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  • Issa Rae Recalls TV Exec Who ‘Got Fired After’ Gatekeeping Pitch Meeting

    During the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, four-time Emmy nominated actor Issa Rae, creator and star of “Insecure,” recalled her first Hollywood pitch experience, where a studio executive attempted to tell her what Black audiences wanted to see on television. “The executive was like ‘Yes, I saw your show, funny stuff, funny stuff,’” Rae said of […]

  • From 'Hamilton' to 'Tiger King,' here are the 25 best things we've streamed in 2020 (so far)

    No movie theaters, no problem. Here's the best streaming content — movies, series, documentaries and more — from the first half of the year that you can watch from the comfort of your couch.

  • Insecure Season 4 Finale Recap: [Spoiler] Drops a Major Bombshell On Issa and Lawrence's Reunion

    Warning: The following contains spoilers for the Season 4 finale of Insecure. If you'd rather watch first, read later, exit stage left. We knew they were coming. The closer we got to the Season 4 finale of Insecure, the more clearly we could see not only those turning points fast approaching but also the exclamation […]

  • 'Insecure' star Jay Ellis sometimes feels 'guilty' for bringing his daughter 'into this world'

    The "Insecure" actor, who welcomed his first child in November, says being a new dad at this time — as protests take place across the country demanding racial equality— has left him with complicated emotions.

  • ‘Insecure’ Creator Issa Rae Asks ‘What the F– Is This’ After Trump Likes Tweet About Her Show

    Donald Trump has tweeted over 52,700 times, but there is just a single tweet viewable under the president’s “likes” tab on his official Twitter page. It is, inexplicably, a fan tweet about HBO’s “Insecure,” a comedic drama series about the everyday experiences of modern-day Black women in Los Angeles.The tweet itself, liked by the President on Sunday, references that night’s episode and more specifically the relationship between leads Molly and Issa, played by Yvonne Orji and creator Issa Rae.“This is how I wanted tonight’s episode of insecure to end…Damn Molly” tweeted a fan along with a gif of a scene from “The Color Purple.”Also Read: Steven Seagal to Pay $314,000 to SEC for 'Unlawfully Touting' Cryptocurrency InvestmentMany questions have been asked by confused Twitter users in the hours following this unexplained move by the President, who just days ago referred to looters in close proximity to the protests spurred by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers as “thugs,” delivering the militarized threat, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”Rae herself seems baffled by the move, replying to a tweet that said, “Holy s—. Donald Trump watches Insecure?!?!?!” with the comment, “what the f— is this.”She also responded to a tweet from actor Kumail Nanjiani joking that the “one thing” he has in common with Trump is that “we’re both big fans of @IssaeRae.”“Kumail,” she replied, along with a gif of Vanessa Estelle Williams in the upcoming film “Candyman” saying “Shh-shh! Don’t say that.”Also Read: Issa Rae Is Launching Season 4 of 'Insecure' With Virtual Block PartyCould Donald J. Trump genuinely be a fan of “Insecure?” So much so that he was not only browsing fan reactions to the latest episode, but that he was so invested in the state of Issa and Molly’s friendship that he felt compelled to hit the “like” button?Or was the like simply a slip-up by a White House intern?Either way, neither the President nor the White House has addressed the meaning behind the liked tweet, nor has it been removed at the time of this posting. So far, it’s been up for 18 hours.Reps for HBO and “Insecure” did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.what the fuck is this— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) June 8, 2020Kumail. pic.twitter.com/AffVxhhjKk— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) June 8, 2020Read original story ‘Insecure’ Creator Issa Rae Asks ‘What the F– Is This’ After Trump Likes Tweet About Her Show At TheWrap

  • The It List: Spike Lee's 'Da 5 Bloods' tackles the black experience in the Vietnam War, 'The Hunt' hits home entertainment, 'Toy Story 3' turns 10 and the best in pop culture the week of June 8, 2020

    During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we’re going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for June 8-14, including the best deals we could find for each.

  • 'Insecure' Renewed for Season 5 at HBO

    Hella good news for fans of Insecure: HBO has renewed its Issa Rae-fronted comedy series for Season 5, TVLine has learned. "We’re thrilled that Issa, [executive producer] Prentice [Penny], and the whole Insecure team will be getting back together for a fifth season," said Amy Gravitt, executive vice president at HBO. “As we laugh and cringe […]

  • Issa Rae wants you to stop asking her about diversity in Hollywood

    Hollywood may be dealing with a representation issue, but according to the "Insecure" star, we are calling on the wrong people to fix it.

  • The It List: Quibi launches mobile streaming shows from big names like Chrissy Teigen and J.Lo, 'Modern Family' and 'Schitt's Creek' air final episodes, 'Parasite' comes to Hulu and the best in pop culture the week of April 6, 2020

    During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we’re going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for April 6-12, including the best deals we could find for each.

  • Issa Rae on Her On-Screen Romances: ‘There Are People Who Don’t Procreate With Just White People’

    Issa Rae co-stars in two romantic movies with leading men of color this year: “The Photograph,” a drama with Lakeith Stanfield, and the upcoming rom-com “The Lovebirds” with Kumail Nanjiani. Rae said the former -- written and directed by Stella Meghie -- echoes the nostalgia of one of her favorite films centered on black love, […]

  • 'Insecure' Season 4 Teaser Shows Issa Rae Return With A Classic Rap In The Mirror

    HBO announced the release date for the series' return.

  • ‘Insecure,’ ‘Ballers’ Renewed by HBO

    HBO has renewed “Insecure” for a fourth season and fellow comedy series  “Ballers” for a fifth season. The renewals come nearly a month after the two series returned for new seasons Aug. 12 on HBO and its digital platforms. Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, “Insecure” follows the friendship of two women dealing with […]

  • Melania Trump likes 'Insecure,' so will Issa Rae cancel it?

    Issa Rae said she'd cancel "Insecure" if the first lady was a fan — turns out, she just might be.

  • From 'Killing Eve' to 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' the 2018 Emmy nominations favored critical darlings

    The nominations for the upcoming Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday morning, and Emmy voters behaved like TV critics.

  • ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ among Peabody winners

    The Peabody Awards board of jurors has announced the nine entertainment winners, including children’s and youth programming, for series released in 2017. Netflix leads with three honorees — “A Series of Unfortunate Events” starring Neil Patrick Harris, which won for children and youth programming; mockumentary “American Vandal” about a high school prank; and stand-up special […]

  • The 30 best TV moments of 2017

    These are the 30 TV scenes that got us talking, laughing, crying, and, yes, in some cases, even throwing things at the screen.

  • The best TV shows of 2017

    The 10 best scripted shows on TV in 2017, as chosen by Yahoo Entertainment's critic-at-large Ken Tucker.

  • Why ‘Insecure’ Creator Issa Rae Is Pushing for More Male Nudity

    Issa Rae hopes to reveal more of her male co-stars, and they're not exactly objecting.

  • ‘Insecure’ Is Coming Back Strong

    Review: Issa Rae's HBO's comedy 'Insecure' is even better in Season 2.

  • Your TV To-Do List: Jason Bateman Goes Dark in ‘Ozark’

    From Britain's answer to “Silicon Valley” to Disney’s cross-network premiere of “Descendants 2,” here are the five shows you won't want to miss this week.