Tag: Actors

This Is the End-ish: Black-ish Will Conclude With Its Eighth Season, Mixed-Ish Canceled After Two Seasons

Black-ish (2014-present); Mixed-ish (2019-2021)Photo: ABC It’s upfronts season in the television industry, and I’m not going to get all jargon-y on you—let’s just say this is the time of year where audiences hear a lot about new shows, existing show season renewals and existing show cancellations! It’s a rollercoaster of emotions! Advertisement Probably the biggest […]

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Taraji P. Henson Launches Mental Health Campaign for Black Students

Taraji P. Henson attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) On Monday, Empire and Hidden Figures star Taraji P. Henson announced the launch of a brand new campaign focused on lightening the mental health burden the educational system frequently places on Black students. Advertisement Titled […]

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Jaleel White Speaks Out on His Relationship With Former Mentor Bill Cosby

Jaleel White attends the Lifetime’s Christmas Movie Stars Kick Off Say “Santa!” on November 09, 2019 in Glendale, California.Photo: Jesse Grant for Lifetime (Getty Images) Jaleel White, the actor who hilariously portrayed America’s favorite and arguably original awkward Black boy Steve Urkel on Family Matters, is opening up about his relationship with his former mentor, […]

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Homecoming Queen: Phylicia Rashad Is the New Dean of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts

Phylicia Rashad attends the Netflix Premiere for Tyler Perry’s “A Fall From Grace” at Metrograph on January 13, 2020 in New York City.Photo: Bennett Raglin (Getty Images) “You learn something once, and it’s yours for life…you’ve got big dreams, you want fame. Well, fame costs, and right here is where you start paying—in sweat.” Advertisement […]

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The Risky Business of the Golden Globes—HFPA Makes Statement Following NBC Canceling 2022 Ceremony

Signage is seen during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Media Preview on February 26, 2021.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) Hollywood is known as the place where the streets are paved with gold. However, the Golden Globe has been quite tarnished in the past several weeks. It definitely doesn’t shine the way it did back […]

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They Getting Real Reckless: White Colorado State Rep Calls Colleague ‘Buckwheat’

Rep. Richard Holtorf being scolded by Rep. Leslie Herod after Holtorf called a colleague “Buckwheat”.Screenshot: YouTube Maybe they’ve been watching reruns of old Rocky films or still reeling from the high of rushing into the Capitol on Jan. 6, but some Republicans are getting real reckless with their words, and one of the worst examples […]

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It Has Been a Week, So Please Enjoy This Palate-Cleansing Homage to Black Excellence From Zendaya and Law Roach

Zendaya speaks onstage during ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. Photo: Randy Shropshire for ESSENCE (Getty Images) Y’all, we have missed so much this past year—family reunions, brunches, concerts, the Met Gala, casual hookups (if you’re into that kinda thing—no judgments). I’ve now celebrated two birthdays in this damned panorama, so […]

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Cast of I May Destroy You Breaks New Ground as Best Ensemble at the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards

I May Destroy You (2020) Photo: HBO One of the few major awards ceremonies that doesn’t take itself too seriously, the Film Independent Spirit Awards happened on Thursday night, and we have some Black-ass winners to celebrate. Advertisement HBO’s acclaimed series (which has mostly been neglected this awards season, save for GLAAD and NAACP, to […]

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Angela Bassett, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, and Kevin Hart Discuss Black Achievement in Film for New Documentary From Apple

Angela Bassett, left; Jamie Foxx; Halle Berry; Kevin HartPhoto: Amanda Edwards/Kevin Winter/Amy Sussman for CDGA/Christopher Polk (Getty Images) There is no doubt that when it comes to the task of achieving excellence in the film industry, Black Hollywood has always understood the assignment. Advertisement Whether that’s something as simple but menacing as Denzel Washington’s sneer […]

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Yes, Janet Hubert Has Been Working Post-Fresh Prince Reunion—Joins the Cast of The Last O.G.

Original “Aunt Viv” Janet Hubert On How it Feels to Get Reputation Back After “Fresh Prince” ReunionScreenshot: KTLA 5/YouTube Everybody, dance now!! Why? Because we have something to celebrate—our beloved “O.G. Aunt Viv” will become another type of “O.G.” That’s right actress Janet Hubert has been cast in TBS’ The Last O.G., starring Tracy Morgan […]

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Barry Jenkins Has Worked on The Underground Railroad Limited Series for 4 Years—and Now He’s Gifting it to Us

Barry Jenkins at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards on February 10, 2019; Thuso Mbedu in The Underground Railroad (2021)Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP (Getty Images), Screenshot: Amazon Prime Video/YouTube (Getty Images) You know a Barry Jenkins-helmed series of frames when you see them—they are visual poetry. Advertisement Jenkins, who is seemingly very intentional with the projects […]

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Netflix to Air Special Providing an Intimate Look at Chadwick Boseman’s Artistic Process

Chadwick Boseman poses in the press room during the 2019 American Music Awards on November 24, 2019.Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for dcp (Getty Images) “Chadwick Boseman forever.” It’s a statement many of his fans and peers have expressed in Boseman’s honor as the indelible mark he’s left on the world will truly live on forever, […]

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The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood and Elaine Welteroth Reflect on Exchange With Sharon Osbourne After Monthlong Hiatus

Sheryl Underwood attends the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards CBS after party on June 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California; Elaine Welteroth attends the Planned Parenthood’s Sex, Politics, Film, & TV Reception on January 26, 2020 in Park City, Utah.Photo: Angela Weiss/Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images) On Monday, The Talk resumed its regularly scheduled programming after […]

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Oscars 2021: Don Cheadle, Angela Bassett, Regina King, Halle Berry Among Award Presenters

