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Beyoncé sends ‘original Dreamgirl’ Sheryl Lee Ralph sweet gift to celebrate Emmy win

Ralph, who won an Emmy for her role in ABC's 'Abbott Elementary,' played the same role as Beyoncé in 'Dreamgirls'.

R. Kelly found guilty on 6 counts of child pornography in federal trial

The disgraced R&B singer was acquitted on several counts of conspiring to rig his 2008 criminal trial. Kelly was accused by prosecutors of engaging in sex acts with five minors, recording some of the abuse on multiple videos and conspiring to cover up the evidence.
R. Kelly
R. Kelly

‘The disrespect!’: Sheryl Lee Ralph slams Jimmy Kimmel for crashing Quinta Brunson’s Emmys speech

Kimmel had “played dead” onstage for the duration of Brunson’s speech.
Sheryl Lee Ralph,Quinta Brunson
Sheryl Lee Ralph,Quinta Brunson

R&B singer Jesse Powell has died at 51

The singer best known for his 1990s hit "You" died "peacefully" in his Los Angeles home, his family said.
Singer Jesse Powell
Singer Jesse Powell

Photo shows how Quinta Brunson took Jimmy Kimmel's Emmys stunt in stride

In a photo with Kimmel from later that night, Brunson seemed to take the joke pretty well — and even got a little revenge.
74th Primetime Emmy Awards - Deadline Room
74th Primetime Emmy Awards - Deadline Room

Fans say Jimmy Kimmel's 'disrespectful' stunt stole Quinta Brunson's Emmys moment

Kimmel "played dead" onstage for the duration of Brunson's speech. Here's how Brunson and Kimmel responded to the backlash.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 12: 74th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: Quinta Brunson accepts the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series award for "Abbott Elementary" on stage during the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022. -- (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 12: 74th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: Quinta Brunson accepts the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series award for "Abbott Elementary" on stage during the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022. -- (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC via Getty Images)

Sheryl Lee Ralph's Emmy win celebrated by Jackée Harry: 'Full circle'

The former "227" star reflected on her own historic Emmy win 35 years ago while honoring the significance of Ralph's triumph.

Lizzo gets emotional at Emmys as she recalls searching for women like her on TV as a kid

The "Good as Hell" star is now one step closer to the coveted EGOT.
Lizzo accepts Emmy
Lizzo accepts Emmy

Why Sheryl Lee Ralph broke out in song during moving Emmys speech

The actor reminded fans that she is an accomplished and incredible singer with her own rendition of a Dianne Reeves’ song.
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Sheryl Lee Ralph

“She looks like me”: Young girls have sweetest reaction to new 'Little Mermaid' trailer

Halle Bailey plays the title character in Disney's life-action remake of the 1989 film.
How the "strong Black woman" stereotype and systemic racism affect Black women's access to quality health care.