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Posted on Apr 29 2013

Gabourey Sidibe joins ‘American Horror Story’ Season 3 Cast

American Horror Story: Coven has recruited a Precious star for their upcoming new season. Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe has joined the third season cast of the acclaimed FX drama series, showrunner Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter Monday. “Thrilled to announce Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe is joining the cast of ‘American Horror Story: Coven,’ Murphy tweeted. No details were given on what role... Read More »
Posted on Apr 29 2013

‘The Wire’ alum Larry Gilliard Jr. Joins ‘The Walking Dead’ Cast

The Walking Dead has found another black actor from HBO’s The Wire to join it’s upcoming fourth season cast. Larry Gilliard Jr has been cast as a series regular in AMC’s hit zombie series The Walking Dead. Gilliard will play Bob Stookie, a former Army medic who is “deeply haunted by his past (both before and after the zombie... Read More »
Posted on Apr 25 2013

Meet RECTIFY’s Johnny Ray Gill (Video)

Johnny Ray Gill made his return to the small screen earlier this week on the two-hour series premiere of Rectify, Sundance channel’s new drama about a man released after 19 years in prison for murder. The rising star plays Kerwin Whitman, a prison inmate sitting on death row with a strong will to live. His character befriends the show’s... Read More »
Posted on Apr 25 2013

Corbin Bleu to make ‘One Life To Live’ debut

Corbin Bleu has been added to the cast of One Life to Live. The High School Musical star will invade laptops and video streaming devices next week when the long-running soap opera returns as a web series. Bleu will play Jeffrey King, a brand new character who works as a digital consultant at The Banner (Viki Buchanan’s Newspaper). His... Read More »
Posted on Apr 16 2013

Octavia Spencer in New ‘Snowpiercer’ Character Poster

Released Monday, a new international poster for Snowpiercer, the upcoming sci-fi thriller, gives us a glimpse into the futuristic world of director Bong Joon-ho. The poster features one of the story’s main characters, Tanya (Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer), in what could be described as a desolate, post-apocalyptic world theme. The actress is dressed in tattered clothing with a headband holding... Read More »
Posted on Apr 16 2013

First Look at Jamie Foxx as Electro on the set of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Jamie Foxx was captured filming scenes on the set of Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in Times Square on Monday. In the film, Foxx plays Max Dillon, an electrical engineer who becomes super-villain Electro after being struck by lightning while working on a powerline and being left with the ability to control electricity. As far as his storyline goes,... Read More »
Posted on Apr 15 2013

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje to play gladiator in ‘Pompeii’

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has joined the cast of Film District’s 3D period adventure, Pompeii. Set in the days leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, a slave (Kit Harington) on a ship heading for Naples works to get home to save the woman he loves and his best friend, a gladiator trapped inside the city’s coliseum.  Emily Browning, Kiether... Read More »
Posted on Apr 12 2013

’42’ Hollywood Premiere: Chadwick Boseman, Naturi Naughton, Andre Holland and more hit the red carpet

At the 42 Los Angeles premiere Tuesday night, star Chadwick Boseman took to the red carpet at the TCL Chinese Theater surrounded by images of Jackie Robinson. In 42, Boseman plays the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers MVP who forever changed the face of American sports. Co-stars Harrison Ford, Andre Holland and Dusan Brown also posed for the cameras. Naturi Naughton,... Read More »
Posted on Apr 10 2013

Watch Eric Kolelas’ French Drama Short ’50 Pence’ (Video)

French filmmaker and actor Eric Kolelas stars in a gripping new short film drama, 50 Pence, which he also wrote and directed. In the short film, Kolelas plays a hustler who navigates through the beautiful streets of Paris with a mysterious woman (Anoushka Ravanshad) after he is ordered to bring her to his dangerous boss where an uncertain future... Read More »
Posted on Apr 08 2013

Chris Rock Joins ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ Cast + Behind The Scenes Video

Chris Rock has been added to the star-studded cast of BET’s The Real Husbands of Hollywood for it’s second season, Blackactors.net has learned. “He’s a guy whose advised me and helped me make steps in the right direction throughout my career, said executive producer Kevin Hart. “To have him accept an invitation is huge to me. Its just another... Read More »
Posted on Apr 02 2013

Condola Rashad, Joe Morton to Star in ‘Romeo & Juliet’ on Broadway

Tony nominee Condola Rashad will star alongside Orlando Bloom on Broadway this fall in a modern take on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, producers announced yesterday. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the production centers on the classic feud between the Montague and Capulet families and will focus on an added racial element in this version of... Read More »
Posted on Apr 01 2013

GIVEAWAY: Win a ’42’ Movie Prize Pack

The triumphant life of Jackie Robinson is headed to the big screen next week with the release of Brian Helgeland’s 42, which tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford)—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. To celebrate the... Read More »
Posted on Apr 01 2013

First look at Brandon T. Jackson in ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’

Brandon T. Jackson returns as Grover Underwood, a half-goat, half-human satyr in the second installment of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians adventure film series, Sea of Monsters–and we have the first-look images and trailer. In the first film, The Lightning Thief, Jackson was a standout as the crippled best friend and protector of the lead character. In the upcoming sequel, Grover (Jackson) is captured and held on a dangerous... Read More »
Posted on Mar 29 2013

Watch Denzel Washington and Paula Patton in ‘2 Guns’ Trailer

Denzel Washington, Paula Patton and Mark Wahlberg star in what seems like the longest trailer in history for Baltasar Kormákur‘s 2 Guns. The film, based on a graphic novel by Steven Grant, follows Washington as a DEA agent and Wahlberg as an undercover naval intelligence officer who unknowingly investigate each other as each is stealing money from the mob.... Read More »
Posted on Mar 28 2013

Idris Elba Says His Mandela Biopic Is ‘Hands Down The Best’

Idris Elba sat down with UK’s Guardian for a very insightful interview about his career at the launch of the Tanqueray Gin Palace in London. The Thor actor discussed, among other things, his role as the legendary political activist-turned-South African president Nelson Mandela in the upcoming biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Here are some of the highlights from the interview. On comparing his portrayal of Mandela with that of Morgan Freeman (Invictus) and Terrence Howard (Winnie):... Read More »
Posted on Mar 28 2013

Bill Cosby Performs Stand-Up on ‘Letterman’ (Video)

Update: The video has been deleted from the servers. We’ve replaced it with an interview. Legendary actor Bill Cosby made an appearance on the Late Show last week, performing a short stand-up routine about his old age before a colorful sit-down with David Letterman, where he discussed his early years in sports. The Cosby Show actor proved you don’t have to... Read More »