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Cannes: Inside Chopard’s Starry Dinner With Natalie Portman, Honorees Naomi Ackie and Daryl McCormack

“It’s a family dinner.” So said Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux close to 11 p.m. while standing on a well-list stage inside a starry Chopard dinner at Carlton Beach on Friday. It definitely had that feel — like a glamorous, diamond-drenched family reunion with a menu by two Michelin-starred chef Bruno Oger and performance […]

Naomi Ackie on Surprise (“But Lovely”) BAFTA Nomination, Not Sitting Still Since ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’: “I’m Addicted to the Output”

Naomi Ackie wasn’t the only person slightly surprised when she was named among the nominees for the 2023 BAFTA Rising Star award, the British Academy’s annual honor for up-and-coming on-screen film talent.  As the Londoner explains, she’s been “working professionally” since she was 20. She’s now 31. She already won a very similar award almost […]

‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ Star Naomi Ackie Joins Laura Dern, Benedict Cumberbatch in Justin Kurzel Sci-Fi ‘Morning’ (Exclusive)

Fresh from her critically acclaimed lead performance in Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody and having filmed major roles in Bong Joon Ho’s much-anticipated Mickey 7 and Zoe Kravitz’s directorial debut, Pussy Island, last year, Naomi Ackie has landed another starry feature. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the British actress — also a 2023 […]

‘Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ Review: Naomi Ackie Shines in Kasi Lemmons’ Lovingly Made Biopic

One of the all-time greatest female pop artists gets a bittersweet salute in this account of her triumphant three-decade career and the forces that dragged her down.

Naomi Ackie, ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’ Cast On “Big Challenge” of Balancing Whitney Houston’s Highs and Lows in New Biopic

A decade after her death, Whitney Houston’s life and legacy has made it to the big screen thanks to the Kasi Lemmons-directed biopic Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody, starring Naomi Ackie as the iconic performer. While attending the premiere at AMC Lincoln Square in New York City on Tuesday, the film’s cast and […]

Netflix’s ‘Master of None’ Season 3: TV Review

Lena Waithe stars — and Aziz Ansari cameos — in the third season of the romantic dramedy, which returns after a four-year break.