Category Archives: Showbiz News

At American Black Film Festival, director Tim Story, Anthony Anderson and more reflect on the loss of John Singleton

At American Black Film Festival, director Tim Story, Anthony Anderson and more reflect on the loss of John Singleton

Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(MIAMI) — The American Black Film Festival was in full swing in Miami Thursday on its second day, with hundreds of black creatives, filmmakers and celebrities flocking to various events, screenings, panels and parties. However, many directors and talent agree, this year was noticeably different with the passing of critically-acclaimed director John Singleton. In…Continue Reading

Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty in alleged bar groping incident

Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty in alleged bar groping incident

Photo by Bauzen/GC Images(NEW YORK) — Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. pleaded not guilty Thursday to one misdemeanor count each of forcible touching and sexual abuse in the third degree. The plea came in a New York City court after the 51-year-old Oscar winner surrendered to police earlier in the day at the NYPD’s 25th Precinct…Continue Reading

‘Men in Black: International’ and ‘Shaft’ top this week’s new movies

‘Men in Black: International’ and ‘Shaft’ top this week’s new movies

Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in “Men in Black: International”; Giles Keyte/Sony Pictures Entertainment(NEW YORK) — Opening nationwide Friday: * Men in Black: International — Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson reunite for the fourth movie in the Men in Black franchise, which launched in 1997 starring Will Smith and Tommy…Continue Reading

Regina Hall lays down her ground rules for ‘Girls Trip 2’

Regina Hall lays down her ground rules for ‘Girls Trip 2’

ABC/Paula Lobo(MIAMI) — Regina Hall stars in Shaft which opens Friday, but she’s already thinking about Girls Trip 2 — and what she will or won’t wear in the sequel. After Jada Pinkett Smith suggested that Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil would be an ideal location for Girls Trip 2, Hall tells Entertainment Tonight she’s…Continue Reading

Quentin Tarantino insists he’d put the “R” in ‘Star Trek’

Quentin Tarantino insists he’d put the “R” in ‘Star Trek’

Stephen Iervolino/ABC Radio(LOS ANGELES) — Writer-director Quentin Tarantino is famous for penning some of the most quotable dialogue in Hollywood history, and as anybody who know those lines can tell you, they’re generally not PG-rated.  And it’d be the same if Tarantino has his way with the Star Trek universe, too. The filmmaker is a…Continue Reading

Bryan Singer agrees to pay $150,000 to settle sex assault claim

Bryan Singer agrees to pay $150,000 to settle sex assault claim

Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — His attorney still claims it never happened, but nevertheless, Bryan Singer has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle accusations from a man who claims the director and producer sexually assaulted him sixteen years ago. Variety reports the payment was revealed in bankruptcy proceedings by Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, who filed suit…Continue Reading

Three generations of ‘Shaft’ unite in Miami for movie’s premiere

Three generations of ‘Shaft’ unite in Miami for movie’s premiere

L-R: Jessie T. Usher, Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Roundtree; Kyle Kaplan, Warner Bros. Pictures(MIAMI) — One of the summer’s most highly anticipated films, Shaft, helped to officially kick off the 2019 American Black Film Festival Wednesday night in Miami Beach, Florida. The premiere event, held at the New World Center in Miami Beach, brought out Hollywood’s finest,…Continue Reading

Jada Pinkett Smith to receive “Trailblazer” honor at ‘MTV Movie & TV Awards’

Jada Pinkett Smith to receive “Trailblazer” honor at ‘MTV Movie & TV Awards’

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney (LOS ANGELES) — Jada Pinkett Smith will be recognized with the “Trailblazer” honor at the 2019 MTV Movie  & TV Awards. Her Girls Trip co-star Tiffany Haddish will present the award, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Jada has been a powerhouse since the beginning of her career and has achieved multi-hyphenate status throughout,” MTV General Manager Amy…Continue Reading

Dave Chappelle to make Broadway debut in July

Dave Chappelle to make Broadway debut in July

Photo: Mathieu Bitton(NEW YORK) — Dave Chappelle is taking over Broadway. The Grammy and Emmy-winner announced Wednesday he will perform five shows from July 9-13 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City. Registration for the Ticketmaster Verified Fan presale began today at 1 p.m. and closes Sunday at 10 p.m. ET. The presale begins Tuesday,…Continue Reading

Alec Baldwin reveals special guest on ‘Match Game’ next season is…BLANK

Alec Baldwin reveals special guest on ‘Match Game’ next season is…BLANK

ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) — Alec Baldwin returns for season four of Match Game tonight on ABC, chock-full of celebrity panelists and the trademark hilarious fill-in-the-blanks. While we get to enjoy this latest batch of summer episodes, production on the next season is already underway and will include a very special celebrity panelist: Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria.…Continue Reading

Thanks to Airbnb, you can stay at in Tony Stark’s ‘Endgame’ cabin

Thanks to Airbnb, you can stay at in Tony Stark’s ‘Endgame’ cabin

Marvel Studios(ATLANTA) — (AVENGERS: ENDGAME SPOILERS AHEAD) What better way to say goodbye to Tony Stark than in the very place his super-powered friends did. Eagle-eyed fans on Reddit thought there was something familiar about a rustic lakeside cabin in Georgia that was listed on Airbnb, and they were right. The cabin, located in Fulton County,…Continue Reading

Academy announces Oscar dates through 2022

Academy announces Oscar dates through 2022

AMPAS(LOS ANGELES) — Get that screenplay or headshot ready: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC today announced the dates for the Oscars telecasts through the year 2022. Coming earlier in the year than usual, the 92nd Oscars will air Sunday, February 9, 2020; seeing as it’s 2019, the very early Oscar…Continue Reading

Jimmy Kimmel takes Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to the cleaners on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night’

Jimmy Kimmel takes Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to the cleaners on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night’

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Jimmy Kimmel returned to prime time for the 12th straight year Monday night, in conjunction with the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors, for Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night. Before Monday’s game four of the finals, Jimmy previewed a supposed “exclusive scene” from the upcoming Marvel film Spider-Man: Far from…Continue Reading