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Posted on May 14 2012

Amaury Nolasco, Megalyn Echikunwoke Join ‘Die Hard’ Sequel

Dominican actor Amaury Nolasco and Nigerian actress Megalyn Echikunwoke are set to appear alongside Bruce Willis in A Good Day To Die Hard, reports Variety. The film follows the legendary action hero John McClane as he travels to Russia to break his son out of prison. According to Cinema Blend, Echikuwoke’s role is being kept under wraps. However, Nolasco... Read More »
Posted on May 14 2012

Jesse Williams in talks for ‘The Butler,’ petition started for ‘Hunger Games’ sequel casting

Jesse Williams is currently in talks for  a role in Lee Daniels‘ period drama 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. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Allen was said to have “a unique front-row seat as political and racial history were being... Read More »
Posted on May 13 2012

First Look at Meagan Good’s ‘Infamous,’ Giancarlo Esposito’s ‘Revolution,’ and Phylicia Rashad’s ‘Do No Harm’ (Video)

Infamous Meagan Good plays a detective who returns undercover to the home of the wealthy family where she grew up to investigate the murder of a friend. Laz Alonso, who was recently killed off of Breakout Kings, will star oppositie Good as the detective who recruits her for the job. Do No Harm Kohl has a secret: He’s managed... Read More »
Posted on May 13 2012

‘Madea’s Witness Protection’ poster hits the web

Tyler Perry returns as America’s favorite ghetto, gun-toting grandma in the official poster for Madea’s Witness Protection. The film centers on a white family who are sent to live with Madea in Atlanta after they enter into a witness protection program. Even though this film attempts to appeal to a different demographic, some of our favorite black sitcom actors... Read More »
Posted on May 13 2012

Meet The Men of ‘Single Ladies’ Season 2 (Video)

A new video showcasing the male talent of the hit VH1 series Single Ladies has emerged online and it’s definitely something you want to check out. Some of the male actors to appear on the new season include DB Woodside, Terrell Tilford, Travis Winfrey, Rick Fox, Romeo Miller, T.I. Harris, Finesse Mitchell, R&B singer Tank, Wiliam Levy, and Ricky... Read More »
Posted on May 12 2012

‘Under One Roof’: Help jumpstart a black sitcom

Ever heard of crowdfunding? It’s a new way for filmmakers and show creators to raise money and get their projects made. Actress and producer Jaqueline Fleming, who played Terrence Howard‘s wife in The Ledge, is using this avenue to launch a new half-hour family sitcom called Under One Roof. The show will center on a divorced, recently unemployed single... Read More »
Posted on May 10 2012

Must Watch: Lark Voorhies talks ‘Saved By The Bell,’ acting career (Video)

The internet is buzzing about a new video interview with former Saved By The Bell star Lark Voorhies. After nearly 20 years since the hit show ended, Voorhies has reemerged in Hollywood with a new look. The actress sat down with Yahoo’s The Yo Show to discuss her acting career and what she’s up to now. Entertainment Weekly reports... Read More »
Posted on May 10 2012

Idris Elba featured in British GQ June 2012 Issue

Idris Elba is featured in a fashion spread for the June 2012 issue of British GQ. The men’s fashion magazine uses the Prometheus star’s initials to chronicle his journey to internatational superstardom; “Idris has tailor made his own success. Decorated with a Golden Globe for his lead Role in the Police drama Luther, he has since been Inundated with... Read More »
Posted on May 10 2012

Meagan Good’s ‘Notorious’ pilot gets picked up by NBC, changes name to ‘Infamous’

UPDATED: As previously reported, Meagan Good landed the lead role in a drama pilot called Notorious. Sticking to it’s plan to offer diversity in it’s programming, NBCUniversal has officially picked up the pilot to series. The show will now be called Infamous, and is expected to debut sometime in the fall. Good will play Joanna Locasto, a detective who... Read More »
Posted on May 09 2012

Anthony Mackie appears in ‘Gangster Squad’ promo poster, trailer

We get a first look at Anthony Mackie in the long awaited 1940s set Gangster Squad. Although he’s not given top billing (or any lines in the newly released trailer), Mackie is featured prominently in the new promo poster. Mackie stars alongside Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, Michael Pena and Sean Penn in the true story of LAPD... Read More »
Posted on May 09 2012

Giancarlo Esposito, Tonya Pinkins, and Ron Cephas Jones rehearse for ‘Storefront Church’

Rehearsals are underway for off-Broadway’s Storefront Church, the third and final play in John Patrick Shanley‘s trilogy that started with the critically acclaimed Doubt. The new play will run May 16-July 1 at the Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross theater, with an official opening on June 11. The cast consists of today’s most celebrated black stage actors, including Giancarlo... Read More »
Posted on May 08 2012

First look at James Lesure in ‘Men at Work’

As we reported last year, James Lesure snagged one of the leading roles in the ensemble comedy pilot ‘Men at Work.’ Since then, the project has been picked up to series and will premiere Thursday, May 24 at 10/9c on TBS. The series focuses on the bromance between four friends who work at a magazine. Together, the four help... Read More »
Posted on May 08 2012

Ty Jones stars in off-Broadway’s ‘Macbeth’

Epic Theatre Ensemble’s off-Broadway production of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ is currently playing at the 47th Street theater until the end of the month. Obie winner Ty Jones stars in the title role, Melissa Friedman as Lady Macbeth, with supporting roles being played by Lori E. Parquet, Devin Haqq, Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr., and Julian Rozzell, Jr. While the tragic story... Read More »
Posted on May 08 2012

Tyler James Williams to Star in NBC Comedy Series ‘Go On’

Former child star Tyler James Williams (‘Everybody Hates Chris’) is set to return to the small screen this fall. The actor will star as a series regular in the newly picked up NBC comedy series Go On, reports Deadline. The show will follow former Friends star Matthew Perry as a sportscaster trying to move on from a loss when... Read More »
Posted on May 08 2012

‘Fela!’ star Adesola Osakalumi performs ‘Water No Get Enemy’ (Video)

Adesola Osakalumi, who plays the alternate leading role of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, stopped by ‘Windy City Live’ last month and performed an incredible number from the Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith executive produced hit musical Fela!. The show, which is currently on a national tour, centers on the life of the African music legend and the culture... Read More »
Posted on May 07 2012

Finesse Mitchell to guest star on ‘Single Ladies’ (Photo)

Finesse Mitchell wrapped shooting scenes for the upcoming season of VH1’s ‘Single Ladies’ a little over a week ago. The comedic actor, who can also be seen on the upcoming season of Disney’s ‘A.N.T Farm,’ will guest star on three episodes of ‘Single Ladies.’ We’re told he plays opposite newbie cast member Cassandra Freeman. Mitchell is one of the... Read More »