‘Black Panther’ director Ryan Coogler mistaken for bank robber

Ryan Coogler, the director of one of the greatest box office attractions in the history of American motion pictures with Black Panther, was mistaken for a bank robber and detained by police. The media has just learned that earlier this year, Coogler stopped off at a Bank of America branch in Atlanta. He was in […]

Director Winter Dunn shows how Tupac and hip-hop can heal Black trauma

Director, actress, and producer Winter Dunn has created an array of short films catered to honoring the dimensions of Black culture. In her new film “Dear Mama” she explores the relationship of a Black father and daughter during a period of the loss of their matriarch and the rapper Tupac. Dunn breaks down her idea […]

Zoe Kravitz was told she was too ‘urban’ to be in previous ‘Batman’ movie

Talk about poetic justice. Today, actress Zoë Kravitz is swimming in money and accolades after The Batman movie demolished the competition over the weekend. The daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz played Catwoman in the latest edition of Batman that rocketed to $120 million domestically and $240 million worldwide, the second-greatest debut in the […]

Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan to produce ‘I Am Legend’ sequel

Will Smith’s worldwide smash hit I am Legend, which centered on a man-made virus that wiped out humanity and produced cannibalistic zombies, is going to storm theaters again. This time, Smith will collaborate with fellow Hollywood heavyweight Michael B. Jordan to produce the sequel to the post-apocalyptic horror film, though details are scarce at the […]

Why Samuel L. Jackson thinks he should have won an Oscar

Samuel L. Jackson is the highest-grossing actor in Hollywood history and one of its most prolific. Therefore, it seems strange to him that he has never won an Academy Award. Jackson believes that he should have won an Oscar for his riveting, transcendent portrayal of hitman Jules Winnfield in the classic crime drama Pulp Fiction. […]

Denzel Washington says he was unfamiliar with Macbeth before film role

Denzel Washington has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of the titular character in Joel Coen’s movie The Tragedy of Macbeth and believes that his lack of knowledge about Shakespeare’s play was a “blessing in disguise.” Washington told the BBC, “[I’d] never read Macbeth and never seen Macbeth, which was […]

Tyler Perry’s ‘A Madea Homecoming’ scores No. 1 spot, gets positive reviews

Many fans were suffering from Madea withdrawal after the manic matriarch had been retired by its creator Tyler Perry back in 2019 following A Madea Family Funeral. The unforeseen pandemic, however, convinced Perry to unearth the sassy, gun-toting and English-language-mutilating grandmother from her metaphorical grave to make A Madea Homecoming and earned some good reviews […]

LeToya Luckett, Drew Sidora star in ‘Line Sisters’ (photos)

Black girl magic flowed throughout the set of the new Lifetime thriller “Line Sisters” like a pleasant ocean breeze whipping off the North Carolina coastline. There were some potential hazards, however, during the making of this entertaining murder mystery that gave director Tailiah Breon reasons to pause.  First off, singer and actress LeToya Luckett is […]

Tyler Perry returns with his new Netflix movie ‘A Madea Homecoming’

Tyler Perry is bringing America’s favorite tough-talking grandma back with his new Netflix movie “A Madea Homecoming.” “Extra’s” Billy Bush spoke with Perry about bringing Madea out of retirement. He said, “I tell you, Billy, the state of the world and everything that’s happening right now, the pandemic, sadness, politics, the division, everybody running to […]

‘The Sky Is Everywhere’ film explores explosive pain and redemptive love

The Sky Is Everywhere is an engrossing odyssey into searing pain and unadulterated love, of loss and betrayal, of the implosive cycle of incessant angst, and ultimately one’s yearning for romance, rebirth and redemption. Critically acclaimed director Josephine Decker uses innovative directorial techniques to pull us into the world of teen music prodigy Lennie Walker, […]

Thandiwe Newton tearily apologizes to dark-skinned actresses (video)

Award-winning actress Thandiwe Newton got very emotional as she apologized to all of her dark-skinned female contemporaries for receiving preferential treatment in Hollywood. Newton, 49, who won an Emmy for “Westworld” in 2019 and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in the 2006 movie Crash, has been wracked with guilt over the years […]

Twitter mad Oscars plan to honor Hattie McDaniel, whitewash how she was treated

Fans are in an uproar that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences chose to honor Hattie McDaniel without telling the whole sordid story of the Academy’s heinous treatment of her. McDaniel became the first African American to be nominated and win an Oscar when she portrayed the maid “Mammy” in the classic film […]

Tyler Perry brings Madea out of retirement for new movie (video)

Brace yourselves, Madea fans. Tyler Perry is bringing the loud-mouthed, pistol-packing, short-tempered, and English-language-destroying character back. The 52-year-old movie mogul and founder of Tyler Perry Studios has announced Madea’s excavation from her metaphorical grave to star in the new film, “A Madea Homecoming,” which will premiere on Netflix on Feb. 25, 2022. Made on a […]

John Boyega has ‘full circle’ moment in new thriller

John Boyega came “full circle” as he starred in 892. The 29-year-old actor stepped in to replace Jonathan Majors in the thriller and collaborated with co-writer Kwame Kwei-Armah, who cast Boyega in his first acting role in the 2009 theatre play Seize the Day. The Star Wars actor told The Hollywood Reporter: “I was pretty […]

Spike Lee making history with lifetime achievement award

Many people may be surprised to learn that director Spike Lee is about to become the first African American to ever receive the lifetime achievement award from the Directors Guild of America. The writer, director, producer and oftentimes the actor in such classics as Malcolm X, Do the Right Thing, She’s Gotta Have it, Jungle […]

Halle Bailey calls filming ‘The Little Mermaid’ a ‘beautiful experience’

Halle Bailey says landing the role of Ariel in “The Little Mermaid” was a real “shocker.” The 21-year-old singer-and-actress — who is best known as one half of the R&B duo Chloe x Halle — has been cast in the titular role in the upcoming remake of the 1990 animated Disney classic. And the “Grown-ish” star has admitted she […]

Dwayne Johnson responds to Vin Diesel’s invitation to rejoin ‘Fast’ franchise

Dwayne Johnson has snubbed Vin Diesel‘s offer to return to the Fast & Furious franchise, and claims his former co-star’s public invitation was “an example of his manipulation.” The Red Notice star has insisted he previously told Diesel he would not be returning to the movie series, and as a result, he was “very surprised” […]

Faizon Love responds to Ice Cube’s ‘Next Friday’ comments

On Dec. 29, Ice Cube responded to followers on Twitter after a video interview surfaced of Faizon Love saying that he turned down his Next Friday role because he was only offered $2,500 for his role as “Big Worm” in the original Friday movie. Cube responded by saying, “I didn’t rob no f—— body. The 1995 […]

Tiffany Haddish gets ‘vaginal smoking’ treatment following Common breakup

Comedian Tiffany Haddish returned to her roots to undergo spiritual and emotional rejuvenation following her publicized breakup with rapper Common. The Girls Trip star explained in her normally zany and hilarious way that she took off for the comforting confines of her hometown in East Africa where she got a special spa treatment in Eritrea. […]