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Posted on Aug 18 2012

‘Sparkle’: What moviegoers are saying

Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil‘s remake of the 1976 film Sparkle is receiving mixed, but mostly positive, reviews from moviegoers on twitter. Sparkle marks the final film performance of the late Whitney Houston and the first for former American Idol finalist Jordin Sparks, who plays the titular character. The film earned an impressive A cinema score with moviegoers... Read More »
Posted on Aug 16 2012

Tony Rock, Michole White, and Charlie Robinson Join BET’s ‘Reed Between The Lines’ Cast

Things are changing for BET’s Reed Between The Lines.  The show is returning this fall for it’s second season with the addition of some new characters. While it’s unclear if female lead Tracee Ellis-Ross will return to the show, the series has enlisted  some bonafide talent to fill the void.  Tony Rock (brother of Chris Rock), Michole White (I Will Follow) and Charlie Robinson (“Home Improvement”) have... Read More »
Posted on Aug 16 2012

Joy Bryant Joins ‘About Last Night’ Remake, Talks New Film ‘Hit and Run’

Joy Bryant has landed the female lead role in the currently untitled Screen Gems’ romantic comedy that is based off of David Mamet‘s play “Sexual Perversity In Chicago,” which was turned into the 1986 film About Last Night. In the original film, a man (Rob Lowe) and woman (Demi Moore) meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite... Read More »
Posted on Aug 14 2012

Garcelle Beauvais joins Jamie Foxx in action thriller ‘White House Down’

Roland Emmrich‘s upcoming presidential action thriller White House Down has elected it’s first family. Garcelle Beauvais will join Jamie Foxx, Lance Reddick, Channing Tatum and Maggie Gyllenhaal in the ensemle cast. White House Down centers on a secret service agent (Tatum) who saves the day when terrorists take over the white house and put the first family in danger. Foxx is playing the President  of the United States and Beauvais... Read More »
Posted on Aug 14 2012

Terry Crews added to ‘Scary Movie 5’ cast

Get  ready for another crazy installment from the wildly popular Scary Movie franchise. Speaking with Blackfilm.com, actor Terry Crews revealed he will appear in the upcoming Scary Movie 5, which is scheduled for an April 2013 release. “I just finished a film called Atzec Warrior with Luis Guzman about the Lucha Libre movement. That was directed by Scott Sanders who did the funny film Black Dynamite.... Read More »
Posted on Aug 14 2012

Black Actors When They Were Younger (Photos)

Ever wondered what your favorite black actor looked like when they were young? Check out our gallery below. James Earl Jones Jr. Samuel L. Jackson Michael Ealy A young Harry Belafonte on the left Denzel Washington Idris Elba Taye Diggs Diahann Carroll Morgan Freeman Kerry Washington Cuba Gooding Jr. Angela Bassett Courtney B. Vance Laurence Fishburne Eddie Murphy Phylicia... Read More »
Posted on Aug 13 2012

Watch ‘Awkward Black Girl’: Season 2, Episode 3

The third installment of IAmOther‘s The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is here! In the new webisode, we see J’s (Issa Rae) hilarious mother drop by her apartment unannounced and derail her plans to seduce white Jay (Lyman Johnson) with sexy new lingerie. Still struggling with personal and work related issues, J is faced with a new challenge–she must... Read More »
Posted on Aug 13 2012

Maria Howell Joins ‘Hunger Games’ Sequel

What racist backlash? Lionsgate ignores the haters and casts a third black actor for it’s upcoming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Maria Howell has been cast in the role of Seeder, a former Hunger Games winner from District 11. Seeder will compete in the Quarter Quell Games, which sees past Hunger Games champions compete in a vicious duel to the death. According to... Read More »
Posted on Aug 13 2012

Donald Faison in talks to join ‘Kick-Ass 2’

Donald Faison, best known for his breakout role in 1995’s Clueless, is reportedly in serious talks to join Universal’s Kick-Ass: Balls to the Walls. The gory and violent comic book adaptation will see returning cast members Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicolas Cage, and possibly Omari Hardwick resume their roles as powerless superheroes gone wild in the upcoming sequel. Faison will play the... Read More »
Posted on Aug 11 2012

E. Roger Mitchell cast in ‘Hunger Games’ Sequel

Great news! Another black actor will be joining The Hunger Games franchise. E. Roger Mitchell has been cast in the sequel Catching Fire as Chaff, a middle aged tribute and former winner from District 11. Catching Fire sees Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) returning to the Hunger Games arena for a special Quarter Quell Games. In a... Read More »
Posted on Aug 10 2012

Nate Parker hung out with gang members to prep for ‘Red Hook Summer’

Like most serious actors, the cast of Spike Lee‘s Red Hook Summer did their research before shooting began. For  Nate Parker, 32, that meant spending time with real-life gang members. “Spike asked me if I would be interested in meeting real Bloods. I said, ‘yeah,’ so he got in touch with them,” he told Essence.com. “I don’t know how or what his connections... Read More »
Posted on Aug 09 2012

Idris Elba Covers Esquire’s Next Generation Hollywood Issue

Idris Elba is featured on the cover of Esquire magazine’s September 2012 issue and appears in a new video promoting it (see below). The Brit actor is pegged as one of Hollywood’s stars of the next generation. Esquire writes: Just last year, when Cruise opted not to pursue the role developed for him in Guillermo del Toro’s alien-invasion... Read More »
Posted on Aug 09 2012

Nikki Crawford, Melvin Abston star in futuristic ‘H+’ web series (Videos)

Nikki Crawford and Melvin Abston appear in the first two episodes of Warner Bros.’ new web series H+. The digital series, produced by Bryan Singer (“The Usual Suspects,” “X-Men: First Class”), is set in the near future and follows people who have computers implanted in their heads. When someone puts a virus into the system, people start dying. The... Read More »
Posted on Aug 09 2012

John Witherspoon Is NOT Dead!

Is John Witherspoon dead? Rumors of his death have taken over Twitter tonight with thousands of people offering their condolences. Despite no official news source confirming the rumors, the phrase “R.I.P John Witherspoon” became a worldwide trending topic. Fortunately, the rumor is false and GlobalGrind.com has confirmed Witherspoon is alive and well. Global Grind reportedly reached out to Witherspoon’s... Read More »
Posted on Aug 08 2012

First Look at Jennifer Hudson in NBC’s ‘Smash’ (Video)

A new promo video offers a first look at Jennifer Hudson making her debut as a Broadway diva on the second season of NBC’s Smash. Hudson is featured prominently in a new super trailer highlighting some of the new and returning television shows airing on the network this fall. The actress, who won an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls, will play Veronica Moore, a Tony-winning... Read More »
Posted on Aug 08 2012

Kevin Hart will host 2012 MTV VMAs (Video)

Kevin Hart is not letting up on his reign as the current king of comedy. The Think Like A Man star has been tapped to host the 2012 Video Music Awards, which airs Sept. 6 on MTV. Check out the crazy new video promo: RELATED ARTICLES: French Government on ‘Think Like a Man’: We don’t have the power to... Read More »