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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 »
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 »