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Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.


As L.A. Superior Court Judge Lola Carmichael on All Rise, CBS' hit legal drama, Simone Missick is all about heart, humor, and just a touch of comic klutziness.

But there's more to Missick than somber black robes, and to celebrate the show's success, For the November-December 2019 issue, Watch summoned stylist Ashley Zohar to kick her honor's wardrobe into high-glam gear, then captured the evidence through the lens of photographer Jeff Lipsky. Scroll to witness all the gorgeous photos!

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Simone Missick is a study in contrasts

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a patterned paisley top with long beaded earings.

Top by Elie Mae. Earrings by APM Monaco.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

If viewers catch a whiff of Ally McBeal in character Judge Lola Carmichael, the resemblance is deliberate. "I grew up loving these shows that had fast-paced characters who think fast and speak even faster," Simone Missick tells Watch in her November-December 2019 cover story. "This is a woman who's strong and capable, yet flawed and clumsy."

Star quality

All Rise star Simone Missick wears white dress with a black texture pattern.

Dress by Ronny Kobo. Earrings and Ring (left) by Melinda Maria. Ring (right), Missick's own.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Simone Missick, who grew up in Detroit, notes the level of self-confidence that was instilled "in a community where people embraced me for who I was." That confidence, she says, "is something that all the characters I keep coming into contact with have."

Interesting premise

All Rise star Simone Missick wears vintage sunglasses and jeweled hoop earings and a rough woven plaid coat.

Dress by Rebecca Vallance. Coat by Ellie Mae Studios. Earrings by Melinda Maria. Sunglasses by Dior.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Fun fact: Aside from the cases of the week, All Rise explores the foibles and personal lives of the judges and attorneys who inhabit the courthouse each day.

Destined for coolness

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a white and yellow floral dress with an oversized purple faux fur jacket.

Top by Elliatt. Jacket by RtA. Earrings by Melinda Maria. Ring by APM Monaco.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Simone Missick rose to acting prominence while starring on Marvel's Luke Cage as Misty Knight, a New York cop whose amputated arm is replaced with a superpower-fueled bionic one.

Multi-textured persona

All Rise star Simone Missick wears an embroidered jacket in a garishly reflective tiled corner.

Suit by Winonah. Top by Zara. Shoes by Aldo. Earrings by COS. Ring by APM Monaco.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Because All Rise is so nuanced, says Simone Missick, she often gets to portray a wide variety of emotions in one scene. "We have comedy and we have drama in the same moment. I think those are the things that make this show stand out."

Time of her life

All Rise star Simone Missick wears white dress with a black texture pattern.

Dress by Ronny Kobo. Earrings and Ring (left) by Melinda Maria. Ring (right), Missick's own.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

"For me it's like Christmas every day when I come to work," Simone Missick says. Having studied theater in school, she explains, All Rise "is the show that's the closest that we're going to get to it in primetime television."

Role models

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a sheer purple and patterned dress.

Dress by Eckhaus Latta. Earrings by Melinda Maria. Ring, Missick's own.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

After graduating from Howard University, Simone Missick attended a British American Drama Academy program in Oxford, England, where she studied under such luminaries as Alan Rickman and Ben Kingsley.

The bright side

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a white and yellow floral dress with an oversized purple faux fur jacket.

Top by Elliatt. Jacket by RtA. Earrings by Melinda Maria. Ring (left) by APM Monaco; Ring (right), Missick's own.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Simone Missick met her future husband, actor Dorian Missick, at an audition in 2009, and the two married in 2012. "I didn't get the job but I got the man, so I'm good," she laughs in her November-December 2019 Watch cover story.

Cloaked in character

All Rise star Simone Missick wears vintage sunglasses and a rough woven plaid coat.

Coat by Ellie Mae Studios. Earrings by Melinda Maria. Sunglasses by Dior.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Simone Missick was so committed to the success of All Rise, that she created a biographical "bible" of sorts for her character Lola, that contained a career and family backstory. Not all of her family ideas were in synch with the show's writers, she shares in a recent Watch! cover story, but it was a testament to her dedication nonetheless.

Shades of the past

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a white and yellow floral dress with an oversized purple faux fur jacket.

Top and skirt by Elliatt. Jacket by RtA. Shoes by Tamara Mellon. Earrings by Melinda Maria. Ring by APM Monaco.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

When Luke Cage ended, Simone Missick taped an audition from her basement and landed on Netflix once again, this time as seasoned bounty hunter Trepp on the sci-fi series Altered Carbon, set 400 years in the future.

