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`King Richard’ Wins the LA Press Club’s Veritas Award
January 14, 2022
``King Richard,'' the Will Smith-starring film about the childhood rise of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams and the father who raised them for greatness, was named today the winner of the Los Angeles Press Club's seventh annual Veritas Award.  The award recognizes the ``best film based on or inspired by real events and people.'' Films are judged ``on fidelity of subject matter and artistic excellence,'' according to the Press Club. ... read more »
Golden Globe Awards carry on, without stars or a telecast
January 13, 2022
That the organization is proceeding with any kind of event came as a surprise to many in Hollywood. The HFPA came under fire after a Los Angeles Times investigation revealed in February ethical lapses and a stunning lack of diversity _ there was not a single Black journalist in the 87-person group. ... read more »
Nominations Unveiled for 28th Annual SAG Awards
January 12, 2022
Nominations were unveiled today for the 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, with the casts of ``Belfast,'' ``CODA,'' ``Don't Look Up,'' ``House of Gucci'' and ``King Richard'' named as contenders in the best motion picture category days after a lackluster Golden Globe Awards ceremony that garnered little attention. ... read more »
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30th Anniversary Bounce Trumpet Awards Being Re-scheduled
January 7, 2022
Bounce, the nation’s popular entertainment television network serving African Americans, is rescheduling the 2022 Bounce Trumpet Awards, which had been originally planned to take place live on Jan. 15 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and air on Bounce on Jan. 17. The date has yet to be determined. ... read more »
Oscar Winner and Groundbreaking Star Sidney Poitier Dies
January 7, 2022
Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen, became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, has died. He was 94. ... read more »
Holiday Bowl Canceled After Organizers Unable to Find a Replacement For UCLA
December 30, 2021
Holiday Bowl organizers today announced cancellation of the game, acknowledging they were unable to find a replacement team for UCLA, which was unable to play due to COVID-19 protocols within the Bruins' program. ... read more »
Judge Grants Coachella Festival Restraining Order Against Competing Event
December 21, 2021
 A judge has handed the organizers of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival a win by granting a temporary restraining order against the advertisers of a New Year's Eve event with a similar name, according to court papers obtained today. ... read more »
‘SNL’ Ditches Audience, Limits Cast and Crew Amid Omicron
December 20, 2021
People's Sexiest Man Alive of 2021 is set to be inducted into the vaunted Five-Timers Club on ``Saturday Night Live,'' but the surging omicron variant of the coronavirus means there won't be a live audience to see it happen. ... read more »
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Doc on Civil Rights Icon Fannie Lou Hamer to Air in February
December 20, 2021
A documentary about Mississippi Delta sharecropper and civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer will open the 10th season of the Emmy award-winning PBS series, America ReFramed. ... read more »
WATCH: Vice President Kamala Harris Talks Student Loans, Build Back Better, and Republican Roadblocks -TGHT
December 18, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris got into a testy exchange with media host Charlamagne Tha God Friday, ... read more / watch video »
LeVar Burton joins Scripps National Spelling Bee as host
December 17, 2021
LeVar Burton has been hired as host of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, giving the competition a celebrity headliner who's also a longtime literacy advocate as Scripps takes over production of the bee telecast. ... read more »
Jimmie Allen to Headline Dramatic Rose Parade Finale
December 17, 2021
The 133rd Rose Parade -- returning Jan. 1 after being canceled in 2021 because of the pandemic -- will wrap with performances by Grammy nominee Jimmie Allen, TikTok favorite Timothy Fletcher and an appearance by the U.S. Army's Golden Knights, event organizers announced today. ... read more »
Golden Globes, Tarnished This Year, Announce 2022 Nominations
December 13, 2021
With Snoop Dogg taking the stage to read some of the nominees during an early-morning livestream, the embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association today announced its nominees for the 2022 Golden Globe Awards — ... read more »
Critics Choice Association to Celebrate Black Cinema & Television Tonight
December 6, 2021
Halle Berry, Anthony Anderson, Jennifer Hudson and Barry Jenkins will be among numerous honorees tonight at the Critics Choice Association's fourth annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television. ... read more »
ViacomCBS to Sell CBS Studio Center for $1.85 Billion
November 30, 2021
ViacomCBS has agreed to sell CBS Studio Center in Studio City for approximately $1.85 billion to a partnership formed by Hackman Capital Partners LLC and Square Mile Capital Management LLC, the companies announced today. ... read more »
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