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Lady Gaga’s In Talks To Join Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Remake

This week, Variety revealed Lady Gaga is in talks to star in Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born remake. Gaga will likely play the role of Esther Blodgett (a.k.a. Vicki Lester). Beyoncé had been attached to play the part for years. The film marks Cooper’s directorial debut. He will also star in it and produce it via […]

Naomi Campbell Honored By amfAR’s Annual Inspiration Gala

Actress and supermodel Naomi Campbell was honored at the 7th Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala New York this week. For the past 23 years, she has been a devoted supporter of amfAR and HIV/AIDS research. Wendy Williams presented her with the award. In her acceptance remarks, Campbell thanked amfAR “for bringing us to this much more hopeful point.” She […]

Will Hamilton Sweep The Tony Awards This Sunday?

The 70th Annual Tony Awards will air live from the Beacon Theater in New York City on Sunday, June 12, 2016. The show will be hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden (probably best known for his late night show and über viral “Carpool Karaoke” segments). Hip Hop musical Hamilton is nominated for a groundbreaking 16 […]

Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Join Cast Of Malcolm D. Lee’s ‘Girl Trip’

This week, Deadline revealed Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith are starring in director Malcolm D. Lee’s latest project, Girl Trip. They are joining previously announced lead Regina Hall. This particular casting announcement is momentous because it marks the first time Latifah and Pinkett Smith will work together onscreen since F. Gary Gray’s 1996 cult classic, Set it Off. The entertainment moguls recently participated […]

Leona Lewis To Make Her Broadway Debut In ‘Cats’

Songstress Leona Lewis will make her Broadway debut in the first-ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s Cats. She will play the iconic role of Grizabella. Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the original Broadway production was record-breaking. It opened in 1982 and ran for 18 years (7,485 performances). “Leona has one of the greatest […]

Marvin Gaye, Nile Rodgers, Lionel Richie, and More Honored By Songwriters Hall Of Fame

On June 9, Marvin Gaye and Nile Rodgers will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) celebrates musical pioneers. Gaye, who is being inducted posthumously, helped shape the sound of Motown. His major hits include “What’s Going On,” “Let’s Get It On” and “Sexual Healing,” which won two […]

2016 Billboard Music Awards Air Live On Sunday

Ludacris and Ciara host the 2016 Billboard Music Awards live from the T-Mobile Arena Sunday, May 22 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The show showcases and celebrates this year’s most prolific musicians. Priyanka Chopra, Laverne Cox, Mark Cuban, Halsey, Heidi Klum, Kelly Rowland, Seal, Tyrese, and Zendaya serve as presenters this year. Justin Bieber, Celine Dion (Icon Award recipient), DNCE, The […]

Fox Releases First Trailer For Lee Daniels’ New Show ‘Star’

This week, Fox unveiled the first trailer for Lee Daniels‘ highly anticipated new show. Co-created with Tom Donaghy (best known for The Whole Truth), Star tells the story of three talented singers who hope to hit it big. Newcomers Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady play the girl group members in the Atlanta set show. Viewers can watch […]

Regina Hall Will Star In Malcolm D. Lee’s Latest Film ‘Girl Trip’

On Friday [May 13], Universal announced road-trip comedy Girl Trip starring Regina Hall will be released on August 11, 2017. The film follows four lifelong friends traveling to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. The project will be directed by Malcolm D. Lee who is best known for The Best Man franchise. His most recent film Barbershop: […]

‘Empire’ Star Kaitlin Doubleday Is Married

On Friday, May 6, actress Kaitlin Doubleday, also known as Rhonda Lyon on Empire, married DJ Devin Lucien during a private ceremony in Big Sur, California. The couple got engaged last year at Le Marais in Paris. Show creator Lee Daniels was in attendance, of course, and he shared the happy news on his Instagram page. Rhonda got married!!!!! Congrats Kaitlin […]

Ben Affleck Serves As Executive Producer On ‘Justice League: Part One’

On Friday, May 6, Variety reported in addition to starring as Batman, Ben Affleck is also executive producing Justice League: Part One.  As Executive Producer, Affleck is working with director Zack Snyder and writer Chris Terrio on the script. He will also weigh in on post-production. Batman v Superman starring Affleck received mixed reviews yet has grossed $865 million worldwide since its […]

Viola Davis Signs Development Deal With ABC

On Thursday, April 28, Variety revealed actress Viola Davis signed an overall deal with ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios. Earlier this week, the network’s other leading lady, Kerry Washington, announced a similar deal. Davis and her husband, actor Julius Tennon, will develop new projects for ABC’s broadcast, cable, and streaming services through their company, JuVee Productions. “We started JuVee because we […]

Sylvester Stallone, Antoine Fuqua Team Up For New Mob-Themed TV Series

Legendary actor Sylvester Stallone is headed to the small screen for the first time in his career. On Thursday [April 28] Deadline revealed he will play the lead role of mob boss Raymonde Aprile in a new show called Omerta. It is based on The Godfather author Mario Puzo‘s last novel. The show will be directed by Antoine […]

Russell Simmons Launches Creative Agency

According to AdWeek, Russell Simmons launched a new creative agency called ADHD, an in-house creative unit of All Def Digital (ADD). ADHD hopes to help brands connect with young audiences in new, innovative ways. He believes his agency will help brands and Hollywood understand the diverse Hip Hop audience. Simmons told AdWeek: The idea was, if […]

Beasts of No Nation, Black-Ish, Mr. Robot Win Peabody Awards

On Friday, April 22, the 75th Annual Peabody Award winners were announced in the Entertainment and Children’s program category. The organization’s goal is “to recognize excellence in a wide range of electronic media.” Founded in 1940, the group initially set out to celebrate stellar radio shows. Soon after, they expanded their criteria to television, cable television and, most recently, […]

Fox Announces Deadpool Sequel At CinemaCon

On Thursday April 14, Fox announced a Deadpool sequel is in the works at CinemaCon 2016. Held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the annual convention is presented by The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO). CinemaCon typically hosts presentations to unveil upcoming films, premiere screenings and special events. Some of the biggest stars, producers and directors in Hollywood are found […]

Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson In Talks To Star In ‘Jumanji’ Remake

According to Variety, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson are in talks to star in a Jumanji reboot with Sony spearheading the project. The buzz surrounding Hart and Johnson is high following their VMA’s hosting duties, so it makes perfect sense. Fans are also excited about their new film, Central Intelligence.  The 1995 version of Jumanji was a huge hit, earning around […]

The MTV Movie Awards To Unveil Exclusive New Clips From ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Comic book, fantasy and superhero fans are in for a treat this Sunday [April 10] when the 2016 MTV Movie Awards is to unveil exclusive new footage from Suicide Squad, Captain America: Civil War and Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  Generation Award recipient Will Smith, along with his co-stars Jared Leto, Margot Robbie […]

Everything You Need To Know About Tomorrow’s 2016 MTV Awards

The 2016 MTV Movie Awards will air this Sunday [April 10] at 8:00 p.m. ET. The evening will be hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. The two actors co-star in upcoming action-comedy Central Intelligence, which will hit theaters on June 17, 2016. This is a warm up gig for Kevin, who we think will be invited to host the Oscars in the […]