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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 »
Posted on May 08 2013

Watch Damon Wayans Jr. in Comedy Web Series ‘Just Face It’ (Video)

Damon Wayans Jr. has teamed up with Nivea Men (you know, the company behind that racist ad) to create a branded comedy series to promote the brand’s grooming products. In this new original web series “Just Face It,” viewers follow Ty (Wayans) as he silences one irritation after another in pursuit of a smoother life. In the premiere episode,... Read More »
Posted on May 06 2013

First Look at Anthony Mackie as Falcon (Photos)

Anthony Mackie was recently spotted shooting scenes from Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier in Los Angeles last week. In the film, Mackie plays Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, a former criminal turned flying superhero. Falcon is often referred to as the first African-American superhero in mainstream comic books. Captain America: The Winter Soldier picks up where Marvel’s The... Read More »
Posted on May 03 2013

Will Smith and Jaden Smith Promote ‘After Earth’ in Taiwan (Video)

Hundreds of screaming fans welcomed Will Smith and his teenage son Jaden to Taipei on Friday where the proud father spoke about ‘the family business’ of making movies. The father-son duo will continue their Asian ‘After Earth’ promotional tour on Monday with a public event hosted by the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families, at the Taipei 101, where... Read More »
Posted on May 01 2013

Gary Carr Joins ‘Downton Abbey’ Cast

Downton Abbey has found it’s first black character to stir things up on the upcoming season. British actor Gary Carr has joined the Season 4 cast of the award-winning period drama. Carr will play Jack Ross, a charismatic Jazz singer. The casting marks the first time a black actor will have a major recurring role on the show and... Read More »
Posted on Apr 30 2013

Tony Awards 2013 nominees: Courtney B. Vance, Cicely Tyson, Billy Porter, Condola Rashad and more receive nods

The nominations for American Theatre Wing’s 67th annual Tony Awards were announced early Tuesday morning. Performers from productions such as ‘Kinky Boots,’ “Motown The Musical,” Pippin,” “Lucky Guy,” “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” and “The Trip to Bountiful” were nominated in various categories. Only Broadway shows that opened since April 26, 2012, are eligible. The Broadway League... Read More »
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