Category: Spotlight Video

Ohio Ad: Blacks Should Vote GOP Because Lincoln Ended Slavery

Ohio Ad: Blacks Should Vote GOP Because Lincoln Ended Slavery

*A super PAC ad running Ohio hopes it can woo African American voters with a new ad suggesting their loyalty to the Democratic Party is misguided, and that they should vote Republican because Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, too. [Watch below.] According to Salon, the Empower Citizens Network has an ad in the Columbus area […]

Cory Booker Lets Sandy Victims Crash at his House

Cory Booker Lets Sandy Victims Crash at his House

*In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker has allowed at least one person affected from the storm to bunk in his home and enjoy his power outlets and “working DVD player.” Newark Mayor Cory Booker has earned the nickname “supermayor” for rushing into a burning building to save a woman from […]

Man on ‘Fire’: UK’s Eamonn Walker in Command on NBC

Man on ‘Fire’: UK’s Eamonn Walker in Command on NBC

*British actor Eamonn Walker was 9-years-old when he saw Sidney Poitier in the film “In the Heat of the Night.” “I was sitting next to my mother. And England not being the best place in the world for young black folks, or old black folks at that time, I recognized something in that film and […]

First Look: Trailer for E! Reality Special ‘Nicki Minaj: My Truth’

First Look: Trailer for E! Reality Special ‘Nicki Minaj: My Truth’

*E! has released a trailer for its three-episode reality special, “Nicki Minaj: My Truth,” which showcases the Young Money/Cash Money artist up close and personal for 21 days. Minaj gives her Barbz “unfiltered access” as she travels and prepares for sold-out concerts, product launches and more. “Nicki Minaj: My Truth” premieres on the E! Network […]

Zoe Saldana Fronts LensCrafters ‘My Look’ Campaign (Video)

Zoe Saldana Fronts LensCrafters ‘My Look’ Campaign (Video)

  *Actress Zoe Saldana, currently filming the lead role in a Nina Simone biopic, has been tapped to front ads for the new “My Look” service from eyewear chain LensCrafters. “My Look” offers customers the chance to try on four frames and take high-definition pictures with each, comparing the images side-by-side. ”I think it’s very […]

‘Flight’: Denzel Washington’s Inverted Plane Explained (Audio)

‘Flight’: Denzel Washington’s Inverted Plane Explained (Audio)

*Can a commercial airliner actually fly upside down the way Denzel Washington’s character maneuvers his aircraft in “Flight?” The disturbing image appears in trailers for the movie, which opens nationwide on Friday (Nov. 2). In the scene, Washington’s Capt. Whip Whitaker inverts the plane in midair as a way to stabilize it following a sudden […]

Russell Simmons: Homeless ‘Totally F**ked’ After Sandy (Video)

Russell Simmons: Homeless ‘Totally F**ked’ After Sandy (Video)

*Russell Simmons is urging New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg to come to the aid of the city’s homeless in the wake of superstorm Sandy. The hip hop mogul spoke out about the horrible circumstances faced by the homeless after New York was ravaged by the storm on Monday, and accused Mayor Bloomberg of failing to […]

Chicago Rapper Lil’ Reese Exposed on Video Beating His Girlfriend (Video)

Chicago Rapper Lil’ Reese Exposed on Video Beating His Girlfriend (Video)

*When Chris Brown and Rihanna clashed in 2009, and the incident went around the world, you would think that it was condemned wholeheartedly by the people of that age group. But instead, that incident on top of the already violent climate between teenagers did nothing but get worse. A video of a Chicago rapper called […]

Chicago Rapper Lil’ Reese Exposed on Video Beating His Girlfriend (Video)

Chicago Rapper Lil’ Reese Exposed on Video Beating His Girlfriend (Video)

*When Chris Brown and Rihanna clashed in 2009, and the incident went around the world, you would think that it was condemned wholeheartedly by the people of that age group. But instead, that incident on top of the already violent climate between teenagers did nothing but get worse. A video of a Chicago rapper called […]

Madonna Booed in New Orleans for Endorsing Obama (Watch)

Madonna Booed in New Orleans for Endorsing Obama (Watch)

*Madonna’s own fans turned on her in New Orleans over the weekend when she told the crowd at her concert to vote for Barack Obama. “I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama,” she said, before a chorus of boos rang out amid cheers. She then walked it back […]

Madonna Booed in New Orleans for Endorsing Obama (Watch)

Madonna Booed in New Orleans for Endorsing Obama (Watch)

*Madonna’s own fans turned on her in New Orleans over the weekend when she told the crowd at her concert to vote for Barack Obama. “I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama,” she said, before a chorus of boos rang out amid cheers. She then walked it back […]

Deborah Kass On Appropriation, Barbra Streisand, And The Dissolving Middle Class (PHOTOS, INTERVIEW)

Deborah Kass On Appropriation, Barbra Streisand, And The Dissolving Middle Class (PHOTOS, INTERVIEW)

Deborah Kass is not soft spoken. Nor is her art work, which appropriates pop culture icons and artists she admires, while redefining New York School abstract painting through the lens of feminism. Today, Kass’ first...

Marco Brambilla’s ‘Creation (Megaplex)’ Finishes Off Spectacular Triptych Of Cinema Overload

Marco Brambilla’s ‘Creation (Megaplex)’ Finishes Off Spectacular Triptych Of Cinema Overload

The Huffington Post  | By Priscilla Frank Posted: 10/26/2012 6:13 pm EDT Updated: 10/26/2012 6:13 pm EDT If you thought Hieronymus Bosch‘s works were image overdoses, imagine the film adaptation. That’s pretty much the...

Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj in New ‘Idol’ Promo (Watch)

Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj in New ‘Idol’ Promo (Watch)

*”The show that started it all is starting our best season yet,” touts Ryan Seacrest in a new promo for “American Idol.” He appears with judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson in the clip, tweeted out by Seacrest on Thursday. Season 12 of will debut over two nights in early 2013: […]

Michelle Obama, Halle Berry on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ (Watch)

Michelle Obama, Halle Berry on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ (Watch)

*It was a mini-version of Black Girls Rock on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last night as the talk show host featured guests Michelle Obama, Halle Berry and a performance by Ciara. The first lady was there to encourage everyone to exercise their civic duty on Nov. 6 – or preferably, earlier. “People should vote. No matter […]