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Brand Extension: Wendy Williams To Host New Fashion Panel Show

Posted February 9, 2016 by jmurray

Wendy Williams will now moderate a new fashion series called “Wendy’s Style Squad” that will air on BET. In what could be called an extension of a segment she usually does on her daytime talk show on Mondays following most major award shows, the new style panel series will feature three fashion experts offering fashion […]

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw: Former “Undercovers” Star Is “Belle” Of The Ball

Posted May 2, 2014 by jmurray

It’s an enchanting love story inspired by the real life of a biracial woman named Dido Elizabeth Belle, who lived during the British slave trade era and was a woman of prestige. Directed by Amma Asante from a screenplay by Misan Sagay, this story came about because Sagay discovered a 1779 painting of two young […]

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Captain Cash-Strapped: Oscar Nominee Barkhad Abdi Is Broke

Posted March 3, 2014 by jmurray

He may have been nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, but “Captain Phillips” star Barkhad Abdi is struggling financially according to the New Yorker. The Somalia-born former limousine driver became a breakout star for his role opposite Tom Hanks, but the Hollywood newcomer has not had an acting job […]

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Kerry Washington, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Fox, Gabourey Sidibe & Will Smith
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Academy Awards: Black Actors Presenting On Hollywood’s Biggest Night

Posted February 25, 2014 by jmurray

As the 86th Annual Academy Awards ceremony approaches, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron revealed the complete lineup of stars who will present and multiple actors of color have been announced. Oscar winners Jamie Foxx, Whoopi Goldberg and Sidney Poitier have been named as presenters, as have Academy Award nominees Viola Davis, Samuel L. […]

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Darlene Love: Bio Film Headed To OWN Network

Posted February 11, 2014 by jmurray

Song stylist Darlene Love has seen a huge career resurgence after being the centerpiece of the Academy Award nominated film, “20 Feet From Stardom.” Now the 72-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees will see her life story played out in a film to air on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network. Love’s memoir, “My Name […]

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Mo’Nique: Hosting “Love & Hip Hop” Reunion Special

Posted December 27, 2013 by jmurray

Academy Award-winning actress Mo’Nique is hosting the reunion special for “Love & Hip Hop.” While no formal announcement has been made, cast members of the controversial VH1 reality show posted photos with the comedienne from the taping on Instagram. Mo’Nique would likely be the first Oscar winner to host a reality show reunion special. Prior […]

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Documentary Divas: “20 Feet From Stardom’s” Game Day Spotlight

Posted December 10, 2013 by jmurray

As part of the promotional campaign leading into the 2014 award show season, RADiUS/The Weinstein Company is kicking the publicity campaign of its critically-acclaimed documentary “20 Feet From Stardom” into overdrive. The studio will have the film’s stars Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill and Darlene Love sing the National Anthem at the 100th Rose […]

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Jennifer Hudson: Back To Her Beginnings In “Black Nativity”

Posted November 25, 2013 by jmurray

Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson hits the big screen again on November 27 in the holiday musical, “Black Nativity.” A contemporary film adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated Christmas play, Hudson stars as Naima in the film, the young mother of Langston (played by Jacob Latimore). Directed by Kasi Lemmons, “Black Nativity” also stars Forest Whitaker, […]

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