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. Visit for more information 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 […]

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

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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. Visit for more information 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. […]

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. Visit for more information 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 […]

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. Visit for more information 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 […]

2016 Billboard Music Awards Air Live On Sunday

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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. Visit for more information Priyanka Chopra, Laverne Cox, Mark Cuban, Halsey, Heidi Klum, Kelly Rowland, Seal, Tyrese, and Zendaya serve as presenters this year. Justin Bieber, Celine Dion […]

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

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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. Visit for more information Newcomers Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady play the girl group members in the […]

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

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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: […]

LeToya Luckett Will Play Dionne Warwick In Official Biopic; Lady Gaga Denies Involvement

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Cannes Film Festival was abuzz on Friday [May 13] for all the wrong reasons. Legendary singer/songwriter Dionne Warwick hosted a press conference to announce a new biopic about her life. LeToya Luckett is confirmed to play Warwick in the film, but is it was Lady Gaga’s involvement that caused quite a stir. Visit for more information Warwick […]

‘Empire’ Star Kaitlin Doubleday Is Married

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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.  Visit for more information 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 […]

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. Visit for more information Davis and her husband, actor Julius Tennon, will develop new projects for ABC’s broadcast, cable, and streaming services through their company, JuVee Productions. […]

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

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Legendary actor Sylvester Stallone is headed to the small screen for the first time in his career. Visit for more information 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 […]

Russell Simmons Launches Creative Agency

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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. Visit for more information He believes his agency will help brands and Hollywood understand the diverse Hip Hop audience. Simmons told […]

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

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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

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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). Visit for more information CinemaCon typically hosts presentations to unveil upcoming films, premiere screenings and special events. Some of the biggest stars, producers […]

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.  Visit for more information The 1995 version of Jumanji was […]

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.  Visit for more information Generation Award recipient Will Smith, along with his […]

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. Visit for more information 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 […]

Simon Cowell Joins Heidi Klum, Mel B & Howie Mandel On ‘America’s Got Talent’ As Judge

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On Friday, April 1, NBC revealed Simon Cowell is returning to television in a big way. He is reportedly replacing Howard Stern as a judge on the hit television show America’s Got Talent. Panelists Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel are expected to remain as judges. Visit for more information “It was worth the wait to come back […]

The iHeartRadio Music Awards Will Air Live This Sunday


The 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live this Sunday [April 3] on TBS, TNT and TruTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Visit for more information The star studded event will bring to life and celebrate the great music iHeartMedia stations played nationwide over the past year. Taylor Swift will receive the first ever […]