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Teacher, Union Leader, Labor Lawyer: Profile of Chris Williams Social Justice Advocate

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Law was Chris Williams' third career. He taught school in Chicago for a decade. He was a union organizer for a decade. Only then did he become a social justice lawyer specializing in advocating for and with low-wage workers.

Patty Duke (1946-2016) A Remembrance

Peter Mac | Posted 04.26.2016 | Entertainment
Peter Mac

There are certain people, I should say, there are certain celebrities, who engrave themselves upon your heart. They transcend "celebrity" .Because the...

Who Votes and Who Will Win SAG Awards

Carey Beth Elder | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
Carey Beth Elder

The Screen Actors Guild Awards, or SAG Awards, are being held this weekend. Many nominees at the SAG Awards haven't been nominated for the previous or upcoming awards shows, which raises the question: Who votes for SAG nominees?

'Mad Men' Actress Sola Bamis Shares Her Beauty Philosophies

Beyond Classically Beautiful | Posted 12.11.2015 | Style
Beyond Classically Beautiful

Actress Sola Bamis, who was recently nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award alongside the cast of Mad Men, spoke to us about her beauty philosophies and how she navigates Hollywood as a black actress.

2016 SAG Award Nominations Are Full Of Surprises

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.09.2015 | Entertainment

It's a big week for awards season: On Wednesday, the Screen Actors Guild unveiled the nominees for its annual awards, and the Hollywood Foreign Press ...

Jason Stuart Talks Being An Out Actor and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 07.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Jason Stuart one of the most prolific character actors and an outrageous openly gay stand-up comedian.

'Black Bottom' Brings Audience to Their Feet

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 05.09.2015 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

The superlative performances in The Actors' Group production of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom were so convincing during opening weekend that when Ma Rainey halted the recording session to demand Coca-Cola from her white producer, a theatergoer left his audience seat to hand her his personal soda can.

Why Millennials Don't Care About the Oscars: Hollywood's Diversity Lack Widens Generation Gap

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 04.14.2015 | Media
Mellini Kantayya

While potential moviegoers may share a penchant for idiosyncratic white men and tortured geniuses, they may also enjoy female protagonists and films with casts of color involving themes other than slavery, civil rights, or race relations.

How the SAG Awards Predict the Oscars

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 03.29.2015 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

Everyone seems to be lining up to honor Alejandro Iñárritu's film in the month leading up to the Oscars. But does that mean the race is over? The math suggests it is not.

It's a Play! It's Live Internet TV! It's Both, and It Opens in Los Angeles Today

Jonathan Handel | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

'The Noir Series' harkens back to the days of live TV but presents a thoroughly modern challenge to entertainment unions 'Bad Medicine,' a segment fr...

The Dangers of Acting

Susie K Taylor | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Susie K Taylor

My training in acting has been intense. I have a Post graduate degree from the Webber Duuglass Academy which was in London. It is the same school Be...

Erykah Badu Reveals All About Her 'Lo Down Loretta Brown' Persona [VIDEO]

Wyatt Closs | Posted 04.29.2014 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

When she's behind the turntables, call her Lo Down Loretta Brown, not Erykah, thank you.

Speak Up With Jimmy: SAG Awards Voter Erin Quill On Why Hollywood Awards Need More Diversity (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

In this very candid interview, Erin talks with me about the need for more racial diversity in entertainment awards nominations and winners, why film and television casting should reflect the American scene and how people can speak up to improve diversity in media.

Joan Scheckel's Renaissance

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

Joan Scheckel's Los Angeles based filmmaking labs are housed in the quickly developing artist hub amongst Perry Rubenstein Gallery and Regen Projects, leading the way for a new Hollywood Renaissance.

LGBT Film Festivals to Premiere Chad Darnell's Gay Comedy Birthday Cake

Ilana Rapp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ilana Rapp

The LGBT community has a new film to be proud of! Birthday Cake relates to all people around the globe. It's about family, love, sacrifice and how crazy life in general can be.

Showbiz Goes High Tech

Yvonna Russell | Posted 04.23.2013 | Technology
Yvonna Russell

A lot has changed from the days when we went on foot to agents' offices, checked our answering machines on a pay phone and picked up sides in person. Show business, the last of the handshake businesses, has gone high tech.

LOOK: 'Alias' Reunion At SAG Awards

Posted 01.28.2013 | TV

An "Alias" reunion took place behind the scenes at the 2013 SAG Awards! "Alias" star Jennifer Garner reunited with her TV dad Victor Garber and Bra...

PHOTOS: Amanda Seyfried's Sheer Wardrobe Oops

Posted 01.28.2013 | Style

Amanda Seyfried's navy Zac Posen dress at Sunday night's Screen Actors' Guild Awards was a bit of a snoozefest. (Don't get us wrong, she looked gorg, ...

A Political Geek's Guide to Understanding Oscars Season

Wyatt Closs | Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

Will Jennifer Lawrence's joke about "beating Meryl Streep" be like Romney's "binder of women" quip and take her down? We'll see. Treat Entertainment Tonight like Hardball.

Dick Van Dyke: And That's the Way It Isn't

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 01.24.2013 | Weird News
Andrew J. Lederer

Now, Cronkite, by all accounts, was a fine dancer and would no doubt have performed a credible "Put on a Happy Face." But could you imagine Dick tripping over the anchor desk while reporting the death of a president?

SAG Awards: Which Post 50 Actors Were Nominated?

Posted 12.12.2012 | Fifty

Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were announced this morning, and post 50 actors are among some of the biggest winners. Actress Maggie Smith, 77...

Who Got Snubbed?

Posted 12.12.2012 | TV

The SAG nominations were announced on Wednesday and though many of the TV nominees were to be expected -- the stars of "Homeland" and "30 Rock" domina...

Hollywood's Blind Side

Mark Joseph | Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

The real question isn't why Baptists are behaving like Baptists but rather why Hollywood studios aren't behaving like capitalists, selling more by either getting rid of the bad words or making alternative versions available to consumers like those represented by Lifeway.

As the World Turns

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.01.2012 | Business
Paula Gordon

SAG-AFTRA, one union, now stands where once there were a separate Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Actors. The labor movement is far from dead.

Q. What's In a Name? A. Your Artistic Identity

Daniel Grant | Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

No one can be forced to change his or her name because someone else has trademarked it. "Paul McCartney couldn't stop people who are named Paul McCartney and sing from using his name... [but] you couldn't perform under the name The Beatles."