Police-shooting drama brings young actress into spotlight

Entertainment 04/25/19, 14:52

Whatever the challenges, Royale said she felt compelled to be part of "The Red Line," which details the devastating effect an African-American doctor's killing has on his husband, played by Noah Wyle of "ER" and "The Librarians" fame, their adopted daughter Jira (Royale) and the white officer (Noel Fisher) responsible.The ...

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shares 17 ‘essentials’ with TCM

Entertainment 04/25/19, 08:02

Ava DuVernay is bringing 17 of her favorite classic films to Turner Classic Movies' "The Essentials" series.The "Selma" and "Wrinkle in Time" director has selected a wide swath of films from around the world including well-known classics like "West Side Story" and "Gandhi" and to lesser-known films like "Losing Ground" ...

Diane von Furstenberg fetes female Oscar nominees

Entertainment 02/22/19, 14:17

Diane von Furstenberg, Laura Dern, Ava DuVernay and film academy CEO Dawn Hudson took a break from Oscars madness to gather for a relaxed lunch at von Furstenberg's Beverly Hills home Thursday to celebrate this year's class of female Academy Award nominees.Attendees included the likes of best actress nominees Melissa ...

Emotional ceremony honors Hall, Stenberg, Layne and Lewis

Entertainment 02/21/19, 21:25

Amandla Stenberg brought the audience to their feet as she talked of being protected by ancestors. Kiki Layne evoked tears as she talked about having the comfort of black women during an exciting but "terrifying" time. Regina Hall kept people in stitches as she cracked jokes and celebrated her longevity in Hollywood. Jenifer ...

Prada announces diversity council after blackface outrage

Europe 02/14/19, 16:52

Italian brand Prada said it is forming a diversity council to "elevate voices of color within the company and fashion industry at large," a move that follows accusations of racism in the luxury fashion world.Two Americans, artist Theaster Gates and film director Ava DuVernay, will chair the council, Prada said ...

‘VH1 Trailblazer Honors’ celebrates director Ava DuVernay

Entertainment 01/28/19, 08:09

VH1 Trailblazer Honors" will pay tribute to Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay to kick off Women's History Month.The 46-year-old's screenwriter includes the films "Selma," ''13TH" and "A Wrinkle In Time." The 2018 fantasy movie made her the highest-grossing female black director in domestic box office history.DuVernay is a member of ...

NAACP Image Awards to televise live from Dolby Theatre

Entertainment 01/04/19, 00:54

The NAACP Image Awards will be televised live for the first time from the Dolby Theatre.NAACP and TV One officials announced Thursday that the 50th awards ceremony will be televised on the cable network at the venue in Hollywood, California, on March 30. The event will spotlight the contributions of ...

DuVernay, Witherspoon and others join for Time’s Up auction

Entertainment 12/10/18, 14:18

Ava DuVernay, Reese Witherspoon, Geena Davis and Kerry Washington are among the Hollywood figures teaming up to mark the one-year anniversary of Time's Up with a celebrity auction to benefit the group's legal fund.The Time's Up campaign kicked off at the Golden Globes in January. To date, the legal fund ...

Ava DuVernay to make Prince documentary for Netflix

Entertainment 10/30/18, 10:49

Ava DuVernay is making a multipart documentary on Prince for Netflix with the support of the late musician's estate. The director on Tuesday confirmed Twitter reports late Monday that she's working on the film. The documentary will be made with extensive use of Prince's archives and will span the artist's entire ...

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