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Tracee Ellis Ross is not nearly as beautiful as her mother

There, I said it.

Sorry, but Diana Ross has much more feminine and beautiful features than her daughter.

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by Anonymousreply 19406/03/2020

Side by side.

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by Anonymousreply 105/22/2020

Oh, CHRISTINA!

by Anonymousreply 205/22/2020

Tracee reminds me of a Gorgon.

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by Anonymousreply 305/22/2020

She did get her mother's diva gene though. She's a hell raising bitch on her show blackish, to the point where lowlings can't look at her. Very disappointed knowing this.

by Anonymousreply 405/22/2020

She’s a beneficiary of nepotism. There’s no way she’s be this successful without Mommy.

by Anonymousreply 505/22/2020

No nearly as beautiful? She's as homely as can be, but she does not bend to it. And good for her.

Tracee Ellis Ross is a perfect example of a woman not needing to be beautiful to be successful.

by Anonymousreply 605/22/2020

Whoever said she was???

by Anonymousreply 705/22/2020

Does she do all her own makeup?

She always looks HORRIBLE.

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by Anonymousreply 805/22/2020

The actress who portrays Rainbow as a child ind Mixed-ish is prettier than she is. .

by Anonymousreply 905/22/2020

Truth be said, she is a pretty decent actress.

by Anonymousreply 1005/22/2020

Yikes!

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by Anonymousreply 1105/22/2020

I agree, she is a good actress but she's a bitch. Needlessly so.

by Anonymousreply 1205/22/2020

More horrible self-makeup.

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by Anonymousreply 1305/22/2020

Her colors never match.

Maybe she's color blind?

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by Anonymousreply 1405/22/2020

I actually quite like her, but the first time I saw a picture of her, knowing that her mother was Diana Ross, I knew immediately that her father must have been Jewish. That's the only way someone with 50% Diana's genes could have gotten that long nose.

Kudos to her for not having a nose job.

by Anonymousreply 1505/22/2020

You bitches. She looks fine. She studied make-up with the best.

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by Anonymousreply 1605/22/2020

Is she a lesbian? Never linked to a man, no kids and she's in her 40s

by Anonymousreply 1705/22/2020

Tracee made it despite being Diana's daughter. No one has checked for Diana Ross in 25 years. And if being Diana's child was the stepping stone people think it is Evan and whatever Berry Gordy's daughter name is, would have as successful career as Tracee.

by Anonymousreply 1805/22/2020

Talk about privilege

by Anonymousreply 1905/22/2020

I'm sure she is painfully aware of your sentiments OP but has accepted it and is not let it define her self worth. However, away from the camera and alone with her thoughts I bet she still cries herself to sleep.

by Anonymousreply 2005/22/2020

Some of you are harsh. I think she's attractive. More than attractive enough to play the spouse of Anthony Anderson. Is she really a diva on Blackish? If so, that's disappointing.

by Anonymousreply 2105/22/2020

[quote] Never linked to a man, no kids and she's in her 40s

That could explain why she's such a mean bitch.

Or her bitchiness could explain why she has no man or kids.

It could go either way.

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by Anonymousreply 2205/22/2020

Yes, I do my own makeup!

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by Anonymousreply 2305/22/2020

I'm gorgeous, dammit!

Stop comparing me to my mother!!!

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by Anonymousreply 2405/22/2020

[quote] And if being Diana's child was the stepping stone people think it is Evan and whatever Berry Gordy's daughter name is, would have as successful career as Tracee.

That's not true. Michael Douglas clearly benefited from being Kirk Douglas's son, even though his brothers did not have his success. Same with Mia Farrow being for being the daughter of Maureen Sullivan and John Farrow, even though that did not help Tisa as much.

Nepotism will get you in the door, but then you have to have talent or ability of your own to be a true success. Even so, it DOES initially get your name in front of other people.

by Anonymousreply 2505/22/2020

R4 where did you get that idea?

I worked 'under' her and she was lovely and gracious to all of us.

by Anonymousreply 2605/22/2020

Maybe, not, but with the huge eyes, she has a definite look. She makes a great model for print.

by Anonymousreply 2705/22/2020

She’s not hideous but she ain’t model material at all. That was definitely nepotism.

by Anonymousreply 2805/22/2020

Her father wasn't bad looking.

