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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 »
Posted on Jul 30 2012

Nelsan Ellis to Play Martin Luther King in ‘The Butler’

Nelsan Ellis  has been added to the ever-growing cast of Lee Daniels‘ new film, The Butler. Currently in production, the period piece follows the real-life story of an African-American man who served as a butler in the White House for over thirty years. From this unique vantage point, The Butler traces the dramatic changes that swept American society, from the... Read More »
Posted on Jul 30 2012

Black Actors Hit Up The TCA Summer Party (Photos)

Black star power was in full swing at the CBS/Showtime/CW Television Critics Association Summer party last night in Beverly Hills. Black actors showed up to promote their various projects on the four sponsored networks. Among the notables in attendance were Don Cheadle, Taraji P Henson, LL Cool J and Hill Harper. Aisha Tyler made her way to the TCA red... Read More »
Posted on Jul 30 2012

‘Twilight’ actor Edi Gathegi stars in ‘Hawken’ Web Series (Video)

Edi Gathegi, the Kenyan actor who famously played dreadlocked vampire Laurent in the first two Twilight movies, will star in an action/shooter video game web series titled ‘Hawken.’ According to MTV, the live-action series follows a “squad of mechanical pilots tasked with seeking out a missing VIP who has the secret to curing the Hawken virus which has decimated... Read More »
Posted on Jul 27 2012

Terrence Howard In Talks to Join Schwarzenegger’s ‘Breacher’

Terrence Howard is in talks to star alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Breacher (formerly titled Ten), reports The Hollywood Reporter. Breacher, directed by David Ayer, follows an elite group of corrupt DEA agents who pull off a multi-million dollar heist during an enforcement operation. The plot thickens when members start getting killed off and turning against each other for the... Read More »
Posted on Jul 26 2012

Sinqua Walls to Play Sir Lancelot in ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’

Sinqua Walls has joined the Season 2 cast of ABC’s fairy tale drama “Once Upon a Time,” which premieres Sept. 30. According to TVLine, Walls will appear in at least one episode in the new season. The actor will play Sir Lancelot, described as “a sword for hire with nothing to lose.” Walls’ character is modeled after the same... Read More »
Posted on Jul 26 2012

‘Cloud Atlas’ trailer: See Halle Berry’s big comeback (Video)

The stunningly beautiful trailer for Cloud Atlas hit the web today. The film, based off David Mitchell‘s novel, will focus on six different story-lines, each of them set in a different location and era. Atlas stars Halle Berry,Keith David, David Gyasi and Tom Hanks playing multiple roles in a complex story that involves murder, slavery, and love. In one of the most... Read More »
Posted on Jul 26 2012

Watch King Bachelor’s Pad: Episode 3 – “Sherlock Homeboy” Guest Starring Tamala Jones

The latest webisode of King Bachelor’s Pad introduces viewers to Sherlock Homeboy (played by Andrew Bachelor), who is described as a “modern take” on the classic Sherlock Holmes character. In the video, Sherlock Homeboy arrives to a crime scene with one intention: to torture his ex-girlfriend (Tamala Jones) on the job. Share your thoughts on this episode below. Read More »
Posted on Jul 24 2012

Sherman Hemsley Dead At 74

Sherman Hemsley, the actor who famously played George Jefferson in “The Jeffersons,” has passed away. According to TMZ, officials have confirmed Hemsley died at his home in El Paso earlier today. It’s unclear how the 74 year-old actor died, but sources close to the website believe it was of natural causes. The Jeffersons enjoyed an 11-year run through 1985, becoming the longest-running sitcom with... Read More »
Posted on Jul 24 2012

Who Are Hollywood’s Most Valuable Stars?

Vulture has released a list of the most valuable stars in Hollywood. We skimmed through the list of 100 actors and found seven familiar faces of color who were fortunate enough to make the cut.  How exactly did the entertainment blog come up with the list? Editors figured in the following factors: 1. Domestic Box Office. Only movies that the actor... Read More »
Posted on Jul 23 2012

Laurence Fishburne May Join NBC’s ‘Hannibal’

Laurence Fishburne is considering another go at network television one year after ending a successful stint on CBS’ CSI. The actor is said to be in talks to join NBC’s Hannibal, a new series based off the characters in Thomas Harris’ infamous “Red Dragon” novel. Hannibal, from writer Bryan Fuller, is described as an hourlong contemporary thriller revolving around FBI agent Will Graham and his mentor, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, who are... Read More »