Anthony Anderson graduates from Howard University 30 years after dropping out
Former “Black-ish” actor Anthony Anderson graduated from Howard University 30 years after dropping out. This spring I was finally able to complete the work to graduate from Howard University with a BFA degree from the Chadwick A Boseman College of Fine Arts,” says Anderson in an Instagram post. Anderson said his son, Nathan, is one of the moving forces behind him finishing his degree. News, Nathan is also an artist, potentially following in his dad’s footsteps and is also a Howard University graduate. Anderson is known for roles in “Black-ish” and currently in the revamped “Law and Order.”Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 32 Anthony Anderson through the years NEW YORK - JULY 13: Actor Anthony Anderson attends the 2009 Tuck's Celebrity Billiards Tournament at Slate NYC on July 13, 2009 in New York, New York.wftv.com
Actor Anthony Anderson’s wife files for divorce, 5 years after reconciliation
Anthony and Alvina Anderson Anthony Anderson and Alvina Anderson pose for a portrait at Anderson's Socially Distant Drive-By 50th Birthday Party on Aug. 15, 2020, in Encino, California. Alvina Anderson filed for divorce from the 'black-ish' and 'Law & Order' actor on Friday, March 25, 2022, citing “irreconcilable differences.” (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images) (Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES — Anthony Anderson’s high school sweetheart and wife of 22 years, Alvina Anderson, filed for divorce Friday in Los Angeles, citing “irreconcilable differences.”>> Read more trending newsThe couple wed in September 1999, and share two adult children: Nathan, 22, and Kyra, 26, People magazine reported. According to court documents, Alvina Anderson cited “TBD” as the date of the couple’s separation and is asking the 51-year-old “black-ish” actor to pay both spousal support and attorneys fees, the entertainment news outlet reported. Alvina Anderson previously filed for divorce in September 2015, requesting primary custody of their two children, as well as spousal support, but she rescinded the petition in 2017, and the couple appeared to reconcile, Entertainment Tonight reported. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 32 Anthony Anderson through the years NEW YORK - JULY 13: Actor Anthony Anderson attends the 2009 Tuck's Celebrity Billiards Tournament at Slate NYC on July 13, 2009 in New York, New York.wftv.com
NAACP Image Awards to honor entertainers, writers of color
NAACP Image Awards FILE - Host Anthony Anderson speaks onstage at the 51st NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif., on Feb. 22, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. Samuel L. Jackson along with Prince Harry and Meghan are some of the individuals who will be recognized at the NAACP Image Awards. Netflix enters with a leading 52 nominations at the 53rd annual awards, which will be televised Saturday on BET. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) (Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Samuel L. Jackson along with Prince Harry and Meghan are some of the individuals who will be recognized at the NAACP Image Awards. Anthony Anderson returns as host of the awards show, which highlights works by entertainers, writers, activists and athletes of color. Issa Rae’s “Insecure” earned 13 nominations, including best comedy television series.wftv.com
NAACP Image Awards to be held with live audience in February
LOS ANGELES — (AP) — The 53rd NAACP Image Awards will be held in-person Feb. 26 in Los Angeles with a live audience, the group announced Thursday. The ceremony starts at 8 p.m. Eastern and will be broadcast live on BET. Nominees for the awards that honor entertainers and writers of color will be announced Jan. 11. Earlier this year, Anthony Anderson was host for the eighth straight year in a virtual ceremony with no audience. The late Chadwick Boseman won best actor in a motion picture for his final role in “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom” and won best supporting actor for his performance in “Da 5 Bloods.”Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
'Ted Lasso,' 'Crown' among early winners at Emmy Awards
2021 Primetime Emmy Awards - Show In this video grab issued Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, by the Television Academy, Hannah Waddingham accepts the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for "Ted Lasso" at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (Television Academy via AP) (Uncredited)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Feel-good comedy “Ted Lasso” started off on a high note at Sunday's Emmy Awards, with castmates Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein earning the evening’s first honors. That includes Netflix's drama "The Crown" and Apple TV+ comedy "Ted Lasso." Of the 96 acting nods for drama, comedy and miniseries, nearly 44% — a total of 42 nominations — went to people of color. ___For more on this year's Emmy Awards, visit: www.apnews.com/EmmyAwardsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Stevie Wonder, Common team for cancer fundraising TV special
The four will host the seventh Stand Up to Cancer telethon. The hourlong special airs on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Stevie Wonder and Common will perform together for the seventh Stand Up to Cancer telethon, with Anthony Anderson, Sofia Vergara and husband-and-wife Ken Jeong and Tran Ho as hosts. As prelude to the TV special, the group is holding a week-long fundraising initiative starting Friday, with celebrities and social media stars "joining forces across social platforms" for the cause, Stand Up to Cancer said. In 2017, the organization began developing a health-equity initiative to help underserved communities by increasing the diversity of enrollment in cancer clinical trials and fund research that addresses cancer inequities.wftv.com
Eddie Murphy inducted into NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Eddie Murphy accepts the lifetime achievement award at the 25th annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Murphy will be inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame this month. The NAACP announced Thursday, March 11, 2021, that Murphy will be inducted during the March 27 ceremony, which will air on CBS. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)LOS ANGELES – Eddie Murphy was inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame at the organization’s show that highlighted works by entertainers and athletes of color. I’m very moved.”Murphy went on to send a message to Hall about his famous red leather suit from his 1983 stand-up special “Delirious.”“My red suit was not that tight Arsenio,” Murphy said. “I get a lot of cracks about that red suit.
