Tag: cinema of the united states

Man Who Confronted Reporter During Live Shot Taken Into Custody by U.S. Marshals

Benjamin Eugene Dagley, Man Who Confronted Reporter Shaquille Brewster Taken Into Custody G/O Media may get a commission As we previously reported, no one knows what Dagley was doing in Mississippi as he was already on probation in Ohio. In 2017, Dagley pleaded guilty to vandalism, inducing panic and attempted assault after he was arrested […]

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Halle Berry Broke Two Ribs on the 1st Day Filming Her Directorial Debut Bruised—and Didn’t Stop Production

Advertisement That directorial debut is Bruised, which made its world premiere at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and Halle recently chatted with Entertainment Weekly about it for a cover story. “It used to be when you were 40 your career was done, and I mean really done,” she said. “Or you had to […]

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Big Beauty Tuesday: How Gwen Jimmere Made a Naturalicious a Mud-Based Movement

Big Beauty Tuesday: How Gwen Jimmere Made a Naturalicious a Mud-Based Movement How does she do it—and how did she keep up with the challenges, impact and unexpected demands of a global pandemic? By taking the same approach she did to building her brand: being a problem-solver. Having evolved from a pioneer in the space […]

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Mike Pompeo Says It’s ‘Dangerous’ to Teach the Nation’s Founding Was ‘Flawed.’ Mike Pompeo Is All Conservatives

Photo: Joshua Roberts (Getty Images) Anyone who actually possesses the ability to think critically can see that all of this Republican anti-Critical Race Theory nonsense amounts to nothing more than a propaganda campaign to promote jingoism, protect white people’s feelings and obfuscate any and all references to slavery and racism in the telling of American […]

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Big Willy Weekend: Will Smith Pays for Entire 4th of July Fireworks Celebration in New Orleans

Will Smith attends Paramount Pictures’ premiere of “Gemini Man” on October 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) Now this is a story all about how the Independence Day celebration in a Southern town got canceled last year—but just sit right there—I’ll tell you how Will Smith brought it back this year with […]

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Uplift Black Brands At This Joyful Interactive Cookout

Teaming up with Target, we’ve created an interactive cookout experience where you can navigate scenes and shop Black-owned products. Part two let’s you explore the whole event. (Expand to full-screen mode to get the best user experience). Advertisement Summer is here. And that means cookouts and all those other joyful summer activities are back! But […]

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‘Last Friday’ Stalled After Ice Cube and Warner Bros. Get Into Heated Battle Over Its Development

Recording artist Ice Cube performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) Looks like we might not be getting that new Friday movie any time soon. Or, possibly ever. Advertisement The Wall Street Journal reports that Ice Cube and Warner Bros. are in the […]

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Phylicia Rashad Joins Cast in Nikyatu Jusu’s Supernatural Thriller Nanny

Phylicia Rashad visits SiriusXM Studios on January 13, 2020; Nikyatu Jusu, Shorts Competition: Suicide By Sunlight.Photo: Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images), Screenshot: Sundance Institute/YouTube (Getty Images) One of our beloved Black TV and film matriarchs is starring in a new supernatural thriller, y’all! Advertisement According to Deadline, Phylicia Rashad has been cast in Nanny, Nikyatu Jusu’s […]

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The ‘Thotyssey’ Continues: Zola Cast Talk Sex Positivity and the Makings of a Perfect ‘Ho Trip’

“Y’all wanna hear a story about why me & this bitch here fell out? It’s kind of long but full of suspense,” and with these words began perhaps the most epic thotyssey of our time. In 148 tweets, A’Ziah “Zola” King became an icon, detailing (what the film describes as) a “ho-trip” from Detroit to […]

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The Academy Will Honor Danny Glover and Samuel L. Jackson at the 2022 Governors Awards

Danny Glover; Samuel L. JacksonPhoto: Courtesy of Danny Glover, Art Streiber On Thursday, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the honorees for the 2022 Governors Awards and two of them are Black AF: Danny Glover and Samuel L. Jackson! Advertisement Jackson will receive an Honorary Award (presented “to honor extraordinary distinction in […]

