Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The stars will align on this coming Monday, July 17 for an “Ed Gordon Special” you don’t want to miss. He’ll be talking to some of the biggest African-American stars in film, television and comedy beginning at 10 p.m. EST on Bounce TV.

In the special, Gordon will talk one-on-one with “Power” star Omari Hardwick. The Atlanta native opens up about the popularity of the STARZ series, his marriage and handling fame in this social media era. He also recalls a moment when he almost gave up acting.

“There was that moment when I decided to ask Mom and Pops what they thought about that. They collectively put together about twenty-five hundred dollars and said ‘you ain’t going nowhere. You didn’t go that far to come back home, not when you got all that talent.’”

Gordon also talks to the cast of the hilariously funny movie, “Girl Trip,” Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish. Each actress will discuss their careers and reflect on the contributions of Black women in Hollywood.

“It’s people like Jada’s husband Will (Smith) who helped us every step of the way, so it wasn’t just us When Will got in he helped me get in…I’m going to help somebody else get in. It’s not about keeping it all to yourself it’s about passing it on and keeping that door open,” says Latifah.

Gordon also profiles Super Bowl Champion-turned broadcaster Michael Strahan and Kings of Comedy—Cedric the Entertainer and D.L. Hughley.

Check out a sneak peek below:

The “Ed Gordon Special” airs on Monday, July 17 at 10 p.m. EST.

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