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Kenan Thompson Blames SNL's Diversity Issue on Lack of Talented Black Comediennes

When Saturday Night Live announced this season's six new cast members, many were shocked to see that the sketch comedy show  would be devoid of a black female cast member for the sixth year in a row.

In a world where we have a black First Lady and pop culture is defined by Scandal, Rihanna, Oprah, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce, this more

VIDEO: Roots: The Next Generations: Part 7

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Roots: The Next Generations: Part 7
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Posted: 4/11/2012

Alex Haley (JONES) is now a successful magazine writer; his latest assignment: an interview with Malcolm X. He later goes on to write The Autobiography of Malcolm X. After the black leader's assassination, Haley sets out to discover his own "roots" and launches a twelve-year search, which culminates with his visit to a small African village. watch

VIDEO: Dave Chappelle + Maya Angelou

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Dave Chappelle + Maya Angelou
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Length: 46:00
Aired: 11/30/2006

Provocative comedian Dave Chappelle and renowned poet Maya Angelou discuss how poetry and comedy can bridge both genders and generations. watch


Introducing Miss Calypso!
The Revelation That Changed Dr. Maya Angelou's Life
Guy Johnson on Being Dr. Maya Angelou's Son: I Grew Up in Her Light
The Best Advice Dr. Maya Angelou Has Ever Given--and Received

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Madea's Family Reunion
Down in the Delta
Down in the Delta

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Dave Chappelle + Maya Angelou
Legendary talk-show host Larry King
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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2012 Soul Mates TV Show Series, Appearing
2012 BET Honors 2012 TV Show Series, Appearing
2009 The Black Candle TV Show Series, Narrator
2006 Madea's Family Reunion Movie, Actor - May
2005 The Ballad Of Greenwich Village Movie, Actor

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6 Things to Expect From Oprah's Final Episodes

Fans won't have to say goodbye to The Oprah Winfrey Show until next week's May 25 finale, but it was the beginning of the end for Lady O on Tuesday as she taped her final two episodes before the series ender. News outlets including The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly were on hand to witness the festivities, the celebrity guests and maybe even walk away with a few of the TV host's Favorite Things. We've compiled the six biggest spoilers from the Internet so, in case you need one more reminder, spoiler alert... read more

Matt's Weekend Picks: March 25-27

Fringe (Friday, 9/8c, Fox)
This entire season has been a tour de force for Anna Torv. Doing double duty as dueling Olivias from parallel warring universes, she most recently spent an episode channeling her inner Spock — aka Leonard Nimoy — as the ghostly soul of William Bell inhabited her body for a very clever outing. (In the climax, the dormant Olivia resurfaced briefly, freaking out Peter and the viewing audience.) This week, we're back in alt-world, as the pregnant Alt-livia faces mortal danger from several fronts. It's a very harrowing hour, deserving a far larger audience than it's likely to get, tucked away on Fridays. Fox, stand by this show!

Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Stand-Up (Saturday, 11:30/10:30c, Comedy Central)
The sardonic comic... read more

And Last But Not Least, Jade!

Also be sure to check out the Insider Q&As with Top Model champ Danielle and runner-up Joanie. Boy, oh boy. What can you say about America's Next Top Model contestant Jade Cole that hasn't already been said? If it's nasty, her rivals have probably expressed it. And if it's nice, she most certainly declared it herself. (One thing about Jade is certainly beyond debate: The self-proclaimed "undiscovered supermodel" boasts enough confidence for six.) But who is the real Jade? Is she, at 26, an egomaniac desperately insecure because she's getting read more


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