Actor Anthony Anderson on hosting the NAACP Image Awards, receiving his first COVID vaccine
Actor Anthony Anderson on hosting the NAACP Image Awards, receiving his first COVID vaccine Comedian and actor Anthony Anderson will host this year's NAACP Image Awards. He joins "CBS This Morning" live to discuss why he's hosting for the eighth year in a row. He'll share what it was like getting his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine with his mother this week.cbsnews.com
O’Neal hosting SHAQ Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday
(AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)Fans looking for pregame entertainment before the Super Bowl will have another option this year. Shaquille O'Neal will be holding the virtual SHAQ Bowl on Feb. 7. It's one of the few events taking place in Tampa, Florida, since many parties that traditionally take place during Super Bowl week have been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The SHAQ Bowl takes the place of Shaq's Fun House, which had been held the past two years in Atlanta and Miami. The SHAQ Bowl also has its own halftime show with Migos and DJ Diesel performing.
YouTube announces lineup for discussions on racial justice
LOS ANGELES – Mark Cuban, Anthony Anderson and Skylar Diggins-Smith will take part in a series of panel discussions on YouTube that are focused on racial justice. Common and Keke Palmer return as hosts of the forum, which will include sports figures, entertainers and activists. Diggins-Smith will appear on panel with reporter Jemele Hill and activist Harry Edwards about athletes’ impact on today’s political movement. “It is so important that we keep a dialogue about racial justice going beyond any particular moment,” Palmer said. “I want to encourage my peers to continue to have thoughtful and powerful conversations that will lead us to change.
Johnsons are 'sipping tea' for 'black-ish' family portrait
This image released by ABC shows artwork by Kadir Nelson, showing the cast of "black-ish." When ABC decided the Johnsons of black-ish were due a portrait, it sought artist Kadir Nelson, a chronicler of contemporary African American experience and a fan of the sitcom. ABC's black-ish returns for its seventh season on Oct. 21, with the family portrait used for promoting the series. (Kadir Nelson/AB via AP)LOS ANGELES – When ABC decided the Johnsons of “black-ish” were due a portrait, it sought an artist who understood the family's perspective. The task went to painter and illustrator Kadir Nelson, a chronicler of contemporary African American experience and an admirer of the sitcom.
A sweep for ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Succession’ tops Emmy Awards
(The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)LOS ANGELES – “Schitt's Creek,” the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday's Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep, something even TV greats including “Frasier” and “Modern Family” failed to achieve. The awards for Pop TV's “Schitt's Creek” included best comedy series and trophies for its stars, including Catherine O'Hara and father-son Eugene and Daniel Levy. Moments later, his son won the award for comedy writing for “Schitt's Creek” episode, then shared a directing award and captured the supporting actor comedy trophy. As “Schitt’s Creek” gobbled up comedy awards, that left acclaimed “Insecure” and its creator Issa Rae empty-handed. But Black stories, Black performances and Black Lives Matter,” he said, urging Kimmel to shout with him.
Voting and Black Lives Matter take center stage at Emmys
The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards took place Sunday night with many presenters and award winners stressing the importance of voting and expressing support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox"Watchmen" star Regina King also touched on voting in her acceptance speech for lead actress in a limited series. Actress Uzo Aduba, who won the award for best actress in a limited series, also wore a Breonna Taylor shirt. Actor Anthony Anderson led Kimmel in a chant of "Black Lives Matter" before presenting the award for best limited series. "I'm still rooting for everybody Black because Black stories, Black performances and Black lives matter," Anderson said.cbsnews.com
Politically charged 'black-ish' episode gets belated home
LOS ANGELES A politically charged episode of black-ish from 2017 that was shelved by ABC has found a home on Hulu, a corporate sibling of the Disney-owned broadcast network. I cannot wait for everyone to finally see the episode for themselves, series creator Kenya Barris posted Monday on social media. The change of heart comes amid ongoing protests and calls for broad social change prompted by the death in May of George Floyd, a Black man, while in Minneapolis police custody. The Emmy-nominated series has tackled thorny social issues during its ABC run, which began in 2014. Black-ish has four nominations for next month's Emmys on ABC, including lead actor nods for Anderson and Ross.
Stars react to nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards
Washington was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Erin Simkin/Hulu via AP)LOS ANGELES Stars such as Kerry Washington, Christina Applegate and Rachel Brosnahan have expressed excitement after being nominated for the upcoming 72nd Emmy Awards. He was nominated for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for his role in the HBO film Bad Education." He is nominated for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for Black Monday.___Im grateful for the continued love for all corners of our Maisel family. She is nominated for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for Dead To Me.___This one strikes differently.
Film producer, wealthy heir, political donor Steve Bing dies
LOS ANGELES Movie producer, film financier, real estate heir and major Democratic political donor Steve Bing has died. The Los Angeles County coroner said Bing died Monday at his residence in the Century City section of Los Angeles. In the 1980s, Steve Bing dropped out of his fathers alma mater, Stanford University, where the elder Bing had donated $50 million, for a career in Hollywood. He got early credits as a co-writer for the 1984 Chuck Norris Vietnam vet movie Missing in Action and its two sequels. Bing was an LA socialite who frequently dated famous women and was often seen on red carpets, at big-dollar benefits and courtside at Lakers games.
Volusia schools names 3 superintendent finalists
The Volusia School Board unanimously chose three Florida candidates to interview in a few weeks for the district's top job. All five School Board members picked the same three finalists for the superintendent job on Tuesday. [READ MORE: Volusia schools superintendent search: Among 36 applicants are some familiar, some controversial names][READ MORE: Volusia School Board picks Tim Egnor for interim superintendent]But in the end, all five board members agreed on the same three candidates, and those are the ones who will be interviewed. True leadership is leadership over time.He said that goal seems to line up with what the Volusia School Board is looking for. Miami-Dade is the fourth largest school district in the nation with about 350,000 students.news-journalonline.com