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Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys And More Coming to MTV’s ‘My Life On MTV’

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MTV is getting back to its musical roots with the recently announced MTV International premiere of My Life on MTV.  The new music-focused series will celebrate and highlight some of pop culture’s biggest superstars and their most iconic moments on MTV.   Visit for more information My Life on MTV is set to premiere globally […]

Chadwick Boseman’s Brother Reacts To Best Actor Loss

Chadwick Boseman's Wife Files Probate to Control Actor's $1M Estate

So, I thought something was off with the order in which the Oscars were awarded. And low and behold, the producers of the Academy Awards ceremony in fact pulled a switcheroo most emphatically by reserving the Best Actor announcement for last.  Many viewers, fans, and industry pundits were convinced that meant a win for the […]

Issa Rae’s Raedio Signs ‘The Read’ to Deal for Comedy Album

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As reported in Shadow and Act, the entertainment outlet confirmed that Issa Rae’s audio banner Raedio, just signed The Read, a podcast duo to a “historic record deal that will come to life in a first-of-its-kind original comedy album.” Visit for more information The Read’s new project will be executive produced by Raedio president […]

Best Animated Film Goes to ‘Soul’ Starring Jamie Foxx


Soul, Pixar’s Disney/Pixar’s first animated feature with a Black lead, took home the Oscar for Best Animated Film Sunday night. Visit for more information We want to highlight a detailed film review made by Aramide Tinubu, senior writer for industry trade Shadow and Act, who wrote in December, “Like previous films from the famed animated […]

Chadwick Boseman Loses Out to Anthony Hopkins in Oscar Upset

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We all wanted to see Chadwick Boseman win a posthumous Oscar but the Academy saw things differently. Black Panther star and late actor Boseman earned his first Academy Award nomination posthumously for his compelling role as Levee in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom but the iconic actor lost to Anthony Hopkins for his role in The […]

Trailer Alert: ‘The Upshaws,’ Netflix Sitcom Starring Mike Epps, Wanda Sykes, and Kim Fields

'The Upshaws,' Netflix Sitcom Starring Mike Epps, Wanda Sykes, and Kim Fields

The Upshaws trailer is finally here and the Netflix highly anticipated comedy series has a few familiar faces top lining the cast. From Black sitcom veterans Regina Hicks and Wanda Sykes who both serve as showrunners on the series, the series stars Mike Epps, Sykes, Kim Fields, Page Kennedy, Diamond Lyons, Khali Daniya-Renee Spraggins, Jermelle Simon, Gabrielle Dennis, and […]

Idris Elba’s ‘Luther’ Character Wasn’t ‘Authentic’ Says BBC Diversity Chief Because He Didn’t Have Black Friends

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Idris Elba made a name for himself playing DCI John Luther, a television antihero on BBC’s Luther, a critically acclaimed psychological crime drama.  But as dope as, the show and character was, it became the subject of criticism by Miranda Wayland, BBC’s diversity chief.  At the MIPTV conference this week, Wayland made headlines for her […]