Simone Missick gets reflective

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a blue paisley top and black sequined skirt.

Top by Elie Mae. Skirt by Roseanna. Shoes by Aldo. Earrings by APM Monaco. Ring, Missick's own.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

"Thank God for Shonda Rhimes and Kerry Washington and Viola Davis. Had it not been for Kerry, and Viola with her Oscar showing you what was what, we would not have these opportunities," says Simone Missick of her chance, as an African American woman, to lead a primetime network TV series.

So many mentors

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a sheer purple and patterned dress.

Dress by Eckhaus Latta. Earrings by Melinda Maria.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

To prepare for her role as Lola Carmichael, Simone Missick tells Watch!, she studied up on Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as well as the fiery and recently retired Wayne County, Michigan circuit court judge Vonda Evans.

Breaking down barriers

All Rise star Simone Missick wears an embroidered jacket and pants in a garishly reflective tiled corner.

Suit by Winonah. Top by Zara. Shoes by Aldo. Earrings by COS. Ring by APM Monaco.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Thanks to the 2019 midterms, which saw 19 African American women elected to Houston-area judiciary posts, All Rise is feeling especially current, says Simone Missick. "We have never seen a black woman on TV like this, and I relish being able to do it."

READ MORE: Get A Tour Of Simone Missick's Hometown Of Detroit

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Photography by Cliff Lipson.


From poised and playful NCIS: Los Angeles star Daniela Ruah to the endearing Blue Bloods clan, we've gathered some striking snapshots of your favorite stars that we are much obliged to know. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Melody Thomas Scott, especially when she dazzles as Daytime royalty

Melody Thomas Scott in a vibrant yellow dress by an inground pool Photography by Andrew Eccles.

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Missy Peregrym, especially when she welcomes us into her winter wonderland

Missy Peregrym metallic gown silver gold

Photography by Tom Corbett.

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Christine Baranski, especially when she rules this photo shoot

Christine Baranski sitting in a pink suit

Photography by David Roemer.

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Ethan Peck, especially when he's in the spotlight

Actor Ethan Peck in a red tuxedo and a white tee.

Photography by Matthias Clamer.

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Cedric the Entertainer, especially when he makes photo shoots extra fun

Cedric the Entertainer gray plaid suit red hat red tie

Photography by Peggy Sirota.

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Simone Missick, especially when she kicks back in style

All Rise star Simone Missick wears an embroidered jacket in a garishly reflective tiled corner.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky.

Watch all-new episodes of All Rise on Mondays at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Sami Gayle, especially when she takes polka dots for a spin

Actress Sami Gayle wears a polka dotted outfit while posing on an antique merry-go-round.

Photography by Adrienne Raquel.

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Peter Bergman, especially when he celebrates 30 years on Y&R with a cool new photo shoot

Actor Peter Bergman poses with a pet dog under a bunch of mistletoe.

Photography by F. Scott Schafer.

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Walton Goggins, especially when he's all rugged good looks and country charm

Walton Goggins wearing a cowboy hat

Photography by Sophy Holland

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Emily Wickersham, especially when she poses just so

Emily Wickersham feathery gown with rhinestones holding a flower

Photography by Ian Derry.

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Patina Miller, especially when she stuns in a monumental shoot

Patina Miller red gown

Photography by Miller Mobley

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David Boreanaz, especially looking perfect in plaid

David Boreanaz wearing plaid shirt holding coffee cup

Photography by Cliff Lipson

A new season of SEAL Team premieres Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Alex O'Loughlin, especially when he's hot to trot

Alex O'Loughlin walking with a horse

Photography by Nino Muñoz

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Shemar Moore, especially when he shows off his washboard abs

Shemar Moore shirtless abs

Photography by Kwaku Alston

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Daniela Ruah, especially when she glams it up

Daniela Ruah flowy leopard print dress

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

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Wilmer Valderrama, especially when he's relaxed

Wilmer Valderrama laying in the sand on the beach

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

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Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo, especially when they're fashionable and fearless

Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo in glamorous gowns

Photography by Kristian Schuller.

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The cast of Evil, especially when they glam it up

Actors Katja Herbers, Aasif Mandvi, and Mike Colter of the show Evil poses on the top of a hotel.

Photography Williams + Hirakawa.

