Cedric The Entertainer will be hosting this years 73rd annual Emmy Awards airing on CBS Sunday night. The ceremony will held indoors and outdoors. Debbie Allen the Famed Director and Choreographer is getting honored that night with the Governors Award.
Mark your Calender for Saturday November 6th It’s Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly , The Isley Bros and Joe in concert at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Tickets go on sale Monday at 12 Noon.
Netflix debuts the latest documentary about the friendship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm . The relationship between the Teacher and the Boxing champ ‘Blood Brothers is streaming now. Another documentary coming out about Muhammad Ali is the Ken Burns Documentary ‘Muhammad Ali’. Burns documentary debuts on September 19th on PBS stations and it examines Ali and his life with Race, Religion and Activism.
Jamie Foxx is coming to Philly Oct 15th. Foxx has a new book about his life ‘Act Like You got some Sense’ and he’s doing a stop at the MET Broad and Poplar. Foxx talks about growing up being raised by his Grandmother and his career of comedy, TV, Movies, music and winning an Academy award.. tickets are on sale now. He’s also on the cover of the latest Mens Health Magazine.
Singer Jaheim who is known for his songs ’Put that woman first and ‘Just in Case was recently arrested for animal abuse and neglect. 15 dogs were found at his New Jersey home starved and abused.
Queen Latifah returns with a new season of her CBS Show the Equalizer on Oct. 10
All the Queens men the Tyler Perry series about Male Exotic Dancers is now streaming on BET PLUS.
The BET Hip Hop awards are taking place October 5th on BET.
Usher is coming to reality TValong withJulianne Hough and Pryanka Chopra as judges on the new CBS Show called ‘The Activist’. Where the judges team up with contestants helping to promote social change.
The Matrix 4 Ressurrection with Keanu Reeves hits theatres Dec 21st . Lawrence Fishburne will not be back as Morpheus. He is being replaced by Actor YaYa Abdul Mateen the 2nd who starred in the latest CandyMan movie.
Dancing with the Stars with Host Tyra Banks returns with a new season on Mondayon ABC. Dancers this season include The Bachelors Matt James, Olympic Gold Medalist Suni Lee, Kenya Moore Real Housewives of Atlanta, Peloton imnstructor Cody Rigsby, Country Singer Jimmie Allen, WWE Superstar The Miz and Teen Sensation JoJo Siwa.
Tennis Sensation Venus Williams is the cover girl for the latest edition of Cosmopolitan magazine. In a very revealing interview the 41 year old Williams says she is in no hurry to settle down and have kids.
Natalia Bryant the 18 year old of the late basketball great Kobe Bryant is now college student and a model .Bryant is on the cover of Teen Vogue magazine.
Omar Epps and Michael Ealy are joining forces for the movie ‘The Devil You Know’. The movie also stars Glyn Turman and former football player Vaughn Hebron. The movie is about family, morality and Brotherhood.
Nicole Ari Parker and her husband Boris Kodjoe were recently named the sexiest couple in TV over the age of 50. Nicole and Boris met on the set of the show ‘Soul Food’ and they have two children they have married since 2005. Parker has a recurring role on the Police drama ‘Chicago P.D. and she’s going to be in the new Sex and The City Reboot . Boris is one of the co-stars of the ABC Show ‘Station 19.
Saturday night Live returns for Season 47 Oct. 2nd on NBC.
The Tony Awards are returning September 26th on Paramount Plus hosted by Broadways Audra McDonald. Later that night 9pm on CBS Tony Award Winner Leslie Odom JR.is hosting a two special celebrating the return of Broadway…..
The All black western ‘The Harder they Fall’ with Idris Elba, Johnathan Majors and Regina King started streaming on NETFLIX November 3rd. Also Check out King on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.
Also coming to NETFLIX is the movie ‘The Guilty’ Starring Jake Gyllenhall and directed by Antoine Fugua ‘Training Day’
Former NBA wild guy Dennis Rodman is getting a movie based on his adventures. In the 90’s Rodman made headlines when he disappeared for 48 hours during the Chicago Bulls playoff game. He went to Vegas on a wild adventure then reappeared just in time to play the Game. 48 hours in Vegas is going to be made into a movie.
Actress Letoya Luckett is joining the cast of the Starz series ‘Raising Kanan’ season two..
