Much like the successes of their live remakes of some of movie history’s most beloved musicals, ABC struck ratings gold with the recreation of throwback television shows via their ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ specials.

As we reported here, the network drew in a whopping 10 million viewers earlier this year with an ode to the groundbreaking 70’s series ‘The Jeffersons’ (starring Jamie Foxx, Wanda Sykes, Kerry Washington, and more).  After collecting an Emmy for that effort, ABC’s looking to do the same for their next adaptation as they turn to yet another iconic sitcom from the decade:  ‘Good Times.’

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All roads lead to August 14 for award-winning singer/actress Jennifer Hudson as the diva prepares to unveil what may be the acting performance of a lifetime by bringing the story of one of her idols – the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin – to life via a highly anticipated big screen biopic.

Leading a star-studded cast that features the likes of Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, and many more (as we reported here), Franklin fans wary about Hudson’s ability to pull off the major role will have at least half of their fears eased when they cop a gander at the 38-year-old’s transformation for the project.

As we anxiously await our first views of her acting performance, one thing’s for sure:  she’s got the look down!  See video and photo highlights inside:

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2019 has seen Ciara‘s brand level up in more ways than one thanks to a slew of endorsement deals for big names in fitness, fashion, health, beauty, and more. However, one of the singer’s most celebrated boss moves was a foray into movie and television development – a venture crowned by attaching her name as executive director to Nickelodeon’s ‘America’s Most Musical Family’ (as we first reported here).

A reality music competition, the new series sees 30 families from across the country compete for a $250,000 cash grand prize and recording contract with Republic Records.  In addition to production credits, Cici also lines the judging panel alongside David Dobrik and 80’s teen sensation Debbie Gibson.

Upon its premiere on November 1, the Nick Lachey-hosted showing kicked off to a promising start on the critical and ratings front.  Details inside:

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The private athlete Odell Beckham Jr has confirmed that he is in a relationship with the model Lauren Wood.

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Kenya Moore launched a fun-filled promotional run this week, hitting the media circuit to promote the new season of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta.’

Her latest conversation? With OK Magazine.

There, she offered fans an update on her relationship with former ‘Housewife’ Phaedra Parks and why she believes she is better friend to Porsha Williams than some of the other ladies.

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Actress Cherie Johnson sent her Instagram followers into a frenzy yesterday when she shared a photo of herself and actress/fellow ‘Punky Brewster’ star Soleil Moon Frye reunited just months after it was announced the two signed on for a reboot of the beloved 80’s series.

Reportedly reprising their respective roles from the original sitcom, our friends at Deadline broke the news that Universal Television will produce the series while Frye is among the list of executive producers.

As they ready the pilot for Peacock, NBCU’s upcoming streaming platform set to launch in April 2020, Johnson took to IG to salute Frye and friends.

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‘Revenge’ gripped viewers for four piping hot seasons and now it seems ABC want back in…with a twist.

For, the network is reportedly prepping a reboot with a Latin lead.

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As excitement grows for the live action film rendition of ‘The Little Mermaid’ (click here to read more), Disney and ABC teamed to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the animated adaptation of the classic tale by bringing it to a live audience.

Assembling a star-studded cast that featured the likes of Auli’i Cravalho (“Ariel”), Queen Latifah (“Ursula”), Shaggy (“Sebastian), John Stamos (“Chef Louis”), Graham Phillips (“Prince Eric”), and more, the semi-live musical – which aired November 5 –  used stunning graphics, props, and costumes to bring to life the celebrated story and – of course – reimagined versions of the toon’s beloved musical numbers (‘Kiss the Girl,’ ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls,’ ‘Under the Sea,’ and ‘Part of Your World’).

With those powers combined, to say ‘Little Mermaid’ made a splash on Tuesday night’s ratings is an understatement.  More inside:

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The ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ are back and so is Kenya Moore. 

Having sat out season 11 of the Bravo hit, the Miss USA winner has returned for cycle 12 and is already rustling the feathers of foe Nene Leakes. 

Today saw Moore visit Wendy Williams to promote season 12 and she didn’t hold back when quizzed on the RHOA original.

The sit-down was rendered all the more rivetting given Williams’ recently rekindled friendship with Leakes.

Still, that didn’t hold Moore back. See what we mean below…

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Buckle up because the ‘Bad Boys’ are back!

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return for a third and final ride in ‘Bad Boys For Life.’

Hotly anticipated, the latest instalment of the action-packed franchise will officially arrive on January 17th 2020 via Columbia Pictures. 

With its predecessors amassing a titan-sized $500 million at the global box office, expectations are no doubt lofty for the Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah directed flick.

Before it blasts into cinemas, check out the new extended released trailer below…

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The Real Housewives Of Atlanta is back and blazing for its 12th season. And despite over a decade on-air, the Bravo smash is losing none of its scorching steam.

Already delivering on its promise of shady twists and turns, the latest instalment of the ensemble title is proving a must-see.

Want to know what Nene, Kandi, Porsha Cynthia, Eva and the returning Kenya will be serving up on episode 2 / season 12?

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Anthony Mackie and his wife have finalised a private and peaceful divorce.

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