Jennifer Hudson's Talkshow Gets A Premiere Date
EBONY's October 2021 cover star Jennifer Hudson is making her way to our television screens. The EGOT award winner will be hosting her own daytime talk show set to air this fall. The show will take place in the same lot previously occupied by the Ellen show. The show will air on September 12, 2022.
Angelica Ross Becomes First Trans Actress to Play Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway
Angelica Ross, known for her role as Candy in FX's Pose, has made history once more as she will take on the legendary role as Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway. Ross will be the first openly trans woman to play in the role on Broadway. Performances for Chicago, Broadway's longest running revival, will begin next month.
LeVar Burton to be Honored at First Annual Children and Family Emmy Awards
Reading Rainbow icon LeVar Burton is being rightfully honored this fall at the first ever Children and Family Emmy Award Ceremony. Burton will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award for his strides to encourage children's literacy and for a being an influential figure. The ceremony is set to take place on December 11, 2022 in Los Angeles.
Shaq's Company Blocks Son From Trademarking His Own Name and Likeness
Shaquille O'Neal's youngest son Shaqir has filed a trademark application for his name and likeness, which has since been met with a Notice of Opposition. Unfortunately, the entities that represent the two have conflicting brand names which impacts licensing. The notice, however, only seeks to pause the process and not cancel it entirely.