Lupita Nyong’o delivered an emotional speech during Essence magazine’s seventh annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon.
Source: Alexis Stevens / Atlanta Journal-Constitution The man convicted of killing 11-year-old Kile Glover in a Lake Lanier crash was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday. Jeffrey Simon Hubbard was convicted last month of homicide by vessel for running over Kile in July 2012. Kile, the son of pop star Usher’s former wife Tameka Foster and TV executive […]
Source: Jai Tiggett / IndieWire Comedian Kevin Hart is reportedly heading into the digital space with a new 24-hour comedy network, to launch later this year. According to Humor Mill, the as-yet-untitled digital network will cater to an urban audience and could feature sketches, skits, stand up, and behind-the-scenes movie footage. The new platform will no doubt be a competitor to […]
Source: Chiderah Monde / New York Daily News HBO, the network behind “Game of Thrones” is marrying the hit fantasy series with a bit more contemporary soundtrack. In a new promotional push to gain demographics, HBO is releasing “Catch the Throne,” a mixtape of rap songs themed around the show. The free sampling, which drops Friday, […]
Source: AP / theGrio WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama is bringing together an impressive group of female artists for a White House concert celebrating women of soul. The lineup for Thursday’s concert includes Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Melissa Etheridge and Janelle Monae . Also performing will be Tessanne Chin, Ariana Grande and Jill Scott. The show […]
Source: Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News Like many newspapers, the Daily Breeze published a cover story Monday about the Academy Awards and “12 Years a Slave,” which became the first movie ever directed by a black filmmaker to win best picture. But the Torrance, Calif., newspaper went with a front-page headline that, given the film’s […]
Source: Today Show The first thing you need to know about the man that has brought the lovable Freddy Hayes to life on “House of Cards” is that he’s never ever tasted one of Freddy’s delicious-looking ribs. The second thing is why. The first scene filmed for Netflix’s political thriller’s first season was shot at […]
Source: Kyle Harvey / theGrio Nicki Minaj isn’t the only member of her family who’s vying for the spotlight. “God’s Been Good” is an uptempo track by Carol Maraj that celebrates her faith and is a complete departure from her daughter’s more adult-oriented content. To read this article in its entirety visit theGrio.
Source: Chiderah Monde / New York Daily News The first look at Oprah Winfrey’s attempt to rescue Lindsay Lohan’s career through a reality show intervention debuted online Tuesday, and it’s clear the queen of interviewing isn’t playing any games. “You need to cut the bulls–t,” Winfrey, 60, tells Lohan in the 2-minute sneak peek. “You […]
Source: Andrew Blankstein / NBC News The disappearance of nearly $250,000 in property from a California home belonging to Khloe Kardashian and former NBA star Lamar Odom is being investigated, law enforcement sources told NBC News. There were no immediate signs of forced entry at the divorced couple’s home in the Tarzana neighborhood of Los Angeles, a […]