Anthony Anderson was checking out Tracee Ellis Ross’ scalp like he was looking for a needle in a haystack. What was he searching for? Lice? Nope, he was looking to see if her hair is really real. The answer is yes! That is all hers, no weaves, no combovers, no tracks! Granted, it should’ve been obvious because her curls are just like her mom Diana Ross’ locks. Don’t you agree?
Black-ish is normally a comedy, but tonight they are taking on a serious issue.
The Johnsons are all sitting in front of the television awaiting the verdict on an alleged police shooting of an African-American teenager. Dre (Anthony Anderson) and his wife (Tracee Ellis Ross) feel differently about how they should talk to their kids about it. Their older kids Zoey (Yara Shahidi) and Andre Jr (Marcus Scribner) feel differently than their parents and different than each other. The twins, Jack (Miles Brown) and Diane (Marsai Martin), are too young to really understand what is going on, and everyone debates how much they should know. Finally, Dre’s parents (Laurence Fishburne and Jenifer Lewis) have their own opinions from experience and have no problem sharing their views with their family.
During the half hour episode, they will all share their different opinions and listen to everyone else’s ideas on the situation and by the end of the episode they all come together.
It is a very powerful, intense, well-done 30 minutes of television that should not be missed because it shows so many different sides of the same story that we are all talking about. There will be laughs and there will be tears, so be prepared to go through the gamut of emotions.
I will seriously be surprised if this episode is not nominated for an Emmy because it is that incredible.
Hot off of the huge success of Celebrity Family Feud, ABC announced today that they are working on a new game show. Actually, it is old one because they are bringing back To Tell The Truth but modernizing it.
The show has three contestants all of whom claim to be same person, but only one of them truly is that person. Four celebrity panelists, including Betty White and NeNe Leakes, will ask them questions and then have to guess who is the real person.
To Tell The Truth will be hosted by Anthony Anderson and his hilarious mother, Doris, is going to be the scorekeeper. ABC says, she will be making fun of her son whenever she can.
The 6 TTTT episodes do not have a launch date, but ABC says it is coming soon. Personally, I am hoping ABC gets rid of their current Sunday dramas and instead does a night of game shows. The huge success of CFF proves it is worthy of being a fall show and I think TTTT has the potential to be a good fit with it.
Before Kobe Bryant was one the top players in the NBA getting tons of endorsement deals, he was just a Rookie in the NBA guest starring on TNBC’s Hang Time. You could totally tell the 19 year old was going to be a star from that 1997 episode.
BTW here is Anthony Anderson telling Jimmy Kimmel how he asked Kobe to guest star on the show, and who he had to ask to get the legendary basketball player to do it.
Hollywood Game Night has two former champions battling it out tonight at 9p on NBC, and Anthony Anderson and Yvette Nicole Brown really brought it.
Before the episode taped, we talked to both teams about what to expect; and they all agreed it was about Anthony vs Yvette. When Anderson was asked about it, he said “Look at her competition, wouldn’t you be fired up? I am not even taking out my Invisalign to play Yvette. I’m keeping my Invisalign in.” Her plans to win were a little bit different. She revealed, “I have a strategy we won’t share, but everything that looks like liquor, is not liquor on this team.” The she added, “Anthony Anderson is sauced already.”
He wasn’t the only one getting into the good stuff on his team. For Tiffani Thiessen taping HGN was also about having a night out with her husband. Something the parents of a toddler don’t get to do as much as they would like. And thankfully for her husband and Yvette, there was plenty for her to drink because that is something the contestants are able to do on this show unlike other game shows. So how drunk will they get? You just have to watch as Brown, Pete Wentz and Adam Scott battle Anderson, Thiessen and Gary Dell’Abate to be the ultimate winner on Hollywood Game Night.
Well that and for one of the best episodes yet of Hollywood Game Night that is so much fun you just want to play along with them. Most likely will be as you trying to guess the answers with them. And since they get to drink when they play the game, why don’t you do the same because tomorrow is Friday so it’s basically the weekend. Party on with Hollywood Game Night.