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Posted on Nov 26 2012

Don Cheadle is the man of the hour (Video)

Don Cheadle is a man of expensive taste. The actor flexed his modeling muscles during a cover shoot for The Hollywood Reporter magazine’s Watches supplement, wearing some of the world’s most exquisite timepieces. Some of the luxe watches previously seen on Showtime’s House of Lies—in which Cheadle was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of a relentless management... Read More »
Posted on Nov 21 2012

Lenny Kravitz set to play Marvin Gaye in Biopic

Lenny Kravitz has been tapped to play Marvin Gaye in a biopic about the legendary Motown singers’ last days, The Londoner has learned. Kravitz, who was last seen in The Hunger Games, will play a leading man for the first time if this project moves forward. The film, directed by British filmmaker Julien Temple, will center on “the final years... Read More »
Posted on Nov 21 2012

A Special Message from Sharif Atkins (Video)

When asked by the leadership of Share Our Strength to support an effort to feed America’s youth, USA Network star Sharif Atkins (White Collar) knew exactly how he could assist, by producing a public service announcement that might inspire others to support this very important cause. With a simple belief that “No child should grow up hungry in America,” Share Our Strength’s No... 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 19 2012

Watch ‘Lenox Avenue’ Episode 2

The second episode of Lenox Ave sees Owen (Al Thompson) and Sellars (Dorian Missck) give advice to Vaughn (Ryan Vigilant) as he ponders his future with Francesca (Christina Marcelle). Owen explains his plans for Sellars’ wedding day. Get the behind the scene scoop here: RELATED ARTICLES: Watch the First Episode of ‘Lenox Avenue’ Starring Dorian Missick and Al... Read More »
Posted on Nov 19 2012

‘A Haunted House’: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins and Cedric The Entertainer Featured in Official Movie Poster

The official poster for Michael Tiddes‘ A Haunted House has been released online via Fandango. The Marlon Wayans-led comedy, opening in theaters January 11th, is described as a spoof of all the “found-footage/documentary style” films released in recent years. The official synopsis reads: “In an outrageous send up of the Paranormal Activity movies, The Devil Inside and other “found... 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 18 2012

Watch Maia Campbell on ‘Iyanla, Fix My Life’ (Full Episode)

Life coach Iyanla Vanzant heads to Los Angeles to support actress Maia Campbell, best known for her role as Tiffany in the ’90s hit TV show In The House, who has fallen on some very hard times. Through the years, Maia has struggled with addiction and was publicly humiliated when shocking videos of her hit the Internet. After In... Read More »
Posted on Nov 16 2012

David Oyelowo Featured in Vogue

David Oyelowo, who currently stars in Lincoln, is featured in Vogue‘s December issue. The article touches on many topics, but it mainly addresses the plight of being black in Hollywood and Oyelowo’s meteoric rise to fame. “As a black actor,” says British-born Oyelowo, “I have an allergic reaction to playing the obligatory est friend or the peripheral detective who... Read More »
Posted on Nov 15 2012

‘Cotton Club Parade,’ Starring Joshua Henry and Glee’s Amber Riley, Opens at City Center

Joshua Henry joins Amber Riley (“Glee”), Jared Grimes and Adriane Lenox in New York City Center’s acclaimed production of Cotton Club Parade, returning for seven performances from November 14–18, 2012. (Mr. Henry replaces the previously announced Brandon Victor Dixon. Mr. Dixon is no longer available due to scheduling conflicts). Conceived by Jack Viertel and presented under the auspices of City Center’s Tony Award–winning Encores! series, Cotton Club Parade will once again be directed... 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 »