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Tracee Ellis Ross Named Fashion Icon at People's Choice Awards 2020, Calls Her Mom the True 'Icon'

Tracee Ellis Ross shows off two looks while attending the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards on Sunday (November 15) at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 48-year-old Black-ish actress wore a brown suit on the red carpet and then fittingly changed into a second look to accept the award for Fashion Icon of 2020.

Tracee made sure to thank the magazine industry, stylists she’s worked with (including Karla Welch), designers, her father, and her mother Diana Ross, who she called “the icon herself.”

“Not only for her great parenting … but also her example, her sense of style, her epic closet and her glamour that introduced me to the power of fashion,” Tracee said.

She also talked about how she’d go on stage to collect the beads that fell off her mom’s dresses “so that I could have pieces of the magic, seeds of the fashion dream that I was cultivating for myself.”

Also pictured inside is Tyler the Creator, who presented the award.

FYI: Tracee is wearing a Schiaparelli suit and jewels with Christian Louboutin shoes on the carpet. On stage, she is wearing a full Alexander McQueen look with Ana Khouri jewels.

15+ pictures inside of Tracee Ellis Ross at the awards show… More Here! »

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Tracee Ellis Ross Goes Glam While Watching Emmy Awards 2020 From Home!

Tracee Ellis Ross is watching the 2020 Emmy Awards from home, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t dressing up!

The 47-year-old black-ish actress took to Twitter on Sunday (September 20) to share several photos of her outfit for the night, wearing a shimmering gold and ruffled gown while posing on a red carpet outside.

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Tracee accessorized her outfit with a matching face mask.

“How fun to get dressed up! Can’t say I miss the frenetic energy of the red carpet or wearing heels but boy do I miss a pretty dress! #blackish #emmys,” Tracee wrote along with the photos.

Tracee was nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in black-ish, but ended up losing to Catherine O’Hara‘s portrayal of Moira Rose on Schitt’s Creek.

FYI: Tracee is wearing an Alexandre Vauthier gown, Jimmy Choo shoes, and vintage Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

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Tracee Ellis Ross Recalls Being Told to 'Put Some Heat' on Her Hair

Tracee Ellis Ross is reflecting on her experiences

The Black-ish actress is on the cover of Elle‘s The State of Black Beauty issue.

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In the article, Tracee opened up about Pattern Beauty and the lack of representation in the beauty industry in conversation with Kerry Washington.

“It started as such a personal relationship with my own hair and feeling like I didn’t have the support to find what I needed. Not just in terms of products, but in terms of how to love myself. I was very supported in my family around my hair. But in terms of seeing all different kinds of versions in the wallpaper of my lives out in the world, I wasn’t seeing it. And I was getting confused,” she said.

“All of the things that I was taught from the media were like, I was supposed to have easy breezy beautiful hair. Bouncin’ and behavin’. My hair didn’t blow in the wind! All of these things didn’t match up. There was a void, in both seeing ourselves in our natural, authentic beauty, and also having products that would work for us to do our hair naturally—to wear it the way it naturally came out of our heads.”

She also discussed a moment early-on in her career at the Essence Music Festival: “A woman was like, ‘Girl, you’re on TV. You need to get your hair done.’ And I was like, ‘What do you mean?’ She was like, ‘Put some heat on your hair! What are you doing?’”

Tracee also opened up a bout not watching her character to do “lady chores.”

Tracee Ellis Ross Fought Back at Doing 'Lady Chores' on 'Black-ish'

Tracee Ellis Ross is explaining why you won’t see Rainbow Johnson doing “lady chores” all the time on black-ish.

During a new interview, the 47-year-old actress said that from the beginning, she didn’t want her character to carry a laundry basket or cook in every scene of her hit ABC sitcom.

“What I did speak up about from the beginning was, ‘Why am I carrying laundry?’ ‘Why am I the person in the kitchen cooking right now, when this has nothing to do with the scene?’” Tracee explained on the L.A. Times’ Can’t Stop Watching podcast. “Even sometimes when it does have something to do with the scene. I started coining them as ‘lady chores.’ ‘Why am I doing the lady chores?’ ‘Can’t Anthony [Anderson] do the lady chore?’”

Tracee went on to say that she wants to change the perception on TV that only women do chores around the house.

“I don’t believe they’re ‘lady chores.’ I believe they’re house chores. And I don’t believe that we should assume,” Tracee explained. “I believe every relationship is a negotiation between two people about what each of them feel comfortable doing, and I think the more that we portray that on television, the more that that becomes the reality out in the world, or matches the reality that the world actually is.”

black-ish was nominated for four awards at the 2020 Emmy Awards, including Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Tracee.

Democratic National Convention 2020 - Scheduled Speakers, Performers & How to Watch!

The second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention airs tonight (August 18).

The four-day event kicked off on Monday night (August 17), and will be filled with speeches and performances leading up to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris accepting the presidential and vice presidential nominations for the party ahead of the election on November 3. (Please make sure you’re registered to vote!)

Former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are among the main speakers on Tuesday night, in a program hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross.

Broadcast news stations like ABC and NBC will provide one hour of coverage each night. The first night brought in an estimated 19.7 million viewers across 10 networks, via Deadline.

Read all the tweets about Eva Longoria being the DNC 2020 host!

Tune in right here from 9-11 p.m. ET for the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention and see the full schedule inside…More Here! »

'black-ish' Moves to ABC's Fall Schedule, New Series 'Call Your Mother' Pushed to Midseason

The critically acclaimed series black-ish has been moved to ABC’s fall schedule, less than 24 hours after the network announced that the show would premiere in a mid-season slot.

Call Your Mother, a new comedy series starring Kyra Sedgwick, has been pulled from the schedule and it will air in the mid-season.

black-ish has a long-standing history of shining a light on current events and honoring Black voices through the lens of the Johnson family. After speaking with Kenya Barris and our creative partners, we decided it was important to tell these meaningful stories during this moment in time, so we are adjusting our premiere schedule and are committed to doing whatever it takes to bring this series back as soon as we possibly can,” ABC president Karey Burke said in a statement. “Following recent monumental events, it’s imperative that the dialogue continues and empowers viewers to raise their voices, and there is no other show that does that like black-ish.”

black-ish, which stars Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, will air on Wednesdays at 9:30/8:30c.

Check out the full schedule right now!

Tracee Ellis Ross to Voice Main Character of 'Daria' Spinoff Series, 'Jodie'!

Tracee Ellis Ross is taking on a new role!

The 47-year-old Black-ish actress is set to voice the main character and executive produce a spinoff of MTV’s iconic Daria, called Jodie, Deadline reported Thursday (June 18).

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“This is the first major move in a programming shift at Comedy Central focused on ramping up adult animated content and building an original animated slate around South Park. The major programming pivot already was in the planning stages when Comedy Central recently laid off the majority of its senior programming team,” Deadline reports.

The series will be based on Jodie Landon, Daria’s friend at the fictional Lawndale High. Jodie picks up with her character graduating from college and “entering a complicated world.”

Here’s a plot description: “The series will satirize workplace culture, Gen Z struggles, the artifice of social media and more. With themes of empowerment along gender and racial lines, explorations of privilege, and a wicked sense of humor, Jodie will shine a light on the personal and professional issues young Black women face today.”

Tracee recently revealed what happened when her mom Diana Ross heard her professional singing voice for the first time….