Black directors unite, and let’s all get down. That could have been the rallying call for the Black excellence that took over Twitter today. Starting at 10 am, Black directors such as John Singleton, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Tyler Perry, and Malcolm D. Lee joined Ava DuVernay for a Tweet-a-thon for the black filmmakers collective AFFRM (African […]

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We knew that the two-hour Empire season closer would bring even more scandal, back-stabbing, semi-public sex, and double crosses than the season’s weekly episodes, and the finale did not disappoint. With Mario Van Peebles at the helm of the first hour and Debbie Allen holding down the second, there was no shortage of gasps and […]

The two-hour season finale of Empire is airing on Wednesday, and we’re waiting to see how everything with the Lyons family pans out. Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyons, sat down with The Steve Harvey Morning Show and spilled some secrets from the show’s finale. Here’s what he shared. The first hour of the finale will be […]


  TV One’s Unsung series became an instant hit with viewers who tuned in for in-depth behind the scenes insights into their favorite soul, R&B, and hip-hop artists.  Following the same format, the network launched Unsung Hollywood in 2014, which shines a spotlight on actors, comedians, TV series, and movies. The new season of Unsung […]

As dance instructor Lydia Grant in the 1980 film Fame Debbie Allen dropped one of the most iconic lines in cinema history “You’ve got big dreams? You want fame? Well fame costs. And right here is where you start paying…in sweat.” Allen’s career is a testament to those very words. After a successful career as […]

Let’s face it, the black sitcom is all but extinct on network television.  With the cancellation of  “My Wife And Kids” and “Everybody Hates Chris”,  it seems major networks have zero interest in investing in black comedies.  There might light on the horizon with the resuscitation of one of television’s most beloved sitcoms. MUST READ: […]


When folks mention the word “remake,” they’re usually met with skepticism and eye rolls. But lately, black actors have been finding success revisiting classics that were previously played by white actors. Denzel Washington stepped into Frank Sinatra’s shoes with 2004’s The Manchurian Candidate, and even Will Smith took a stab at it with the reboot […]

The legendary Debbie Allen stopped by Wendy Williams this past Friday to share some scoop on some of her celebrity friends.  The multi-talented actress/dancer/director/producer had some words of wisdom for Fantasia Barrino. When asked how the troubled R&B singer can get her career and reputation back on track, Allen offered the following advice: “I wish […]

Lakeshore and MGM have signed Debbie Allen, Charles S. Dutton, Kelsey Grammer and Megan Mullally to appear as instructors and supervisors in the upcoming Fame remake.