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Posted on Mar 11 2013

‘After Earth’ Trailer #2: Will Smith, Jaden Smith and Sophie Okonedo plan a family voyage

The full-length second trailer for Columbia’s sci-fi actioner After Earth has debuted online and it looks pretty sick. The new trailer features Jaden Smith as Kitai, a futuristic “Ranger,” along with his dad, Cypher (Will Smith), as the two set out on an interplanetary excursion that goes horribly wrong. The trailer also features new footage and provides us with... Read More »
Posted on Mar 06 2013

Taye Diggs featured in ‘Got Milk?’ campaign ad

In honor of National Breakfast Week, the National Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaign is partnering with Kellogg’s and Action For Healthy Kids to help share breakfast with milk with children in need as part of the third annual Share Breakfast program. Supporting the effort is actor and father Taye Diggs, who today unveiled his first-ever Milk Mustache ad to showcase... Read More »
Posted on Mar 06 2013

Derek Luke to Co-Star in CBS drama pilot ‘Second Sight’

Derek Luke has earned another shot at a television career by landing a co-starring role in the CBS pilot Second Sight, has learned. Based on the British series by Paula Milne, Second Sight is a gothic psychological thriller about Detective Ross Tanner (Jason Lee), the lead detective with the New Orleans Police Department,  who hunts down killers while secretly battling an ocular disease that causes him to... Read More »
Posted on Mar 05 2013

Collins Pennie To Recur On ABC’s ‘Revenge’

Another mystery man from Emily’s past is making his way to “Revenge.” According to TVLine, “HawthoRNe” vet Collins Pennie will recur on the ABC series as Eli James, Emily’s (Emily VanCamp) long lost foster brother. Pennie will be making his “Revenge” debut this Sunday, March. 10 at 9/8c. In addition to “Hawthorne,” Pennie’s credits include “NCIS: Los Angeles” and... Read More »
Posted on Mar 05 2013

Paula Patton gets scammed in ‘Disconnect’ trailer

Paula Patton (Deja Vu, Jumping The Broom)  appears in the first trailer for the indie drama Disconnect. In the film, Patton plays a victim of online identity theft and the wife of an ex-marine (Alexander Skarsgard). When Patton participates in an online grief support group following the death of her baby, she and her husband become victims of credit card fraud and... Read More »
Posted on Mar 04 2013

Eamonn Walker to Guest Star as Frederick Douglass on BBC America’s ‘Copper’

BBC America’s Copper has cast it’s Frederick Douglas. Eamonn Walker has been tapped to play abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the upcoming second season of the network’s highest-rated drama series. Set in 1860s New York City, the series centers on Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones), an intense, rugged Irish-immigrant cop working the city’s notorious Five Points neighborhood and struggling to maintain... Read More »
Posted on Mar 04 2013

Omar Sy Joins ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

One of’s top performers of 2012 will make his American film debut in the ‘X-Men’ blockbuster franchise. Omar Sy (pronounced ‘see’)—best known for the French film The Intouchables—has been added to the ever-growing cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past, has learned. Director Bryan Singer announced the casting news on twitter over the past weekend. However, no... Read More »
Posted on Mar 04 2013

Jesse L. Martin to replace Lenny Kravitz in Marvin Gaye Biopic

Lenny Kravitz (The Hunger Games) will not be  playing Marvin Gaye in an upcoming biopic, Deadline reports. The singer-turned-actor will be replaced by  Jesse L. Martin (Rent) in the Julien Temple-helmed Sexual Healing, which is set to begin filming later this moth in the UK. The pic will center on “the final years of Gaye’s life in London from 1981, when... Read More »
Posted on Feb 28 2013

Michael Ealy Will Play a Robot in Fox’s Untitled Drama Pilot

J.J Abrams has found his android cop for a new futuristic series he’s producing for Fox. Michael Ealy has been tapped to play a key role in the network’s untitled action–drama pilot. The pilot is described as “an action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.” Ealy will play the android police officer who’s much more... Read More »
Posted on Feb 28 2013

Black History Month 2013 Giveaway: Win tickets to an Acting Seminar with Clifton Powell

As Black History Month comes to a close, we’re still celebrating by giving away three tickets to an acting seminar on the east coast. Hollywood actor Clifton Powell will host BEHIND THE LENZ: An Acting Marketing Seminar on March 16, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. Behind the Lenz is an informative seminar advising aspiring and working artists on the fundamentals,... Read More »
Posted on Feb 26 2013

Watch the first trailer for ‘Peeples’ Starring Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson

It’s been a long time coming, but the first official trailer for Tina Gordon Chism‘s Peeples (previously titled We The Peeples) has finally emerged online. Peeples, written and directed by Chism, follows Wade Walker (Craig Robinson), an average guy that wants to marry his beautiful, successful girlfriend, Grace Peeples (Kerry Washington). Having never met her upper-crust family, Wade crashes... Read More »
Posted on Feb 26 2013

‘Downton Abbey’ to introduce it’s first black character

Dowton Abbey is on the verge of diversifying it’s cast by adding a black character into the mix. The upcoming season of the Emmy Award-winning period drama will feature it’s first black cast member, has learned. According to British tabloid  The Sun, a casting notice was sent out to top agents searching for  a black actor in their late 20s to portray a Jazz singer named Jack Ross. The notice describes the character... Read More »
Posted on Feb 25 2013

Black History Month 2013 Giveaway: Win an Acting Lesson with a celebrity acting coach is offering two of our twitter followers a chance to win acting lessons at Marishka Phillips Theatrical Preparatory in Los Angeles and New York City. The Marishka Phillips Theatrical Preparatory is the brain-child of Marishka S. Phillips, celebrity/spiritual acting coach. The school is a nurturing environment that caters to all creative artists seeking to heighten their awareness, allowing... Read More »
Posted on Feb 24 2013

Oscars 2013: Red Carpet Arrivals

The best and brightest of Black Hollywood hit up the red carpet at the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Tonight, the Oscars, hosted by “Family Guy” writer Seth MacFarlane, was broadcast live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Chris Tucker, Zoe Saldana and Naomie Harris were some of the talented black actors who... Read More »
Posted on Feb 22 2013

Lamorne Morris spoofs Sam Jackson in ‘Django Unchained’ (VIDEO)

“Django 2Chainz” – YouTube’s first sketch film – is a brand new parody of Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar nominated film Django Unchained. The 13-minute comedic parody features a lively young cast, including Lamorne Morris (New Girl), Bresha Webb (Weeds), Lyman Johnson (Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl), Aleksander Ristic and YouTube phenomenon Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor. Written, directed and executive-produced by... Read More »
Posted on Feb 21 2013

Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones join Fox’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ pilot

Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones have been cast in “Sleepy Hollow,” Fox’s supernatural thriller series pilot from Star Trek Into Darkness writers Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci. Beharie, whose breakout role was playing Michael Fassbender’s lover in the 2011 erotic feature Shame, will play female lead Abbie Archer, the local town sheriff who teams up with an 18th century... Read More »
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