(RNN) – Abe Vigoda, a character actor who portrayed a mobster inThe Godfather and a detective in the Barney Miller television series, died at his home Tuesday, according to his family. He was 94 years old. The Associated Press reported that Vigoda’s daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, said he died at his Woodland Park, NJ, home in his sleep. […]

Director Muta’Ali Muhammad said creating the documentary was the perfect excuse to interview and spend time with his widely-admired grandmother.   Ruby Dee, the late artist, activist and writer, is igniting our TV screens once again this Sunday in a debut documentary directed by her grandson entitled, Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee. In the film, Dee […]

*Idris Elba all but confirmed he’s starring in the upcoming “Star Trek Beyond” movie by appearing in a charity video with his co-stars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and John Cho. The video plugs a new initiative that will benefit organizations like Make s Wish, St. Jude Children’s […]

If “ethnic casting” is a problem for some movie fans, Zoe Saldana is reminding everyone that Hollywood has an old habit of whitewashing characters of color. Many comic fans were highly upset when Michael B. Jordan was cast as the Human Torch in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. He’s Black, but the character has always […]

Tracee Ellis Ross, of our favorite actress, has revealed that being Black in Hollywood trumps all other professional hurdles, even that of being a woman. The Black-ish star sat down for The Hollywood Reporter‘s round-table discussion with Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Gina Rodriguez, Kate McKinnon and Ellie Kemper. During their chat, the ladies spoke on awkward […]

Andrea Lewis is the successful personification of: “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” You may remember her acting alongside Drake in Degrassi, but Lewis wanted more than just to be the pretty brown face sprinkled into a scene as a background feature, so she created her own series on YouTube, “Black Actress.” The […]

Hip-Hop personality Amber Rose is making moves towards a legitimate acting career. Wiz Khalifa‘s wife was recently featured in Nick Cannon’s directorial debut “School Dance.” She plays one of the girls in the Sweet Girls clique, the baddest women in high school. While the film hits theaters today, Amber Rose is already moving on to […]

In case you were wondering, this is real life,. You are not having a nightmare. You did read the headline correctly. Actor/performer Jaden Smith has signed on to star in a film titled “The Good Lord Bird” where he will play a cross-dressing slave. According to reports, Smith will play the role of Henry “Onion” […]

She may have been killed off on Person of Interest but that didn’t stop Taraji P. Henson’s flow. She wanted to be written out because…

Many know Mr. T to be a rough and tumble guy who will jack you up if you get out of line. Known also for his trademark mo-hawk hairstyle and zillions of gold chains around his neck, Mr. T has always been pretty predictable when speaking to crowds and cameras. But tonight something was very […]

  *“12 Years a Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o had to cover her body with plastic welts to portray  Patsey, a slave who is viciously beaten and raped during the Golden Globe winning film. The actress tells Britain’s Telegraph magazine that she actually slept in the prosthetics stuck to her skin in an attempt to understand […]

  *With the announcement of the 2014 Screen Actors Guild nominations early this morning, the upcoming award season is underway. And those nominations bode well for at least two black themed films, “12 Years a Slave” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” Those In fact, “12 Years a Slave” led the nominations with 4 which included: […]