Ellen Degeneres under fire, the Emmy's show-out for diversity, and Michelle Obama pulls out all of the stops in her first episode of "The Michelle Obama Podcast." These are the top headlines around Hollywood.
The show, which has been on for 17 seasons, has recently been under fire after several current and former employees have come forward with allegations of racism, microaggressions, and an overall hostile work environment.
One former staff member told Buzzfeed earlier this month that Ellen's "be kind" mantra is entirely fake and said "I know they give money to people and help them out, but it's for show."
While "The Ellen Degeneres Show" is in hot water, some shows right now are just hot.
The Emmy nominations for this year's awards ceremony were finally unveiled today, and many are applauding the amount of diversity in the noms.
Overall, 39 nominations went to actors from under-represented groups this year, with several actors even claiming more than one nomination.
Three out of five nominees in both the "Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" and "Lead Actress in a Drama Series" were claimed by Black actors, including Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Don Cheadle (Black Sunday), Regina King (Watchmen), Octavia Spencer (Self Made), and Kerry Washington (Little Fires Everywhere).
Black actors also made up more than 60-percent of the nominees in both the "Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" and the "Supporting Actor in a Limited Series" categories.
If all that wasn't impressive enough, Maya Rudolph, Giancarlo Esposito, and Sterling K. Brown each brought home two nominations this year for their outstanding work in television.
The Emmy's will take place September 20, at 8:00 p.m. eastern.
Congrats to all of the nominees.
And we are just one day away from the launch of "The Michelle Obama Podcast."
The former First Lady announced earlier this month that she would be debuting a brand new podcast on Spotify discussing her life, her time as the First Lady, and even some current events.
Many fans, however, are most excited about the guest-stars promised on this season.
Michelle announced that on top of her friends, family members, and colleagues, her husband, President Barack Obama will also be making an appearance.
President Obama will be the first guest on the highly anticipated audio-series, and the episode drops at midnight.