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Posted on Oct 17 2012

Watch an all new chapter of R. Kelly’s ‘Trapped In The Closet’ Starring Michael K Williams

IFC has acquired the rights to R. Kelly‘s soap opera musical, Trapped In The Closet. The mini series, narrated by Kelly, follows the dramatic lives of some very interesting characters. The cast includes Kelly as multiple characters, Michael K Williams as James, Leshay Tomlinson as Cathy, Rolando Boyce as Rufus, Kevin Douglass as Chuck, Cat Wilson as Gwendolyn, Eric... Read More »
Posted on Oct 16 2012

Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor In Nina Simone Biopic

Despite recent controversy, the Nina Simone biopic is shaping up quite nicely with the latest additions to the cast. Mike Epps has been tapped to play late comedian Richard Pryor in Nina, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Epps will star alongside Zoe Saldana, who will play the legendary singer. Pryor served as an opening act for Simone in concert... Read More »
Posted on Oct 16 2012

‘Dont Go Gentle,’ Starring Maxx Brawer and Angela Lewis, Opens Off-Broadway

Angela Lewis and Maxx Brawer star in MCC Theater production of Stephen Belber's Don't Go Gentle, which opened on Sunday, Oct 4 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre and will run through Nov 4. Read More »
Posted on Oct 16 2012

Sidney Poitier honored with Bahamas bridge renaming

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — A bridge in the Bahamas is being renamed to honor Sidney Poitier, who spent part of his childhood in the island chain east of Florida. Prime Minister Perry Christie says the Paradise Island Bridge will be rechristened as part of next month’s 40th anniversary celebration of Bahamian independence. Christie says the 88-year-old film star is being... Read More »
Posted on Oct 15 2012

‘Major Crimes’ Star Kearran Giovanni Talks Season 2 Expectations, Doing Her Own Stunts (Exclusive)

Blackactors.net caught up with the Louisiana born, Texas--raised beauty who took us behind the scenes of her new life in La La land and gave us a glimpse of what it's really like to work on a hit TV show. Read More »
Posted on Oct 15 2012

Viola Davis Talks New Film ‘Beautiful Creatures’ (Video)

Oscar nominee Viola Davis is featured in a behind-the-scenes featurette for her new film, Beautiful Creatures. The film is a supernatural coming of age teen drama based on the New York Times Bestselling novel of the same name. Davis plays Amma, a no-nonsense “seer” who serves as a mystical housekeeper of the lead male character. Amma comes from a... Read More »
Posted on Oct 15 2012

More Pics from Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’

Some interesting set photos from Lee Daniels‘ The Butler have found their way online. Production was recently completed in New Orleans, but the new pics provide more insight into what type of film we can expect it to be. From slave quarters to black panthers, this is a period piece that appears to be very ambitious. The Butler follows... Read More »
Posted on Oct 12 2012

Twinkie Is Casting: Use What You Got…To Get What You Want

Inspired by recent events, I would like to inform you all on something I’ve learned recently. A part of me cant believe that I am writing this in a blog, however, the truth shall set you FREE!! I did a workshop in New York and had a wonderful time. However, I learned that some actors are not using what... Read More »
Posted on Oct 12 2012

Kevin Daniels Lands Role on USA’s ‘Sirens’ Pilot

Kevin Daniels has been cast as a co-lead in Denis Leary‘s comedy pilot Sirens. According to Deadline, Sirens follows “three of Chicago’s best EMTs — Johnny (Michael Mosley), Hank (Daniels) and Brian (Kevin Bigley) — whose sometimes self-loathing, other times narcissistic, and always downright self-destructive personalities make them unqualified for sustaining relationships, friendships and most occupations. They are, however,... Read More »
Posted on Oct 12 2012

‘Django Unchained’: Watch the Second Trailer Starring Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington

Here’s the second trailer for the highly anticipated Quentin Tarantino slavery-western extravaganza. The new trailer offers a proper look at Jamie Foxx as Django, Kerry Washington as his wife, and Samuel L Jackson as a slave masters’ loyal servant and confidant. The official movie synopsis reads: Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars... Read More »
Posted on Oct 11 2012

Tim Meadows and Paula Newsome To Guest Star on ABC’s ‘Suburgatory’

The small suburban town of Chatswin is about to become a little more diverse with the introduction of a new family. Tim Meadows and Paula Newsome have landed roles in the upcoming second season of ABC’s comedy series “Suburgatory,” TVGuide.com has learned. “Suburgatory” follows the life of a Tessa, a teenage girl who moves from the big city to... Read More »
Posted on Oct 10 2012

Patina Miller Cast as Leading Player in ‘Pippin’ Musical

Tony Award-nominated actress Patina Miller wil return to the stage later this year as one of the leads in “Pippin,” the historic musical being revived for A.R.T (and possibly Broadway). The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) today announced casting has been completed for its production of Pippin, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Roger O. Hirson, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess).  Previews... Read More »
Posted on Oct 10 2012

First Look at Broadway’s ‘Motown: The Musical’ (VIDEO)

Motown: The Musical, based on the life of legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy, will open on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 14, 2013. Brandon Victor Dixon will play Gordy with Valisia Le Kae as Diana Ross. The full cast will be announced before preview performances begin on March 11, 2013. A few weeks ago, the show held... Read More »
Posted on Oct 10 2012

Clarke Peters Joins AMC’s Untitled Legal Pilot

Clarke Peters has been cast as a series regular in AMC’s Untitled Richard LaGravenese/Tony Goldwyn pilot, a new legal thriller that centers on Adam Page, a District attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the reinvestigation of a high-profile murder case involving white defendants and black victims. The show is said to put an emphasis on racial themes. Peters... Read More »
Posted on Oct 09 2012

Morris Chestnut Joins ‘Nurse Jackie’ Season 5

Morris Chestnut has joined the Season 5 cast of Showtime’s medical comedy series “Nurse Jackie,” Deadline learned exclusively. Chestnut will play a new character named Dr. Ike Prentiss who learns bedside care from Edie Falco‘s Jackie. Chestnut’s character is described as a “new trauma doctor and former Army medic who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.” The actor will appear... Read More »
Posted on Oct 09 2012

Colman Domingo’s ‘Wild With Happy’ Begins Previews

Colman Domingo‘s new play, Wild With Happy, will begin preview performances tonight, Oct. 9 in LuEster Hall at The Public Theater. The show is billed as “a deeply imaginative and utterly outrageous new work that explores the bizarre comedy that lies within death and healing.” Domingo will play Gil, an actor who’s struggling to carve out his own new... Read More »