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by Anonymousreply 2905/22/2020

Tracee definitely blows the theory that biracial kids are good looking.

by Anonymousreply 3005/22/2020

Here she is with her famous mother. Of course, she's much younger here. She was pretty when she was young, but women with really strong features don't usually age well. Plus, she's half white and that probably doesn't help.

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by Anonymousreply 3105/22/2020

"Tracee definitely blows the theory that biracial kids are good looking. "

As a biracial kid, that's only half the theory - the other half is that we're ugly or "weird" looking and no in between (which is absurd - Tracee herself IMO).

I have heard that many times - "biracial people are either super hot/beautiful/gorgeous or hideous."

by Anonymousreply 3205/22/2020

She does not have her mother's looks. But she seems rather decent, right?

by Anonymousreply 3305/22/2020

"She’s not hideous but she ain’t model material at all."

If the Hadids are model material, Tracee can be model material.

I think people forget that the history of modeling isn't just the supermodel era with, arguably, actually beautiful women.

by Anonymousreply 3405/22/2020

She looks fine

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by Anonymousreply 3505/22/2020

R32, my childhood best friend is black. She married a white guy. Great dude. When she got pregnant, she'd call me and worry about that. I had no advice. Other than, who cares? We grew up in a weird town where a black girl and a gay become best friends. Eh, no big deal. She now has two amazing kids.

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by Anonymousreply 3805/22/2020

I'd never seen her dad before. He really was good-looking, so I guess she got unlucky, like all three of the Willis-Moore girls.

by Anonymousreply 3905/22/2020

Tracee, Diana, Rhonda and Chudney.

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by Anonymousreply 4005/22/2020

She earned her stardom through her work on Girlfriends. I don't think that she or anyone else has ever declared her to be a great beauty, though.

by Anonymousreply 4105/22/2020

Colouring aside (and dedication to big hair), she takes after her father.

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by Anonymousreply 4205/22/2020

Don't know much about Tracee, but my sister dealt with Rhonda as a customer years ago, when she was on Another World, and said she was a top of the heap bitch.

by Anonymousreply 4305/22/2020

I always thought Diana Ross was stylish (I haven't seen Mahogany) but she had some terrible looks over the years.

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by Anonymousreply 4405/22/2020

big noses love to be passed down wooo

by Anonymousreply 4505/22/2020

She got one eye from her mom and the other eye from her dad.

by Anonymousreply 4605/22/2020

Most women are not nearly as beautiful as Tracee's mother.

by Anonymousreply 4705/22/2020

How much surgery has Diana Ross had to look that good? She’s never been a beauty herself, just glamorous

by Anonymousreply 4805/22/2020

Ross was arguably one of those women who willed herself to beauty. She served Little Richard in the early days.

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by Anonymousreply 4905/22/2020

(sigh...) They all want to be Diana Ross...

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by Anonymousreply 5005/22/2020

I always thought that Chudney sounded like a condiment.

by Anonymousreply 5105/22/2020

Tracee's dad is hot.

WHET him?

by Anonymousreply 5205/22/2020

Tracee with her father in November.

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by Anonymousreply 5305/22/2020

"I always thought that Chudney sounded like a condiment. "

Because it's one letter off from chutney. But, you knew that.

by Anonymousreply 5405/22/2020

Tracee's dad is handsome and unfortunately for her she takes after him. I say unfortunately because what makes a man handsome does not necessarily make a woman pretty and vice versa

by Anonymousreply 5505/22/2020

Miss Ross represents the epitome of style, class, elegance, and grace. There aren't many who can pull all of that off.

Also, it helped that she was rail thin and anything that you threw on her would look good.

Tracee has WIDE hips and a BIG butt!

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by Anonymousreply 5605/22/2020

Flawless.

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by Anonymousreply 5705/22/2020

Even in sketches the Diana Ross mystique is there.

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by Anonymousreply 5805/22/2020

Diana used to wear butt pads in the 1960s.

by Anonymousreply 5905/22/2020

She does a lot of ads for United Airlines. Her technique of shimming her shoulders is a bit much. But she does a nice job of conveying happiness and thrill to travel. Oh, how I wish travel returns.

by Anonymousreply 6005/22/2020

Diana, Lucy, and Dinah, 1969

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Early 1990s

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by Anonymousreply 6205/22/2020

Tracee is a spokesperson in several United Airlines ads. You may have seen the ads on TV or if you ever have flown United.