Former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin and Tim Tebow will be joining Stephan A Smith on his popular Sports Show ‘First Take’ . Look for lots of loud conversation.
Lionel Richie and Tyra Banks are joining forces for her new Smize Ice Cream. It’s gourmet ice cream based in California. One of the flavors is based on one of Richies famous songs ‘All night long’ it’s Vanilla Ice Cream mixed the midnight cookie crumbles and laced with salted Carmel Ribbon.
The new Lee Daniels drama ‘Our Kind of People’ with Morris Chestnut, Joe Morton, YaYa Decosta and Lance Gross debuts on Fox September 21st.
Actress Lashawna Lynch is joining forces with Viola Davis for the movie ‘The Woman King’. The movie set in the 18th and 19th centuries in Africa is about the General of an all female military unit for enemies that attacked them. Lynch is going to be the new 007 movie in the next James Bond ‘No Time To Die’ opening in theaters October 8th. Lynch was also in the Captain Marvel Movie with Brie Larson.
The Rock Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds are joining forces as the worlds most dangerous criminals in the movie ’Red Notice’ coming to Netflix November 12th.
Actor Levar Burton who led Reading Rainbow for many years is now seeing his popular show being the subject of a documentary. Reading Rainbow ran on the PBS Network from 1983-2016.
The movie ‘Vacation Friends with Jon Cena, Yvonne Orji and Lil Rel Howery broke records when it debuted on HULU a couple of weeks ago. The success of the movie is leading to a sequel with the cast called ‘Honeymoon Friends.
Good news for Singer Anita Baker and her Friends. Baker now owns all the masters to her music. She has signed a deal with Spotify for streaming and she is putting together a boxed set of her albums.
Stevie Wonder is working on his first Album in 16 years. Drummer Sheila E is joining him on the project. Wonder is also joining Sir Elton John on his new project ‘The Lockdown Sessions’
Iyanla van Zandt is joiningthe podcast world. The R spot is coming early next year.
Janet Jacksons latest Documentary is coming to Lifetime early 2022. Janets has been working on this project for the past 5 years as she gives an up close and personal look at her life.
Eddie Murphy will be teaming up with Actor Jonah Hill in a new movie by Kenya Barris. The comedy is about Clashing culturesand generational differences.
At the movies it’s Shangi Chi and the legend of the ten rings. The latest Marvel Movie stars Chinese/Canadian Actor Simu-Lui and Awkwafina. The movie took in a whopping 90 million dollars at the Box Office. And yes there will a sequel to the movie.
Also in the theaters the movie ‘Candyman’. The horror film starring Yaya Abdul Mateen II took in over 22 million dollars at the Box Office. Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) produced the movie and the movies Director Nia DaCosta made history as the first African American Woman to direct a R rated movie taking the top spot at the box office. Next up for Dacosta is the sequel to Captain Marvel. She is the first African American Woman to direct a Marvels studio picture. The sequel to Captain Marvel is coming back November 2022. Actress Brie Larsen will be back as Captain Marvel.
The movie ‘Respect’ starring Jennifer Hudson is now available on Demand and to rent. ‘Respect’ about the life of Aretha Franklin also stars Marlon Wayans, Forest Whitaker and Mary J Blige.
Singer Her is also coming to The Met October 23rd and she’s set to make her acting debut in the movie musical ‘The Color Purple’ . She’s playing the character Squeak made famous by Actress Rae Dawn Chong. Actor Corey Hawkins (Straight out of Compton) is playing Harpo. Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg are producing the movie which is coming out December 2023.
Zales Jewelers is going to be the exclusive retailer for the Serena Williams Jewelry line. The Tennis Sensation is excited about her line with prices ranging from 129 dollars to 10 Thousand dollars.
Meghan Thee Stallion is the latest cover girl for Essence Magazine.
Rihanna is having another Savage X Fenty Show on Amazon Sept. 24th.
NBC is gearing up for Annie Live. Newcomer Celina Smith is playing Annie. Tariji P Henson, Harry Connick Jr and Titus Burgess also star. Annie Live debuts Dec. 2nd on NBC.
Devon Franklin and gospel sensation Kirk Franklin are joining forces for a new gospel drama on BET plus called ‘Kingdom Business’ . the 8 episode series will focus on the Gospel Music Industry thru the lenses of Faith, Love and Music.
