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    Mo’Nique, Isaiah Washington Bring ‘Blackbird’ to the Big Screen

    *Years after winning a best supporting actress Oscar for her work in “Precious,” Mo’Nique is returning to the big screen. The actress will star along with Isaiah Washington in “Blackbird,” a new urban coming of age drama from Urban Movie Channel (UMC), an RLJ Entertainment brand. The Patrik-Ian Polk-directed project centers around 17-year-old Randy (Julian […]

    Former James Bond Pierce Brosnan: Down for Idris Elba As 007

    *It’s says a lot when a former James Bond believes you would be a worthy pick to carry on 007’s legacy on the big screen. So it went for Pierce Brosnan, who weighed in on Idris Elba replacing current Bond Daniel Craig when he’s done saving the world as the MI6 secret agent. Brosnan is […]

    Larenz Tate Downplays Rumors of Replacing Columbus Short on ‘Scandal’

    *Although there are some who would love to see Larenz Tate on “Scandal,” the actor downplayed all talk about him replacing Columbus Short on the hit ABC show. During an appearance on Access Hollywood, Tate addressed rumors of him joining the cast of “Scandal.” According to him, all the talk is just talk. “The ‘Scandal’ […]

    Bounce TV Posts Strongest Year in its History

    *Atlanta – Bounce TV viewership continued to grow in 2014 as the nation’s first-ever and rapidly-expanding broadcast television network for African Americans posted the most-watched year in its history. In Prime time viewership for the year, Bounce TV racked up tremendous gains in households and targeted sales demos with increases of: +42% among HHs (159K) +22% among P18-49 […]

    Khloe & Kim Kardashian, North West & Kylie Jenner in Car Accident

    *A vehicle driven by Khloe Kardashian, with Kim K, North West and Kylie Jenner  as passengers, skidded on an ice-cover Montana road into oncoming traffic and eventually ended up in a ditch. The incident happened Saturday morning. The women were on their way to Bozeman, Montana when a semi-truck drove by their car and kicked […]

    Orgone Brings Funk to 21st Century Via Shanachie (Listen)

    *In the 1970’s, there was a plethora of self-contained R&B/funk bands such as The Meters, Kool & The Gang, Earth, Wind & Fire, War, Parliament/Funkadelic, Mandrill, Rufus and of course James Brown’s JB’s, who were creating expansive combinations of R&B, funk, rock, Latin and pan-African sounds, often via wide-ranging, incendiary live performances that put them […]

    Former NFLer Adrian Peterson Loses 7-Year-Old Son to Cancer

    *Former NFL Chicago running back, Adrian Peterson wrote a heart-wrenching goodbye to his 7-year-old son, A.J., who he lost to cancer on Facebook. “#Ajsoars is in Heaven, where he belongs…#ajsoars #P3 #MyFirstSuperHero,” said Peterson about son who had been battling cancer since last June. Peterson and wife, Angela were told back then A.J. had an inoperable brainstem tumor, or Diffuse Intrinsic […]

    Lincoln Partners With ESSENCE to Honor Exceptional Black Women in Hollywood (Photos)

    *BEVERYLY HILLS – Lincoln Motor Company was the presenting sponsor for ESSENCE’s 8th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, which took place yesterday at The Beverly Wilshire. The 2015 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon honored outstanding women in the television and film industry. The following were this year’s honorees: “Beyond The Lights” actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw; […]

    T-Boz’s ‘Project Next’ Kicks Off Global Search for Major Girl Group

    *Tionne Watkins (T Boz/TLC) announces “Project Next,” a web-based global talent search for the next hit Girl Group. The contestants will vie for a record deal with a major label, then immediately begin filming a follow up reality show, garnering them serious international recognition. “You don’t need sex to sell music. You need a combination […]