Dr. Dre, former N.W.A rap group member, producer, and entrepreneur, is trying to maintain his reign as the self-proclaimed “first billionaire in hip-hop” by doing some damage control on his women-beating past. On Friday, Dre released a statement to the New York Times attempting to apologize for his misdeeds against women: “Twenty-five years ago I … Read more
The musical biopic Straight Outta Compton directed by F. Gary Gray tells the story of the rise of the West Coast rap group N.W.A (Niggas Wit’ Attitude) and its members Ice Cube, Eazy E, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella and MC Ren. While the film was highly anticipated and well received at the box office, pulling … Read more
Christoph Waltz stars in the 24th installment of the James Bond franchise, Spectre, as the villain Franz Oberhauser. When asked whether he thought there would ever be an African American James Bond, Waltz said he was open to the possibility but then basically tried to make that possibility seem absurd by asking, “it wouldn’t make … Read more
Apparently there are a lot of Star Wars fans who are “okay with blue people, green people and purple people but black people is going too far.” Yes, that’s an actual quote from a nobody nerd who likes science fiction, Steve Collataly. He goes on to say this about black people – “If they want to be in space why don’t they get their own universe? And by the way, do we have to have black people in everything? Aren’t white people good enough already?”
Ok so, the thriller “Cabin in the Woods” hasn’t been released yet, and we weren’t even the lucky ones that saw it at South by Southwest, but we just know that we’re gonna love it. Here are our top 5 reasons:
1. Blue-eyed beauty Jesse Williams! We went ga ga for him in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2” and stalked him at the NYC launch of Lucky Strike. He can lure us into a cabin in the woods, anytime.
2. Sexy Brian White : We’ve followed him since his early days on the “Moesha” show to his most recent series “Men of a Certain Age.” Let’s just hope they don’t kill him off early in the film.
3. Aussie stud Chris Hemsworth : Who doesn’t love Thor…in the woods?
4. Screenwriter Joss Whedon : He also wrote “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel.” Need we say more?
5. Wired magazine describes the film as an R-rated metanarrative comedy about the science of horror movies. A little geeky sounding, but intriguing.
“Cabin” opens in theaters on April 13.
It’s been over 20 years since Magic Johnson announced to the world that he was HIV positive and changed the face of AIDS. “Because of the HIV virus I have attained,” he said. “I will have to retire from the Lakers.” But he didn’t retire from life, as he became a successful businessman, a television host, an advocate and a grandfather.
Magic and his wife Cookie talk about how difficult that day was and the events that led up to it in the documentary “The Announcement”, directed by Nelson George.
“It’s not so much what people said about him, it’s how he felt and what people did to him,” George said. “Be it people dis-inviting him to their restaurant or dealing with how [the drug] AZT affected his body. It’s an inside-out view as opposed to the things you might have heard discussed on talk radio.”
The Announcement airs on ESPN tonight at 9pm.
Listen up folks! The Queen of Soul has reached down into her bosom, pulled out her wish list of actors to star in a film version of her autobiography “Aretha: From These roots,” and it’s nothing short of award-winning!
In a written press release Franklin says she would love, none other than, Academy Award winners Halle Berry to play a younger version of herself, Denzel Washington to portray her father, Reverend C.L. Franklin, and Academy Award nominee Terence Howard to play some hazel-eyed, pimp-suited, smooth guy -no wait, that was every other film he’s been in – to play Smokey Robinson.
Blindie cannot wait to see Ms. Berry get down and dirty to some down south rhythm and blues!