The Legendary Freda Payne is ready to tell all. The 78 year old Singer best known for her song ‘band of Gold’ says she is holding nothing back as she spills the beans on her her short lived marriage to singer Gregory Abbott and her relationship with the late Edmund Sylvers. The Former lead Singer of the Sylvers family. Who died in 2004. The book is coming out in October. Payne has a new album out now ‘let there be Love’
Get ready for Spiderman No Way Home, the movie hits theaters Dec. 17th. The trailer is hot! Spiderman (Tom Holland) is back with Zendaya, Jacob Batalon who plays his best friend Ned. Jamie Foxx is returning as Electro. Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberpatch) has joined the cast to help Spiderman. The villains Green Goblin and Doctor Ock also return.
Issa Rae returns in October with the 5th and final season of Insecure on HBO. Also coming in October is season 11 of the Larry David comedy ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’. Both Shows return October 24th.
Tennis Sensation Naomi Osaka graces the cover of Womens Health Magazine. In the issue Osaka talks about keeping her mental health on track.
Eddie Murphy has revealed he is on Board for Beverly Hills 4. Alex Foley is back! Beverly Hills Cop 4 will be directed by the team that brought us Bad Boys 4 life. The movie will be on Netflix. Eddie will also be teaming up with Actor Jonah Hill in a new comedy project by Kenya Barris. Barris is the force behind Blackish.
Rapper/Actor 50 Cents is back with a new series on the Starz network called ‘Black Mafia Family’ The story revolves around the true story of two brothers in Detroit who went to organize one of the greatest crime syndicates in the Country. Rapper Eminem is set to star in one episode . Also appearing on the series, Rapper Snoop Dog, Actors Russell Hornsby and Actress LaLaAnthony.
Kevin Hart has signed on to do a Netflix movie ‘Me Time’ with Mark Wahlberg. The movie is abouttwo best friends who haven’t seen each other in years and they reunite for a wild weekend. Actress Regina Hall has also signed on for the project.
Marlon Wayans is coming to Netflix with a Halloween movie. Wayans is going to star in and produce a Halloween adventure film. The movie is about a teenage girl who releases a spirit that makes Halloween decorations come alive and she gets her dad (Wayans) to help her contain the spirit. Marlon is known for those ‘Scary Movies’ . He is currently starring in the movie ‘Respect’ about Aretha Franklin with Jennifer Hudson and he has a new comedy special streaming on HBO MAX. ‘You Know What Time it is’
Comedienne Pat Williams AKA Ms Pat has a new streaming on BET PLUS. Imagine if Roseanne was Black and you get the idea of this very differentbut very funny TV Comedy show. Phillys own Lee Daniels is the shows Executive Producer. Ms Pat is also coming to Philly performing at the Punchline Comedy Club Oct. 7th-Oct 9th
Oscar Winner Halle Berry has a new movie coming out on Netflix November24th . She directs and Stars in the movie ‘Bruised where she plays a disgraced MMS Fighter. Berry has another project coming in 2022 the movie ‘Moonfall’a disaster film about the Moon attacking Earth.
The new Michael B Jordan movie ‘A Journal for Jordan opens in theaters in December . Denzel Washington directed the movie about an Iraq soldier who writes a journal for his son. Based on a true story, the soldier died when his son was 7 months old. Actress Chaunte Adams who played Roxanne Chante is the Netflix movie Roxanne Shante plays the soldiers wife who saved the journals for her son and turned it into a book.
Actor Glynn Turman is starring in the new Ad campaign for Beyonces Rodeo Collection We know Turman for his acting Preach ‘Cooley High’ JD’s Revenge, The TV Show A different World The Netflix movie ‘Ma Raineys Black Bottom’. He was married to Aretha Franklin but did you know for the past 30 years he has been an acclaimed Cowboy Rodeo Champion. Turman is starring in the Ad campaign with his granddaughter.
American Crime Story:Impeachmentis streaming now on FX. It’s the story of the affair between former President Bill Clinton and Intern Monica Lewinksy.Clive Owens is playing Bill Clinton , Edie Falco is playing Hillary Clinton. Beanie Feldstein is playing Monica Lewinksky. Sarah Paulson is playing Linda Tripp and Actor Blair Underwood is playing Clinton Advisor Vernon Jordan.
Changes are coming to CBS This Morning with Gayle King. Former NFL Player Nate Burleson and host of NFL today is joining her for mornings as the show moves to Times Square right across from Good Morning America with Robin, George and Michael Strahan.
