Notable reaction to the death of filmmaker John Singleton

Entertainment 04/29/19, 17:07

Notable reaction to the death of "Boyz N the Hood" filmmaker John Singleton:"With His Passion, His Heart, The Way He Talked About His Love For Cinema And Black Folks I Could See John Would Make It Happen. And He Did. From Day One." — Spike Lee, via Instagram."So sad to ...

Filmmaker David Lynch teaching a class on creativity

Entertainment 03/19/19, 06:02

According to filmmaker David Lynch, all it takes are 70 ideas to make a feature film.The visionary mind behind "Blue Velvet," ''Mulholland Drive" and "Twin Peaks" is imparting this and other wisdom, like never giving up final cut, in a new MasterClass on creativity and filmmaking that's available now for ...

Neo-Nazi group’s leader is black man who vows to dissolve it

U.S. 02/28/19, 18:23

One of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it. Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern wants to use his new position as director and president of the National Socialist Movement to undermine the Detroit-based group's ...

Oscar winners and losers party with champagne and statuettes

Entertainment 02/25/19, 07:06

Stars loosened their ties, kicked off their heels and showed off their statuettes at Oscar night's epic Vanity Fair party.The annual affair held Sunday night into Monday morning lets celebrities revel in the end of a long awards season. Winners and losers alike gorge on burgers, down champagne and groove ...

Top Oscar moments: Buoyant Spike Lee, daffy Olivia Colman

Entertainment 02/25/19, 03:16

Spike Lee bounding into the arms of Samuel L. Jackson, and trading shout-outs to Brooklyn (and hats!) with Barbra Streisand. A weeping Lady Gaga in her elegant up-do, extolling the virtues of hard work. A stunned Olivia Colman and her delightfully daft acceptance speech. Historic breakthroughs for winners of color, ...

In an upset, ‘Green Book’ wins best picture at Oscars

Entertainment 02/25/19, 00:45

The segregation-era road-trip drama "Green Book" was crowned best picture at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, handing Hollywood's top award to a film seen as a feel-good throwback by some and ridiculed as an outdated inversion of "Driving Miss Daisy" by others. In a year where Hollywood could have made ...

‘Black Panther’ makes Oscar history twice for diversity

Entertainment 02/24/19, 23:27

Black Panther" went back-to-back into the Oscar history books on Sunday evening.Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler became the first African-Americans to win in their respective categories. Carter was first up as she took home an Academy Award for costume design, then Beachler followed her with a win in production ...

The final list of winners at the 91st Academy Awards

Entertainment 02/24/19, 23:15

The final list of the winners at the 91st Academy Awards: Best picture: "Green Book" Best actress: Olivia Colman, "The Favourite" Mahershala Ali recibe el Oscar al mejor actor de reparto por "Green Book" en los Oscar el domingo 24 de febrero de 2019 en el Teatro Dolby de Los Angeles. (Foto Chris ...

Spike Lee wins first competitive Oscar for KKK movie

Entertainment 02/24/19, 22:59

Spike Lee's first-ever competitive Oscar award turned a mostly staid ceremony into a joyful, passionate, and briefly profane one.Lee, who captured the best adapted screenplay trophy for "BlacKkKlansman," jumped into the arms of presenter, longtime collaborator and friend Samuel L. Jackson when he took the stage Sunday to accept his ...

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 ...

No. 1 Duke, Zion figuring out what’s next after knee injury

Basketball 02/21/19, 03:17

Duke might have to figure out what the Zion Show will look like without its namesake.And Zion Williamson could have some things of his own to consider, too.All because of a freak injury to arguably the most exciting player in college basketball in the opening minute of the sport's fiercest ...

With Zion injured, No. 8 UNC routs No. 1 Duke 88-72

Basketball 02/20/19, 23:22

Luke Maye took full advantage of a freak injury to freshman sensation Zion Williamson, finishing with 30 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 8 North Carolina past No. 1 Duke 88-72 on Wednesday night.A star-studded crowd that included former President Barack Obama, Spike Lee and Hall of Fame outfielder ...

‘Black Panther’ designer Ruth Carter on her start, Spike Lee

Entertainment 02/19/19, 01:36

It's a big week for Ruth E. Carter, who on Sunday could become the first African-American to win an Academy Award for costume design through her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in "Black Panther." But before that show, Carter will receive a career achievement award Tuesday at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild ...

‘Black Panther’ costume designer blazes trail to inspire

Entertainment 02/17/19, 09:00

Black Panther" costume designer Ruth E. Carter says she wants her Oscar recognition to create more opportunities for African-Americans and women of color who desire to follow her footsteps.If Carter wins an Oscar for best costume design on Feb. 24, she would become the first African-American to win in the ...

10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

Entertainment 02/14/19, 16:35

Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy?This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard ...

Spielberg, Gaga, sign get-well card for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Entertainment 02/14/19, 14:52

Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga, Spike Lee and Glenn Close have a message for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Get well soon.They and three dozen Hollywood A-listers, from Bradley Cooper to Quincy Jones, have signed a card that's being overnighted to Ginsburg on Thursday. The 85-year-old Ginsburg has missed a ...

Director Spike Lee boycotts Gucci, Prada over blackface

Entertainment 02/08/19, 11:53

Director Spike Lee says he will no longer wear Gucci or Prada until the brands hire some black designers, following a pair of blackface fashion fails.Lee said on Instagram Friday that "It's Obvious To Da Peoples That They Don't Have A Clue When It Comes To Racist, Blackface Hateful Imagery. ...

Alfonso Cuaron wins Directors Guild award for ‘Roma’

Entertainment 02/03/19, 11:12

Roma" director Alfonso Cuaron has won the top honor from the Directors Guild of America and solidified his spot as the Oscar front-runner.Cuaron won out over Spike Lee for "BlacKkKlansman," Bradley Cooper for "A Star Is Born," Peter Farrelly for "Green Book" and Adam McKay for "Vice" at the 71st ...

Cuaron, Dafoe, Spike Lee react to their Oscar nominations

Entertainment 01/22/19, 13:59

Reaction from selected nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards, announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills, California:___— "Cinema needs the opportunity to be diverse. What mainstream cinema and the theatrical experience has lacked in general is diversity. And I'm talking about diversity in terms of stories and characters and ways of ...

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