Kevin Hart cast in new comedy for Universal Pictures

Kevin Hart is set to star in an untitled comedy for Universal Pictures. The 40-year-old actor — who is one of the most bankable comedy stars in Hollywood — is poised to appear in a new film from Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs, who will write the script and also serve as executive producers […]

‘Space Jam 2’ director is announced

Terence Nance is handing over the directing reins on Warner Bros./SpringHill Entertainment’s Space Jam 2. Girls Trip filmmaker Malcolm D. Lee is set to direct the upcoming sequel to the original 1996 family comedy, which is scheduled for release on July 16, 2021. LeBron James‘ production company, SpringHill Entertainment, announced in an Instagram post earlier […]

Malcolm D. Lee, Sanaa Lathan hosted ‘Keep Rising’ keynote with Cadillac at ABFF

Lathan and Malcolm D. Lee, famed producer and director (Best Man, Best Man Holiday, Girls Trip, Barbershop and more) also hosted the Keynote Conversation: Keep Rising, where Lee served as the moderator. Their exchange gave Lathan an opportunity to candidly discuss her career in film, her friends and family, including her famed father, Stan Lathan, […]

Filmmakers Will Packer and Malcolm Lee shared insider tips at influencer brunch

What do you get when you bring together renowned film producers Malcolm D. Lee and Will Packer, actor Lamman Rucker, academic, author, professor and radio host Michael Eric Dyson, actress and radio show host Claudia Jordan, former Essence editor-in-chief Susan L. Taylor and a host of other well-known luminaries on the same rooftop, in the […]

‘Girls Trip’ cast, Issa Rae, Tank spotted at NoLa screening during Essence

GIRLS TRIP cast and filmmakers including, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Kofi Siriboe, producer Will Packer and director Malcolm D. Lee attended the event, along with celebrity guests including Issa Rae, Karen Civil, Big Freedia, Miss Lawrence, Elle Varner, Romeo Miller, Tank, Mona B. Scott-Young, Yandy Smith-Harris, and Leytoya […]

Ice Cube vs. O’Shea Jackson: Rapper eclipsed by Hollywood producer and father

O’Shea Jackson has been entertaining for over 30 years. While just a teen, he made an impression on his first fans at parties organized by Dr. Dre. He was a member of C.I.A. (Cru’ in Action!) a hip-hop group, alongside K-Dee and Sir Jinx, who provided backing vocals for Dre’s World Class Wreckin Cru’s single “The […]

Malcolm D. Lee discusses ‘Barbershop,’ Chicago’s crime and cousin Spike Lee

Barbershop: The Next Cut is the third installment of the Barbershop franchise and sitting at the helm as director of the most impactful and thoughtful of the trio is Malcolm D. Lee. Writers delivered plausible depth and humor to the franchise. “We know the movie is really good and audiences have responded very well to it. We feel like […]

Bill Bellamy, Malcolm D. Lee team for eye-opening new sitcom

Bill Bellamy

Comedian and actor Bill Bellamy will soon try his hand at the world of television again. The 50-year-old Newark, New Jersey, native will star alongside Becki Newton (“How I Met Your Mother,” “Ugly Betty”) in a new family oriented sitcom pilot for Fox that takes a light-hearted look at an interracial family. Bellamy will star as Jay “Havoc” Hammond, an ex-NFL […]

McDonald’s and ABFF partner to help aspiring filmmakers

Malcolm D. Lee

Up-and-coming filmmakers across the country that are looking for their big break may have lucked out thanks to McDonald’s USA and the American Black Film Festival (ABFF). The two entities have combined with esteemed director Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man, The Best Man Holiday and Barbershop: The Next Cut) to put together the second […]

‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’ official trailer 2

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[jwplatform h8EmA1HS] It’s ten years later and Calvin’s Barbershop is now co-ed with a hilarious cast of characters that include Ice Cube, Cedric The Entertainer, Queen Latifah, Eve, Nicki Minaj and Common. Barbershop: The Next Cut, directed by Malcolm D. Lee, hits theaters April 15.

Up, close and personal with ‘The Best Man Holiday’s’ Monica Calhoun

Monica Calhoun played an amazing role in The Best Man Holiday as Mia Sullivan, Lance Sullivan’s (Morris Chesnut) wife. Born in Philadelphia, Calhoun started her acting career in 1985 and with over 18 movies and 28 television roles under her belt, she’s had a very commendable career. Read on for more. –joi pearson How did […]

Morris Chestnut, Monica Calhoun star in ‘The Best Man Holiday’

The Best Man Holiday Stars: Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Taye Diggs, Harold Perrineau, Regina Hall, Monica Calhoun, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Melissa DeSousa It’s been 14 long years since we were up close and personal with the gang from director Malcolm  D. Lee’s now cult classic film, The Best Man. Now older and wiser — […]