Don Cheadle at the Showtime Emmy Eve Nominees Celebrations on September 21, 2019 in West Hollywood, California; Angela Bassett attends the 51st NAACP Image Awards on February 22, 2020 in Pasadena, California; Regina King at the 2019 American Music Awards on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California; Halle Berry celebrates the premiere of “John […]

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BAFTAs 2021: Daniel Kaluuya, Bukky Bakray, Remi Weekes Among Winners

Daniel Kaluuya attends Toast To The Arts Presented By Remy Martin on March 2, 2018 in West Hollywood, California; Bukky Bakray attends the “Rocks” premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival on September 05, 2019 in Toronto, Canada; Remi Weekes attends the Netflix “His House” Midnight Premier on January 27, 2020 in Park City, […]

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SAG Awards 2021: Daniel Kaluuya, Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman Among Winners

Daniel Kaluuya attends the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California; Viola Davis at the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California; Chadwick Boseman attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Kevork Djansezian/Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) […]

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Kevin Durant Fined $50k for ‘Offensive and Derogatory’ Language…But Also Because Michael Rapaport is Out Here Twitter Snitchin’

Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates his three point shot in the second quarter against the Toronto Raptors at Barclays Center on February 05, 2021 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions […]

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How Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin Honor Black Fatherhood in Netflix’s Concrete Cowboy

“My late dad was a great guy to me…the best advice he said to me was always try and look someone in the eyes when you’re talking to them and just read that person. Let them connect with you or don’t. But do it through the eyes.” — Idris Elba, Actor, Producer, “Concrete Cowboy” What […]

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Netflix Is Not Fooling Around With Its New Black Content in April 2021

Concrete Cowboy; Zero; Thunder Force; YasukePhoto: Netflix Do you already have a headache from reading various articles that you thought were real—only to be reminded that it’s April Fools’ Day and every shock tweet or news is a whole-ass lie? Well, I hope I can ease your tension with this next lineup from Netflix’s Strong […]

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Cynthia Erivo, Andra Day, Whoopi Goldberg, Zendaya and Michaela Coel Among Honorees at Essence Black Women in Hollywood

Cynthia Erivo att the American Black Film Festival Honors Awards Ceremony on February 23, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California; Andra Day attends 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala on November 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California; Whoopi Goldberg at the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California; Zendaya attends the 71st […]

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Marsai Martin’s Saturdays Is a Love Letter to Brown-Skinned Girls

“I always want to make sure that young Black girls are in the forefront and see themselves in anything that they do…I’m creating stuff that I wish I saw when I was younger, and that is highlighting our beautiful Black queens.” — Marsai Martin, Actor, Executive Producer Marsai Martin is in her bag. She first […]

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Kevin Durant Wants to Whoop Michael Rapaport’s Ass and I’m Not Quite Sure How to Feel About It

Photo: Mike Lawrie (Getty Images) While Everybody Loves Raymond, actor Michael Rapaport continues to elude a similar fate. Advertisement Maybe it’s because he habitually involves himself in Black people problems that have jack shit to do with him; maybe it’s because he came for Janet Jackson; maybe it’s because he got dragged by Meek Mill; […]

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‘Black People Have Been Cowboys’: Concrete Cowboy Cast Reflect on the Legacy of Black Cowboys

“Black people have been cowboys and have been a part of the cowboy community for centuries. But we have not seen that. They have not been glorified and they have not been romanticized in film.” Lorraine Toussaint, Actor, Concrete Cowboy When did you first learn that Black cowboys exist? For actor and producer Idris Elba, […]

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Michael Strahan Without the Gap? Sorry to This Man

Photo: Thearon W. Henderson (Getty Images) Gather ‘round, children—it’s story time! Once upon a time, over a decade ago, when your Auntie Mai was still an avowed New Yorker most at home strolling (and shopping) the streets of Soho, she experienced a celebrity encounter that shook her to the core. If you’re a resident of […]

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Red Table Talk Exclusive Clip: Whether You’re for or Against Niecy Nash’s Relationship, It’s ‘Not Gon’ Change’ What She Does

Niecy Nash on Red Table Talk.Screenshot: Courtesy of Facebook Watch Red Table Talk is back and it’s bringing the same energy—featuring guests that everyone is talking about. Advertisement In this case, the guest is Niecy Nash and her wife, Jessica Batts. If you recall, she surprised fans last fall when she announced that she was […]

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Did You and Your Friends Pull Up to the 2021 NAACP Image Awards? If Not, Here’s What Went Down

Eddie Murphy, Jazmine Sullivan, Maxwell and Stacey Abrams at the 52nd NAACP Image Awards. Photo: Courtesy of NAACP/BET After a week of Black-ass celebration, we’ve made it to the main event! The 52nd NAACP Awards televised ceremony took place on Saturday night and we have some highlights to… highlight! Advertisement We already broke down the […]

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‘It Crosses a Line’: Sherri Shepherd on Sharon Osbourne’s Hostile Exchange With Sheryl Underwood

Sherri Shepherd attends the Los Angeles special screening of Bleeker Street’s “Brian Banks”on July 31, 2019 in Long Beach, California.Photo: Phillip Faraone (Getty Images) Former co-host of The View Sherri Shepherd is sending her support to Sheryl Underwood in the aftermath of her and Sharon Osbourne’s hella hostile exchange. (And by “hella hostile,” I mean […]

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Jamie Foxx to Star and Executive Produce Upcoming Limited Series on the Life and Career of Mike Tyson

Jamie Foxx attends SiriusXM’s Urban View ‘Just Mercy’ Town Hall with Michael B. Jordan & Jamie Foxx on December 17, 2019 in New York City. Photo: Cindy Ord for SiriusXM (Getty Images) Whether it’s an aspiring jazz musician, a legendary soul singer, or an exonerated man who finally gets justice after many long years, when […]

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