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Jada Pinkett Smith Didn’t Realize Will Smith Hit Chris Rock Until She Was Told “He’s Not Going to Press Charges”

NBC wasted no time getting into the “why” of its exclusive sit-down interview with the polarizing Jada Pinkett Smith for Jada’s Story: An NBC News Special with Hoda Kotb. The broadcast began with an image of Pinkett Smith’s husband Will Smith hitting Chris Rock during the 2022 Oscars and Pinkett Smith voicing her disbelief in […]

How Aunjanue Ellis Found Her Groove In ‘Justified: City Primeval’

Justified: City Primeval may not be the show some expected to find Aunjanue Ellis in this summer. But the draw in playing attorney Carolyn Wilder was not the Justified brand’s cult status. Instead, the original source material is what intrigued her most. “I’m always interested in stories in film and television that have been adapted from books. So […]

How Ms. Pat’s Raw Truth Fueled a Hit Sitcom, an Emmy Nom and Praise from Norman Lear

The real-life struggles that The Ms. Pat Show draws its material from seem more ripe for a gritty, sobering drama than broad, punchline-driven comedy. Poverty. Drug addiction. Childhood abuse. A criminal past. It doesn’t exactly scream out laugh-a-minute. But its star, Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams, long ago found that using comedy to plow through life’s […]