Yesterday, we reported that director John Singleton’s mother filed legal documents claiming that her son had fallen into a coma as a result of the stroke he suffered last week. In the documents, she petitioned the courts to essentially give her access and power over his finances so that she can complete a pending business […]

SHELBY, OH (WOIO) – Police have arrested Shelby High School‘s band director and charged him with rape. Oyun Benjamin Hyun, 27, was arrested on November 27 and is locked up in the Richland County Jail. Hyun began working at Shelby High  in the fall of 2015. Authorities have not said when the incident occurred but we do […]

Another Hollywood heavyweight is being accused of sexual misconduct.  The L.A. Times Wednesday morning is reporting Director Brett Ratner is being accused by six women of sexual harassment and misconduct. The women include actresses Natasha Henstridge and Olivia Munn. The misconduct allegedly took place in private homes, on movie sets and at industry events. Ratner, who has […]

(RNN) –  President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, the White House has announced. “The president has accepted the recommendation of the U.S. Attorney General and the deputy Attorney General regarding the dismissal of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters in the briefing […]

Demme has directed several different films and documentaries including “Married To The Mob” and “Rachel Getting Married.”   Filmmaker Jonathan Demme, whose Oscar-winning thriller “The Silence of the Lambs” terrified audiences and introduced one of the most indelible villains in movie history, died Wednesday morning in New York. He was 73. He died of complications […]

CLEVELAND – The City of Cleveland’s Director of Community Development, Daryl Rush, has passed away at the age of 59. According to, the community leader died in his home Tuesday, after a two-year battle with lung cancer. Mayor Frank Jackson mourned the death of his friend and colleague in a statement released on Wednesday […]

She is on track to become the hottest director this year.   Ava DuVernay is on track to become the hottest director this year. And she has now has another notch under her belt. The Selma director is set to head the crew for the upcoming adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. The announcement comes shortly after word […]

Black directors are winning right now! First Ryan Coogler of Fruitvale Station and Creed fame was tapped to direct Marvel’s Black Panther. Now another person of color may take the reins of a huge franchise. J.J. Abrams, the director of the upcoming film Star Wars:The Force Awakens wants to pass the torch to none other […]

After becoming the highest-grossing black director of a single film in domestic sales, with his hit film “Straight Outta Compton,” he plans to document another…

“Empire” season finale is Wednesday night, and director, Rob Hardy, joins us on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” to talk details! With so much going on it’s hard to believe they’re wrapping the first season, but Hardy tells us it’s going to be pretty explosive. Listen to the audio player to hear him discuss what’s going on with […]

  CLEVELAND – Shawn Gidley, the City of Cleveland’s Public Safety Fiscal Manager, has released a letter stating that he will resign from his position effective Monday, January 12. In Gidley’s letter to Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath, he states that he enjoyed his position and the work he completed, believing it was making […]

  Whoopi Goldberg found it extremely difficult to get through “The View” this morning as she talked about her longtime friend and colleague Mike Nichols’ passing. Co-host Rosie O’ Donnell stepped in to console Whoopi, who fought back tears, while “View” newcomer Nicolle Wallace chimed in to finish the segment. “This man meant the world […]