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The “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin Is Dead

The “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin Is Dead

Aretha Franklin died at her home in Detroit on Thursday, her publicist confirmed to The Associated Press in a statement. She was 76. Reports that the singer was seriously ill surfaced earlier this week and many celebrity fans and friends ― including Missy Elliott, Bill Clinton and Al Sharpton ― sent messages wishing the singer […]

Amy Adrion Address Molestation In HollyWood With New Movie ‘Half The Picture’

Amy Adrion Address Molestation In HollyWood With New Movie ‘Half The Picture’

The director of a film that showcases the personal struggles of successful female directors in male-dominated Hollywood has said she hopes to inspire more women to take up filmmaking at a time of intense concern over gender inequality in the industry. In “Half the Picture”, which has its European premiere at the Sundance Film Festival […]

Morgan Freeman Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Morgan Freeman Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Multiple women are accusing Morgan Freeman of sexual misconduct, CNN reported Thursday. Sixteen people — eight of whom say they were victims — described a variety of troubling behaviour on production sets or on promotional tours over Morgan’s career. The cable network quoted a young production assistant who says Morgan harassed her over a period […]

Bruno Mars Sweeps the Grammys, Winning Top Album and Song

Bruno Mars Sweeps the Grammys, Winning Top Album and Song

Bruno Mars owned the Grammys with his R&B-inspired album “24K Magic,” winning all six awards he was nominated for at a show where hip-hop was expected to have a historical night. Jay-Z, the leading nominee with eight, walked away empty handed Sunday — a year after his wife lost album of the year to Adele, […]

‘Black Theme’ At Golden Globes To Intensify That Time’s Up

‘Black Theme’ At Golden Globes To Intensify That Time’s Up

Everyone from Nick Jonas to Meryl Streep was sporting black at Sunday night’s award show as a symbol of protest against sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. Claire Foy wore a sleek, all-black suit, and Justin Timberlake looked dapper in a silk-trimmed black suit. Other all-black-clad celebrities included Tracee Ellis Ross, Emma Watson, Hugh Jackman, Jessica […]

Sarah Gellar Shares Her HollyWood To Business Transitioning

Sarah Gellar Shares Her HollyWood To Business Transitioning

Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur. With a turbulent economy, companies cutting jobs and employees fearful they’ll be replaced by robots, people of all backgrounds are looking to take control of their financial future and pursue their passion, including celebrities. Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, George Clooney and Victoria Beckham are just some of the stars […]

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Beyonce Star In ‘The Lion King’ Remake

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Beyonce Star In ‘The Lion King’ Remake

Beyonce is set to voice Simba’s childhood friend turned love interest Nala in the live-action remake of Disney’s “The Lion King,” the singer and studio announced Wednesday. The 36-year-old pop megastar confirmed the long-rumoured role in a Facebook post that showed headshots of the voice cast, also revealing that Keegan-Michael Key (“Why Him?”, “Storks”) will […]

PWC Accountants Blamed For Oscar Gaffe Barred From Future Shows

PWC Accountants Blamed For Oscar Gaffe Barred From Future Shows

The two accountants found at fault for botching the climactic announcement of the winner for best picture at the Academy Awards have been officially declared unfit for any future Oscar duty, organizers of the ceremony said on Wednesday. Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, blamed for the envelope mix-up that led “La La Land” to be […]

Oscars So Divided: Hollywood Still Struggles With Race

Oscars So Divided: Hollywood Still Struggles With Race

On their way to this year’s Oscars, Dev Patel searched for his Indian roots, Denzel Washington wrestled with racism as an angry African-American patriarch and Octavia Spencer became a top black female mathematician. With seven nominations for actors and actresses of color, the Oscars this year have been touted as an improvement on diversity after […]

Sensational Movies By Women – The Story Of Felicia Henderson

Sensational Movies By Women – The Story Of Felicia Henderson

In the small world of television shows with predominantly black casts, Felicia D. Henderson has an admirable track record. She was a writer and producer for the 1990s sitcoms “Moesha” and “Sister, Sister” and she developed “Soul Food,” the underrated Showtime family drama whose 74 episodes in the early 2000s have made it the longest-running […]

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