Billy Porter makes cut at virtual hair school by Barba

As the Covid-19 lockdown stretches on, individuals across the country are finding themselves in dire need of a haircut, and spouses, partners, parents and children are suddenly being enlisted as amateur barbers and stylists. You can only imagine the results.  To help provide some relief, upscale men’s grooming boutique, Barba, in partnership with their longstanding … Continue reading “Billy Porter makes cut at virtual hair school by Barba”

Porter delivers ‘State of the LGBTQ Union’ on Logo TV

“Last year, I told you that the state of our union is strong.” No, that is not an excerpt from President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. While the President was addressing a visibly divided Congress, Pose star Billy Porter was addressing a solidified LGBTQ nation on Logo TV with his … Continue reading “Porter delivers ‘State of the LGBTQ Union’ on Logo TV”

Jennifer Hudson, H.E.R, Wonder Years earn NAACP Image noms

The full list of nominees for the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” were announced earlier this week in a special virtual event on NAACP’s Instagram channel hosted by actress and musician Kyla Pratt, Black-ish actor Marcus Scribner and singer-songwriter Tinashe (@naacpimageawards).  The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special, which will be hosted by seven-time NAACP Image Awards Winner Anthony … Continue reading “Jennifer Hudson, H.E.R, Wonder Years earn NAACP Image noms”

A look at Amazon Studio’s Oscar hopefuls

Oscar buzz is humming through the Omicron infected air of Los Angeles and as more of the movie audience (including guild voters) stream movies at home in the pandemic era, a leader in streaming, Amazon Studios, is buzzing with Oscar hopefuls. Their top film, Being the Ricardo’s, has been an award season favorite thus far … Continue reading “A look at Amazon Studio’s Oscar hopefuls”

Power of the Dog, Succession win at cloaked Golden Globe Awards

It was like the HFPA wore Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak. After a year of controversy and scandals, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the winners of the 79th annual Golden Globe Awards via Twitter on Sunday night. No media or celebrities were in attendance. There was no red carpet. WandaVision was shut out. And there was no … Continue reading “Power of the Dog, Succession win at cloaked Golden Globe Awards”

SixTwentySix Productions signs director Jasper Soloff

A-based SixTwentySix Productions has signed internationally-recognized director Jasper Soloff. He joins the studio’s roster exclusively for music video representation in the US. Born and raised in NYC, Soloff is known for colorful, bright, and bold visuals queering the gaze through fashion, movement, and self-exploration.  Studying cinematography and fashion photography at Sarah Lawrence College and Central … Continue reading “SixTwentySix Productions signs director Jasper Soloff”

Lil Nas X gets intimate with Durex Condoms for Sexual Health Awareness Month

Seems like Lil Nas X is everywhere these days. Now, the artist is celebrating Sexual Health Month, by promoting safe sex habits to his millions of followers in his latest video That’s What I Want by the simple act of opening a Durex condom with his teeth in the video.  September is Sexual Health Awareness … Continue reading “Lil Nas X gets intimate with Durex Condoms for Sexual Health Awareness Month”

Emmy Predictions: Will ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ own the ceremony?

If you can believe this, it’s already been a year since the subdued, “The Pandemmys” aired. This Sunday, Cedric the Entertainer will host the 73rd Emmys ceremony before a live limited audience on CBS. The traditional Governors Ball will not be held this year (both due to Covid-19 precautions), but that doesn’t mean there won’t … Continue reading “Emmy Predictions: Will ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ own the ceremony?”

Ted Lasso tops Hollywood Critics Association with 4 wins

Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) topped the Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) TV Awards with four wins–earning Best Streaming Comedy distinction, Best Comedy Actor in a Streaming Series for Jason Sudeikis, Best Comedy Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series for Brett Goldstein, and Best Comedy Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series for Hannah Waddingham. Waddingham tied for the … Continue reading “Ted Lasso tops Hollywood Critics Association with 4 wins”

8th annual Gold Meets Golden Event goes virtual

The 8th annual “GOLD MEETS GOLDEN” event has gone virtual this year, with inspiring “Stay Gold” conversations between Hollywood’s most loved actors and athletes. While usually taking place during the Golden Globes, the pandemic pivoted LGBTQ organizers Charley C. Walters and Scott Orlin to create a more intimate video event surrounding the 2021 Olympics, raising … Continue reading “8th annual Gold Meets Golden Event goes virtual”

