Ellis was best known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s “True Blood.”   Actor Nelsan Ellis—best known for his recurring role on HBO’s “True Blood”—has died, reports Variety. According to the outlet, Ellis passed away due to heart failure. Following his death, HBO released a statement reflecting on Ellis’ contributions to the network. “We were extremely […]


During her opening monologue on Saturday night’s episode of “SNL,” guest host Octavia Spencer cracked jokes about the constant mix-ups surrounding Black films.

*The Help” director Tate Taylor will reunite with the film’s stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for his upcoming biopic on James Brown for producers Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger. As previously reported, “42” star Chadwick Boseman will play the Godfather of Soul in “Get On Up.” Davis will play his mother Susie Brown, who […]

The Help” kicked azzzz at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday.

“The Help” cleaned up last night with wins for Best Ensemble cast, Best Actress for Viola Davis and Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The stain of racism and sexism is not just for people of color and women,” Davis said. “It’s all of our burden, all of us.” […]

MJB took to her Twitter account to vent her frustrations over being overlooked for an Academy Award nomination for her song from the movie “The Help.”

The nominations for the 2012 Academy Awards are in! The annual award ceremony honors only the prestigious and great entertainment milestones of the year.

The 69th annual Golden Globes took place this past Sunday, and Octavia Spencer nabbed an award. SEE ALSO: GO SISTAS! Black Actresses Win Big At Critics’ Choice Awards Female Black Historians Criticize Movie “The Help” Spencer won for Best Supporting Actress in a film for her role as a maid in the Civil Rights Era […]

It’s little surprise that The Help, one of last year’s biggest box-office draws, is now gaining loads of Oscar buzz. The film is a contender for several categories including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.

The SAG nominations are among the first major honors on the long road to the Academy Awards and The Help leads the pack with four nods.

Some of your favorites get the love they deserve!