Bravo is taking a break from serving up new housewife shows and is instead giving us a reality show about 30-and-40-something women making their way on the glitzy New York City scene. Blood, Sweat and Heels follows six women who are on the rise to power player status in publishing, fashion, entertainment and real estate without the help of men (read: basketball wives, famous baby fahvahs and things)… kind of like a remixed reality version of Sex and The City. Ya know, women with degrees who actually work! Taste The Brew for more
Kerry Washington and an unamused Eminem are host and musical guest, respectively, for tomorrow night’s episode of Saturday Night Live. She’s been making the rounds lately doing media appearances in billowy dresses and has yet to address her rumored baby on board. Perhaps tomorrow will be the night she does it. Or, better still, we can all just get up outta her womb so the baby has more room to grow. Anywho… check out the promos.
Meanwhile, SNL’s head man in charge, Lorne Michaels, was recently asked when he’s going to get around to hiring some black comediennes so Kenan Thompson can give dresses and pantyhose a rest. Here’s what Lorne had to say about that.
“It’s not like it’s not a priority for us. It will happen. I’m sure it will happen. You don’t do anyone a favor if they’re not ready.”
And there you have it. By the way, fewer than 10 black woman have hosted the show since its inception in the late 70s. So, Kerry makes history again.
So, will you be watching Kerry and Em tomorrow night?
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Brew Beauty Janelle Monáe is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Fight Club and The Bourne Legacy actor Edward Norton hosts, but really, I’m just checking for Ms. Monae and wondering why she isn’t in this here promo, tho?!?
Destiny Hope Cyrus (that is such a stripper name, right?) takes the stage this Saturday as host and musical guest on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Will Miley sing live? Will she appropriate “black culture” again? Will she twerk in a tofu costume like that other guy?
The possibilities are endless.
So, will you watch?
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We Witches like to hip you to cultural and educational tea every once in awhile. It’s not always sharts and giggles around these parts. Coming up in October, PBS is running a six-part, six-hour series that takes you on a journey through black history, from the plantation to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. wrote and produced The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, his 13th documentary. The series explores African American culture and contributions to institutions, politics, religion and society overall. The series moves from slavery in Africa, through 500 years of history, culminating with the election of America’s first black president.
The series also highlights that the black experience isn’t just ONE, monolithic experience. The black community has never been a single, uniform entity. There are many voices and opinions that make up the black experience and this special points that out. The first part of the series, “The Black Atlantic (1500 – 1800),” airs Tuesday, October 22nd at 8 pm ET. Episode two focuses on “The Age of Slavery (1800 – 1860).” Episode three is titled “Into the Fire (1861 – 1896)” and it examines the Civil War and post-slavery period. Episode four is “Making a Way Out of No Way (1897 – 1940),” or the Jim Crow era. Episode five is titled “Rise! (1940 – 1968)” and it focuses on civil rights and the call for black power. Lastly, episode six, “It’s Nation Time (1968 – 2013),” brings us to modern day America and asks, “How will African Americans help redefine the United States in the years to come?”
The PBS series is part of a multi-platform project that includes educational outreach events, a website, a social media component and a book.
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross airs for six consecutive Tuesdays, beginning October 22nd at 8 pm ET on PBS and wraps up on November 26th.
Toby S. Jenkins is taking the literary world by storm! Critics are raving about this award-winning professor who has her finger on the pulse of the African-American community. In her latest book, Ms. Jenkins explores ways to understand our cultural heritage and motivate people to create change. Get your copy now at Amazon.com.