Tag: black hollywood

Haute Girl Autumn? A Few of Our Faves Sizzle on This Season’s Covers

Lizzo for Elle (left); Janet Mock for Out magazine; Tracee Ellis Ross for Essence Screenshot: Yvan Fabing (Elle/Hachette Filipacchi), Lia Clay (Out Magazine), Itaysha Jordan (Essence Communications) C’mon, melanin! The crush of New York Fashion Week coincided with the latest batch of black girl magical covers headed to newsstands as fall arrives this weekend, so […]

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Lupita Nyong’o Will Be Spreading Black Girl Literary Magic as HBO Max Orders Series Based on the Novel, Americanah

Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto (Getty Images for Kering) Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o will soon be appearing on the small screen as star of her long-time passion project, Americanah, based on the best-selling 2013 novel by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. According to Deadline, HBO Max has ordered a limited series based on the book, of which […]

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Watch: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence Reunite for One Last Ride in Bad Boys for Life Trailer

It only took 16 years, but the official trailer for Bad Boys for Life is finally here and we’re all better for it. In these two minutes and 30 seconds of rapture, our lord and savior Will Smith and the legendary Martin Lawrence reprise their roles as Miami Police detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett […]

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Erika Alexander’s an Iconic Actor, but Life in Hollywood Ain’t No Crystal Stair

This just in: disparities persist in Hollywood. Beyond a lack of inclusion and pay inequities—which are both critical—the ways that we see black women, as well as the breadth of our roles and even the level of imagination assigned to the specific characters we play, can be stifling. “I think that black men [in Hollywood] […]

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Jason Mitchell’s Character Will Be Killed Off in Upcoming Season of ‘The Chi’

Photo: Amy Sussman (Getty Images) Brandon Johnson is no more. Deadline reports that the popular character, played by embattled actor Jason Mitchell, will be killed in the upcoming season of The Chi. “There is a lot of great life in The Chi, and there’s also death in The Chi,” Gary Levine, Showtime’s Co-President of Entertainment, […]

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Common Leads Proposal to Build Massive Movie Studio Complex in Chicago

Photo: Ilya S. Savenok (Getty Images for Common’s Book Tour In New York) During a rousing speech at the BET Awards in June, movie magnate Tyler Perry stressed the importance of becoming our own gatekeepers. “When I built my studio, I built it in a neighborhood that is one of the poorest black neighborhoods in […]

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When They See Us, Angela Bassett, Sterling K. Brown Among 2019 AAFCA Winners

Photo: Presley Ann (Getty Images) The African American Film Critics Association just announced the winners of its upcoming AAFCA TV Honors and as you can probably guess, there’s no shortage of black excellence among those set to be honored. When They See Us, the Ava DuVernay-helmed miniseries that’s poised to ransack every trophy during award […]

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Watch: Cynthia Erivo Brings the Fight for Freedom to Life in Harriet Trailer

The canceled series Underground breathed new life into the saga of Harriet Tubman. Now looking to delve further into the courage and determination that fueled one of the most important figures in American history comes Harriet, produced by Charles D. King’s MACRO, New Balloon and Stay Gold Features. From the official press release: Based on the […]

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Watch: Dear White People Grows by Any Means Necessary in Season 3 Trailer

Dear White People mastermind Justin Simien lives to torment us all. As he admitted to Bustle, his mission in life is to “surprise the viewer.” “From the movie, the spirit of, ‘It’s not what you think it is,’ has always been pervasive in the world of Dear White People,” Simien said. When last he left […]

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Beyoncé Stuns in Alexander McQueen at The Lion King World Premiere

Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, and Chiwetel Ejiofor attend the World Premiere of Disney’s The Lion King on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, Calif.Photo: Jesse Grant (Getty Images for Disney) Simba may be the star of The Lion King, but Beyoncé is the star of the red carpet—and arguably, of Disney’s live-action remake, as her casting […]

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Some of Black Hollywood’s Biggest Stars Play ‘Black Ass Game’

It’s been said time and time again that the black experience is not monolithic. That fact becomes especially apparent when some of the most controversial topics that separate the black community come up in conversation. Or at least during a round of “Black Ass Game.” In the latest segment, many of the biggest and blackest […]

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Lena Waithe Calls Out Will Smith, Denzel Washington for Not Funding More Black Films

As Lena Waithe’s star continues to rise, she’s taken her responsibility as a black filmmaker seriously. Not only does she make it a point to create opportunities for other deserving black creatives, but she holds other Hollywood veterans in positions of power accountable to do the same. Despite our unquestionable talent, financing is one of […]

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Blockbuster Talent: Aisha Hinds Is Poised for Major Impact in Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Aisha Hinds, left, Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe and Kyle Chandler in Godzilla: King of the MonstersPhoto: Warner Bros. Anyone who had the pleasure of watching actress Aisha Hinds monologue her way through a series of breathtaking appearances as Harriet Tubman on the tragically underrated (and sadly canceled) series Underground knew they were witnessing someone wondrous. […]

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‘A Magnificent Life’: Barry Jenkins Pays Tribute to If Beale Street Could Talk Hairstylist Kenneth Walker

Kiki Layne (l) and Stephan James in “If Beale Street Could Talk.”Screenshot: Annapurna Pictures One of the visionaries who helped bring James Baldwin’s work to luminous life on the big screen has died. Earlier this month, the film industry lost veteran hairstylist Kenneth Walker, and on Wednesday, If Beale Street Could Talk director Barry Jenkins […]

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Nah, Fam: Regina Hall Nixes Whitney Houston Drug Joke in Her Show Black Monday

Photo: Getty If her character on Showtime’s Black Monday is any indication, Regina Hall revels being on the edge when it comes to comedy. But she finds nothing funny about the disease of drug addiction, she shared in explaining why she asked the writers to ax a joke about Whitney Houston’s drug abuse. The actress, known […]

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