Beyoncé Knowles covers Time's "The 100 Most Influential People" issue. (Image: Time)

Beyoncé Covers Time’s ‘Most Influential’ Issue, Michael Strahan Makes ‘GMA’ Debut, Loni Love On ‘Ellen’ & More

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!

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Can’t Stop Watching: 5 Kerry Washington Movies To See & What’s Hot/Not

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 […]

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Quvenzhané, Denzel and ‘Django’: What Are Their Chances on Oscar night?

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 […]

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For ‘Django’ Producer, an Unexpected Oscar Ride

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 […]

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‘Django Unchained’ Action Figures Discontinued

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 […]

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