Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Shadow and Act

The 1st Trailer for Aaron McGruder's New Adult Swim Series 'Black Jesus' Will Likely Ruffle a Few Feathers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • July 18, 2014 2:33 PM
  • |
  • 27 Comments
The series finds Jesus living in present day Compton, CA on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood, with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers.

Flowers for Bill Gunn: Remembering an Outlaw Artist

  • By Dennis Leroy Kangalee
  • |
  • July 18, 2014 1:45 PM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
Bill Gunn inspired a legion of underground and avant-garde painters and dramatists to be as strange as they actually were. The freedom in that alone is revolutionary, and quite dangerous to the Powers That Be, since no system has been as aggressive in their approach to homogenize black artists as much as Hollywood.

Exclusive: 'Newlyweeds' Star Trae Harris Lands Lead Role in Dennis Leroy Kangalee's 'Octavia: Elegy for a Vampire'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • July 18, 2014 12:37 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
The actress was most recently seen in an episode of Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black."

Alexandra Shipp Will Replace Zendaya in Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic + Wendy Williams Joins As Exec Producer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • July 18, 2014 11:58 AM
  • |
  • 22 Comments
Based on the bestseller "Aaliyah: More Than a Woman" by former Time Magazine music editor Christopher Farley, the Lifetime Original Movie is to be filmed this summer to be premiered in the Fall.

Remembering The Remarkably Unremarkable Short-Lived 'Tenafly' TV Series

  • By Sergio
  • |
  • July 18, 2014 11:11 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
Long forgotten and overlooked, the short lived NBC series "Tenafly" was important and groundbreaking in its own quiet subtle way.

Agency, Studio & Filmmakers Behind N.W.A. Biopic Release Statements on Casting Call Outrage

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • July 18, 2014 11:08 AM
  • |
  • 16 Comments
Sande Alessi Casting posted an open call earlier this week that sought women in four categories: “B girls” were to be “light-skinned,” “D girls” were “African American… Poor, not in good shape."

Who is To Blame for the Piracy of 'Half of a Yellow Sun' in Nigeria?

  • By Michael Chima Ekenyerengozi
  • |
  • July 18, 2014 10:33 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
What causes piracy of intellectual works is poor content management by the producers and distributors, who fail to implement the available anti-piracy strategies and tools, and the incompetent administrators in government.

Hollywood Insider Movie 'An American in Hollywood' Opens in NY, NJ and PA Theaters Today

  • By Shadow And Act
  • |
  • July 18, 2014 10:02 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
An American in Hollywood
Indie comedy-drama "An American In Hollywood" comes to AMC theaters in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia, PA today.

O.J. Simpson Almost Played The Terminator in the 1984 Sci-Fi Classic (Did You Know?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • July 17, 2014 5:25 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Needless to say, the notion of casting Simpson didn't go any further than that, with Medavoy adding, "I don’t think we went beyond the idea... Jim [Cameron] didn’t like the idea at all."

If You Missed It, Watch the Season Premiere of 'The Divide' Now (Damon Gupton/Nia Long Legal Thriller)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • July 17, 2014 4:17 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
The drama, which was originally planned for AMC, stars Damon Gupton as Adam Page - a district attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the re-investigation of a sensational racially-motivated murder case.

Email Updates