Leon Bennett/Getty Images for ESSENCE Danielle Brooks is officially stepping out of her orange jumpsuit and into her church dress for her next big role. In an Instagram post on Monday, the Orange Is the New Black actress confirmed the news that she will play iconic gospel music legend and civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson in the new Lifetime film Roberts Presents: […]

Tim Whitby/Getty ImagesIn a wide-ranging, Hollywood Reporter oral history about the making of the groundbreaking 2000 movie X-Men — complete with backstage drama, lawsuits, and sexual abuse allegations against director Bryan Singer — was buried an interesting nugget: Michael Jackson tried to get himself to play Professor Xavier in the film.  The role of the powerful mutant eventually went to Patrick Stewart, who already bore […]

Steve Iervolino/ABC News Tyler Perry may be officially hanging up his Madea wig, but the outspoken grandma will apparently live on, thanks to BET+. BET has announced they’ll stream Madea’s Farewell Play starting August 27 on BET+. The production is Perry’s final stage run as Madea, a character that was instrumental in launching the director’s […]

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Courtesy of BETErnie Hudson is sharing more details on his desire to join a superhero film. After the Ghostbusters alum recently revealed that he lobbied to be in Black Panther and is still in talks to hopefully join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hudson tells ABC Audio that he does have a specific type of role in […]

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesWith theaters still closed or operating at reduced capacity due to COVID-19, actor Michael B. Jordan is giving families a fun new way to celebrate the summer movie experience.  He’s teamed up with Amazon Studios to take over drive ins across the country for free movie nights. Jordan’s Outlier Society, in conjunction with Amazon Studios, is launching […]

Nathan Bolster/BETTonight, Darius McCrary will make his debut as the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, on BET’s American Soul. McCrary, who reveals he had the opportunity interact with Brown, tells ABC Audio that it was an amazing experience to play someone he genuinely respected. “What an honor it was to serve as the Godfather of Soul,” McCrary […]

Rock-T and Supa Dave had a lively debate about Mike Vick returning to football to play in the XFL. Do you think he would be a good QB today?? SUBSCRIBE MORE VIDEOS WEBSITE FOLLOW Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: #RickeySmiley

iStock/omersukrugoksuBy: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (KILLEEN, Texas) — Foul play is suspected in the death of a Fort Hood, Texas, soldier, whose remains were found 10 months after he went missing, military officials said. A search for Pvt. Gregory Wedel-Morales ended on Friday with the discovery of his skeletal remains in a field in Killeen, […]

LSU will be playing two Historically Black Colleges and Universities in upcoming seasons, which should boost revenue for both schools SUBSCRIBE …

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