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Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 6:18PM EST
Tracee Ellis Ross to make her Black-ish directing debut
She’ll helm a late-season episode titled “Fifty-Three Percent.”
Posted Sunday 1/21/18 at 3:26AM EST
Tracee Ellis Ross: “There were never any threats” over equal pay and her Black-ish future
On Saturday night, the Black-ish star posted a statement on Twitter in response to reports of a Time’s Up meeting that extensively discussed her salary negotiation. In an article published last Thursday, unnamed sources told The Hollywood Reporter that "Ellis Ross feels that if she isn't brought up to (co-star Anthony) Anderson's (salary) level, she may opt to appear in fewer episodes to make up the disparity by guesting on another show.” In her statement, Ellis Ross writes that she “was in a renegotiation, like many actors find themselves in during a successful show. I wanted to be compensated in a way that matches my contribution to a show that I love for many reasons, including the opportunity it allows me to reshape what it is like to be a fully realized black woman on TV.” However, she wanted to make it clear that "the words and thoughts that were in the original article that started this public conversation were not mine; there were never any threats," and that she was never contacted by the reporter. “Having had my renegotiation become a public conversation was awkward,” she added, “but I’m grateful for the outpouring of support.”
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 9:48PM EST
Report: Tracee Ellis Ross is threatening to reduce her work on Black-ish if she doesn’t receive pay on par with Anthony Anderson
Ellis Ross earning significantly less than her co-star was discussed at a recent Time’s Up meeting, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Tatiana Siegel. She reports that “with negotiations for the fifth season ongoing, sources say Ellis Ross feels that if she isn't brought up to Anderson's level, she may opt to appear in fewer episodes to make up the disparity by guesting on another show. The tactic has split opinions within Time's Up, with some worried that it's more a retreat than a forward-looking solution (fitting in extra work isn't always feasible, and often an actress wouldn't earn as much guesting as she would as a network star). A network source says a new deal will significantly increase her compensation and cautioned that Anderson and Ellis Ross' roles aren't equal given that he has been attached to Black-ish from the start and is an executive producer.” But as Siegel notes, this kind of discussion wouldn’t have happened without the recent discussion about equal pay.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 2:44PM EST
Oprah to interview Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, Shonda Rhimes and more on their Time’s Up initiative
Natalie Portman and Tracee Ellis Ross will also be part of Oprah Winfrey’s discussion on sexual harassment in Hollywood this weekend on CBS Sunday Morning.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 9:04AM EST
Golden Globes: Six nominations for Big Little Lies, three for Feud
Big Little Lies and Feud led among all TV series, while Fargo, The Handmaid’s Tale and This Is Us each netted three nominations. In the drama/musical series category, Will & Grace and newcomers SMILF and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel each earned a nomination.
- For the first time ever,Veep wasn’t nominated
- Netflix scored two of the five best drama nominees with The Crown and Stranger Things
- Tracee Ellis Ross and Debra Messing were snubbed as their respective Black-ish and Will & Grace co-stars were nominated
- HBO had the most nominations with 12, followed by Netflix's nine and FX's eight
TOPICS: FX, HBO, Netflix, Big Little Lies, The Crown, Fargo, Feud: Bette and Joan, The Handmaid's Tale, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, SMILF, This is Us, Veep, Will & Grace, Debra Messing, Tracee Ellis Ross, Award Shows, Golden Globe Awards
Posted Wednesday 12/06/17 at 2:18PM EST
Tracee Ellis Ross explains sexual harassment with a children’s book while guest-hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Black-ish star read from the "book" The Handsy Man on Tuesday’s show.
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 9:35PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel Live! announces guest-hosts: Chris Pratt, Tracee Ellis Ross, Neil Patrick Harris and Melissa McCarthy
Jimmy Kimmel is taking the week off after his 7-month-old son, Billy, had successful heart surgery this morning. Tonight, Pratt fills in with guests Margot Robbie and Chris Stapleton. Billy Kimmel’s surgery was originally scheduled in late October -- when Kimmel last had guest hosts -- but was delayed due to a common cold.
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 1:56PM EST
American Music Awards was a celebration of female artists
Host Tracee Ellis Ross delivered on the promise that the ceremony would focus on “women who take up space.”
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 2:27PM EST
Tracee Ellis Ross to host the American Music Awards as her mom, Diana Ross, receives a lifetime achievement award
The Black-ish star hosting makes this year’s ceremony a family affair. The Nov. 19 awards show will also feature Christina Aguilera paying tribute to Whitney Houston in honor of The Bodyguard’s 25th anniversary.