When Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear teamed up last year for “Live In Front Of A Studio Audience” on ABC, they garnered super ratings (23 million) and won an Emmy. The special consisted of a reboot of Lear’s ‘70s sitcoms “All In The Family” and “The Jeffersons” featuring Jamie Foxx, Wanda Sykes…
Philly’s Questlove announces role in Pixar’s ‘Soul’
TORONTO — British actress Cynthia Erivo is relatively small in stature. In person, she is earnest and genial. In performance, the 32-year-old can appear achingly vulnerable. And if you're not paying attention, she will bowl you over.
ATLANTA — For Kerry Washington’s vulnerable Kendra Ellis-Connor in Netflix’s film “American Son,” there is no Olivia Pope to save her. Nothing is “handled.”
A judge orders R. Kelly to use his music residuals to stay current on his child support. The singer/songwriter has been in a money pinch even before his arrest on numerous criminal sexual misconduct charges. He remains in custody awaiting trial. Kelly’s ex Andrea has made it known the singer…
“Against the odds. All heart. Together as one.”
NEW YORK — Sometimes it seems like Gugu Mbatha-Raw is playing some crazy version of showbiz Bingo.
Rel Dowdell’s critically acclaimed documentary, “Where’s Daddy?” was screened and discussed Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication. “Where’s Daddy?” currently holds an almost unheard-of 100% critics’ rating on the top film review website, Rotte…
INGLEWOOD, California — Kanye West has unveiled his "Jesus Is King" IMAX film, featuring a gospel choir performing at artist James Turrell's dramatic Roden Crater in the Arizona desert. It'll be in theaters nationwide for one week to coincide with Friday's release of an album with the same name.
Who is the pastor that’s breaking the internet for allegedly starring in a sex tape? Pastor David Wilson of Bibleway Ministries and World Outreach Inc. of Texas is trending because of a super explicit sex tape on the internet with a man that looks very much like the pastor. His family denies…
Cardi B has joined ‘Fast & Furious 9’
In 2019, more than 600 people were killed by police officers and African Americans accounted for about 25% of those deaths despite only making up 13% of the population.
Cardi B has already conquered the music charts and now she has set her sights on Hollywood.
LOS ANGELES — Deon Taylor doesn't take no for an answer when it comes to filmmaking. And it's a word he hears all the time.
NEW YORK (AP) — As Lupita Nyong'o accepted an award from the Harlem School of Arts — and entered the stage to Beyoncé's anthemic hit "Brown Skin Girl" — the actress mainly had two people to thank for fueling her passion for the arts as a child: her parents.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — "I'd like to thank the academy" is a phrase many only ever get to say in front of their bathroom mirrors. But 16 student filmmakers actually got to utter those words on stage Thursday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in Beverly Hills.
Is a member of the ground breaking hip hop group Public Enemy a brand new daddy? That’s what a woman who use to work for Flava Flav claims. This woman says the 60-year old rapper and reality star is the father of her child. This would be Flav’s eighth if it’s true. Flav has responded and he …
Shonda Rhimes, iHeartMedia strike podcast deal
LOS ANGELES — The first weekend was no fluke: “Joker” is a hit.
Vogue writer in trouble for Rihanna interview
Matt Lauer: The Saga continues. The dismissed former anchor of NBC News’ Today Show is back in the headlines after a new book accuses him of rape. Lauer was fired from NBC in 2017 for inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace and was replaced by Hota Kotb. At first, Lauer did apologize …
Will Eddie Murphy and his natty cohort in “Dolemite Is My Name” bring back the double-knit polyester leisure suit?
The 28th Philadelphia Film Festival starts Oct. 17. It will showcase 120 feature length and short films, including the opening night film “Just Mercy,” with Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx. Here’s some of the lineup:
LOS ANGELES — "Joker" is getting the first laugh on its debut weekend, scoring an October box-office record with $13.3 million earned in Thursday night showings.