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Michael B. Jordan Wants to Audition for Roles Written for White Men

Michael B. Jordan Wants to Audition for Roles Written for White Men

Michael B. Jordan is most definitely a real one. Despite the roles he adapted in the early stages of his career, the actor wants to try something new. He told his agent, he no longer wants to audition for roles written specifically for African-American men. He wants the role that he’s told he can’t have. […]

Beloved Wire and House Of Cards Actor Reg E. Cathey Dies At 59

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Actor Reg E. Cathey, who played Freddy on “House of Cards” and appeared in “The Wire,” has died. He was 59. The beloved actor passed away at his home in New York, surrounded by friends and family. We’re told he’d been battling lung cancer. Reg Cathey, 1958-2018. Not only a fine, masterful actor — but […]

Nathan “Bodie” Barksdale, Inspiration For ‘The Wire’, Dead At 54


A Baltimore drug kingpin who inspired characters on HBO’s classic series The Wire has died in federal prison in North Carolina. Baltimore Health Department spokesman Sean Naron confirmed on Tuesday that 54-year-old Nathan “Bodie” Barksdale died in a medical prison in Butner. Barksdale ran a heroin business in Baltimore in the 1980, and served 15 […]

Police Made ‘The Wire’ Writers Change the Plot Because It Was Too Real


One of the greatest shows ever just got greater The Wire sits in a classroom where only a handful of TV series are allowed to sit. Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, and maybe Friends. It is regarded by many to be the greatest show ever created, and for good reason. Aside from the sheer excellence of […]