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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 »
Posted on May 07 2012

Lamman Rucker to star in NBC comedy ‘Save Me’

Lamman Rucker is headed back to the small screen in a new NBC comedy titled Save Me. The series pilot did extremely well and was officially picked up for 13 episodes, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Written by John Scott Shepherd, the series stars Anne Heche as a woman who embarks on a spiritual transformation after her marriage goes bad.... Read More »
Posted on May 06 2012

‘They Die By Dawn’: Set photos featuring Michael K Williams, Jesse Williams, Rosario Dawson, and more

More pics have emerged from the set of the star-studded black spaghetti western flick They Die By Dawn. Directed by The Bullitts’ Jeymes Samuel, the film follows the lives of four black cowboys in the late 1800s. The film is in production and currently shooting at the Melody Ranch in Los Angeles. The project boosts an impressive cast of black... Read More »
Posted on May 06 2012

First Look at Isaiah Washington in ‘They Die By Dawn’ (Photo)

Here is an exclusive first look at Isaiah Washington in the star-studded black spaghetti western flick They Die by Dawn. Directed by Jeymes Samuel, the film follows the lives of four black cowboys in the late 1800s. The film is in production and currently shooting at the Melody Ranch in Los Angeles. The project boosts an impressive cast of... Read More »
Posted on May 06 2012

Will Smith discusses ‘MIB3,’ marriage in new video

Will Smith sat down for a video interview to promote his upcoming Men In Black sequel coming out May 25th. The actor addressed marriage rumors being fueled by the media, his kids, and his return to movie stardom. “You know what I thought happened? I thought you decided to retire and let Willow and Jaden take care of you,”... Read More »
Posted on May 05 2012

Bill Bellamy shoots comedy pilot ‘Mr. Box Office’ (Photos)

Bill Bellamy is back on the black Hollywood scene. The actor was recently spotted shooting a pilot episode for a new comedy series titled ‘Mr. Box Office.’ The series, co-written by Comics Unleashed show-runner Byron Allen, will follow Bellamy as a fictional movie star forced to do community service after attacking a photographer. The series will co-star some pretty... Read More »
Posted on May 05 2012

McKinley Freeman Joins Kimberly Elise in VH1’s ‘Bounce,’ Added to ABC’s ‘Devious Maids’ Pilot

McKinley Freeman has secured a lead series regular role on VH1’s  pilot Bounce where he plays Derek, the star of the team at the center of the story as well as the love interest to the show’s femme lead, newcomer Taylor Paige.  The series also stars Kimberly Elise, known for her dramatic roles in various films, as the disapproving mother of... Read More »
Posted on May 05 2012

‘True Blood’ Season 5: Peter Mensah joins the vamps (Photos)

Several new images from the upcoming fifth season of HBO’s True Blood have been released. Spartacus star Peter Mensah was a surprising new addition to the cast. He will play the role of Kibwe. His character acts as a chancellor of the Vampire Authority and is quite liberal minded, and peaceful, believing in rehabilitation for lawbreakers, rather than punishment. Rutina Wesley‘s character was noticeably absent... Read More »