Along with CNN’s Van Jones, the group met virtually with CEOs from dozens of Fortune 500 companies as it pushes to make Juneteenth a paid holiday in the U.S. On the heels of nationwide racial justice protests, four familiar faces have banded together to ensure history is not forgotten. Pharrell Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Kenya Barris and CNN’s Van Jones have launched what they are billing … Continue reading Pharrell Williams, Kenya Barris, Ellen DeGeneres Launch Juneteenth Pledge
The ‘Black-ish’ creator and ‘Girls Trip’ writer had grown dissatisfied with the broadcast affiliated studio and, sources say, could join Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy at the streaming giant with a nine-figure overall deal. It’s official: Black-ish showrunner and Girls Trip writer Kenya Barris is leaving his longtime home at ABC Studios as sources say he could become the next mega-producer to ink a nine-figure … Continue reading Kenya Barris Officially Exits ABC Studios Pact, Eyes Nine-Figure Netflix Mega-Deal
New Line and director Tim Story have chosen Jessie T. Usher to play the progeny of detective John Shaft in Son of Shaft, which is gearing up to begin production later this fall. Samuel L. Jackson is negotiating a deal to return to reprise the role he played in the John Singleton-directed reboot of the Gordon Parks-directed 1971 action classic. Also returning, per sources, will … Continue reading New Shaft Movie May Be Bringing Back Samuel L. Jackson
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