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Bounce TV acquires First Off-Net Series: Roc, The Parent 'Hood, A Different World, The Hughleys
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 27 December 2014
In its first foray into off-network series acquisition, Bounce TV has landed the television rights to four shows. In the deals, the nation's first-ever and rapidly-expanding broadcast television network ... read more >>
Film Review: Annie Present-Day Harlem provides setting for update of beloved cartoon classic
Written by Kam Williams Contributing Writer 27 December 2014
Little Orphan An­nie was a syndicated comic strip created by Harold Gray (1894-1968) which debuted in the New York Daily News on August 5, 1924. The cartoon revolved around the misadventures of an adorable ... read more >>
David Oyelowo
Written by Kam Williams Contributing Writer 27 December 2014
(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) David Oyelowo (pronounced – “oh-yel­low-oh”) is a classically-trained stage actor who is working successfully and simultaneously in film, television and theater, ... read more >>
Kevin Hart to star in new comedy The Wedding Ringer
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 19 December 2014
Doug Har­ris (Josh Gad) is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweet­ing), ... read more >>
Quvenzhane Wallis stars in the remake of Broadway classic Annie
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 19 December 2014
Academy Award nominated Quvenzhane Wallis re­turns to the big screen as America’s most adorable and inspiring orphan in the remake of the 1984 classic, Annie. Wallis stars as Annie, a young, happy ... read more >>
Morris Chestnut Inks 3-Picture Deal with Screen Gems
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 19 December 2014
The actor has signed a three-picture deal with the studio as both an actor and producer, according to Deadline.com. The first of the pics is up­coming thriller The Perfect Guy, which co-stars Sanaa ... read more >>
Powerful new drama Empire coming soon to FOX
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 19 December 2014
From Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels (“The Butler,” “Precious”) comes Em­pire, a sexy and pow­erful new drama about the head of a music em­pire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for ... read more >>
Johnny Gill is back with new album Game Changer
Written by Shonassee Shaver 19 December 2014
The legendary artist discusses being a storyteller, preserving R&B and his new record label J Skillz Records.   Grammy-nomi­nated and multi-platinum selling artist Johnny Gill is a veteran in ... read more >>
Step Into the Light Angie Fisher
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 18 December 2014
After two decades of singing background for many music superstars, Angie Fisher is finally embarking on a solo career. Before the release of her debut album, the Hidden Beach recording artist has earned ... read more >>
StarQuest Host Darrin Henson
Written by Maleena Lawrence, Contributing Writer 18 December 2014
StarQuest Host Darrin Henson on being true to himself and his craftLAS: Last year you served as a Judge during the StarQuest Singing Competition and this year you were the celebrity host, what did you ... read more >>
Court Is Now In Session Judge Mablean Ephriam shines light on the 2014 StarQuest Singing Competition and unjust grand jury rulings
Written by Maleena Lawrence Contributing Writer 13 December 2014
This year’s 3rd Annual StarQuest Sing­ing Competition featured some highly respected industry judges that scored a wide array of talent. One of which was Judge Mablean Ephriam, who is a former Los ... read more >>
ABC News Producer Joi-Marie McKenzie
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 11 December 2014
Journalist by day, philanthropist and socialite by night. McKenzie gives insight on her responsibilities as a producer and the work ethic needed to thrive in the entertainment industry.LAS: You started ... read more >>
Interview with Actor McKinley Freeman
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 11 December 2014
Fans know him as Derek Roman, bad boy athlete on VH1’s popular series Hit The Floor. Freeman shows his range as an actor in his new film for TVOne, Second Chance Christmas.   LAS: You have your ... read more >>
The Vintage Heart of Lydia Rene
Written by Miles Clay, Sentinel Intern 06 December 2014
The soulful and grooving sounds of Lydia Rene could best be described as classic feel good music. Listen­ing to the R&B/Neosoul songstress, you’ll quick­ly catch yourself head bopping to the ... read more >>
Stevie Wonder received the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 December 2014
Stevie Wonder received the Presiden­tial Medal of Freedom November 24 along with Meryl Streep, NBC anchor Tom Bro­kaw and 16 others at the White House. Marking his achieve­ments, the medal is the ... read more >>
Hip Hop’s finest to appear on Full Court Press, Vol. 1 album
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 December 2014
Full Court Press Vol. 1 will fea­ture some hip hop’s finest teaming with legendary basketball stars on 9 tracks. Pro­duced by Full Court Press Records in col­laboration with The Cherry Party, a ... read more >>
Rick Ross released his seventh album Hood Billionaire
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 December 2014
Eight months after releasing Mas­termind, Rick Ross dropped his seventh studio album Hood Billionaire on Novem­ber 24. The 16 tracks include appearances from Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, K. Michelle, Big K.R.I.T., ... read more >>
Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Tyga will kick off Between The Sheets Tour in 2015
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 December 2014
Chris Brown is gearing for upcoming tour “Between The Sheets with fellow headliners Trey Songz and Tyga. “It took a while for something like this to happen be­cause you do grow a friendship over ... read more >>
Ledisi Shares The Truth
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 05 December 2014
The eight time Grammy nominated vocal powerhouse discusses her sixth studio album, her recent Hello Beautiful Interludes concert special for TVOne as well as advice for being your best self. LAS: You’re ... read more >>
Wale Announces Simply Nothing Tour
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 December 2014
From one tour to another, Wale will be hitting the road for his “Simply Nothing” tour starting New Year’s Day. Hitting 32 cities, Wale plans to offer fan favorites as well as new music. “To give ... read more >>
Gina the Dreamer Interview with “Beyond the Lights” Director Gina Prince-Bythewood
Written by Kam Williams Contributing Writer 01 December 2014
Gina Prince-Bythewood. (Courtesy Photo). Born on June 10, 1969, Gina Maria Prince-Bythewood studied film at UCLA before beginning her career as a writer for the TV sitcom, “A Different World.” ... read more >>
Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 Gala Event honors philanthropists, celebrities and influential business leaders
Written by Amen Oyiboke Staff Writer 30 November 2014
“Selma” director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo share a moment before the gala. (Photo Courtesy Chelsea Lauren) Celebrities and some of the most influential African Americans gathered at The ... read more >>
Miss Dunnie O.
Written by Zon D'Amour 28 November 2014
In less than five years, by age 25, the transplant has made LA her own with a mix of celebrity, cultural and community events. Onasanya gives insight on expanding her brand via social media and the importance ... read more >>
‘The Queen Latifah Show’ Cancelled
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 28 November 2014
Queen Latifah  Despite Loyal Audience Final Episode Airs in March 2015 The predominantly white daytime talk show circuit will become a bit whiter after Sony announced cancellation of “The Queen ... read more >>
Interview with the Writer/Director of Nas: Time Is Illmatic
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 21 November 2014
Interview with documentary Writer/Producer Erik Parker and Director One9 on capturing the cultural impact of Nas’ prolific debut album LAS: As a first time director, could you describe what your responsibilities ... read more >>



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