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Sonequa Martin-Green, especially when she sets phasers to stun

Sonequa Martin-Green wearing chunky acrylic jewelry

Photography by Marie H. Rainville

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Sean Murray, especially when he has all the luck

Sean Murray at a craps table

Photography by Tom Corbett.

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Carrie Ann Inaba, especially when she tries a breathtaking look

Carrie Ann Inaba in a pink and white flowing dress against a bank of ornate mirrors.

Photography by Marc Baptiste.

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Zeeko Zaki, especially when he gives us those smoldering eyes

Acto Zeeko Zaki  smolders against a tangle of nautical equipment.

Photography by Dario Calmese.

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Blue Bloods, especially when they bond on family road trips

Family in vintage Jeep Wagoneer

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

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Stephen Colbert, especially when he shares the spotlight with a furry friend

Photography by David Needleman.

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Iain Armitage, Raegan Revord, and Montana Jordan, especially if they stay this cute forever

Kids in formal wear Iain Armitage, Raegan Revord, and Montana Jordan

Photography by Cliff Lipson

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Lucy Liu, especially when she knows our cup o' tea

Lucy Liu holding a cup of tea in bed smiling

Photography by Ruven Afanador.

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Bridget Moynahan, especially when she shines in the City of Light

Bridget Moynahan in Paris

Photography by Keiron O'Connor

SEE MORE: 19 Picture-Perfect Photos Of TV Stars In Paris

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Brian Dietzen, especially when he shows off different sides of his personality

Brian Dietzen posing in a library holding books

Photography by Christopher Ross

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LL COOL J, especially when he shows his artistic side

LL COOL J wearing hat and blue shirt

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

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Allison Janney, especially when she looks luxe in a tux

Allison Janney in a tuxedo

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

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Michael Weatherly, especially when he brings the party

Michael Weatherly standing on a couch with women and confetti

Photography by Ian Derry.

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James Wolk, especially when he shares his musical talents

James Wolk sitting on blanket playing ukulele

Photography by Andy Marx.

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The endearing Blue Bloods clan, especially their traditional Reagan family dinners

Blue Bloods cast sitting at a dining table

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

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Photography by Nino Muñoz.

Over the years, many of your favorite NCIS stars have done some amazing photo shoots with Watch like handsome Wilmer Valderrama (above) heating things up in Honolulu.

Check out these stunning glamour shots of the actors, including Mark Harmon, Sean Murray, Brian Dietzen, Emily Wickersham, and Rocky Carroll.

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Mark Harmon, ever the cool cat.

Mark Harmon stands against a glass brick wall.

Photography by Art Streiber

Mark Harmon strikes a pensive pose.

Mark Harmon poses in a blue shirt and stares piercingly.

Photography by Art Streiber

Brian Dietzen is the snazziest.

Brian Dietzen poses in a navy suit and checked blue shirt.

Photography by Ian Derry.

Tea time with Emily Wickersham.

Emily Wickersham suits on a patio wearing an elegant red dress while having tea.

Photography by Ian Derry.

Emily Wickersham in the wild.

Emily Wickersham wears a vibrant patterened dress in this triple image set deep in the woods.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Here comes Emily Wickersham.

Emily Wickersham in lingerie as she bursts through a door with a huge grin.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

There are two sides to every Brian Dietzen.

Brian Dietzen in a dual image posing in an overstuffed private library.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Brian Dietzen hangs out.

Brian Dietzen in a dual image in side a gated foyer of a mansion.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Emily Wickersham looking striking.

Emily Wickersham in a plumed and sequined dress holding a flower.

Photography by Ian Derry.

Brian Dietzen is suited for the occasion.

Brian Dietzen  reclines against a red padded headboard on a grey bedspread while wearing a suit.

Photography by Ian Derry.

Emily Wickersham takes it breezy.

Emily Wickersham  poses in a blue skirt and top while on a balcony overlooking a port.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Emily Wickersham enjoys a bucolic moment.

Emily Wickersham wears a busy coat and dress and yellow galoshes combo in a wintertime vinyard.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Brian Dietzen rocks a light look.

Brian Dietzen strolls down a street in a light colored suit and overcoat.

Photography by Ian Derry.

Emily Wickersham is down with the gown.

Emily Wickersham stands in an elegant dining room wearing a flowing and frilly dark blue dress.

Photography by Ian Derry.

Emily Wickersham looks vivacious in violet.