In the commercials, she does shimming of her shoulders, that appears a little overdone. However, she has a pleasant bubbling screen presence that does her well in ads.

by Anonymousreply 6305/22/2020

Tracee has a long face, but not that bad.

by Anonymousreply 6405/22/2020

Look... she's done well for herself. In fact, all of the Ross kids have. They are all independent and making their own money while not leeching off of their mom who is an international superstar. How many celebrity kids can claim this? This definitely a credit to their mother.

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There are now younger people who have no idea that she is the daughter of Diana Ross. So, Tracee has been successful in creating her own identity and niche.

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by Anonymousreply 6605/22/2020

I have never heard any gossip about Tracee being a bitch at work. She got along really well with the cast of Girlfriends for all those years and they all seem to still love each other.

Jenifer Lewis reportedly was a diva on Blackish, but she will tell you herself she is crazy as fuck.

And saying Tracee built her career off her mom is nonsense. Tracee got her break on Girlfriends 20 years ago, and that show wasn't even mainstream. She has worked for years building up her career.

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by Anonymousreply 6705/22/2020

Did Tracee have a meltdown when she was told her movie The High Note wouldn't be getting a theatrical release?

by Anonymousreply 6805/22/2020

She’s so much better looking than her mother.

by Anonymousreply 6905/22/2020

I always wondered two things about Diana's kids:

Why does Tracee go by Ellis Ross? Her father's name was Silberstein, middle name Ellis.

WTF is "Chudney"? What was Miss Ross thinking? It sounds like a combination of "chutney" and the noise a heavy shoe makes hitting the floor.

by Anonymousreply 7005/22/2020

[Quote] Why does Tracee go by Ellis Ross?

Why does Bernadette Lazzara go by "Bernadette Peters"?

by Anonymousreply 7105/22/2020

OP: Are those called "High School Graduation" earrings?

by Anonymousreply 7205/22/2020

@R70; She gave her kids the last name of Ross to use because "Ross" carries much more clout and influence than "Silberstein" and "Naess." Diana Ross wanted whoever were dealing with her kids to know where they were coming from and the power that was behind them.

The story goes that she wanted to name her daughter after the spice chutney but spelled it incorrectly and thus Chudney became and remained as her name.

by Anonymousreply 7305/22/2020

OH! Tracee wanted to maintain identification with her father whose professional was Bob Ellis (Silberstein) and therefore Tracee Ellis Ross

by Anonymousreply 7405/22/2020

Ross Naess doesn't go by Ross Ross, for obvious reasons.

by Anonymousreply 7505/22/2020

Barbara Walters asks "If you could be a condiment, then what kind of condiment would you be?"

" I'd be a spicy Indian condiment! " answers ChuDney Ross

by Anonymousreply 7605/22/2020

True, she isn't, yet Tracee Ellis Ross is exceptionally appealing.

by Anonymousreply 7705/22/2020

I kind of like her look. She's a "handsome" woman.

by Anonymousreply 7805/22/2020

Does Tracee have an eye disorder?

by Anonymousreply 7905/22/2020

Lazy eye.

by Anonymousreply 8005/22/2020

Sometimes risky looks don’t always work out...

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by Anonymousreply 8105/22/2020

Maybe Diana was a fan of the movie C.H.U.D. and decided to name the kid Chudney...

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by Anonymousreply 8205/22/2020

She's actually beautiful...

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by Anonymousreply 8305/22/2020

r79 no, but thanks to her busted mug, I do.

by Anonymousreply 8405/22/2020

I have never figured out how Carla was a successful model.

by Anonymousreply 8505/22/2020

Tracee is a big ol Mo

by Anonymousreply 8605/22/2020

She’s fine looking but no great beauty. Good actress. Considering she’s a show biz kid, surprisingly good.

by Anonymousreply 8705/22/2020

[quote] Tracee has WIDE hips and a BIG butt!

Rofl!

[quote] She's actually beautiful... —compared to Carla "The Beast" Hall

Haha. Funny you mention Carla, because they look so much alike!

Tracee is like Carla's ugly younger sister.

[quote] Does Tracee have an eye disorder?

She and Ryan Seacrest have the same plastic surgeon.

