The Viola Davis-powered ‘The First Lady’ has been canceled

After creating hyper-anticipation for the original Showtime series “The First Lady” that featured a blockbuster cast, the show has been canceled after just one season. “The First Lady” will not get a second season, despite being powered by Oscar winner Viola Davis (Fences), Golden Globe-winner Michelle Pfeiffer (The Fabulous Baker Boys) and two-time Emmy-winner Keifer […]

Yolonda Ross takes us on her new journey in season 5 of ‘The Chi’

Rolling out season 5 of the hit series “The Chi,” actor Yolonda Ross shares her thoughts on The Chi and its special connection to viewers. Yolonda is excited about her character’s growth and the message she brings to unabashedly independent women. The Chi is now playing on Showtime.

Location scout Timothy Matthews says your network is your net worth

Timothy Matthews is the location scout for SHOWTIME’s “The Chi” for season five. Matthews talked to rolling out about tips for climbing the career ladder, and the importance of networking. How did you get involved in what you do today? I will always preach this to the end: that your network is your net worth. In […]

Regina Taylor thrilled to portray Michelle Obama’s mother in ‘The First Lady’

Golden Globe-winning actress Regina Taylor is a generational talent. The thespian and playwright first riveted mainstream audiences with her searing performance as a struggling mother in Morgan Freeman’s Lean on Me. She talked about the joy of playing Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Shields Robinson, in the enthralling Showtime anthology series, “The First Lady.”

Jenifer Lewis dishes on end of ‘black-ish’ and how to find joy in these streets

Jenifer Lewis’ voice is unforgettable. Affectionately referred to as the “Mother of Black Hollywood,” Lewis — like her voice — is larger than life. Her commanding presence is undeniable whether she is making one think, cry, or most likely laugh, Lewis demands your undivided attention. Few woman live as unapologetically as Lewis and even fewer […]

Get a sneak peek of Viola Davis playing Michelle Obama (trailer)

Hollywood titan Viola Davis is radiant and resplendent in the first trailer showing her playing former first lady Michelle Obama in the highly anticipated Showtime series “The First Lady.” The Oscar-winning, Emmy-winning and Tony-winning thespian is the most notable of the A-list stars featured in the upcoming anthology series, which follows presidential couples throughout American history. […]

Bill Cosby documentary claims people knew he was a sex predator (video)

An explosive new documentary claims many people knew for decades that Bill Cosby was allegedly a serial sexual predator. Filmmaker W. Kamau Bell is debuting the four-part documentary, “We Need to Talk About Cosby,” at the Sundance Film Festival this week.  Bell, who won an Emmy Award for hosting the CNN show “United Shades of America […]

Joel Steingold talks about his role on Showtime’s ‘The Chi’

Joel Steingold portrays Marcus St. John on season four of Showtime’s “The Chi.” He stopped by rolling out’s The Wine Up to uncork all the spicy details of his character’s role this season. Tune in to hear what Steingold had to say about his relationship between Douda and his character St. John.

Jasmine Davis of ‘The Chi’ discusses being the show’s 1st transgender actor

Jasmine Davis is a series regular on Showtime’s hit series, “The Chi.” She’s also the show’s first transgender character. The ladies of The Wine Up spoke with Davis about her character, Imani, being the show’s first transgender actor and her transition from modeling to acting. Watch as she discusses her lifestyle, working with co-star Luke […]

Floyd Mayweather explains why he will face off with YouTuber Logan Paul

Floyd Mayweather is all about the money and will be battling YouTuber Logan Paul in June. The undefeated 50-0 fighter recently revealed that he isn’t putting his legacy at stake but that he was building financial wealth during his “retirement.” Money Mayweather spoke with “The Disruptive Entrepreneur” podcast about why he took the fight and […]

Director Karam Gill studies ‘evil mastermind’ Tekashi 6ix9ine in new docuseries

Writer and director Karam Gill recently sat down with rolling out to discuss his new Showtime docuseries, “Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine.” In the three-part series, which premiered Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, Gill examines the idea of manufactured celebrity through the lens of the controversial New York City rapper, his artistry, his personal demons […]

Tiffany Boone breaks silence about her exit from Showtime’s ‘The Chi’

Tiffany Boone Breaks

Tiffany Boone breaks her silence on her exit from Showtime’s “The Chi.” Boone used the Instagram platform to deliver a lengthy message on her exit from the hit show. This is the first time Boone has addressed her departure after she accused co-star Jason Mitchell of sexual harassment. In the note, Boone says she spoke […]

Mo’Nique hosts 1st comedy special in 10 years (video)

Showtime obviously showed Mo’Nique the love and the coins. Comedienne Mo’Nique is getting the type of appreciation from Showtime and her fans that she believes she did not get in sufficient supply from Netflix. The controversial and combative comic, who won a best-supporting actress Oscar for her portrayal of a batty and perverted mother in […]

Viola Davis will portray Michelle Obama in new political series

Viola Davis will portray former first lady Michelle Obama in a new series for Showtime. The Academy Award-winning actress will star in “First Ladies,” a new political drama. The show aims to pull back the curtain on the personal and political lives of first ladies throughout history. The first season will feature Michelle Obama, Betty […]

Lena Waithe producing new hip-hop inspired film, ‘The 40-Year-Old Version’

Lena Waithe is producing a new comedy titled The 40-Year-Old Version which will be directed by Radha Blank from her own script. The 35-year-old screenwriter and producer – who is known for her work on Netflix comedy-drama series “Master of None” and Showtime’s “The Chi” – has joined the upcoming film, which will be directed […]

Showtime reveals how ‘The Chi’ will remove Jason Mitchell from the show

After months of speculation, Showtime reveals how ‘The Chi’ will remove Jason Mitchell from the show. Showtime co-president Gary Levine told reporters on Friday, Aug. 2, that Mitchell’s character will be killed off the show. “There is a lot of great life in ‘The Chi’ and there’s also death in ‘The Chi’ and that’s how we’ll […]

Actor Jason Mitchell axed from ‘The Chi’

Actor Jason Mitchell has been fired from the popular Showtime series, “The Chi,” which was recently renewed for a third season. The 32-year-old actor was also axed from “Desperados,” a Netflix movie which he was due to take the lead in, amid allegations of “inappropriate behavior.” And that’s not all, as both his agency, UTA, and management company […]