WASHINGTON (AP) — The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify...
Six years ago, Jim Jarmusch made a movie about vampires. "Only Lovers Left Alive" was beautifully textured, ingeniously detailed and intoxicatingly moody. Plus it had the sexiest vampire couple...
Danny Glover to deliver commencement address at VUU
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Actor Danny Glover will deliver the 120th commencement address at Virginia Union University next month.
Glover, an award-winning actor, producer and humanitarian, will...
NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Jarmusch's zombie film "The Dead Don't Die" will open the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival.
The French festival announced Tuesday that "The Dead Don't Die" will premiere...
Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 22-28
July 22: Actor Orson Bean ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman") is 90. Actress Louise Fletcher is 84. Actor Terence Stamp is 80. Game-show host Alex Trebek is 78. Singer George Clinton is 77. Singer-actor Bobby Sherman is 75. Actor Danny Glover is 72. Writer-director Paul Schrader is 72. Singer Don Henley is 71. Actor-comedian-director Albert Brooks is 71. Composer Alan Menken ("Little Mermaid," ''Little Shop of Horrors") is 69. Actor Willem Dafoe is 63. Singer Keith Sweat is 57. Singer Emily Saliers of...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 150 award-winning films from 35 countries will be screened at the Richmond International Film Festival.
Several special guests will appear at the festival, including actor Danny Glover, who stars in the festival's 2018 closing night film, "Buckout Road," a horror thriller. A discussion will take place with Glover following the film's screening on April 29 at the Byrd Theater. Glover also will be presented with the festival's 2018 Legacy Award.
Hollywood has come to Duluth. And when Hollywood is done, Duluth is headed to Cannes, the movie mecca on the French Riviera.
Duluths Marshall School, an independent college prep academy best known in entertainment circles thus far as the alma mater of comedian Maria Bamford, is the setting for an upcoming comedy film. Shooting began this week on Christmas Break-In. And plans are to market the movie in Cannes in the fall.
High-flying party at Roostertail features Danny Glover
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Danny Glover was shouted down at a rally for Airbnb hosts in the New York state Capitol Tuesday when activists working on behalf of a union for hotel workers infiltrated the event and began heckling the 71-year-old actor.
Audiobook of actors reading Martin Luther King out April 3
NEW YORK (AP) — Wanda Sykes, Gabourey (GAB-or-ay) Sidibe (SIH-dih-bay) and Danny Glover will be among the readers for an audio edition of speeches and essays by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
DuVernay, ‘black-ish,’ ‘Power’ win at NAACP Image Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at an NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community's power to create change.
DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors such as Shonda Rhimes, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Kenya Barris and "Black Panther" Ryan Coogler.
Glover praises Martin Luther King at NAACP Image Awards
The action flick, all but buried by its studio, has some good hidden deep in its rubble
"Proud Mary" is a flawed shoot-em-up whose heart may be in the right place, but its head is nursing a gaping wound.
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — High profile backers of a union at Nissan's Mississippi plant are renewing their support for the United Auto Workers.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez addressed UAW supporters by videoconference Tuesday, two days before 3,700 workers begin voting on whether the UAW should represent them. Actor Danny Glover, a UAW supporter for years, traveled to Canton to meet with more than 50 workers at a UAW office.
Jay Z has announced a new album and film called '4.44'.
The 'Encore' rapper's company TIDAL shared the details on Twitter posting a 30-second clip of a new song called 'ADNIS'.
The video features 'Moonlight' actor Mahershala Ali, 43, as a boxer using a punch bag, which is be being held by the trainer portrayed by Danny Glover, 70, and it also features actress Lupita Nyong'o.
A second image shared on the micro-blogging site revealed the release date of June 30.
‘Lethal Weapon’ cast reunite for director Richard Donner
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Richard Donner may have created the modern superhero movie with 1978's "Superman" and revitalized the buddy comedy with "Lethal Weapon," but his colleagues say his big-hearted kindness is what truly sets him apart.
