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Kerry Washington Says She Wouldn't Have Starred In 'Scandal' If The President Was Black

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2013 4:32 PM
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"I was a little concerned because [the character has] a scandalous relationship with the [occupant of the] White House," the actress says of her role, which is based on a real-life Beltway insider. "I thought, 'If the president on the show is Black, I will not do the show.' Because to me, it was too important a moment. I didn’t want to do anything that compromised my relationship with the [president] or that made it seem like I had an insider view on the Obama presidency [...] I thought that would be so disrespectful and so against all the work that I had done." 

Preview Upcoming Nigerian Dramatic Series 'Gidi Up' (4 Friends, Their Dreams & Nightmares)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2013 12:37 PM
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I don't believe we've ever featured a Nigerian web-series, so here's one I was recently alerted to that looks like it's well put together, and figured I'd draw your attention to it.

Current Season Of BBC Three’s ‘Being Human’ Will Be Its Last

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2013 12:14 PM
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Echo Kellum Books Co-Starring Role In Untitled Fox Comedy Pilot Opposite Sean Hayes

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2013 11:23 AM
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Echo Kellum's name has been showing up often in my newsfeed in recent months. This time, the co-star of the recently-canceled Fox comedy series, Ben & Kate, has now signed up to co-star opposite Sean Hayes in an NBC comedy pilot.

ABC Family Picks Up 2 New Shows To Series (Sherri Saun Stars In One; Kylie Bunbury, The Other)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2013 11:12 AM
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We've profiled The Fosters - the Jennifer Lopez-produced drama about a lesbian couple and their many kids; Sherri Saum (photo above-left) co-stars as one-half of the couple. But we haven't profiled Twisted, no one of its stars, Kylie Bunbury (photo above-right).

Keith David Has Been 'Enlisted' By Fox

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2013 10:43 AM
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He currently stars in TV One's new original series, Belle's, and he does stay quite busy both on the big and small screen, and now veteran actor Keith David has been cast in a new Fox comedy pilot titled Enlisted.

'We Belong Together' - Watch Titillating Preview Of Tonight's Episode Of 'Scandal'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2013 10:07 AM
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Hey, there's a white man fondling and kissing all up on a black woman on TV!

HBO Family Doc Special 'Bobby McFerrin: A YoungArts Masterclass' Debuts Feb. 12

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2013 12:18 PM
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In the presentation, four young singers participate in a memorable workshop and performance with the Grammy-winning vocalist.

André Leon Talley Inks Deal To Develop Late-Night Talk Show For Cable TV

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 5, 2013 10:58 PM
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Vogue magazine contributing editor, André Leon Talley has reportedly signed a deal with production company Electus (founded by ex-NBC Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman and IAC Corp.) to develop a late-night talk show, which Talley will obviously host, as well as executive produce.

Charles Michael Davis ('The Game') Tapped For Plump Role In 'Vampire Diaries' Spin-off

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 5, 2013 7:16 PM
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Charles Michael Davis from BET's The Game, has signed up to co-star in a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries on the CW, titled The Originals.