LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family, friends and dignitaries including Ice Cube, Stevie Wonder and Congresswoman Maxine Waters were among those mourning director John Singleton at his Los Angeles funeral on...
John Singleton’s work resonated to diverse audiences
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Much has been made about how John Singleton brought the issues gripping black youth in South Central Los Angeles to mainstream audiences with his 1991 classic "Boyz N the...
Nia Long: ‘I have watched a lot of men get rich off of the films that I’ve done’
Nia Long, Roxanne Shante form bond after Shante biopic
NEW YORK (AP) — Nia Long plays Roxanne Shante's mother in a new docudrama on the rap pioneer's life, but when the actress and Shante sit down to chat in real life, their bond reveals itself to be almost sisterly.
They giggle about food and weight. Long gives Shante career advice. And before a camera rolls on an interview, Long asks for a pause, to make sure Shante's makeup is just right for her close-up.
Nia Long and Roxanne Shante’s bond
From TV One, home of the award-winning entertainment series “Unsung,” comes “Uncensored,” airing at 10 p.m. Sunday.
The network states that the 10-episode semi-autobiographical series gives unprecedented access to stars including LaLa Anthony, Tamar Braxton, Charlemagne Da God, Le’Andria Johnson, NeNe Leakes, Nia Long, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg as they personally reveal their stories and in the places where their stories unfolded.
Comedian Chris D’Elia, known for his role on the NBC comedy series "Undateable," will perform at The Egyptian Theatre in Boise on April 28.
Tickets, ranging from $37.50 to $40 for floor and balcony general admission seating, go on sale Feb. 16.
Chanel Hill Tribune Staff Writer
The CBS hit series “NCIS: Los Angeles” will be adding to its core group of characters in the fall. Actress Nia Long will be joining the cast as a series regular for Season 9. She will make her debut on the season premiere on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 9:30 p.m.
Things truly got ugly in Part One of the “Empire” season 3 finale, with Lucious’ crazy mother Leah, played by the iconic Leslie Uggams, suddenly stabbing his half-brother Tariq in the neck with a letter opener and killing him just after he and Lucious decided to make amends, but before he had a chance to tell him where his granddaughter Bella was being kept hidden. Needless to say, Dwight is more than a little ticked off with Mom.
Hip-hop love unites Nia Long and Roxanne Shante
Q&A: Meet ‘Roxanne, Roxanne’ breakout Chante Adams
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Actress Chante Adams had just graduated from Carnegie Mellon University when she got a call from a casting agent who wanted her to audition to be the lead in the Roxanne Shante biopic "Roxanne, Roxanne." Adams had no feature credits to her name and a background in theater. But the agent saw something in her at CMU's senior showcase, where students perform in front of agents, managers and casting directors, and sought her out.
Nia Long, Idina Menzel celebrate women’s bonds in ‘Beaches’
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — For Idina Menzel and Nia Long, director Garry Marshall's 1988 melodrama "Beaches," starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, is a four-hankie treat.
So why do a remake?
"Why not?" replied Long ("The Best Man Holiday"), pointing to the story's timeless elements. "It really is a film about friendship and girl power and just living your truth."
Idina Menzel tackles Bette Midler role in ‘Beaches’ remake
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Idina Menzel prefers creating roles rather than following in someone else's footsteps. Yet when it came to a remake of "Beaches," the Broadway veteran couldn't turn it down.
Menzel tackles the role played by Bette Midler in the 1988 theatrical film for the Lifetime TV version co-starring Nia Long that airs Jan. 21. She also recorded Midler's No. 1 hit from the movie "Wing Beneath My Wings," a 1990 Grammy Award winner.