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TONIGHT: Shadow & Act Livecast Season 2, Episode 3

If you’ve been missing our live podcast shows, you get a chance to redeem yourself tonight (Wednesday, April 20th) from 8PM to 9PM EST! Join me and the rest of the S&A crew–Sergio, Monique and Stephanie–as we discuss some of the hottest topics concerning black cinema. Tonight’s topics on the list: The Help. Are we […]

Eriq La Salle Joins Cast Of HBO Comedy “How To Make It In America”

Director/actor Eriq La Salle has landed a reoccurring role on the HBO comedy series How To Make It In America. The show follows to enterprising twenty-somethings, Ben (Bryan Greenberg) and Cam (Victor Rasuk) as they hustle their way through New York City determined to achieve their version of the American dream by making a name […]

Watch Short Film “Alisha”

Here’s an award-winning short film titled Alisha by student filmmaker Daniel Citron. The story deals with a teenage girl struggling with her body image and her strained relationship with her father. Alisha from Daniel Citron on Vimeo.

Percy “Master P” Miller and BBTV (Milk Carton Alert)

Three years ago, the internet was all abuzz about the new television network Percy “Master P” Miller was embarking on. Better Black Television was going to exemplify a new and improved standard for an under-served market. It was going to be a general entertainment channel running a wide range of scripted, unscripted and news programming […]

Comedian Kevin Hart Cast In Steve Harvey’s “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man”

Well ladies and gentlemen, we’ve already informed you HERE of the upcoming film Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man based on Steve Harvey‘s best selling book being produced by Rainforest Films (Takers, Obsessed and Stomp The Yard). This morning on Steve’s radio show, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, producer Will Packer revealed his […]

Watch Behind-The-Scenes Clip Of P-Diddy On “Hawaii Five-0″

I haven’t had a chance to watch the new Hawaii Five-0 starring Scott Cann, Daniel Dae Kim and Alex O’Loughlin but for those who do, you get a treat tonight. Rapper/actor/fashion mogul Sean “P Diddy” Combs makes a guest appearance on the action-packed series tonight. Diddy plays a New York police detective named Reggie Williams […]

Watch Clip For Football Documentary “Late Rounders”

Here’s a clip for Late Rounders, another documentary selection screening at this year’s Atlanta Film Festival (April 28-May 7). Directed by Evan Marshall, the film shows a glimpse of the NFL draft process. Synopsis: In a recent study, 35% of Americans named football as their favorite sport. A distant second was baseball, with 16% of […]

Today’s Birthdays 4/17/11

Actress Kimberly Elise welcomes 44. Born in Minneapolis, her boasting rights include appearances in Set It Off, In The House, Beloved, Bojangles, Bait, John Q, Girlfriends, Woman Thou Art Loosed, Diary Of A Mad Black Woman, The Great Debaters, Grey’s Anatomy and For Colored Girls. Actress Lela Rochon turns 47 today. A native of California, […]

Today’s Birthdays 4/16/11

Actor and comedian Martin Lawrence welcomes 46 today. He’s appeared in a number of blockbuster films including Do The Right Thing, House Party 2, Bad Boys, Boomerang, Big Momma’s House, Wild Hogs and Blue Streak. His popular comedic television show Martin lasted five seasons. Also, he starred in as well as directed A Thin Line […]

Watch Trailer For “Tunahaki”

Screening at this year’s Newport Beach Film Festival in California, Tunahaki is a documentary film showcasing nine orphans who use their dance and acrobatic skills to change their lives. The film is directed by Mason Bendewald. Synopsis: Tunahaki is the extraordinary story of nine gifted orphans and their journey from Africa to America and back. […]

Watch Seattle Soul Music Documentary “Wheedle’s Groove”

Wheedle’s Groove is a documentary, directed by Jennifer Mass, detailing the once vibrant 60′s and 70′s soul music scene of Seattle. The film includes commentary by Seattle notable music figures like Quincy Jones, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Mark Arm (Mudhoney), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden), Kim Warnick (The Fastbacks) and Kenny G and […]

Why Isn’t Jennifer Hudson Being Offered More Roles?