Danny Glover talks about jazz and political activism during Charleston visit
Danny Glover was not necessarily meant to be an actor. He didn’t step foot on the stage until he was in college, and even then it wasn’t the main thing.
The main thing was being a good citizen.
And his main examples were his parents.
As a kid, Glover would observe his mom and dad watching the nightly newscast. He would note the intensity with which they took in current events.
Smart Rating: 93.43Spielberg's role: Director, producerGenre: DramaStarring: Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret AveryAn epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert Johnson (Danny Glover), things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.
STARKVILLE – On Saturday, the United Auto Workers, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, actor Danny Glover, the NAACP, and fellow political travelers brought the “March on Mississippi” to Canton to continue to peddle the narrative that “workers’ rights equals civil rights.” Sanders, the Vermont independent who caucuses with Democrats in Congress, has identified in the past as democratic socialist. He has been a pro-union voice throughout his political career. Yet in the 2016 Democratic presidential...
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders stood with thousands at a pro-union rally near Nissan Motor Co.'s plant in Canton, Mississippi, congratulating workers for their courage "in standing up for justice."
"It's our job to tell corporate America that they cannot have it all," Sanders told the crowd. "Start treating the working people of this country with respect and dignity!"
Bernie Sanders coming to Miss. for march against Nissan
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and actor Danny Glover are coming to Mississippi to help bring attention to what organizers call poor working conditions at Nissan's manufacturing plant in Canton.
Solange Knowles headlines progressive ‘Peace Ball’
WASHINGTON (AP) — The main attraction, Solange Knowles, didn't hit the stage until close to midnight, but the 3,000 or so enthusiastic guests packed into the National Museum of African American History and Culture weren't going anywhere.
Creators of the new film “Almost Christmas” hope it becomes part of the cannon of beloved holiday movies.
Stars Keri Hilson, Omar Epps and producer Will Packer sat down with CNN recently to discuss their new film and why it’s so timely.
“The movie opened November 11, which is literally right after the election,” said Packer, who has produced blockbusters like “Ride Along” and “Straight Outta Compton. “I think people need this movie.”
Creators of the new film "Almost Christmas" hope it becomes part of the cannon of beloved holiday movies.
Stars Keri Hilson, Omar Epps and producer Will Packer sat down with CNN recently to discuss their new film and why it's so timely.
"The movie opens November 11, which is literally right after the election," said Packer, who has produced blockbusters like "Ride Along" and "Straight Outta Compton. "I think people need this movie."
1 1/2 stars
PG-13, 112 minutes (for suggestive material, drug content and language)
Directed by David E. Talbert. Produced by William Packer. Written by David E. Talbert.
With Kimberly Elise, Gabrielle Union, Omar Epps and Danny Glover.
Christmas Day in “Almost Christmas” is something of a miracle.
As in, it’s a miracle apparently nobody involved in high-end decision making on this film noticed any of the glaring continuity errors or lapses in logic transpiring before us.
In the spirit of the holiday, a family patriarch asks his family to get along for five days. With Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, Danny Glover, Romany Malco, Mo’Nique, Nicole Ari Parker, J.B. Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Jessie Usher and DC Young Fly. Written and directed by David E. Talbert. Universal Pictures
Dysfunctional-family holiday movies have become commonplace at the theaters in the days before Thanksgiving, so even before the first potato pie comes out of the oven, “Almost Christmas” already faces the challenge of avoiding the staleness of a tired genre.
The good news: an appealing cast that’s easy on the eyes. The bad news: a half-baked script that leaves us wanting more. In short, “Almost Christmas” is a serviceable film, though not an inspired one.
In 1933, Sammy Davis Jr., then 7 years old, played a kid who dreamed of the presidency in the movie short “Rufus Jones for President.” That was just the start of a long list of black presidents, some of whom beat Barack Obama to the Oval Office.
