Shonda Rhimes: When You’re Hot, You’re Hot

HOLLYWOOD — It happens every now then. A television show so hot that fans wait with bated breath for it to air each week. The next day it is a major topic of discussion in offices, in beauty salons, on the Internet, etc. And, of course, the show’s ratings are in the stratosphere. Such is […]

Jamie Foxx to Develop ‘Hit’ Show for TNT

HOLLYWOOD – In what sounds like a riff on the iconic 80′s buddy cop series “Miami Vice,” Jamie Foxx is developing a series called “Hit” for TNT. According to Deadline Hollywood, the drama, co-written by Foxx and television producer Robert Port, centers on two former high school football teammates and best friends — one a […]

The 47% Townhall Meeting: Brown V. 2012 Election – Impact Of Minorities On Voting

WASHINGTON – Tomorrow is Today Foundation is hosting a series of town hall meetings focusing upon the impact of minorities and women on the 2012 presidential and legislative election. Broadcast live —- the inaugural event, “Brown v. 2012 Election: A Town Hall Meeting,” takes place at the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, D.C. […]

BET Networks Presents The “I AM HIP HOP ICON” Award To Legendary MC, Rakim

NEW YORK – BET Networks today announced that legendary MC, Rakim will be the recipient of the “I AM HIP HOP ICON” Award at this year’s BET HIP HOP AWARDS filming at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Rakim will be acknowledged and honored for his contribution to […]

Usher, Shakira to Join NBC’s ‘Voice’ inSpring

LOS ANGELES – Usher and Shakira are joining singing competition show “The Voice” as new coaches next spring, when Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green take a break from the show, NBC said Monday. Original coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will remain on board in season four, the network said. The singing contest began airing […]

BET’s Hit Gospel Singing Competition SUNDAY BEST Returns For Fifth Season

NEW YORK – After four amazing seasons of heartfelt praise and tough competition, SUNDAY BEST returns on Sunday, July 8 at 8:00 P.M.* in a special two-hour premiere dedicated to the awe-inspiring and sometimes hilarious auditions. Hosted by gospel legend Kirk Franklin with returning gospel great recording artists and judges Pastor Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda […]

Cedric “The Entertainer” & Niecy Nash Bring Soul to TV

HOLLYWOOD – Cedric “The Entertainer” is coming back to television with his own new original series, “The Soul Man.” Starring alongside Cedric will be the very funny and charismatic Niecy Nash. Both Cedric “The Entertainer” and Niecy Nash caught up with the Sentinel and Watts Times for an intimate interview on the set of their […]

Bounce TV to Add Second Original Series: Uptown Comic

ATLANTA – Bounce TV , the nation’s first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, will launch a second new original comedy series Uptown Comic on June 18 immediately after the series premiere of the just-announced sitcom Family Time, it was announced today by Bounce TV Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Katz . Uptown Comic will be […]

Urban Victory Launches Online Platform For Global Black Film

LOS ANGELES- Urban Victory Network Inc.(UVN) today launched a new online delivery platform for global black film at Michael Eastman, CEO of Urban Victory, believes the movie industry is long overdue for a black film revolution leveraging the latest online technologies. “Many excellent films that premiere at regional and international black film festivals never […]

INTERVIEW: Michael Ealy Talks Life, His New TV Series, and “Think Like A Man”

NATIONWIDE – Born in Silver Spring, Maryland on August 3, 1973, Michael Ealy majored in English at the University of Maryland before heading to New York City where he performed in several stage productions, including the off-Broadway hits Joe Fearless and Whoa Jack. After finding his breakout screen role as Ricky Nash in Barbershop and […]