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[quote] Tracee has WIDE hips and a BIG butt!

The HELL I do!

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by Anonymousreply 8905/22/2020

I don't get why some of you think that Tracee is a lesbian.

There haven't even been rumors about her.

by Anonymousreply 9005/23/2020

she a comedian so maybe bein fug works for her.

how is she so big now tho? even has a movie ,,, pass

by Anonymousreply 9105/23/2020

Did someone claim she was?? What a stupid thread.

by Anonymousreply 9205/23/2020

Wasn't there a story either in "Call Her Miss Ross" or in some article where it was claimed that Diana thought Chudney sounded cute, modern and interesting and that she had a hissy fit later because no one told her that chutney was an Indian condiment.

by Anonymousreply 9305/23/2020

Evan definitely got his mother's good looks.

He looks so much like her.

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by Anonymousreply 9405/23/2020

Whoever said that Diana's kids got where they were "on their own," was wrong.

For example, Evan Ross is his "professional" name.

His birth name is Evan Olaf Naess.

He obviously wouldn't have worked as an actor, if he had gone by his birth name, rather than his professional name.

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by Anonymousreply 9505/23/2020

Years ago she was on that WB show and I thought she was very odd looking with that wonky eye. I saw her in person at Dulles airport during that era and she was attractive in real life, but still a bit unusual looking.

Since the chef Carla Hall came along on Top Chef and then other shows, I’ve often seen one and confused her with the other—is it Carla Hall or Tracee Ellis-Ross?

I had no idea until a couple of years ago who her mother is. But I have watched Blackish since it debuted and I love the show—it’s the only contemporary sitcom that makes me laugh—and she is a big reason for that. I think she’s really funny.

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Is Diana's oldest, Rhonda, still in touch with Bob Ellis Silberstein, whom she assumed to be her father when she was a kid?

I've known lots of people in her situation who have a great relationship with the parent who raised them but drop them like a hot potato when they discover their biological parent. It makes me wonder how they manage to switch their love and affection that easily and also what effect this has on the parent who raised them. I remember Rhonda saying once that Ellis Silberstein was a good father to her, so I hope they still have a good relationship with each other.

by Anonymousreply 9705/23/2020

Which of Diana's children has Barry Gordy as their biological father? That was covered up pretty well.

by Anonymousreply 9805/23/2020

Do you see a resemblance?

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by Anonymousreply 9905/23/2020

Chudney is such a lovely name. Do her friends call her Chud?

by Anonymousreply 10005/23/2020

[quote]I've known lots of people in her situation who have a great relationship with the parent who raised them but drop them like a hot potato when they discover their biological parent. It makes me wonder how they manage to switch their love and affection that easily and also what effect this has on the parent who raised them. I remember Rhonda saying once that Ellis Silberstein was a good father to her, so I hope they still have a good relationship with each other.

I've known of two situations where people found out the fathers who raised them weren't their biological fathers. One of them was my cousin's daughter. When the daughter was 14 when she found out my cousin wasn't her biological father. My cousin and his wife divorced shortly after. His daughter didn't meet her biological father until she was 20. She doesn't view the bio dad as a father figure and they have a friend type relationship. He didn't attend her wedding and her kids don't call the bio dad "grandpa".

The other situation was with a friend whose situation was to similar to that of my cousin's and he was 12 when he found out the truth about his paternity. But, in his case he met his biological father right away and they became very close which caused a lot of issues with the dad who raised him and there are still issues going on today because the legal father is dying of ALS and has cut my friend out of his will.

by Anonymousreply 10105/23/2020

"But I have watched Blackish since it debuted and I love the show—it’s the only contemporary sitcom that makes me laugh—and she is a big reason for that. I think she’s really funny."

Um, no. The only laughs from that show are from Jennifer Lewis and Laurence Fishburne, aka Ruby and Pops.

by Anonymousreply 10205/23/2020

R102 They’re both great, but so is the show overall, at least to me. It’s more like older sitcoms I grew up with, a family sitcom that balances situational humor and some ‘lessons,’ and I like that. I had my fill of comedy like The Office that’s based on making people uncomfortable and mugging at the camera a long time ago but that seems to be all the Millennial generation wants. Either that or Tina Fey style preposterous, nonsensical non sequiturs that I find amusing in small doses but don’t compel me to keep watching.

