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Posted on Jul 01 2013

BET Awards 2013: Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington Win Best Actor and Best Actress

Jamie Foxx took to the stage wearing a Trayvon Martin t-shirt to give an emotional speech after winning the top acting honor at the BET Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles, California. The 45-year-old, who plays a slave-turned-bounty hunter in Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained, won Best Male Actor at the irreverent awards show. Foxx’s co-star Kerry Washington also... Read More »
Posted on Jul 01 2013

Watch Larenz Tate in BET’s ‘Gun Hill’ Trailer

It’s been years in the making, but BET Networks has finally released the first trailer for it’s original television movie Gun Hill, which will air sometime later this year. Described as a “high-powered cop drama,” the telepic stars Larenz Tate in a double role as identical twins on opposite sides of life: a cop and a con. The full... Read More »
Posted on Jul 01 2013

‘Enter The Dragon’ actor Jim Kelly Dies at 67

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Actor Jim Kelly, who played a glib American martial artist in “Enter the Dragon” with Bruce Lee, has died. He was 67. Marilyn Dishman, Kelly’s ex-wife, said he died Saturday of cancer at his home in San Diego. Sporting an Afro hairstyle and sideburns, Kelly made a splash with his one-liners and fight scenes in... Read More »
Posted on Jun 30 2013

Watch Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, and Jennifer Hudson in ‘Black Nativity’ Trailer

The first trailer for Kasi Lemmons‘ gospel musical Black Nativity aired tonight during the 2013 BET Awards. The film, an adaptation of Langston Hughes‘ classic play, stars Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Latimore, Tyrese Gibson, Mary J. Blige, and Nasir Jones. Black Nativity centers on a street-wise teen (Latimore) from Baltimore, raised by a single mother (Hudson),... Read More »
Posted on Jun 11 2013

Anthony Mackie in ‘Runner Runner’ Trailer

Anthony Mackie has teamed up with Justin Timberlake for the new movie Runner Runner, and now you get your first look at them in action in this extended trailer. Mackie plays an aggressive FBI agent focused on bringing down an online gambling suit being investigated for multiple crimes, and Timberlake plays a poor college student who finds himself in... Read More »
Posted on Jun 10 2013

Watch: Cicely Tyson’s Tony Awards acceptance speech

Cicely Tyson gives an emotional accept speech after winning her first Tony Award for ‘The Trip to Bountiful.’ “I’m the sole surviving member of my immediate family. I’ve asked over and over again why. I now know why. It’s been 30 years since I stood on stage,” says Tyson. “I really didn’t think it would happen again in my... Read More »
Posted on Jun 10 2013

Tony Awards 2013 Winners: Cicely Tyson, Billy Porter, Patina Miller and Courtney B. Vance Make History

It was a historic night for black actors at the 67th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, who took home half of the top acting honors, including best lead actor in a musical, best lead actress in a play, and best lead actress in a musical. Legendary actress Cicely Tyson won her first Tony award for Best Performance by an... Read More »
Posted on Jun 04 2013

Courtney B. Vance performs a scene from ‘Lucky Guy’ in a pub (Video)

The New York Times invited Tony nominees to perform scenes on location in New York. Here, Courtney B. Vance, who plays a newspaper editor in “Lucky Guy,” rants about the columnist Mike McAlary. RELATED ARTICLES: Tony Awards 2013 nominees: Courtney B. Vance, Cicely Tyson, Billy Porter, Condola Rashad and more receive nods Courtney B. Vance and Stephen Tyrone Williams... Read More »
Posted on May 31 2013

‘After Earth’: What Moviegoers Are Saying

M. Night Shyamalan‘s new sci-fi epic, After Earth, starring Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Sophie Okonedo and Zoe Kravitz hit theaters Friday. Moviegoers have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on the action-packed adventure flick after catching it early at Thursday night previews. And the responses are mostly positive. -“After earth is a must see @officialjaden and his pops... Read More »
Posted on May 28 2013

First Look at Gabrielle Union in BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane’ (Video)

Several days after announcing the premiere date of its highly anticipated tent-pole Being Mary Jane, BET has released sneak peek footage of its movie adaptation of Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil’s upcoming series. The original telepic, which premieres July 2 on BET, follows a successful TV anchor juggling family and work commitments while trying to figure out her... Read More »
Posted on May 28 2013

Check out Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela in first ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ Poster

Here’s a first look at British actor Idris Elba in the official theatrical poster for The Weinstein Company’s Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. In the film, Elba plays the iconic Nelson Mandela during his earlier years. The film is based on the former South African President’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age,... Read More »
Posted on May 28 2013

Vivica A. Fox in ‘Cool Cat’ anti-gun PSA (Video)

Here’s a story we definitely missed over the past few weeks involving one of the most celebrated urban actresses. Vivica A. Fox is using her star power to keep kids safe by appearing in Derek Savage’s ‘Cool Cat Finds Gun,’ an interactive children’s video series that teaches kids what to do if they find a gun. Fox, known for... Read More »
Posted on May 18 2013

‘Pacific Rim’ Trailer: Idris Elba cancels the apocalypse

Warners Bros. Pictures Idris Elba returns to the big screen in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, which released it’s explosive main trailer online today. In the film, Elba plays Stacker Penetcost, a commanding officer who leads an army of human-controlled robots against alien sea creatures trying to take over Earth. The official film synopsis reads: When legions of monstrous... Read More »
Posted on May 14 2013

‘Fruitvale Station’: Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer star in haunting new trailer

The new trailer for Ryan Coogler’s Sundance award-winning film, Fruitvale Station, has been released online and it looks incredible. The film is based on a true story and stars Michael B. Jordan (Friday Night Lights, Chronicle) as Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old San Francisco Bay Area man whose 2009 shooting by Oakland BART police sparked outrage and protests in the... Read More »
Posted on May 08 2013

Norm Lewis to reprise ‘Les Misérables’ role at MUNY

Broadway vet Norm Lewis is set to reprise his role as Javert in a MUNY stage production of Les Miserables, which will play the outdoor St. Louis venue from July 15 – 21.  The Muny announced principal casting on Wednesday for the fifth show of its fantastic 95th season, Les Misérables. Broadway veterans Lewis and Hugh Panaro make their Muny debuts starring as Javert and... Read More »
Posted on May 08 2013

‘The Butler’ Trailer: Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and David Oyelowo Lead Ensemble Cast

The first trailer for Lee Daniels‘ historical period drama, The Butler, was released online today and it’s pretty amazing! The film tells the true story of Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker), an African-American man who served as a butler in the White House for over thirty years. As an employee of the White House, Allen sat front-row through significant changes in American society, such as the Civil... Read More »
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