Jennifer Hudson to receive prestigious award for Aretha Franklin biopic

Jennifer Hudson will be honored with a prestigious award at the Palm Springs International Film Awards. The Respect star, 40, is to receive the top honor at the festival — the Chairman’s Award — for her “legendary performance” as the late Aretha Franklin — and her “phenomenal acting and singing talents” showcased in the biopic […]

Jennifer Hudson wins 1st Emmy, 1 award away from EGOT status

Jennifer Hudson is one award away from achieving EGOT status after winning her first Emmy. The 39-year-old singer and actress has been honored with the Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program accolade for her role as an executive producer on ‘Baba Yaga’ – which means she just needs a Tony Award to join the […]

The tip Aretha Franklin gave Jennifer Hudson about playing her

It’s not often that a legend gives a compliment to a younger performer. Aretha Franklin told Jennifer Hudson she would win an Oscar for playing her. The 39-year-old actress-and-singer is set to portray the late Queen of Soul — who died in 2018 — in the upcoming biopic Respect, and she has recalled being left […]

Jennifer Hudson says upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic inspired her to play piano

Jennifer Hudson‘s latest film role inspired her to play the piano. The 38-year-old singer portrays Aretha Franklin in the upcoming biographical drama Respect, and Hudson has revealed she’s currently trying to perfect playing the instrument. She said: “I started piano lessons. “Aretha got me back in music school. It’s still a process, but the film has […]

Jennifer Hudson sued by photographer for sharing image of herself

Jennifer Hudson is being sued for sharing a photo of herself without permission. The Dreamgirls actress had been photographed wearing a pink blazer and thigh-high stilettos by Fernando Ramales and he later sold the image to a news outlet, who ran it on Dec. 21, 2019. A few days later, Hudson shared the same picture […]

Living legend Sheryl Lee Ralph gives advice to aspiring actors

Sheryl Lee Ralph has graced the entertainment industry for almost four decades. Her performance as Deena in the Broadway play “Dreamgirls” garnered her a Tony nod in the early ’80s and made her a household name. Thirty years later, Beyoncé played the same role in the movie Dreamgirls. Ralph has paved the way for so many […]

Jennifer Holliday shares her regrets and looks ahead

On the “A” w/Souleo… Looking back on her life, Jennifer Holliday knows that she has much to take pride in and celebrate. She originated the role of Effie White in the classic Broadway musical Dreamgirls. Ms. Holliday is a Tony and two-time Grammy Award winner; she has persevered though the challenges of depression and multiple sclerosis. […]

Happy 45th birthday Jamie Foxx

Happy Birthday Jamie Foxx! Eric Marlon Bishop, better known as Jamie Foxx is an actor, stand-up comedian, singer-songwriter, musician, and talk radio host. The Oscar-winning star of “Ray” gained recognition for his role “In Living Color”, and also starred in “Django Unchained”. He appeared in the films “Dreamgirls” with Beyonce’ and Jennifer Hudson and “The Soloist”. Foxx dated actress Meagan Goode from 2003 […]

Jennifer Hudson shows off new pixie haircut at Black Girls Rock

Jennifer Hudson is rocking a new haircut. The 32-year-old is wearing a pixie cut very similar to the one her Dreamgirls co-star Beyoncé revealed earlier this year. She stunned the crowd when she showed up on the hot pink carpet at the Black Girls Rock show this past Saturday, Oct. 27, 2013, where she was an […]

Black Music Month: best music moments in movies

As we close out another edition of Black Music Month, it is time to take a look back at the best musical moments in movies that left us spellbound over the years. Some of the best moments in music served as springboards to stardom for some artists while, most of the time, only expanding and […]

Jamie Foxx’s most memorable roles

Jamie Foxx, whose birth name is Eric Marlon Bishop, started his career in 1989 as a comedian. This weekend, Jamie Foxx, stars alongside Channing Tatum on the big screen in White House Down. The movie will mark his 28th role as a main character in a Hollywood film. From stand-up comedian to TV shows to the […]

Black millionaire: Beyoncé’s fortunes extend well beyond the music

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, 31, has established herself as more than just a run-of-the-mill superstar; she has successfully extended herself and her brand into a number of profitable ventures worthy of the most astute of entrepreneurs. Beyoncé makes fabulous music, that’s definitely a given; but Mrs. Carter has managed to spin wool into gold in a number […]

10 hottest black actresses

From the legendary pioneers to modern-day sex symbols, the following black actresses have made a solid name for themselves in film and TV. –ruthie hawkins

Jamie Foxx and his top blockbusters and buzzflicks

Blessed with a wide variety of talents as musician turned actor, Jamie Foxx has managed to come full circle in his career, playing a myriad of complex characters, including a cab driver held hostage (Collateral), legendary musician Ray Charles, and football underdog-turned-prodigy”Steamin” Willie Beaman in Any Given Sunday. These characters, along with others, have molded […]

Eddie Murphy: The Black Millionaire’s Blueprint for Success

Two people owned the ’80’s in entertainment: One is obviously the King of Pop, the late Michael Jackson. The other is Edward Regan Murphy of Brooklyn, N.Y. Eddie Murphy is, irrefutably, one of the greatest box-office attractions in the history of the motion picture industry.  His meteoric rise from being a young teen comedian in […]

Jennifer Hudson: The Black Millionaire Blueprint for Success

Jennifer Hudson is the quintessential embodiment of the American Dream. The Chicago native’s dreamlike ascent up the entertainment strata began as a musical cast-off who was unceremoniously dismissed from the television phenomenon “American Idol,” then arced as she rebounded in the most astounding way: her effervescence and roof-rattling voice stole a major motion picture from […]

Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph Pens Memoir, Wendy Williams Calls it ‘Inspirational’

If you’re able to name-drop and say that you’re the original Deena from the production of Dreamgirls on Broadway, then who can argue with you when you redefine what a diva is? Television and film actress Sheryl Lee Ralph is a special diva. She’s unique because she understands that it takes more than lights, camera […]