Tracee Ellis Ross Recreates Work that Body Video

Tracee Puts Her Spin on Her Mom’s 1981 Work that Body Video

work that body videoTracee Ellis Ross has recreated the video for Work that Body, the 1981 single recorded by her mother Diana Ross.

Those of you old enough will remember the early 80’s as the absolute height of the aerobics fitness craze. It gave actress Jane Fonda a much needed career boost, and spawned such iconic tunes as Olivia Newton John’s Physical.

Diana’s Work that Body video, recorded when she was 36 and already the mother of three, added to the craze, as well as spawning another hit for Ross to add to her ever-expanding collection.
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Tracee Ellis Ross Talks ‘Black-ish’ with Elle

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS ELLE WOMEN IN TV 2015 (1)

Actress Tracee Ellis Ross, star of ABC’s family comedy “Black-ish,” is featured in the February issue of Elle magazine, which celebrates 2015’s most note-worthy ‘Women in TV.’

Tracee, whose last television role was in the short lived BET comedy “Reed between the Lines,” says taking on the role of anesthesiologist Rainbow ‘Bow’ Johnson was a no-brainer, citing the opportunity to work alongside Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishburne as her main reason for taking the part when it was offered to her.
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Meagan & Tracee Attend “Vanities” Gala

Actresses Tracee Ellis Ross and Meagan Good were on hand last night for the Vanity Fair And Juicy Couture “Vanities” 20th Anniversary party, held at the Siren Studios in Hollywood, California.

The star-studded fundraiser, which was also attended by Ali Larter, Hayden Panettiere, Stacy Keibler and many others, will donate proceeds from the event to “The Descendants” actress Shailene Woodley’s “All it Takes” charity.

As for Tracee and Meagan, Tracee recently won an NAACP Image Award for her portrayal of Carla Reed on the BET original series “Reed Between the Lines.”

Meagan on the other hand is still basking in the glow of positive reviews for her sexy guest starring role on this season of “Californication.”

Tracee Ellis Ross Covers Vibe Vixen

“Reed Between the Lines” actress, Tracee Ellis Ross, is covering the latest edition of Vibe Vixen. The 39- year old actress, who is also covering this month’s edition of Upscale Magazine with co-star Malcolm Jamal Warner, dishes on her new show, upcoming projects and why she’s not buying into the “black women can’t find a good man” propaganda.

Tracee on her role as both actress and producer on “Reed Between the Lines”
I wouldn’t say difficult, but it’s definitely makes for a long day. But it is the kind of full plate that I adore. I adore this kind of work and it’s very rewarding. The producer role very much plays into the kind of person I am. In the evolution of my career it is a really exciting step for me because I am the kind of creative person that has a real opinion about the kind of images that I want to portray and want in the public in general. So having a seat at the table with the many voices that is part of the collaborative art of television is really and exciting and wonderful for me.

Tracee on how her fashion style makes it’s way into the characters she play:
It’s stuff that’s been found out and about. The way I went about Joan and Carla is I always ask myself who this woman is. Every once in a while people say Carla is so much like Joan, and I’m like, ‘People, Tracee plays both people.’ So what you’re seeing that’s the same between Carla and Joan is not Carla being like Joan, but it’s Tracee. Tracee was Joan and Tracee is Carla. It’s so funny people don’t understand that, it makes me laugh.

On whether “The Cosby Show” comparisons have hurt her new show:
I can’t get invested in whether it hurts the show or not. The beauty of being on BET in this day and age is that on other network they do two episodes and they pull a show from television. Sometimes that’s the greatest thing, and sometimes it just never had a chance to grow. With BET, we did 25 episodes and we’re getting a chance. It’s really wonderful working with a network that wants your show and is behind your show. The audience asked for this kind of show, BET listened and they went out and have gotten behind our show. On other networks, I don’t know if that always happens.
Tracee on why she doesn’t believe black women are doomed simply because they are single:
I don’t think anybody’s doomed if they’re single. The only thing that dooms you is if you’re not willing to stretch outside of your comfort zone to try different things

NAACP Image Awards: Pics & Winners


The NAACP Image Awards were held in Los Angeles California this evening at The Shrine Auditorium. The show aired live on Fox and as always all the major Black Talent in Hollywood was there- including Janet Jackson, Vanessa L. Williams and Meagan Good- who are all pictured above.
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Rumors Of A “Girlfriends” Cancellation

We hear from a source within the “Girlfriends” writing camp that the CW has decided to cancel the series immediately instead of bringing it back for a ninth season. While no official announcement had been made as of press time, we were told the CW will not even film this season’s remaining nine episodes that were suspended during the writer’s strike. Ironically, news of the show’s cancellation comes just as the strike has ended and the writing staff was preparing to return to work. We were informed by one of the writers yesterday that Monday night’s one-hour block of new episodes served as the show’s last. “Girlfriends” became the longest-running live-action comedy series currently on network television with the debut of its current season in October 2007. The writers strike suspended production after only 13 of 22 ordered episodes were completed.
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