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Posted on Jul 18 2012

French Government on ‘Think Like a Man’: We don’t have the power to ban a black film

EXCLUSIVE: Several months ago, reports began to circulate on the internet about the French government banning the hit film ‘Think Like a Man’ from release in France due to it’s predominately black cast and lack of “diversity.” A number of American websites including  BET, The Root, TheYBF, GlobalGrind,TheGrio, and  HelloBeautiful picked up the story and ran with it.  Those reports were false. Blackactors.net reached... Read More »
Posted on Jul 16 2012

Gaius Charles Joins ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 9

Gaius Charles has joined the cast of the upcoming ninth season of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy in a recurring role, TVLine reports. Written and created by black scribe Shonda Rhimes, the medical drama follows a racially diverse group of high strung doctors and medical residents in a Washington state hospital. Best known for his portrayal of a high school football... Read More »
Posted on Jul 16 2012

Black actors takeover Comic-Con 2012 (Photos)

Black star power was definitely in effect at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The annual four day festival showcases the best of comic books, movies, television shows, games and costumes. Actors and the creative forces behind some of the biggest Hollywood projects hold panel discussions in front of live audiences. We’ve compiled a photo gallery of notables promoting their... Read More »
Posted on Jul 15 2012

‘Breaking Dawn Prt 2’ Character Posters Feature Judi Shekoni and Tracey Heggins (Photos)

Black actresses Judi Shekoni and Tracey Heggins are officially Twilight icons. The two stars were immortalized in newly released character posters for Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the upcoming final film in the franchise. Shekoni will protray Zafrina, a South American vampire who forms an alliance with the Cullen family against the sinister Volturi. She is described as a... Read More »
Posted on Jul 15 2012

Watch ‘Treme’ Season 3 Teaser Trailer

HBO’s original series about the post-Katrina lives of residents in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans is back for a third season. The network released an extended preview of the upcoming season ahead of its fall debut. Featured in the teaser are Rob Brown, Clarke Peters, Khandi Alexander, Wendell Pierce and Jon Eyez. Treme returns Sunday, Sept. 23 at... Read More »
Posted on Jul 14 2012

Watch new ‘Walking Dead’ Season 3 Trailer

The brand spanking new trailer for the upcoming third season of AMC’s The Walking Dead just hit the net . Viewers get a proper first look at samurai sword-wielding heroine Michonne (played by Danai Gurira) and are reintroduced to T-Dogg (IronE Singleton) in the horrifying new footage. The group realizes they may have bitten off more than they can... Read More »
Posted on Jul 14 2012

Todd Williams Joins ‘Vampire Diaries’ Season 4 Cast

Another black guy is coming to the vampire town of Mystic Falls. Todd Williams has been added to the Season 4 cast of CW’s The Vampire Diaries in a recurring role. Williams will play Connor, “a mysterious and powerful new vampire hunter, ” reports EW.com. In a season 4 press release, the network describes a new villain intent on destroying the bond Elena and her friends have with... Read More »
Posted on Jul 13 2012

Dayo Okeniyi lands new roles after ‘Hunger Games’ debut

Fresh off the success (and controversy) of his film debut in the record-breaking action flick The Hunger Games, Nigerian thespian Dayo Okeni has landed two roles in some very promising new films. Okeniyi has been added to crime pic Runnner Runner, and the indie teen drama The Spectacular Now. In Runner Runer, Okeniyi joins a cast that include Anthony... Read More »
Posted on Jul 12 2012

Nate Parker Lands Role in ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’‎

Nate Parker has joined the cast of 1970s set crime drama Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, reports Deadline.  Written and directed by David Lowery, the indie pic is described as a “modern day Bonnie and Clyde.”  Saints follows a felon who escapes from a Texas prison to reunite with his wife and child. The film co-stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Its unclear what role Parker will play in the... Read More »
Posted on Jul 12 2012

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

J (Issa Rae) is still having major issues in her personal and professional life in the second episode of Awkward Black Girl. Worried about letting her relationship jitters get in the way of her blossoming relationship with White J, she lets her hair down for an intimate evening with her new love interest. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned.... Read More »
Posted on Jul 12 2012

Trai Byers Joins ‘90210’ Season 5 Cast

Trai Byers, best known for his role on the now-canceled ABC soap All My Children, has joined the cast of CW’s 90210 in a recurring role. According to Zap2It, Byers will play” Alec, an Ivy League hotshot, tech-savvy guy who also happens to be Max’s (Josh Zuckerman) business partner.” His character is also described as “fiercely protective and much more... Read More »
Posted on Jul 12 2012

Morgan Freeman Introduces ‘The Bat’ in New ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Clip (Video)

Exclusive new footage from Christopher Nolan‘s highly-anticipated Batman sequel, The Dark Night Rises, recently aired on NBC. For those of you who haven’t seen it, viewers were properly reintroduced to Morgan Freeman‘s Lucius Fox–the CEO of Wayne Enterprises. In the short clip, Freeman shows an injured Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) a new gadget. According to Wikipedia, Freeman “actively participates... Read More »
Posted on Jul 12 2012

Are Black Actors Too Sexy for ‘Magic Mike?’

Women (and some men) everywhere are going crazy over Magic Mike— the erotic new film loosely based on the former stripper past of actor Channing Tatum. However, it’s pretty obvious that black male actors were deliberately kept out of the film for whatever reasons. Even though it’s perfectly fine to produce an all-white film on occasions, we can’t help... Read More »
Posted on Jul 11 2012

Donald Faison Discusses His Career (Video)

Donald Faison recently appeared on The Yo Show to discuss his new TV gig on The Exes, his past work as an actor, and his new passion–stop motion animation. Faison also discusses his pet project Black Storm Trooper, a rambunctious animated web series. The recently engaged actor even hinted at plans to venture off into directing. Yahoo reports: Actor... Read More »
Posted on Jul 11 2012

Kevin Hart cast in lead role for Universal’s ‘Ride Along’

Kevin Hart will play the lead role in Universal’s newly-acquired comedy Ride Along, Deadline reports. Principal photography is set to begin in October. The actor will re-team with director Tim Story and producer Will Packer to recreate the success of their previous film Think Like a Man, which made more than $90 million dollars in the United States alone. Hart... Read More »
Posted on Jul 11 2012

First look at Bokeem Woodbine in ‘Total Recall’ (Photos)

Bokeem Woodbine is headed back to the big screen this summer in the upcoming Total Recall reboot. Based off the 1990 Paul Verhoeven film adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale,” the futuristic flick puts Woodbine back in the spotlight after his breakout role in the 2010 supernatural horror Devil. Total Recall is led... Read More »