The world has endorsed Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out, with both word of mouth and millions of dollars. But you know the rules, there’s no such thing as a work of art that’s above criticism.
By: Angelica Bastien
**Trigger warning: depression, suicide**
In recent years, Kid Cudi has focused more on his work as an actor including his latest role in Vincent-N-Roxxy which recently made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival. But he’s coming back to his musical roots with a feature on Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo album and his own new music coming out soon, which Kid Cudi discusses in an interview with Billboard. While Kid Cudi may seem to live a charmed life, in his interview he details how he has struggled with depression.
Black actors just can’t catch a break…or a job.
A movie is coming out about Michael Jackson, Marlon Brandon, and Elizabeth Taylor taking a road trip to Ohio after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which is based on what is rumored to be a true story.
Who doesn’t love Jennifer Lawrence? She’s the modern-day Joan of Arc who calls out Hollywood and its sexist pay structures while still headlining some of the biggest films of the year. Well, Chris Rock, like many people of color doesn’t believe Lawrence is the great light for equality. Rather, he suggests that her focus on pay differences for women misses how race also plays a factor.
Last Wednesday, creation of Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt began. The $150 million film centers on the showdown between the evil god Set and Horus.
The issue? All of the lead actors are white. Gerard Butler stars as Set and Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldeu plays Horus.
“Living Single” actress Erika Alexander has a bone to pick with Hollywood. Having been in the industry for more than 20 years, the actress has experienced marginalization firsthand while seeking roles.
Alexander took to her website to air her frustrations out with racist Hollywood, and to discuss the creation of a “Mad Men” episode that included black people in the cast.
Today marks two years since Trayvon Martin’s life was tragically cut short.
In honor of the slain teen, Chicago’s Goodman Theater will stage a night of short plays about the killing.
Although the results of the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards aren’t in yet, history has been made. This year a record eight black stars have received nominations in major categories for the awards.
In 2007, five black actors were nominated for a Golden Globe: Jennifer Hudson, Forrest Whitaker, Eddie Murphy, Beyoncé Knowles and Will Smith.
A forthcoming James Brown biopic will reportedly star Chadwick Boseman as the soul legend.
You might remember Boseman as Jackie Robinson in 42, which was released earlier this year.
“The Help” director Tate Taylor will direct, so there’s talk of Octavia Butler and Viola Davis joining the cast as well.
Actor Lee Thompson Young – famous for roles in the The Famous Jett Jackson, Rizzoli & Isles, and Friday Night Lights – has died.
It is suspected that Young committed suicide.
He was just 29-years old.