Tracee Ellis Ross Says Goodbye To Reed Between The Lines

by Anya Rahmingon August 20, 2012
Tracee Ellis Ross, star of the BET comedy Reed Between The Lines, will not appear in the second season. The LA Times reports that while the characters’ marriage was presented in the first season as happy, in the second season it will be very different.  Alex Reed (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) will remain in Atlanta with the couple’s […]

Tyler Perry Breaking From “Madea” For Other Projects

by Anya Rahmingon August 20, 2012
A few days ago, IndieWire caught an announcement Tyler Perry made on his website. He announced that he is taking a break from the stage and live shows to focus on “some major projects.” Tyler Perry will finish the fall leg of the tour then start his break. Below is a quote his announcement the website: I […]


Blair Underwood Will Star In Universal Television Show

by Anya Rahmingon August 20, 2012
Blair Underwood has just finished his Broadway run as the star in A Streetcar Named Desire. Deadline has reported that Blair Underwood isn’t slowing down and has signed a deal with Universal Television. The deal will put the actor in a starring role which the studio will develop for him. The deal includes a provision that […]

Zoe Saldana Takes Over For Mary J. Blige in Biopic

by Anya Rahmingon August 20, 2012
Zoe Saldana will be starring in an upcoming film about the life of Nina Simone. According to this Fox news article, back in 2010 Mary J. Bilge signed on to play the role of Nina Simone. The production process was uninterrupted due to lack of funding, and filming that was supposed to take place last year never […]


Morris Chestnut Joins Kick-Ass 2 Cast

by Anya Rahmingon August 20, 2012
Digital Spy has reported that Morris Chestnut has joined the cast of Kick-Ass 2. He is reported to be portraying Hit Girl’s adoptive father. He’ll be joining Donald Faison, who we reported joined the cast last week. You Might Like These Posts 31-Year-Old Yaya DaCosta To Play Whitney Houston In Lifetime Film Will YOU See […]

Sanaa Lathan Interview Snippets and Clips From Boss Season 2

by Anya Rahmingon August 14, 2012
The highly accomplished Sanaa Lathan will be appearing on the Golden Globe Winning Starz show Boss.  She’ll play alongside Kelsey Grammar, aka Mayor Tom Kane, as  Mona, a new member of staff . Her character is smart, dirven, and in the featured video below, described as someone who will go “Toe-to-Toe” with Mayor Kane. Interestingly, […]


Donald Faison Snags Role of Dr. Gravity in Kick-Ass Sequel

by Anya Rahmingon August 14, 2012
After several days of rumors, it’s been officially confirmed that Donald Faison will appear as Dr. Gravity in the Kick-Ass Sequel. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the films official title is Kick-Ass 2 Balls To The Wall. In the article, Faison’s character is described as: “copywriter by day who dresses up as a superhero by […]

Kevin Hart is Host For MTV Music Video Awards

by Anya Rahmingon August 10, 2012
Want more Kevin Hart jokes, but can’t make it to his his Let Me Explain comedy tour? No Problem! Kevin Hart will be hosting the MTV Video Music Awards which airs on television September 6th. After appearing in Box Office hit Think Like a Man, and making cameos in a variety of projects, he’s a hot […]


Zane! Black Cinema’s Response to 50 Shades of Grey Film Adaptations

by Anya Rahmingon August 10, 2012
The 50 Shades of Grey trilogy needs no introduction. What you might not know  about these books is that they are in the process of being transformed into a Hollywood film series. The popularity of “mature” fiction only seems to be increasing. Adaptations of Jane Austen’s Regency era romantic novels Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility are […]

Latest Sparkle Promotional Photos & Clip

by Anya Rahmingon August 10, 2012
More promotional materials have been released  since our last post about the film Sparkle.  Tri-Star pictures has released 11 photos, and a video showcasing clips from Jordin Sparks performance to the sounds of Cee-Lo Green. Here’s the official description for those of you who haven’t read up on the film: Set in the 1960s, three sisters form […]

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Note To Self Full Trailer, DVD Release This Fall

by Anya Rahmingon August 10, 2012
Details about this film a month ago were scarce. In the last post, IMDB had this film summarized by the phrase “Love And Basketball Meets Good Will Hunting“, and the parallel seemed like a bit of a stretch. Now there is a full trailer which reveals the supporting cast: Christian Keyes Letoya Luckett Jason Weaver […]

Pooch Hall Announces He Is Returning To The Game

by Anya Rahmingon August 8, 2012
Pooch Hall has announced he is returning to the BET hit show The Game sans Tia Mowry who is too busy with other projects. The announcement came this weekend at a Night Club in Toronto. Over the past few weeks there have been stories leaking that Pooch Hall neer wanted to leave the game. In this […]


Chris Rock is Romantic Lead in 2 Days In New York

by Anya Rahmingon August 8, 2012
On Friday August 10th, Chris Rock’s latest film 2 Days In New York debuts in theaters. Chris Rock stars alongside Julie Delphy in a film about a couple in a mature interracial relationship that gets rocked when the family of Juliie Delpy’s character’s family comes to down. Magnolia Pictures provided this official summary: Marion and Mingus live […]

Young Beasts Of The Southern Wild Star Joins 12 Years As a Slave

by Anya Rahmingon August 8, 2012
Quvenzhané Wallis, the young starlet of critically acclaimed Beasts Of The Southern Wild has joined the cast of 12 Years As a Slave.  Presumably she’ll portray Chiwetel Ejiofor’s daughter.  Director Steve Mcqueen and the producers are not messing around when it comes to their selection of actors and actresses.  Even the youngest of the bunch have extraordinary […]


Debbie Allen To Re-appear and Direct Grey’s Anatomy

by Anya Rahmingon August 8, 2012
Debbie Allen, who plays plastic surgeon Jackson Avery’s (Jesse Williams) mother on the ABC Drama Grey’s Anatomy, will return to the show in season 9 this fall. According to TVGuide she will both direct and appear in the shows third episode. Last year she was a standout who helped carry  one of the shows better episodes of […]

Heather Headley Bodyguard Broadway Adaptation Rehearsals Have Begun

by Anya Rahmingon August 8, 2012
Heather Headley, Tony and Grammy winning performer,  and Broadway veteran,  will play Rachel Marron, the character the late Whitney Houston played in the film version of the bodyguard. Headley spent many years on the Broadway stage performing the title role in Aida, and supporting role as Nala in The Lion King just before that. She’s […]


Casting – Anna Maria Horsford Will Appear On New Girls

by Anya Rahmingon August 6, 2012
Anna Maria Horsford will play as Charmaine Bishop, mother of Winston Bishop, in the hot show New Girl. You may recognize her from past her roles as Helen in Reed Between the Lines, or as Dee Baxtar in The Wayans Bros. So far we know the character Charmaine Bishop, according to this TVLine article  that […]
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Beasts of the Southern Wild Earns $5.9 Million and Going Strong

by Anya Rahmingon August 6, 2012
The film Beasts of the Southern Wild has made $5,900,000 in ticket sales as of Sunday August 6th, 2012. According to Box Office Mojo. It was released 40 days ago in only 340 theaters. This number of theaters is about 1/10th  the wide release of typical mainstream Hollywood films. This IMDB says the films budget […]