Michael B. Jordan, Michelle Yeoh added to Oscars presenters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael B. Jordan, Brian Tyree Henry, Michelle Yeoh and Elsie Fisher may have missed out on Oscar nominations this year, but they will be on stage at the Dolby Theatre during...
Danai Gurira: ‘Fashion is my learning art form’
In Zimbabwe, Danai Gurira promotes anti-poaching campaign
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — "Black Panther" star Danai Gurira has traveled to Zimbabwe to join a campaign aimed at protecting rhinos from poachers.
The WildAid conservation group says Gurira, who mostly grew up in Zimbabwe, is participating in a publicity campaign called "Poaching Steals From Us All" that will run across Africa.
NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine Alicia Keys talking about Nina Simone, or Ashley Judd on Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Actress and playwright Danai Gurira was born in Iowa but grew up Zimbabwe. That may be an explanation for why, when it comes to beauty, Gurira, who plays the kick-butt General Okoye in “Black Panther,” finds fun in variety.
Now living in New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta, Gurira, 40, will be reprising Okoye for “Avengers: Infinity War,” out later this month. Find out what beauty staples she has been leaning into lately.
Women ‘Avengers’ sparkle on purple carpet
Love in black and white: Three Twin Cities plays wrestle with interracial marriage
The Trump presidency has put the focus on America’s white working class — witness the red-hot return of “Roseanne” — but on Twin Cities stages it’s liberals who are being held up to a searing light.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An award-winning play by "Black Panther" star Danai Gurira will have a Gulf Coast regional premier in April in New Orleans.
Southern Rep Theatre will perform "Eclipsed" from April 18 through May 6 at Loyola University's Marquette Theatre, as part of the company's season in residence at the school.
Blu-ray reviews: ‘The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special’ & ‘Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash’
Here's a look at a few animated laugh-fests now available in the Blu-ray format.
Laughter turns to tears in Guthrie Theater drama by ‘Black Panther’ star Danai Gurira
Its the trickiest sort of stage navigation going from broad, side-splitting comedy to sensitive drama that tugs at the tear ducts. And its a feat accomplished with style by the nimble cast and artful director of Familiar, the play by Danai Gurira that had its regional premiere Friday at the Guthrie Theater.
Guthrie presents ‘fiercely funny’ play by Minnesota-educated star of ‘Black Panther’
Danai Gurira is riding a meteor.
The Iowa-born, St. Paul-educated actor co-stars in Black Panther, the Marvel film that has grossed more than $1 billion around the world while hyper-charging the celebrity of all involved.
Onscreen, Gurira is known for playing take-no-mess butt-kickers, first as the sword-wielding zombie slayer Michonne in TVs The Walking Dead and now as Gen. Okoye, head of the Wakanda kingdoms all-female security force.
2001: Review of Danai Gurira’s college production of ‘For Colored Girls’ at Macalester
You can pay a lot for a ticket in this town, with no guarantee that the show will offer anything other than glittery sets and props. But for a mere $7, you can see some Macalester College students deliver truly moving theater — a piece of work brimming with passion and sensuality, with tenderness, hurt and abandon.
The Latest: ‘Black Panther’ star speaks at UN event
The Latest on International Women's Day:
"Black Panther" star Danai Gurira says the hit movie is showing the world that women and men "can work shoulder to shoulder" and their abilities "are equally valued in a society."
Gurira spoke at an event marking International Women's Day on Thursday at U.N. headquarters in New York.
She says the movie has made "a massive splash" because such a representation of powerful women is rarely seen.
On a night featuring real-life heroines, many actresses went for something strong and bold on the Oscar red carpet — something metallic.
Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong'o, Gal Gadot, Salma Hayek and Sandra Bullock literally shimmered in gold and silver gowns. They stood out on a carpet that starred mostly whites and neutrals.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The speeches by the recipients of Essence magazine's 11th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards have a theme: We are here, and we will be seen.
"Black Panther" and "The Walking Dead" star Danai Gurira, "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Westworld" actress Tessa Thompson, Emmy-winning writer and actress Lena Waithe and comedian Tiffany Haddish were recognized by the magazine Thursday in Beverly Hills, California.
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"Game Night" NEW
A weekly get-together levels up when the couples participate in a murder-mystery party. With Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Kyle Chandler. Written by Mark Perez. Directed by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein.
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‘We’ve arrived:’ South Africans cheer ‘Black Panther’ launch
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans have cheered the local premiere of "Black Panther" and have quickly begun dissecting the way actors pronounced the local isiXhosa language used in the film's fictional kingdom of Wakanda.
