Posted on Dec 17 2012

Gabourey Sidibe To Host ‘AfroPoP’ Documentary Series

Gabourey Sidibe steps into a new role this winter as host of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, an innovative documentary series highlighting contemporary life, art and pop culture in the African Diaspora. Best known for her Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated depiction of “Precious” in the Lee Daniels film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, Sidibe also made... Read More »
Posted on Nov 30 2012

Set Photo Roundup: Michael K Williams in ‘Robocop,’ Kevin Hart in ‘Ride Along,’ Boris Kodjoe in ‘Addicted’ and more

Here’s a roundup of set photos and official stills from the latest film and television productions.  Idris Elba is back on the UK set of his hit show Luther. Tyrese Gibson is in the middle of nowhere filming Fast and Furious 6 with some heavy machinery. Morgan Freeman poses for the first official image from his upcoming comedy Last Vegas. Some describe... Read More »
Posted on Nov 28 2012

Nick Cannon Lands First-Look Deal with NBC

Nick Cannon‘s hosting gig on NBC’s Americas Got Talent has opened a wealth of opportunities in television for the actor and producer. Cannon, who also stars in NBC’s Up All Night, has signed a first-look production deal with the network that will allow him to develop scripted and unscripted shows under his NCredible Entertainment banner. Under the new pact,... Read More »
Posted on Nov 26 2012

Black James Bond? David Oyelowo Joins the Secret Service in ‘Complicit’ (Photos)

Move over, Idris! We may have found the black James Bond. While he’s not quite meeting with Bond executives, British actor David Oyelowo is rising to the occasion with a more public audition—filming a new telepic as a secret service agent in Guy Hibbert’s Complicit. Many Rivers Films announced last week that principal photography on the action thriller Complicit... Read More »
Posted on Nov 20 2012

Chad Coleman to play Tyreese on ‘The Walking Dead’

Just two weeks after the untimely death of T Dog—formerly The Walking Dead‘s sole black male character—comes news of another black guy joining the fray. Chad Coleman has been cast to play Tyreese in the hit zombie series based on the comics created by Robert Kirkman, TVLine has confirmed. Tyreese was a central figure in the comics, and it... Read More »
Posted on Nov 20 2012

‘Smash’ Season 2: First Look at Jennifer Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr., Sheryl Lee Ralph and Jesse L Martin in new preview

Hold the phone! NBC’s “Smash” is pulling out all the stops in a new first look video preview for it’s second season. From Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson in full-out glamour to new series regular Leslie Odomr Jr. revving up the drama—the new season looks sensational. Other new cast members introduced in the clip include Rent‘s Jesse L. Martin and... Read More »
Posted on Nov 19 2012

NBC Sitcom Being Developed by Kenan Thompson

It looks as though hard work is about to pay off for a very deserving former child actor. Kenan Thompson, who has worked on NBC’s SNL since 2003, is developing a sitcom for the network, according to THR. The untitled project will center on Kenan Monroe, “a guy who moves from New York to his in-laws’ house in the... Read More »
Posted on Nov 19 2012

‘White House Down’: Jamie Foxx looks presidential in new images

Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is a busy man these days. Official stills showing the actor playing a fictional US President in Roland Emmerich‘s upcoming action thriller White House Down have been released online. White House Down follows a Secret Service agent (Channing Tatum) tasked with saving the life of the U.S. President (Foxx) after the White House is overtaken... Read More »
Posted on Nov 18 2012

Jamie Foxx Set to Host ‘SNL’ Dec. 8

Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is on the comeback trail. The former In Living Color star has signed on for a new television gig: Foxx has been tapped to host the late night sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live with special musical guest NeYo on Dec. 8. Foxx, who started out as a stand up comic, previously hosted Saturday Night... Read More »
Posted on Nov 15 2012

Alimi Ballard Cast in TNT drama pilot ‘Trooper’

Alimi Ballard has joined the cast of TNT’s drama pilot “Trooper,” Deadline has learned. This could be major for Ballard as the project is from television/film vet Jerry Bruckheimer. The series will center on a recently divorced state trooper  and mother of three  (Mira Sorvino). Ballard will play Lt. Hollis Figgins, the main character’s superior officer, a savvy, sensitive man who... Read More »
Posted on Nov 15 2012

Mykelti Williamson Joins ‘Touch’ Season 2 Cast

Fox’s supernatural drama Touch will welcome a new black face to it’s second season cast. Mykelti Williamson has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming second season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The Keifer Sutherland-led drama centers on a father, who’s emotionally challenged 11-year-old son predicts the future. Williamson will play a LAPD detective, who’s described as... Read More »
Posted on Nov 14 2012

Billy Dee Williams to Guest Star on ABC’s ‘Modern Family’

Billy Dee Williams has just been tapped to guest star in an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Modern Family.” Williams will appear in the holiday episode  titled “New Year’s Eve,’ according to  EW, who first reported the news. The legendary actor will play himself in the episode and will have a run-in with Ed O’Neill‘s character Jay, who crosses paths with him during a game of cards while on... Read More »
Posted on Nov 14 2012

Eddie Murphy ‘One Night Only’ tribute airs tonight on Spike

Spike’s tribute to comedy legend Eddie Murphy airs tonight and it’s looking quite entertaining. (Note: Eddie is not dead!) The show, according to press notes, will “pay homage to Murphy’s journey from a 15-year-old aspiring comedian, to the record-breaking ‘Raw,’ which remains the highest grossing stand-up film of all time, to his indelible characters and impressions from ‘Saturday Night... Read More »
Posted on Nov 13 2012

Brandon T. Jackson cast as lead in CBS’ ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ series

 Brandon T. Jackson has officially been cast as the lead character in CBS’ Beverly Hills Cop tv spinoff, Deadline reports. It’s rumored that Eddie Murphy, the star of the Beverly Hills Cop film, recommended Jackson to play his son. As previously reported, the CBS network has committed to producing a pilot, and is one step closer with Jackson lined up. The show will be produced... Read More »
Posted on Nov 05 2012

Aisha Tyler to guest star on ‘Glee’

“The Talk” co-host and actress Aisha Tyler is headed to “Glee.” Tyler, who is known for her television work on shows like “Ghost Whisperer,” “CSI,” and of course “Friends,” is set to play the mother of New Directions newbie Jake (Jacob Artist). “Glee” director Adam Shankman tweeted a photo of himself on the Breadstix set with Tyler and Artist this week, confirming that... Read More »
Posted on Oct 30 2012

Meagan Good’s New Show Gets a Premiere Date —Plus: ‘Smash’ Season 2 Moves to Tuesdays, ‘Community’ returns

NBC made some pretty big announcements yesterday. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the memo until today due to Hurricane Sandy’s antics. NBC has officially unveiled a premiere date for Meagan Good‘s new drama, Deception (formerly Infamous), which will debut Monday, Jan. 7 at 10/9c. Laz Alonso co-stars. Fans of Giancarlo Esposito‘s Revolution will have to wait until next year for... Read More »
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