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Posted on Jul 10 2012

Anthony Anderson, Tempestt Bledsoe star in NBC Family Sitcom ‘Guys with Kids’

Comedian Anthony Anderson and former The Cosby Show actress Tempestt Bledsoe return to the small screen this fall in a new primetime family sitcom about three fathers (two white, one black) who struggle to hold onto their youth while raising their young children. The actors told the Associated Press that their characters would show positive images of black families.... Read More »
Posted on Jul 09 2012

Jesus Christ Superstar’s Marcus Nance Headlines Solo Concert

Stage star Marcus Nance will headline “Marcus Nance and Friends” tonight, July 9  at  The Metropolitan Room. The event is described  as an elegant evening of jazz, cabaret, theatre and opera of the finest kind. The show starts at 9:30pm. As a fan of both the classy era of Johnny Hartman and Sarah Vaughan and the impressive showmanship of the opera and theatre... Read More »
Posted on Jul 09 2012

Leslie Odom Jr. Upped To Regular on ‘Smash’

Good news! Leslie Odom Jr. has been promoted to a series regular on NBC’s hit musical drama Smash. Odom, who had a heavily recurring role during the first season as Sam, a love interest for Tom Levitt (Christian Borle), will return for the second season in a beefier role. Smash, the scripted musical drama series about the makers of... Read More »
Posted on Jul 09 2012

Sanaa Lathan appears in ‘Boss’ Season 2 Poster

Sanaa Lathan is getting back in the swing of things with a dramatic new acting gig on a hit show. The actress appears in the new poster art for the second season of the political drama Boss, which debuts Friday, Aug. 17 at 9 p.m EST on Starz.  Lathan is pictured hanging from a meat hook (with perfectly coifed... Read More »
Posted on Jul 09 2012

Watch Danai Gurira as Michonne in a scene from ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 3 (Video)

Here’s an exclusive look at Danai Gurira as sword-wielding comic book heroine Michonne in a scene from the upcoming third season of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Viewers got the first look last night during a special episode of Talking Dead, a live talk show about the hit zombie series, hosted by Chris Hardwick. The Walking Dead returns for Season... Read More »
Posted on Jul 06 2012

Brandy Lawyers Up in new ‘Drop Dead Diva’ episode (Sneak Peek)

Brandy Norwood reprises her role as Elisa Shayne and tennis superstar Serena Williams guest stars in an all new episode of Lifetime’s hit series Drop Dead Diva. In the episode titled “Rigged” — Jane and Grayson team up for a case involving a faulty oil rig and the death of one of its engineers while Jane battles the uncertainty... Read More »
Posted on Jul 05 2012

Samuel L Jackson, Angela Bassett, and Jennifer Hudson Join ‘Black Nativity’ Gospel Musical

Fresh off the heels of their Broadway run in The Mountaintop, Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett are in negotiations to reunite for Kasi Lemmons‘ film adaptation of Langston Hughes‘ gospel musical, Black Nativity, with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson in talks to join them. According to Variety, the story follows “a young black teen from Baltimore who is sent... Read More »
Posted on Jul 05 2012

Black British Dramas Finding Success Online

Why are black British dramas headed online instead of making their way onto British television screens? Entertainment writer Bim Adewunmi poses that question in a new article for The Guardian. The writer cites “small-screen traditions of whitewashing big cities” in both the United Kingdom and the United States as one of the reasons behind networks ostracizing black shows on... Read More »
Posted on Jul 04 2012

Watch King Bachelor’s Pad: Episode 2 – “Hunger Games”

Comedian and actor Andrew Bachelor is back with his wacky brand of funny in the second episode of the ‘King Bachelor’s Pad’ sketch comedy series. In the first skit, Bachelor stars as a radio personality who panics after his phone prank goes horribly wrong. We then see Bachelor as a reluctant District 5 tribute in a Hunger Games spoof.... Read More »
Posted on Jul 03 2012

‘Django Unchained’: Jamie Foxx, Sam Jackson and Kerry Washington in new images

Nooses, slave auctions and dream sequences are some of the things viewers should expect to see in Quentin Tarantino‘s star-studded new film, Django Unchained. We get a closer look at some of the leading black characters in the latest group of images. Jamie Foxx is seen as the titular slave-turned-bounty hunter–riding through a town where nooses hang freely from... Read More »
Posted on Jul 02 2012

Lifetime’s ‘Steel Magnolias’ Trailer Debuts

The official trailer for Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias remake with an all-black cast has finally hit the web. Based on the original stage play and the 1989 original movie, the telepic follows  a close group of women from a Louisiana community. In the clip, we get to see all of the classic characters come back to life in the form of Queen Latifah, Condola Rashad,... Read More »
Posted on Jul 02 2012

Who is Broadway for? Blair Underwood discusses race and theater (Video)

Blair Underwood sat down for a video interview with MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss the influx of African-Americans in theater and the changing face of “The Great White Way.” Promoting the last leg of his Broadway run as Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire, the actor dished about the added racial dynamic between blacks and Louisiana Creoles in the... Read More »
Posted on Jul 02 2012

Sumayya Ali and David Hughey discuss the challenges of being a Broadway swing (Video)

Sumayya Ali and David Hughey guest star in the premiere episode of Standing By, a new web series about Broadway understudies and swings. The actors discuss their careers and the challenges of being ready to go on at any moment in the Tony award-winning production of The Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess. Ali is a swing and covers the roles... Read More »
Posted on Jul 02 2012

Keke Palmer Films Lifetime’s ‘Abducted: The Carlina White Story’

Production has begun on Lifetime’s latest original movie, Abducted: The Carlina White Story. The telepic, directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall, is based on the true story of Carlina White, a black woman who solved her own kidnapping mystery and reunites herself with her birth parents after 23 years. Rising actress Keke Palmer (Joyful Noise) leads the cast as Carlina with... Read More »
Posted on Jul 01 2012

New ‘Django Unchained’ TV Spot (Video)

The Weinstein Co. has released a new 60 second television spot for Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained with new footage of Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington. The new tv spot, which debuted tonight on the 2012 BET Awards, includes a mix of the footage seen in the first two trailers we posted last month. The pic follows Jamie Foxx... Read More »
Posted on Jun 30 2012

Cuba Gooding Jr ‘Guilty’ Pilot May Still Get Picked Up Next Year

Fox’s legal drama pilot Guilty wasn’t picked up for Fall 2012 Season, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t move forward on the network. According to Deadline, some of the casts’ options have been extended because the project is being considered for the Fall 2013 season lineup. Unfortunately, one of the co-stars may not return for the debut. Production... Read More »