The Screen

When the HBO biopic based on Bessie Smith’s life airs Saturday, viewers may very well choose to focus on the dynamic of the relationship between Smith and Ma Rainey. Queen Latifah, who plays the titular character, recently spoke with BET, and she empathized with those drawn to the relationship but also expressed hopes they didn’t […]


We have to admit it, when Mo’Nique said she was initially offered the role of Cookie on Empire, we were a bit skeptical. Not that we doubted Mo’s talent, we just couldn’t imagine anyone but Taraji P. Henson in the role. But when we talked to the Blackbird star about the controversy and she challenged Lee […]


Actor and comedienne Mo’Nique Imes-Jackson made headlines in February when various outlets reported she had been blackballed from Hollywood after a perceived rift with Precious director and Empire co-creator Lee Daniels. One revelation to come from their respective interviews was Mo’Nique taking what seemed to be a low salary of $50,000 for a part that […]

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The Life

When Mo’nique accepted the Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actress,” in 2009, for her stellar portrayal of Mary Lee Johnston in Lee Daniels’ “Precious,” her Hollywood peers erupted with applause and Mo’Nique exhaled a sigh of relief. She kissed her husband, then acknowledged her friend Lee Daniels, who was standing behind her. She rode the […]

Mo’Nique is still on her media tour, telling everyone that Lee Daniels is having a passive aggressive hissy fit against her. Now the actress is saying that Daniels is upset because she did not thank him in her 2010 Oscar acceptance speech. Daniels claimed that Mo’Nique “didn’t play the [Hollywood] game,” meaning she didn’t “campaign” or schmooze for […]

The 2017 Academy Awards are just days away and this year’s nominations list is blacker than ever! Just a year after the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the academy has made it a point to make every subsequent year as diverse as possible. This year’s nominees include greats like multiple Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, Viola Davis for Fences and […]

It’s been five years since Mo’Nique won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of the wicked mother in Precious. Winning an Oscar should be the turning point for an actor’s career, and it was for Mo’Nique, just not in the direction she imagined. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the comedienne-actress admits that she’s been “blackballed” […]


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Celebrity News

  Mo’Nique is “Gone With The Wind Fabulous” baby, and everyone needs to know it! Mo’Nique was on Hot 97 this morning and spoke to the crew about her weight loss and her journey to get down to where she is now! She has been on a 3 year path of weight loss success. Says […]

According to studies, flying is the safest form of travel. Regardless, how safe flying is, there’s always that chance something happens before take off. Either it’s the screaming kids kicking the back of your seat or the person who is nursing a cold sneezing all over the place. While all of the aforementioned scenarios are commonplace, getting […]

Last week TV One held an event at Cipriani’s in New York City to showcase their new programming for 2011. Founder and Chairwoman Cathy Hughes* spoke with MsDramaTV about her views on Black women in TV and Film. In the clip below she is very vocal in her opinion on Halle Berry’s role in Monster’s […]