Chris Rock Is Writing a Book on Race and Relationships

“My First Black Boyfriend,” an essay collection by the comedian and filmmaker, is coming out next year. Chris Rock, the Emmy-winning comedian and two-time Oscars host, has been talking about race and relationships since he began doing standup in the 1980s. Those who haven’t seen him onstage will soon be able to read his thoughts on these perennially thorny issues in “My First Black Boyfriend,” … Continue reading Chris Rock Is Writing a Book on Race and Relationships

This 88-Year-Old Grandmother Was an International Jewel Thief

I can’t wait to see this! ~ Vida Her life is now the subject of an upcoming film starring Tessa Thompson, and a new book International Jewel Thief. Granny Gem Thief. Heist Master. These are some of the nicknames media outlets have used to describe 88-year-old Doris Payne. But don’t ever tell her that she steals, an action that is carried out through artifice and … Continue reading This 88-Year-Old Grandmother Was an International Jewel Thief

‘Songland’ Renewed for Season 2 on NBC

If you haven’t seen this show, it is binge worthy! I love watching the creative process unfold right on screen. ~ Vida The competition for songwriters has been the summer’s most-watched new unscripted series. NBC is set to return to Songland. The network has picked up a second season of the songwriting competition, which has performed solidly in the ratings this summer and produced several … Continue reading ‘Songland’ Renewed for Season 2 on NBC

Jordan Peele to Receive BAFTA’s John Schlesinger Britannia Award

The ‘Us’ director joins fellow honorees Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Steve Coogan, Jackie Chan and Jane Fonda at the October L.A. event. Jordan Peele will be honored by BAFTA’s LA branch. The Oscar-winning multihyphenate — behind this year’s critical and commercial hit Us — will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia award for excellence in directing at the Britannia Awards, BAFTA’s biggest event outside of the U.K. Peele joins … Continue reading Jordan Peele to Receive BAFTA’s John Schlesinger Britannia Award

Jacqueline Stewart Becomes First African American Host at Turner Classic Movies

The University of Chicago professor will present Silent Sunday Nights starting Sept. 15. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 15, Turner Classic Movies will have a fifth host to introduce the uncut and uninterrupted films of the Silent era: Jacqueline Stewart, a professor at the University of Chicago, who wants to make her hosting duties feel like “an extension of my classroom,” she tells The Hollywood Reporter. But … Continue reading Jacqueline Stewart Becomes First African American Host at Turner Classic Movies

First ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Trailer Reunites Will Smith and Martin Lawrence

Ride together. Die together. #BadBoysForLife The Miami police detectives are coming back 25 years after they first hit theaters. The Bad Boys are back in town. The first trailer for Bad Boys for Life brings back the duo of Miami police detectives played by Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. The film also stars series newcomers Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton and Alexander Ludwig as a group of specialized … Continue reading First ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Trailer Reunites Will Smith and Martin Lawrence

Here’s What Happens in the 5th Outlander Book, So You Can Prepare For S5 of the Show

**Spoiler ALERT!** **Spoiler ALERT!**  If you don’t want to know, don’t read! Bad news, Outlander fans – season five won’t be premiering until Feb. 16, 2020. But the good news is that the book on which the season is based gives us all we need to know about what the season will entail. Read on to find out what you can look forward to, but … Continue reading Here’s What Happens in the 5th Outlander Book, So You Can Prepare For S5 of the Show

Meet the voice cast of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

This is an all-star cast! 37 years after the original Jim Henson classic hit cinemas, The Dark Crystal is returning to screens. But not exactly as we know it. Although Netflix’s new series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will once again follow the puppet-packed tale of Gelflings battling the malevolent Skeksis on the world of Thra, the ten-part TV show covers events before the … Continue reading Meet the voice cast of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

‘Black Panther’ Sequel Set for 2022 Release

“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler announced the release date of the much-anticipated follow-up film at D23 in Anaheim, Calif. Saturday. “Black Panther 2” will hit theaters May 6, 2022. “We’re not taking our time, we’re really trying to get it right,” Coogler said of the production schedule. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said Coogler has delivered a treatment, complete with a villain and new title, … Continue reading ‘Black Panther’ Sequel Set for 2022 Release

See the new cast of The Crown in exclusive photos from EW’s cover shoot

The group gathered on set in London in February 2019.  Colman and Menzies play Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, respectively, taking over the reins from Claire Foy and Matt Smith. Tobias Menzies as Prince Phillip. Helena Bonham Carter is tapping in for Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret in season 3. “Everyone loves Claire Foy,” Colman tells EW jokingly. “So I have got the worst … Continue reading See the new cast of The Crown in exclusive photos from EW’s cover shoot