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by Anonymousreply 10305/23/2020

I used to be a regular "black-ish" viewer, but I haven't watched a single episode since they had the execrable Chris Brown on as a guest star.

by Anonymousreply 10405/23/2020

[quote]But I have watched Blackish since it debuted and I love the show—it’s the only contemporary sitcom that makes me laugh—and she is a big reason for that. I think she’s really funny.

I agree and just said in another thread the other day that I think she's great on the show and that it's too bad she's never won an Emmy for it. I do think she won the Golden Globe once, though, so that's something.

by Anonymousreply 10505/23/2020

"Is Diana's oldest, Rhonda, still in touch with Bob Ellis Silberstein, whom she assumed to be her father when she was a kid? "

Rhonda is completely in touch with him; actually very close to him. - still sees him as a father figure. She's said it was a relief to find out that Berry Gordy was her father, but that didn't detract from the fact that Silbersten helped raise her. It basically all worked out in the end.

by Anonymousreply 10605/23/2020

Nor as talented.

by Anonymousreply 10705/23/2020

Her body is nice imo. She may not be as petite or delicate as her mother but she has a nice shape. It's that FACE!

by Anonymousreply 10805/23/2020

The poster who wrote that Diana Ross willed herself to be beautiful is right. She's not a classic beauty and both Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard were more conventionally attractive than she was. But Ross had star quality that makes it impossible to take your eyes off her when she's onstage or on the screen.

Tracee Ellis Ross is not an unattractive woman. I wonder if what everyone finds missing in her isn't beauty or good looks per se but the glamor and star quality that her mother has. Miss Ross is an old school star and they don't make 'em like her anymore.

by Anonymousreply 10905/23/2020

The poster who wrote that Diana Ross willed herself to be beautiful is right. She's not a classic beauty and both Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard were more conventionally attractive than she was. But Ross had star quality that makes it impossible to take your eyes off her when she's onstage or on the screen.

Tracee Ellis Ross is not an unattractive woman. I wonder if what everyone finds missing in her isn't beauty or good looks per se but the glamor and star quality that her mother has. Miss Ross is an old school star and they don't make 'em like her anymore.

by Anonymousreply 11005/23/2020

Florence Ballard was the original "Reese Witherspoon chin." She wasn't more attractive than Ross. Mary was certainly the best looking of the original trio.

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by Anonymousreply 11105/23/2020

She looks like jewish, tanned mixed raced version of her mother, which is what she is lol. I think Tracee Ellis Ross is beautiful in a unique way. She has beautiful hair and eyes that suggest intellect and sensuality. She's also one of those rare people where a big nose doesn't make her ugly, it gives her more character.

by Anonymousreply 11205/23/2020

She's never been linked to a single man; she's been linked to plenty of married men.

by Anonymousreply 11305/23/2020

[quote]I say unfortunately because what makes a man handsome does not necessarily make a woman pretty and vice versa

The Willis-Moore daughters are the ultimate example of this. Bruce was a handsome guy when he was younger, but his features on female faces look alarming.

by Anonymousreply 11405/23/2020

Ellis-Ross has a net worth between $16-20MM

Her TV salary is $200K/episode

She is CEO of Pattern Beauty LLC -a hair care company

She is a EP of a new show called "Mixish" that is based on her life

Many other paid projects.

And, her parents and siblings thinks that she is beautiful

That's all that matters...

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by Anonymousreply 11505/23/2020

Good heavens, I thought she was a tranny!!

by Anonymousreply 11605/23/2020

[quote]She's never been linked to a single man; she's been linked to plenty of married men.

Tracee Ellis Ross is reportedly dating 'Black-ish' creator Kenya Barris. The 47-year-old actress has never been married, and she's been candid in the past about wanting to keep her personal life private.May 7, 2020

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by Anonymousreply 11705/23/2020

What in the hell does that mean, r117?

It makes her sound closeted, even more!

by Anonymousreply 11805/23/2020

I think she sings well enough for a project like "The High Note"

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by Anonymousreply 11905/23/2020

I actually like this song and it's quite appropriate for this thread

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by Anonymousreply 12005/23/2020

She looked good on Girlfriends. If SJP cab be considered a leading lad, them so can Tracee.

