Nicki Minaj announces her retirement
Official voting began Wednesday for the E! People’s Choice Awards, which honor fan favorites in movies, TV, music, and pop culture.
A selective list of upcoming Fall 2019 film releases. Release dates subject to change:
Following worldwide acclaim, 11 Tony Awards, and the fact that scoring tickets for the Broadway production a nearly impossible feat, “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s rhythmic hip-hop history lesson has finally come to Philadelphia, playing at the Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St., through Nov. 17.
“Jimmy Lee” is a stirring album combining Raphael Saadiq’s trademark vintage soul sounds with moving gospel, disquieting soundscapes and closing triad of tunes that pulls no punches in addressing social ills and personal doubts.
Focused on informing, supporting and empowering women, the new OWN series “Black Women OWN the conversation, continues on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 10 p.m. with an emotionally-charged episode on motherhood.
The Made in America music festival takes place this weekend and the city of Philadelphia has issued a number of road closures and parking restrictions. Whether you are heading to the festival or just trying to get around Philadelphia this holiday weekend, here’s what you need to know.
NEW YORK — If Taylor Swift, Missy Elliot and a 1990s rap reunion couldn’t halt the shrinkage of MTV’s television audience for its Video Music Awards, perhaps nothing can.
Viola Davis to play Michelle Obama in proposed series
Dancing With The Stars announces their new contestants. Some will shock you and others will please you. Motown Legend & former Supreme Mary Wilson, former NFL Super Bowl Champ Ray Lewis, Actor/Comedian Kel Mitchell (Keenan & Kel), Supermodel Christie Brinkley; former White House Spok…
David Alan Grier, Blair Underwood to star in ‘A Soldier’s Play’
Octavia Spencer to be honored by gay advocacy group
Did Jay-Z go from Team Kaepernick to Team NFL? The billionaire rapper/record exec/entrepreneur just made a deal with the NFL, and it’s structured as a music and social justice campaign. Mr. Carter will serve as the NFL’s live music entertainment strategist. Now, social media is lighting Jay …
American Idol is coming back to ABC. Returning to the judges’ table are Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and, our favorite, Lionel Richie. At press time, ABC/Disney is hammering out a deal for Ryan Seacrest to return as host. My question is when we are going to see some stars? Remember, despite this b…
NEW YORK — Danielle Brooks is a performer at her core, but the “Orange is the New Black” breakout actress works behind the scenes, too.
LOS ANGELES — Ever seen a female-led mob movie? Neither had “The Kitchen” writer and director Andrea Berloff, and that’s why she says she jumped at the chance to adapt DC Vertigo’s comic series of the same name.
NEW YORK — Jemele Hill, the ESPN host who departed the sports network a year after tweeting that President Donald Trump was a white supremacist, has a book deal.
Another awards show this year will go on without a host at the helm — this time, on television’s biggest night.
Born in Durban, South Africa, and raised in New York City, Nondumiso Tembe, a multi-award winning singer, songwriter, dancer, writer and actress, who has extensive theater, film and television credits, is the first South African actress to obtain a master’s of fine arts in acting from the pr…
The wildly popular Michael B. Jordan, star of “Fruitvale Station,” “Creed” “Black Panther” and “Creed 2,” now tests the waters as an executive producer with “David Makes Man,” premiering at 10 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14 on OWN.
In this #MeToo age, a biofilm about a wrongfully convicted high school football player, who was accused, tried and imprisoned for rape, is timely.
The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) wants to remind local screenwriters that the Aug. 5 final deadline for the 2019 “Set in Philadelphia” (SIP) Screenwriting Competition is rapidly approaching.
The next stop on the highly unlikely journey of Lil Nas X and his smash hit, “Old Town Road,” is the star-studded stage of CMA Fest, airing Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
NEW YORK — Add an “e’’ and “Hobbs & Shaw” might have been a time-traveling thriller about playwright George Bernard Shaw and 17th-century philosopher Thomas Hobbes.
NEW YORK — Woodstock 50 is officially canceled.
A.J. Calloway will be leaving ‘Extra’
NEW ORLEANS — Don’t ask Brian McKnight where he’s been. That question is really telling, he says, because his true fans know where to find him.
Drake signs partnership with SiriusXM, Pandora
It’s as if his modesty prevents him from discussing himself or his career.
Summer is flying by, and even if you don’t have a big destination vacation planned, there’s still time to get out of the city, enjoy some great music and culture, and sample food and drink from around the world.
With the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo just under a year away, and immigration a hot topic in the headlines, “Sprinter,” executive produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, will be a particularly timely feature at the upcoming Blackstar Film Festival.
Harriet Tubman may not have her face on a $20 bill, but plans for a biopic in her name are becoming a reality.
“When They See Us,” Ava DuVernay’s Netflix miniseries about the 1989 Central Park jogger case, is officially a strong Emmy contender after collecting 16 nominations Tuesday. Among those accolades is a nod for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for Jharrel Jerome, who plays K…
It’s a mad, mad, mad world once beloved King Lear begins to succumb to insanity, dividing his kingdom between his daughters and setting off a series of tragic events. In King Lear’s world it is not only the king who suffers, but also his entire kingdom.
Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith launch media venture
Now, I’m not one for I told you so’s, except when it comes to Stevie Wonder. The 69–year-old Motown legend took to the concert stage and confirmed that his doctors have located a matching kidney for transplant surgery later this summer. Wonder is on dialysis because he hadn’t been taking car…
LOS ANGELES — It will be case closed next season for “How to Get Away with Murder” and its fictional Philadelphia locale.
In 1989, the warnings were dire. The Spike Lee film “Do the Right Thing,” critics and columnists said, would provoke violence and disrupt race relations.
Could Chris Brown’s music be a problem for Black women? Brown has a lyric in Need A Stack, one his songs, that says “I only fwith Black with good hair.” Is this for attention? Does he mean it? Chris, ain’t your mom Black? It’s also time to think about things like what constitutes good hair? …
Philly’s Dyana Williams returns to full-time radio
Last June, the home of legendary singer Nina Simone was designated as a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, reports Billboard. Now that same organization is launching a campaign via crowdfunding to assist in restoring and preserving the later civil rights activ…
From the time he was a kid, Jahzeer Terrell always had an interest in the sciences and the performing arts. When the Philadelphia native wasn’t taking classes at the Freedom Theatre, he was taking various science courses in the classroom.
Meek Mill partners with Lids on new hat line
NEW YORK — Daniel Baker and Joel Martinez may be hosts of a late-night TV talk show that attracts A-list celebrities but they don't feel like they're competing with the likes of Jimmy Fallon or Stephen Colbert.
Cops say a man tried to steal Halle Berry’s house. Authorities have charged Ronald Eugene Griffin after he allegedly came to the actress’ L.A. home twice. First, Griffin reportedly shows up in January trying to work on the locks, but the house staff chases him away. Then a month later, autho…