Detroit Youth Choir finishes second in TV talent competition
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Youth Choir came in second in the finale of season 14 of the reality talent competition "America's Got Talent."
Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba in charge of ‘L.A.‘s Finest’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Expanding a comic book's mythology can bring slighted characters to the forefront. That's also the case with "L.A.'s Finest," a TV series riff on the 2003 "Bad Boys II" movie in...
ATLANTA (AP) — More than 40 Hollywood celebrities have signed a letter sent to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and House Speaker David Ralston saying they will urge TV and film production companies to...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul and Jamie Buchman are picking up where they left off 20 years ago on "Mad About You."
On-demand service Spectrum Originals said Wednesday a limited series will bring...
School defends expulsion of Wade family friend
PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida prep school at the center of a dispute over the expulsion of a student who is friends with NBA star Dwayne Wade and actress Gabrielle Union says its handbook explicitly states that any student who uses profanity toward a staff member will be expelled.
Wade, Union aiding student seeking reinstatement to school
PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are backing attorney Benjamin Crump in an effort to help an expelled student and family friend get back into high school.
Wade and Union released a statement Thursday supporting senior Cyrus Nance, who was a basketball player in his first year at American Heritage High until he was expelled last month after a verbal altercation with a coach of another team at the school.
Dwyane Wade returns to Miami Heat after birth of child
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade is back with the Miami Heat.
Wade ended his paternity leave Tuesday night, checking in for the Heat midway through the first quarter of their game against the Brooklyn Nets. He said his wife and their daughter are doing well, which allowed him to feel comfortable resuming his season after a seven-game hiatus.
"I'm going to obviously miss them," Wade said. "It was tough leaving my little girl and my wife, but I've got to get back to work and I'll see them again soon."
Wade taking more time to be with wife and their new daughter
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade is putting family over basketball right now.
Wade will miss at least another week before resuming his final Heat season, telling The Associated Press in an interview Sunday that he needs time to continue bonding with and caring for his daughter. Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union-Wade, had the baby via a surrogate last week.
The couple and their baby are now at their Los Angeles home, and Wade said all are doing well. The baby's name has not been publicly released.
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‘Our miracle’: Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union-Wade have a baby
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and his actress wife Gabrielle Union-Wade have a baby.
The couple on Thursday announced they've welcomed a baby girl into the world. The baby was born via a surrogate on Wednesday. It's the first child the couple has had together; the NBA guard has three sons and the couple is also raising one of his nephews.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The release of "Deadpool 2" this weekend ended "Avengers: Infinity War's" three week stronghold on the top spot at the box office. 20th Century Fox's "Deadpool 2" grossed $125.5 million in its first weekend in theaters, slightly less than the first film's record-breaking $132.4 million launch.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Avengers: Infinity War" topped the charts for the third weekend in a row, adding $62.1 million to its domestic grosses.
The superhero blockbuster has now earned $548.1 million from North American theaters.
It easily beat out newcomers, such as the Melissa McCarthy comedy "Life of the Party," which opened in second place with $17.9 million, and the Gabrielle Union thriller "Breaking In," which took third with $17.6 million.
‘Avengers’ overpowers ‘Breaking In,’ ‘Life of the Party’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Avengers: Infinity War" is still ruling the box office in its third weekend in theaters, easily beating out the mom-themed fare.
Review: Gabrielle Union fights for her family ‘Breaking In’
There is one perfect moment in "Breaking In " that one goes to see a movie like "Breaking In" for and it comes relatively early on. Gabrielle Union's character, Shaun, has found herself under attack in the driveway where she'd been attempting to order pizza for her two kids. She's unaware that her son and daughter have already been grabbed by the home invaders. She's shoeless, surprised and on interminable hold with the pizza place when the attack happens. But, she also has just accidentally broken her wine glass and, so, as resourceful ladies are wont to do, stabs the guy in the chest with the stem.
Union says Cosby ‘the first domino to go’
TV picks for April 12: ‘Last Days of Knight,’ ‘Scarface,’ ‘All-Star Flip’
A whole new ballgame
ESPN is launching its new streaming service with The Last Days of Knight, a documentary thats less about Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight and more about CNN producer Robert Abbott bragging about how he helped bring Knight down. Still, watching Knight belittle anyone who gets in his way will make your jaw drop. The film is not scheduled to air on regular television anytime soon, a decision that may cause some sports fans to hurl a chair.
Gabrielle Union to star in ‘Bad Boys’ spinoff
Gabrielle Union is set to star in an NBC spinoff of the Will Smith-Martin Lawrence “Bad Boys” franchise, reprising her role from the second film.
In the TV adaptation, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Union’s Syd Burnett is now an LAPD detective and can pursue all the pleasures Los Angeles has to offer, and leave her past behind.
Lorde thinks the #MeToo movement has made all men "check [and] re-examine" themselves.
