Celebrities devastated by ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman’s death

Celebrities and dignitaries from across the world have paused in remembrance of once-in-a-lifetime actor Chadwick Boseman.  Boseman passed away at the relatively young age of 43 after a four-year bout with colon cancer. That means he was diagnosed with the devastating disease while he played in one of the greatest box office attractions in the […]

‘True Blood’ star Nelsan Ellis celebrates ‘Ebony’ magazine cover in Chicago

Last week, Emmy-nominated actor (HBO’s “True Blood”) and Chicago area native Nelsan Ellis came home to celebrate being on the cover of Ebony magazine with a swanky private event at Sawtooth Restaurant and Lounge in the West Loop neighborhood. Ellis, who also stars as Bobby Byrd in the James Brown biopic Get On Up, participated in an informative […]

‘Get On Up’ tells James Brown’s story, but softens his edges

James Brown is an icon of 20th century American music; a uniquely singular hitmaker and showstopping performer whose body of work provided the template for soul and funk and set the stage for hip-hop’s emergence. But the man beyond the performer was, like so many gifted artists, a tortured and conflicted soul. And that soul […]

‘Get On Up’: The James Brown story that tugs at your heart and soul

The story of soul legend James Brown is being brought to the big screen in vivid detail and impassioned storytelling via the new movie Get On Up. The Godfather of Soul is one of American music’s most revered and influential icons, but beyond his musical legacy; this film tells the story of a conflicted-but-driven man […]

Dan Aykroyd talks about ‘Get On Up’ and his love of James Brown

Aykroyd co-stars in the upcoming James Brown biopic “Get On Up” and the famed SNL alum and Hollywood star shared his enthusiasm for the project and revealed that, in playing Brown’s longtime manager and friend Ben Bart, Aykroyd developed a strong bond with the film’s star, Chadwick Boseman.

Mick Jagger explains why he wanted to tell James Brown’s story

Mick Jagger was a producer for the highly-anticipated James Brown biopic Get On Up and the legendary frontman for the Rolling Stones has a long history and affection for the Godfather of Soul. Jagger spoke about how he came to be involved with the film and why he wanted to tell the story of the icon.