Plenty of news for today including a possible “School Daze” sequel, billionaire newlyweds making a big contribution, two successful filmmakers teaming for a girls-themed film and more drama surrounding “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”–as if that’s anything new. Keep reading to get the deets from my black entertainment roundup.
The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards was a night of upset victories, from “Days of Our Lives” winning Outstanding Daytime Drama for the first time in 38 years to “CBS Sunday Morning” beating both “Today” and “Good Morning America” for Outstanding Morning Show. The most surprising win may have been Ricki Lake for Outstanding Talk […]
Multiple murders, corporate greed, statutory rape, and, of course, lots of lies and scandal are the keystones on which NBC’s mystery series “Deception” is built.
(Reuters) – “Star Wars” creator George Lucas will marry his longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson, the director’s production company Lucasfilm Ltd said on Thursday. Lucas, 68, and Hobson, the president of Chicago investment firm Ariel Investments LLC, have been together for the past six years. It will be Lucas’ second marriage. He was married to Oscar-winning […]
(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co agreed to buy filmmaker George Lucas’s Lucasfilm Ltd and its “Star Wars” franchise for $4.05 billion in cash and stock, a blockbuster deal that includes the surprise promise of a new film in the series in 2015. Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger told analysts on Tuesday that the plan is […]
“The Help” collected three prizes at the NAACP Image Awards, including top actress honors for Viola Davis, the supporting actress prize for Octavia Spencer and outstanding motion picture.
Samuel L. Jackson described George Lucas as “the man, the myth, the vanguard” as he presented the filmmaker with the Vanguard Award at the NAACP Image Awards Friday night.
After the runaway success of last year’s “The Force” ad (which we prefer to call “Little Darth Vader”), Volkswagen has created a sequel of sorts, to air during the Super Bowl. The spot starts out innocuously enough, with a house-bound dog wanting to chase the new Beetle but finding he’s too big to fit through […]
Traveling in India, Oprah Winfrey says she is confident that President Barack Obama will win another four-year term this year.
The two-hour premiere of Winfrey’s new series “Oprah’s Next Chapter” gave OWN its highest ratings for a Sunday premiere since the network’s January 2011 launch weekend, scoring a 1.1 rating in the network’s target women 25-54 demographic and 1.1 million total viewers.