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Viola Davis wants to be “a storyteller” as she opens up on Oscar’s diversity. The nominations for this year’s Academy Awards featured new women in the directing category while just one person of color — Cynthia Erivo — was shortlisted in the acting categories, but the “How to Get Away With Murder” star suggested the…

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Former President Barack Obama and his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, have added an Oscar nomination to their very long lists of life achievements. The Obamas scored an Academy Award nod in the best documentary for American Factory, which probes the struggle of U.S. workers in a changing global economy. The nomination actually goes…

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Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. has joined the ranks of celebrities with mugshots. The 51-year-old actor turned himself in voluntarily to the NYPD Special Victims Unit on Thursday, June 13. Gooding was booked into custody for forcible touching, a class A misdemeanor which carries a one-year maximum prison sentence. The actor has been accused…

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The 91st Annual Academy Awards, hosted on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, was full of applause-worthy moments. It was a big night for Black Panther, earning Marvel Studios its first recognition by the Academy. Even more significant, the night commemorated a history-making moment for underrepresented Black women in Hollywood. Costume designer, Ruth E. Carter won her first Oscar, becoming the first…

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British actress, Naomie Harris, 40, is simply the perfect actress to take the role of Paula, a drug-addicted mother to a shy, gay son (played at different ages/stages by Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders and Trevante Rhodes) in the indie film Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins and written by Tarell McCraney. Moonlight scored the highest per-screen average of 2016,…

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The list of historic accomplishments for Universal Pictures’ Straight Outta Compton keeps growing and growing. With a third straight week atop the weekend box office and a total gross of $134.1 million dollars, thus far, Compton has surpassed the critically acclaimed Johnny Cash biopic, Walk The Line, as the highest grossing music based biopic in…

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Hollywood film critic Barry Norman has made a startling claim regarding the Oscars. According to the well-known and respected Norman, the members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences are not voting directly on selected films. Instead, he claims in an interview, that many of the 6,000 members of the organization who do…

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Lebanese fashion designer, Elie Saab showcased his Fall/Winter 2014-15 line during Paris Fashion Week. He became an overnight success after he became the first Lebanese designer to dress an Oscar winner, Halle Berry, in 2002. Berry wore a burgundy gown by Saab to the 2002 Academy Awards when she won for Best Actress. Check out…

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Body bag removed from Philip Seymour Hoffman

It’s been said that the difference between a junkie and an addict is that an addict can afford his addiction.  Autopsy toxicology reports show that Phillip Seymour Hoffman died of a drug toxicity mixture of heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine. The actor was a recovering addict and was found with over 65 small packets of…

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead today in New York Apartment. He was found in the bathroom with a heroin needle sticking out of his arm and packets of the drug near his body. The Academy Award winning actor was in such films as Capote, The Hunger Games and many other well known films.…

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The Counselor Stars: Brad Pitt, Goran Visjjic, Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz A dream team of A-list actors (Oscar winners Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, and Academy Award nominee Brad Pitt) star in this slick, fast-paced thriller about a lawyer who gets entangled in the drug game. He soon finds out that…

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