Nov. 11Almost Christmas: The title notwithstanding, the season’s obligatory dysfunctional-family holiday movie gets here two weeks before Thanksgiving. Danny Glover is the widower patriarch whose only wish is for everyone to get along this season. Not happening; in fact, gun violence looks like a possibility when a surprise guest shows up.Arrival: Nothing is at stake except the future of humanity in this sci-fi thriller. Amy Adams stars as a linguist leading an investigative team to check out...
Michael B. Jordan stars in PSA highlighting racial bias
NEW YORK (AP) — A searing new public service announcement starring Michael B. Jordan, Danny Glover and Michael K. Williams takes on the issue of racial bias in police shootings with a simple message: "Black is not a weapon."
The 4-minute, black-and-white PSA features the actors up against a wall to a soundscape of news reports, TV commentators and 911 calls about police encountering black men. At one point, the screen goes dark to the sound of bullets.
Actor Jamie Foxx visits Venezuela President Maduro
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Actor Jamie Foxx has met with President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.
Foxx, who won the Oscar Award for "Ray" in 2004, visited Maduro in the presidential palace in Caracas. State media said Foxx was there to support the country's socialist revolution and attend the signing of an agreement between Venezuela and its allies for the construction of houses for the poor.
PHILADELPHIA — For all the attention he received during the Democratic National Convention this week, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was rather nonchalant. But make no mistake, the 61-year-old policy wonk and progressive pit bull was in his glory.Malloy’s early embrace of the party’s agenda on gun control, the minimum wage, criminal justice reform, LGBT rights and immigration played well in this crowd. Eva Longoria and Danny Glover chatted him up, Al Sharpton flattered him —...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Actors and delegates took center stage in smaller and more subdued protests by Bernie Sanders supporters on a mostly quiet Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention.
Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Shailene Woodley and Rosario Dawson joined forces as night fell to protest what they consider slights against loyalists of Sanders, a Vermont U.S. senator who competed against Hillary Clinton in the party's presidential primaries before endorsing...
By Samantha Melamed, STAFF WRITER
Dozens of Bernie Sanders delegates crowded into a tent set up for media outside the Wells Fargo Center as actors Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover and Rosario Dawson held an impromptu press conference.
They came, they said, to support Nina Turner, the former Ohio senator and Bernie Sanders stalwart, who reportedly was removed from the Convention speakers' list after she refused to endorse Hillary Clinton. Many of the Sanders delegates...
Hollywood turns on Democrats with press conference to decry Bernie Sanders bashing
PHILADELPHIA Another headache for Democrats: A slew of Hollywood celebrities led by Susan Sarandon has scheduled a press conference to denounce the party's Bernie bashing.
Ms. Sarandon, along with fellow actors Danny Glover, Rosario Dawson, Shailene Woodley and Kendrick Sampson, are planning to hold a news conference Wednesday at the press tent outside the Democratic National Convention.
The event is being held in order to "respond to efforts by the Democratic...
Hollywood stars hold climate rally ahead of DNC
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than 1,000 people joined Hollywood stars including Shailene Woodley, Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover in Philadelphia last night on the eve of the Democratic National Convention and vowed to keep fighting for climate and environmental justice issues, even though their preferred presidential candidate would not be driving the party's agenda.
Sarandon, who like the other stars in attendance campaigned on behalf of Sen. Bernie Sanders, said the...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations around Philadelphia ahead of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):
More than 1,000 people have joined Hollywood stars including Shailene Woodley, Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover in Philadelphia for a climate rally on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.
They vowed Sunday night to keep fighting for climate and environmental justice issues, even though their preferred...
NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte will launch a racial and social justice festival in October with the inaugural event featuring appearances and performances from actors Chris Rock and Jesse Williams and musicians John Legend and Common.
Belafonte announced Thursday that Sankofa.org , his social justice organization, will put on the "Many Rivers to Cross" music and arts festival on Oct. 1-2 in the Atlanta suburb of Chattahoochee...