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Dave Chapelle, Entertainment, Events, Film, John Legend, Music, News, Oprah Winfrey, Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones, Quincy, Quincy Jones, Rashida Jones, Stevie Wonder, Television, Video -

  Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry will be featured on BET’s upcoming special, Q85: A Musical Special for Quincy Jones.  Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, John Legend, Dave Chapelle, Stevie Wonder, and Jennifer Hudson are just a few of the famous faces we will see on the two-hour special produced by Ken […]

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Entertainment, Film, Julius Tennon, News, Shirley Chisholm, Sundance Film Festival, The Fighting Shirley Chisholm, Troupe Zero, Video, Viola Davis, WIDOWS< JuVee Productions -

  On the heels of announcing her partnership with Amazon Studios, Viola Davis has landed the leading role in their upcoming film, The Fighting Shirley Chisholm. The Oscar-Winning actress, whose company, JuVee Productions, inked a first-look deal with the company, will play Shirley Chisholm, the nation’s first Black woman elected to the U.S. House of […]

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  Kevin Hart and his wife, Eniko Parrish caught plenty of heat from folks who were offended by their son’s birthday party theme. The couple showed off photos from the “Cowboys & Indians” themed birthday bash over the weekend and were instantly slammed for the insensitive theme. Now, the comedian is firing back at his […]

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Don’t be fooled by director Barry Jenkins’s 5-foot-8-inch frame and nerdy, bespectacled appearance. Once upon a time, the Oscar winning-director of the new and already critically acclaimed If Beale Street Could Talk was a pretty good football player — he had skills. And he competed with and against some of the best in the state […]

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  Viola Davis just scored another big win, along with her husband, Julius Tennon. The Oscar-winning actress who is currently starring in Steve McQueen‘s latest film, WIDOWS, and her hubby just inked a first-look feature production deal with Amazon Studios. “Amazon Studios is passionate about building a home for both new and established filmmakers of […]

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  Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have a way of making their family life look easy but the couple has been coming clean about how they have navigated the tough road of marriage and raising a blended family. In a recent Instagram post, Will Smith opened up about his relationship with his eldest son, […]

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  Ava DuVernay stays winning. The Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning director of A Wrinkle in Time, and Selma and creator of OWN’s hit series, Queen Sugar, has inked an impressive $100 million overall deal with Warner Bros TV. According to Deadline, the overall deal with DuVernay’s Forward Movement production company begins in January and includes drama and comedy series, documentaries, […]

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Donald Glover finally shared a sneak peek of the mysterious film he’s starring in with Rihanna and we can’t wait to learn more about the flick, Guava Island. Glover shared the trailer for the movie that also features Black Panther star, Letitia Wright and is directed by Hiro Murai over the weekend during his stint at […]

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#StrongBlackLead, Been Too Long, Blindspotting, Creed II, Disney, Entertainment, Fantastic beasts, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Featured, Film, Green Book, Harry Potter, Jamie Foxx, Keke Palmer, Lee Daniels, Mahershala Ali, Michael B Jordan, Michaela Coel, Motown Magic, Netflix, Pimp, Ralph Breaks The Internet, Robin Hood, Taraji P Henson, Tarsi P. Henson, Television, Tessa Thompson, trevor noah, widows, Zoe Kravitz -

Thanksgiving is finally upon and that means folks can expect to have full bellies and a touch of the “itis” making it the perfect time to see some fantastic films. While plenty of people are mapping out their Black Friday gameplay, others are planning to stay home and veg out after turkey time. If you’re […]

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Adonis Creed, Apollo Creed, Creed, Creed 2, Creed II, Entertainment, Film, Michael B Jordan, Michael B. Jordan video, Rocky Balboa, Rocky recap, Ryan Coogler, Sylvester Stallone -

It’s almost time for Michael B. Jordan to return to the big screen in Creed II and the actor took some time to recap several iconic Rocky films to get you all caught up on his character’s background. While some folks are well-versed in the history of ‘Rocky Balboa’ others are newbies who have been […]

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With teen suicide on the rise, it’s more important than ever for families to learn how to combat bullying to protect their kids and the issue is tackled head-on in Studio 11 Film’s latest release, Misguided Behavior.  The powerful film executive produced by Rushion McDonald tells the story of two fathers, the teens in their lives […]

