Mary Alice Smith of ‘A Different World’ fame is dead at 84

Legendary and award-winning actress Mary Alice Smith, who is best known to younger urbanites for her role in “A Different World,” has died. She was 84. Smith, who went by her stage name of “Mary Alice,” is one of the rare African American thespians who won both an Emmy Award and Tony Award back in […]

Jada Pinkett Smith may reprise one of her most iconic roles

Jada Pinkett Smith may reprise what may arguably be her most iconic role. No, she will not be a part of the Set It Off reboot that is rumored to be in negotiations. Pinkett Smith, who attained fame from roles in iconic shows and films such as “A Different World,” Menace II Society, Jason’s Lyric, […]

Actors who passed on blockbuster movie roles and regretted it

It is most fascinating to learn about a legendary, blockbuster film, but to also learn of the actors who turned down the roles, which someone else accepted and subsequently became rich, famous and immortal icons. Below are just a few examples of superstar actors who passed on blockbuster movie roles, and some regretted it. 1. […]

Jada Pinkett Smith: The Black Millionaire Blueprint for Success

Is there another woman in Hollywood who enjoys more universal love and admiration than Jada Pinkett Smith? The beautiful starlet, actress, producer, entrepreneur, fashion designer, author, songwriter and singer, Pinkett Smith is the backbone and foundation of a Smith family entertainment dynasty that continues to shatter barriers and carve out spaces in previously uncharted territory. […]