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With Harris’s rise, the Divine Nine reach new heights

For more than a century, historically Black sororities and fraternities have been deeply woven into the African American experience.
  • Jan 11, 2021

SNL introduces a new Joe Biden after Jim Carrey announced the end of his stint

SNL’s own Alex Moffat limped into a scene with a walking boot and cane, like a presidential Willy Wonka. The actor’s smoldering take on Biden played off the president-elect’s potential for gaffes and stepping on land mines about diversity.
  • Dec 20, 2020

You’ve seen Giancarlo Esposito in everything. Now the actor wants you to see him as himself.

Actor Giancarlo Esposito has proved he can play anything, from a drug lord in "Breaking Bad" to a Moff in "The Mandalorian" to a rabblerouser in "Do the Right Thing." Hollywood is finally catching up.
  • Dec 18, 2020

SNL has Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx answer pressing coronavirus questions

On "Saturday Night Live," Kate McKinnon's Anthony Fauci is a rock star who gets bras thrown at him during CNN interviews.
  • Dec 13, 2020

Tamron Hall is betting on herself — and winning

Three years after her abrupt exit from NBC, Tamron Hall wants to focus on what she and her successful daytime talk show are doing right — not what her old network got wrong.
  • Dec 8, 2020

SNL skewers Giuliani and Trump’s ballot fraud claims, and gives Morgan Wallen a second chance

On "Saturday Night Live," Cecily Strong's drunken conspiracy theorist Melissa Carone and flatulence from Kate McKinnon's Rudy Giuliani stole the cold open.
  • Dec 6, 2020

‘I lost everything’: Janet Hubert confronts Will Smith about their falling out in the ‘Fresh Prince’ reunion

The actors had not spoken since Janet Hubert left "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and Will Smith, the budding superstar, did nothing to stop it, according to Hubert.
  • Nov 19, 2020

Ta-Nehisi Coates isn’t ready to celebrate America just yet

"Between the World and Me" author Ta-Nehesi Coates's perfect world is one that doesn't need him. We're not quite there.
  • Nov 16, 2020

Why ‘The Craft: Legacy’ director decided to make a witch movie for woke teens

"The Craft: Legacy" is about witches, of course. But writer-director Zoe Lister-Jones says it's also about toxic masculinity and identity politics.T
  • Nov 5, 2020

Brandy isn’t just back. She matters.

After an eight-year stretch between albums, R&B singer Brandy is a household name again.
  • Oct 29, 2020