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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 13 2012

‘Django Unchained’: Jamie Foxx Looks Tough In New Poster

A brand new poster for Quentin Tarantino‘s spaghetti western Django Unchained has been released online—and there’s no noose anywhere in sight! The new poster, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, features a grimacing Jamie Foxx alongside the two other main characters. Foxx, who won an Oscar award for his portrayal of Ray Charles in Ray, plays a freed (or kidnapped) slave... Read More »
Posted on Nov 12 2012

Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx Discuss The Movie Industry, Careers (VIDEO)

Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx sat down for The Hollywood Reporters‘ annual roundtable discussion. The actors touched spent an hour tackling a number of subjects such as the state of the male movie star, career surprises, and acting. Washington, who won a Tony award for his role in Fences, revealed that he will return to Broadway next... Read More »
Posted on Nov 12 2012

‘Lincoln’ Hollywood Premiere: David Oyelowo and Gloria Reuben add a splash of color (PHOTOS)

British actor David Oyelowo and Gloria Reuben attended the Hollywood premiere of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln at the AFI film festival held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre over the past weekend. The film, directed by Spielberg, focuses on the last moments of President Lincoln’s life before he was assassinated for freeing slaves. The film reportedly received a standing ovation and positive... Read More »
Posted on Nov 12 2012

Will Quvenzhané Wallis win an Oscar?

Oscar buzz surrounding Quvenzhané Wallis‘ strong performance as Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild has landed her smack dab on the cover of the Los Angeles Times’ Award Season Preview issue of The Envelope. The 9-year old is now considered a favorite to be nominated for a lead actress Academy Award. Journalist John Horn sat down with Wallis,... Read More »
Posted on Nov 08 2012

First Look at ‘Blackcta,’ Nathaniel Martello-White’s play about black actors, now playing at London’s Young Vic

British actor Nathaniel Martello-White‘s new play Blackta, which runs through Nov. 24 at the Young Vic in London, sheds light on the experiences black actors face in the United Kingdom. Most of the experiences and themes examined in Blackta include an overwhelming lack of opportunities for black actors and intense competition. “I think Blackta is looking at the collective... Read More »
Posted on Nov 07 2012

‘They Die by Dawn’ Trailer: Michael K Williams, Jesse Williams and a Ton of Black Actors Duke It Out In Western Short

The official trailer for Jeymes Samuels‘ western short, They Die By Dawn, was released today and it’s pretty hot! The half-hour film features a star-studded ensemble cast of black actors that include Michael K Williams, Isaiah Washington, Nate Parker, and Bookem Woodbine as four outlaws who descend on a small town in the 1800s. The film also features Jesse... Read More »
Posted on Nov 07 2012

Fundraising: Dorian Missick, Dondre Whitfield and Mekia Cox in ‘The Other Side of Love’

Some incredible talents are coming together to raise funds on Kickstarter for The Other Side of Love, a new film and web series featuring an established cast of multicultural actors. The Other Side of Love, directed by Billie Woodruff (Honey, Beauty Shop), is a dramedy with an ensemble cast that explores the complex realities of love and marriage as... Read More »
Posted on Nov 06 2012

Chris Tucker marks return to the big screen in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ (Photos)

Chris Tucker makes his return to the big screen this month in the highly-buzzed dramedy Silver Linings Playbook. The film, directed by Oscar nominee David O Russell (The Fighter), follows the story of Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper), a former teacher who moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets... 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 Nov 02 2012

Post Hurricane Sandy: What’s playing on and off-Broadway this weekend?

*This post will be updated regularly. The wrath of Hurricane Sandy has interrupted most of the productions on and off-Broadway and a lot of regional productions in the North East. The theater community is slowly coming back with several Broadway, Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway productions scheduled for this weekend. Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, released... Read More »
Posted on Nov 01 2012

‘The Best Man’ Sequel Set for 2013 Release

It’s official! The follow-up to the hit 1999 wedding drama The Best Man is officially coming to theaters next year. Universal gave the project the greenlight last year. Now,  the studio has set a date for the release of the new film : November 15, 2013.  No word yet on whether the entire original cast will return, but we’re told it’s pretty likely. Malcolm... Read More »
Posted on Nov 01 2012

Will Smith Could Have Played Neo In ‘The Matrix’

Did you know Will Smith was the top pick to play Neo in “The Matrix”? He turned down the role to make “Wild Wild West,” so Keanu Reeves was given the part. Smith also admitted he felt the filmmakers were being “too ambitious” and “didn’t think they could do it.” He would change his mind, saying, “that’s probably the only... Read More »
Posted on Oct 31 2012

First Look: Morris Chestnut on set of ‘Kick Ass 2’

Morris Chestnut recently posted a photo of himself from the set of Kick Ass 2: Balls To The Wall. As previously reported, Chestnut landed a role in the sequel and will play a detective who serves as a guardian to Chloe Mortez‘s Hit Girl character. The role was originally played by Middle of Nowhere‘s Omari Hardwick in the first... Read More »