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Posted on Feb 21 2013

Black History Month 2013 Giveaway: Win a $50 Movie Theater Gift Card

Our third giveaway offers readers a chance to win a $50 AMC gift card. The card can be redeemed at any AMC movie theater in the United States (including AMC Showplace, Loew’s, Magic Johnson, Cineplex Odeon & Star) for the purchase of movie tickets, food and beverages, or  just about anything else.  To enter, follow Blackactors on Twitter ( and re-tweet our black history giveaway tweets.  Void where prohibited by law. Enter... Read More »
Posted on Feb 20 2013

Audra McDonald Guest Stars on ‘The Good Wife’

Audra McDonald will guest-star on CBS’ “The Good Wife” next month, and we have the first images from her appearance. McDonald will appear on the March 10 episode as Alicia’s frienemy from law school. In the episode, titled “Runnin’ with the Devil,” jailed drug dealer Lemond Bishop (Mike Colter) requests that Alicia (Julianna Margulies) work with lawyer Charles Lester,... Read More »
Posted on Feb 18 2013

Black History Month Giveaway 2013: Win ‘Roots’ 30th Anniversary DVD Box Set

Our second giveaway is for Alex Haley’s “Roots,” which celebrates it’s 30th year anniversary with the re-release of  the groundbreaking mini-series in a 7-disc special edition DVD box set. This award-winning six-part historical epic was one of the first examples of the miniseries format and one of the highest-rated television programs in broadcasting history. Based on the best-selling novel by author Haley, Roots chronicles the... Read More »
Posted on Feb 18 2013

‘Olympus Has Fallen’: Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett featured in character posters

Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett appear in newly unveiled characters posters from Antoine Fuqua‘s upcoming White House thriller Olympus Has Fallen. “Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.”... Read More »
Posted on Feb 18 2013

Eisa Davis, Russell G. Jones and Crystal A. Dickinson Star in Horizon’s ‘The Call’

The  Playwrights Horizon production of Tanya Barfield‘s ‘The Call’ begins previews March 22. Opening night is April 14. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the African adoption drama features Eisa Davis, Russell G. Jones, Crystal A. Dickinson, Kelly AuCoin and Kerry Butler. Part of the 2012/2013 season slate, producers describe “The Call” as such: “When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child... Read More »
Posted on Feb 15 2013

Black History Month Giveaway 2013: Win a ‘Beautiful Creatures’ prize pack

It’s Black History Month and we’re rolling out our annual giveaway sweepstakes with a prize pack from the new Warner Bros. feature film Beautiful Creatures, which is currently playing in theaters nationwide. We’ve been provided with gifts for two lucky readers. Prizes include a soft back “Beautiful Creatures” novel with an exclusive poster, and a canvas messenger bag. Viola Davis plays Amma, a South Carolina housekeeper with supernatural... Read More »
Posted on Feb 14 2013

Don Cheadle’s ‘Iron Man 3’ Character Poster Debuts

Don Cheadle is officially a badass! Marvel Studios just released a brand new ‘Iron Man 3’ character poster featuring Cheadle as Iron Patriot. Cheadle plays James Rhodes, a colonel in the U.S. Airforce and a jet pilot. He’s also Tony Stark/Iron Man’s (Robert Downey Jr.) best friend. If this new poster is any indication, it looks like Cheadle has an increased role in the sequel... Read More »
Posted on Feb 12 2013

Stage and screen star Ben Vereen to teach master class in Hoboken next week

HOBOKEN — Broadway star Ben Vereen will be holding a two-part master class for budding musical performers who are destined for the stage. Rehearsals for students of at least 15 years old will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at Garden Street School of the Performing Arts Dance Studio at 1018 Washington St., Second floor, followed by... Read More »
Posted on Feb 12 2013

Andre Braugher Joins Fox’s Untitled Cop Comedy

You can’t keep a talented black actor down for long. Andre Braugher has landed a co-starring role in FOX’s untitled cop comedy from the creators of “Parks and Recreation,” has learned. The series will follow a group of “diverse” detectives who form an odd family in a precinct in a sketchy neighborhood of New York City. Braugher, who... Read More »
Posted on Feb 11 2013

Gabrielle Union, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Adepero Oduye Star in Fashion Film ‘The Door’

Some of Hollywood’s most celebrated young black starlets came together for Ava DuVernay‘s The Door, the fifth installment from Italian fashion brand Miu Miu’s “Women’s Tale” short film series. The film, directed by Ava DuVernay, sees Gabrielle Union as a woman devastated by what seems to be a broken engagement. Her strong female support system encourages her to get... Read More »
Posted on Feb 11 2013

Quvenzhané Wallis covers JET Magazine, Currently in talks for ‘Annie’ role

Quvenzhané Wallis, the youngest-ever Best Actress nominee, graces the Feb. 25 cover of JET magazine. In the magazine, Wallis discusses her breakout role in the wildly popular indie feature Beasts of the Southern Wild, her instant fame, and maintaining her childhood while navigating through Hollywood. Also, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Wallis is currently in talks to star in... Read More »
Posted on Feb 08 2013

Kerry Washington Covers EBONY (Photo/Video)

The incredibly talented (and beautiful) Kerry Washington graces the March 2013 issue of Ebony and she looks amazing!. Washington, who stars as crisis manager Olivia Pope in ABC’s Scandal, spoke with EBONY about her controversial role in the series. “In her professional life, she is so powerful and is this self-made woman,” says Washington. “But in personal life,... Read More »
Posted on Feb 08 2013

The cast of “Roots” responds to Quentin Taratino’s criticism (VIDEO)

Members of the cast of Alex Haley’s “Roots” appeared on “The Wendy Williams Show” this week to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the legendary miniseries and to promote the new PBS special, Pioneers of Television. Levar Burton, Ben Vereen, Lesley Uggams and Oscar winner Louis Gossett, Jr. discussed life after the series, and also responded to director Quentin Tarantino‘s... Read More »
Posted on Feb 08 2013

Kerry Washington learns choreography for a whipping scene in new image from ‘Django Unchained’

The Scene: A flashback, in which Django (Jamie Foxx) fails to convince the Brittle brothers not to whip his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). Behind the Scene: “The style is wildly different than the majority of sequences within Django Unchained,” cinematographer Robert Richardson tells  AwardsLine. “When Quentin talked to me of the scene, he asked that we shoot with two cameras, which is quite rare... Read More »
Posted on Feb 07 2013

‘Motown: The Musical’: Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry Cast as Young Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder

Broadway’s Motown: The Musical has found it’s young Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy. Child actors/singers Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry have joined the robust cast of Motown: The Musical, which will begin previews March 11 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Luke and Mawry will make their Broadway debut in the production that tells the career and life... Read More »
Posted on Feb 07 2013

Watch David Oyelowo track down a terrorist in ‘Complicit’ preview trailer

The preview trailer for UK’s Channel 4 upcoming telepic Complicit has hit the web and one thing is clear—this is a serious drama about terrorism. The drama, directed by Niall McCormickm, will see David Oyelowo as an MI5 agent facing a moral dilemma when he tracks down a suspected terrorist. The official synopsis reads: In fighting the War on... Read More »
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