Happy Monday and all that good stuff. There’s much buzzing taking place around the globe, including speculation about who Lupita Nyong’o is really booed up with, “Saturday Night Live’s” parody of “Scandal” and Black Twitter’s ongoing introduction to mainstream America
“12 Years a Slave” screenwriter John Ridley is clearing the air about his alleged snub of director Steve McQueen at the Academy Awards.
There’s a lot happening: “Ray Donovan’s” latest cast addition, Lupita Nyong’o stunning magazine cover, Tyler Perry filling Oprah’s shoes–sort of–and Kandi Burruss sharing her woes on “The View.” Keep reading to get the deets from my black entertainment roundup.
Oscar fever is in full effect! The nominees have officially been announced and though “American Hustle” and “Gravity” lead the pack with 10 nods each, “12 Years a Slave” earned nine.
Lupita Nyong’o, a star of the lauded film “12 Years a Slave,” has been blazing a trail down the red carpets of the world, promoting the movie in jaw-dropping ensembles that showcase her stunning beauty.
Black British actors and performers of African descent lead the way at the Golden Globes, with acting nominations for Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o and Barkhad Abdi.
TORONTO (Jake Coyle, AP) — Chiwetel Ejiofor arrived, he thought, prepared for the first day of shooting “12 Years a Slave.” To play Solomon Northup, a free man from upstate New York who was kidnapped and sold into slavery and who later chronicled his experience in a book, Ejiofor had studied Northup’s memoir, visited plantations […]
When I learned that ABC was planning to do a 12-hour limited miniseries about a black White House servant during slavery, I was suspicious. Really, another slave story?