Out writer/director Dee Rees on Shaping ‘Bessie’ for HBO Film with Queen Latifah

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 […]

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Can’t Stop Watching: 5 Bernie Mac Movies To Watch, Scandal Update, Kerry Washington, T.O. Visits ‘Iyanla,’ What’s Hot/Not & More

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 […]

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Mo’Nique’s Brother Admits He Molested Her

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 […]

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Radio Show By Steve Harvey Coming to TV

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 […]

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On Demand Today: Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire

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 […]

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