Courtney Kemp the force behind the Power TV series at the Starz Network is making a big money Move to Netflix where she recently ignedmulti Million Deal to develop Shows for the Network/
Great News for Mike Epps his Netflix show ‘The Upshaws’ with Wanda Sykes and Kim Fields has been renewed for a second season. The second season will include a longer season. In other Mike Epps news he’s getting a chance to play his idol Richard Pryor in an HBO movie about the Los Angeles Lakers. He is also doing a new comedy special for Netflix.
It’s Beyonce on the Cover of September Harpers Bazarre. Beyonce talks about evolving as a Woman, mother and Artist and her new IVY Park Rodeo collection, which pays homage to her Texas Roots. Beyonce just turned40.
Mary J Blige is the cover girl for InStyle Magazine showing off her incredible Style.
Actress Angela Basset is now one of the highest paid Actresses on TV. She just signed a new deal with the Fox911 show. She is getting 450 thousand dollars per episode.
John Legend is coming to Philly Oct 3rd at the Met Broad and Poplar
The month of November is going to a very exciting movie on November 19th It’s Will Smith in the movie ‘King Richard’ about the father of Tennis Sensations Venus and Serena Williams. The movie will be in theaters and on HBO MAX.
November 24th Lady Gaga and Adam Driver light up the big screen in the movie ‘House of Gucci’. The movie is based on the 1995 murder of Maurizio Gucci played by Driver. Maurizio as set up for by his wife Patrizia played by LadyGaga.Patrizia served 18 years in prison for the murder of her husband .
The new book about Singer Aaliyah Baby Girl is out in bookstores. Aaliyah died in 2001 at the age of 22. Aaliyah died in a plane accident in the Bahamas. Aaliyah is best known for the songs ‘Rock The Boat’ and Back and Forth. The book raises many questions about her death and did she have to die.
Get ready for the return of The Exorcist. The 1973 Cult Classic that starred Linda Blair and Ellen Burston is getting a revamp this time starring Tony Award Winning Actor Leslie Odom Jr. from Hamilton Fame. Odom is a man who seeks out Ellyn Burston who is 88 now,to help him with his daughter who is possessed.
The Real Talk show with Loni Love is returning for an 8th season this Fall.
The voice is returning to NBC for season 21 on Sept. 20th. This years judges include Blake Shelton ,John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and Ariana Grande.
The man who started it all for Motown Berry Gordy is honored in December with a Kennedy Center Honor. Gordy 91 is in good company with Bette Midler and Joni Mitchell. The ceremony is taking place December 5th on CBS.
Former President Barack Obama is the subject of a new HBO MAX 3 part Docuseries ‘In pursuit of a more Perfect Union’. Streaming now , Also the former Presidents Podcast ‘Renegades’ with Rocker Bruce Springsteen is being turned into a book coming out in October.
Charlamagne The God is making the move from radio into TV with a brand new show onComedy Central. Tha God’s Honest Truth launches Friday September 17th at 10PM. The show will deal with social issues, social experiments and sketches. Stephen Colbert The of the Late show on CBS will be the Show’s Executive Producer.
Director Jordan Peele who brought us the movies ‘Us’ and ‘Get Out’ is back to scare us again in his new movie ‘Nope’ starring Oscar Winner Daniel Kaluua and Keke Palmer. The movie is coming out July 22nd 2022.
Oscar Winner Viola Davis is set to all about her life. Her book ‘Finding Me’ will talk about her career, marriage and motherhood.
Actress Nicole Ari Parker has been added to the cast of the HBO MAX reboot of Sex and the City. She is playing a documentary Filmmaker.
Here’s the scoop on some shows debuting this Fall on ABC. Rapper/Actress Eve teams up with Singer Brandy and NaturiNaughton (Power) for the ABC Show Queens. The show about 90’s hip hop superstars making a comeback will air on Tuesday Nights ,debuting Oct.19 at 10PM. The popular Reality show ‘Dancing with the Stars returns to the ABC Lineup September 20th. Lee Daniels is heading up the reboot of ‘The Wonder Years’ that will air on Wednesday nights starting September 22nd. And Actress Comedian Leslie Jones returns with Supermarket Sweeps.
Rapper Remy Ma is coming to VH1 with a new crime series ‘My True Crime Stories.
