Cynthia Erivo to star in Lena Waithe-penned musical drama ‘Talent Show’

Cynthia Erivo is set to play a Chicago songwriter in the upcoming musical drama Talent Show. The 33-year-old actress will join her close friend Lena Waithe‘s production for Universal. As per The Hollywood Reporter, Erivo will portray a “failed songwriter returning to her Chicago hometown to lead a group of at-risk youth in their talent […]

Janelle Monae wants to replace Halle Berry as Storm in a Marvel movie

Janelle Monae has revealed that it’s her “dream” to play Storm in a Marvel movie. The 34-year-old star has revealed she is open to take over the role played by Halle Berry in the X-Men franchise and admits that she raised the possibility when meeting the cast of Black Panther. In an interview with Empire […]

Actress Cynthia Erivo could make history twice with her Oscar nominations

Cynthia Erivo could make history if she wins in her Academy Award categories. Erivo, the British-Nigerian actress and songwriter, would become the youngest-ever EGOT winner if she takes home the best actress Oscar for her riveting role as Harriet Tubman in Harriet. She would join her songwriting brethren John Legend, who also is an EGOT […]

Nominations for 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards recognize Black star power

The nominations for the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards have been released. However, unlike the Golden Globes nominations, which were announced Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, nominations for the 2020 SAG Awards didn’t ignore some of the year’s most outstanding Black films, series, directors, actors and producers. Overall, three films — The Irishman, Once Upon a Time […]

‘Harriet’ red carpet LA premiere brings out Black Hollywood

‘Harriet‘ is set to hit theaters on Friday, Nov. 1, with Cynthia Erivo and Janelle Monae starring in the Focus Features film. Rolling out was on the red carpet to catch up with the all-star audience to discuss working on this ever so necessary film. The storyline chronicles Harriet Tubman’s (Erivio) journey as she follows […]

Trailer for ‘Harriet’ highlights strength over suffering

The trailer for Harriet highlights strength over suffering in a new film based on one of history’s most important figures. Released this week, the first look introduces Cynthia Erivo (Widows) in the title role as abolitionist Harriet Tubman as she begins her escape to freedom. Nearly caught by slave catchers, Tubman successfully evades capture to continue her […]