Tag: hollywood

Blindspotting: The Must-See Film About Race, Class & Gentrification

Blindspotting: The Must-See Film About Race, Class & Gentrification
Our Cabryl Breotti and Laura Miller sat down with lifelong friends and collaborators of a timely, wildly entertaining film, Blindspotting (opens in theaters on July 20th). In the film, ‘Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best... Read more »

They All Doubted This Teen Mom--Until She Did This

They All Doubted This Teen Mom--Until She Did This
By Andrea Nicole As a teen mom in the early 90’s, I was judged and presumed to be a lost cause all because I had a child. The adults around me believed my future was bleak; I must say my image of self-worth was quite distorted and tainted by their views. Still, I had dreams... Read more »

Empire's Terrence Howard Made Her Cry

Empire's Terrence Howard Made Her Cry
Actresses Thea Camara and Nikki Brown interviewed Academy Award Nominee Terrence Howard during a recent media tour of the Empire television show filming here in Chicago. “We both found ourselves in awe of Howard, who showed poise, humility and charisma,” Thea divulges. “We asked Howard several questions during our allotted time; however his answer to... Read more »
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Behind the Scenes with Comedy Central's Key & Peele

By Courtney Waldon Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are the stars of Key & Peele. Ever since the days of “In Living Color,” I have been searching for something just as funny and fresh to entertain me and make me laugh uncontrollably. I loved MADtv. Then came Key and Peele. Two Madtv alums, they joined... Read more »

Hey Hollywood: Where are the Black Love Stories?

Hey Hollywood: Where are the Black Love Stories?
Jeff Friday, Founder of the American Black Film Festival discusses the dearth of Black love stories in Hollywood at the Cadillac Conversations event held at the Classic Car Club  NYC. Follow the conversation on Twitter #ABFF2014 @Cadillac. Photo: Sabin Blake, Cadillac, Jeff Friday, ABFF; Jocelyn K. Allen, General Motors. Have your SBC blog delivered to... Read more »

Now Filming: Christopher Nolen's "72 Hours"

Now Filming: Christopher Nolen's "72 Hours"
By Zondra Hughes Christopher Nolen’s star studded romantic comedy 72 Hours will start filming locally in June. In 72 Hours, a reformed womanizer, Cleavon “Von” Burkett (Timon Kyle Durrett) was living the good life with a beautiful wife and dream job- until one day he wasn’t. With his health taking the back burner in his... Read more »
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Top 10 Celebrity Beauty Tips

Top 10 Celebrity Beauty Tips
By A Beauty School Scarlet 10 Secret and Not So Secret Beauty Tips Chicks have you always wanted to know the insider beauty secrets on how these celebrities look so fab all the time? Well, wonder no more! Here are some of the best-kept beauty secrets in the industry! 1. Good Hair Don’t Care: After... Read more »

Hypocrisy and Rich Hollywood Addicts

Hypocrisy and Rich Hollywood Addicts
By A Comeaux Maybe I’m in rare form. Addiction tends to send me to a dark place where stars are too distant to shine. While I send my condolences to all lives lost in addiction, Philip Seymour Hoffman is an expensive name to a cheap drug that’s claimed countless lives. So I hear the NYPD... Read more »

I Love Scandal, But I'm NOT Olivia Pope

I Love Scandal, But I'm NOT Olivia Pope
By A Comeaux I love Scandal, but  I if said this on Twitter the #Gladiators would snatch my wig! Here in the confines of my online blog, I will tell you my true feelings. (*Insert smirk with a side eye.) We, African-American women, are proud that we have a well-spoken, educated, attractive and fiercely dressed woman in an elite... Read more »
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Essence and Scandal's Shonda Rhimes Launch Film Competition

Essence and Scandal's Shonda Rhimes Launch Film Competition
Essence magazine is “looking to welcome new voices to the Black Women in Hollywood family,” and challenges you to “write and direct an original short film, no longer than 20 minutes long, that presents an image of a Black woman in a unique, refreshing way.” The magazine has launched a short film contest to seek... Read more »