Jame Foxx in New Verizon Commercial

Jame Foxx in New Verizon Commercial

Sunday’s big NBA Finals Game 7 showdown might not have come with the half-time entertainment of a Super Bowl game, but viewers, particularly hip-hop fans, got a good laugh seeing Jamie Foxx’s impersonation of Future’s father during a Verizon commercial spot. “Past,” as Foxx calls himself in the music video-styled clip, raps auto-tuned bars that take on rival AT&T and advertize the company’s service features. Donning a leisure suit and wide brim hat, the dredlocked … Continue reading

Michael Jace Found Guilty of Murdering Wife

Michael Jace Found Guilty of Murdering Wife

A Los Angeles jury convicted actor Michael Jace of murder Tuesday for the May 2014 shooting death of his wife. The 53-year old actor fatally shot his wife three times in their home. Prosecutors said April Jace was in the process of seeking a divorce at the time.  They say Michael Jace deliberately loaded his gun and took aim at his 40-year old wife in front of their two young children.  April was reportedly shot … Continue reading

Tyler Perry Leaves Madea For TMNT

Tyler Perry Leaves Madea For TMNT

While Madea has been extremely good to Tyler Perry, and vice versa, parenthood changes folks. Such was the case when it came down to Perry’s decision to jump on the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows” wagon as the long suffering mad scientist “Baxter Stockman.” “My son getting an opportunity to see me do something other than ‘Madea,’ this sounds really, really good,” stated Perry with a smile. Perry is not only the … Continue reading

NASA’s African American Mathematicians

NASA's African American Mathematicians

The story of the space race has been told from a million angles. But there’s one perspective that our pop culture has long overlooked: the voices of African American women who worked at NASA as mathematicians. In her upcoming book Hidden Figures, author Margot Lee Shetterly describes the lives of women like Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson who played significant roles in Americans getting into orbit and then to the moon. They worked as NASA’s first … Continue reading

SCM AWARDS RECAP

If you weren’t in Memphis this past weekend then where the hell were you?!! Well, I was there and let me just tell you.. the 2016 SCM Awards were the epitome of dopeness as usual. Throughout the weekend I caught dope performances from all over the country From Denver,Colorado to the bottom of the Pan Handle State artists, DJs, models, producers, and all kinds of industry heavy hitters showed up to take advantage of this awesome networking … Continue reading

Lee Daniels Drops Out of Richard Pryor Biopic

Lee Daniels Drops Out of Richard Pryor Biopic

Oscar nominated filmmaker Lee Daniels became the barer of bad news Sunday, May 9, when it was announced that he was abandoning his role at the helm of the long anticipated Richard Pryor biopic. Sources for the 56-year-old executive producer of Fox‘s “Empire” cited scheduling difficulties as the reason he will be side stepping the project. Past Daniels production partner, the Weinstein Company, have confirmed that they are in search of replacement to begin shooting … Continue reading

Denzel Washington Event Raises $17M Museum

Denzel Washington Event Raises $17M Museum

When you have as much star power and influence as Denzel and Pauletta Washington and it’s put to good use, amazing things happen. While Barack Obama was giving his final speech at the White House Correspondents’ dinner Saturday night, the Washingtons were throwing a lavish party with some of Hollywood’s biggest names, all in support of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens later this year. The fundraiser was an … Continue reading

Vanessa Williams Joins TNT’s ‘The Librarians’

Vanessa Williams Joins TNT’s ‘The Librarians’

Vanessa Williams is joining the third season of TNT’s “The Librarians,” Variety has learned. Williams joins in a recurring role, playing General Rockwell, the tough, brilliant head of the top secret, black ops secret government agency, known as D.O.S.A. Investigating “Statistical Anomalies,” Williams’ character sets her sights on apprehending the Librarians and obtaining the magical artifacts contained in the Library. The third season of TNT’s fan-favorite series will see the Librarians confronting a new antagonist, … Continue reading

‘Underground’ Renewed for Season 2

‘Underground’ Renewed for Season 2

WGN America has renewed “Underground” for a second season, the network announced Monday. The series, created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, is currently averaging over 1 million viewers per episode in live-plus-same-day ratings and 3 million viewers in live-plus-seven. It was also the sixth highest-rated scripted series premiere of any cable drama this season. “With enormous pride we are announcing a second season of ‘Underground,’ a series that has resonated with so many passionate … Continue reading

Birdman & Slim Developing Biopic

Birdman & Slim Developing Biopic

Cash Money Records co-founders and brothers Bryan “Baby” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams are currently developing a script for a biopic about the history of the New Orleans based label. The duo announced their recent undertaking during a speaking engagement at Brooklyn Law School. Baby expressed his enthusiasm about the project saying, “I’m excited about the script. That’s something I really, really wanted to do”. Birdman credited the overwhelming success of the 2015 N.W.A. biopic … Continue reading