Watch President Obama endorse Joe Biden (Video)

Praising his former Vice-President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama endorsed his White House bid through a YouTube video message on Tuesday. The endorsement comes as Biden has all but locked up the Democratic presidential nomination after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) withdrew from the race last week. Sanders endorsed Biden on Monday. Obama noted Biden’s leadership on health care, climate … Continue reading “Watch President Obama endorse Joe Biden (Video)”

Viola Davis plays Michelle Obama in ‘First Ladies’

Sometimes a casting director just nails it. Showtime has ordered a full season for the scripted series First Ladies, featuring Viola Davis as Michelle Obama.  The anthology-style political drama will look at the personal stories of various first ladies from throughout US history; Season 1 will spotlight Obama, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Betty Ford. The series originated … Continue reading “Viola Davis plays Michelle Obama in ‘First Ladies’”

Lightfoot, Obama rep Chicago on ‘Essence Woke 100’

Well, well, apparently (not that Chicagoans didn’t know this already) new Mayor Lori Lightfoot is woke. Now, Essence has confirmed it as the publication, serving Black women, announced its the 3rd annual Woke 100 List. The compilation salutes and recognizes women of color challenging the status quo. Also representing the Windy City was First Lady, … Continue reading “Lightfoot, Obama rep Chicago on ‘Essence Woke 100’”

The Obama’s Netflix deal is great news for Netflix viewers

“President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix“ Twitter, 9:00 AM – 21 May 2018 According to the statement above, which was posted on Netflix’ Twitter account today, President and First Lady Obama will soon be in show business. Although the Tweet described the … Continue reading “The Obama’s Netflix deal is great news for Netflix viewers”

Actor Michael K. Williams remembered by his colleagues

Many were expecting Michael K. Williams to win a posthumous Emmy, however Emmy voting ended August 30, a week before Williams died of a possible drug overdose. The actor was heavily favored to win best drama supporting actor for HBO’s now canceled Lovecraft Country, but Tobias Menzies took “the crown” instead as Prince Philip on … Continue reading “Actor Michael K. Williams remembered by his colleagues”

Fran Drescher elected President of National SAG-AFTRA

From The Nanny to the President. Fran Drescher and Joely Fisher have been chosen by SAG-AFTRA’s national membership to fill the respective roles of president and secretary-treasurer, two of the union’s highest-ranking offices. Their two-year terms began immediately upon the certification of the ballot count today.  A total of 122,154 ballots were mailed. Of the … Continue reading “Fran Drescher elected President of National SAG-AFTRA”

72andSunny: Bolsters leadership team

72andSunny Los Angeles continues to build talent momentum with the promotion of Zach Hilder to Executive Creative Director and the hiring of Shane Chastang, Group Brand Director and Devin Baker, Creative Director.  “As we continue to build our team, we seek fearless leaders who embody creative excellence and empower those around them to reach for … Continue reading “72andSunny: Bolsters leadership team”

Miniac Films signs director Pip Cowley

Director Pip Cowley, whose short films have been heralded by Paper Magazine, Nowness and The Fader, has joined the directorial roster at Miniac Films. Her signing was announced by Miniac partners Stephen Roesler, Executive Producer, and John Christopher Pina, Director. Cowley’s most recent short, Undone, features actress and dancer Camren Bicondova in an emotional study … Continue reading “Miniac Films signs director Pip Cowley”

Daytime Emmys: Winners announced for 48th event

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) tonight announced the winners of the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards broadcast on the CBS Television Network and Paramount+. The presentation was hosted by Sheryl Underwood of the CBS Daytime Emmy Award-winning show The Talk. “Tonight, we honor the Daytime community for helping us find our way … Continue reading “Daytime Emmys: Winners announced for 48th event”

Daytime Emmys: Trebek, King receive nominations

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the television broadcast of the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards which will be presented on Friday, June 25 (8:00-10:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+. The late host of Jeopardy! is up for Outstanding Game Show Host alongside … Continue reading “Daytime Emmys: Trebek, King receive nominations”