Actresses Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira were applauded Friday night along with the South African actors who played roles in the film and contributed to the soundtrack.
The women of ‘Black Panther’ take center stage
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Scientist. Warrior. Queen Mother. Spy. These are just a few of the job titles of the women of "Black Panther," now playing nationwide.
None of them are fighting over a guy, or needing one to save them. They are fierce, proud, intelligent and capable. And, in the case of Danai Gurira's character Okoye and her fellow Dora Milaje fighters: Bald and rocking a bold lip while protecting the nation of Wakanda at the highest level.
‘Black Panther’ stars’ ‘kindred’ friendship
Nyong’o on ‘Black Panther’: ‘People are claiming it for themselves’
Sprained MCLs and spear work for ‘Black Panther’ stars
Essence honors ‘game-changers’ Haddish, Waithe, among others
NEW YORK (AP) — "Girls Trip" changed the game for Tiffany Haddish, and now she's being honored as one of Essence magazine's "game-changers" at its annual "Black Women in Hollywood" awards.
"Girls Trip" was one of last year's big hits and made Haddish a breakout star. The comedian is one of four women being honored at the March 1 event in Beverly Hills, California.
Marvel's 'Black Panther' appears to be worth the hype (Photos)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The "Black Panther" premiere took place Monday night, meaning a select few in Hollywood were able to screen the movie that has as much hype surrounding it as any Marvel movie to date.
And that hype appears to be justified.
The film, starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira has received an overwhelmingly positive reaction from those who attended the screening last night.
What to watch this week: The ‘Walking Dead’ return with 100th episode
Remember when the biggest threat to the people left alive after the zombie apocalypse were, well, the zombies?
We’ve come a long way, friends.
In seven nerve-wracking, nail-biting – and, let’s face it, neck-biting – seasons, the humans (and, yep, they’re still humans, no matter how many undead brains they’ve stabbed) are still kicking butt and taking names – only this time, the enemy isn’t just the thing with glassy eyes and a lurch in its step.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — From "Black Panther" to Batman, "Stranger Things" to "Blade Runner 2049," and "Ready Player One" to Rep. John Lewis, Comic-Con had something for almost every pop-culture appetite.
As the annual fan convention in San Diego wraps Sunday after four days of panels, presentations, screenings and autograph signings, here's a look at some of the highlights.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Black Panther" stole the show Saturday night at Marvel Studios' Comic-Con presentation, outshining the Ant-Man, Thor and even the ultimate Avengers team-up, "Infinity War."
"Transformers: Last Knight" NEW
Mark Wahlberg returns to team with Anthony Hopkins as everything we knew about Transformers is turned upside down. With Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Jerrod Carmichael, Isabela Moner, Santiago Cabrera. Written by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway & Ken Nolan, story by Akiva Goldsman. Directed by Michael Bay. (2:28) PG-13.
"47 Meters Down" NEW
Two sisters find themselves trapped in a shark cage on the seabed floor. With Mandy Moore and Claire Holt. Written by Johannes Roberts and Ernest Riera. Directed by Roberts. (1:29) PG-13.
"All Eyez on Me" NEW
Demetrius Shipp Jr. stars as Tupac Shakur in this biopic tracing his meteoric rise in New York City. With Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper, Jamal Woolard and Danai Gurira. Written by Jeremy Haft, Eddie Gonzalez and Steven Bagatourian. Directed by Benny Boom. (2:20) R.
Forest Whitaker joins ‘Black Panther’ cast
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forest Whitaker is coming to the Marvelverse.
Marvel says the Oscar-winning actor is joining the cast of "Black Panther." Whitaker will portray an elder statesman named Zuri from the fictional nation of Wakanda.
Chadwick Boseman was introduced as Wakanda ruler T'Challa earlier this year in "Captain America: Civil War."
The character of Zuri in the comics was a loyal ally of T'Challa's father and a fierce warrior.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two reunions make "Black Panther" an especially personal chapter in the Marvel cinematic universe.
The movie, set to begin filming in January, will mark the third time director Ryan Coogler has worked with actor Michael B. Jordan. They teamed up previously on "Creed" and "Fruitvale Station."
They're joined by Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira, the star and writer, respectively, of the Tony-nominated play "Eclipsed," which concluded its run on...
Marvel marks Comic-Con homecoming with a showstopper
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marvel Studios took a year off from Comic-Con, but it came back with a pow on Saturday with a spectacle and star-filled presentation offering exclusive looks at "Spider-Man: Homecoming," ''Doctor Strange" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2."
"We only want to come when we have a lot of stuff to show you," Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said. Feige didn't disappoint the 6,500 person crowd inside the convention hall with the nearly two-hour...