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Tracee Ellis Once Addressed Her 'Black-ish' Pay Gap Publicly: 'I Wanted To Be Compensated In A Way That Matches My Contribution'

It’s no secret that Tracee Ellis Ross has impeccable talent and has found success on her own terms.

Mar 8, 2023

How Kenya Barris Went From Delivering Scripts To Actress Jackée Harry To Building A $75M Empire

The 1990s was an epic era. In addition to the fashion and chart-topping R&B groups, the decade gave the world some of television’s best Black sitcoms. From classics like “Living Single,” “A Different World,” “Martin,” and the “Fresh Prince of Belaire” — Black representation was at an all-time high. The conclusion of these shows left Black entertainment with a small void in the sitcom space. While some shows held it down, it wasn’t like the television takeover in the ’90s. Then comes “Black-ish,” a sitcom based on the suburban life of Andre Johnson and his family. It details the joys and challenges of navigating life while Black, particularly in a specific tax bracket. The brain behind this concept is Kenya Barris. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kenya Barris was born in Inglewood, CA, and established his love for media arts by graduating from Clark Atlanta University in 1996 with a degree in mass media arts. Upon completion of his degree, the 48-year-old went on to take up space...

Jan 5, 2023

'Black-ish' Star Marcus Scribner Talks NFTs, Partnering With Kelley Blue Book & His Love Of Cars

When Kelley Blue Book announced that they’d be releasing their first-ever non-fungible token (NFT), “Black-ish” star Marcus Scribner saw a natural fit. The actor, best known as “Andre” on the show, grew up with a love of cars — and history with the automotive mainstay — and just felt it was all kismet. The new NFT was a way to announce the winner of the coveted Best New Model Award (which went to the 2022 Ford Maverick) and to enter into the competitive market. In a press release announcement, Kelley Blue Book revealed that their first-ever NFT would bring this honor to life. “‘Model NFT by’ visually shows the evolution of cars and how far they’ve come, also giving a nod to Kelley Blue Book’s storied heritage,” read the press release. “Funds will be donated to American Rivers, which protects clean water and rivers across the country, reinforcing Kelley Blue Book’s sustainability efforts. Kelley Blue Book commissioned the digital artwork from Bloo Woods, a talented...

Yara Shahidi Dipped The Emmys Early To Make Class At Harvard University

Yara Shahidi has the amount of discipline that we all should aspire to have! When it comes to work-life balance, the 21-year-old actress has life totally figured out as she admits to dipping out on Sunday’s Emmys early to attend classes at Harvard University. “I do fly out tonight to make it to class in time,” shared the “Grown-ish” actress in an interview with ET. “The lovely people at The Academy really helped me out because I was like, ‘Guys, I have a hard out to make this flight.” That’s right, Shahidi put in a special request to present earlier in the ceremony in order to make her flight in time. She presented the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series to Brett Goldstein for “Ted Lasso” during the ceremony, which was hosted by Cedric The Entertainer.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Yara (يارا) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) Not only did she have to adhere to her duty to present during the awards ceremony, but the young actress was happy to be on the...

Sep 22, 2021

Anthony Anderson Went From Slapstick Comedian To Hollywood Bedrock — And Amassed A $25M Net Worth

Anthony Anderson has just finished filming the final season of the hit show “black-ish,” and he said that the ending was nothing if not bittersweet. But while he had the most amazing chemistry with his co-star, Tracee Ellis Ross, there was a time when they weren’t always the best of friends. “I hated him,” she said to Entertainment Weekly. “[He] made a fart joke at my expense on stage! I was like, ‘Not appropriate! I don’t know you that well! What are you thinking?’ And I held this resentment forever… And now, look — I love this man! This man is like the best TV husband ever.” But all’s well that ends well for one of our favorite TV couples, so all we can do is wonder what’s next for Anthony Anderson. He’s serving as a spokesman for many popular brands, including AT&T, so the chances are pretty good that we’ll be seeing him again in the near future. But how well does he get paid for all these films, television shows, and endorsements? We’ve got the answers to all your burning...

5 Facts About The Real Dr. Rainbow Edwards-Barris

Fans of ABC’s hit prime time comedy “ Black-ish “ know that one of the show’s main characters, Rainbow Johnson, played by award-winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross, is based on the real life of Dr. Rania “Rainbow” Edwards-Barris. Dr. Rainbow Edwards-Barris is the wife of the show’s executive producer Kenya Barris. She wins the hearts of millions of fans on the hit show because of her girl boss mentality, relatable personality, life experiences, and of course her stylish fashions. Here are a few things you didn’t know about the woman who inspired such a dynamic character. She is an author. Dr. Rainbow Edwards-Barris released a parenting advice book in 2018 titled “ Keeping Up With the Johnsons: Bow’s Guide to Black-ish Parenting.” In her book, the mother of six shares examples of embracing imperfect parenting and talks about how those mistakes can sometimes be the best thing for child development. The book provides hilarious descriptions of some of her personal challenges and...

Apr 1, 2021