Category: Spotlight Video

Meet Kerry James Marshall (Video)

Meet Kerry James Marshall (Video)

An interview with artist Kerry James Marshall at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Kerry James Marshall is one of the leading contemporary painters of his generation. Over the past twenty-five years, he has become...

John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art (Video)

John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art (Video)

One of the nation’s most important and comprehensive collections of African-American art presented in its entirety For over a 50-year period, John and Vivian Hewitt visited galleries, artists’ studios and exhibitions, collecting hundreds of...

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 […]

Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled at Capitol; First Black Woman in Statutory Hall

Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled at Capitol; First Black Woman in Statutory Hall

*President Obama joined members of Congress Wednesday to unveil a new full-length statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks in the Capitol Building’s Statuary Hall. Parks takes her “rightful place among those who shaped this nation’s course,” Obama said at the ceremony. The 9-foot statue shows Parks seated, commemorating the moment in December 1955 when […]

Rep. Keith Ellison Explodes on Sean Hannity (Watch)

Rep. Keith Ellison Explodes on Sean Hannity (Watch)

*Sean Hannity and Democratic congressman Keith Ellison (Minnesota) got into it on Tuesday’s “Hannity” after Ellison called the Fox News host, “the worst excuse for a journalist I’ve ever seen.” Ellison was reacting to a music montage of President Obama that Hannity ran just before bringing him on. The clips, which showed Obama talking about […]

Mariah Carey’s Nip Slip — So So Tiny (Pic, Video)

Mariah Carey’s Nip Slip — So So Tiny (Pic, Video)

*One outlet called it “The Emancipation of Mimi’s Nipple.” Mariah Carey had a tiny little nip slip at So So Def’s 20th Anniversary Concert on Saturday (Feb. 23) at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre that is just now making the rounds online. She took the stage to wheel out a birthday cake for So So Def’s founder […]

Don Omar Sued over Yacht in his Music Video

Don Omar Sued over Yacht in his Music Video

*Singer/rapper Don Omar is facing legal action over allegations he featured a yacht in a music video without seeking permission from its owners. The artist and his record company are being sued by the Portuguese firm, which owns the luxury La Reve vessel shown in the 2010 video for his hit Danza Kuduro. In the […]

‘Apprentice’ Issues: Omarosa on Piers Morgan and ‘Crazy-Ass La Toya’

‘Apprentice’ Issues: Omarosa on Piers Morgan and ‘Crazy-Ass La Toya’

*The new season of “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” begins this Sunday, and it already appears that Omarosa Manigault is again in the middle of all the drama…just like old times. “[Lil] Jon had to break up all of the fights between me and crazy-ass La Toya Jackson,” she told reporters during TCA interviews for the show […]

Benjamin Bratt (in Ralph Lauren and Burberry) Battles The Rock in ‘Snitch’

Benjamin Bratt (in Ralph Lauren and Burberry) Battles The Rock in ‘Snitch’

*Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays a desperate father who goes undercover in a Mexican drug cartel to save his son from a lengthy prison sentence in the action flick, “Snitch.” His nemesis is none other than Benjamin Bratt, the 49-year-old actor best known for playing two notable characters who sit on either side of the […]

Dem. Lawmaker ‘Sorry’ for Wearing Blackface at Purim Party

Dem. Lawmaker ‘Sorry’ for Wearing Blackface at Purim Party

*A New York assemblyman who at first defended his decision to sport blackface, an Afro wig and a basketball jersey to a costume party apologized Monday, saying he didn’t mean to hurt anyone. Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind wore the getup at his own party in his home to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, for […]

TNT’s New ‘Boston’s Finest’: ‘Not a Boston Version of ‘Cops”

TNT’s New ‘Boston’s Finest’: ‘Not a Boston Version of ‘Cops”

*Donnie Wahlberg may play a cop on TV, but he’s bringing the real thing to TNT next week in a new reality series that follows police officers in his hometown of Boston. Aptly titled “Boston’s Finest,” the show is not just a Boston version of the popular Fox series “Cops,” Wahlberg insists. “First and foremost, […]

Harlem Folk Dismiss ‘New’ Harlem Shake Craze (Watch)

Harlem Folk Dismiss ‘New’ Harlem Shake Craze (Watch)

*We all know that the current Harlem Shake viral craze isn’t the real Harlem Shake dance that exploded in the early 2000s — and someone has finally decided to point this out in a public way. According to Slate.com, Chris McGuire and Schlepp Films decided to ask people who are actually from Harlem what they thought […]

Emotional ‘GMA’ Return for Robin Roberts (Watch)

Emotional ‘GMA’ Return for Robin Roberts (Watch)

*Five months after a bone-marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder, it was back to work for “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts this morning, and she was received in grand style. “I have been waiting 174 days to say this: ‘Good Morning America,’ ” she told the audience. [Scroll down to watch.] Billed […]

Emotional ‘GMA’ Return for Robin Roberts (Watch)

Emotional ‘GMA’ Return for Robin Roberts (Watch)

*Five months after a bone-marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder, it was back to work for “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts this morning, and she was received in grand style. “I have been waiting 174 days to say this: ‘Good Morning America,’ ” she told the audience. [Scroll down to watch.] Billed […]

First Look: Laurence Fishburne in NBC’s ‘Hannibal’

First Look: Laurence Fishburne in NBC’s ‘Hannibal’

*NBC has released the first teaser for its midseason drama “Hannibal,” which features Laurence Fishburne and premieres April 4 in the Thursday 10 p.m. slot. Mads Mikkelsen takes on the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter opposite Hugh Dancy as FBI criminal profiler Will Graham, based on the characters from Thomas Harris’s novel “Red Dragon.” Fishurne, […]