(L-R bottom) Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres,Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong’o, (R-L top) Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt,Julia Roberts, unknown,), L-R back: Kevin Spacey, Lupita Nyong’o
I don’t think there is a person alive that watched The Academy Awards and don’t think Ellen DeGeneres is one of the greatest hosts the show has ever had.
The second-time host of the arguably most watched awards show coming out of Hollywood, has such a natural way with comedy; so down-played you don’t even know you’re in the midst of a skit until the people start laughing…and then you realize the joke is on you!
Not only did she get the munchies in the midst of the show and decide to order pizza for everyone within range of getting a Styrofoam plate (did the pizza guy look a little embarrassed to you?), but you’ve got to remember when she decided she wanted to “break a Twitter record” and rallied a group of folks together for a selfie?
Well the proud owner of that photo is wearing a big grin right now. Continue reading
*Entertainer Wayne Brady most likely speaks for a lot of black men as he sits in the offices of the Huffington Post and talks about his frustration following the verdict from the Michael Dunn Trial.
Michael Dunn fired nine bullets into a car full of black teenagers in a Florida parking lot in November 2012, killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis. And while he was convicted Saturday on three counts of second-degree attempted murder and one count of firing into a vehicle, he escaped the most serious charge of first-degree murder.
“I’m not going to stay away from Florida, so I’m not going to blame the state of Florida,” said Brady.”But to a degree, I don’t know what’s going on in the head of some of the people in Florida. The people in the decision making process.” Continue reading
“Look Ma….I Made It?” is what the Roots drummer, Questlove, wrote on social media after discovering this Daily News cartoon inspired by him and Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon
*Does this mean that Questlove has truly “arrived?”
Not only is his band the new house band on a show that rests securely in ‘top dog’ history, but he was apparently so moved by the Bramhall World’s cartoon that continues to give flight to his latest gig as music director on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ that he sent his mom a special message via Instagram. Continue reading
*One thing is for sure, once Hollywood gets their hooks into you, you are got!
Such is the case for new media darling, Lupita Nyong’o, who has caught the attention of the beast and is basking in the glory of it all.
You go girl!
As Glamour’s newest It girl Nyong’o shares “beauty tips” (as if anyone could duplicate that look!) as she talks hair and makeup in the magazine’s March issue. Continue reading
The phenomenal Keith David…One hardworking brother!
*LOS ANGELES, CA (February 11, 2014) Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT – Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) will present Phillip Hayes Dean’s (Drama Desk-winner for The Sty of the Blind Pig) powerful and moving play PAUL ROBESON. Dean will also stage the ERT production, which will mark his Los Angeles directorial debut. Two-time Emmy Award-winner Keith David (Fox’s new series Enlisted) will star in this one-man play accompanied by pianist/musical director Byron J. Smith (working with numerous artists including Wynton Marsalis, Barbra Streisand, Bebe Winnans). Performances will run March 12 – 30, 2014 with an official press opening on March 14 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles. Continue reading
*One thing is for sure, president Barack Obama will probably go down in history as one of the most talked about, hated on, blamed for everything bad in the country presidents ever!
But he had never been accused of having an affair…until now.
Get this. In a report published by French newspaper Le Figaro on Monday, French photographer Pascal Rostain claimed the president is having an affair with Beyoncé.
I kid you not! And from all perspectives it seems this guy said it with a straight face. Continue reading
(L-R) Taraji P. Henson as “Jane” and Arye Gross as “Marvin”
“Looking back, I still can’t believe how unprofessional the news media was. So much spin, so few hard facts.”―
Excerpt of Max Brooks’ quote from (World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War)
Above The Fold makes its debut at the Pasadena Playhouse. The play, a world premier written by Bernard Weinraub and directed by Steven Robman, introduces Jane, (Taraji P. Henson), an African American newspaper reporter from New York who is still trying to make a name for herself at an established news agency. Hungry for an assignment that will land her story “above the fold” (a media term that shows a story at the top half of the front page) Jane aims to get the attention of the “Bow Tie” a hard-to-please boss whose presence is felt even though he is never seen; and harnesses the power to send her to Afghanistan for a highly desired assignment. Continue reading