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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,” Blackactors.net 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 »
Posted on Feb 05 2013

‘The Game’s’ Charles Michael Davis Lands Key Role In ‘Vampire Diaries’ Spinoff

The upcoming pilot for “The Vampire Diaries” spinoff “The Originals” has found Klaus’ protege in one of black Hollywood’s fastest rising actors. Charles Michael Davis has been cast in a key role in the potential drama series “The Originals,” which is expected to debut on April 25 alongside the original CW drama. Davis will play Marcel, the fierce modern... Read More »
Posted on Feb 02 2013

NAACP Image Awards 2013: Red Carpet and Backstage Videos

‘Deception’ stars Meagan Good and Laz Alonso hit the red carpet. ‘Young & Restless’ stars Redaric Williams & Lamon Archey are interviewed at the 44th annual NAACP Image Awards Pre-Show Gala. Kerry Washington talks to press backstage after a night of huge wins. Tatyana Ali, Jamie Fox, Garcelle Beauvais, Laz Alonso, Alfre Woodard, and Columbus Short speak from the... Read More »
Posted on Feb 02 2013

NAACP Image Awards 2013: Red Carpet Arrival Photos

The biggest event of the year for black actors went down at the Shrine auditorium last night. Black Hollywood hit up the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards red carpet wearing their very best evening attire. Our favorites looks of the night included Emayatzy Corinealdi in a stunning plum shoulder less gown, Lance Gross in a dapper Tom Ford white... Read More »
Posted on Feb 01 2013

Adesola Osakalumi and Michelle Williams Lead ‘Fela!’ 2013 National Tour

The hit award-winning Broadway musical Fela! is bringing Africa to theaters across the U.S. starting this week with it’s latest national tour, starring Adesola Osakalumi and Michelle Williams, at the Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, DC. A triumphant and inspirational tale of courage, passion and love, Fela! is the true story of Kuti, who created a type of music,... Read More »
Posted on Jan 31 2013

First Look at Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett on the Set of ‘Black Nativity’ (PHOTOS)

The highly-anticipated musical “Black Nativity” is back on track after finding a new leading man in Oscar winner Forest Whitaker. As we reported back in September, the film was shelved after Samuel L. Jackson dropped out of the project for reasons unknown to us. However, casting has moved forward and production is currently underway in New York City. Directed by... Read More »
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