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by Anonymousreply 12105/23/2020

Kenya Barris withdrew his petition for divorce. I believe his wife filed about five years ago. I would be suprised if a veteran like Tracee were stupid enough to get romantically involved with him. His youngest child is 3 years old.

by Anonymousreply 12205/23/2020

OP is the reason they hate us.

by Anonymousreply 12305/23/2020

I think she's very pretty. Some people seem to be upset that she didn't get a "welcome-to-hollywood" nose job. She doesn't need it.

However, the true star of Blackish is the kid who plays subversive Diane.

by Anonymousreply 12405/23/2020

[quote]She is a EP of a new show called "Mixish" that is based on her life

Oh, dear.

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by Anonymousreply 12505/23/2020

Kenya Barris has a new Netflix show in which he plays a character based on himself. And that character is married.

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by Anonymousreply 12705/23/2020

lady don't feel hurt at these remarks, u have a unique look and ur a star!!! go with it bb

by Anonymousreply 12805/23/2020

Kenya Barris is kind of hot, but all those kids....no.

by Anonymousreply 12905/23/2020

She's not pretty at all. But her face is appealing and pleasant, and works great for comic effect.

by Anonymousreply 13005/24/2020

Why are gay men so obsessed with tearing down a woman's looks? Straight men do that enough.

by Anonymousreply 13105/24/2020

Her face is like Alice the Goon's from "Popeye."

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by Anonymousreply 13205/24/2020

[Quote] Why are gay men so obsessed with tearing down a woman's looks? Straight men do that enough.

You forgot straight women.

by Anonymousreply 13305/24/2020

I think she’s beautiful and sophisticated.

by Anonymousreply 13405/24/2020

R133, you're right. Straight women tear down other women's looks too. It's a weird phenomenon to me, since looks are the result of the genetics lottery.

by Anonymousreply 13505/24/2020

If you'd ever seen the film LIFE SUPPORT Tracee has this confrontation with Queen Latifah's character how her parents were drug addicts and that she had to raise her younger brother (Played by Evan Ross) and steal diapers and formula.

Thought it was funny that Diana's daughter had to steal. She just didn't ring true as urban working class.

The film is excellent. It's about AIDS and how it affects the female African American community in New York. The ending made me cry. The woman that Queen latifah plays is hiv-positive and is still alive educating people about safe sex.

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by Anonymousreply 13605/24/2020

OP, Tracee has personality and that can make you attractive if you aren't a classic beauty. The opposite can be true, too. A pretty person without charm can easily become unappealing after she opens her mouth. Example: Anna Nicole Smith.

by Anonymousreply 13705/24/2020

Apparently, Tracee used to follow the Ross staff around with a clipboard. She was The Boss, Jr.

by Anonymousreply 13805/24/2020

Wasn’t she supposed to voice Jodie Landon in the Daria spin-off a few years ago

by Anonymousreply 13905/24/2020

The DAD looks like a GAY boy to me.

by Anonymousreply 14005/24/2020

Well, as the phrase goes: Gay or Jewish?

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by Anonymousreply 14105/24/2020

Bob Ellis was a successful music manger in the 70's. His clients included Rufus and Chaka Khan and Ron Wood.

by Anonymousreply 14205/24/2020

So he had the best drugs hook up.

by Anonymousreply 14305/24/2020

She’s jolie-laide. Not a classic beauty, but her face is interesting and even compelling.

by Anonymousreply 14405/24/2020

Did Tracee do her own singing in "The High Note?"

by Anonymousreply 14505/24/2020

Tracee Ellis Ross Says It Was 'Terrifying' to Sing as Diana's Daughter: 'I Could Be Taken Down' The actress — whose new movie The High Note is available on-demand May 29 — says the idea of being compared to her mother Diana Ross was "terrifying"

"The best place to listen to music is in the car, of course."

Tracee Ellis Ross is telling the story of when her mother heard her sing for the first time — which was only earlier this year and for the new movie The High Note. Her mother, of course, is Diana Ross, so that would make anyone a little nervous.

"There’s a reason I waited 47 years to let my voice out publicly!" the black-ish star tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "It was my childhood dream to sing — but terrifying when your mother is who my mother is. The idea of comparison; that’s in a child’s mind or an adult’s mind. I could be taken down and obliterated."

