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Retta Says TV's Push For More Diversity Keeps Her Employed

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.05.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

There are many reasons to be thankful for the increasing number of characters of color on television, and here's yet another: It keeps Retta employed....

'Shameless' Actress Jenica Bergere on Directing Her First Film (While 9 Months Pregnant)

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 10.27.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

At the time, the actress was 9 months pregnant, the sole caretaker for her deteriorating mother, had never directed a film before and had a $10,000 budget (considered paltry even for indie films). So what did she do? Jenica Bergere, with the help of excellent producers, made her film.

Today Is Treat Yo Self Day, The Best Day Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.25.2016 | Entertainment

On October 13, 2011, an episode of "Parks and Recreation" introduced a beautiful concept: A day, not our birthday nor any other holiday, on which we s...

WATCH: Carl Reiner Joins 'The HuffPost Show'

The HuffPost Show | Posted 05.30.2015 | HPSN

"What I Forgot To Remember" author Carl Reiner sits down with Roy Sekoff to discuss his life and storied career on the sixth episode of "The HuffPost ...

Jessica Goodman

Retta Shares 6 Stories About Filming The 'Parks & Rec' Finale | Jessica Goodman | Posted 02.25.2015 | Entertainment

"Parks and Recreation" said its final goodbye on Tuesday, and through a series of flash-forwards, viewers found out what exactly happened to every mem...

The 'Parks And Rec' Cast Member Who Cried Most On The Last Day Of Shooting

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment

Television fans everywhere are ready to cry their eyes out when "Parks and Recreation" airs its final episode on Feb. 24, but it's already all over fo...

The Secret About Black Women In Hollywood You've Always Wanted To Know

Posted 06.20.2014 | Black Voices

The difficulty black actors and actresses have landing major roles in Hollywood, and the fact that many are cast as secondary characters or stereotype...

Muffin Top Movie: Reclaiming the Female Image

Suzette Standring | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Suzette Standring

Muffin top is the bit of blubbery overhang on a woman's mid-riff. Even it is barely noticeable, the female mind expands it exponentially to a monster truck tire. On this natural and normal belt, sadly, self-esteem dangles in despair. Is it possible to reclaim the muffin top as something positive?

How To Deliver A Fantastic Response To An A**hole

Upworthy | Rafael Casal | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Read More: Retta, Politics News

I get judgy looks at intersections all the time because I am playing rap music at loud volumes, and I watch people decide things about my character an...

The TV Role Octavia Spencer Lost Out On

Posted 03.25.2013 | TV

Before she was an Oscar winner, Octavia Spencer was a character actress, making regular guest star appearances on shows like "The Wizards of Waverly P...

'Parks & Rec' Reviving 'Treat Yo' Self'?

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 12.11.2012 | TV

"Parks and Rec" could be treating itself to another round of "Treat yo' self." According to TV Guide, writers have been tossing around ideas to revisi...

EXCLUSIVE: Watch 'Parks & Rec' Pay Homage To Retta's Twitter Love

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 10.25.2012 | TV

"Parks & Recreation" is paying homage to Retta's real-life Twitter love by having her character, Donna, go on a live-tweet spree. In this exclusiv...

Wise Words From Our Female TV Characters On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Women

"Dating is a zero-sum dating. If you get a man, I don't get that man," Parks Department employee Donna Meagle once told Ann Perkins, Pawnee nurse and ...

Maggie Furlong

1 Guy, 3 Girls & Their Twitter Feeds: TV's Funniest Tweeters | Maggie Furlong | Posted 04.13.2012 | TV

Do you love TV? Addicted to Twitter? Then our roundup of the TV people you should be following on Twitter is a must-click. We're kicking off this ...

Famous Fans Of 'Game Of Thrones'

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.11.2012 | TV

Celebrities really are just like us. They enjoy ice cream, they pick up after their dogs and they're also as obsessed with HBO's fantasy drama "Game o...