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Posted on Sep 22 2011

Martin Lawrence Is Headed Back To TV

It’s being reported that Martin Lawrence recently inked a deal with CBS and it’s studio, CBS Television Studios to create a comedy series on the network. The deal calls for the studio and network to develop a show for the comedian to star in. This will mark the actor’s first return to television since his infamous run as Martin... Read More »
Posted on Sep 22 2011

Paula Patton Joins Indie Film ‘Disconnect’

Paula Patton has joined Disconnect, a new indie film to be directed by Murderball‘s Henry Alex Rubin. The drama is centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today’s wired world. The actress joins a list of hot stars which include True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard, and Horrible Bosses star Jason Bateman. Patton’s acting credits include TD... Read More »
Posted on Sep 21 2011

Derek Luke Cast As Male Lead in ‘Sparkle’

Derek Luke has been cast as the male lead role in the forthcoming remake of Sam O’Steen‘s 1976 film Sparkle, reports BlackFilm. CASTING: Open casting call for ‘Sparkle’ in Detroit, MI Luke will play Stix, a role originally played by Miami Vice‘s Philip Michael Thomas. The film revolves around Sparkle (Jordin Sparks), a member of a singing trio trying... Read More »
Posted on Sep 21 2011

Angela Bassett, Samuel L Jackson Discuss ‘Mountaintop’ With Brooklyn Theater Students

Broadway’s ‘Mountaintop’ stars Angela Bassett and Samuel L Jackson sat down with director Kenny Leon and playwright Katori Hall to discuss the prolific play with theater students from the Brooklyn High School of the Arts. The Mountaintop opens on Broadway Sept 22 for preview performances, and will officially open on Oct 13 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. For... Read More »
Posted on Sep 21 2011

Halle Berry Injured While Filming ‘Cloud Atlas’

Halle Berry was released from a medical center in Spain after the actress broke her foot while shooting her new film ‘Cloud Atlas.’ It’s unclear how she broke her foot, but sources say she may have actually injured herself on a property where she was staying. PHOTO: Halle Berry on Set of ‘Cloud Atlas’ We recently posted images of... Read More »
Posted on Sep 21 2011

Rockmond Dunbar Says There Is No Black Hollywood, Claims White Hollywood Has “Accepted” Him

Actor Rockmond Dunbar, best known for his portrayal of Kenny on Showtime’s Soul Food, has come under fire for questionable statements made during an interview with The UrbanDaily. The actor discussed his distaste for Black Hollywood and called for a cancelation of the actual term. While Dunbar praised “White Hollywood” for “accepting” him, the actor slammed Black Hollywood staples... Read More »
Posted on Sep 20 2011

‘Oklahoma!’ Opens With An All-Black Cast

Oklahoma! opens today at Portland Center Stage in Portland, Oregon. The African-American production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, starring Rodney Hicks and Brianna Horne, begins previews Sept. 20. The musical is set in an all-black town with a huge cast of talented people. Oklahoma! will officially open Sept. 23 and continue through Oct. 30. Get tickets here. MEET THE CAST OF ‘OKLAHOMA!’ Sumayya... Read More »
Posted on Sep 19 2011

63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards [Photos]

Check out red carpet photos from the 2011 Emmy Awards. Read More »
Posted on Sep 19 2011

Anika Noni Rose Guest Stars on ‘Law & Order:SVU’

Anika Noni Rose (“Princess and the Frog,” “Dream Girls”) will guest star on the upcoming season premiere episode of  Law & Order: SVU this week.  Rose verified  the news on her twitter account today. Directed by Breaking Bad’s Mike Slovis, the episode will revolve around a hotel maid being assaulted by a high powered European. Sounds familiar? According to Shadow and Act via... Read More »
Posted on Sep 19 2011

Keith David Films ‘Cloud Atlas’ With Halle Berry

RELATED ARTICLES: Halle Berry on set of ‘Cloud Atlas’ Emmy Winer Keith David To Host Acting Workshop at Morehouse College Read More »
Posted on Sep 18 2011

Links of The Week 09.18.11

TOP STORIES FROM AROUND THE WEB Denzel Washington Reportedly Offered Lead Role in ‘The Secret in Their Eyes’ Remake Paramount Counting On Oscar Host Gig To Make Eddie Murphy’s Career Hot Again Hollywood: Not A Good Place For Minorities Boris Kodjoe Will Return In New Resident Evil Film Can You Guess James Earl... Read More »
Posted on Sep 17 2011

Halle Berry On Set of ‘Cloud Atlas’ (Photos)

Halle Berry was photographed shooting scenes from her new film Cloud Atlas yesterday (Sept 16) in Glasgow, Scotland with co-stars Hugo Weaving and Tom Hanks. The actress looked to be running scared and hiding from a pursuer. Based on the photos, we assume Hugo Weaving was chasing the actress with a gun. Berry was dressed in what looked to... Read More »
Posted on Sep 17 2011

Spike Lee’s ‘Red Hook Summer’ Cast, Release Date

Actor and Director Spike Lee recently announced a Summer 2012 release date for his new film, Red Hook Summer. The film is about an Atlanta resident who spends a summer in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. While the main characters have yet to be identified, we do know Spike will reprise his role of “Mookie” from... Read More »
Posted on Sep 17 2011

Raven Symone’s ‘State of Georgia’ Cancelled!

It has not been a good year for black female leads in television. ABC Family has cancelled Raven-Symone‘s sitcom State of Georgia after it failed to attract an audience. The cancellation is the latest in a string of notable stumbles, including a movie flop (“College Road Trip”), an aborted “pajama party” stadium tour and a low-selling album, cites the... Read More »
Posted on Sep 16 2011

‘Porgy and Bess’: Watch David Alan Grier, Audra McDonald Discuss The New Play (Video)

Porgy and Bess is considered the American opera and one of the most singular pieces of theater ever produced. Now the piece has undergone a transformation of sorts at the American Repertory Theater. In the first of a two-part series looking at the production, Greater Boston’s Jared Bowen speaks with the show’s cast members Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, David... Read More »
Posted on Sep 15 2011

Watch ‘Bandwagon’ S1, Ep 10: Rutina Wesley Sings!

The latest webisode of our beloved Bandwagon series ups the ante on crazy antics with the introduction of new characters. The crew holds an open casting call for their urban version of “Glee.” Lots of funny characters show up for a chance to star in the (fake) show, including True Blood‘s Rutina Wesley. RELATED ARTICLES: Watch ‘Bandwagon’S2, Ep 9... Read More »