Regina King to play Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm in upcoming biopic

Regina King has signed on to play Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm in the upcoming biopic “Shirley.” Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 1968 and represented New York’s 12th congressional district for seven terms from 1969 to 1983.  She also became the first African American and the first woman to seek […]

Regina King delivers emotional speech while accepting her 1st Emmy

Dynamic actress Regina King delivered a moving acceptance speech after winning her first ever Emmy Sunday night at the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, held at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. King, an actress since her childhood, has starred in countless television programs and films over the span of her career, but it […]

’12 Years a Slave’ director and writer feuding; does it matter?

In the wake of the big Oscar win for Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, the story broke regarding a rift between McQueen and John Ridley, the film’s screenwriter. According to various reports, McQueen and Ridley fell out after the British filmmaker’s request for a co-credit on the script was turned down. Since the dispute, McQueen has been cold towards Ridley at awards shows and hasn’t acknowledged the screenwriter in various acceptance speeches.

Tanning of the Oscars: ’12 Years a Slave’ wins best picture

Best Cinematographer was not the reason millions tuned into the most highly anticipated awards show this season. People were watching the Oscars to see what Lupita Nyong’o wore, to hear her acceptance speech (we knew she was going to win) and to cheer as Steve McQueen walked on stage to accept his award! Critically acclaimed 12 Years a […]

Oscar-winning screenwriter: Who is John Ridley?

At the 86th Annual Academy Awards, a dream came true for producer and screenwriter John Ridley. The Milwaukee-born griot wins an Oscar, Best Adapted Screenplay, for 12 Years a Slave. Here are 5 facts about Ridley, a former stand-up comic and sitcom writer, for “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Martin,” that you probably didn’t know. […]

Mike Tyson and Spike Lee Producing HBO Drama

Spike Lee, Mike Tyson and the creator of HBO’s “Entourage,” Doug Ellin, are teaming up to executive produce a new drama series for HBO, loosely inspired by Tyson’s youth. According to Deadline, the show, titled “Da Brick,” will be written by John Ridley and is being described as a “contemporary exploration of what it means […]