Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

TV’s ‘black-ish’ makes an issue of ‘Juneteenth,’ US holidays

This image released by ABC shows Miles Brown, left, and Marsai Martin in a scene from the season four premiere episode of “black-ish,” premiering Tuesday, Oct. 3. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Juneteenth fails to ring a bell, the season debut episode of ABC’s “black-ish” should fix that.

Black-and-white Emmys reflect TV’s narrow ethnic view

This image released by Netflix shows Aziz Ansari in a scene from, “Master of None.” Ansari is nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, the sole Asian-American acting nominee. (Netflix via AP)

Latino coalition: CBS diversity progress is part of new push

 

 

FILE- In this Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, Wilmer Valderrama attends the People’s Choice Awards 2017 nominations news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. . (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Latino leaders meeting with top CBS executives last week were braced for a confrontation over a protracted scarcity of Latino actors and stories on the network’s prime-time shows.

Tracy Morgan relishes post-crash chance to be ‘better man’

 

Tracy Morgan poses for a portrait while promoting “The Last O.G.” during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)) l

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) _ Tracy Morgan has a ready answer when asked about getting a second chance after his near-fatal crash three years ago.

CW to reboot ‘Dynasty,’ ’80s prime-time soap opera, in fall

 

Gina Rodriguez attends the CW Network 2017 Upfront presentation at The London Hotel on Thursday, May 18, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) _ “Dynasty” is returning to TV, nearly 30 years after the prime-time soap opera aired its last hair-pulling fight.

Ellen DeGeneres recalls pain, liberation of coming-out show

In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Ellen DeGeneres appears backstage during the Oscars in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres can measure her career and personal success by several impressive yardsticks, including a popular daytime talk show and eight-year marriage to Portia de Rossi.

Jay Pharoah says he had rocky relationship with ‘SNL’

In this Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, Jay Pharoah attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza, in New York.  (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Jay Pharoah said he had a rocky time on “Saturday Night Live” because he refused to keep quiet and follow orders.

‘Guerrilla’ drama creator defends characters’ ethnicity

 n this Jan. 9, 2017 file photo, actors Freida Pinto, from left, Babou Ceesay and writer-producer John Ridley participate in the “Guerrilla” panel at the Showtime portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif. . (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

‘Good Fight’ takes television lead in making Trump an issue

This image released by CBS Interactive shows Delroy Lindo as Adrian Boseman, Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn in a scene from the “Stoppable: Requiem for an Airdate” episode of “The Good Fight,” planned for March 12 on CBS All Access. (Patrick Harbron/CBS Interactive via AP)

Beyonce rules again, tops NAACP Image Award nominations

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce performs at a Get Out the Vote concert for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland. The pop star is the leader of the 2017 Grammys with nine nominations, including bids for album of the year with “Lemonade,” and song and record of the year with “Formation,” announced Tuesday, Dec. 6. The singer, who already has 20 Grammys, is also the first artist to earn nominations in the pop, rock, R&B and rap categories in the same year. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce performs at a Get Out the Vote concert for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyonce leads the field in the NAACP Image Award nominations, but there’s a friendly rival close behind: sister Solange.

Survey: Parents binge on media, say they’re good role models

In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Joe Stinziano, executive vice president of Samsung Electronics America, introduces a Samsung SUHD 4K TV at a news conference in Las Vegas. There’s an emerging picture standard that offers four times the pixels of today’s high definition. It’s known as ultra-high definition, or 4K. But do you need it? (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Joe Stinziano, executive vice president of Samsung Electronics America, introduces a Samsung SUHD 4K TV at a news conference in Las Vegas. There’s an emerging picture standard that offers four times the pixels of today’s high definition. It’s known as ultra-high definition, or 4K. But do you need it? (AP Photo/John Locher, File)