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Posted on Aug 08 2012

Pooch Hall confirms return to ‘The Game’

Pooch Hall has confirmed on twitter that he will return for Season 6 of BET’s The Game. The news comes after the network released a vague statement a few months ago implying the actor would not return. “As a result of Pooch’s involvement on a new project, BET is in the process of reworking the casting and storyline of... Read More »
Posted on Aug 08 2012

Katori Hall’s ‘WHADDABLOODCLOT!!!’ Debuts Today

Oliver Award-winning playwright Katori Hall‘s WHADDABLOODCLOT!!!, a new melodrama about class and race, makes it’s world debut today at the  Williamstown Theatre Festival. The production will only run through Sept 19. Directed by May Adrales, the story follows a white Upper East Side woman (played by Tina Benko) who contracts foreign accent syndrome, and will feature, among others, Brian Tyree Henry and Carolyn Michelle Smith. The show is billed: One-percenter Eden... Read More »
Posted on Aug 07 2012

‘Note To Self’ Trailer Debuts

The brand new trailer for urban rom-com Note to Self  has hit the web. Lead by Christian Keyes,  the film stars LeToya Luckett and Richard T. Jones in a coming-of-age tale of love, family drama and personal goals. The film, directed by Trey Haley, also stars Jason Weaver, Eva Pigford, singer Brian McKnight, Brely Evans, JT Jackson, Walter Fauntleroy, Willie Taylor, Mishon, Sebastian Siegal, Skye Marshall with Clifton... Read More »
Posted on Aug 07 2012

Meta Golding Cast in ‘Hunger Games’ Sequel

Meta Golding has been cast  in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the follow up to this year’s wildly successful The Hunger Games movie. Golding will play Enobaria, a former career tribute from District 2. Her character is  known for the particularly brutal, disturbing way in which she came to win The Hunger Games–by ripping someone’s throat out with her teeth! The daughter of an... Read More »
Posted on Aug 06 2012

Michael K. Williams in talks to join ‘Robocop’

Michael Kenneth Williams, best known for his role as the gun-toting Omar Little on HBO’s The Wire,  is in negotiations to join MGM’s Robocop remake. Production is slated to begin next month in Toronto. If negotiations pan out, Williams will join a cast that already includes Samuel L. Jackson, Joel Kinnaman, and Hugh Laurie. Williams will play the partner and family friend... Read More »
Posted on Aug 06 2012

Star-studded ‘Miss Dial’ finds distribution (Photos)

Phase 4 Films has acquired David H. Steinberg‘s star-studded romantic comedy Miss Dial, picking up U.S. and Canadian multi-platform distribution rights, reports Variety. The film, written by Steinberg, follows a consumer affairs rep named Erica who has to deal with bizarre customer queries like whether dogs can drink the blue toilet water. When Erica finally decides to take off... Read More »
Posted on Aug 06 2012

Oprah Winfrey ages several years for her new role in Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’ (Photos)

The talented Oprah Winfrey is undergoing an extensive special effects make-up application for her latest film, The Butler. The reporter-turned-actress shared photos on twitter capturing the lengthy process. However, photos of the final product haven’t hit the web until recently. In the new film, Winfrey plays Gloria Gaines, the wife of a White House butler who served eight different... Read More »
Posted on Aug 06 2012

2012 Hoodie Awards: Blue Carpet Arrivals (Photos)

The HOODIE AWARDS is the brainchild of Steve Harvey and television/radio producer Rushion McDonald. The show honors local businesses, religious and neighborhood leaders, churches and high schools for their contributions and excellence within their own neighborhoods. This award show, best described as the Oscars with an urban flair features a diverse and ultra talented group of celebrities, actor, athletes,... Read More »
Posted on Aug 06 2012

Daniele Watts added to ‘Weeds,’ Cedric Stewart joins ‘Banshee’

Daniele Watts (Cold Case, Criminal Minds) has landed a role on Showtime’s Weeds for the final season. Watts plays the quirky, alluring and mischievous Angela Mullen, the first recurring love interest for Shane Botwin (Alexander Gould). Shane meets Angela, a fellow police recruit, at the academy. Watt’s first episode aired July 8 with seven more to come. The actress... Read More »
Posted on Aug 03 2012

Brandon Jay McLaren talks new show ‘Graceland’

Brandon Jay McLaren, best known for his portrayal of murder suspect Bennet Ahmed on AMC’s The Killing, spoke with Zap2it to give some insight on his latest television project. As we previously reported, McLaren joined an untitled USA drama pilot last year. Well, it looks as though the pilot has been picked up to series and the show will... Read More »
Posted on Aug 03 2012

West End’s ‘The Bodyguard’ Musical Completes Casting, Begins Rehearsals

The complete casting has been announced for the West End production of The Bodyguard, which begins performances at London’s Adelphi Theatre on November 6, prior to an official opening December 5. Joining previously announced Heather Headley are black actors Debbie Kurup and Ray Shell. Alternating the role of Rachel Marron’s young son Fletcher will be Luis Buddy, Caius Duncombe,... Read More »
Posted on Aug 03 2012

Bokeem Woodbine discusses ‘Total Recall’ role (Video)

Actor Bokeem Woodibne got on camera to discuss his mysterious role in the new Total Recall remake. The film, which hits theaters today, stars Colin Ferrel as a factory worker-turned-killed spy in a futuristic world where memories can be altered. Woodbine plays Ferrel’s best friend and somewhat of a surrogate big brother figure. “This was the role of a... Read More »
Posted on Aug 03 2012

Lance Reddick talks ‘Fringe’ and New Web Series

Lance Reddick, best known for his roles as Law enforcement officials on HBO’s Oz and The Wire, recently spoke with Zap2it to discuss his upcoming projects and the future of his character on the final season of Fringe. The actor spilled no secrets about the upcoming fifth and final season, but he did discuss his frustration with the length... Read More »
Posted on Aug 01 2012

Set Photo Roundup: Oprah Winfrey, Anthony Mackie, and Halle Berry shoot new films

Oprah Winfrey on the set of Lee Daniels’ “The Butler’ in Louisana. Cuba Gooding Jr. on the set of Lee Daniels’ “The Butler’ in Louisana. The actor has a warrant out for his arrest for allegedly shoving a New Orleans bartender. Lenny Kravitz is still on his acting grind in ‘The Butler.’ This is Kravitz’s second film with Lee... Read More »
Posted on Jul 31 2012

Octavia Spencer eyed for role in ‘Rush Hour 4’

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is reportedly being considered to star alongside Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan in the fourth installment of the Rush Hour franchise. Producer Arthur Sarkissian made the revelation over the weekend during an interview with Crave Online at the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills. When discussing revamping the aging franchise, the producer... Read More »
Posted on Jul 31 2012

Sammy Davis Jr. Broadway Musical in the Works

The late Sammy Davis Jr will be immortalized on stage in a new Broadway production. Producers Arlie Cone and Steven Hayes are developing I Will, I Can, a new musical based loosely on the life of the legendary singer/actor. After an early 2012 workshop failed to materialize, the producers are on a new path and are officially moving forward... Read More »