Emily Wickersham wears a purple dress in front of a vibrant flowering bush.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Emily Wickersham is all about the wedges.

Emily Wickersham wears a belted dress and enormous platform heels.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Hats off to Emily Wickersham for a beautiful portrait.

Emily Wickersham poses in a flowing dress and sunhat in front of a full-length mirror.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Emily Wickersham simply smolders.

Emily Wickersham sits in front of a fireplaces in a 20's style flapper-esque dress.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Emily Wickersham knows how to relax.

Emily Wickersham lays on a bed in a cream colored dress.

Photography by Ian Derry.

Rocky Carroll, ever dapper in this black and white photo.

Black and white image of Rocky Carroll backstage.

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Rocky Carroll is ready for his close-up.

Rocky Carroll in a black and white portrait in a linen suit and shirt combination.

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

What's not to love about Sean Murray?

Sean Murray stands in the 'O' of a giant Love sculture.

Photography by Tom Corbett.

Sean Murray suits up for night out on the town.

Sean Murray wears a tuxedo in a black and white image.

Photography by Tom Corbett.

Sean Murray is a VIP in Las Vegas.

Sean Murray poses with two showgirls in a Las Vegas photo.

Photography by Tom Corbett.

Sean Murray has all the luck.

Sean Murray reclines ona  bed covered in cash and casino chips.

Photography by Tom Corbett.

It's smooth sailing for Wilmer Valderrama!

Wilmer Valderrama operates a catamaran.

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

Wilmer Valderrama is a babe on the beach.

Wilmer Valderrama broods on a beach covered in sun chairs.

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

Wilmer Valderrama makes a splash in Hawaii.

Wilmer Valderrama rises fully dressed from a swimming pool.

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

First class all the way for Wilmer Valderrama!

Wilmer Valderrama smiles from a First-class passenger seat on an airliner.

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

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Photo Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS.

By Nate Millado

As team captain on CBS' sports-comedy hybrid Game On!, Super Bowl champ Rob Gronkowski isn't afraid to poke fun at himself—especially for a laugh. Each week, Gronk and tennis legend Venus Williams—along with their "ride-or-die" teammates, comedians Bobby Lee and Ian Karmel—compete in over-the-top athletic challenges. Hilarity ensues! Check out this highlight reel of Gronk in action.

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That Time Gronk Had A Baby

Gronk experiences simulated labor pains with the help of a birthing simulator attached to his abdomen

Gronk gets a dose of labor pain with the help of a birthing simulator.

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After Rob Gronkowski confidently brags that he could absolutely handle the pain of childbirth—as the audience loudly jeers—Game On! host Keegan-Michael Key calls his bluff. Key challenges Gronk to get into a birthing simulator that mimics labor pains by zapping electrical impulses to electrodes attached to his abdomen. Gronk proves he isn't a big baby after all, and ultimately earns the point. But Key definitely made him work for it!

That Time Gronk Did Ribbon Gymnastics

If you think football players can't be graceful, then you haven't seen Gronkowski slip into a unitard and dance with a ribbon! Gronk takes the floor in front of a panel of judges and performs a too-good-to-be-real routine set to Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is." Perfect 10s across the board, if you ask us!

That Time Gronk Horsed Around

Gronk and the Game On regulars race plush mechanical horses around the set

Venus Williams, Ian Karmel, Rob Gronkowski, Bobby Lee, and Keegan-Michael Key compete in a mechanical horse race.

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For this silly challenge, Gronk & Co. had to hop on mechanical thoroughbreds and lap a racetrack twice by "pumping and thrusting" their ponies. "Can we say that on broadcast?" Key quipped. Gronk was way ahead of his nearest competition, Venus—until his "horse" stalled right before the finish line. Slow and steady wins the race?

That Time Gronk Was A Life-Size Foosball Goalie

Gronk is strapped into a giant foosball game to serve as goalie

Gronk plays goalie in a life-size game of foosball.

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Team captains Venus and Gronk try a new sport: life-size human foosball. After being strapped in as the paddles, the two are controlled by their teammates as they attempt to score goals on each other. It's worth watching just to see Gronk spin around like a "whirling dervish," as Key described him.

That Time Gronk Double Dutched

"If human beings were meant to jump, then why does gravity exist?" asked Gronkowski's teammate Bobby Lee. Still, Gronk and Bobby bust out their Matrix moves during a Double Dutch battle with Venus and Ian, and wow the professional jump ropers. Team Gronk wins the point!

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