Actor Jerry O’Connell will be replacing Sharon Osborne on the beleaguered Talk show The Talk. This is the first time a Male has been added to the cast. And now word is coming out that another male is coming. Akbar Gbaja-Biamila who is a commentator on American Ninja Warrior.
Amazon Prime IMDB TV free streaming services has launched their new channel featuring TV Shows from the Legendary Noman Lears. Lear is 97 and the shows streaming are All in the Family, The Jeffersons, 227, Maude, Sanford and Son, Different Strokes and Good Times.
Legendary Producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have released their first album. Jam and Lewis volume one. The album features Babyface, Mariah Carlie, Charlie Wilson,Usher and The Roots. Jam and Lewis are known for the works with Janet Jackson, The S.O.S. Band, Alexander ONeal , The Human League and Sounds of Blackness.
Rapper 50 Cents has added more shows to his Power Universe. Power Book three Raising Kanan is running now on Starz with Mekhai Curtis and Patina Miller. Power Book 2 returns in November with Michael Rainey Jr. ,Mary J Blige and Woody McCain. Power book 4 Tommys story, Tommy Eagan played by Actor Joseph Sikora debuts early next year.
The First Wives Club has been renewed for a third season on BET PLUS. Jill Scott, Ryan Michelle Bathe, and Michelle Bathe are back with a new season of fun and Laughs.
New Edition is Back! Yes Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky Mike, Ralph and Johnny! All six of the guys are putting aside their differences to get back together. They are signed to a new agency and a tour is planned across the country and they will be starting a Residency in Las Vegas.
Shonda Rhimes recently renewed her contract with Netflix. The new deal is worth 300 million dollars. Rhimes who created many hit shows for the ABC Network including Greys Anatomy and Scandal created Bridgerton for Netflix and the show became an instant hit around the world.
Get ready for the return of House Party. HBO MAX is bringing back the popular movie that starred Kid n Play, Martin Lawrence, The late Comedian Robin Harris and Tisha Campbell. Actor/Comedian Bill Bellamy is going to be in the HBO MAX Reboot.
Dwayne the Rock Johnson is joining forces with Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Ryan Reynolds for the Netflix movie Red Notice. Streaming starts Nov.12 as criminals prepare for their biggest heist.
.Congrats to Singer Patti Labelle! The 77 year old entertainer is starring in a new Old Spice Commercial alongside Deon Cole of Blackish. She plays a meddling mother in law. She’s also celebrating the 20th Anniversary of her first cookbook Labelle Cuisine, recipes to sing about. And she’s coming to Atlantic City September 18th in concert at Caesars.
Jada Pinkett Smith has signed to be in the Netflix movie Knives out 2. The murder mystery will also star Daniel Craug who is best known as James Bond. Singer Janelle Monae, Leslie Odom Jr. and Kate Hudson also round out the cast. The movie is coming out in 2022.
Production has stated on Black Panther 2:Wakanda Forever. Ryan Coogler is back at the helm as Director. The original cast is reportedly back and filming is happening in Atlanta Georgia .Coogler said it is going to be very emotional with the passing of Chadwick Boseman but they areto make a movie that will honor him and make him proud. British Actress Actress Michaela Coel from the HBO Series I may destroy you has been added to the cast. Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever is due in theaters July 8th 2022.
Questlove from The Roots and The Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon is ready to give us a Summer of Soul. 1n 1969 a musical festival took place the Harlem Cultural Fest which was also called The Black Woodstock. It was a who’s who of musical giants including Sly Stone Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, The Staple Singers, BB King, Gladys Knight, 5th Dimension and Mahalia Jackson to name a few. This festival was filmed but it was hidden in a basement. Questlove found it and put it together and now 50 years later we are going to have a chance to see it. Check it out in theaters and streaming on HULU.
Get ready for The Nick Cannon Daytime Talk Show. The show is kicking off this Fall September 27th at 12 noon on Fox stations. Cannon’s show will be filmed in Harlem . He will not be doing celebrity news and hot topics because he is following the Wendy Williams Talk Show. What is going on with The Real talk? No one is saying will this talk show survive? In the meantime Cannon just welcomed his 7th child with his latest girlfriend. In the past year he has had three babies with three different ladies.
