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Posted on Oct 31 2012

Romany Malco Joins Morgan Freeman in ‘Last Vegas’

Romany Malco has been cast in Jon Turteltaub‘s comedy Last Vegas, Deadline has learned. The film, which some describe as a Hang Over for old guys, will tell the story of a group of four best friends who decide to travel to Las Vegas for a wild bachelor weekend. Malco will play Lonnie, the concierge at the Palms Hotel... Read More »
Posted on Oct 31 2012

First Look at Daniel Breaker in ‘The Performers’ on Broadway (PHOTO)

Daniel Breaker (Shrek: The Musical) returns to the stage in The Performers, a new romantic comedy about life and love in the adult entertainment industry that will officially open Nov. 14 at the Longacre Theater. Breaker, who earned a Tony nomination for his role in the Broadway production of Passing Strage, will play a New York Post reporter and... Read More »
Posted on Oct 30 2012

Meagan Good’s New Show Gets a Premiere Date —Plus: ‘Smash’ Season 2 Moves to Tuesdays, ‘Community’ returns

NBC made some pretty big announcements yesterday. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the memo until today due to Hurricane Sandy’s antics. NBC has officially unveiled a premiere date for Meagan Good‘s new drama, Deception (formerly Infamous), which will debut Monday, Jan. 7 at 10/9c. Laz Alonso co-stars. Fans of Giancarlo Esposito‘s Revolution will have to wait until next year for... Read More »
Posted on Oct 29 2012

Watch the First Episode of ‘Lenox Avenue’ Starring Dorian Missick and Al Thompson

The highly buzzed web series Lenox Avenue made it’s long-awaited online debut today. Lenox Avenue follows the fast-paced metropolitan lives of Harlemite friends Owen (Al Thompson), Sellars (Dorian Missick, TNT’s Soutland), and Vaughn (Ryan Vigilant, Gossip Girl) as they learn that in relationships even with experience, there’s no playbook. The series also boosts an impressive guest starring list that... Read More »
Posted on Oct 29 2012

British actor Noel Clarke says the world isn’t ready for a black James Bond

British actor Noel Clarke (Storage 24, Kidulthood) doesn’t believe the world is ready for a black James Bond, The Sun reports. Last week, media outlets reported that Skyfall actress Naomie Harris confimred that Idris Elba had met with movie execs to allegedly discuss taking over the James Bond 007 role in a future production. Clarke doesn’t buy it, explaining:... Read More »
Posted on Oct 27 2012

First Look at Zoë Saldana as Nina Simone (Photo)

Zoe Saldana was seen this past Thursday on the set of Nina in Los Angeles. The Avatar actress, sporting dark make-up and an afro wig, received backlash after she was cast to play the titular role. The biopic tells the story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone, including her rise to fame and relationship with... Read More »
Posted on Oct 27 2012

Boris Kodjoe Wins a Lead Role in ‘Addicted’

On the heels of his co-starring role in the blockbuster Resident Evil: Retribution, Boris Kodjoe has signed on to play the leading male role in Lionsgate’s Addicted. Directed by Billie Woodruff and based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Zane, Addicted will tell the story of Zoe, a wife and mother of three enthralled in the... Read More »
Posted on Oct 26 2012

Exclusive: Vanessa Bell Calloway Discusses Upcoming Projects, Legendary Acting Career

Vanessa Bell Calloway, the actress who famously barked like a dog while jumping up and down in Coming to America, returns to the screen in a big way this season with numerous mainstream and independent projects coming out. Last year she was featured in the Image award nominated series “Hawthorne” and “Detroit 187.” This year she’s following that up... Read More »
Posted on Oct 25 2012

Garcelle Beauvais Not Returning to TNT’s ‘Franklin and Bash’ for Season 3

TNT’s Franklin and Bass has dismissed one of it’s star lawyers. Garcelle Beauvais, who played Hannah Linden, a senior partner at the Infeld Daniels law firm since the pilot episode, will not return for Season 3. Beauvais’ character was seen as the successor to current managing partner Stanton Infeld (Malcolm McDowell), but will be written out of the show.... Read More »
Posted on Oct 25 2012

‘Knock Me a Kiss,’ Starring André De Shields, Opens at Crossroads Theatre

Knock Me a Kiss, Charles Smith’s play about the brief marriage of Yolande Du Bois, daughter of W.E.B. Du Bois, will open Oct. 24 at the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick and will run through Nov. 4. Starring Tony Award nominee André De Shields as W.E.B. Du Bois — the role he created Off-Broadway — Knock Me a Kiss,... Read More »
Posted on Oct 24 2012

Theater Review: Colman Domingo charms in new play ‘Wild With Happy’

Tony nominee Colman Domingo‘s energetic play, Wild With Happy, opened last night at the newly-renovated Public Theater in New York City. Domingo plays Gil, a gay man struggling to come to terms with the unexpected death of his mother. Gil is smart, quick witted, and never fails to bite his tongue. Gil is also a man going through emotional... Read More »
Posted on Oct 24 2012

Larenz Tate, Nia Long Join Showtime’s ‘House Of Lies’ Season 2 Cast

House of Lies is setting the stage for one of the biggest reunions in modern black cinematic history. Larenz Tate and Nia Long have been cast in recurring roles on Season 2 of the Don Cheadle-led comedy series. House of Lies follows the charming, fast talking Marty Kaan (Cheadle) and his crack team of management consultants know how to... Read More »
Posted on Oct 23 2012

Halle Berry Discusses Playing Six Roles in ‘Cloud Atlas’ (VIDEO)

Halle Berry returns to the big screen with a splash (literally) in a new epic drama from the creators of The Matrix films. We’ve seen Berry crash into a body of water and hike through terrains in the new trailer for ‘Cloud Atlas.’ However, most of those who have never read the novel on which the film is based... Read More »
Posted on Oct 22 2012

Isaiah Mustafa Will Guest Star on ‘Sirens’ Pilot and ‘Nikita’ (PHOTO)

As recently reported, production on Denis Leary‘s new USA comedy pilot Sirens is moving forward in Chicago with a black co-lead. Well, today a photo was posted from the set with the show’s latest addition–the Old Spice guy. Isaiah Mustafa, the actor who starred in last year’s Charlie’s Angels flop, was photographed on the set with Kevin Daniels and... Read More »
Posted on Oct 22 2012

David Oyelowo Will Play Sugar Ray Robinson

In another fascinating example of black actors creating their own opportunities, David Oyelowo will reportedly executive produce and star in Sweet Thunder, a new biopic about legendary boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. The film, which Wil Haygood has adapted from his biography Sweet Thunder: The Life And Times Of Sugar Ray Robinson, will focus on Robinson’s early career and possibly... Read More »
Posted on Oct 19 2012

‘A Haunted House’ Trailer: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins Star in Paranormal Spoof

Young couple Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha (Essence Atkins) have just moved in to their dream house. As they settle in, they quickly find they’re not alone. But it’s not the house that’s haunted, it’s Malcolm’s girlfriend who is possessed by a demon. Malcolm hires everyone from a priest (Cedric The Entertainer) to modern day ghostbusters to rid her... Read More »