Category: Spotlight Video

Agency Signs Young Actress from ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

Agency Signs Young Actress from ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

*The little girl from “Beasts of the Southern Wild’ has gone Hollywood. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] Deadline.com is reporting that talent agency ICM Partners has signed Quvenzhane Wallis, the 8-year-old actress who captivated the Sundance and Cannes Film festivals earlier this year starring as Hushpuppy in the Benh Zeitlin-directed drama. [Scroll down to watch […]

Joy Bryant Talks ‘Parenthood’ Season 4; New Film ‘Hit and Run’

Joy Bryant Talks ‘Parenthood’ Season 4; New Film ‘Hit and Run’

*It’s no accident that Joy Bryant ended up in a feature film with Dax Shepard, her love interest from NBC’s “Parenthood.” [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] “Our trailers are side by side, so it was basically a knock on the trailer door,” the actress told us during roundtables for their movie, “Hit and Run,” opening […]

Mariah Carey: Pic from ‘Butler’ Set; ‘Triumphant’ Video Tease

Mariah Carey: Pic from ‘Butler’ Set; ‘Triumphant’ Video Tease

*Mariah Carey is seen in the above photograph stepping out of her trailer Monday on the New Orleans set of “The Butler.” [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] The Lee Daniels-directed film has Oprah Winfrey, Lenny Kravitz, Cuba Gooding Jr., John Cusack, Robin Williams, and James Marsden among its star-studded cast. In addition to reteaming with […]

Lynn Whitfield on Playing a Dying Mom in ‘Somebody’s Child’

Lynn Whitfield on Playing a Dying Mom in ‘Somebody’s Child’

*It’s been more than two decades since Lynn Whitfield famously sashayed half-naked in one of her numerous standout made-for-TV movies, “The Josephine Baker Story.”  On Saturday (Aug. 25), the veteran actress returns to the small screen – this time as a dying mother of 37-year-old twin sons in the GMC original movie, “Somebody’s Child.” [SUBSCRIBE TO […]

Beyonce Impacts Social Media on World Humanitarian Day

Beyonce Impacts Social Media on World Humanitarian Day

  *Beyonce’s music video “I Was Here” for the UN’s World Humanitarian Day campaign generated one billion messages encouraging people to do a good deed on Sunday. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] The campaign is designed to increase the amount of good deeds done by ordinary people, and additionally, to give something back to those […]

Spike Lee on Tyler Perry: ‘God Bless Him’ (Video)

Spike Lee on Tyler Perry: ‘God Bless Him’ (Video)

*Director Spike Lee spoke to CNN’s Don Lemon about stereotypes in film, and the conversation inevitably swung around to Tyler Perry. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] The two directors traded public barbs after Lee, in 2009 said, among other things, that Perry’s films “harken back to ‘Amos n’ Andy’. Perry responded by famously saying Spike […]

A Black Physician in 1864 NY? Dr. Freeman Debuts in New Drama ‘Copper’

A Black Physician in 1864 NY? Dr. Freeman Debuts in New Drama ‘Copper’

Looking for a nice change of pace on TV? Perhaps a break from the reality shows? Consider BBC America’s first original scripted series “Copper,” a drama from executive producers Tom Fontana (“Oz,” “Homicide: Life on the Street”) and Barry Levinson (“Diner,” “Donnie Brasco”), set in New York’s Five Points, Fifth Avenue and emerging African American […]

Group Claims Obama Leaks Military Secrets to Hollywood (Video)

Group Claims Obama Leaks Military Secrets to Hollywood (Video)

*A group of former military and C.I.A. officers launched a campaign to trash President Barack Obama over alleged security leaks by appearing on seven TV shows on Thursday – all to draw attention to their 22-minute video that has been viewed about 400,000 times since it posted Wednesday on YouTube, according to The Hollywood Reporter. […]

Toure Blasts Romney Remark as ‘Niggerization’ of Obama (Video)

Toure Blasts Romney Remark as ‘Niggerization’ of Obama (Video)

*During a discussion on MSNBC’s “The Cycle” of Mitt Romney’s recent statement that President Obama should “take [his] campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago,” co-host Touré said he believes there are explicit racial connotations beneath Romney’s words, calling it the “niggerization” of the campaign. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] “That really […]

Al Roker Disses Matt Lauer over Ann Curry Debacle (Video)

Al Roker Disses Matt Lauer over Ann Curry Debacle (Video)

*Al Roker appeared to take a dig at his own “Today” show co-host and producers on live television Thursday for the way they treated former co-host Ann Curry. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] Roker, Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Tamron Hall were wrapping up an interview with members of the U.S. women’s rowing team when […]

Keke of ‘R&B Divas’: ‘It Was Weird Having My Baby on Camera’

Keke of ‘R&B Divas’: ‘It Was Weird Having My Baby on Camera’

*Although part of being a recording artist is having to shoot music videos and film interviews, two of the five stars from TV One’s “R&B Divas” say that having cameras roll on their personal lives is still something they’re getting used to. “Because I know that no matter how you slice it, when I see […]

Will Sanaa Lathan and Kelsey Grammer Hook Up in ‘Boss’?

Will Sanaa Lathan and Kelsey Grammer Hook Up in ‘Boss’?

*Season 2 of the Starz original series “Boss” premieres Friday with new cast member Sanaa Lathan bringing all kinds of fresh challenges to Kelsey Grammer’s manipulative mayor of Chicago, Tom Kane. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] As previously reported, Lathan plays Mona Fredricks, a principled political adviser who eventually becomes Kane’s Chief of Staff. “Mona is […]