Tyler Perry shares a photo of him on the set of his latest OWN contribution, "Tyler: The Tyler Perry Show." (Photo: Tyler Perry's Instagram)

Wendell Pierce Joins ‘Ray Donovan,’ Lupita Nyong’o Wows on EW, Tyler Perry’s New Talk Show & More

There’s a lot happening: “Ray Donovan’s” latest cast addition, Lupita Nyong’o stunning magazine cover, Tyler Perry filling Oprah’s shoes–sort of–and Kandi Burruss sharing her woes on “The View.” Keep reading to get the deets from my black entertainment roundup.

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‘Treme’ Actor Michael Showers Found Dead In Mississippi River

By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – “Treme” actor Michael Showers was found dead in the Mississippi River near New Orleans’ French Quarter, the Times-Picayune reported. He was 45. Showers, who had a small, recurring role as New Orleans police Capt. John Guidry, was spotted by a steamboat captain and pulled from the water Wednesday, […]

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‘Wire’ Star Lands ‘Nurse Jackie’ Gig, How Well Are Other Alums Faring?

Michael Ausiello is reporting that former ‘Wire‘ star Gbenga Akinnagbe (Chris Partlow) has been cast in the upcoming third season of Showtime’s drama ‘Nurse Jackie.’ Akinnagbe will play a new temp nurse at All Saints for a seven-episode arc. He’s being described as “handsome, qualified, and much-liked by his peers.” (Aside: Can they please bring […]

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Excitement Building For HBO’s ‘Tremé’

Anticipation for HBO’s upcoming post-Katrina New Orleans drama ‘Tremé‘ has become palpable – and that’s not just because of the first three episodes that recently arrived at our office. Released last week, a new trailer for the series sparked an outpouring of comments across the web, from the enthusiastic “So excited!” to the cautiously optimistic […]

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