NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police chief is warning people in the town of Natchez not to spend money that actors are tossing around: The $100 bills are fake.
Essence Fest marks 25 years of celebrating black culture
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival, which draws thousands to New Orleans during the fourth of July week, is celebrating 25 years of bringing African American women of all ages together for...
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Academy Award Winner Allison Janney will take the stage at a Mississippi theater in a fundraiser for the venue's restoration project.
Review: Toxic masculinity in a sitcom package in ‘Shaft’
The latest "Shaft," which adds a new generation of bad mother------- to the mix, is not what you might expect. It's not gritty or raw or even attempting to be all that cool. Instead it maintains...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Veteran actress Regina Hall has been tapped to address graduates of Dillard University next month.
Hall will be the 2019 speaker for commencement ceremonies scheduled at 8...
‘Shazam!’ bests newcomers with $25.1M second weekend
NEW YORK (AP) — A rush of newcomers couldn't shake "Shazam!" from the top spot, as the superhero comedy led the box office for the second straight weekend with $25.1 million in ticket sales,...
Review: ‘Little’ heralds big-time arrival of Marsai Martin
Since Hailee Steinfeld rode into town in "True Grit," we've been fairly blessed by the big-screen breakthroughs of teenage actresses. To name just a few: Anya Taylor-Joy ("The Witch"), Amandla...
Emotional ceremony honors Hall, Stenberg, Layne and Lewis
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Amandla Stenberg brought the audience to their feet as she talked of being protected by the ancestors.
KiKi Layne evoked tears as she talked about having the...
Rowland to host Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Kelly Rowland will host the 12th annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards this month.
Essence announced Tuesday that the Grammy-winning singer, who has had some acting roles, will host the Feb. 21 luncheon honoring actresses Regina Hall, Jenifer Lewis, Amandla Stenberg and Kiki Layne.
Rowland says in a statement she's happy to "shine a light on four exceptional women for their art and social activism."
Regina Hall on Smollett attack: ‘We stand together’
Hall, Lewis, Layne, Stenberg are named Essence honorees
NEW YORK (AP) — Essence has named four actresses as its annual Black Women in Hollywood honorees. They are Regina Hall and Amandla Stenberg, who both starred in "The Hate U Give," KiKi Layne of "If Beale Street Could Talk" and Jenifer Lewis of "black-ish."
The awards luncheon will be held Feb. 21 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Tiffany Haddish recalls heartache, happiness in ‘The Last Black Unicorn’
Before I could even open this book and read a single word, just the cover of “The Last Black Unicorn” by red-hot comedian Tiffany Haddish made me smile.
The 38-year-old actress and writer, who portrayed Nekeisha on “The Carmichael Show,” became a breakout star last summer, co-starring in the comedy “Girls Trip” with Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall, and recently made history as the first Black female comic to host “Saturday Night Live.”
Jada Pinkett Smith was glad to wet herself in Girls Trip
Jada Pinkett Smith was convinced to star in comedy film 'Girls Trip' when she saw in the script there was a scene which required her to wet herself.
The 46-year-old actress stars as Lisa Cooper in Malcolm D. Lee's comedy movie which sees her team up with Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish as their characters go on a road trip to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival and the journey is punctuated with madcap incidents as the women rekindle their friendship.
Breakout star Tiffany Haddish makes ‘SNL’ debut
The new season of “Saturday Night Live” is underway, and on Saturday at 11:29 p.m., breakout star Tiffany Haddish will make her debut as host, with Taylor Swift as the musical guest.
Mariah Carey’s rap collaborations to be honored at VH1 event
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey's many collaborations with rap artists will be celebrated at the 2017 VH1 Hip Hop Honors.
VH1 said Monday the singer will be honored at the Sept. 17 taping, dubbed "Hip Hop Honors: The 90's Game Changers," at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. It will air Sept. 18.
Jada Pinkett Smith: Girls Trip is ‘important’ for black women
Jada Pinkett Smith thinks her appearance in 'Girls Trip' will be "supremely important" for black women.
