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The Godfather of Soul gets the big screen treatment with “Get On Up,” which follows James Brown from his humble beginnings to becoming one of the most iconic figures in American music history. Must Watch: What Chadwick Boseman Found In James Brown’s Closet [EXCLUSIVE] Far from having an idyllic Cosby-esque existence, Brown’s childhood years were fraught […]

Bringing an eccentric and larger than life icon like James Brown to film can be a daunting task for even the most talented of actors, but Chadwick Boseman was more than ready for the challenge. Boseman, who lit up the screen in last year’s “42,”  shows he’s more than a one-trick pony with an electrifying performance […]

    All hail Caesar!  “Dawn of The Planet of The Apes” opens in theaters nationwide today, and the long awaited sequel is worth the wait! Director Matt Reeves helms a visual and emotionally stunning summer hit, proving that summer blockbusters can be both exciting, intelligent and not have to cater to the lowest  denominator (looking […]

2014  is proving to be a strong year for Black actors as the nominees for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmys were announced earlier this morning.  Idris Elba was recognized for his work as DCI John Luther in the BBC mini-series “Luther,”  landing on the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries as well as Chiwetel Ejiofor for […]

  Melissa McCarthy has accomplished what very few plus-size actresses in Hollywood have been able to – make it as a successful A-list actress on both the small and big screen. Audiences first came to love the talented comedienne as Sookie St. James on the CW hit dramedy “Gilmore Girls” and is now helming her own […]

    What is power and how far would you go to get it?  That’s the question explored in the new Starz series, “Power” that follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), a successful nightclub owner who lives a double life as a cutthroat drug lord in New York City.  While Ghost seems to have […]

After a less than stellar movie debut in 2012’s “Battleship,” Rihanna is taking a second chance at box office success with the Dreamworks animated movie “Home.”   Based on the best-selling children’s book “The True Meaning of Smekday,” Rih-Rih will voice Tip, a plucky and resourceful teen who manages to escape an alien invasion by the Boov, who relocate […]

  The ladies of Litchfield Penitentiary are back! After an agonizing year-long wait, Season 2 of “Orange Is The New Black” premieres today on Netflix.  Based on the real-life memoirs of Piper Kerman, the series is a wickedly delicious dramaedy that follows Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a privileged young  woman who must serve an 15-month sentence for […]

Entertainment can create the strangest of bedfellows–case in point, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Courtney Kemp Agboh.  Agboh, a former journalist turned Emmy nominated producer, is part of a very exclusive sorority of Black female showrunners on primetime TV. And who doesn’t know 50 Cent’s “rags to riches” story; a former drug dealer turned rapper, turned […]

May the force be with her! After months of speculating which major role Lupita Nyong’o would land after her Oscar winning turn in “12 Years A Slave,” director J.J. Abrams has handpicked the stunning Kenyan beauty for  “Star Wars: Episode VII.” RELATED: 10 Actors/Actresses of Color We’d Like Featured In New “Star Wars” Movie In a […]

She’s b-a-a-a-ck! After a nearly 3 year acting hiatus, Hollywood’s Queen Bee, Angelina Jolie is back in fighting form in Disney’s “Maleficent.”  An imaginative re-telling of the classic “Sleeping Beauty,”  screenwriters Linda Woolverton and Charles Perrault flesh out one of the most terrifying villains in fairytale land, proving there’s more than one side to every story. […]

  Award season mostly tend to be a celebration of White achievement in Hollywood, but with the announcement of today’s Critics Choice TV Awards, more Black actors and actresses on primetime tv are getting their due.   Joe Morton, who plays Eli  Pope on “Scandal” made the cut in the Best Guest Performer in A […]