Funeral update for ‘True Blood’ actor Nelsan Ellis

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, […]

Nelsan Ellis struggled with alcohol addiction before his death

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 […]

Actor Nelsan Ellis’ final role in upcoming film ‘True to the Game’ (trailer)

Award-winning American film and television actor and playwright Nelsan Ellis, 39, died after complications from heart failure on Saturday, July 8, 2017. His star continues to rise and shine as he will be featured in Imani Motion Picture’s film True to the Game. His character is Tyrik. Imani Entertainment Remembers Ellis in a statement to press: Imani […]

Actress Rutina Wesley of HBO’s ‘True Blood’ lands her next big project

Even more gore is in store for actress Rutina Wesley. The Las Vegas native, who starred as Tara Thornton on HBO’s hit vampire drama “True Blood” has just signed on for season three of NBC’s critically acclaimed series “Hannibal.” Wesley will take on the role of Reba McClane, a blind woman who draws the attention […]

‘True Blood’ star Nelsan Ellis celebrates ‘Ebony’ magazine cover in Chicago

Last week, Emmy-nominated actor (HBO’s “True Blood”) and Chicago area native Nelsan Ellis came home to celebrate being on the cover of Ebony magazine with a swanky private event at Sawtooth Restaurant and Lounge in the West Loop neighborhood. Ellis, who also stars as Bobby Byrd in the James Brown biopic Get On Up, participated in an informative […]

Nelsan Ellis addresses ‘True Blood’ actor quitting over gay storyline

It came as a shock to many in June when it was alleged that former “True Blood” actor Luke Grimes left the show and was replaced by actor Nathan Parsons because he didn’t want to play a gay role opposite Nelsan Ellis in the series. Although Grimes’ reps denied the allegations of homophobia, Ellis recently […]

True Blood actor reportedly quit over gay storyline

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 […]

Black actresses who are phenomenal and you didn’t even know it

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 […]

‘True Blood’ star Rutina Wesley files for divorce

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 […]

Beyoncé knows vampires exist

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 […]

‘True Blood’ star Rutina Wesley on strength, stereotypes and sex appeal

Story by Stereo Williams Images by Kawai Matthews for Steed Media Service “True Blood” is one of television’s most talked-about shows. With its combination of fantasy, horror, camp and sex, it’s not hard to see why the vampire-driven melodrama set in rural Louisiana has inspired a devoted fan following in its five seasons on HBO. […]

‘The Game’ Scores Major Ratings With Season 5 Premiere

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 […]

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9