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Second Cosby lawyer quits as November retrial looms

Second Cosby lawyer quits as November retrial looms

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PHILADELPHIA – A second member of Bill Cosby’s defense team bailed on his sexual assault case Tuesday, prompting the 80-year-old entertainer to ask a Montgomery County judge for more time to find new attorneys. In court papers, Angela Agrusa — a Los Angeles-based entertainment lawyer who sat by Cosby’s side during his […]

‘Black-ish’ to celebrate Juneteenth

‘Black-ish’ to celebrate Juneteenth

BY GREG BRAXTON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS ABC’s “black-ish,” the acclaimed family comedy about an upper-middle class African-American family living in a predominantly White neighborhood, has taken on more than its share of provocative topics, including a debate over the “N-word,” police brutality and President Donald Trump. The fourth season premiere, which will air Tuesday, Oct. […]

Pantone releases purple hue in honor of Prince

Pantone releases purple hue in honor of Prince

EURWEB The Pantone Color Institute, a firm that helps companies make the most informed decisions about color for their brands or products, has announced the creation of a specific hue of purple in honor of Prince. The custom color, represented by Prince’s “Love Symbol #2”, was inspired by his custom-made Yamaha purple piano, which was […]

Will Packer’s ‘Black America’

Will Packer’s ‘Black America’

The FAMU graduate and Hollywood producer has found success with mostly Black casts. One of his new projects is an Amazon alternate history drama. BY RYAN FAUGHNDER LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS In the run-up to his latest movie “Girls Trip,” producer Will Packer didn’t rely on massive billboard campaigns in Los Angeles and New York. Instead, […]

No Black hope in ‘Detroit’

No Black hope in ‘Detroit’

BY DWIGHT BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE FILM CRITIC “Detroit” tells a story of racial injustice and police brutality, based on fact, which is easy enough to believe and has parallels with today’s problems with police criminality and impunity. But since this important subject is not new, what is the point of the film? What are we […]

R. Kelly cancels tour dates amid sex cult allegations

R. Kelly cancels tour dates amid sex cult allegations

EURWEB.COM R. Kelly has scrapped several dates on his U.S. tour following allegations that he’s holding a number of young women in a sex cult – a claim he denies. Three concerts are confirmed cancellations, and at least one other show is in doubt, according to Billboard. Ticketmaster’s website reveals the singer’s upcoming After Party […]

Cannon to host ‘Lip Sync Battle Shorties’ on Nickelodeon

Cannon to host ‘Lip Sync Battle Shorties’ on Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon has announced that Nick Cannon will host “Lip Sync Battle Shorties,’’ a spinoff Spike’s Emmy-nominated show, “Lip Sync Battle.’’ Joining him to provide commentary on each performance is breakout star and social media sensation JoJo Siwa, who will serve as Cannon’s sidekick. The 10-episode series, which features real-life kids lip-syncing pop songs in celebration […]

‘Girls Trip’ director celebrates ‘Black girl magic’

‘Girls Trip’ director celebrates ‘Black girl magic’

BY TRE’VELL ANDERSON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS When Malcolm D. Lee was a youngster, he didn’t know if being a filmmaker was possible. At that point, no one in his family was in the business and what constituted “film” to him were massive feats like “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” and “Star Wars” […]

Central Florida’s Streeter frames struggles in album

Central Florida’s Streeter frames struggles in album

BY GERRICK D. KENNEDY LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Sevyn Streeter felt defeated. She was nearly 15 years into a career that included stints in two (albeit short-lived) singing groups and writing credits for Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, Tamar Braxton, Fantasia Barrino and Chris Brown. She had the backing of a major […]

Jenkins to adapt Baldwin book for big screen

Jenkins to adapt Baldwin book for big screen

EURWEB.COM Barry Jenkins has chosen his follow up to “Moonlight.’’ The director is set to direct an adaptation of the James Baldwin novel “If Beale Street Could Talk” for Annapurna Pictures, reports Variety. Based on the Baldwin novel, the story follows Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her […]

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