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At American Black Film Festival, director Tim Story, Anthony Anderson and more reflect on the loss of John Singleton

(MIAMI) -- The American Black Film Festival was in full swing in Miami Thursday on its second day, with hundreds of black creatives, filmmakers and celebrities flocking to various events, screenings, panels and parties. However, many directors and talent agree, this year was noticeably different with the passing of critically-acclaimed director John…... Read More

Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty in alleged bar groping incident

(NEW YORK) -- Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. pleaded not guilty Thursday to one misdemeanor count each of forcible touching and sexual abuse in the third degree. The plea came in a New York City court after the 51-year-old Oscar winner surrendered to police earlier in the day at the NYPD's…... Read More

'Men in Black: International' and 'Shaft' top this week's new movies

(NEW YORK) -- Opening nationwide Friday: * Men in Black: International -- Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson reunite for the fourth movie in the Men in Black franchise, which launched in 1997 starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. This time out, our new agents…... Read More

Regina Hall lays down her ground rules for 'Girls Trip 2'

(MIAMI) -- Regina Hall stars in Shaft which opens Friday, but she’s already thinking about Girls Trip 2 -- and what she will or won't wear in the sequel. After Jada Pinkett Smith suggested that Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil would be an ideal location for Girls Trip 2,…... Read More

Megan Hilty has a built-in "mini test audience" for new Disney Junior show, 'T.O.T.S.'

(NEW YORK) -- When Broadway star Megan Hilty got the opportunity to be a part of Disney Junior’s new animated show, T.O.T.S, she jumped at the chance. Not only does she love voiceover work, it’s also something both of her kids could enjoy. “It's great because I have this mini…... Read More

Quentin Tarantino insists he'd put the "R" in 'Star Trek'

(LOS ANGELES) -- Writer-director Quentin Tarantino is famous for penning some of the most quotable dialogue in Hollywood history, and as anybody who know those lines can tell you, they're generally not PG-rated.  And it'd be the same if Tarantino has his way with the Star Trek universe, too. The…... Read More

On Instagram, Jessica Biel responds to "Anti-Vaxxer" accusations: "I am not against vaccinations"

(LOS ANGELES) -- After traveling to Sacramento to argue against a measure called #SB276 -- a state bill that would limit the exemptions parents have for not vaccinating their kids -- actress Jessica Biel took to Instagram to explain herself. "I am not against vaccinations," the actress and mother clarified,…... Read More

Bryan Singer agrees to pay $150,000 to settle sex assault claim

(LOS ANGELES) -- His attorney still claims it never happened, but nevertheless, Bryan Singer has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle accusations from a man who claims the director and producer sexually assaulted him sixteen years ago. Variety reports the payment was revealed in bankruptcy proceedings by Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, who…... Read More

Three generations of 'Shaft' unite in Miami for movie's premiere

(MIAMI) -- One of the summer's most highly anticipated films, Shaft, helped to officially kick off the 2019 American Black Film Festival Wednesday night in Miami Beach, Florida. The premiere event, held at the New World Center in Miami Beach, brought out Hollywood's finest, including three generations of John Shaft. Richard Roundtree, who…... Read More

'Younger' stars tease "a lot of drama" is in store for season six

(NEW YORK) -- Younger is all grown up and heading into season six. The TV Land comedy’s premise once revolved around Sutton Foster’s Liza, a 40-something woman secretly pretending to be a millennial for the sake of her career in publishing. But now, almost everyone knows her secret. “It's a…... Read More

Woman in Black: Tessa Thompson is proud to bring female stardom to the 'Men in Black' franchise

(NEW YORK) -- Tessa Thompson is proud to portray the first main female agent in the Men In Black franchise: this Friday, she can be seen donning the iconic suit and shades as Agent M in Men in Black: International. "There's always been women inside the Men in Black universe.…... Read More

Jada Pinkett Smith to receive “Trailblazer” honor at 'MTV Movie & TV Awards'

(LOS ANGELES) -- Jada Pinkett Smith will be recognized with the "Trailblazer" honor at the 2019 MTV Movie  & TV Awards. Her Girls Trip co-star Tiffany Haddish will present the award, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Jada has been a powerhouse since the beginning of her career and has achieved multi-hyphenate status throughout," MTV General Manager Amy…... Read More

Dave Chappelle to make Broadway debut in July

(NEW YORK) -- Dave Chappelle is taking over Broadway. The Grammy and Emmy-winner announced Wednesday he will perform five shows from July 9-13 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City. Registration for the Ticketmaster Verified Fan presale began today at 1 p.m. and closes Sunday at 10 p.m. ET. The…... Read More

Cuba Gooding Jr. will surrender to New York City cops to face groping charge

(NEW YORK) -- Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. will surrender to police in New York City Thursday to face a misdemeanor forcible touching charge, his attorney confirmed to ABC News. The charge stems from accusations that the actor groped a woman on Sunday at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar, a charge…... Read More