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Posted on Nov 09 2011

Morgan Freeman To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at The Golden Globes

Veteran actor Morgan Freeman will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 15.  The news was announced during a press conference earlier today. The 74-year-old Freeman made his film debut in the 1964 drama”The Pawnbroker.” He went on to star in some of the most memorable films in... Read More »
Posted on Nov 09 2011

Is Eddie Murphy’s Oscars Hosting Gig In Jeopardy?

Eddie Murphy may be in the middle of a sticky situation between his ‘Tower Heist’ co-producing partner Brett Ratner and The Academy of Motion Picture and Sciences. Ratner landed in hot water after the Oscar Award producer went on a bizarre homophobic rant, which inevitably led to his voluntary dismissal from the program. Since Ratner is the one who... Read More »
Posted on Nov 08 2011

Broadway’s ‘Porgy And Bess’ Launches Website

The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess is coming to Broadway next month. A fancy new website was launched for the production yesterday. The newly revamped site includes a portal to purchase ticket to the show, multimedia galleries, and music streams featuring snippets of legendary songs like ‘Summertime.’ The revolutionary opera has been reworked for the Broadway stage by Tony-nominated director... Read More »
Posted on Nov 08 2011

Corey Reynolds, Vanessa Williams Land Talent Holding Deals With Major Networks

Corey Reynolds (“The Closer“) and Vanessa L Williams (“Desperate Housewives“) have both landed talent holding deals at two different major television networks. Reynolds has singed a talent holding deal with NBC. The actor will move on from his gig at TNT’s The Closer, after he declined to join cable networks’ spinoff series Major Crimes. Reynolds spent seven season as... Read More »
Posted on Nov 08 2011

Tyler Perry Appears in ‘Good Deeds’ Poster..Alone

So, Tyler Perry is flexing his acting muscles (again.) We’re guessing this is his attempt at a bonafide acting career. Despite Gabrielle Union, Rebecca Romijn, and Thandie Newton co-starring in the film, Perry appears alone in the official ‘Good Deeds’ movie poster. The film is due out in theaters on Feb. 24, 2012. (Photo: Moviefone/Lionsgate) RELATED ARTICLES: Watch Tyler... Read More »
Posted on Nov 08 2011

‘Sparkle’: Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks Interviewed On Set (Video)

In what seems like our one hundredth post on the new ‘Sparkle’ remake, we finally  get a sneak peek at one of the scenes in the film.  Entertainment veteran Whitney Houston sat down with co-star Jordin Sparks for a video interview with Entertainment Tonight. Watch the video below. Read More »
Posted on Nov 08 2011

Legendary Comic Writer Hal Kanter, Creator of Revolutionary Series ‘Julia,’ Dies at 92

It saddens us to report the death of a man who completely revolutionized television for African-Americans. Hal Kanter, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and creator of Julia, the revolutionary 1960s TV series starring Diahann Carroll and Marc Coppage, has died. He was 92. Kanter made TV history in 1968 when he created and produced “Julia,” starring Carroll as a... Read More »
Posted on Nov 07 2011

First Look: Holly Robinson Peete in ‘Mike & Molly’

Holly Robinson Peete is sounding off about her abrupt departure from CBS’ ‘The Talk’ and her surprising new gig on CBS’ “Mike & Molly.” The actress appeared on the show for the first time tonight. “If you told me last year that I wasn’t going to be on The Talk and I was going to be on Mike &... Read More »
Posted on Nov 07 2011

First Look at Lance Gross and Jurnee Smollett on set of Tyler Perry’s ‘The Marriage Counselor’

We get a first look at Lance Gross and Journee Smollett on the set of The Marriage Counselor in Atlanta. Gross posted the picture on his facebook page today. The actors were dressed up as a younger version of themselves. Hence, Gross rocking a gumby hi-top fade haircut. In the film, the actors play a newly married couple who hit a... Read More »
Posted on Nov 07 2011

Noel Clarke, Ashley Walters Writing A British Version of ‘Bad Boys’

British actors Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters are working on a script they say will be like a British version of the ‘Bad Boys’ film franchise, centering on the life of two drug cops in the Metropolitan Police Service. “We’re playing cops, we’re trying to make police glamorous over here, trying to give an advert to the Met. We... Read More »
Posted on Nov 07 2011

‘Heroes’ Actor To Guest Star on ‘Fairly Legal’

Barry Shabaka Henley will appear in an episode of USA’s drama series Fairly Legal. The actor will play a FBI agent named Donovan in the series’ second season. The 57-year-old Henley played a cop in “Close to Home”. The actor also appeared in “Heroes” in the role of Matt Parkman’s (Greg Grunberg) partner. His last major role was as... Read More »
Posted on Nov 07 2011

Meagan Good, RZA Speak about their roles on new season of Showtime’s ‘Californication’

The upcoming season of Showtime’s Californication is turning out to be a series to put on our must-watch list with the additions of Meagan Good and RZA as guest stars. The actors spoke about their characters in a short video. Hank (played by David Duchovny) gets immersed into the world of Hip-Hop when he is summoned by rapper/producer and... Read More »
Posted on Nov 06 2011

Links of The Week: 11.05.11

TOP STORIES FROM AROUND THE WEB Lance Reddick, Tawny Cypress Co-Star in Chiller Network Thriller “Steve Niles’ Remains” Brandy Joins ‘The Marriage Counselor’ Cast Eddie Murphy, Gabby Sidibe Steal the Show Does ‘Tower Heist’ steal black stars’ dignity? (Video) Eddie Murphy Writing An Alien-Abduction, All-Black Ensemble Comedy Samuel L.... Read More »
Posted on Nov 06 2011

Watch ‘Meet The Adebanjo’s’ Episode 1

The incredibly funny British-Nigerian comedy Meet The Adebanjo’s is making noise in the UK. Newly released on DVD, we get a fresh look into Afro-British life that is often ignored on television. This family from Peckham, South London is charming and infectious. From the first episode of the two DVD box set, we meet recognisable characters: the Traditional father... Read More »
Posted on Nov 05 2011

Shakeups at Broadway’s ‘The Mountaintop’

When Samuel L Jackson leaves to shoot his next film, producers Sonia Friedman and Jean Doumanian of Broadway’s The Mountaintop are considering recasting the play, which also stars Angela Bassett. The show has been extended one week and is now scheduled to end its limited run on Jan. 22 when Jackson leaves to begin filming his new movie. “It’s... Read More »
Posted on Nov 04 2011

Mel Jackson Guest Stars on ‘Reed Between The Lines’ ( Sneak Peek Video)

Update: Video removed by request of BET.  Mel Jackson, the actor who appeared in many of our favorite television shows and films from the 90s, returns to the small screen in the next episode of BET’s new sitcom ‘Reed Between The Lines,’ airing Nov. 7 at 10pm EST. Jackson guest stars as Gabriella’s (Melissa DeSousa) new love interest, James.... Read More »