Cuba Gooding Jr. enters plea in sex case

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. has pleaded guilty to one count of forcible touching. The guilty plea came nearly three years after Gooding’s arrest in the prolonged case. It had been scheduled to go to trial at least twice with an April 2020 trial date that was postponed because of the coronavirus. In 2019 at a […]

‘Boyz N the Hood’ star Cuba Gooding Jr. may have to pay millions to accuser

Cuba Gooding Jr., who is best known for his career-defining role in the John Singleton classic Boyz N the Hood, could be held liable for paying millions of dollars to a rape accuser. Gooding, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the Tom Cruise blockbuster film Jerry Maguire, did not show up […]

Ice Cube files lawsuit against stock trading company Robinhood

Ice Cube is fired up once again and this time he’s aimed his beam at stock trading platform Robinhood. The rapper turned Hollywood movie star and Black political advocate, filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday, March 31, accusing Robinhood of damaging his reputation by using his image to promote its products without his consent. The […]

Megan Thee Stallion samples Eazy-E in new song, ‘Girls in the Hood’

Megan Thee Stallion has dropped her new song, “Girls in the Hood,” which samples late rapper Eazy-E. The 25-year-old rapper’s new tune puts a spin on the star’s 1987 hit track “Boyz-N-The-Hood” and is her fourth release of the year. In a series of Instagram posts to celebrate the single’s release, she wrote: “GIRLS IN […]

Cuba Gooding Jr. allegedly made sickening sexual request of woman

The prosecution’s case against Cuba Gooding Jr. has become considerably more troublesome for the Oscar-winning actor as it includes graphic accusations and more than a dozen alleged victims. Up to 14 women have reportedly made statements against Gooding, according to the legal documents obtained by Page Six, as prosecutors try to prove a pattern of […]

John Singleton’s public memorial announced

The public memorial for the late, legendary movie director John Singleton has been announced. The family notified the media that the idolized filmmaker will be memorialized at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Singleton’s alma mater. According to TMZ, the Singelton family will hold the public memorial at Southern Cal on May 21, 2019, […]

John Singleton’s will is out of date; war erupts between family members

Now that revered Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton, 51, has been privately laid to rest, the rest of his large clan has begun the process of legal infighting over his last will and testament. There are new developments that are reportedly exacerbating already strained relations as it pertains to the estate of the Poetic […]

John Singleton’s cause of death revealed

We were told that transcendent director John Singleton died of a massive stroke at the famed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. What we did not know was that the death on the birth certificate, obtained by TMZ, showed that the Boyz N the Hood writer and director had passed away on April 28, 2019, […]

John Singleton’s will filed in court, beneficiary named

EXCLUSIVE: John Singleton hanging out outside the NAACP after party in Los Angeles. (Photo credit: JD Pht Bx & MCGM / Splash News)

John Singleton’s will has been filed in court, and the beneficiary of his estate has been named. The 51-year-old filmmaker — who made history as the first African American and youngest person to be nominated for the Best Director Oscar in 1992 for Boyz N the Hood — had his life support turned off earlier this […]

10 actors who got their big break from legendary director John Singleton

Movie and TV superstar Taraji P. Henson kept it real about her everlasting adoration of legendary movie director John Singleton. The woman who plays the street-savvy matriarch on the hit show “Empire” said that if Singelton had not taken a chance on her, she would not have her own star on the Hollywood Walk of […]

Family of legendary director John Singleton to remove him from life support

The family of John Singleton, who suffered a stroke earlier this month, reportedly has directed his doctors to remove him from life support, according to a statement issued by Singleton’s publicist on Monday, April 29, 2019. “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel Singleton will be taken […]

Dirty cop in ‘Boyz N the Hood,’ Jessie Lawrence Ferguson, dead at 76

Despite being a Black man, Jessie Lawrence Ferguson’s memorable and sinister cop character in the Oscar-nominated film Boyz N the Hood came to embody the dirty police officer that has terrorized the Black community for decades. Ferguson has passed away at the age of 76 from natural causes in Palmdale, California, about 90 minutes northeast of […]

‘Boyz N the Hood’ director John Singleton hospitalized after health scare

The entertainment world stopped in its tracks after media reports that Academy Award-nominated director John Singleton had been hospitalized. Singleton, the youngest director ever to be nominated for an Oscar for his classic debut film Boyz N the Hood, reportedly suffered a stroke, family members conveyed to TMZ. According to the Associated Press, Singleton family said he suffered a […]

Laurence Fishburne divorcing Gina Torres

Legendary actor Laurence Fishburne is ready to pull the plug on the marriage to his longtime wife Gina Torres. The “Black-ish” and Ride Along star and his wife of 15 years called it quits last year, but the actor officially filed for divorce on Thursday, TMZ reported. Torres, 48, who starred on “Suits,” said in […]

‘Doughboy’ stage play reimagines the iconic ‘Boyz N the Hood’ character

Aulton Hargett as Doughboy in the play "Doughboy" (Photo by Leonard Bellamy)

When a friend, Stanley Fritz, told this writer about Doughboy, a stage play he had co-written that reimagines the character played by Ice Cube in the 1991 iconic Boyz N the Hood film that was nominated for two Academy Awards, I was immediately intrigued. The play, which is being staged at Home Sweet Harlem eatery, has a creativity and attention to […]

Morris Chestnut remains reigning King of Black Hollywood

Black Hollywood is a term affectionately used to describe actors and actresses who have conquered Hollywood, proved their acting ability, and remain a treasure to the Black community. While White America is often clueless when it comes to acknowledging urban talent, there are several stars who have created illustrious careers focusing mainly on the blockbuster phenomenon that […]

The African American Film Critics Association to honor hip-hop’s influence in cinema

Following the mega-success of Straight Outta Compton, a film about the rise of ’90s gansta rap group N.W.A., the African American Film Critics Association is preparing to honor hip-hop’s contribution to cinema with an all-star celebration during their annual award ceremony. The AAFCA, considered the largest Black film critics’ organization worldwide, will honor the 25th anniversary of […]

Morris Chestnut talks about his roles in ‘Kick-Ass 2’ and ‘The Best Man Holiday’

Morris Chesnut, when you hear his name you think tall, dark, sexy Lance from The Best Man. He recently took his acting skills in a different direction starring in Kick-Ass 2, a comedy in theaters August 16. Inspired by the first Kick-Ass film, other people don masks and beecome crimefighters.  Chestnut, unlike many of the other new characters added, won’t be kicking any […]