Jussie Smollett and sister Jurnee shop movie about ‘wrongly accused siblings’

The very man whom police say orchestrated a faux racist and homophobic beatdown is now reportedly audacious enough to shop a movie on that very same topic. According to Love B. Scott and BET.com, Jussie Smollett and sister Jurnee Smollett-Bell have developed a movie script for “a brother and sister who have been wrongly accused.” […]

Jurnee Smollett-Bell shares 1st photo of son, Hunter

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jurnee Smollett (@jurneesmollett) Jurnee Smollett-Bell gives fans their first look at her son, Hunter On Friday, April 7, the “Underground” actress shared a precious family snap on Instagram featuring her nearly 5-month-old baby boy and hubby, Josiah Bell. “My fellas. So in love … they make […]

Cast of WGN’s ‘Underground’ share insights on spirituality: Eat, pray, love

[jwplatform sG4pNgw0] WGN’s “Underground” cast members Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“Rosalee”), Amirah Vann (“Ernestine”), Aldis Hodge (“Noah”), and Aisha Hinds (“Harriet Tubman”) spoke with rolling out recently at Clark Atlanta University, following a panel discussion with the cast moderated by Dr. Daniel Black, CAU professor of African American Studies. “Underground” centers on a group of slaves planning a daring […]

Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge talk season 2 of ‘Underground’

Season two of the “Underground” series is set in the aftermath of the Macon 7’s daring attempt to stage the greatest escape in history. This group of American heroes continues on their harrowing journey to freedom, with legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman blazing the trail. [jwplatform Yg390EyY]

Jurnee Smollett-Bell and husband Josiah welcome 1st child

Actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell and her husband Josiah Bell have welcomed a baby boy. On Tuesday evening, Nov. 15, the “Underground” star announced via social media the birth of her first child, Hunter Zion Bell, alongside a sweet mother-son snap. “So in love with our little man,” Smollett-Bell, 30, captioned the image. Hunter Zion Bell. So […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’ star Aldis Hodge lands role in ‘Underground’

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WGN’s new dramatic series, “Underground,” follows a group of courageous slaves who use their ingenuity and perseverance to break free from an abusive plantation in Georgia, despite the life-threatening consequences that potentially wait ahead. The 10-episode program was put together by executive producer John Legend, creators and executive producers Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, executive producer […]

Cast of ‘Underground’ discusses character development

“Underground” centers on a group of slaves planning a daring 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation. Along the way, they are aided by an abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad as the slaves attempt to evade the people charged with bringing them back, dead or alive. [jwplatform GYPwUXQ3]

Jurnee Smollett-Bell visits Macy’s in Chicago for Black History Month

Black History Month has been full of moments that have placed themselves into the pages of our lives. Beyonce, Cam Newton and Von Miller are representatives of how amazing this month has been by consistently raising the bar of achievement higher and showing the world what black people have the ability to do. Jurnee Smollett-Bell […]

Meet Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Taye Diggs and more at Macy’s stores from Atlanta to L.A.

In honor of Black History Month, Macy’s is inviting prominent African American public figures to engage in panel discussions and meet-and-greets at store locations across the country. The department store chain understands the influence Black culture has had on American history overall, and these February events are meant to acknowledge that invaluable contribution. Jurnee Smollett-Bell, […]

Watch surprising trailer for new slavery show, ‘Underground’

[jwplatform Liql8oVJ] “Underground” is a drama set in 1857 that follows slaves in Georgia traveling through the Underground Railroad for freedom. Jurnee Smollett-Bell plays house slave Rosalee, and her brother of “Empire” fame, Jussie Smollett makes an appearance as Joley. The series premieres on WGN America in 2016. Will you be watching?

Live fast, die young: Is there a survival guide for teen superstardom?

Fame’s dual-sided nature has been exposed and dissected for generations. From the rise and tragic demise of sex symbol Marilyn Monroe to the sad descent of modern stars like Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, the American public has witnessed — and in many ways fetishized — the beautiful and talented burn out too soon far […]

Oprah’s many movie roles and productions

Fifteen years after the failure of Beloved, Oprah Winfrey returns to the big screen in The Butler, starring Forest Whitaker. In anticipation of the film’s success, we’re breaking down Oprah’s top film performances. Click to continue. –ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie

Meagan Good, Jurnee Smollet-Bell, other celebs attend Instyle Summer Soiree (photos)

If you’ve ever been inside the Mondrian on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Calif., then you know you have to come with the real to be in the mix in one of their parties. That’s exactly what Megan Good and La’Miya Good (above), Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Garcelle Beauvais did when they attended InStyle magazine’s 13th […]

Jurnee Smollett-Bell and friends host the 2013 Silver Rose gala

Temptation star Jurnee Smollett-Bell along with friends Viola Davis, Vanessa Calloway, and Kym Whitley all attended the 2013 Silver Rose Gala and auction benefit for the Los Angeles-based Jenesse Center, over the weekend. Check out the pics below. – ruthie hawkins

McDonald’s keeps it healthy and cool with the new premium McWrap

Could it be that McDonald’s has its sights set on becoming the undisputed king of cool as it relates to fast-food restaurants? That could be the case as was evidenced by the recent unveiling of the premium McWrap at a swanky Hollywood affair hosted at Paramount studio. It was there that the iconic food brand […]

‘Tyler Perry’s Temptation’ movie review

Tyler Perry’s Temptation Stars: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Vanessa Williams, Lance Gross, Robbie Jones, Brandy Norwood, Kim Kardashian The prolific Tyler Perry mines the depths of love, marriage and betrayal in his new film, Temptation. The lovely Jurnee Smollett-Bell plays Judith, a disaffected married woman whose husband (Lance Gross) is not as attentive as she would like. […]

Jurnee Smollett-Bell: Her photos then and now

She’s all grown up! From “Full House” to the big screen, Jurnee Smollett-Bell has blossomed into quite the little sexpot. Check out the Temptation star then and now! –ruthie hawkins

Tyler Perry’s top 10 movies

In anticipation of Tyler Perry’s new steamy flick Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, we’re counting down his top movies of all time. Check it out. –ruthie hawkins

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