A wrap? Producer Scott Rudin’s unhinged behavior

For the past few years the climate in Hollywood (among many other cities and industries) has been evolving from sexist and toxic work environments to more transparent, harmonious, and inclusive. After allegations against the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Joss Whedon have been coming to light we are now hearing more shocking allegations against others. … Continue reading “A wrap? Producer Scott Rudin’s unhinged behavior”

‘Nomadland’ takes top prize at Producers Guild Awards

As begin to place our bets on what will win at the Oscars, we now have two pretty safe wagers – Ma Rainey’s Chadwick Boseman for Best Actor and now, Nomadland for Best Picture. The Producers Guild of America Awards awarded Chloé Zhao’s opus with their top prize. The film rode past Emerald Fennell’s Promising … Continue reading “‘Nomadland’ takes top prize at Producers Guild Awards”

Stacey Dash is Black again!

Clueless actress turned conservative political commentator Stacey Dash said she has reconsidered her zealous support of former President Donald Trump, condemns the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol and is going to give President Joe Biden a chance. “Being a supporter of Trump has put me in some kind of box that I don’t … Continue reading “Stacey Dash is Black again!”

Will the next Superman be Black?

Well, why not? Hollywood Reporter writer Borys Kit is reporting that Warner Bros. is developing a new Superman movie with J.J. Abrams on board as producer via his Bad Robot label.  Black Panther comic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates is penning the script. “There is a new, powerful and moving Superman story yet to be told. We couldn’t be more … Continue reading “Will the next Superman be Black?”

Rush Limbaugh died and here’s why I’ll miss him…

Conservative media icon broadcaster, Rush Limbaugh, passed away today after losing his fight with brain cancer. He was 70-years-old. And while I realize there are those who will greatly miss the man who used his king of talk-radio perch to shape the politics of a new generation of the ultra right, as a biracial man … Continue reading “Rush Limbaugh died and here’s why I’ll miss him…”

Wondros welcomes Ondrea Barbe to diverse roster

Led by Senior Executive Producer Danielle Peretz, Wondros Collective has welcomed beauty & lifestyle Director/Photographer Ondrea Barbe. Ondrea joins the diverse Wondros Collective directorial roster, which includes filmmakers & storytellers Jesse Dylan, The Cronenweths, Lee Farber, Stephan Malik, Tamika Miller, Riess|Hill and Lacey Uhlemeyer. “Ondrea is a prolific beauty and lifestyle Director and Photographer who captures … Continue reading “Wondros welcomes Ondrea Barbe to diverse roster”

‘Fallout Lounge’ is comedy album disguised as podcast

It’s incredible what a failed online search can lead to. In the case of former DDB Chicago and Grey creative director Bob Merlotti, his failed online hunt for audio sketch comedy led to first, a dead-end, and now the very funny and original podcast, The Fallout Lounge. “Some of my favorite comedy sketches exist only … Continue reading “‘Fallout Lounge’ is comedy album disguised as podcast”

The world mourns the loss of iconic actress Cicely Tyson

Honorary Oscar winner Cicely Tyson passed away today at the age of 96. She was well known for her starring role in Sounder, which earned her an Academy Award nomination as well as her role in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, and her recurring role on How to Get Away with Murder which earned … Continue reading “The world mourns the loss of iconic actress Cicely Tyson”

Watch America celebrate inauguration of Joe Biden

America had much to celebrate last night, however, due to COVID-19, instead of the customary ball, this year we are celebrating the inauguration of our 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, with a star studded concert hosted by Tom Hanks, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington. The Boss, himself, Bruce Springsteen kicked off the … Continue reading “Watch America celebrate inauguration of Joe Biden”

Joseph R. Biden Jr. sworn in as 46th President of the U.S.

On a slightly snowy day in January, as has been done every four years since 1789, a President took the sacred oath of office. This time it was Joseph R. Biden Jr., who was sworn in Wednesday afternoon, becoming the 46th President of the United States. Kamala Harris was sworn in as the 49th Vice … Continue reading “Joseph R. Biden Jr. sworn in as 46th President of the U.S.”