The 45-year-old actress stars as Lisa in the comedy movie which sees her team up with fellow stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, and Tiffany Haddish, and has said the idea of having four black females in lead roles is a "beautiful thing" in terms of gender and racial equality.
What’s playing in Aiken for the weekend of July 28?
"Atomic Blonde" NEW
Charlize Theron stars as an MI6 agent ordered to Berlin to break up a savage spy ring. With James McAvoy, John Goodman, Toby Jones. Written by Kurt Johnstad, based on the graphic novel by Antony Johnston and illustrator Sam Hart. Directed by David Leitch. (1:55) R.
Jada Pinkett Smith is confident a sequel to her new comedy 'Girls Trip' will be made.
The Hangover-esque film about four female friends who go on a weekend away together to a New Orleans music festival has reviewed well and banked over $30 million in its opening weekend at the box office.
Jada is sure that Universal Pictures will reunite the cast, which as well as herself includes Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish, for another outing of outrageous antics.
Four college pals reunite on raucous ‘Trip’ to New Orleans
In the now familiar tradition of people behaving (very) badly for comic effect, the New Orleans-set “Girls Trip” gleefully and gladly goes for broke.
In “Girls Trip,” four women who bonded decades earlier as the Flossy Posse — Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish — reunite for a weekend of nostalgia and raucous good times.
What’s playing in Aiken for the weekend of July 21?
"Girls Trip" NEW
Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish play longtime friends who trek to New Orleans for wild times. With Larenz Tate, Kate Walsh, Mike Colter. Written by Kenya Barris & Tracy Oliver, story by Erica Rivinoja and Barris & Oliver. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. (2:02) R.
Review: ‘Girls Trip’ a wonderfully hilarious destination
Get ready to know the name Tiffany Haddish. If there were such a thing as Comedy Oscars, she would win for "Girls Trip ."
Jada Pinkett Smith is jealous of her mother's washboard stomach.
The 45-year-old actress - who is currently starring in the female-led comedy 'Girls Trip' - recently saw a photo of her 64-year-old mom Adrienne Banfield-Jones showing off her six-pack in a bikini go viral.
Jada admits she is envious of her parent's fabulous figure, but is hoping she has inherited those same good genes.
Ed Gordon hosts summer entertainment special
Kimberly C. Roberts Entertainment Reporter
Award-winning journalist Ed Gordon, host of a Bounce TV newsmagazine bearing his name, presents an all-new summer entertainment special premiering at 10 p.m. on Monday.
Jamie Foxx and Issa Rae to present at BET Awards
Jamie Foxx and Issa Rae will be presenting at the BET Awards.
The 'Ray' actor and the 32-year-old actress-and-writer will join talk show host Trevor Noah, 'All Eyez on Me' star Demetrius Shipp Jr , and the cast of 'Girls Trip', Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, in handing out prizes at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 25.
The news comes after it was recently announced Leslie Jones will present the annual ceremony.
Queen Latifah to be honored as an entertainment icon
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Queen Latifah will get the royal treatment at the upcoming American Black Film Festival Honors.
The Oscar-nominated actress is set to receive the Entertainment Icon award at this year's ceremony, to be held in Los Angeles on Friday. The star of "Star" on Fox says she is honored to receive the award.
"It means so much to me coming from fellow entertainers and my peers."
Netflix begins shooting movie starring Marlon Wayans in Charleston
Camera crews swarmed an upper King Street business complex Monday morning for the first day of filming for an upcoming Netflix movie starring Marlon Wayans.
The internet streaming company announced in September that it had approved production of “Naked,” a romantic comedy set in Charleston starring Wayans, who is also co-producing. Actress Regina Hall will co-star.
Naked in Charleston: Netflix to film movie in South Carolina
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Netflix will film a feature length move entitled "Naked" starring Marlon Wayans and Regina Hall in Charleston.
The internet entertainment company announced the feature is based in a 2000 Swedish moved entitled "Naken" and tells the story of a man who wakes up on his wedding day, naked in an elevator, reliving the hour over and over before the ceremony.