Reaction to the death of Tony and Emmy-winning actor Cicely Tyson at 96.
“This one hurts, today we honor and celebrate the life of one of the greatest to ever do it. Thank you...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer-producer David E. Kelley gifted network TV with three decades of hits, including “Ally McBeal,” “The Practice” and “Boston Legal.” Then he switched to a new canvas,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Election Day is over, but Michelle Obama is still trying to get out the vote.
The former first lady announced that Selena Gomez, Liza Koshy, Shonda Rhimes, Megan Rapinoe,...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television powerhouse Shonda Rhimes is moving aggressively into the burgeoning podcast world.
Rhimes' company, Shondaland, said Wednesday that she will serve as executive...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of Hollywood's power elite, including prolific television hit maker Shonda Rhimes, were hosting a fundraiser Wednesday for Democratic presidential candidate Kamala...
NEW YORK (AP) — After a year like this, Netflix shows no signs of chilling.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix says it's signed "black-ish" creator Kenya Barris to an exclusive production agreement.
The multi-year deal announced Thursday makes Barris the latest prominent TV creator to jump from broadcast and cable to the streaming platform.
Barris' Peabody-winning "black-ish" aired on ABC, and he produced the spinoff "grown-ish" for the network's Disney Co. sibling, Freeform.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shonda Rhimes's first slate of shows for Netflix includes a look at the migration of African-Americans from the Jim Crow South, romance among wealthy 19th century Londoners and a documentary on Debbie Allen's reimagining of "The Nutcracker."
The streaming service on Friday announced eight shows Rhimes and her collaborators at Shondaland are developing.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon Studios says it's signed a deal with Nicole Kidman and her production company for TV and movie projects.
Under the "first-look" deal, Amazon and Kidman's Blossom Films will develop original series for Amazon Prime Video and big-screen films.
In a statement Thursday, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke called Kidman "a force of nature" as an actress and a producer.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Time's Up campaign is taking aim at R. Kelly over allegations he has sexually abused women.
The organization devoted to helping women in the aftermath of sexual abuse issued a statement Monday urging further investigation into Kelly's behavior, which has come under closer scrutiny over the last year as women have come forward to accuse him of everything from sexual coercion to physical abuse. Kelly has denied such charges.
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy Award host James Corden says Sunday's show will carve out some time to allow artists to express solidarity with the "Me Too" and Time's Up movements.
Corden, returning for his second stint as host, will do his own part to support victims of sexual misconduct — he'll wear a white rose.
NEW YORK (AP) — The music industry hasn't been rocked with as many public allegations of sexual misconduct as Hollywood, but insiders are still seeking to show solidarity with the Me Too movement on its biggest night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at the NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community's power to create change.
DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors such as Shonda Rhimes, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Kenya Barris and "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at an NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community's power to create change.
DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors such as Shonda Rhimes, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Kenya Barris and "Black Panther" Ryan Coogler.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes and Jennifer Aniston are among hundreds of Hollywood women who have formed an anti-harassment coalition called Time's Up.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Art director Momo Pixel moved to Portland, Oregon in 2016, and confronted a challenge she had never experienced before: Strangers reaching out to grab or stroke her long braided hair, often without her permission.
"I would be walking down the street visibly mad," Pixel recalled.
One day, she told her boss about it. In trying to mimic that scene, he playfully ducked imaginary hands coming toward him. Pixel remarked that it would make a funny game.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michelle Obama says the lack of diversity among some segments of the political landscape is a reason that "people don't trust politics."
The former first lady made the comments in an onstage interview with television producer Shonda Rhimes at a Philadelphia women's conference Tuesday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michele Obama is headlining a women's event in Philadelphia.
The former first lady will speak at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women Tuesday. Obama will speak during a luncheon conversation moderated by writer Shonda Rhimes.
The conference features speakers and workshops that offer women an opportunity to network and improve their professional development.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix has lured Shonda Rhimes, the well-regarded creator of TV series "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy," from ABC, its latest big get as media companies old and new fight for viewers' attention.
