Posted on 05 January 2012   TV

Former “Law & Order” Actress S. Epatha Merkerson To Host TV One’s “Find Our Missing”

TV One is stepping up their original programming with a brilliant project focusing on black missing persons. As the centerpiece of an effort to draw attention to and help find missing Black Americans, whose stories are largely ignored in national media coverage of missing persons, TV One will premiere Find Our Missing, a 10-episode, one-hour docu-drama series Wednesday, January... Read More »
Posted on 04 January 2012   TV

Wayne Brady to Guest Star on “The Bold And The Beautiful”

According to Soap Opera Digest, multi-talented entertainer Wayne Brady will guest star on the January 18 episode of CBS’ ‘The Bold and the Beautiful.’ Brady will play himself, when two characters participate in ‘Let’s Make a Deal.’ Brady most recently appeared in the Hollywood Bowl production of Rent. He has also starred on Broadway in Chicago as Billy Flynn.... Read More »
Posted on 29 December 2011   Film, Lists, Theater, TV

Top 10 Best Performances of 2011

As the year comes to an end, we highlight some of the spectacular performances by black actors that made a lasting impression on us this year. This isn’t a popularity contest, so there may be people you expect to see who are deliberately missing from the list. 1. Oliver Litondo as Kimani N’gan’ga Maruge in “The First Grader” 2.... Read More »
Posted on 29 December 2011   TV

Nichelle Nichols Originally Auditioned For The Role of Spock in “Star Trek” (Video)

Would the iconic Star Trek series be a different beast if the stars of the show had been cast as different characters? That was almost the case according to Nichelle Nichols, who famously played U.S.S. Enterprise Chief Communications Officer Lt. Uhura (which was reprised by Zoe Saldana in the 2009 film remake). In a 2002 interview for the documentary... Read More »
Posted on 27 December 2011   TV, Video

Watch the first full episode of Showtime’s “House of Lies” Starring Don Cheadle (Video)

Showtime released the full premiere episode of their new primetime drama series “House of Lies” starring Don Cheadle as a cut-throat business consultant ahead of it’s original cable premiere date. Viewers get an eyeful as the opening scene shows a butt naked Cheadle in bed with his ex-wife. As for the episode synopsis: Marty (Cheadle) and The Pod consult... Read More »
Posted on 21 December 2011   TV

Naturi Naughton Joins Lifetime’s “The Client List”

Fresh off the heels of her television debut on the now-cancelled NBC flop The Playboy Club, Naturi Naughton (Notorious, Fame) is attached to star in another television drama series. The actress has landed a new gig on Lifetime’s “The Client List.” Deadline reports: EXCLUSIVE: The Playboy Club co-star Naturi Naughton has joined the cast of Lifetime’s upcoming drama series... Read More »