Posted on Jan 18 2013

Kearran Giovanni to Guest Star on CW’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Beauty and the Beast is adding another black character to the fold. Kearran Giovanni has landed a guest role on an upcoming episode of the CW freshman drama with the possibility to recur. Giovanni, best known for her portrayal of Dr. Vivian Wright on One Life to Live, will play Lieutenant Joe Bishop’s (Brian White) wife, Miranda. According to... Read More »
Posted on Jan 16 2013

Watch the preview trailer for Lifetime’s ‘Betty & Coretta’ (VIDEO)

Lifetime has debuted it’s first preview trailer for the upcoming original telepic Betty & Coretta. With it’s throwback cinematography, the production gives a compelling account of the lives of Dr. Betty Shabazz (Mary J Blige) and Coretta Scott King (Angela Bassett) as they develop a strong friendship following the assasinations of their husbands, Martin Luther King Jr. (Malik Yoba)... Read More »
Posted on Jan 14 2013

‘Betty & Coretta’: New Photos of Angela Bassett as Coretta Scott King and Lindsay Owen Pierre as Malcolm X

Exclusive new images from Lifetime’s upcoming TV movie Betty & Coretta have leaked online. The telepic, directed Yves Simoneau, tells the dual stories of Dr. Betty Shabazz (Mary J Blige) and Coretta Scott King (Angela Bassett) as they develop a strong bond following the assasinations of their husbands, Martin Luther King Jr. (Malik  Yoba) and Malcolm X (Lindsay Owen Pierre). “Betty & Coretta” premieres Saturday, Feb.... Read More »
Posted on Jan 11 2013

Lindsay Owen Pierre to Play Malcolm X in Lifetime’s ‘Betty & Coretta,’ Replaces Wood Harris

Lindsay Owen Pierre has taken over the role of Malcolm X in the upcoming Lifetime movie Betty & Coretta, has confirmed. Multiple sources had previously reported Wood Harris had been cast as the civil rights leader in the telepic, but for reasons currently unknown to us, we have learned he will no longer be involved in the film.... Read More »
Posted on Jan 11 2013

Cynthia Kaye McWilliams Stars in BET’s ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’

Cynthia Kaye McWilliams is recurring, opposite comedy giant Kevin Hart, on BET’s highly anticipated semi-scripted sitcom, Real Husbands of Hollywood, premiering January 15th at 10pm/9c. McWilliams, a Chicago native, brings her comedy chops to RHOH as Hart’s sharp and quick witted entertainment lawyer, Trina Shaw, whom Kevin affectionately dubs “The Big T.” She has previously landed recurring roles on... Read More »
Posted on Jan 09 2013

First official image from Lifetime’s ‘Betty & Coretta’ with Angela Bassett and Mary J. Blige (PHOTO)

Here’s your exclusive first look at Golden Globe® Award-winner and Academy Award®-nominee Angela Bassett and nine-time Grammy®-winning recording artist Mary J. Blige in the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie “Betty & Coretta”. The film, premiering Saturday, February 2 at 8/7c, will tell the dual real-life stories of Coretta Scott King (Bassett) and Dr. Betty Shabazz (Blige) as they create an unbreakable life-long bond... Read More »
Posted on Jan 09 2013

Derek Luke to play civil rights activist in FX’s ‘The Americans’

FX’s The Americans has found it’s black political tie-in character. Derek Luke has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming first season of the 1980s-set Soviet-era drama starring the Kerri Russell and Matthew Rhys as KGB spies posing as Americans. Luke will play Gregory, a civil rights activist-turned-KGB asset. His romantic past with Elizabeth Jennings (Russell) complicates... Read More »
Posted on Jan 09 2013

Thandie Newton in DirecTV’s ‘Rouge’ Trailer (VIDEO)

A trailer for DIRECTV’s original suspense-drama series “Rogue,” starring Thandie Newton (Mission Impossible 2, Crash) and Marton Csokas (The Debt, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), has made it’s way online and it looks pretty kick ass. “Rogue” revolves around Grace (Newton), a morally and emotionally-conflicted undercover detective who is tormented by the possibility that her... Read More »
Posted on Jan 08 2013

Joshua Henry Lands Recurring Role on ‘Army Wives’

Joshua Henry has joined the upcoming seventh season cast of Lifetime’s “Army Wives” in a recurring role, Deadline has learned. Henry will have the option of becoming a series regular if the show gets picked up for an eighth season. The casting news comes just one week after Henry was named one of’s top 10 performers of 2012.... Read More »
Posted on Jan 07 2013

Jaimie Cepero’s Ellis May Return to ‘Smash’ reports that television’s most hated character ‘Ellis,’ played by actor Jaimie Cepero, may still appear on the upcoming second season of NBC’s Smash following his unconfirmed departure from the show last year . “Someone tipped off the government about where I’ve been getting the money to fund the show,” says Angelica Houston’s character in the Season 2 preview trailer. Could the person she speaks of be... Read More »
Posted on Jan 03 2013

Jennifer Hudson Stuns on Cover of Entertainment Weekly

Jennifer Hudson is truly becoming a glamorous Hollywood starlet. The Oscar winning actress graces Entertainment Weekly’s Jan. 11th “Winter TV Preview” issue, featuring Smash co-stars Megan Hilty and Katherine McPhee. “Smash” is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common... Read More »
Posted on Jan 03 2013

First Look at Freema Agyeman in CW’s ‘The Carrie Diaries’ (VIDEO)

Freema Agyeman appears in newly released clips from the upcoming CW series The Carrie Diaries. The show is being billed as a Sex and the City prequel that follows Carrie Bradshaw during her teen years, back in the 1980s when she was still in high school and just starting out along the path of dramatic romantic encounters and high... Read More »
Posted on Dec 31 2012

Top 10 Best Performances of 2012

It’s that time of the year again when we reflect on the top 10 best performances by a black actor in film, television and theater projects released over the past year. editors, writers and contributors have come up with a list of names who we honestly, whole heartedly believe gave the most compelling performances of 2012. Our list... Read More »
Posted on Dec 20 2012

Wendell Pierce Joins Michael J Fox’s Sitcom as Series Regular

Wendell Pierce has been cast as a series regular in Michael J Fox’s as-yet-untitled NBC sitcom, which already received a 22-episode pickup for next fall. The series, based on Fox’s real life,  will center on Mike Burnaby, a husband and father struggling with Parkinson’s Disease in New York City. Pierce will play Fox’s boss at a local TV station. His character  is described as a  “slick, twice divorced man.” According to Deadline, “Pierce... Read More »
Posted on Dec 17 2012

Watch the First Full Episode of Meagan Good’s ‘Deception’ (VIDEO)

When wealthy socialite and notorious party girl Vivian Lawson is found dead of an overdose, no one is really surprised. The heiress to the Lawson pharmaceutical empire has been tabloid fodder for years: wild, pretty, privileged… and now dead at the age of 32. But for FBI agent Will Moreno (Laz Alonso), things don’t add up with this suspicious... Read More »
Posted on Dec 17 2012

Steve Harris Lands Role in TNT Drama Pilot ‘Legends’

Steve Harris is gearing up to co-star in TNT’s drama pilot Legends, Deadline has learned exclusively.    Legends, based on the novel by Robert Littell, centers on Martin Odum (Sean Bean), a deep-cover CIA operative who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job.  The pilot  will be executive produced by Homeland‘s Howard Gordon and produced... Read More »
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