The weekend’s almost here and I’ve got a few nibbles for you to chew on. Blue Ivy Carter’s mother is among the “Most Influential,” Michael Strahan fits right in at “Good Morning America” and Loni Love gives humorous love advice on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Plus, there’s my watchlist and what’s hot (and not). Enjoy!
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?
Last night, I, along with millions of others, watched the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, wondering if it was going to happen: Would Kerry Washington become the first black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series? Even screen legend Diahann Carroll’s onstage veiled warning — “And tonight she better get this […]
By Adam Howard, theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) While movie industry insiders are anxiously awaiting the results of the contentious race for best picture (will the Ben Affleck snub help “Argo” overpower the “Lincoln“ juggernaut?), most African-Americans tuning to the Academy Awards this Sunday will be hoping to see some black history being made. For […]
How accurate is “Zero Dark Thirty”? Is “Lincoln” an epic of historical recreation or a high school history lesson? What did you think of “Django Unchained”? Can we get Anne Hathaway something to eat, already?
It may have been no laughing matter to the passengers trapped on the crippled Carnival cruise ship, but the folks at “Saturday Night Live” found the story funny enough to open with it Saturday night. Watch all the “SNL” highlights …
By Jake Coyle, AP, NEW YORK — Reginald Hudlin, director of films like “Boomerang” and “House Party,” never expected to be going to the Oscars as a best-picture-nominated producer of a slavery-era spaghetti Western by Quentin Tarantino. “I didn’t think it was happening when it was happening,” Hudlin says, laughing. The wide-ranging career of the 51-year-old filmmaker […]
By Christie Lemire, AP, LOS ANGELES — The Weinstein Co. has asked a toy maker to discontinue a line of “Django Unchained” action figures after receiving complaints that they were offensive. The studio said Friday that such collectibles have been created for all of director Quentin Tarantino’s films, including “Inglourious Basterds,” and that they were meant […]
The Civil War saga “Lincoln” leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture. Details …
“Flight,” “Django Unchained,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Red Tails” and “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” are up for the outstanding motion picture trophy at the 44th annual NAACP Image Awards.