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Bill Cosby Breaks Silence on Twitter to Thank His Supporters

Bill Cosby

In November, Bill Cosby said he wouldn't comment on the multiple allegations of rape made against him by multiple women because he didn't "have to answer to innuendos."

On Wednesday, the actor finally broke his silence on the matter when he took to Twitter to thank a couple of his vocal supporters, including The Viewco-host Whoopi Goldberg and singer Jill Scott.

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Weekend TV: New Steel Magnolias, Simpsons' Halloween Special, PBS Goes Upstairs

Steel Magolias

Is there a more perfect Lifetime movie property than Steel Magnolias? This tragicomic celebration of female bonding through gossipy good times and bad, all while getting their hair done at Truvy's Beauty Spot in suburban Louisiana, has been a crowd-pleaser since its first incarnation as an off-Broadway stage play (my preferred version, where the men are kept entirely offstage). The epitome of a leave-'em-laughing-while-weeping heart-warmer, Magnolias reached its pop-cultural apex in the all-star 1989 film version, but its can't-miss universality is underscored in Lifetime's oddly genteel but ultimately affecting new TV-movie (Sunday, 9/8c), whose big twist is in the casting of an all African-American ensemble. read more

Lifetime Re-Creates the Humor and Heartbreak of Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

No-nonsense mother of three M'Lynn Eatenton (Queen Latifah) is hosting a joyful Christmas bash in her Louisiana home when she gets some hard-to-hear news: Her diabetic, newlywed daughter Shelby (Condola Rashad) is pregnant, a condition that she might not survive. Thankfully, M'Lynn is not alone: Her friends wrap her in a cocoon of love and support. Sound familiar?

Yep, the loving, lippy ladies of... read more

Fringe Taps Singer Jill Scott for "Oracle-Like" Role

Jill Scott

Fringe has cast singer-actress Jill Scott for an upcoming episode, Entertainment Weekly reports

Scott, 40, will play... read more

First Look: Check out the Trailer for Lifetime's Steel Magnolias Remake

Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias is back with a brand new look.

Lifetime's remake of the 1989 film stars an all-black cast, including Queen Latifah, also an executive producer, Alfre Woodard and Phylicia Rashad, among others.

Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad to star in Lifetime's Steel Magnolias remake

Latifah will portray M'Lynn, who was played by Sally Field in the original film. Woodard will play Ouiser (Shirley MacLaine), and Rashad will play Clairee (Olympia Dukakis). Additionally, the movie co-stars Jill Scott as Truvy (Dolly Parton), Adepero Oduye as Annelle (Darryl Hannah) and Rashad's daughter, Condola Rashad, as Shelby (Julia Roberts).

Check out a sneak peek at the TV movie, expected to air later this year: read more

Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad to Star in Lifetime's Steel Magnolias Remake

Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard

Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard and Phylicia Rashad are among the actresses cast in Lifetime's remake of Steel Magnolias, which will consist of an all-black cast, the network announced Monday. 

Latifah, who will also executive-produce the TV movie, will portray... read more

The Help, Grey's Anatomy Lead Image Award Nominations

Grey's Anatomy

The Help, ABC's Grey's Anatomy and BET's The Game led the 43rd annual NAACP Image Awards nominations, the organization announced Thursday.
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Watercooler: Did the VH1 Divas Touch Your Soul?

VH1 Divas

We love musical divas. Love 'em. Can't get enough of them. They sing it but more importantly, they feel it. And for the most part, we felt the VH1 Divas Celebrate Soul special just as deeply. 

Last night, the concert franchise that has been silent for too long returned with a femme-filled spectacle that was as big as some of the voices on the bill. Kelly Clarkson, Jill Scott, Jennifer Hudson ... read more

Critic's Guide to the Week in TV: Finales, Musical and Comedy Divas, and More!

Allison Miller

'Twas the week before Christmas, and I can't remember when so much was stirring on TV this late into the year. Here are some highlights from an unusually busy pre-Christmas week.

MONDAY

DINO-MIGHT? The biggest cliffhanger regarding the two-hour finale of Fox's time-tripping family sci-fi drama Terra Nova (8/7c) isn't so much what happens on the show, which is fairly standard action-adventure mayhem, but whether it will return for a second season next year. (That decision should be ...
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Singer Jill Scott Lost 50 Pounds and Flaunts Figure on Cover of Ebony

Jill Scott

Jill Scott says she is "in a good place" after losing more than 50 lbs., she tells Ebony Magazine.

The Grammy winner, former star of HBO's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and mother to 2-year-old Jett flaunts her new slimmer figure on the cover of the June issue of the magazine.  In her interview, she says has been working with a trainer who knows how to keep her workouts exciting. "Anything that... read more

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