Jennifer Hudson will play Shug Avery in The Color Purple Revival
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 27 January 2015
Dreamgirls’ star Jennifer Hudson will make her Broadway debut as Shug Avery in a revival of The Color Purple this fall. Produced by Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, and Oprah Winfrey, the Grammy, Oscar and ... read more >>
Morgan Freeman to star in 5 Flights Up this spring
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 27 January 2015
  Oscar winner Morgan Freeman will team up with Diane Keaton to play to in film 5 Flights Up. The veteran actors play a married couple who have spent their lives together in the same Brooklyn apartment. ... read more >>
Omar Gooding
Written by Maleena lawrence contributing writer 23 January 2015
Omar Gooding as Anthony Stallworth and Angell Conwell as Lisa Stallworth on the Bounce TV series, “Family Time." During the 10th Annual Taste of Soul actor Omar Gooding graced the StarQuest stage ... read more >>
Rising Star Tyler Lepley is back for the second season of “The Have and The Have Nots” The actor talks working with powerhouses Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, his good guy image and continuing to hone his craft.
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 23 January 2015
Tyler Lepley challenges his “good guy” image in Season 2 of Tyler Perry’s hit series “The Have and the Have Nots” on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Tyler Lepley is back for Season 2 of “The ... read more >>
Queen Latifah will play blues legend Bessie smith on HBO
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 15 January 2015
Multi talent Queen Latifah keeps it going with her new role as blues singer Bessie Smith, premiering on HBO this spring.  Known for her critically acclaimed performance in Chicago as Matron “Mama” ... read more >>
Laugh Out Loud With Actor/Comedian Brandon Broady
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 15 January 2015
Actor. Comedian. Host. The short list of Brandon Broady’s many talents. The Maryland native has taken Los Angeles by storm by being on the pulse of pop culture with sketches and parodies that have garnered ... read more >>
It’s a great day to be Kevin Hart
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 15 January 2015
Kevin Hart may appear to be an overnight success but he’s been honing his craft for the past nineteen years. He talks to the LA Sentinel about setting achievable goals, why The Wedding Ringer will exceed ... read more >>
Disney Channel debuts new family comedy K.C. Undercover
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 15 January 2015
Pop star Zendaya  is the star and co-producer. She plays a sixteen-year old high school student who’s secrectly a spy. The cast and executive producer give insight on the series. Pop star Zendaya (Dancing ... read more >>
March for Change
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 14 January 2015
South LA Activist request the community to unite for a march expressing change. (Danny Bakewell, Sr. spoke outside the Sentinel officer announcing a march that will take place Feb. 21/Valerie Goodloe)  Executive ... read more >>
Best Selling Author, Enitan O. Bereola II
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 14 January 2015
The best selling author and entrepreneur discusses why his latest endeavor, GENTLEWOMAN is an etiquette and lifestyle guide as opposed to a relationship manual. He shares insight on expanding your network ... read more >>
Retracing the Road to Justice!
Written by Kam Williams, Contributing Writer 14 January 2015
Director Ava DuVernay discusses her new prolific Civil Rights film, Selma Ava DuVernay is a writer, producer, director and distributor of independent film. Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2012 ... read more >>
Blacktrospective 2014
Written by Kam Williams, Contributing Writer 03 January 2015
Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Best in Black Cinema  Top Ten Big Budget Black Films  1. Selma 2. The Equalizer 3. Top Five 4. Belle 5. Get on Up 6. Beyond The Lights 7. About Last Night 8. ... read more >>
Still going strong, Howard Hewett’s music and career endures
Written by Edward Rice, III, Contributing Writer 03 January 2015
Howard Hewett knows music. Widely recognized as the front man for the group Shalamar, Hewett is a staple in the R&B world. He’s been wowing audiences with his voice since he was 10 and putting out ... read more >>
Actress, Kendra C. Johnson
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 03 January 2015
The star of Tyler Perry’s hit series, Love Thy Neighbor, gives insight on the third season as well as advice for aspiring actors.The LA Sentinel catches up with actress Kendra C. Johnson about season ... read more >>
The Legacy of R&B in 2014
Written by Miles Clay, Intern 01 January 2015
SZA The genre continues to advance within the music industry When you think of R&B what are the first thoughts that come to mind? For myself, I instantly think of the some of the most iconic and ... read more >>
Adult Swim's "Black Dynamite" to air Musical on Police Brutality featuring Erykah Badu, Tyler The Creator and More!
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 December 2014
(Photo credit Ars Nova) The hit animated series Black Dynamite will get the musical treatment when it releases an hour-long movie special titled “The Wizard of Watts” on Saturday, January 10th at ... read more >>
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 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 >>