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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 »
Posted on Jul 23 2012

Malik Yoba returns tonight in Syfy’s ‘Alphas’

Malik Yoba returns tonight as the powerful crime fighter Bill Harken in the season two premiere of Syfy’s Alphas. The actor, who also directed a few episodes of  show this season, spoke with BET about his character . “For me, as far as television and film go, this is one of the most complete characters I’ve played,” says Yoba. “I get to... Read More »
Posted on Jul 23 2012

‘Girlfriends’ Alum Golden Brooks Joins ‘Hart of Dixie’

Golden Brooks, best known for her role as Maya on UPN’s Girlfriends, has joined the cast of CW’s Hart of Dixie in a recurring role for it’s upcoming second season. Brooks will play Ruby Jeffries, described as a “woman with acerbic wit who returns to BlueBell and makes quick friends with Rachel Bilson‘s Zoe,” reports The Hollywood Reporter. “However,... Read More »
Posted on Jul 21 2012

‘Harry’s Law’ star Aml Ameen joins ‘The Butler’

British actor Aml Ameen, best know for his role in NBC’s “Harry’s Law,” has been added to the star-studded cast of Lee Daniel‘s The Butler. The film centers Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker), a severant who started working at the White House in 1952 and went on to serve eight presidents. Allen was said to have ”a unique front-row seat... Read More »
Posted on Jul 19 2012

Emmy Awards 2012: Idris Elba, Don Cheadle, Giancarlo Esposito, Loretta Devine and Maya Rudolph Nominated

A whopping total of five black people were nominated for the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in various acting categories.  Some of the names were a surprise like Don Cheadle for his role as Marty in Showtime’s House of Lies and Maya Rudolph for her funny skits on SNL. Some of the nominees we accurately predicted last year such as Giancarlo Esposito... Read More »
Posted on Jul 18 2012

Anthony Mackie in talks to play superhero in ‘Captain America’ Sequel

Anthony Mackie is definitely on course to takeover Hollywood with his talent. The 32-year-old actor, who has a slew of upcoming projects, including Runner Runner, is reportedly in negotiations to join Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Mackie is ruomred to play Falcon, one of mainstream comics’ first black superheroes and possibly the first American one. “The character, Sam Wilson, is Harlem-based and had... Read More »