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brian tyree henry, Brian Tyree Henry interview, Cynthia Erivo, Cynthia Erivo interview, Daniel Kaluuya, Entertainment, Film, Michelle Rodriguez, Steve McQueen, TheGrio Originals, Viola Davis, widows -

While Viola Davis is the driving force in Steve McQueen‘s latest film, WIDOWS, there’s an all-star supporting cast that delivers some extremely powerful performances as well. TheGrio caught up with Brian Tyree Henry, Cynthia Erivo, and Michelle Rodriguez to find out how they handled the heavy tone of the stirring heist flick and what they […]

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Set in the Middle Ages, the new Robin Hood film co-stars Oscar winner Jamie Foxx as Little John, a mentor to the man who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. In this retelling of a classic story, we’re getting something we haven’t seen before: real, honest diversity. Plus, we get a well-rounded […]

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Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Domestic Violence, Entertainment, Facebook, Film, Jada Pinkett Smith, News, Red Table Talk, Television, Video, Will Smith, Willow Smith -

  Jada Pinkett Smith and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, opened up about their experience with domestic violence on the latest episode of Red Table Talk. Jada’s mom recounted the abuse she suffered at the hands of Jada’s father, Robsol Pinkett, Jr. and shared the horrifying story with Willow Smith for the first time. “This will […]

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24-7, Comedy, Entertainment, Eva Longoria, Film, Hulu, Kerry Washington, Leslie Odom Jr., Little Fires Everywhere, News, Old its Blues, Scandal, Television, Video -

  Kerry Washington has a ton of projects in the works, and she just landed the leading role in an upcoming film directed by Eva Longoria. The Scandal alum will be the leading lady in 24-7, a comedy that’s reminiscent of Dolly Parton’s iconic film, 9-5. Washington will executive produce the film that centers on […]

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12 Years a Slave, brian tyree henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Entertainment, Film, Steve McQueen, Steve McQueen interview, TheGrio Originals, Viola Davis, widows -

Steve McQueen is ready to reveal his latest project, WIDOWS to the word after much anticipation for the flick that stars Viola Davis, Brian Tyree Henry, and Daniel Kaluuya among others. The Academy Award-winning director of 12 Years a Slave sat down with TheGrio to discuss his approach to the movie that offers so much […]

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Black History, Dr. Don Shirley, Entertainment, Film, Green Book, Green Book review, Mahershala Ali, Music, News, Viggo Mortensen -

The highly-anticipated film, Green Book hits theaters today and shines a light on the legacy of Dr. Don Shirley. Mahershala Ali portrays the legendary musician in the flick that also stars Viggo Mortensen and we’re guessing both of their performances will garner major Oscar buzz. Mahershala Ali calls Viggo Mortensen a good partner, accepts apology […]

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Al B. Sure, Entertainment, Film, Kim Porter, Kim Porter and Diddy, Kim Porter children, Kim Porter facts, Music, News, Quincy Brown, Sean Combs, Star, Television -

The entertainment world is reeling from the shocking news that Kim Porter has died at age 47. The former model and actress and mother of four children led a fascinating life and will certainly be missed. TRAGIC: Kim Porter, mother of Diddy’s three children, dead at 47 Here are 5 things to know about Kim […]

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2019 Golden Globes Ambassador, Entertainment, Film, Idris Elba, Idris Elba daughter, Isan Elba, News, Sabrina Dhowre, Video -

  Idris Elba isn’t the only member of his family with something to celebrate. His 16-year-old daughter, Isan Elba, has been named the 2019 Golden Globes Ambassador. HFPS President Meher Tatna made the announcement at The Four Seasons in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “She’s a big fan of film, fashion, and beauty and is also […]

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brian tyree henry, Cynthia Erivo, Entertainment, Film, How To Get Away With Murder, HTGAWM, Liam Neeson, News, Steve McQueen, TheGrio Originals, Viola Davis, Viola Davis interview, Viola Davis on race, widows -

It’s almost time for Steve MCQueen’s highly-anticipated film, WIDOWS to hit theaters and we caught up with the film’s stars to find out why they were attracted to the project.  In it, Viola Davis stars  as Veronica, a woman who has to deal with the unexpected loss of her husband (Liam Neeson) and the mess he […]

