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Cannes: Jennifer Hudson, Common, Milla Jovovich, Quvenzhane Wallis to Star in Action-Thriller ‘Breathe’

A quartet of names — including two Academy Award winners — have joined the upcoming action-thriller Breathe, with another currently circling the project. Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, Respect), Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil), Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Annie) and Oscar winner Common (Wanted, Suicide Squad) are set to star in the film, […]

Keke Palmer Escapes a Plantation and Discovers Freedom in ‘Alice’ Trailer

“Doing the right thing is never wrong,” Keke Palmer says in the first official trailer for her upcoming film Alice. The film, which marks Krystin Ver Linden’s directorial debut, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition Section. Palmer stars as Alice, an enslaved woman in 1800s Georgia who, after escaping her plantation, […]

‘Alice’: Film Review | Sundance 2022

Keke Palmer plays a woman who makes slave owners pay in Krystin Ver Linden's quasi-Blaxploitation debut.

Common Cast in Apple’s Star-Filled Sci-Fi Series ‘Wool’

Common has signed on to the increasingly impressive cast of Apple TV+’s sci-fi drama series Wool. Wool, based on Hugh Howey’s best-selling trilogy of novels, is set in a future dystopia where a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep, where they believe they’re protected from a toxic atmosphere. The John […]

Dave Chappelle Gets Standing Ovation Amid Netflix Special Controversy: “If This Is What Being Canceled Is, I Love It”

Amid a swirl of controversy around his new Netflix special, The Closer, Dave Chappelle took center stage Thursday night at a star-studded and sold-out show at L.A.’s iconic Hollywood Bowl. Though the superstar comedian did not repeat any of the jokes that have been loudly rejected by members of the LGBTQ community, GLAAD and the […]

Common, ‘Snowfall’ Creator Eric Amadio Team for Indie Boxing Drama

Common is set to star and produce The Faith of Long Beach, an indie boxing drama being made by Adonis Tountas and his Everlast Pictures banner. Eric Amadio, the creator of FX’s crime drama Snowfall, wrote the script and is also directing. According to the producers, the project centers on a soft-spoken street fighter raised […]

Best Buy Pledges $10M to Help Los Angeles Youth

Last summer, amid a global pandemic and racial justice protests sweeping the country, Best Buy CEO Corie Barry posted a letter that raised a question: What could Best Buy do? A few months later, the company answered it with a five-year plan to make meaningful impacts through actions “to better address underrepresentation, technology inequities and […]

’40 Years a Prisoner’: TV Review

Tommy Oliver's HBO documentary '40 Years a Prisoner' looks at the conflict between MOVE and the city of Philadelphia through one man's search for justice.

Justin Timberlake, John Legend Perform at Rock the Runoff to Raise Funds for Stacey Abrams Voting Org

In support of voting rights organization Fair Fight, Kerry Washington hosted a virtual Rock the Runoff concert on Thursday with performances from John Legend, Justin Timberlake and more.

‘The Informer’: Film Review

Joel Kinnaman plays a snitch forced to enter prison for a mission in Andrea Di Stefano's 'The Informer,' co-starring Rosamund Pike, Common, Clive Owen and Ana de Armas.

Social Action Campaign for ‘Just Mercy’ Evolves Into Criminal Justice Organization (Exclusive)

Launched as part of the release of the Michael B. Jordan-starring film 'Just Mercy' last year, Represent Justice has grown from an advocacy campaign to a fully fledged nonprofit working to reform the criminal justice system

Netflix’s ‘Bookmarks’ Aims to Amplify Black Voices “Through the Joy of Reading”

Teen activist Marley Dias talks to The Hollywood Reporter about hosting and executive producing the new Netflix series Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices, her #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign and her advice for the younger generation hoping to make change.