For the first time ever, Oprah Winfrey conducts an interview inside her lavish Montecito, California, estate in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Roots, the 1977 Emmy-winning ABC miniseries that exposed the horrors of slavery and triumphs of its survivors.
TV Guide Network's Hollywood 411 goes behind the scenes of Janet Jackson's latest music video, "Nothing," featuring exclusive interviews with Jackson and the filmmakers. "Nothing" appears on the soundtrack of Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? Jackson co-stars with Tyler Perry, Louis Gossett Jr., Cicely Tyson, Jill Scott, Sharon Leal and Richard T. Jones in the marital-strife sequel.
Hollywood 411's report on "Nothing" airs Wednesday at 7/6c and again on Thursday at 2:30 p.m./1:30c on the TV Guide Network.
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Cicely Tyson will guest-star on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Tyson will play Ondine, a preacher's wife who works with her husband to relocate former child soldiers from Africa to the U.S. to help them escape their violent lives. Benson and Stabler meet Ondine when one of the children is brutally attacked. Ondine's husband has yet to be cast.
Tyson is a two-time Emmy winner and earned an Oscar nomination for playing a sharecropper's wife in Sounder (1972). She'll next be seen in the Hallmark Channel movie Relative Stranger, which airs March 14.
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Eriq La Salle will play a Relative Stranger in a Hallmark Channel original move slated for a Yuletide bow. The ER alum stars as a man who abandons his wife, kids and extended family, then returns years later when his father dies. He reunites with his estranged brood in the process. Cicely Tyson has been cast as La Salle's mom, while Michael Beach (Third Watch) plays his brother. MWM
Leslie Uggams is working on a Lena Horne project that's en route to Broadway.Louis Gossett Jr. is heading back to Broadway with a remake of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, also starring Phylicia Rashad and directed by Debbie Allen.John Amos, of course, is currently on Men in Trees: "Maybe next year the entire cast of that show will be here."Ben Vereen just finished an episode of Grey's Anatomy and wants to go back to Broadway with a gospel-themed project.LeVar Burton is on Day 10 of the shoot for Tempting Hyenas, a feature he's directing. The cast includes himself, Alfre Woodard, Lacey Chabert and Adrienne Barbeau.Cicely Tyson jokes, "I'm looking for a job," saying she may have to pull a Bette Davis and put an ad in the newspapers. "But I, for most of my career, have been unemployed," she says, before noting, "I actually have a number of things in the works."There's awkwardness as Cicely and LeVar get into some sort of debate about the state of today's long-form television and Roots' legacy.