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Wanda Sykes Speaks Her Mind: “I’m Not Beholden to the Purse Strings”

Wanda Sykes has every right to feel conflicted. She’s frustrated about a lot of what she sees on the news and in her industry, but, at 58, one could argue she’s never been in higher demand. The veteran stand-up, who made her name writing on The Chris Rock Show during the late ’90s, recently returned […]

Wanda Sykes “Still Traumatized” by Oscars Slap, Says She Is Disappointed Will Smith Wasn’t Escorted Out

Oscars co-host Wanda Sykes says she’s “still traumatized” by Will Smith slapping Chris Rock onstage and is disappointed by how the show handled the incident, as well as the industry’s reaction in the audience. “I just felt so awful for my friend Chris. And it was sickening, absolutely sickening,” Sykes tells Ellen DeGeneres in a clip […]

Oscars: Read Transcript of Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes’ Opening Monologue

Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes didn’t hold back at the 2022 Oscars. Before the hosts began their opening monologue, DJ Khaled took the stage to introduce the “three queens.” The musician praised Hall, Sykes and Schumer’s outfits before he shouted out nominee Will Smith and asked when Bad Boys 4 would come out. […]

Oscars Hosts Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes Take Aim at Nominees and Florida: “We’re Going to Have a Gay Night”

Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes got the festivities started with a bang Sunday at the 2022 Oscars. Following Beyoncé’s opening performance in Compton of King Richard’s Oscar-nominated song “Be Alive,” DJ Khaled burst onto the stage to give the co-hosts a proper introduction as all three women made their entrance at once. Sykes […]

Oscars: Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes Can’t Recall Any Previous Hosts in First Promo

The hosts for the upcoming 94th Academy Awards appear to be a little hazy on their Oscars history. Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes, who are set to co-host ABC’s awards telecast on March 27, appear in their first promo for the 2022 event. In the spot, the three stars unwind with some wine […]

Oscars: Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes to Host

Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes will host the 94th Oscars on March 27. It has been 35 years since as many as three people hosted Hollywood’s biggest night, and never have that many women held the emcee position in a single evening. THR was the first to report last week that there would […]

Sean Hayes and Wanda Sykes in Netflix’s ‘Q-Force’: TV Review

Sean Hayes, Wanda Sykes, David Harbour and Patti Harrison lead the voice cast of an animated spy comedy with an LGBTQ+ twist.

African American Film Critics Association: Norman Lear, Michaela Coel and ‘Lupin’ Among Special Achievement TV Honorees

The African American Film Critics Association has announced that it will present a number of special accolades at its third annual AAFCA TV Honors on Saturday, August 21. Norman Lear, the force behind some of the most popular and socially impactful TV series of all time, will receive the Legend Award. Michaela Coel, the recently […]

Netflix’s ‘The Upshaws’: TV Review

Wanda Sykes headlines a Netflix multi-cam she co-created, starring Mike Epps and Kim Fields as an Indiana couple whose marriage becomes strained.

Bono, Penelope Cruz, David Oyelowo and Kumail Nanjiani Lend Voices to Pro-Vaccine Animated Series ‘Pandemica’

Patrick Adams, Samuel Arnold, Connie Britton, Meg Donnelly, Danai Gurira, Nick Kroll, Laura Marano, Phoebe Robinson, Michael Sheen, Wanda Sykes and Calum Worthy round out the 'Pandemica' voice cast.

Wanda Sykes Urges White People to Protest: “We Can’t Do It Alone”

Wanda Sykes explained why white people need to participate in the Black Lives Matter movement and protests during Thursday's episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

How I Came Out in Hollywood: A Decade-by-Decade Oral History

LGBTQ icons including Wanda Sykes, Jim Parsons, Rosie O’Donnell, Anderson Cooper and more recall the fears, funny moments and ultimate triumphs of telling the industry (and the world) who they really are: "I was scared to death."