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Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 89

The actress earned the admiration of Martin Luther King Jr. by playing a Black authority figure, rare on 1960s television.

Sammy Davis Jr. Drama Starring Elijah Kelley From Lee Daniels Lands at Hulu

Hulu is teaming with Lee Daniels to tell the story of Sammy Davis Jr. The Disney-backed streamer has picked up an eight-episode limited series exploring the life of the entertainer and told through the lens of his racial identity and relationship with the Black community. Elijah Kelley, who has collaborated twice already with Daniels, will […]

Johnny Brown, Comedian, Singer and ‘Good Times’ Actor, Dies at 84

Johnny Brown, the easygoing actor, comedian and singer best known for portraying the housing project superintendent Nathan Bookman on Good Times, has died. He was 84. Brown died Wednesday, his daughter, actress Sharon Catherine Brown, announced on Instagram. “Our family is devastated. Devastated. Devastated. Beyond heartbroken. Barely able to breathe,” she wrote. View this post on Instagram […]

MGM, Lena Waithe Team on Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic

A new Sammy Davis Jr. biopic is in the works at MGM and Lena Waithe's Hillman Grad banner.

Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic Taps ‘Luke Cage’ Writer Charles Murray

Paramount has tapped Charles Murray to pen the studio's biopic of famed performer Sammy Davis Jr.

‘Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me’: Film Review | TIFF 2017

Director Sam Pollard dives into the 60 years of show business career of the iconic entertainer in 'Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me.'

Oscars: 5 Ways to Depolarize the Broadcast

A politically charged environment filled with controversy over 'American Sniper' and charges of Academy racism over the 'Selma' snubs means only one thing: A makeover must happen — fast — for the show on Feb. 22, Hollywood's biggest night to market itself to the world.

Bill Cosby’s Lawyer Threatens New York Daily News Over “Defamatory” Rape Story

Marty Singer sent the newspaper a lengthy letter bashing its publication of claims made by Sammy Davis Jr.'s ex-girlfriend

Sammy Davis Jr.’s Ex-Girlfriend Claims Bill Cosby Raped Her

Katherine McKee told her story to the New York Daily News

Walt Disney’s Palm Springs Party Pad on the Market for $535,000 (Exclusive)

The home with sweeping Coachella Valley views comes with plenty of Rat Pack history.

Billy Crystal’s Oscar Blackface: Sammy Davis, Jr.’s Daughter ‘100 Percent Certain My Father Is Smiling’ (Exclusive)

Tracey Davis, daughter of the late Rat Packer, also tells THR that her dad "would have dug hanging out with Justin Bieber."

Billy Crystal’s Oscar-Night Sammy Davis Jr. Impersonation Draws “Blackface” Criticisms

Oscar host Billy Crystal drew criticism after revisiting an even older bit in which he impersonates Sammy Davis Jr., prompting claims that his “blackface” performance was offensive and racist.