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When Samuel L. Jackson is in the news talking about language it’s usually about his hilarious overuse of curse words. But this time around Jackson is making headlines for criticizing President Obama’s pronunciation skills and slamming him for “trying to relate” to people with bad grammar. In a candid new interview with Playboy, Jackson spoke about how he feels proper…

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Famed filmmaker Spike Lee is spreading the word about his latest film project. As the Oscar-nominated director preps for the release of his highly-anticipated film Old Boy this fall, Lee is already drawing attention for the follow-up–and his approach for funding it. The man behind such acclaimed movies as Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X is using the online crowd-funding service Kickstarter to raise money to produce his next independent project.

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Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph, Samuel L. Jackson Turbo (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) is a snail who dreams of going a little bit faster. Of course, being a snail he has as much chance of picking up speed as a snowball has of not not melting in, well, you know. But an accident…

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Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America, one of the most iconic, funniest and beloved motion pictures in black American history, just celebrated it’s 25th birthday late last month. Many believe that this romantic comedy represents Murphy’s greatest theatrical triumph even though Beverly Hills Cop was a greater box-office generator and his James “Thunder” Early from Dreamgirls earned him…

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Yes, Beverly Hills Cop was Eddie Murphy’s highest-grossing movie. And his dramatic portrayal of drug-addled singer James “Thunder” Early in Dreamgirls was his most critically-acclaimed role, by far, earning a Golden Globe win and an Academy Award nomination. But it was the immortal classic Coming to America, the story of an insanely rich African prince…

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It was a night of big wins for actors like Samuel L. Jackson, who collected twice for his role in The Movie of the Year Award, The Avengers as well as the Best WTF Moment award along with co-star Jamie Foxx, for their scene in Django Unchained. Other highlights of the night included Will Ferrell’s out…

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Although Black History Month is over, the following actors are absolutely deserving of a little extra credit. Click continue to see some of the most influential black actors who paved the way for contemporary stars. –ruthie hawkins

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The 44th NAACP Image Awards is the only awards show that illuminates both artistic excellence and social endeavors. This year’s motion picture nominations is led by Django Unchained and Beasts of the Southern Wild both, with four nods. HBO’s “Treme” and ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” lead the television nominations also with four nods. ABC’s “Scandal” received two nods for Outstanding…

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Celebrities are no different than other citizens who become addicted to illicit narcotics. If anything, they are more prone to becoming a slave to their illegal cravings because of the proliferation of drugs in Hollywood and entertainment circles, because of their thicker wallets that enable them procure the substances, and because of flunky hangers-on who…

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