Earlier this week, this LGBT site featured interviews with two actresses from the HBO biopic, “Bessie,” which premieres Saturday on HBO. First up, Khandi Alexander talked playing the sister to Queen Latifah’s Bessie Smith. Then, Tika Sumpter talked the differences in playing a prominent lover in Bessie’s life as well as her character in the wild […]
If I haven’t already said this, let me say it now: I am here for HBO’s new film “Bessie.”
The BET Awards has had some memorable moments over the years.
It’s that time of year again! The American Black Film Festival, ABFF, kicks off its 18th annual jubilee, with four days dedicated to the very best in black cinema and TV.
If I had to name a comedian with whom I felt any type of kinship I would choose the late Bernie Mac. Sadly, he passed on before we’d ever meet. Even though his death was five years ago, there’s something about Bernie that continues to make me smile and feels familiar, like that cousin or […]
LOS ANGELES – Academy Award winner Mo’Nique is pitching in to help announce nominees for the upcoming Oscars. Mo’Nique will join Tom Sherak, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at the nominations announcement on Jan. 25. A year ago, Mo’Nique received her first-ever Oscar nomination and went on to win the […]
CHICAGO — Oscar winner Mo’Nique‘s brother says he molested the actress when they were children and he wants to apologize to her. Gerald Imes said Monday on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ that he was 13 when the molestation occurred and Mo’Nique was 7 or 8. Imes says he decided to appear on Winfrey’s show to […]
NEW YORK Comic Steve Harvey is bringing his morning radio show to television. The simulcast will begin this fall on Centric, the spinoff network to BET that appeals to older viewers. BET also said Wednesday that Academy Award winner Mo’Nique will return for a second season of late-night comedy. BET says it will also take […]
The latest development in the upcoming Green Lantern movie, which already stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular hero, Blake Lively as his love interest Carol Ferris, Peter Sarsgaard as the deformed villain Hector Hammond and Mark Strong as the enigmatic Sinestro, is that Angela Bassett is joining the cast as Amanda Waller – aka The […]
Premiering today on Comcast On Demand is the Academy Award-winning film Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire, scripted by Best Adapted Screenplay winner Geoffrey Fletcher, and directed by Best Director nominee Lee Daniels. Best Actress nominee Gabourey Sidibe stars as the title character, a 16-year-old girl living under absolutely hellish circumstances – trapped […]