Posted on Oct 20 2016   Theater

Todrick Hall to Join Broadway’s ‘Kinky Boots’

He will replace Alan Mingo Jr. as drag queen Lola, who will depart the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on October 30. Read More »
Posted on Oct 19 2016

Lyriq Bent Joins Cast of Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Series

Lyric Bent has been cast in a leading role in the Netflix original series She Gotta Have It. Read More »
Posted on Oct 17 2016

‘Goliath’ Star Gilbert Owuor Lands Role in Netflix Thriller ‘Mute’

The film will premiere on Netflix in 2017. Read More »
Posted on Oct 12 2016

‘Moonlight’ Trailer: Trevante Rhodes, André Holland Star in Coming-of-Age Drama

The trailer for the critically acclaimed drama Moonlight offers a look at African-American life from a perspective that has rarely been explored in great detail. Based on the play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the film follows Trevante Rhodes (“If Loving You Is Wrong”) as Chiron, a young black man coming to terms with... Read More »
Posted on Oct 12 2016

Tommy Ford, ‘Martin’ actor, Dies at 52

Tommy Ford, the actor who famously portrayed Tommy on the hit comedy series “Martin,” has passed away. He was 52. Ford, a veteran actor with more than 80 film credits to his name, died Wednesday at a hospital in Atlanta following complications from a knee surgery. In the movies, Ford appeared in Kid ‘n’ Play’s 1992 classic Class Act,... Read More »
Posted on Oct 11 2016

First Look at Idris Elba in ‘The Dark Tower’ (Video)

An unfinished trailer for Idris Elba‘s new fantasy drama The Dark Tower  has been leaked online. The official trailer is rumored to debut around Christmas. Based on the Steven King book series, The Dark Tower follows a gunslinger (Elba) on a mission to save the world by locating The Dark Tower, which is described as a nexus of the universe. The film also... Read More »
Posted on Oct 01 2016

Nia Long Joins Netflix’s ‘Dear White People’ Series

Nia Long has joined the cast of Netflix’s ‘Dear White People,’ a comedy series based on filmmaker Justin Simien’s critically-acclaimed, Sundance award-winning satirical indie film of the same name. Set among a diverse group of students of color as they navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college where racial tensions are often swept under the rug, ‘Dear White People’... Read More »
Posted on Sep 29 2016

Denzel Washington Talks ‘Magnificent Seven’ on Good Morning America (Video)

The Academy Award-winning actor was live in Times Square to discuss his role in the remake of the classic western. Read More »
Posted on Sep 29 2016

BET’s ‘The New Edition Story’ Super Trailer Debuts

BET has released a super trailer for their three-part biopic, The New Edition Story, which documents the rise of the legendary 1980s R&B group that launched the careers of Bobby Brown and Bell Biv DeVoe. The film will star Woody McClain as Brown, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray (Empire) as Michael Bivins, singer Luke James as Johnny Gill, Elijah Kelley (The... Read More »
Posted on Sep 28 2016

Jesse Williams Explains Why You Should Vote (PSA Video)

Jesse Williams (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is not playing any games this election year. After delivering one of the most riveting speeches in modern times at the BET Awards back in July, Williams is taking full advantage of his social influence by speaking out in a new PSA to encourage Americans to vote in the upcoming presidential election. “You say, ‘vote,’ and someone... Read More »
Posted on Sep 27 2016

Denzel Washington, Viola Davis Star in ‘Fences’ Trailer

Paramount has released the first dramatic trailer for Denzel Washington‘s big screen adaptation of Fences, based on August Wilson’s Tony award-winning play about struggle in the 1950s. In the trailer, Washington reprises his Tony award-winning role as Troy Maxson, a promising baseball star turned garbage collector, who clashes with his son Cory (Jovan Adepo) over their strained relationship. Viola... Read More »
Posted on Sep 26 2016

New ‘Luke Cage’ Trailer Unleashes Mahershala Ali and Alfre Woodard

Luke Cage is this year’s most radical superhero series simply because the lead characters are all black folks, which means Marvel Studios had to get it right. In the series, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) is an ex-con trying to rebuild his life after a botched experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin — and the show’s latest... Read More »
Posted on Sep 24 2016

Bill Nunn, ‘Do the Right Thing’ actor, dies at 62

Bill Nunn, the actor who rose to fame as “Radio Raheem” in Spike Lee‘s 1989 film Do the Right Thing, died Saturday in Pittsburg, according to the director. He was 62. Lee made the announcement in a tribute to the actor on Instagram. “My Dear Friend, My Dear Morehouse Brother- Da Great Actor Bill Nunn As Most Of You Know... Read More »
Posted on Sep 21 2016

Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall to Star in Netflix’s ‘Naked’

Netflix announced today it has greenlit the film Naked, starring Marlon Wayans (White Chicks, Scary Movie) and Regina Hall (Think Like A Man, About Last Night). Based on the Swedish film, Naken, the romantic comedy reunites Wayans with director Michael Tiddes (A Haunted House, Fifty Shades of Black) and is written by Wayans, Cory Koller, and Rick Alvarez. “The... Read More »
Posted on Sep 18 2016

Sterling K. Brown Wins First Emmy for ‘The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story’

It’s official! American Crime Story‘s Sterling K. Brown is an Emmy winner! The actor, who has been praised by critics and fans for his work as prosecutor Christopher Darden on FX’s The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, took home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie during Sunday’s 68th annual Emmy Awards.... Read More »
Posted on Sep 18 2016

Courtney B. Vance Wins Emmy for ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Courtney B. Vance took home his first ever Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as attorney Johnnie Cochran in The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story. Vance, who won a Tony award this year for his role in Broadway’s Lucky Guy, gave enthusiactially thanked colleagues and his family, including... Read More »
Posted on Aug 15 2016

‘Hidden Figures’ Trailer: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe break barriers

20th Century Fox released the first trailer for the new film Hidden Figures. The film, directed by Theodore Melfi, tells the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the... Read More »
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