The 'Green Light' hitmaker is so glad something is "happening" in the showbiz industry and people are becoming more aware of things like misogynistic biases or the understanding of consent.
Dwyane Wade’s wife says he trusts LeBron more when it comes to this
Dwyane Wade's wife says he trusts LeBron more when it comes to this
CLEVELAND, Ohio – If you haven't watched the YouTube video series "Hot Ones," you're missing out.
The show features celebrity guests answering a series questions while consuming chicken wings that increasingly get hotter and hotter.
Gabrielle Union’s ‘Bad Boys’ spinoff picked up by NBC
Gabrielle Union's 'Bad Boys' spinoff picked up by NBC
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- New Cleveland resident Gabrielle Union has landed a pilot for NBC based on the "Bad Boys" movie franchise.
First reported by Deadline, Union will reprise her "Bad Boys 2" role as Syd Burnett, sister of Martin Lawrence's Marcus Burnett character and former undercover DEA agent turned LAPD detective.
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Gabrielle Union thinks it’s ‘impossible’ to be the perfect mother
Gabrielle Union thinks it's "impossible" to be the perfect mother.
The 44-year-old actress is the stepmother to her husband Dwyane Wade's children Xavier, three, Zion, 10, and Zaire, 15, - who he has from his previous relationships - as well as his nephew, but the star believes juggling her career, PTA meetings, as well as being super trim and a "superfreak Kama Sutra" wife is not achievable.
Lanvin fuses sartorial and street to cap Paris menswear week
PARIS (AP) — Actress Gabrielle Union joined French actor Reda Kateb on the front row of the edgy Lanvin show at Paris Fashion Week.
Here are some highlights from Sunday, the last day of spring-summer 2018 menswear collections.
LANVIN'S HYBRID STYLE
It was sartorial fused with street. As VIP guests looked on, Lucas Ossendrijver's passion for hybrid styles found its voice on the catwalk for Lanvin.
Rae gets laughs, King draws tears at Essence pre-Oscar gala
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Actresses Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi quoted James Baldwin. "Insecure" creator Issa Rae shared awkward memories of her first trip down a Hollywood red carpet. And singer-songwriter Janelle Monae, who makes her acting debut in two films best-picture nominated films at Sunday's Oscars, insisted black women "have a right to have our stories told."
Monae: ‘I always wanted to go to the Oscars’
Black Women in Hollywood Awards to fete Monae, Rae, others
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Essence magazine will celebrate Janelle Monae, Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi at its 10th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards.
The magazine announced Thursday that it will recognize "Hollywood's Next Generation" at a gala dinner hosted by Gabrielle Union in the days leading up to the Oscars. The Black Women in Hollywood Awards will be held Feb. 23 at the Beverly Wilshire.
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Gabrielle Union’s ‘Being Mary Jane’ TV voice
Smart Rating: 18.42Release year: 2007Starring: Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Queen LatifahNancy (Gabrielle Union), a divorced mother of three, feels especially lonely during the holidays. Sensing her sadness, Nancy's youngest daughter, Emily (Khail Bryant), has a plan to make her mom happy again. She asks Benjamin (Morris Chestnut), a department-store Santa Claus, to pay Nancy a compliment. And Benjamin, who is also a struggling songwriter, knows exactly the right words to say.
‘Almost Christmas’ stars on holiday magic
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
Gabrielle Union sues BET, claims ‘Mary Jane’ contract breach
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gabrielle Union is suing Black Entertainment Television, alleging the cable network wants to combine the fourth and fifth seasons of her series "Being Mary Jane" into a single season of 20 episodes in an effort to extend her contract.
Union: ‘Birth of a Nation’ can spur conversation on race
TORONTO (AP) — Gabrielle Union feels the conversation that "Birth of a Nation" can create about race and sexual violence will have more impact than the controversy surrounding filmmaker Nate Parker.
A 17-year-old rape allegation against Parker and his co-writer Jean Celestin while they were students at Penn State University has loomed in the headlines and threatened to overshadow the film. Parker also directed, and stars in the true account of the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner.
‘Birth of a Nation’ star, rape survivor faces complex issues
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As a rape survivor, victim's advocate and an actress in "The Birth of a Nation," Gabrielle Union has found herself in an impossible position. Union recently, along with the much of the world, learned that her film's director, writer, producer and star, Nate Parker, was accused and acquitted of rape 17 years ago.
The goodbye begins for Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat
MIAMI (AP) — For Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat, Thursday seemed like a day of business as usual.
Of course, that was anything but the case.
In New York, Wade was mobbed by autograph-seekers when he left his guest-hosting appearance on the syndicated morning talk show "Live With Kelly," talked to fans on Snapchat alongside wife Gabrielle Union and finalized his plans for this weekend in Miami. Meanwhile, back in the arena that Wade called home for 13 years, the...