Despite winning an Oscar, Halle Berry says she still has to ‘prove’ herself

Halle Berry thinks she’s always having to “prove” herself. The Oscar-winning actress is one of the best-known stars in Hollywood, but Berry still feels like she needs to keep proving herself. In a clip from ABC’s “Screen Queens Rising” — which has been shared with People magazine — the actress says: “I feel like I’m […]

Legendary actor Sidney Poitier has died

Sidney Poitier has died. He was 94. The Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner actor was the first Black winner of the Best Actor Oscar for his work in Lilies of the Field. Fred Mitchell, the minister of foreign affairs for the Bahamas, said: “We’ve lost a great a Bahamian and I’ve lost a personal friend,” […]

Jennifer Hudson wins 1st Emmy, 1 award away from EGOT status

Jennifer Hudson is one award away from achieving EGOT status after winning her first Emmy. The 39-year-old singer and actress has been honored with the Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program accolade for her role as an executive producer on ‘Baba Yaga’ – which means she just needs a Tony Award to join the […]

Andra Day admits history-making Oscar nomination ‘a little overwhelming’

Andra Day admits being nominated for an Oscar is “a little overwhelming.” The 36-year-old singer and actress is up for the Best Actress gong at the Academy Awards this year for her role in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” and has said she can’t quite believe she’s been nominated for the honor alongside the […]

Director Kevin Macdonald explains why ‘The Mauritanian’ is a masterpiece

Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald discusses why he felt inspired to bring the true story behind The Mauritanian to life during an interview with rolling out‘s Star Studio. The Mauritanian, which stars Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster and Tahir Rahim in the lead roles, is set to be released on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021.

Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster fights for justice in ‘The Mauritanian’

Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster sits down with rolling out‘s Star Studio to discuss her role in the new film The Mauritanian. Foster plays tough-as-nails, real-life international criminal defense attorney Nancy Hollander, who fights relentlessly for the release of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (portrayed by Tahir Rahim), a suspect in the Sept. 11 terror attacks on […]

Cicely Tyson takes her final bow; legendary actress dies at 96

Award-winning actress and Hollywood icon Cicely Tyson, who made a habit of turning in regal performances over the course of her 60-year career, has died. She was 96. “With heavy heart, the family of Miss Cicely Tyson announces her peaceful transition this afternoon,” her family shared in a statement. “At this time, please allow the […]

Viola Davis wants to focus on other things besides Oscar nominations

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 […]

The Obamas celebrate their Oscar nomination

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 […]

Actress Cynthia Erivo could make history twice with her Oscar nominations

Cynthia Erivo could make history if she wins in her Academy Award categories. Erivo, the British-Nigerian actress and songwriter, would become the youngest-ever EGOT winner if she takes home the best actress Oscar for her riveting role as Harriet Tubman in Harriet. She would join her songwriting brethren John Legend, who also is an EGOT […]

Famous to infamous: Cuba Gooding Jr. mugshot released by NYPD (video)

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 […]

HBCU graduate Ruth E. Carter makes history at the 91st annual Academy Awards

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 […]

Kobe Bryant punished this way by Hollywood due to 2003 rape allegation

Kobe Bryant is being punished for an allegation that he faced 15 years ago. Bryant, who won an Oscar for his animated short Dear Basketball, has been removed from a jury panel at the Animation Is Film Festival. The festival, which will take place this weekend in Los Angeles, decided to drop Bryant due to his […]

Kobe Bryant goes in on Fox News host after becoming 1st NBA player to win Oscar

Kobe Bryant will always be in the argument for greatest NBA player of all-time. The Laker-great won 5 NBA Finals, 4 All-Star MVP awards, 2 NBA Finals MVP awards, and 1 MVP award during his playing days. And following retirement, Bryant is now an Oscar winner. Bryant won for his contribution to the animated short, […]

Oldest living Best Actor Oscar winner Sidney Poitier’s top 10 quotes

At age 90, legendary actor and Civil Rights activist Sydney Poitier (b. Feb. 20, 1927) is the oldest living Best Actor Oscar winner/ On April 13, 1964, Poitier became the first Bahamian and Black man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field (1963). Poitier plays Homer Smith, a construction […]

Director Antoine Fuqua to shine Oscar night with Walmart ‘receipt’ short film

A-list director Antoine Fuqua (Shooter, Olympus Has Fallen, The Equalizer and Southpaw) is one of the four directors Walmart partnered with to create short films based on a single Walmart receipt to debut their new campaign during commercial breaks on Oscar Night, February 26. As a part of Walmart’s “behind every receipt, there’s a great story” […]

Oscar buzz for Naomie Harris in intense indie flick, ‘Moonlight’

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, […]

3 questions with ‘The Walking Dead’s’ Vincent M. Ward

Many people know Vincent M. Ward from the hit TV show “The Walking Dead,” where he played Oscar. But his resume is much more extensive. He’s been acting since the early 2000s and has played in many well known TV shows, as well as films. He has a lot going on these days and he sat […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’ does what no musical biopic has ever done

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 […]