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Get Out of Jordan Peele’s Head: Yes, There’s an Upcoming Movie Called Karen and the Trailer Is…Something

Karen (2021)Screenshot: YouTube Excuse me, I’m currently cosplaying as a crying white woman and am on the phone with the Hollywood police to file a complaint. Why? Welllllll… Advertisement On Monday, Black Twitter ran amok when the following movie trailer was posted on our respective timelines much to our collective demise: It’s for a movie […]

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Will Smith Is Releasing a Memoir, and He Sat at the Red Table to Talk Fatherhood With Kevin Hart

“Will Smith Brings Kevin Hart to the Red Table”Image: Facebook Watch / Red Table Talk Innnnn West Philadelphia—I mean, at a very famous red table—two Philly natives (born and raised!) sat down to discuss Fatherhood. Advertisement Before I get to that, though, I want to report that the husband of one of the co-hosts of […]

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Welcome To The Cookout (Juneteenth Edition)

Teaming with Target, we’ve created an interactive cookout experience where you can navigate scenes and shop Black-owned products. Part one focuses on the delicious dishes of Juneteenth. (Expand to full-screen mode to get the best user experience). Advertisement Red food is a staple of Juneteenth cookouts — but do you know why exactly? To learn, […]

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PageTurners: Loving, Losing and Learning in Literature

Dear Senthuran, Fifty Words for Tain, Rainbow MilkImage: Riverhead Books, Dutton, Doubleday Loving, losing, growing and regressing are all part of what it means to be alive, but this week’s releases not only explore those themes, they embrace them. For me, it’s hard to imagine the type of bravery and strength it takes to put […]

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How We Do: Panama and Simona’s Very Smart Marriage

Photo: Iris Mannings Photography To celebrate the start of wedding season, The Root has launched “How We Do,” a two-week series centering Black love stories, commitment and nuptial style. Advertisement What happens when “very funny and smart” meets “very attractive, bold and aggressive”? Well, when Panama Jackson, co-founder and senior editor of The Root’s Very […]

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‘It’s Never Too Late’: Meet Attorney-turned-actor Medina Senghore Who Is Kicking Butt on Screen

Attorney-turned-actor, Medina Senghore grew up in a house where professionally, she had very few choices. “Doctor, lawyer, teacher, engineer, like those are the options. And that was just my reality. That’s what I understood.” Senghore told The Root. Advertisement The Long Island, NY-native chatted with The Root via Zoom and shared a bit about her […]

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Tiffany Haddish to Portray Olympic Gold-Winner Florence Griffith Joyner in Upcoming Biopic

(L-)Tiffany Haddish attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California; Florence Griffith Joyner poses for a picture in 1988.Photo: Dia Dipasupil;Tony Duffy/AllSport (Getty Images) It looks like Girls Trip and Like a Boss star Tiffany Haddish will be going from “she ready” to “she runnin’” soon, thanks to […]

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TKO Now Means Thirst Knockout Because Jonathan Majors May Co-Star in Creed III Opposite Michael B. Jordan

Jonathan Majors attends SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Matthew McConaughey And The Cast Of “White Boy Rick” on September 12, 2018.Photo: Astrid Stawiarz (Getty Images) Picture it, Philly. You run to the top of the stairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and punch the air in triumph. What are you celebrating? The potential thirst traps […]

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Bird Box(ing): Trevante Rhodes to Star as Mike Tyson in Hulu Biopic Series

Trevante Rhodes attends the Netflix Original: Bird Box panel at Comic-Con São Paulo on December 9, 2018.Photo: Alexandre Schneider (Getty Images) Go ahead and picture Trevante Rhodes working on Mike Tyson’s famous lisp with a dialect coach because the actor has been cast as the legendary professional boxer for a new Hulu series. Advertisement According […]

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Ava DuVernay Receives Honorary Doctorate from Yale—and Yes, Her Mom Is Now Calling Her ‘Dr. DuVernay’

In this screengrab, Ava DuVernay speaks during the 3rd Annual CARE Impact Awards on November 18, 2020.Photo: Getty Images for CARE (Getty Images) Acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay once helmed a film about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—and now she can add a similar honorific to her name. Esteemed Ivy League institution Yale University recently named […]

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