Netflix Book Club March pick: ‘The Viscount Who Loved Me’

Each month, “Orange is the New Black”s, Uzo Aduba, hosts the Netflix Book Club. This new social series combines literature and entertainment by inviting you to ‘Read. Watch. Then let’s talk’ about the latest book-to-screen adaptations. Partnered with Starbucks, Aduba will invite the stars and storytellers for coffee and deep dive into the journey behind the […]

Mj Rodriguez makes Golden Globe history

Mj Rodriguez made history at the Golden Globes. She has become the first Black transgender woman in history to win a Golden Globe. The 31-year-old actress was named Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista in the hit FX show “Pose,” which centers on the drag culture of the 1980s. […]

Netflix Book Club December pick: ‘Stay Close’ by Harlen Coben

Starring in a successful book-to-film adaptation herself, “Orange Is the New Black” star Uzo Aduba is hosting Netflix’s Book Club. Each month a newly adapted book will be available to watch on Netflix soon after. Aduba will invite the stars and storytellers for conversations as they dive into the characters, themes and stories, creating an […]

Actress Uzo Aduba reveals she was secretly married last year (photos)

Actress Uzo Aduba knows how to keep a secret and her personal life out of Hollywood tabloids. The “Orange Is the New Black” star just revealed that she tied the knot with cinematographer Robert Sweeting last year and shared a photo from her special day on Instagram. “When you realize you want to spend the […]

Maya Rudolph ‘honored’ to be 3rd Black woman to win consecutive Emmys

Maya Rudolph feels “honored” to be “part of a legacy” with her Emmy Awards wins. The 49-year-old actress won the Comedy Guest Actress accolade at Sunday’s (Sept. 9, 2021) third installment of the Creative Arts Emmys for hosting of “Saturday Night Live,” shortly after taking the Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for “Big Mouth” at the […]

Gabrielle Union to host virtual ‘Friends’ table read with all-Black cast

Gabrielle Union is hosting a “Friends” table read featuring an all-Black cast. The Bring It On actress will be joined by Sterling K. Brown, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Uzo Aduba, Aisha Hinds, Kendrick Sampson and Jeremy Pope in the Zoom event on Tuesday (22.09.20), which is being staged to promote the nonprofit organization When We All […]

2 favorite ‘Orange Is the New Black’ stars discuss life, love and legacy

The Netflix original series “Orange Is The New Black” returns Friday, July 27, for season six. The show’s creators are keeping mum on the juicy details, but they will say the prisoners can expect a whole new orange world on the cellblock. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years and never […]

Uzo Aduba’s encouraging words during SAG Awards

Uzo Aduba Receives the SAG Award for Female Actor in a Comedy …Uzo Aduba receives the SAG Award for Female Actor in a Comedy Series! Orange Is the New Black #OITNB #sagawards Posted by Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, January 30, 2016 Uzo Aduba walks away with her second SAG Award for Best Actress […]

Popular country music artist donned blackface for his Lil Wayne Halloween costume

It seems like every year a clueless white celebrity puts on blackface in celebration of Halloween and then profusely apologizes with claims of meaning no harm. Just when it seemed that we got past Halloween 2015 with no such incidents, news surfaced to the contrary. A picture first posted to began circulating on social media […]

Common, Ne-Yo added to cast of NBC’s reboot of ‘The Wiz Live!’

It looks like NBC has every intention on making their upcoming live reboot of The Wiz a completely star-studded affair. Per a recent tweet by the network, the latest names added to the growing list of notables participating in the heavily anticipated live adaptation of the classic film are Hairspray actor Elijah Kelley, R&B star Ne-Yo, […]

Steelers’ William Gay lost his mother to domestic violence, supports Verizon’s HopeLine

[jwplatform A98bpTmD] NFL player William Gay of the Pittsburgh Steelers was only 7 years old when his stepfather shot and killed his mother. In the video above, Gay shares his personal experience with domestic violence. Gay and ​award-winning actress Uzo Aduba (“Orange Is the New Black”) joined Verizon’s HopeLine program to take action against domestic violence. Together, they announced […]

8th annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon praises people of color

It was quite an afternoon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Thursday, Feb. 19, as Hollywood stars gathered to celebrate the achievements of Black women in front of and behind the camera at Essence magazine’s highly touted and coveted Oscar week celebration, the eighth annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. A ticket to this affair was much like gold, cherished. […]

Gabrielle Union, Angela Bassett, Uzo Aduba ‘bling’ at 2015 NAACP Image Awards

Actresses Gabrielle Union, Angela Bassett and Uzo Aduba were stunning on the red carpet at the 46th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Feb. 6, 2015 in Pasadena, California. Aside from Union and Bassett’s svelte physique and Aduba’s toned guns, the key was their jewelry choices. Find out who they wore. Looking beautiful […]

SAG Awards after-party: Weinstein, Netflix party sponsored by Heineken

Last night in Hollywood, Heineken presented The Weinstein Company’s SAG Awards after-party at the Sunset Tower Hotel. The event was filled with winners from the awards show earlier that evening which included Patricia Arquette, Laura Carmichael from Downton Abbey, and several members of the cast of “Orange is the New Black” including Uzo Aduba, Laverne […]

Golden Globes 2015, a nominations refresher before the big show

One of the biggest nights in Hollywood, the 2015 Golden Globe Awards, is right around the corner. Tonight the best in the film and television will convene at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to honor the cream of the crop in their industry in 2014. “Saturday Night Live” alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will reprise […]

Hilarious: Uzo Aduba of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ audition tape leaked

Last month, the second season of the Netflix hit, “Orange Is the New Black” launched and like many, I binge-watched. One of the more layered characters, Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, portrayed by Nigerian-American actress Uzo Aduba, drops little gems of knowledge when you’d least expect it. In the second season, viewers learn  more about the […]

Julianne Hough dresses in blackface for Halloween

Julianne Hough channels actress Uzo Aduba’s character on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren. She dresses as her character for a Halloween party, wearing an orange prison-issue smock, with a gray long sleeve shirt underneath and a ID with a photo and Crazy Eyes’ name on it. The kicker is she […]