The endearing yet occasionally controversial Raven-Symone has been let go by ABC’s ‘The View’
Stevie Wonder Surprises Presidential Nominee With ‘Happy Birthday’ Performance
With the last lap of the US Presidential campaign well underway, Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton is leaving no stone unturned.
Making a direct beeline for the Urban millennial audience, the White House favorite returned to The Breakfast Club to chop it up with Charlamagne, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee.
Though fun-filled, the chat saw the former First Lady continue to drill home her proposed policies.
She also slammed rival Donald Trump, praised Beyonce, and received a surprise ‘Happy Birthday’ performance from Stevie Wonder.
All the action after the jump…
As proponents of diversity within media call on creatives to celebrate all shades of blackness when casting actors of colour, the actress Zendaya continues to garner attention for her next movie role.
Why? She is the first woman of colour to take on the role of Ms. Mary Jane Watson in a big screen adaptation of the ‘Spiderman’ story.
How Marvel’s creator, Stan Lee, feels about it?
Find out below…
Tyler Perry‘s movie-making empire has scored another major win.
Good news below…
Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature carved out to take our readers on an exciting and informative journey to the past.
Today, after fans of the singer Michel’le tuned in in their millions to learn of the abuse she is said to have suffered at the hands of Dr. Dre via her Lifetime biopic, we return to 1993 to shed fresh light on ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It? (The Tina Turner Story).’
In it, viewers are taken beyond and behind the velvet rope to witness the life Tina Turner lived away from the spotlight.
A life, unbeknownst to the world at the time, was filled to the brim with cruel and sadistic abuse dished out to her by her husband Ike Turner.
Directed by Brian Gibson the movie saw Angela Bassett portray Turner and Lawrence Fishbourne take on Ike who pulled from the singer’s book ‘I, Tina’ to tell her story.
In the United States, the release earned over $40 million at the box office and additional $20 million from movie rental services as it generated £10 million in the United Kingdom despite coming under criticism for fabricating incidents that did not actually occur in real life.
One of these was the now infamous “Eat the Cake Anna Mae” scene in which the abusive Ike forces Tina’s face into a cake.
In reality, according to the star’s book, he forced her to eat the cake (sans slamming her face into it) after it was served to her by a waitress despite the fact that she did not order it.
Ready to take that journey to the past?
‘What’s Love’ waits below…
In the United Kingdom Black History Month takes place in October.
So, keen to offer its viewers insight into the lives and achievements of black people born and bred in Britain the British Broadcasting Company created ‘Black & British.’
Kicking off in November, the series will shed fresh light on the U.K’s layered and complex ties to the black community, celebrate the groundbreaking efforts of Naomi Campbell and detail just how valuable to the community has been to the nation.
Watch its trailer below…
Next Thursday’s New Instalment Looks Lit!
Smash hit series ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ is back for a titillating third season.
The legal drama, which stars Emmy winner Viola Davis, follows a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defence professor. Last season brought with it a countless list of twists and the newest instalment promises a whole lot more.
It all makes for a riveting watch. And like millions, we’re already hooked!
Peep the preview of episode 6 of season 3 – titled Is Someone Really Dead? below… (more…)
TV One continues to make small but major moves with its original content.
After reviving the careers of several members of its ‘Hollywood’ & ‘R&B’ Divas family, the platform seeks to up the ante on a scripted front with the creation of ‘Media.’
In it, Brian White plays a prosecutor forced to enter the treacherous world of media when a family tragedy forces him to take over Jones Universal Media Properties.
It isn’t long before he is forced to deal with the secrets which threaten to destroy the business from within.
Press play to watch its trailer below…
‘Black Panther’ Actor Grows His Empire
The ‘B’ in actor Michael B. Jordan’s name will now affectionately be deemed ‘booked.’
For the past three years, the 29-year-old actor has become the Hollywood ‘it boy,’ starring in ‘Fruitvale Station’, ‘Fantastic Four,’ and ‘Creed.’ However, after nabbing a role in Marvel’s highly-anticipated ‘Black Panther’ film, Jordan has been flying under the radar in preparation for his villainous role.
Though reclusive from the spotlight, he’s been making some substantial noise behind the scenes; waves that’ll be quite pleasing for fans of the small screen.
See what we mean below…