has donated!” Chris reacted to the news on Twitter. “It’s not over. Let’s get that number up!”

He added, “There are a lot of wonderful pay check to pay check folks struggling to feed their kids right now. We’re making them stay home from work to protect our most vulnerable. They’ve earned our help.”

If you missed it, see which famous actor popped up at the beginning of the special!

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'Parks & Recreation' Cast Reuniting for Scripted Special Taking Place in Social Distancing Era

The cast of the beloved NBC series Parks and Recreation will be reuniting for a scripted special that will raise money for food banks amid the ongoing health crisis.

Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Retta, and Jim O’Heir are all confirmed to reprise their roles in the special, which will air on Thursday, April 30 at 8:30pm ET on NBC.

Here’s a synopsis of the special (via TV Line): “Pawnee’s most dedicated civil servant, Leslie Knope, is determined to stay connected to her friends in a time of social distancing.”

Michael Schur, the executive producer of the series, said, “Like a lot of other people, we were looking for ways to help and felt that bringing these characters back for a night could raise some money. I sent a hopeful email to the cast, and they all got back to me within 45 minutes. Our old Parks and Rec team has put together one more 30-minute slice of (quarantined) Pawnee life, and we hope everyone enjoys it. And donates!”

Fans are encouraged to donate to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund during the special. NBCUniversal, the Parks and Rec cast, and sponsors State Farm and Subaru of America will be matching donations up to $500,000 as well.

'BlackAF' Trailer: Rashida Jones & Kenya Barris Team Up for Netflix Comedy Series - Watch!

Kenya Barris and Rashida Jones join forces in the trailer for their upcoming Netflix series #blackAF!

The 45-year-old Black-ish and Grown-ish writer and the 44-year-old Parks and Recreation actress star in and executive produce the new parenting comedy.

Here’s the synopsis: “Loosely inspired by Barris‘ irreverent, highly flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture, #blackAF flips the script on what we’ve come to expect a family comedy series to be.”

It continues, “Pulling back the curtain, #blackAF uncovers the messy, unfiltered and often hilarious world of what it means to be a ‘new money’ black family trying to get it right in a modern world where ‘right’ is no longer a fixed concept.”

#blackAF stars Kenya Barris making his acting debut as “a fictionalized version of himself” and Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca) as his wife Joya. Kenya and Joya’s children are played by Genneya Walton, Iman Benson, Scarlet Spencer, Justin Claiborne, Ravi Cabot-Conyers, and Richard Gardenhire Jr.

Don’t miss #blackAF when it hits the streaming service on April 17, and watch the trailer now!

See what else is coming to Netflix in April, and what’s leaving.


#blackAF | Official Trailer | Netflix

Jon Hamm, Tracee Ellis Ross, & More Watched Oscars 2020 at Mercedes-Benz's Viewing Party

Tracee Ellis Ross wears a nose ring with a chain while attending the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Viewing Party for the Oscars on Sunday night (February 9) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 47-year-old actress, who attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party that night in a gold dress, was joined at the party by black-ish co-star Anthony Anderson.

Jon Hamm was seen meeting up with Rashida Jones at the event, which was also attended by Linda Cardellini, Jane Lynch, and Martha Stewart.

More stars at the party included The Act‘s Calum Worthy, Orange Is the New Black‘s Jackie Cruz, Riverdale‘s Madelaine Petsch and Ross Butler, Grand Hotel‘s Anne Winters, Pose‘s Dyllon Burnside, DescendantsThomas Doherty, model Jessica Hart, and TV personality Kaitlynn Carter.

FYI: Madelaine is wearing a Monique Lhuillier dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Effy jewelry. Linda is wearing a Zuhair Murad dress with earrings by Ruchi New York and rings by Edward Avedis. Ross is wearing a Les Hommes suit and Kurt Geiger shoes. Thomas is wearing Boss. Kaitlynn wore Loriblu shoes and clutch.

40+ pictures inside of celebs attending the Mercedes-Benz party… More Here! »

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Lucy Boynton, Kaitlyn Dever, Taylor Russell, & More Attend Chanel's Pre-Oscar Dinner!

The Politician‘s Lucy Boynton, Booksmart‘s Kaitlyn Dever, and WavesTaylor Russell pose for photos while attending at Chanel & Charles Finch’s Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner.

The ladies joined a star-studded crowd at the event on Saturday night (February 8) at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles.

More celebs in attendance included singer Maggie Rogers, In The HeightsMelissa Barrera, The Vampire DiariesPhoebe Tonkin, Anna‘s Sasha Luss, Parks and Recreation‘s Rashida Jones with sister Kenya Kinski-Jones, jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer with sister Carson Meyer, entrepreneur Elizabeth Chambers, and YouTube exec Derek Blasberg.

Make sure to check out all of the photos from Oscars weekend parties. So many stars are out and about ahead of the awards!

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Charlie Hunnam, Cynthia Erivo, Awkwafina, & More Attend W Magazine's Pre-Globes Party!

Cynthia Erivo, Charlie Hunnam, and Awkwafina walk the red carpet at W Magazine’s Best Performances Party during Golden Globes Weekend on Friday night (January 3) at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, Calif.

The event was held to celebrate the magazine’s Best Performances issue, which will be on newsstands next month.

Cynthia and Awkwafina are both nominated for Golden Globes this weekend for their performances in Harriet and The Farewell, respectively. Charlie was joined at the party by his Jungleland director Max Winkler and his father Henry Winkler.

Also in attendance at the party were Marriage Story actress Laura Dern and director Noah Baumbach, Pain and Glory actor Antonio Banderas and director Pedro Almodovar, The Irishman‘s Anna Paquin, and Dolemite Is My Name‘s Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Keegan-Michael Key with wife Elisa Pugliese.

More stars who stepped out included Grey’s Anatomy‘s Ellen Pompeo, Natasha Lyonne with writer friend Miranda July, Baby Driver‘s Eiza Gonzalez, Black Panther‘s Winston Duke, Spies in Disguise‘s Rashida Jones, Succession‘s Jeremy Strong, and hair stylist Chris Appleton.

FYI: Cynthia is wearing a Fendi look with BAKTI earrings. Awkwafina is wearing a Christian Siriano suit. Natasha is wearing a Gucci dress with Laura Caspi earrings and Marlo Laz jewelry. Anna is wearing an Antonio Berardi dress with Sam Edelman shoes. Laura is wearing Saint Laurent look with Edward Avedis choker, Nicole Rose and Ruchi New York jewelry. Eiza is wearing Gucci. Ellen is wearing Celine. Sponsors for the evening include Absolut Elyx Vodka, Acqua di Parma, Cadillac, Ferrari TrentoDoc, Tanqueray Gin, Tequila Casa Dragones, Vero Water, WhistlePig Rye Whiskey and 1849 Wine Company and Duck Hunter Wines of New Zealand.

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