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Award-winning American film and television actor and playwright Nelsan Ellis, 39, died after complications from heart failure on Saturday, July 8, 2017. A celebration of Ellis’ life will take place on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22. The viewing and funeral service will be open to the public.  A public viewing will be held on Friday, July 21,…

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Nelsan Ellis struggled with alcohol addiction prior to his death. The actor — who was most known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds in the hit HBO supernatural drama “True Blood” from 2008 until the series ended in 2014 — tragically passed away on Saturday, July 8, at the age of 36 after suffering from complications…

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HBO’s hit show “True Blood” has been rather fearless when it comes to showcasing LGBT characters, showing many of its stars in erotic situations with both men and women. But according to a new report, one of the show’s former stars just wasn’t comfortable with playing and he quit because of it. Actor Luke Grimes…

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It’s been several months since Lupita Nyong’o accepted her Oscar for her work in 12 Years A Slave. Many breakthrough stars, including actresses like Nyong’o and Quvenzhané Wallis, were pretty much unknown and underrated before catching their big break. But they are not alone. From the big screen to the small screen, the following women…

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For years, Rutina Wesley’s “True Blood” character Tara Thornton has had terrible luck when it comes to love. Now, it seems like life is imitating art as Wesley recently filed for divorce from her husband of eight years, fellow actor Jacob Fishel. According to People and TMZ, the divorce papers were filed in Los Angeles…

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There are vampires in the midst. Beyoncé can tell you it’s true. They’re those who will suck your blood and attempt to use you. People have arguments each and every day, often with loved ones: father, mother, sister or brother. The bloodsuckers in the black community, how do we identify them today? Do we understand…

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After a months-long hiatus, BET’s hit series “The Game” finally returned on Jan. 10 with its fifth season premiere. As expected, the show’s army of loyal fans responded in droves, helping the premiere garner more than five million viewers. According to ZAP2it, the scripted series premiered to 5.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen, making it…

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