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

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

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 […]

Lena Waithe inks a deal with Amazon Studios for a slate of new projects

Waithe inks a deal

Lena Waithe inks a deal with Amazon Studios to create new shows. Joining the growing list of talent at Amazon Studios, the Emmy-award winner will serve as executive producer on the horror anthology Them, starring Deborah Ayorinde and Ashley Thomas. In addition, Waithe will produce a new original series for Amazon Prime Video. Waithe’s Hillman Grad Network […]

Jacob Latimore continues his meteoric rise with new music and hit show

Jacob Latimore continues his meteoric rise with new music and hit show

Given the success he’s realized as an actor, it’s difficult to imagine Jacob Latimore doing anything else — until he begins to hum, that is. His silk-laden voice quickly reminds you that he was once on course to make his mark as a singer. If not for the world of cinema, international superstardom as an […]

Actor Jason Mitchell axed from ‘The Chi’

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 […]

Jason Mitchell says Black people will relate to his character in ‘Tyrel’

Jason Mitchell says Black people will relate to his character in 'Tyrel'

Since he burst on the scene in 2015 with his highly acclaimed turn as Eazy-Z in Straight Outta Compton, actor Jason Mitchell has been spending his time just murdering roles. From Mudbound to “The Chi,” each role has further solidified the now inarguable fact that what you saw from him in the N.W.A. biopic was […]

Lena Waithe: Hollywood’s silver bullet carries the culture on her back

Lena Waithe: Hollywood's silver bullet carries the culture on her back

People like Lena Waithe make this writer want to dig her cheerleading uniform out of the crates. Waithe — the first Black woman to win an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series,” an actress, and noted television creator and producer — has me hitting a synchronized set of power-packed jump routines because the moment […]

Tiffany Boone gets a second chance with ‘The Chi’

Tiffany Boone gets a second chance with 'The Chi'

The pressures of Hollywood can sometimes be overwhelming, but actress Tifanny Boone found a way to use that pressure to reenergize her love for acting. After filming Fox’s The Following, Boone began to feel the need to always be perfect and it began to take a toll on her. To find creativity in a safer […]