Laurence Fishburne is set to star in the A+E adaptation of the 1977 miniseries, Roots, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Fishburne will play Alex Haley, who wrote the novel in 1976. James Earl Jones originally played Haley in the series. Roots was centered around Kunta Kinte (played by LeVar Burton) after being sold into slavery, and it follows his life […]
Black-ish stars Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne, and Anthony Anderson visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night. Naturally, hilarity ensued. From the trio’s entrance waving a red ribbon baton, to Fishburne’s “Disney princess” voices, to Tracee explaining her alter egos (and the infamous T-Murda), it was a segment full of laughs and foolery. Scandal favorite […]
James Fortune talks with Laurence Fishburne about his new show, “Black-Ish,” and on what he thought about Samuel L. Jackson being mistaken for Lawrence Fishburne on television! Click on the audio player to hear the exclusive interview. Like TheUrbanDaily.com on Facebook! MORE LINKS ON THE URBAN DAILY Whoopi + Rosie O’Donnell Get Into A […]
ABC’s new family sitcom “Black-ish,” starring and executive produced by Anthony Anderson and created by Kenya Barris, has a lot going for it even before its premiere on ABC next week. It’s the first show on the network in a long while to focus entirely around a black family and offers the cultural perspectives of three different generations of […]
Earlier in the year, Samuel L. Jackson went off on a seasoned entertainment journalist during a live interview when the interviewer confused him with Laurence Fishburne. Jackson and Fishburne have been dealing with people confusing them for 25 years. Despite not having been apart of that incident, actor/comedian David Alan Grier decided to help both […]
Actor Samuel L. Jackson has been in some of the most beloved and most hated movies ever to come out of the United States. Therefore, he is probably one of the most recognizable black actors of our time. Well, that may be true except for one entertainment news reporter. Samuel L. Jackson flipped out on […]
Despite the best efforts of the police department, the Klan and the KFC Double Down, Black people are determined to survive in the future. Well, at least Hollywood gives us a fighting chance. As The Hunger Games devours the competition at the box office, we look back at our favorite characters that battled the post-apocalyptic […]
Anthony Mackie (The Night Catches Us, Million Dollar Baby) and Lance Gross (Our Family Wedding, House of Payne) may or may not strike you as acting newcomers. But when you compare them to Laurence Fishburne and Denzel Washington, they’re definitely Hollywood babies. Samuel L. Jackson has been around since Spike Lee’s breakout films and Laurence […]
(via Entertainment Weekly) Diversity has come to Metropolis! In a surprising but exceptional act of color blind casting, actor Laurence Fishburne has been tapped to play The Daily Planet’s editor-in-chief Perry White in the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel. Fishburne’s character will crack the whip when it comes his two star reporters, Lois Lane and […]
Looks like Hollywood’s “white out” is on hiatus–at least in TV Land. This morning the nominations for the 63rd Annual Emmys were announced and Black Hollywood is finally feeling the love. Taraji P. Henson got a nod in the “Best Actress in a Mini-Series Or Movie” category for Lifetime’s ” Taken From Me: The Tiffany […]
Remember Laurence Fishburne‘s buck-wild porn-star daughter, Montana? The Phattys Rhymes & Dymes 14 star caught a break on Monday morning and will not do jail time stemming from a battery case.
Montana Fishburne faked a suicide attempt last August that was videotaped by a private investigator hired by her father, actor Laurence Fishburne, who was concerned about his daughter’s well-being.