The streaming service's announcement late Sunday comes just days after ABC owner Disney laid out plans to pull programming from Netflix.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kerry Washington is being recognized by a national education organization for integrating LGBT activism into her film and television career.
GLSEN announced Thursday that it will honor Washington with the Inspiration Award at the 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards on Oct. 20 in Beverly Hills, California.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Snoop Dogg, Shonda Rhimes, "Weird Al" Yankovic and late entertainers Bernie Mac and Steve Irwin will be receiving stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame next year.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce revealed the 2018 honorees Thursday.
Other recipients include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Taraji P. Henson, RuPaul, Simon Cowell, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana and Lynda Carter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shonda Rhimes, the TV mastermind whose hits include "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal," keeps a lid on plot twists. But she's giving aspiring screenwriters a behind-the-scenes look at how to succeed in her craft.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes is joining the national board of Planned Parenthood.
Rhimes made the announcement in an interview with Elle magazine alongside Planned Parenthood's president, Cecile Richards.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Tuesday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.
There's the world of Trump and the world of "Scandal." Don't go looking for similarities between the two, because the ABC show's creator certainly isn't.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There's the world of Trump and the world of "Scandal." Don't go looking for similarities between the two, because the ABC show's creator certainly isn't.
The series returns to ABC's lineup on Jan. 26 with its own election, early episodes that were filmed before the world learned the results of the real-world contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
There's never a hair out of place in "Miss Sloane ," a painstakingly slick political thriller from director John Madden about a brilliant lone wolf lobbyist consumed with the win. It's a wannabe Aaron Sorkin-meets-Shonda Rhimes glimpse into the hollow and cynical world of inside the beltway dealings from first-time screenwriter Jonathan Perera that's never quite snappy, insightful or salacious enough to be as fun or damning as it should be.
NEW YORK (AP) — TV hit-maker Shonda Rhimes vowed to be a voice for those who feel scared about being marginalized following Donald Trump's election victory as she accepted an honorary International Emmy award on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glamour magazine closed its 26th annual celebration of trailblazing women with a star-studded tribute to Hillary Clinton.
Lena Dunham, Shonda Rhimes, Elizabeth Banks, Chelsea Handler, Ted Danson and Constance Wu were among the entertainers who paid homage to the Democratic presidential candidate at Glamour's Women of the Year Awards Monday in Los Angeles. They listed Clinton's achievements and thanked her for her leadership as a guitarist played a somber tune.
NEW YORK (AP) — For Issa Rae, it feels like the 1990s.
The creator and star of the HBO series "Insecure" said she's enjoying the debut of her TV show at a time when popular shows telling different stories about black culture are on the scene, from Ava DuVernay's "Queen Sugar" to Donald Glover's "Atlanta" to Cheo Hodari Coker's "Luke Cage."
It reminds her of when shows like "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," ''Living Single," ''Family Matters" and "Martin" dominated on television.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is making "nasty" ads about him. Most of Clinton's commercials about Trump, though, merely include clips of him speaking. Her campaign seems to have concluded that Trump is his own worst enemy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes didn't know that star Kerry Washington had another baby on the way when a less-is-more plan was put in place for season six of the political thriller.
The ABC series will have just 16 episodes next season. And fans will have to wait until January to see how the show's many cliffhangers play out.
Katy Perry sparkled in a slinky, silver dress Thursday as she belted her new song "Rise" and her signature "Roar" for an audience of Democratic delegates waving their glowing cellphones.
Perry urged the TV audience beyond the Democratic National Convention floor to vote and donate to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
"You'll be just as powerful as any NRA lobbyist. You'll have as much say as any billionaire, or you'll cancel out your weird cousin's vote, if...
Julianne Moore, Bryan Cranston, Kerry Washington, Mark Ruffalo, Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Dunham, Shonda Rhimes, and Macklemore are among more than 100 celebrities joining a campaign to urge Americans to deny Donald Trump the White House.
The campaign is part of MoveOn.org Political Action's #UnitedAgainstHate campaign.
"We believe it is our responsibility to use our platforms to bring attention to the dangers of a Trump presidency, and to the real and present...