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Amber Ruffin to Topline NBC Comedy

Amber Ruffin is plotting a move to primetime. The host of Peacock’s Amber Ruffin Show and writer and performer on Late Night With Seth Meyers will star in, write and executive produce a comedy pilot called Non-Evil Twin at NBC. Former Black-ish and Kenan showrunner Kenny Smith is writing and exec producing with Ruffin, and […]

‘The Wiz’ to Be Reimagined for Limited Broadway Revival Arriving in Spring 2024

The Wiz is easing on down to Broadway. The beloved Black-led, music-infused spin on the Wizard of Oz is slated to return as a reimagined revival in Spring 2024, producers announced Thursday. Amber Ruffin, whose co-written Some Like It Hot with Matthew López is set to open on Broadway this December, is attached to provide […]

Supreme Court Rulings Rocked — and Rallied — the 2022 CAA Amplify Summit

There is a Planned Parenthood in South L.A. five minutes from USC, where Storm Reid goes to college. “I have friends who have been in situations where they’ve had to go to Planned Parenthood,” the Euphoria star said in a conversation with Ava DuVernay and Nina Shaw on Thursday afternoon in Ojai. “That right could […]

Savannah Guthrie, Gayle King and Questlove Celebrate the Return of The Hollywood Reporter’s New York Party

Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Gayle King, Amber Ruffin and Questlove were among the stars celebrating the return of The Hollywood Reporter’s New York Power Media party at The Pool in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday night. This year’s Most Powerful People in Media party, presented by A+E Networks, was held in conjunction with the publication of THR’s […]

Amber Ruffin Co-Written ‘Some Like It Hot’ Stage Adaptation to Open on Broadway in December

Some Like It Hot, the stage musical based on the MGM film of the same name and co-written by NBC late night star Amber Ruffin, will officially open on Broadway this December, producers announced Wednesday. Co-written by Matthew López, the Tony Award-winning Inheritance playwright set to make his directorial debut with Amazon Studios’ LGBTQ romantic […]

‘Amber Ruffin Show’ Renewed for Second Season on Peacock

Amber Ruffin is extending her tenure at Peacock. The NBCUniversal streaming service has ordered a second season of The Amber Ruffin Show. The pickup comes a few days before the final episode of season one on Sept. 17; season two will follow quickly on Oct. 8. Episodes debut Fridays on Peacock. “We are thrilled to […]

Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm, Awkwafina Among Just For Laughs Awards Presenters (Exclusive)

Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm and Awkwafina are set to present awards at the 14th annual JFL Awards Show, to stream on Wednesday night. With Amber Ruffin hosting Just For Laughs’ annual industry awards show, the presenters, including Wendi McLendon-Covey, Matt Rogers and Jamie Dornan, will introduce this year’s earlier-announced award recipients: Dave Chappelle, Jean Smart, […]

Emmy Noms: ‘Good Lord Bird,’ ‘Girls5eva,’ ‘Master of None’ Snubbed; ‘Emily in Paris,’ ‘The Boys’ Surprise

Despite critical accolades and prognosticators expecting The Good Lord Bird and Girls5eva, executive produced by Emmys favorite Tina Fey, to score multiple nominations on Tuesday morning, the Showtime and Peacock series only earned one nomination each and were left out of the major limited and comedy series categories, respectively. In a particularly competitive year for […]

Amber Ruffin, Tina Fey and Tracee Ellis Ross Join Girls Inc. Virtual Film Festival

Girls Inc.’s inaugural film festival is filling out its program with the addition of Tina Fey, Tracee Ellis Ross, Hoda Kotb, Venus Williams, RWQuarantunes duo Richard and Demi Weitz, and Amber Ruffin, the latter of whom will serve as host. The ticketed fest — scheduled for June 13 at 4 p.m. PST — will feature […]