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Brian Tyree Henry has already hit it big in Tinseltown with his Emmy-nominated role on FX’s hit series, Atlanta but he’s about to go full-on superstar. The actor has several big roles in films (including Steve McQueen‘s Widows) that haven’t been released and we have a feeling he’s the one Hollywood will be buzzing about […]

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Entertainment, Film, Stan Lee, Video -

  Comic book genius Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. The creative dynamo who revolutionized the comics by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk, was declared dead Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk […]

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To Viola Davis, being naked on screen or onstage means more than having your clothes off. It means ridding yourself of self-consciousness and ego. It means exposing yourself. “Oftentimes you do see dynamic acting — there are a lot of really dynamic actors — but there is a sense of vanity,” says Davis. “I always […]

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Adonis Creed, Creed, Creed 2, Creed II, Entertainment, Film, Michael B Jordan, News, Rocky Balboa, Tessa Thompson -

We can’t wait for Michael B. Jordan to show off his talents in the ring again when Creed II hits theaters and we’ve got a sneak peek at what’s to come. The actor who stars in the film as Adonis Creed opens up about what makes the sequel so special and how his character is growing […]

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2018 People's Choice Awards, 2018 People's Choice Awards winners, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Cardi B, Chad Boseman, Chadwick Boseman, Comedy, Danai Gurira, Entertainment, Events, Film, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, KUWTK, Music, News, Nicki Minaj, People's Choice Awards, Queen, Television -

The 2018 People’s Choice Awards went down on Sunday night at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and a few of our favorite stars went home with a trophy. The award show aired live on E! and featured tons of famous faces who seemed happy to take a break from the treacherous fires that left […]

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Entertainment, Film, HBO, Jeffrey Wright, military films, Television, Veterans Day, We Are Not Done Yet, Westworld -

HBO’s latest documentary, We Are Not Done Yet highlights the hard road veterans face after they return home from duty. Westworld star, Jeffrey Wright stars alongside several real-life veterans who attempt to put their pain into words through a workshop where they ultimately create and perform a collaborative poem that’s as hopeful as it is heartbreaking. […]

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Entertainment, Film, Green Book, Mahershala Ali, News, Viggo Mortensen, Viggo Mortensen n-word -

Viggo Mortensen has been busy promoting his upcoming film, Green Book, but he hit a major bump when he used the n-word on Wednesday night. The actor dropped the racial slur at the Arclight Cinemas Hollywood during a panel that occurred just before the film that also stars Mahershala Ali was screened. Woman in audience: […]

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#Borderline, Adam Housley, Alaina Housley, Borderline shooting, California bar shooting, Entertainment, Film, Ian David Long, News, Tamera Mary, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tamera Mowry-Housley niece, Television, Thousand Oaks shooting, Tia Mowry-Hardict -

Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband, Adam Housley are mourning the loss of their niece, Alaina Housley. The 18-year-old college student was among the 13 victims confirmed dead in the mass shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California on Wednesday night. “Our hearts are broken,” they told The Hollywood Reporter in a joint […]

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Boxing, Common, Documentary, Drew Brees, Film, Michael Finley, Movies, Tony Parker -

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s creative community came out on Tuesday night for the premiere screening of a documentary that aims to deliver hope. They Fight follows a group of Washington, D.C., athletes who are part of the Lyfe Style Boxing training program. Coached by Walter Manigan, the young men are also mentored by him on […]

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Entertainment, Film, Idris Elba, Idris Elba fiancee, Idris Elba interview, Idris Elba sexiest man alive, Sabrina Dhowre, Sexiest Man Alive, Television, Video -

  Idris Elba was just named “Sexiest Man Alive,” and he continues to live up to the title. The actor, who proposed to Sabrina Dhowre in February, revealed his reasons for choosing the model to be his wife during an interview with PEOPLE. The 46-year old star got down on one knee at the premiere of […]

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Gabrielle Union just nabbed another gig. The actress is set to star in the upcoming romantic comedy The Perfect Find, based on the novel, The Accidental Diva, written by Tia Williams.  According to TheWrap: The Perfect Find is the story of Jenna Jones (Union) who, desperate to have a fresh start in the world of […]

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  People magazine has named Idris Elba as 2018’s Sexiest Man Alive, and the British actor says the honor has given him a boost of self-confidence. Elba, who starred in “The Wire” and “Luther,” was surprised after being crowned this year’s winner, the magazine said . “I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?'” he […]

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