GREENLEAF: Actress Lynn Whitfield on final season – Exclusive Interview

Lynn Whitfield in GREENLEAF | ©2020 OWN

GREENLEAF is now in its fifth and final season Tuesday nights on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. Created by Craig Wright, the series examines the inner workings of a family-run black Southern megachurch in Memphis, Tennessee. Lynn Whitfield has won Gracie and two consecutive NAACP Awards for her performance as the church’s First Lady Mae Greenleaf, wife of Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David). Together, they run the Calvary Fellowship Worldwide Ministries, as well as their conflicted family. Whitfield won an Emmy for her starring performance in the 1991 telefilm THE JOSEPHINE BAKER STORY, where she played the title character from age […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: James DuMont on LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER

James Dumont at the Annual EYEGORE AWARDS opening night of Universal Studios HALLOWEEN HORROR NGHTS | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Chances are excellent that you’ve seen James DuMont in something, or even many things. The actor, who was born in Chicago and raised both there and in New York City, has credits that include SPEED, LOIS & CLARK, PRIMARY COLORS, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, SEABISCUIT and MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE. At present, DuMontcan be seen on the big screen as Sherman Adams in LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER. The title character Cecil Gaines, played by Forest Whitaker, is fictional, loosely based on real White House butler Eugene Allen; Cecil’s wife Gloria, played by Oprah Winfrey, one of THE BUTLER’s […]Read On »

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The Dork Side: Fox goes on a TV show killing spree and Bristol Palin gets “corrective surgery”

Jason Clarke and Matt Lauria in THE CHICAGO CODE - Season 1 - "Gillis, Chase and Baby Face" | ©2011 Fox/Jeffrey Garland

I’ve got a lot of snark that I need to unload on you people, so let’s just get right to it, shall we? • Oprah has confirmed that Will Smith and Jada Pickett Smith will be guests on her final show on May 25. I assume the final show also includes a time machine that takes everyone back to 1997 when this would have been awesome. • Bristol Palin stepped out last week with a whole new face.However, she is claiming she didn’t have plastic surgery. She had “corrective jaw surgery.” And just in time for her new reality show. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT goes live

Piers Morgan hosts PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT | &Copy 2011 CNN

Now that PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT has premiered on CNN with its first week of big interview gets (Oprah Winfrey, Howard Stern, Ricky Gervais), the nightly weekday series hosted by Piers Morgan, will now have a chance to settle into its format and find its ultimate direction and focus in the weeks (and months) to come. During CNN’s Television Critic sessions earlier this month, ASSIGNMENT X was able to get a few exclusive minutes with the charismatic British personality (right before the show debuted) to find out where he feels the news series will be heading and what he hopes to […]Read On »

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