Emmy: Latinx nominees rise while Asians Struggle

In 2020, Alexis Bledel was the sole Latinx acting nominee. She is of Mexican, Argentinian heritage. Now, at least seven Latinx actors scored nominations for the 2021 Emmys yesterday. Mj Rodriguez landed an Outstanding Lead Actress nod for her work in Pose. She is also the first transgender woman to be nominated in the category. … Continue reading “Emmy: Latinx nominees rise while Asians Struggle”

Emmy: WandaVision, The Crown, Mandalorian

Nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards were announced today recognizing a wealth of innovative storytelling, exceptional new programs, and a robust and diverse group of talent nominees. The live virtual ceremony was hosted by father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) from Los Angeles and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting) from New York along with … Continue reading “Emmy: WandaVision, The Crown, Mandalorian”

Syn: Unites with Black Theatre to Stand for Change

International music agency Syn has joined forces with New York-based non-profit organization, Black Theater United (BTU) for select placement of their inspirational song Stand for Change. The aim of the placement is to secure licensing proceeds to support BTU’s mission to Unify, Advocate and Educate for racial equity and social justice.  Stand For Change was … Continue reading “Syn: Unites with Black Theatre to Stand for Change”

Complete list of winners from 72nd “PandEmmys”

Last night, in front of a mostly empty Staples Center, The Television Academy celebrated the 72nd Emmy Awards – or since we are in a pandemic “The PandEmmys” – recognizing excellence in primetime programming and individual achievement for the 2019-2020 television season. Unlike any broadcast preceding it, the virtual awards were hosted Jimmy Kimmel, featured … Continue reading “Complete list of winners from 72nd “PandEmmys””

‘Watchmen’ lead all Emmy noms with 26

Netflix dominated the 72nd Emmy nominee count on Tuesday with 160 nominations, setting a new record for the most nominations for a single network or streaming platform. HBO meanwhile, came in second with 107 nominees, down from last year’s 137, which were buoyed by Game of Thrones’ record 32 nods. The cable network had had … Continue reading “‘Watchmen’ lead all Emmy noms with 26”

Former Playmate Ashley Mattingly commits suicide

After appearing as Playboy ‘s Miss March in 2011, Playmate Ashley Mattingly led a troubled life riddled with substance abuse battles. Sadly, the model finally succumbed and took her life at the age of 33. According to TMZ, Mattingly was found unresponsive on Friday night after a friend called the Austin Police Department for a … Continue reading “Former Playmate Ashley Mattingly commits suicide”

From ‘Parasite’ to Pitt, the complete 2020 Oscar winners

Parasite, Bong Joon Ho’s (who also won Best Director) twisted tale that was at the top of Reel 360’s Best Films of 2019, won top honors last night at the 92nd Academy Awards, becoming the first Foreign Language film to win the newly named International Feature Film Category and Best Picture. It was the topper … Continue reading “From ‘Parasite’ to Pitt, the complete 2020 Oscar winners”

‘ESSENCE’ Black Women in Hollywood Awards re-cap

To kick off Oscar weekend, ESSENCE celebrated extraordinary Hollywood visionaries and culture shifters during its 13th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards, held Thursday, February 6, 2020 at theBeverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. This year’s theme, in honor of the brand’s 50th anniversary, was a celebration of women owning, expanding and transforming the art of storytelling. The invitation-only … Continue reading “‘ESSENCE’ Black Women in Hollywood Awards re-cap”

‘Essence’ House to launch during Oscar Week

ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women globally, has unveiled the honorees for its highly-esteemed 2020 Black Women in Hollywood Awards.  The highly coveted invitation-only Oscar-week event—spotlighting Hollywood’s most renowned and accomplished women at the forefront of the industry—will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Beverly Wilshire … Continue reading “‘Essence’ House to launch during Oscar Week”

James Corden is a “fat pussy” & other Ricky Gervais jokes

Last night, “Awards Season” kicked off in Beverly Hills with the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards. As is the case in recent years, the host was bigger news than the winners. Controversial host, Ricky Gervais, returned for a fifth and what he claims to be, “his last time,” as host of the ceremony. Standing before … Continue reading “James Corden is a “fat pussy” & other Ricky Gervais jokes”