The Long awaited prequel to the Sopranos ‘The many Saints of Newark is coming to theatres October 1ST. The HBO Series The Sopranos starred the late Actor James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano. In the prequel The Many Saints of Newark we get to see a young Tony Soprano played by Gandolfini’sson Michael Gandolfini. The movie also stars Tony Award Winning Actor Leslie Odom Jr.
Get ready for the Black Western ‘The Harder They Fall’ coming to Netflix this Fall. The Movie stars Idris Elba , Oscar Winner Regina King. Johnathan Majors(Lovecraft Country) Delroy Lindo (Da Five Bloods) Daman Wayans, Deon Cole, Laz Alonso, Woody McClain (The Bobby Brown Story) WOW! What a Cast! I can’t wait to see this movie!
Actors Danny Glover and Samuel L Jackson will be given Honorary Oscars at next years Academy Awards in March.
Tracee Ellis Ross is teaming up with The OWN Network and HULU for the Documentary ‘The Hair Tales’. The documentary will focus on black women Hair and Identity.
I have an update on Comedienne and Actor Sinbad. Last year Sinbad suffered a stroke and he’s been in recovery mode ever since with the help of his family. The past few months have been rough for the Actor and Comedienne major financial problem and the stroke. Starting in November Sinbad is planning to return to live performing.
Showtime is presenting a Documentary on Rick James. James ruled the music charts in late 70’s and early 80’s with the hits ‘Superfreak’, ‘You and I’ and ‘Give it to me Baby’ . he revived the careers of Motown Legends Smokey Robinson and The Tempations. He discovered Teena Marie. The documentary is being put together by his Former Manager Kerry Gordy, the son of Berry Gordy. James died in 2004 at the age of 56. He led a hard life of sex,drugs and Funk. THE Documentary is taking a hard look at his life and his contribution to the music world.
Will Smith is ready to tell all in his new book ‘Will’ Smith has been working on this project for the past two years and he says it was a labor of love. The book is coming out November 9th and it will coincide with the release of his latest movie ‘King Richard’ the story of Richard Williams the father of Venus and Serena Williams. Smith is also working on a new variety show. An hour long program with celebrity guests music and comedy debuting on Netflix later this year.
Trevor Noah is coming to The Wells Fargo Center Saturday October 16th
The Atlantic City Comedy Festival is coming up at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Two nights of comedy. Saturday October 9th It’s Sommore, Lavell Crawford, DC Young Fly, Kountry Wayne and Karlous Miller. Sunday October 10th Mike Epps, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Arnez J and Desi Banks. Tickets are on sale now.
Diana Ross is back with her first album since 2006. Thank You from the 77 year old Ross is featuring all new material. The album is coming out in September , The first single Thank You is out now.
The life story of Marvin Gaye is coming to the big screen. In a 80 Million dollar deal Warner Brothers will be doing to project and Dr. Dre will be producing. In this exclusive deal They have the cooperation of the estate of Marvin Gaye which means they have the rights to the Music of Marvin Gaye. Marvin Gaye one of the greatest Soul Singers of our times and the first Black Singer to sign a million dollar Record. The life of Marvin Gaye was filed with great music but Gaye led a very troubled life, dominated by drug abuse. In 1984 he was 44 years old when he was gunned down by his father. The Big question now is who is going to play Marvin Gaye in this movie?
Check out some of the Stars getting a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2022.Michael B Jordan, DJ Khaled, The Black EYE Peas, The late Rapper Nipsey Hustle, Actress Regina King, Tessa Thompson, Holly Robinson Peete, Kenan Thompson,Tracee Ellis Ross, George Clinton,Singer Ashanti , Martha Reeves and Michael Strahan to name a few.
Basketball Superstar Scottie Pippen wants everyone to know that he was the real leader of the Chicago bulls with Michael Jordan. Pippendid not like how he was portrayed in the award winning Documentary ‘The Last Dance’ about the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan. He said he was more than just a sidekick to Michael Jordan. He says he got no respect from The Bulls management or the media. His new book Unguarded is coming out on November 21st.
Madea is back! In his new deal with ‘Netflix’ Tyler Perry is bringing the popular character back in a new movie ‘A Madea Homecoming’. The movie is coming to Netflix next year.
