Category: Entertainment

Kentucky’s African-American Hamlets: A Photographer’s ‘Homeplace’

Kentucky’s African-American Hamlets: A Photographer’s ‘Homeplace’

If you see photographs of African-Americans today, you don’t see a lot of positive imagery,” photographer Sarah Hoskins said in a phone conversation. “You see Obama, people being arrested and athletes.” She has made...

Chris Brown Avoided ‘SVU’ Based on Rihanna Beating (Watch the Episode)

Chris Brown Avoided ‘SVU’ Based on Rihanna Beating (Watch the Episode)

*Chris Brown made sure to avoid the Feb. 27 episode of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ that was based on his volatile relationship with Rihanna. A source close to the singer tells HollywoodLife.com, “It’s f**ked up, sad and very unfortunate and no, no way in hell did he watch that bulls**t. Why would he want to […]

Cicely Tyson, Will Packer & Screen Gems’ Clint Culpepper Receive AAFCA Awards (Photos)

Cicely Tyson, Will Packer & Screen Gems’ Clint Culpepper Receive AAFCA Awards (Photos)

*The African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) honored the special achievements of iconic actress Cicely Tyson, vanguard film studio Screen Gems and  the renowned Pan African Film Festival. During this year’s ceremony, the organization also introduced its Ashley Boone Award, named for the pioneering former president at Fox Studios, which was presented to Will Packer and […]

Antoine Fuqua’s ‘Southpaw’ Gets Green Light After More than a Year

Antoine Fuqua’s ‘Southpaw’ Gets Green Light After More than a Year

*The Antoine Fuqua boxing drama, “Southpaw” is back on the move. According to the LA Times, The Weinstein Company picked up the project after Dreamworks pulled the plug in 2011. When the project was first announced, Eminem was cast as the star, but with the latest developments, it might be a different story. Written by […]

Why is Someone Stalking Sheree Whitfield?!

Why is Someone Stalking Sheree Whitfield?!

*Surprisingly, someone is allegedly stalking Sheree Whitfield. She says popular blogger, TamaraTattles has been lurking in the bushes taking photos of her without permission. So the former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star has filed a petition for a protective order against the writer, whose real name is Tamara Kay Brawner. “In October 2011 the respondent […]

Kevin Hart Challenged During ‘SNL’ Brainstorming (Video)

Kevin Hart Challenged During ‘SNL’ Brainstorming (Video)

*Hosting “Saturday Night Live” is probably a great experience when different celebrities join in on the fun. Kevin Hart, a natural comedian, is excited for the experience, but hasn’t had the easiest time working with SNL. It’s not that he’s demanding of others or wants special accommodations. It’s that he’s got a method in which he […]

Kevin Hart Challenged During ‘SNL’ Comedy Brainstorming

Kevin Hart Challenged During ‘SNL’ Comedy Brainstorming

*Hosting “Saturday Night Live” is probably a great experience when different celebrities join in on the fun. Kevin Hart, a natural comedian, is excited for the experience, but hasn’t had the easiest time working with SNL. It’s not that he’s demanding of others or wants special accommodations. It’s that he’s got a method in which he […]

Chamique Holdsclaw Indicted

Chamique Holdsclaw Indicted

*Former WNBA player and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw is being indicted for charges stemming from a Nov. 2012 shooting in Atlanta. The basketball player is being charged with aggravated assault, criminal damage, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. She was arrested following an argument with basketball peer and ex-girlfriend, […]

Can ‘American Idol’ Survive Nicki Minaj?

Can ‘American Idol’ Survive Nicki Minaj?

*For those brave souls still trying to stick with “American Idol” this season, FOX announced today that it’ll all be over on May 16, when a winner from the Top 20 selected this week will be crowned. As previously reported, the show hit an all-time ratings low this week, and judging from Twitter comments and […]

The Roots Drummer ?uestlove to Release a Memoir

The Roots Drummer ?uestlove to Release a Memoir

*Drummer ?estlove of The Roots is constantly evolving. His latest project is a book. “Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to ?uestlove,” his memoir, will be released June 18. The book includes encounters with fellow celebs like Stevie Wonder, KISS and Jay-Z, who is also ?uest joins the ranks of Common and Jay-Z who have […]

TV Bits: Aldis Hodge to ‘Sixth Gun’, Kevin Hart Hosts ‘SNL’ (Watch)

TV Bits: Aldis Hodge to ‘Sixth Gun’, Kevin Hart Hosts ‘SNL’ (Watch)

*Aldis Hodge has a new gig in a funky new NBC series, “Sixth Gun,” an adaptation of the graphic novel by the same name. It’s been described as a supernatural Western, featuring six guns with mystical powers. Aldis will work alongside W. Earl Brown and Graham McTavish. In other TV news, Kevin Hart is scheduled […]

‘American Idol’ Hits Ratings Lows; Robin Roberts Boosts ‘GMA’

‘American Idol’ Hits Ratings Lows; Robin Roberts Boosts ‘GMA’

*It appears as if the addition of Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban to “American Idol” did nothing to bring in new viewers. In fact, it’s driving people away. The Fox singing competition continues to tumble in the ratings, logging a third consecutive week of in-season Wednesday lows, according to Nielsen. Among adults 18-49, […]

AFFRM’s Array to Release Storm Salter’s Jamaican Epic Better Mus’ Come

AFFRM’s Array to Release Storm Salter’s Jamaican Epic Better Mus’ Come

*Los  Angeles, CA –  African-American  Film  Festival  Releasing Movement (AFFRM)’s new multi-platform label Array will release its first acquisition, BETTER  MUS’ COME, in New York and Los Angeles on March 15. The theatrical release will  be preceded by simultaneous  one-night  engagements  in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Washington DC, Seattle and Houston on March 13 presented by Array  […]

Rihanna/Chris Brown Inspired ‘SVU’ Ends in Death (Clips)

Rihanna/Chris Brown Inspired ‘SVU’ Ends in Death (Clips)

*SPOILER ALERT Wednesday’s Chris Brown/Rihanna inspired episode of “Law & Order: SVU” ended rather poorly for the Rihanna character. The real lovebirds just this week admitted that they were back together after a breaking up in the wake of his beating of her in 2009. The “SVU” pair are also superstars rising to fame through […]

EUR Perspective: A Slam-Dunk Weekend

EUR Perspective: A Slam-Dunk Weekend

*For all of its faults, the Slam-Dunk Contest is still the best part of the entire NBA All-Star weekend. The game is pretty much a joke, after all – just a showcase for the biggest talents in the league to forget about defense for a night. The Slam-Dunk contest, though … it’s still pretty cool, […]