I enjoy watching this show but question the one-dimensional portrayal of its black characters.
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.
“I’ve always wanted one thing,” says Wendell Pierce. “To have a diverse career, to be a journeyman actor.”
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, […]
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 […]
Wendell Pierce is the type of guy who immediately makes you feel at ease in his company. “Can I take a picture of you?” He gently asks, procuring a small digital camera from his pocket at the bar of the Langham Hotel in Pasadena. The puzzled look on my face must have conveyed my inner […]
NEW ORLEANS An HBO spokesman says David Mills, a veteran television writer who worked on ‘ER‘ and ‘The Wire,’ has died in New Orleans. HBO spokesman Diego Aldana says Mills died Tuesday night but didn’t know the cause of death. Mills also wrote for ‘The Corner‘ and ‘Homicide: Life on the Street‘ among other shows. […]
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 […]