I have to admit, since Jennifer Hudson has lost weight I’ve been silently waiting for her to announce some NEW acting gigs in the making. After all, she’s not just thin…she’s “Hollywood white girl” thin meaning a size 4 or under. Like it or not, mainstream studio films are not big girl friendly. Of course, […]

Watch Clip Of Mike Tyson Explaining Why He Was Crazy (Diversions)

Here’s a clip of Mike Tyson explaining his past craziness. He’s the gift that keeps on giving! Watch the latest video at

Mike Tyson Will Appear On Fox Comedy “Breaking In”

Since his successful appearance in the summer blockbuster The Hangover, Mike Tyson has been bitten by the acting bug. The 44 year old former boxing champion has just signed on to make a guest appearance on the Fox comedy show Breaking In. He’ll be playing himself. According to…Tyson plays a new client of Contra […]

Watch Trailer For “Everyday Sunshine: The Story Of Fishbone”

Still on the festival circuit, Everyday Sushine: The Story of Fishbone makes a pit stop at the Atlanta Film Festival this month. The documentary, directed by Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler, covers the rise and fall of the popular musical group Fishbone, an 80′s underground group known for their ska-punk-funk sound. The film delves into […]

Who Says Kids Don’t Like The Dark Side? (LOL)

Okay…this is too funny to pass up. Apparently, not all children fear the dark side!

Preview Atlanta Film Festival Selections And Watch “Snow On Tha Bluff” Trailer

Well, it’s that time of year where an onslaught of nationwide film festivals take place. The Atlanta Film Festival will kick things off April 28-May 7 with a strong and diverse selection of films. Here are a few films screening at the festival that we’ve highlighted on this site: An African Nation African United Bouncing […]

Today’s Birthdays 4/12/11

Actress Suzzanne Douglas welcomes 54 today. Some of her more memorable roles were in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Jason’s Lyric, I’ll Fly Away tv series, The Parent ‘Hood, Sounder tv movie, Tap and The School Of Rock. She’s recently appeared on Are We There Yet? and The Good Wife. Douglas, a native of […]

Today’s Birthdays 4/11/11

Director and actor Carl Franklin will be 62 today. As an actor, he’s appeared in Five On The Black Hand Side, Good Times, The Fantastic Journey tv series, Lou Grant, The A-Team, Hill Street Blues, Steel Magnolias and more. His directing creations include One False Move, Devil In A Blue Dress, One True Thing and […]

Watch Trailer Featuring African American Family In “Road To Las Vegas” Documentary

Here’s a look at Road To Vegas, a documentary chronicling an African American family of seven who head to Las Vegas in an effort to prosper and find a better home. Filmed over four years, the Jasson Massot directed project captures Vanessa and Maurice Melton as their journey goes from moments of struggle and grief […]

Watch Trailer For Spoken Word Documentary “To Be Heard”

Making its way on the festival circuit before it debuts on PBS this fall, To Be Heard is a spoken word documentary following the lives of three teenagers. Directed by Edwin Martinez, Amy Sultan and Deborah Schaffer, the film will screen at the Full Frame Documentary Festival in Durham, North Carolina this Saturday. Synopsis: To […]

Watch “PUSH: Madison versus Madison” Doc Trailer

Here’s another film screening at the Independent Film Festival Boston this month. PUSH: Madison versus Madison is a documentary directed by Rudy Hypolite. Synopsis: Madison Park Vocational, Roxbury, Massachusetts. A dysfunctional but talented high school hoops team tries to hold itself together. Graced with a handful of sharp shooters and savvy ball-handlers, they also struggle, […]

Today’s Birthdays 4/09/11

A big Happy Birthday goes out to Keshia Knight Pulliam. The former Cosby Show actress turns 32 today. A graduate of Spelman College, she currently has a re-occurring role on House Of Payne. Her film and tv credits include Beauty Shop, The Gospel, Psych, Madea Goes To Jail and Polly. Her role as Miranda, on […]

Watch Nzingha Stewart’s Short Film “South Central”

Here’s a short film by Nzingha Stewart titled South Central. It stars JD Williams, Tasha Smith, Emayatzy Corineald and Christian Littlejohn. In case you didn’t know, Nzingha is known for her highly impressive music videos and commercials. “Soul Sista” by Bilal, “The Light” by Common and “Golden Boy” by Res are some personal favorites. Not […]

Watch Beastie Boys “Fight For Your Right – Revisited” Trailer

Here’s the trailer for the Beastie Boys short film Fight For Your Right – Revisited which, as we told you back in January, premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Adam Yauch, the film follows the rap legends after their classic 80′s music video Fight For Your Right. The stellar acting ensemble for […]