Honored: “Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross will host the 40th anniversary Gracies Awards . This year’s awards, which support the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation’s educational programs, charitable activities, public service and scholarship campaigns that benefit women in media, are being held on Tuesday, May 19, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The evening will celebrate the achievements of some of the industry’s most exceptional women including Julia Roberts, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Olivia Munn and Mae Whitman, among many others.
For love or money: Chris Harrison (“The Bachelor”) has been named the new host of the nationally syndicated game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.” Harrison will join the long-running franchise beginning with its 14th season in fall of 2015.
“Chris is an accomplished host and valued member of the Disney|ABC family and now he’ll also be bringing his classic talent and charm to ‘Millionaire,’ ” said Janice Marinelli, president, Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution.
Harrison has hosted 19 seasons of “The Bachelor.”
They’ve got Game: VH1 has given the green light to “She’s Got Game,” a one-hour weekly series starring Jayceon Taylor, better known as platinum-selling rap artist “The Game,” as he sets out on tour this summer ready to find love — with a little help from his celeb friends.
The 10-episode series is slated to premiere this summer.
Casting call: Baz Luhrmann’s new Netflix Original Series, “The Get Down,” has cast its first four young male leads, a ragtag group of teenagers who are wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late ’70s.
•TJ Brown as “Boo-Boo,”
a mechanically minded kid who wants to get down, an irrepressible 40-year-old in a 14-year-old body.
•Justice Smith as “Ezekiel,”
a smart, resourceful teen brimming with untapped talent and unrequited love who is determined to make his mark in this world.
•Shameik Moore as “Shaolin Fantastic,”
a child of the streets, thrill-seeking, unpredictable, eccentric but above all, enigmatic.
•Skylan Brooks as “Ra-Ra,”
a loyal, respected, protective friend and brother with his head screwed on tight, he’s the voice of reason beyond his years.