Why actress Gina Torres didn’t identify as Black

Gina Torres admits that she has “felt trapped” as an Afro-Latina actress who has almost exclusively played Black roles for the balance of her career. Torres, who made her Hollywood debut with 1992’s Unnatural Pursuits, said that she has been uncomfortable in many of the roles she played. “I feel like I was living in […]

Roger Mosley of ‘Magnum P.I.’ fame has died at 83

Actor Roger Mosley, who soared to fame in the role of helicopter pilot Theodore “TC” Calvin in the hit TV series “Magnum P.I.,” has died. He was 83. Mosley was involved in a tragic car crash last week that had left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. He never improved from being in critical condition […]

Blueface and girlfriend get into physical fight in public (videos)

America’s most notoriously volatile couple, rapper Blueface and girlfriend Chrisean Rock, got into another violent altercation, this time on the streets of Hollywood, California, where they both laid paws on each other. The tugging, pulling and punching was captured by a passerby who filmed some of the fight while Blueface and Rock were oblivious of […]

Nickelodeon star Dana Heath thankful for Black mom while growing up

Dana Heath is an actress and book enthusiast who is navigating her way through fame at an early age. The 16-year-old who plays Mika on “Danger Force,” recently stopped by rolling out to explain how she’s dealt with her rise in the Hollywood hierarchy and what she plans to do in the future. Do you […]

Idris Elba was the weed man to celebs

The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 star Idris Elba is “not proud of” helping himself earn a living by selling weed to certain high-profile clients after relocating to Hollywood. Elba sold weed to Dave Chappelle to support himself during the early days of his acting career in Hollywood. While on the “The Jess Cagle Show” on […]

Paula Patton broiled by social media for making bad fried chicken (video)

Actress Paula Patton was thrashed about mercilessly on social media after fans became disgusted with her culinary craftsmanship, or lack thereof, particularly as it pertained to the way she fried chicken. Patton seemed so proud to show off a video of her frying chicken to her 430K Instagram followers, but thousands of fans recoiled in […]

Ashanti to be honored in Hollywood next month

Ashanti is receiving her flowers soon. The Grammy-winning singer will be presented with the 2,718th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 7. Her star will be dedicated in the category of Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard. Tichina Arnold and Ja Rule will be the guest speakers at the event. Ashanti tweeted her […]

Oscar winner Will Smith shows White Hollywood violence, poorly executed lines

Will Smith gave Hollywood exactly what it wanted to see from a Black actor winning the Best Actor Oscar this year. Provoked by all those who have been producing the Oscars and veterans who sat back and watched the jokes being developed about a Black man’s wife being disrespected in front of an international television […]

Wife of ‘black-ish’ star Anthony Anderson files for divorce

The longtime wife of comedic actor Anthony Anderson has filed for divorce after 23 years of marriage. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Alvina Stewart Anderson filed to permanently end the marriage on Friday, March 25, 2022. She filed for divorce back in 2015 when she and her “black-ish” star husband were separated […]

Halle Berry delivers powerful speech at Critics Choice Awards

Halle Berry delivered a passionate speech calling for representation in Hollywood at the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday. The 55-year-old star was honored with the prestigious SeeHer Award and used her time on stage at Los Angeles’ Fairmont Century Plaza to praise women “telling [their] own stories,” even when they make others feel “uncomfortable.” After […]

Chris Rock, Zoe Kravitz among presenters for Academy Awards

Kevin Costner, Zoe Kravitz, Lady Gaga and Chris Rock will present at the 94th Academy Awards. They will be joined by Yuh-Jung Youn and Rosie Perez — along with other soon-to-be-announced presenters — at Hollywood’s most prestigious awards night on March 27 that celebrates the “best in filmmaking.” Will Packer, a producer of the broadcast told Deadline: “Movies inspire […]

Samuel L. Jackson discusses why he feels he’s part of a ‘revolutionary ideal’

Samuel L. Jackson feels part of a “revolutionary ideal.” Jackson is celebrating 50 years in Hollywood, but feels proud that fame and success haven’t changed his “moral code.” Jackson — who is married to actress LaTanya Richardson — explained: “Service is service and LaTanya and I give service in every way we possibly can.” “The […]

Actor Daniel Kaluuya talks about ‘Dark Skin Society’ in Hollywood

Daniel Kaluuya, who riveted audiences in three of the biggest blockbuster movies in recent years, is adamant about exponentially increasing the representation of dark-skinned Blacks behind the camera. Despite the fact that the mahogany-hued Kaluuya has personally soared into orbit via the hit films Get Out, Black Panther and Judas and the Black Messiah, he […]

Dionne Warwick was starstruck when she met Sidney Poitier

Dionne Warwick felt starstruck when she first met Sidney Poitier. The iconic actor died on Jan. 6, 2022, at the age of 94, and the 81-year-old singer recalled her first encounter with the Hollywood star on the streets of New York City. During an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Warwick joked: “I […]

Stephen Perry pays tribute to his ‘adopted’ father, Sidney Poitier

Stephen Perry has paid tribute to his “adopted” father, Sidney Poitier. The 73-year-old actor starred alongside the late Hollywood legend — who died on Jan. 6, 2022, at 94 — when he was just 12 years old in 1961’s A Raisin in the Sun and he recalled how Sidney always used to “watch out” for […]

DeVon Franklin photographs himself crying

DeVon Franklin, the estranged husband of actress Meagan Good, took to Instagram to get candid about his current state of mind as he goes through a divorce. The Hollywood movie executive and producer shared a photo with his 1.5 million Instagram fans showing himself in a pensive posture while tears stream down his face. As […]

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke claims Hollywood hijacked movement

The #MeToo movement has been “distorted” by Hollywood, according to its founder Tarana Burke. The activist explained how the movement had been founded in 2006 to empower women from Black communities who had endured sexual assault before developing into a hashtag used in response to accusations of abuse in Hollywood and the rest of the […]

Melvin Van Peebles, the godfather of Black cinema, has died

Melvin Van Peebles, the audacious Hollywood auteur and pioneer who was the first leg of a moviemaking dynasty, died on Sept. 21, 2021. He was 89. Van Peebles died at his home in New York, his family and Criterion Collection confirmed in a shared statement. “In an unparalleled career distinguished by relentless innovation, boundless curiosity […]

Watch the trailer to Jill Scott’s ‘Highway to Heaven’ movie

Beloved singer and actress Jill Scott has landed another juicy acting role as an angel in the upcoming “Highway to Heaven” film. Lifetime released the trailer to the reboot series that was enormously popular in the 1980s and starred the late great Michael Landon as the angel. In one scene in the current movie, Scott’s […]

Halle Berry reflects on lack of opportunities after winning an Oscar

Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry admits that she was shocked when the roles dried up after she took home the Best Actress Oscar in 1992 for her starring role in Monster’s Ball.  Berry, 53, became the first — and to this day, only — Black actress to take home the golden statue in that category. […]