Tituss Burgess, Adam Lambert star in 'Ratatouille' musical
This combination of file photos shows from left to right, Tituss Burgess, Ashley Park and Adam Lambert. The entertainers are performing in TikToks crowdsourced Ratatouille musical. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – TikTok’s crowdsourced “Ratatouille” musical has cooked up some serious talent for its one-night-only benefit concert, including roles for Tituss Burgess, Adam Lambert, Wayne Brady, André De Shields and Ashley Park. “Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical” — fondly nicknamed the “Ratatousical” — will begin streaming on Friday at 7 p.m. Burgess will play Remy, Lambert plays his older brother, Emile, and Brady plays his father.
'Masked Singer' begets 'Masked Dancer,' set for December
LOS ANGELES – Fox's hit series “The Masked Singer” is getting company with “The Masked Dancer,” a chance for celebrity contestants to show off their moves in disguise. Actor and comedian Craig Robinson ("The Office," “Hot Tub Time Machine”) will host the series, with Ken Jeong, Paula Abdul, Brian Austin Green and Ashley Tisdale as panelists. Filming has begun on the series, which will debut in December, Fox said. “The Masked Singer," based on a South Korean TV show and an instant hit when it debuted in January 2019, has featured T-Pain, Wayne Brady and Kandi Burruss among its winning contestants. Jeong is among the show's panelists.
Beyoncs message, epic performances stand out at BET Awards
In this video grab issued Sunday, June 28, 2020, by BET, Beyonce accepts the humanitarian award during the BET Awards. The singer dedicated her award to the Black Lives Matter movement, and encouraged activists to continue to push forward. DaBaby rapped a verse from the Black Lives Matter remix of his hit song Rockstar with Roddy Ricch at the awards. While holding a baseball bat, DaBaby then stood on a stage behind a group of people who had their fists raised high while others held Black Lives Matter signs. During the performance, video clips were shown of the national protests over the deaths of unarmed Black people including Floyd, Arbery and Taylor.
BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists went political
The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the inequalities Black people face daily, as artists used their performances to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights and the lives of those lost because of police officers, including George Floyd. The BET Awards kicked off with Black artists rapping and singing anthems about the Black experience and fighting for equal rights. Nipsey’s family, we love you.”The BET Awards, one of the first awards shows to air virtually, featured performances that were sharp with artsy stage production, giving extra life to the songs being performed. “I used to watch the BET Awards all the time thinking, ‘One day that’s going to be me going up there accepting my award’ — and now it is.”Though the BET Awards are technically about handing out trophies, the awards were an afterthought. Beyoncé won the BET HER award for “Brown Skin Girl,” shared with daughter Blue Ivy Carter as well as Wizkid and Saint JHN.
Wayne Brady Joins 'Black Lightning' as Gravedigger (Exclusive)
Wayne Brady is headed to the DC Comics universe with a new role on Black Lightning. His aim to create a sovereign land for metahumans within Markovia sets him on a collision course with the ASA and Black Lightning. Black Lightning follows Jefferson Pierce (Williams), aka Black Lightning, who is forced to become a vigilante when the rise of a local gang leads to increased crime and corruption in his home of Freeland. As for Black Lightning and its fellow CW superhero shows, the network's annual milestone event is brewing with the upcoming "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover extravaganza. Black Lightning airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
Wayne Brady on hosting "Let's Make a Deal," career and family
Wayne Brady on hosting "Let's Make a Deal," career and family The Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian, dancer and singer is improvising on a human cello for an upcoming all-musical episode of the CBS game show, "Let's Make a Deal." Brady joins "CBS This Morning" to share how he got his start in improv.cbsnews.com