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A Singing Sheryl Lee Ralph Honored for Three Decades of AIDS Activism: “Raise Your Voice”

Sheryl Lee Ralph is still singing and receiving standing ovations. Fresh off her Emmy win Monday night, the Abbott Elementary star turned up to the Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS at West Hollywood Park on Thursday night to accept her second trophy of the week. This one came her way for three decades of […]

Colin Farrell Recalls Impactful Friendship With Elizabeth Taylor, Says She Loved ‘CSI’ and Mark Harmon

As the story goes, Colin Farrell was at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 2009 for the birth of his son, Henry, when he bumped into Elizabeth Taylor’s manager, who was visiting the legendary star following a heart procedure. Days later, Farrell found himself thinking about Taylor and wanting to send flowers to wish her well in […]

Emmys: Kel Mitchell on Surprise ‘Good Burger’ Reunion With Host Kenan Thompson

Kenan Thompson kicked off Monday night’s Emmy telecast with a dancing dose of nostalgia as the Saturday Night Live veteran busted a move through songs from shows like Friends, The Brady Bunch and Law & Order. The medley then paid tribute to Game of Thrones and current hit Stranger Things. But Thompson, who referred to […]

Emmys: Sheryl Lee Ralph, ‘Abbott Elementary’ Dominate Twitter

During the 2022 Emmys on Monday evening, Twitter users showered their favorite stars and shows with praise — and one show, and one actress, stood out from the crowd. According to data compiled by Twitter on Monday evening in the U.S., Sheryl Lee Ralph — who won best supporting actress in a comedy series for […]

74th Primetime Emmy Awards Review: Some Wonderful Moments, Some Woefully Bad Production Choices

Sheryl Lee Ralph singing, Jennifer Coolidge dancing and history-making 'Squid Game' winners livened up an Emmy night of all-too-familiar winners and odd production choices.

Emmys: Winners of Color Equally Split Behind and In Front of Camera

At the 74th annual Emmy Awards, there were just as many winners from the global majority honored for their achievements behind the camera as in front of it. To be clear: Out of 25 competitive categories presented live during the Primetime Emmys telecast, seven awards went to people of color, or to programs fronted by […]

Emmys: 2022 Nominees Share How They Approached New Onscreen “Thank You” Text Featured During Show

Viewers of the Primetime Emmy Awards will soon see something rolling across the screen during winners’ acceptance speeches — thank you text submitted in advance of tonight’s show. The TV Academy offered nominees the chance to organize their thoughts and gratitude ahead of hitting the Microsoft Theatre stage as a way to allow winners the […]

Colin Farrell to Be Honored at Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS

Fresh off the rapturous reception of his latest film The Banshees of Inisherin at the Venice Film Festival, Colin Farrell has been confirmed to receive special honors at the Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS. Scheduled for Sept. 15 at West Hollywood Park, Farrell will be feted alongside fellow honorees Charlize Theron and Sheryl Lee […]

Charlize Theron and Sheryl Lee Ralph to Be Honored at Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation is finalizing the pieces of its next fundraising gala, the Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS, and has zeroed in on a pair of honorees. Charlize Theron and Sheryl Lee Ralph are confirmed to receive the night’s top awards at a Sept. 15 gala held at West Hollywood Park in […]

Sheryl Lee Ralph Presents Peabody Award to ABC’s ‘Wonder Years’ Reboot

ABC’s Wonder Years reboot is the latest recipient of a 2022 Peabody Award, The Hollywood Reporter can reveal. Presenter Sheryl Lee Ralph points out how the 1960s-set sitcom — now set in Montgomery, Alabama, where audiences follow the Black, middle-class Williams family — highlights some of the “awful truths” she experienced growing up as a […]

Sheryl Lee Ralph Says a Producer Fired Her From a TV Pilot for Not Being “Black Enough”

Sheryl Lee Ralph says that while working the ’80s, she was fired from a TV pilot after a producer deemed she wasn’t “Black enough.” Speaking to People magazine, the Abbott Elementary star opened up about her decades-long career — which has spanned Broadway, television and film — and revealed that after being hired for a […]

THR’s Blackfamous Roundtable: Revered and Underrecognized at the Same Time — The Duality of Fame in Black Hollywood

When you survey the landscape of the world’s most recognizable faces, you’ll find the likes of Beyoncé, Oprah, Will Smith, Michael Jordan, Rihanna, Denzel Washington and more. Black. Famous. Blackfamous, however, has come to represent something different: an example of how the perspective of celebrity shifts depending on which world you inhabit. It can mean […]