But it was time. So, Tracee drove over to Diana’s house. "We sat in my car in her driveway." Tracee played the song "Love Myself."

"It felt like bringing her my heart," Tracee remembers. Diana, 76, asked Tracee to play the song again. "And then my mother said, 'Finally. Finally.'" Tracee felt the same way. "I have wanted to sing for so long. My mom teared up and we just kept looking at each other. We were both so excited. My mom has always known I could sing. There have been gentle nudges over the years, so this was a big moment."

Tracee has had a longer career than most people realize. While she found major stardom on black-ish in 2014, she has been working since she was 17. (She’s technically a model-turned-TV-host-turned-actress-turned beauty mogul; she launched Pattern Beauty last year, offering products for "curly, coily, tightly textured hair.") Now, well, she’s been given an opportunity to take stock.

Since sheltering at home — "I’m on the good side of this, I know I’m fortunate"— Tracee has had a moment to reflect on the opportunity this film has given her.

"Singing was terrifying and invigorating and the most fun I’ve ever had with my clothes on," she says. "You tell yourself you want to do something and then you dive in and are, like, 'What the hell have I done!!?'" Tracee laughs. "This movie was just the perfect thing to allow me to face the fear of singing. And to realize that me singing has nothing to do with my mom. It’s my voice. This was me telling my own truth."

And if you’re wondering, yes Tracee wants to sing with her mom, Diana. "Wouldn’t that be fun? It would also be fun to do a duet with my brother Evan Ross, my sister Rhonda Ross, and my step-sister Leona Naess. They are all singers too. For God’s sake, while we are at it, I could also do a duet with Rihanna, John Legend, Childish Gambino… Shall I go on? Looks like I want a future in this singing thing."

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by Anonymousreply 14605/25/2020

She was so cute when she shyly sang with her mother a few years ago. Diana looked so proud of her.

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by Anonymousreply 14705/25/2020

I smell bullshit when kids of movie stars or famous singers claim that their famou parent never knew how well they could sing or act. Jason Gould pulled the same BS when he recorded the duet with Babs. They both claimed that Babs never knew he could sing. Yeah, right.

by Anonymousreply 14805/25/2020

Enough already. I was the pretty one, dammit.

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by Anonymousreply 14905/25/2020

R149, didn’t you mean to sign your name as "Mary! W"?

After all a 'Dreamgirl' needs all the exclamation points life throws her way.

by Anonymousreply 15005/25/2020

R148, Ross has always said that Tracee could sing.

by Anonymousreply 15105/25/2020

Diana Ross was not a great beauty either.

by Anonymousreply 15205/25/2020

-And if you’re wondering, yes Tracee wants to sing with her mom, Diana. "Wouldn’t that be fun? It would also be fun to do a duet with my brother Evan Ross, my sister Rhonda Ross, and my step-sister Leona Naess. They are all singers too. For God’s sake, while we are at it, I could also do a duet with Rihanna, John Legend, Childish Gambino… Shall I go on? Looks like I want a future in this singing thing."-

But no desire to sing with sister-in-law and vocalist extraordinaire Ashlee Simpson? The shade...

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by Anonymousreply 15305/25/2020

I'd like to hear her non-autotuned vocals, please.

by Anonymousreply 15405/25/2020

[quote]Did Tracee do her own singing in "The High Note?"

She was dubbed by the Andantes.

by Anonymousreply 15505/25/2020

R153 I thought I was the only one who caught that. Especially since Evan and Ashlee recorded an EP last year.

Rhonda can sing. She's been doing jazz shows for about twenty five years now.

by Anonymousreply 15605/25/2020

Supreme Mamas - Ernestine Ross, Lurlee Ballard, and Johnnie Mae Wilson

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by Anonymousreply 15705/25/2020

Does Tracee insist on being addressed as "Miss Ross," too?

by Anonymousreply 15805/25/2020

Miss Ross4Less.

by Anonymousreply 15905/25/2020

She dresses funny.

by Anonymousreply 16005/25/2020

But she wears drapery tassels much better than her mother ever did.

by Anonymousreply 16105/25/2020

Whoever said she has an SJP quality nailed it, and in all actuality I think she can attribute her career to equal parts nepotism and filling a "black SJP" role.

by Anonymousreply 16205/25/2020

It's no nepotism. She's only become truly famous in her 40s. And Diana Ross has not been relevant in pop culture since the early 1980s.

by Anonymousreply 16305/25/2020

[quote] But she wears drapery tassels much better than her mother ever did.