Actor Johnathan Majors will play the opponent of Adonis Creed in the movie Creed 3. Michael B Jordan is back as Adonis he is starring and directing Creed 3. Majors is best known for his roles in HBO’s Lovecraft Country, Da Five Bloods, The Last Black Man in San Francisco. Majors is a busy guy he’s also playing King The Conqueror in the marvel movie Antman and the wasps and he’s also appearing in the Netflix Western The Harder They Fall.
Tiffany Haddish has announced to produce and star in a movie based on Olympic Great Florence Grifffith Joyner. Joyner was the darling of the Olympics in track and Field. Her death at 38 years old in 1998 shocked the world. Haddish says she grew up idolizing Joyner and that it’s an honor to do this movie. Haddish is also doing a follow up to the best selling book The Last Black Unicorn. I hear she is being offered Millions to talk about her career in Hollywood.
The Four Tops musical is coming to Broadway. The Motown Group led by Levi Stubbs is known for their hits ‘Reach out ,I’ll be there’ and I can’t help Myself . Rehearsals are happening now.
Kelly Clarkson will be getting the coveted time left by Ellen Degeneres when she leaves her show next year.
Music Lovers listen up! To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and Philly International Records a 50th Anniversary Box Set of music has been released. This set of songs has all the hits including the first 8 songs released by Philly International records.
Another box set coming is one celebrating Singer Phyliss Hyman. Phyliss Hyman Old Friend is a 9 Disc career retrospective 1976-1998. It’s out now. Hyman died in 1995.
Billy Porter the Tony and Emmy Winner is opening up about his private life. The openly Gay star of the FX series Pose recently revealed his battle with HIV. Porter has living with HIV for the past 15 years and he says he kept quiet about because he felt ashamed.Porter is now opening up he has a NETFLIX documentary coming out this Fall and a book coming out in late December.
Actor Morris Chestnut will be starring in the new Lee Daniels Fox Drama ‘Our Kind of People’ the drama also starring YaYa DeCosta is about the Black upper class in Marthas Vineyard. The show will air on Tuesday nights on Fox. Chestnut will also wrap up his role as Dr. Barett Cain on the Fox Show ‘The Resident’ and he will be joining his fellow cast mates from the movie ‘The Best Man” in The Best Man The Final Chapters which is airing on The Peacock Streaming network (NBC) in September.
A new Mike Tyson documentary isstreaming on Hulu. It is excellent! Mike Tyson: The Knockout The Climb, The Crush, The Comeback is a 4 hour hour Docu series that’s takes a hard look at The Boxers life.
Where’s Ghost? Actor Omari Hardwick has moved on from the Power TV series . he has a new movie out withDave Bautista Army of the Dead. Army of the Dead is streaming on Netflix. t. The movie is about a bank heist featuring some unforgettable characters and Zombies. Hardwick is also teaming up with Halle Berry for the Netflix Sci Fi movie The Mothership.
The ABC Network has announced the Upcoming Fall Lineup. Shows not returning are Blackish and Mixish. Blackish will end next year during the midseason it’s 8th season.News show coming to ABC include ‘Abbott Elemtary’ starring Philadelphia Native Quinta Brunson. Brunson is the creator of the show set at a Philadelphia Public School. Abbott Elementary also stars Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris) and Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph. Another new show coming is Queens starring Phillys own Eve, Brandy and Naturi Naughton. The show focuses on a girl group that was big 20 years ago and they hit the road to rekindle their careers. Is the magic still there. The show debuts on ABC October 10th.
Rapper Lil Kim is ready to tell all. The Queen Bee is the name of the book and it comes out Nov. 2nd. Kim says she is going to reveal the real story of Kimberly Denise Jones. The hidden moments of her reign. She was the side chick to Biggie, the only female in Junior Mafia. In 1996 she released ‘Hardcore’ . In her nearly 30 year career she was a trailblazer with the colorful wigs.
Broadway has returned in New York Alladdin, September. The Michael Jackson Musical MJ in December. Hamilton, The Lion King, Wicked, Tina Turner and The Temptations Ain’t Too Proud to Beg are also returning this Fall.
Actress Janet Hubert the original Aunt Viv on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air has joined the cast of the TBS Show The Last OG. The Last OG stars Tracey Morgan as an ex con rebuilding his life after spending the last 15 years in Prison. The show is entering it’s 4th season. Tiffany Haddish will not be a part of season 4 because she only signed on for three seasons. Anna Marie Horsford (Amen) has also joined the cast and she and Hubert will play best friends. The new season kicks off Oct. 26
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