What a year to remember. The 2013-2014 film season will undoubtedly go down as a highlight for black TV and film. Lupita Nyong’o won her Oscar as did Steve McQueen, as a producer for “12 Years a Slave,” and John Ridley for penning that movie’s screenplay.
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Anticipating the release of “12 Years a Slave,” producer Harvey Weinstein has attributed the successful year in black cinema to an “Obama Effect, ” an erasure of racial lines triggered by the nation’s first black president.
R&B superstar John Legend is riding high off the release of his fourth solo album, “Love In the Future,” but that doesn’t mean he’s afraid to push buttons with provocative remarks about the music industry.
AMC is adding a third night of original programming each week by announcing a Saturday premiere date for the Western “Hell on Wheels.” The third season of “Hell on Wheels” will premiere Saturday, Aug. 3, and will anchor Saturdays devoted to Westerns.
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Somebody better bring the bleep button into the shop for a tune-up: Samuel L. Jackson is hosting this year’s BET Awards. The “Snakes on a Plane”… More
The NBA is down to include Vinny Guadagnino in the NBA All-Star celebrity game. The “Jersey Shore” star is among the famous faces that will be included in the Feb. 24 celebrity game at the NBA All-Star Jam Session.
Current TV recruited rapper turned actor Common for a new promotion highlighting the burgeoning network’s primetime lineup.
AMC will officially renew western drama, “Hell on Wheels” for a second season, according to a story by The Hollywood Reporter, marking the fifth of the channel’s six original scripted… More
By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – For one night only, MTV2 is bringing back “Yo! MTV Raps!,” the show that turned on a generation of MTV viewers to a… More
By MESFIN FEKADU NEW YORK — The history of slavery in America is a history of resistance, rebellion. Yet, movies and TV do not always showcase those themes. That’s one… More