And feathers!

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by Anonymousreply 16405/25/2020

Besides horrible make-up, she also has horrible fashion taste.

Who dresses her? Helen Keller?

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by Anonymousreply 16505/25/2020

She's a real fashion "Don't!"

Looks like Tracee is trying to be stylish like her mother, but it really doesn't work for her.

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by Anonymousreply 16605/25/2020

Les here - I think she is very attractive. I am very attractive to those strong sorts of faces - Lisa Edelstein is another one. I remember a story she told about being mistaken for a tranny in Thailand, lol.

I tend to find those women more attractive as they get older too. 45-50 they hit their stride.

I even find older Joan Crawford attractive.

by Anonymousreply 16705/25/2020

[quote]Looks like Tracee is trying to be stylish like her mother, but it really doesn't work for her.

[quote]And feathers!

This is how you do feathers!

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by Anonymousreply 16805/25/2020

To be fair to TER which actress of her generation or the ones after have the glamor of Diana Ross or other stars of that era? Diana is a star in the old school sense of the term. Almost no one has that kind of appeal or glamor anymore.

by Anonymousreply 16905/26/2020

Beautiful, naturally

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by Anonymousreply 17005/26/2020

a nosejob, etc could make her pretty.

by Anonymousreply 17105/26/2020

She has saggy pancake tits. Should be a warning to those girls who refuse to keeps those eggs in a basket.

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by Anonymousreply 17205/26/2020

Her tits look fine. Breasts shouldn't sit under a woman's chin.

by Anonymousreply 17305/26/2020

I dont think she is beautiful at all...rather ugly in fact

by Anonymousreply 17405/26/2020

Crazy wonky eye.

by Anonymousreply 17505/26/2020

Her eyes are close together and it's accentuated by the red outlines in the inner corners of her eyes (OP's photo). She could micro blade some "hair" on her forehead to round out her face, which is long.

She has a nice, tall, slim figure and nice style as well.

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by Anonymousreply 17705/27/2020

I think she looks great; a handsome woman with striking features and big personality. Very vivacious and very charismatic.

Pretty usually equals boring.

by Anonymousreply 17805/27/2020

She reminds me of Medusa from Clash of the Titans.

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by Anonymousreply 17905/27/2020

They're both ugly.

by Anonymousreply 18005/27/2020

OP, my aunt had tassels like that on the valance of her drapes in the fancy room

by Anonymousreply 18105/27/2020

Couldn't Tracee have had surgery on that eye to make it look better?

by Anonymousreply 18205/28/2020

the glamour is in the genes

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by Anonymousreply 18305/28/2020

This is the stupidest thread I have ever encountered on DL, and it makes me ashamed.

As if Traces has to be PRETTY? What the fuck are you stupid queens talking about? Her mother was goddess; Tracee is a goddess too, bigger than life, BUT IN A DIFFERENT WAY, and she has no fucks to give.

Really, girls, this is dismaying.

by Anonymousreply 18405/28/2020

r169, Don't ever disrespect Queen Bey like that again bitch.

by Anonymousreply 18505/28/2020

"Queen Bey" is as Caucasian as Janet Jackson's baby

by Anonymousreply 18605/29/2020

Meh....

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by Anonymousreply 18706/03/2020

Whoever styled her at r187 is cruel. Unspeakably cruel.

by Anonymousreply 18806/03/2020

She seems like a bitch.

by Anonymousreply 18906/03/2020

R189 I remember on some gossip site, Tracee was described as a spoiled brat diva who is pretty nasty to people and Rashida Jones was described as the anit-Tracee.

by Anonymousreply 19006/03/2020

Please take your lipstick alley threads and GTFO

by Anonymousreply 19106/03/2020

Rashida Jones has a beautiful vibe about her.

by Anonymousreply 19206/03/2020

I'm not a fan of Rashida Jones. She stepped in when Quincy Jones was spilling that Marlon Brando - Richard Pryor - Marvin Gaye gossip.

by Anonymousreply 19306/03/2020

And being and looking "feminine" is the most important thing there is!

by Anonymousreply 19406/03/2020
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