Beyoncé In Negotiations For “The Lion King”

Beyoncé In Negotiations For “The Lion King”

It looks like Jon Favreau, the director of the live-action remake of The Lion King, may get his wish of Beyoncé voicing the future Queen of Pride Rock, Nala. According to the Beyhive Team, a social media page and site that receives “exclusive” news regarding the entertainer, Beyoncé is reportedly in final negotiations to voice the lioness, and is also signing on to manage the film’s soundtrack. “Disney has reportedly agreed to pay a whopping … Continue reading

Ice Cube Gets a Star on Walk of Fame

Ice Cube Gets a Star on Walk of Fame

Rapper, actor, and movie producer Ice Cube received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday (June 12) in front of the Musicians Institute on Hollywood Boulevard. Cube was joined by N.W.A. members Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, and MC Ren, who posted a photo on his Twitter with the caption, “Congratulations to @icecube getting his star in Hollywood. Today was a good day.” Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, first appeared … Continue reading

Rihanna Named Harvard’s Humanitarian Of The Year

Rihanna Named Harvard's Humanitarian Of The Year

Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year. The Grammy Award-winning singer will receive the Harvard Foundation‘s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony scheduled for Feb. 28. Rihanna is being honored for several philanthropic efforts. She built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer in her home nation of Barbados. She created the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program — named for … Continue reading

Actor & Comedian Ricky Harris Dead at 54

Actor & Comedian Ricky Harris Dead at 54

Actor and comedian Ricky Harris, who played the character “Gangsta” in John Singleton‘s “Poetic Justice” passed away at the age of 54. While the aforementioned film brought Ricky to the big screen, he also had roles in “Bones,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Heat,” “Q,” and “Hard Rain.” Snoop Dogg fans will also remember Harris as the iconic voice-character “DJ Eaz-E-Dicc” on the California rapper’s albums. SOURCE: VLADTV

Gabrielle Union Sues BET

Gabrielle Union Sues BET

Lights, camera, faction. Actress Gabrielle Union fired off a lawsuit against BET, claiming the network tried to short-change her by stuffing more episodes into a single season of her show “Being Mary Jane” than she agreed upon, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 42-year-old star contends producers for the hit series vowed that seasons would never run more than 13 episodes, but they’re now trying to jam 20 shows into Season 4. Union is slated … Continue reading

FX ‘Atlanta’ Sets UK Premiere Date

“ATLANTA”: DONALD GLOVER’S BEST EFFORT YET

Donald Glover’s FX comedy series Atlanta will receive its UK premiere on FOX UK on Saturday November 5th at 10pm, it has been announced. Atlanta tells the story of two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. Earn Marks is a young manager trying to get his cousin’s career off the ground. Alfred Marks is a new hot rapper trying to understand the … Continue reading

ACTRESS-TURNED AUTHOR TARAJI P. HENSON

ACTRESS-TURNED AUTHOR TARAJI P. HENSON

Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson is best known for playing the sassy and brassy Cookie Lyon on Fox’s Empire, but she’s channeled a less-well-known part of her life — her slow climb to the top — in a deeply personal memoir. Around the Way Girl: A Memoir is a candid and brutally honest account of her life, she explained on Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts on Tuesday, because, “we need each other as humans. … Continue reading

Mike Colter Responds to Comments about Marriage

Mike Colter Responds to Comments about Marriage

Mike Colter, the star of Marvel’s “Luke Cage,” isn’t going to let the haters get in the way of enjoying his life, including his interracial marriage. Colter and his wife, Iva, have been happily married for 16 years, and he had words for people who criticized him for marrying a white woman: “I love my [African-American] sisters. People always go, ‘Man that’s his type.’ If somebody caught a sista walking around with a 6’7″ brother, … Continue reading

[Single] Nas ‘War’ Ft. Raye

[Single] Nas 'War' Ft. Raye

Nas delivers a powerful new protest track, “War,” featuring Raye, on the new “Birth of a Nation” soundtrack.

Marvel’s New Superhero Wears Hoodie for Trayvon

Marvel's New Superhero Wears Hoodie for Trayvon

Marvel Comics’ first Black superhero to have his own comic book title, has become the first Black superhero to lead an on-screen Marvel production. Netflix brought the world something it’s never seen on Friday [September 30], with the release of “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” 44 years after the character made history through Marvel’s 1972 print publication.  And followers of the series will note that some aspects of Cage’s identity have been modified to fit the times; namely, … Continue reading