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

By Adam Howard, (Article originally published on 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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Celebrities ‘Demand a Plan’ for Gun Control

In a move to curb gun violence, a roster of Hollywood heavyweights have teamed up in a new video designed to start a grassroots effort to curb gun violence. Released the same day the NRA blamed Hollywood for the shooting, the 90-second public service announcement featured a lineup of A-list celebrities calling for reforms in […]

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Samuel L. Jackson to Host BET Awards

LOS ANGELES ( – Somebody better bring the bleep button into the shop for a tune-up: Samuel L. Jackson is hosting this year’s BET Awards. The “Snakes on a Plane” star’s hosting gig was revealed Tuesday by the network, along with nominees for this year’s event. Past hosts for the ceremony, which was launched in […]

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